Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell - Inspiration | First Adventure by Rubeena for Spellbinders using: S3-331 First Adventure die #diecutting #handmadecard #spellbinders #neverstopmaking

Little Loves Inspiration | First Adventure with Rubeena

Hi, crafty friends! This is Rubeena from A Rare Ruby, and I’m so excited to be a guest designer again on the Spellbinders Blog today. This post is part of a series featuring the Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell!

Aren’t these children so delightful? I have a card today that features First Adventure.

Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell - Inspiration | First Adventure by Rubeena for Spellbinders using: S3-331 First Adventure die #diecutting #handmadecard #spellbinders #neverstopmaking

When I first saw this die, I pictured him in front of a blue sky. I started with my A2 cardbase and masked off a frame so I could blend in Distress Oxide ink in blue. I added some water splatters to give it a nice effect for my sky background.

Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell - Inspiration | First Adventure by Rubeena for Spellbinders using: S3-331 First Adventure die #diecutting #handmadecard #spellbinders #neverstopmaking

I die-cut First Adventure twice using watercolor cardstock and Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. Then I cut out the silhouette of the boy and the birds. I wanted to stack on these cuts for more dimension.

Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell - Inspiration | First Adventure by Rubeena for Spellbinders using: S3-331 First Adventure die #diecutting #handmadecard #spellbinders #neverstopmaking

I watercolored all the cuts with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. I mounted them over the blue background with foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped it on black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and mounted it to the top of the card with foam tape.

Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell - Inspiration | First Adventure by Rubeena for Spellbinders using: S3-331 First Adventure die #diecutting #handmadecard #spellbinders #neverstopmaking

This was quite challenging for me since I don’t know how to draw in details for people or birds so I had to do a loose watercolor look. It was fun to try something different for a change. I feel like these cards are perfect to uplift youth and will give this to my nephew! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit again for my next post featuring this collection.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies:

Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock, watercolor cardstock, black cardstock, foam tape, heat gun, Versamark Ink Pad, white embossing powder, Mijello Mission Gold watercolors, Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon, ink blending tool, scissors, masking tape

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4 Comments

  1. Very nice, Rubeena. The dies from the Little Love Collection are such a lovely way to create a keepsake card.

  2. Such a special project Rubeena!

  3. WOW this stunning!! Simple and elegant! That watercoloring on the die image is beautiful

  4. Beautiful project great job. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing

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