Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga Direktorenko for Spellbinders using: S4-563 Phrase Set One, S4-564 Phrase Set Two, S4-916 Blooming Rose, S4-930 Curvy Labels, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-366 Swirl Background, SDS-134 Wine Glass Bottle Tag #spellbinders #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking #amazingpapergrace

Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga

Hello die cutting fans, thank you for joining me on Spellbinders blog! Today I am going to showcase 2 projects featuring Swirl Background and Curvy Labels die sets from Romancing the Swirl collection designed by Becca Feeken. Both cards are the same design but are a bit different in structure.

Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga Direktorenko for Spellbinders using: S4-563 Phrase Set One, S4-564 Phrase Set Two, S4-916 Blooming Rose, S4-930 Curvy Labels, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-366 Swirl Background, SDS-134 Wine Glass Bottle Tag #spellbinders #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking #amazingpapergrace

The project #1 is a multi-layered framed card decorated with a large flower made with Blooming Rose die set. For the background I used a sheet of paper with small floral pattern in subdued pink shades.

Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga Direktorenko for Spellbinders using: S4-563 Phrase Set One, S4-564 Phrase Set Two, S4-916 Blooming Rose, S4-930 Curvy Labels, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-366 Swirl Background, SDS-134 Wine Glass Bottle Tag #spellbinders #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking #amazingpapergrace

The project #2 is a trifold card that has a little pocket inside so it can be used as a money holder or a gift card holder. You can also slip a note with a message into that pocket. This card is also much quicker and easier to create than the previous one.

Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga Direktorenko for Spellbinders using: S4-563 Phrase Set One, S4-564 Phrase Set Two, S4-916 Blooming Rose, S4-930 Curvy Labels, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-366 Swirl Background, SDS-134 Wine Glass Bottle Tag #spellbinders #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking #amazingpapergrace

I have used vellum to create a background for labels on both cards. Semi-transparency is such a unique property of this material – although a label covers up almost half of a card you can still see how that gorgeous swirl background pattern spreads throughout the card front.

Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga Direktorenko for Spellbinders using: S4-563 Phrase Set One, S4-564 Phrase Set Two, S4-916 Blooming Rose, S4-930 Curvy Labels, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-366 Swirl Background, SDS-134 Wine Glass Bottle Tag #spellbinders #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking #amazingpapergrace

I have also used some die cut sentiments from both Phrase Set One and Phrase Set Two sets to add on top of labels. The first one is die cut from the same patterned paper that I used for the background and the second one is plain cream cardstock.

Video Friday | Shabby Chic Cards with Olga Direktorenko for Spellbinders using: S4-563 Phrase Set One, S4-564 Phrase Set Two, S4-916 Blooming Rose, S4-930 Curvy Labels, S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-366 Swirl Background, SDS-134 Wine Glass Bottle Tag #spellbinders #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking #amazingpapergrace

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Want to know exactly how both cards were created? You can find a full the step by step guide in a video tutorial. Watch below or on YouTube:

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies:

Patterned papers by Prima and Tim Holtz, silver rimmed pearl brads, half pearls, gold embossing powder.

Thanks again for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Have a beautiful spring weekend! See you again soon!

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My name is Olga and I am from Ukraine where I live with my dear husband, our three wonderful children and a dachshund. I have always been attracted to visual arts and I have been crafting since five, but paper art became a revelation to me. I like using different techniques, but die cutting is surely my favorite. It is also a great pleasure to realize there are so many talented crafters around the world and I am happy to be the part of this community.

4 Comments

  1. I love the cards! They’re keepsakes!

  2. Brilliant tutorial, clear and concise, I can’t wait to try it.

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