Cardmaking,  Intermediate,  Platinum,  Platinum 6

Sneak Peak: You’re The Best Masculine Card

Hello everyone, This is Yana Smakula here at Spellbinders and thank you for joining me today!

This week we continue to look at some of the new dies and collections coming to Spellbinders in 2017. Last week I shared a peek at Becca Feeken’s Graceful Border Collection and today I’d like to show you one of the dies from the January Die D-Lites line.

Masculine cards are always tough to make, but the new Toolbox die set makes it super easy to create fun cards for guys.

I started working on this card by picking out a color palette, I went with Blue Mist, Pale Aqua, Tropical Sea and Navy from My Colors Cardstock and I also used white. I added a layer of Easy-Cut Adhesive to the two lightest colors – Blue Mist and Pale Aqua and die-cut and embossed a number of tools (a hammer, wrench and pliers); arranged them on A2 top folding white card base and adhered in place to create a pattern.

I also die-cut a tool box out of darkest blue, navy, and a few more tools out of other colors of cardstock. After I arranged tools in the toolbox, I foam mounted it onto a die cut circle and foam mounted that onto a card.

Lastly, I added “You’re The Best” sentiment stamped in black and adhered a few enamel dots in coordinating colors.

Spellbinders supplies:

S3-262 Die D-Lites Toolbox Etched Dies

SCD-009 Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Circles Etched Dies

PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform

T-001 Tool ‘N One

Other supplies:

White cardstock (Neenah Solar White); Blue Mist, Pale Aqua, Tropical Sea and Navy cardstock (My Colors Cardstock); Easy-Cut Adhesive (iCraft – Thermoweb); Foam Adhesive; Many Everyday Messages Clear Stamp (Hero Arts); Intense Black Ink (Hero Arts); Enamel Dots

Have fun crafting!

Hi! I'm Yana Smakula (pronounced Sma-coo-la)! I love all things handmade. My passion is cardmaking featuring some fun and simple die-cutting and stamping techniques!

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