Jul 27 2014
I’ve been missing from blog land lately and have missed designing. I’ve got a lot going on with renovations, internet out for two-and-a-half weeks, tree trimming, etc. The list goes on and on . . . it’s summer and there’s a lot to be done. But, today I’m back with some really quick, adorable designs I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
I’ve been doing some shopping and want to share some insight to a few new products (at the end of the post). First, ladies, if you have daughters, granddaughters, nieces . . . or you’re just a girl at heart . . . you’ll adore Spellbinders new Fairy dies. I have all three and have been having fun with them. They are so perfect for little girl birthday parties, or a fairy afternoon “tea party” . . . let your imagination soar with these adorable little gems. The fairy pictured above, Cierra, is too cute for words. I’ve added a little fairy dust (glitter) to her wings.
There’s nothing like silk for the most beautiful bows, it’s soft and supple and a dream to work with. I adhered a flower that I made with Dahlia dies and added a couple of leaves made with the Foliage dies.
This little darling is Cali and she’s a delight! I love fairy dust and couldn’t resist adorning her wings with it. The rose was made using the pinched petal technique that I use in the Dahlia tutorials. I used Rose Creation dies for the flower, together with Foliage dies for the leaves.
Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick are perfect colors for the rose. I used Peeled Paint, More Mustard and Walnut stain for the leaves.
And this would be my Mom’s favorite note card. This lovely fairy is Ariana.
Again, I’ve used Rose Creations for the flower, this time I omitted using the pinched petal technique and opted for a rose with smooth petals. I love the color combination using Dusty Concord with Peeled paint, very striking!
A picture of the trio of note cards, so adorable! Incredibly quick to put together as I’m dealing with time issues of late.
Now about those new products: I’ve splurged on the Artisan Explorer and absolutely love it! I love my Revolution, but sometimes I have to make a few passes to get good cuts on the more intricate dies. With the Artisan Explorer it’s a one pass deal . . . woo hoo . . . I love it! It’s perfect for the new Die D-Lites and A Gilded Life dies and for any small die under four inches width, eight inches length (all the flower dies). The plates are about 4 x 8 and hold a lot of the smaller dies on each pass.
The next product I picked up is the Core’dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 (12 x 12). If you love Graphic 45 as much as I do, you’ll want to pick up a pad or two of the 12 x 12 size. The colors were chosen to match all of the lighter and darker colors of Graphic 45 designer paper. I used the paper on these note cards and as you can see, they are a perfect match. So easy now, no worries about whether or not the card stock I’ve selected is the right color, that saves me a lot of time searching through my stash.
And lastly, I’ve purchased several of the Die D-Lites and A Gifted Life dies and love them. I love that they’re individual dies and not sets. They are so affordable, I only purchase the die I want with no extra dies in the package I may never use.
That’s it for today, I’ll try to be back later in the week with a few other designs I made with the fairy dies.
Products Used In This Design:
Ribbon: Silk Ribbon (Lavender-05; Light Blue-34; Champagne-02)