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Hello everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! 

I have a couple of cards to share with you today. Spellbinders invited me to play with some of their products. Nordic Blooms and Dala Horse are designed by Lene Lok in a style of Scandinavian folk art. 

My first card is featuring Shapeabilities Nordic Blooms dies. You can combine several flower and stem designs as you want.  

I left the white die cuts uncolored and added them onto an ombre navy blue background.

To create the background I colored a 6.5″x 4″ watercolor paper panel in payne’s gray and french ultramarine. I colored the background in several layers after drying previous layer using my heat gun. After the panel was finished and dry I drew the golden lines using metallic watercolor.

I cut the flowers and the stems from white cardstock three times, stack them together and glued them onto the card as shown in the picture. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted was white heat embossed.  I added three blue rhinestones to finish off the card.

Next card is a CAS card with Shapeabilities Dala Horse as the main element.

I’ve found several color combinations of dalecarlian horses on google, but decided to go with the traditional red.

I cut the Dala Horse from white cardstock and colored it using Sharpie markers in red and yellow. I cut two more horses to stack them up for more dimension.

I chose some yellow patterned paper to stamp the sentiment from Paper Smooches on it. I stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. On the white panel I blended yellow DOX inks very lightly and cut the bottom edge using one of the A2 Scalloped Borders Three dies. 

I adhered the yellow panel with sentiment on a white cardbase, foam mounted the white panel on it and added the Dala Horse. And finished is the CAS card.

Usually I make cards with stamped images but I had so much fun to play with dies for a change and am quite happy with the results too 🙂 !

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Post Author: TaeEun Yoo

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