Guest Designer, Handmade Cards, Spellbinders

Spellbinders D-Lites Collection

Hello everyone, I am thrilled to be guest designing on the Spellbinders blog today, showcasing the new D-Lites collection.

For all my cards today, I’ve also used some lovely cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey for my die cut pieces.

Card 1: Tiger, Oh My!

The Tiger, Oh My! D-Lites set is the star of my first card today. This set comes with a great choice of accessories. I chose to dress my tiger in a top hat – doesn’t he look smart!

I chose the following FSJ card and used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine to die cut all the pieces:

  • Citrus Cooler (face, body, ears, tail)
  • Peaches & Cream (cheeks)
  • Black Licorice (Stripes, nose, eyes)
  • Denim Days and Cool Pool (hat)

For my background, I cut two pieces of white card and blended on distress oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire. I then spritzed it with water for lots of droplet details.

I added some thin black strips to the inked panels, then layered them onto my card base.

I used some dies from the Wild About You D-Lites set to create my sentiment. I layered glitter card stock over contrasting plain card to give each die cut a shadow. This also adds some dimension to the sentiment.

To finish, I adhered a few pearl white jewels on the top panel.

Card 2: Drive Thru’

I used the Drive Thru’ D-Lites set for my second card. I think this set is perfect for masculine birthday cards. It would be great for invitations too.

These are the colours of FSJ cardstock I chose:

  • Red coral (cup, box, tomatoes)
  • Haystack (chips, cheese)
  • Limeade Splash (Lettuce)
  • Hazelnut Blend (burger)
  • Oatmeal cookie (bun)

I used white card to die cut the straw and another cup, to add a contrasting lid.

Once I’d die cut them, I ran them through my die cutting machine again, this time using the embossing sandwich, to get those fantastic embossed details. I then added some quick shading with my copic markers, to highlight the embossing even more.

On my card base, I used a stencil and some distress oxide inks to add some rays. I added a strip of cardstock to help ground my die cut images, then stamped a greeting underneath.

I added the drink and fries to the card using some liquid glue at the base and some foam squares towards the top for dimension, I then added the burger with foam tape, and some pearl white jewels for a finishing touch.

Card 3: Lion, Oh My!

On my last card, I used the cute Lion, Oh My! D-Lites set. I love the accessories that are included in this and the other sets in the collection. It’s fun to customise the characters for different looks.

I die cut all the pieces using the following FSJ card:

  • Haystack (body, face)
  • Citrus cooler (mane)
  • Pineapple smoothie (belly)
  • Peaches and cream (cheeks)
  • Black licorice (eyes, nose)
  • Beach Breeze (hat)

I adhered all the pieces together with liquid glue and added an orange enamel dot to the top of the hat.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed a stamped greeting onto a black card strip, using white embossing powder. To finish the greeting, I added a die cut word from the Wild About You D-Lites set. I layered together two white die cuts and finished with a green glitter top layer.

To add some colour to the background, I added some strips of patterned paper to the card base, along with a thin black card strip to bring it all together.

Spellbinders supplies:

Other supplies:

Hello Bluebird Jungle Littles stamp set; Hello Bluebird Typed Everyday stamp set; MFT Radiating Rays stencil; Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Fall papers; DCVW Glitzy cardstock; Lawn Fawn glitter card; Distress oxide inks; Copic Markers; Doodlebug Sprinkles Tangerine; Pretty Pink Posh Pearl White jewels; Versafine onyx black ink; WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder, WOW clear embossing ink; Lawn Fawn liquid glue; Foam squares.

Thank you for joining me today for a look at the new Spellbinders D-Lites collection. A big thank you to the Spellbinders team for inviting me to guest design with them.

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