Saturday, July 7, 2018

Burlap and "Lace" Wedding Card featuring Spellbinders Sweetheart Swirl Etched Dies

Okay, so full confession: I'm addicted to anything with swirls ... anything! So when I was at Creativation 2018 and I saw the new Spellbinders Spring line from Becca Feekan called Romancing the Swirl, well let's just say it wasn't pretty -- I was drooling everywhere :)
When the beautiful Sweetheart Swirl Etched Dies arrived in my mail, it took me just about half an hour to come up with this idea. I live in Texas and burlap and lace are huge for weddings. With the dies, I happened to also get the Burlap and Canvas Platinum Products that are made to be cut out with the thicker steel rule dies. I decided to give them a whirl with my regular dies. The fabric pieces didn't fair so well but the burlap cut like a dream. And the coolest part is that it is burlap so it also gives off the smell of burlap to add to the experience.

This card is all about the little details. I started by taking my burlap piece and smearing (with my fingers) some white acrylic paint over it for a shabby chic feel, and then set it aside to dry. My lace consisted of some natural card stock cut with the detailed die from the Sweetheart Swirl dies. I cut two out of the natural and one out of the pink. I will show you what for later.
I created a card base out of pink with the outline die and folded the top portion in half to create an easel card. I certainly want this card to be able to be displayed. I also cut the center oval out of the same pink card stock.

I decided for my sentiment, I would use the Oh Happy Day stamp and die set from Spellbinders. I cut one set of the Oh Happy Day dies from Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft paper (silver) you have seen in other projects and four additional sets out of the natural card stock to stack and add to the silver version, to pop it up on the front of the card.

I die cut the medium Spellbinders Hemstich Oval out of the natural paper for inside the card, to write a message on. I also needed something to hold up the easel which I created by stamping and embossing Congrats on the natural card stock and then die cutting it with one of the banners. Both came from the Spellbinders Oh Happy Day set.

As I said in the beginning, this card is all about the details. I started with foam tape to pop the "lace" portion up off the burlap to create dimension and shadows. I then sandwiched the pink decorative die cut in between the two natural colored die cuts so just a little bit of the shade of pink is noticed every now and again. Lastly, after adding the sentiment, I created a pretty bow from ribbon and flowers from my stash and added two more flowers above the sentiment. This card looks and smells great :)
I am off to buy some more of the burlap packs as they are on sale right now for $1.99 a pack. I have included a link below if you are interested.

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Happy Cardmaking,
Joanne and Penny 

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