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SPELLBINDERS BIG EVENT!!
July 13-20, 2010
Welcome to the fifth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event!
The BIG Event is Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ way of introducing some really exciting new products! This season’s BIG Event is from July 13-20, incorporating 16 fabulous Designers, and you could win BIG!
- Win today’s new die templates!
- Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
- You may enter once from each blog on the designated days!
- Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
- You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time July 18, 2010 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!
These are the Designers and their contest dates:
Sherry Cheever You are Here!
Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $700, and includes Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release die templates, Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release punch templates and a Presto Punch™ machine!
Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!
I’m thrilled to share the Shapeabilities S4-299 Fallen Angel and S4-298 Antiquities with you.
I’ve shown this picture before, but once again . . . remember this:
When this 2×4 is cut to 6” in length, it becomes a Chunky Tag (the length of a manila shipping tag). All four sides of the 2×4 have been covered with pages from an old book that I picked up for next to nothing. All the Spellbinders embellishments have been made with Grunge Paper. With this latest release of Grunge Paper, it is thinner and can be die cut/embossed with any of the Spellbinders die templates.
On this side of the Chunky Tag, I die cut two hearts and two sets of wings from S4-299 Fallen Angel. On one set I embossed the Grunge Paper and removed the die cut inner portions. The back side of the wings were painted gold and the outer wings were painted white. The embossing on the heart was inked with a darker red and then covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The flower was made with S4-058 Daisy Heads. The inside of the flower is an old earring I had in my stash of jewelry. The sentiment at the top was stamped on a Grunge Paper panel die cut/embossed with S4-246 Labels Eleven.
This a photo of the first side to show you all the depth and dimension created with the Grunge Paper die cuts.
This is the second side of the Chunky Tag. The flower was die cut using S4-158 Sunflower Set Two. The inside of the flower is another old earring from my stash. The lock and key were die cut/embossed with S4-298 Antiquities. Each piece was painted gold, darkened with black ink and covered with green patina Perfect Pearls. The lock is attached to the 2×4 with tack nails. The butterfly was die cut/embossed with S3-146 Butterflies Two. The stenciling was done with a darker orange ink.
The last side of the Chunky Tag.
- Stamps: Wordsworth Remembering Abraham Lincoln from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; D3127 Moment of Time, F3045 Grain & Coal, and D3360 Leaf Sprig with Berries from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps; Studio 490 Ticket to Art by Stampers Anonymous from eclectic Paperie; Stampabilities Big Plaid Background
- Paper: Pages from Vintage Book
- Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Coffee and Olive; Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress
- Accessories: Spellbinders™ Wizard™, S4-298 Antiquities, S4-299 Fallen Angel, S3-146 Butterflies Two, S4-246 Labels 11, S4-058 Daisy Heads, and S4-158 Sunflower Set Two; 2×4 White Pine Framing Stud; Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils; Tim Holtz idea-ology Grunge Paper, Grunge Board, Game Spinners, Long Fasteners; Ranger Green Patina and Gold Perfect Pearls, Matte and Glossy Accents, Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi-Medium, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, White and Gold Acrylic Paint Dabbers; 1” Mini Clothespin; Vintage Earrings; Ivory 1/4” 100% Silk May Arts Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Hobby Wood Shelving; Wood Drawer Pull; Sanding Tools; Black Acrylic Paint
As I stated earlier, Grunge Paper has never been easier to die cut/emboss. Spellbinders™ recommends the following:
Step 1: Place the white spacer plate on a white Cut Mat, and lay out your Spellbinders™ dies. Don’t forget to place them cutting edge up. As you can see from the spacer plate, sometimes I forget and then you have to start over.
Step 2: Cover the dies with Grunge Paper, smooth side down. Grunge Paper has two sides. One is smooth with nap and the other side is rough with a grainy feel.
Step 3: Place the second Cut Mat over the Grunge Paper.
Step 4: Run the sandwich through The Wizard™ Embossing and Die Cutting System.
Step 5: Once the sandwich has been run through The Wizard™, remove the white spacer plate.
Step 6: Cover the Grunge Paper with a tan Embossing Pad.
Step 8: Remove all mats from the sandwich and here is the die cut/embossed Grunge Paper.
Just look at the detailed embossing!
My second project is a wall hanging I call Total Eclipse of the Heart. I’ll be back in a day or two to explain how this project was made.
These are the Spellbinders™ products I introduced:
SKU/Product Name: S4-299 Fallen Angel
Dimensions: Wings: 1 x 3 1/2 each, Sword: 1 x 4 3/4, Heart: 1 3/4 x 2 1/4
SKU/Product Name: S4-298 Antiquities
Dimensions: Lock: 1 5/8 x 2, Crown: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2, Fleur: 1 5/8 x 1 3/4, Key: 3 x 1
For the official Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event rules, click here.
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Thank you for stopping by and visiting today! Good luck in the contest and remember . . . life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!