Hello! I was honored this month to be a guest designer on the Spellbinder's Blog to share cards using the brand new Sew Sweet Collection from Tammy Tutterow! This was my third and final set of card posted on the Spellbinder Blog - you can check out the original post HERE. For these cards today, I kept a clean white background the same bright colors - but one card uses ONLY die-cutting, and the other card uses ONLY stamping!
I used Copic makers to make my cards use the same bright color scheme - I die cut all the dies from white cardstock, then colored each piece in with my markers. This allows these two cards to perfectly coordinate!
I love how they each have the same happy and bright feel from the colors - and yet each has it's own uniqueness due to the difference of a single fabulous stamped image colored, or lots of die cut pieces assembled together. I allowed lots of white space on both cards as well - this just adds to the bright and open feel.
For the first card, I used Shapeabilities Sweet Tweets dies for my images, and then Shapeabilities Sew Sweet Sentiments for my word die cuts. Once I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, I then placed each die cut piece back in the negative piece of cardstock - this held it in place while I colored over it with Copics.
I wanted the sentiment to match in with the rest of the images, so for that I simply blended the same colors over in a rainbow ombre effect. I had so much fun with that part! I also die cut and layered 3 more white layers of the word dies underneath to raise the sentiment up from the cardbase for dimension. I then added a wiggly eye to the bird, and used lots of foam adhesive to adhere all the layers together.
This second card uses identical Copic markers to color in the fabulous Bobbin Wishes Stamp set. It has been a while since I did much sewing (other than on cards) - but I do remember how terrible it is to have your bobbin run out of thread in the middle of a project!
Once the image was colored, I simply trimmed that panel down slightly and mounted it with foam adhesive on a white cardbase - just for a bit of dimension and interest on a simple card.
So what do you think? Do you prefer die cutting or stamping? Or maybe using both together?
I can't choose a favorite - but I sure loved these bright happy colors and will probably be using these a lot more in the future! Thanks so much Spellbinders for having me as a guest this month - and thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit! Have a wonderful day!
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