Handmade Cards using Be Bold Color Block Collection by Hussena Calcuttawala
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Handmade Cards using Be Bold Color Block Collection by Hussena Calcuttawala

Hello, crafty friends!

This is Hussena from Quill and Punch Works and I’m so honoured to be guest posting today on the Spellbinders blog! I’m sharing a set of two cards today using dies from the new Be Bold Color Block Collection. I have made my cards in two different sizes – Slimline and Square and used varied colour schemes for making them too!

The large letters from the Be Bold Color Block Collection stand out and add color for a fabulous colour block design. These dies are truly one a kind and so fun to create a variety of card designs!

I LOVE Slimline Cards and it’s been a while since I made one, so I reached for the Merry Christmas Etched Dies first to create this bold and bright Christmas card.

Handmade Cards using Be Bold Color Block Collection by Hussena Calcuttawala

To begin, I trimmed a piece of Alabaster Cardstock to 9.5″ X 4″ and matted the entire panel with a piece of Pomegranate Cardstock. Then, I went ahead and adhered it to a top-folding slimline-sized white card base with tape runner.

I die cut the word ‘Merry’ from Pomegranate Cardstock, while the coordinating sentiment was die cut from Brushed Gold Cardstock using the Merry Christmas Etched Dies. I also cut out the words from White Foam Sheets to adhere beneath the paper die cuts for dimension.

Next, I die cut Pink Sand Cardstock using the small poinsettia die included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh Set. I blended Worn Lipstick ink in the centre of each petal using a blending tool and embossed the petals using the 2mm ball stylus from Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit. I also die cut Olive Green Cardstock using the evergreen sprig die included in the same die set. I adhered the different die cut pieces to my card front using the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue. To finish, I adhered some Crystal Jewels to the flower centers for a bit of sparkle.

My next project features the Love You Etched Dies from the Be Bold Color Block Collection. I really love the clean, simple, and modern look of this die set. It has so many possibilities!

Handmade Cards using Be Bold Color Block Collection by Hussena Calcuttawala

To create my card, I first trimmed a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock to 5.75″ X 4.25″. Then, I cut paper strips of varying sizes out of Pink SandBrushed GoldWild BerryPoppy FieldPersimmonBeeswaxRainforestFern, and Waterfall Cardstock using a paper trimmer to create my card background. I adhered the strips down on to my card panel using the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue.

Handmade Cards using Be Bold Color Block Collection by Hussena Calcuttawala

I die cut the sentiment pieces from SnowdriftWild Berry, and Brushed Gold Cardstock using the Love You Etched Die Set. I also cut them from White Foam Sheets to adhere beneath the paper die cuts for dimension. I wanted the sentiment to stand out from the rest of the card, so I ink blended Picked Raspberry Distress ink around the bottom two-thirds and edges of the letters with a blending brush to help define the edges more. Then, I popped up the sentiment on the panel using liquid adhesive.

Handmade Cards using Be Bold Color Block Collection by Hussena Calcuttawala

I adhered the gold die-cut sentiment on top of the pink die-cut with liquid glue, offsetting them a bit to form a shadow.  I die cut few hearts from Wild Berry and Brushed Gold Cardstock and adhered it to my panel using the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue. Finally, to complete, I adhered the panel to a top-folding white card base with tape runner.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Light Pink Cardstock, Olive Green Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Blending Tool, Tape Runner, Foam Adhesive, Crystal Jewels

I hope you enjoyed this set of bright and bold cards featuring the Be Bold Color Block Collection and are inspired to give it a try.Thank you so much for stopping by today!

You can find more inspiration over at my blog visit my Instagram page and Blog.

'Hello! My name is Hussena, and I live in Kolkata, India. I am a stay at home mum of two kids and have been crafting for over five years now. I started my creative journey with paper quilling and since then have dabbled in various paper crafting forms like punch craft, die cutting, and more recently stamping. I am an ardent floral fan and you will find me using florals on almost all my creations. I love working with dies, especially floral and intricate ones, as they offer me various possibilities. I also love to create my own handmade flowers, and this is one of the reasons why I am drawn to Spellbinders dies. You can find my work on my blog: Quill and Punch Works

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