How to Make an Inked “Blessings” Card Using Spellbinders Dies
I picked some of my favourite Spellbinders dies from last year to make this inked “Blessings” card project. It’s not only pretty to look at, but it always includes some of your favourite techniques to use! Inking and blending add a pop of colour to any project and for the start of a new year, what better way to use colour than creating a project that’ll brighten anyone’s day in this cold winter? — Ann-Marie Vaux
Time to Make: Approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate
Materials You’ll Need:
- Spellbinders Marisa Job Succulent & Mum Flower Die Set
- Spellbinders Marisa Job Blessings Vine Frame Die Set
- 5.5″ x 5.5″ Ivory Blank Card Base
- Spellbinders Marisa Job Get Well Soon Scalloped Circle Die Set
- Ivory Cardstock
- Inks for Blending in Wild Honey/Lilac/Peacock/Lipstick
- Lilac Ribbon for a Bow
- Create & Craft Tape Pen
- Wet Glue
Cut 2 squares of cardstock to create a matt and layer base to fit your blank card base. Blend a mix of ink around the edges of the larger matt using 2 colours of ink. I used the Honey and the Lilac shades. Then, mount them together to create the matt and layer — at this point do not attach to the card front.
Take 1 of the Scalloped Circles and attach to the corner of the matt and layer.
Trim the edges off the Scalloped Circle that hang over the card to leave a pretty corner.
Attach the inked circle to the card and then add the Scalloped Circle to the top of the inked circle.
Trim 2 or 3 strips away from the double inked card, about 3mm wide.
After curling your cardstock, your paper curls will look similar to this.
Die-cut 6 sets of flowers using the Succulent & Mum Flower Die Set. I only used the smaller 3 dies in the set.
Blend and ink all the flowers…
…and they should look something like this. Here are all my inked flowers in different colours.
Pinch the petals on all the flowers by nipping the petals together. Either use your thumb and 1st finger or fold.
All the flowers will look folded and stand up slightly when you have nipped the petals.
Glue the flowers together by stacking them on top of each other. Start with the largest at the bottom, then the middle size, and finally the smallest flower.
The flowers will look assorted in the colours.
Add the paper curls to the card front towards the bottom of the card, under the sentiment.
Attach the flowers on the paper curls.
…and here’s the finished card!
What makes you feel blessed? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comment box below!