Letterpress Foil and Watercolor Die Cuts

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Hello friends! I am thrilled to be sharing some inspiration with you featuring new Spellbinders dies and foil plates!

Today’s post is also part of the Spellbinders Holiday Collection blog hop! If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from Karin Akesdotter’s blog. All the hop details are at the bottom of this post. 

The new Laurel and Bows embossing folder is a gorgeous frame of winter foliage and elegant swirls, which I thought would look beautiful behind a wreath. Using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine and some Champagne foil, I foiled the embossing folder’s design into some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. Because this design is an embossing folder, it not only foils the pattern but also embosses it too, creating a faux letterpress effect!

To create the festive wreath around the center of the Laurel and Bows embossing folder, I started by watercoloring a red, green, golden yellow and dusty turquoise colored panels. Once those panels dried, I die cut them with the dies in the new Ornament foil plate and die set. Those floral die cuts were then arranged around the center of the panel, along with some Simon Says Stamp Gala and Star Spangled sequins. In the center of the poinsettias I added dots of Nuvo Dream Drops for some dimension and shine.

To finish off the card, I white embossed a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Comfort and Joy stamp set and layered the greeting between the foliage in the wreath.

I hope today’s card has inspired you with ideas on how to use some of these gorgeous new dies and foiling products from Spellbinders! Thanks for visiting me today; I will be back again soon with more to share!


CEF-012 Spellbinders LAUREL AND BOWS…
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GLP-100 Spellbinders ORNAMENT …
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Simon Says Clear Stamps COMFORT AND…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins GALA gala18…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins STAR…
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GLS-001EUK Spellbinders GLIMMER HOT…
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GLF-025 Spellbinders CHAMPAGNE…
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Daniel Smith GREEN GOLD 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith NAPLES YELLOW 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith BORDEAUX 15ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith SAP GREEN 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith PERMANENT RED 15ML Extra…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tonic GOLD LUXE Nuvo Dream Drops 1793n
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Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops…
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Lawn Fawn VANILLA MALT Cardstock LF1576
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Your next stop in the hop is Mindy Baxter! You can find the entire hop list over at the Spellbinders blog.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 25th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.

63 Responses

  1. Avatar Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a beautiful, elegant card! Love the poinsettias and background…
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. WOW it is one gorgeous, inspiring, and elegant card. That wreath is just amazing.

  3. Avatar Denise Terry says:

    Wow. That’s all I can say. I love how this card comes together with all of the color and texture you used!

  4. Avatar Cyndi Morris says:

    Gorgeous card, Nina. This is such a wonderful holiday release!

  5. Avatar Jenny N says:

    Great new release Holiday products,. Love the card you created … so gorgeous.

  6. Avatar Laurie Brown says:

    Gorgeous -love the flowers and that beautiful embossing folder!!

  7. Avatar Kirsty says:

    I love this. How fun!

  8. Avatar Martha R says:

    Excellent detail on the beautiful wreath! You did something different which was nice to see . Thank you.

  9. Avatar Dana W says:

    Sweet card!! Lots of details!!

  10. Avatar A. Higa says:

    Really nice card. Thank you.

  11. Avatar Judie Attard says:

    What an amazing release! I love Christmas products! Gorgeous card!

  12. Avatar nancy f says:

    Beautiful cards!

  13. Avatar Kathy Forpahl says:

    Wow thse are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Avatar Sherri Little says:

    Love the wreath idea. Well done.

  15. Avatar Erica Marroquin says:

    WOW! WOW! The colors are simply amazing, love the combination. I love that whenever I need color inspiration for my cards, you are one of my fave designers to visit. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Avatar April W. says:

    Wow! I love the bright beautiful colors on your card. Great job!

  17. Avatar Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! The detail and dimension on your card is just gorgeous!

  18. Avatar ROSALIE JOHNSON says:

    How gorgeous! You have a real talent for card design and color combinations! Love your work and design! Thanks for sharing

  19. Avatar Michelle Hackett says:

    I always love hearing about different ways to use products. Thank you this is a beautiful card design.

  20. Avatar Anja curvers says:

    Such a stunning and beautiful card, love, love it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Avatar Helen F says:

    Your card is just stunning, Nina Marie! Great new release! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

  22. Avatar Mary Holshouser says:

    Poinsettias are one of the things I look forward to when
    the Christmas season starts. Your card is fantastic.
    The flowers are gorgeous. I’d love to have this
    card on display in my house. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Avatar Julie says:

    You are always an inspiration to me. Thank You!

  24. Avatar Patricia Brown says:

    Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Avatar Lagene says:

    Awesome release! I especially love the gorgeous poinsettia wreath!

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