Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular!

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Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular!

I have to admit that when I saw my assigned die templates for the Frenzy, I was a little stumped . . . okay not a little . . . a whole lot stumped.  I was also  a little upset that I had once again been given a die assignment that DID NOT fit my style of stamping/creating.

Well . . . guess what?  I LOVE the results I got with the Framed Labels One and I’m fairly certain that you will see more of this from me!  (I think this just goes to show you that even though you think something is not “your” style, it’s what you do with it that matters.)

NotebookOUTSIDECover

Supply List:

Spellbinders ™ Grand Calibur® machine

EL-018 M-Bossabilities Framed Labels One MSPR $9.99

S4-375 Scalloped Labels One MSRP $24.99

S4-161 Labels One

 

When I first saw the design in the Framed Labels One, I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle it.  After running through a few papers of paper and looking closely, I soon realized that the embossing reminded me of metal that you might see on an old trunk or leather on a journal cover.

I decided that since I had used foil before, I would try to make a faux patina piece of metal from paper.  I learned from some samples, that the color of ink you pick is very important . . . you will need light, medium and dark.  The colors I chose to work with are Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky, Brushed Corduroy and Dried Marigold Distress Inks.  My paper is white mixed media trimmed to 6×5-1/2”.

Step1

The raised areas of the top side of the Framed Labels One were inked with Antique Linen.  Keep in mind that this inked portion will be the debossed areas of your paper.

Step2

Align the paper in the Framed Labels One, close the folder and run through the Grand Calibur® machine using the sandwich:  Base Plate, M-Bossabilities Framed Labels One and Raspberry Spacer Plate.

Step3

Remove the paper from the Framed Labels One.

Step4

Beginning with the lightest shade of ink (Bundled Sage in this case), sponge the ink over the embossed areas of the paper.

Step5

The medium shade (Stormy Sky) is sponged over the areas next.  It is not necessary to cover the entire area with ink.  It’s more interested to leave some areas open.

Step6

The final color to be sponged is the darkest shade (Brushed Corduroy).  I also took this opportunity to go back over the embossed areas with the other colors to add some and take some away.  Because I was using copper embossing powder, I also added a slight hint of Dried Marigold to bring up the oranges and browns of the faux metal.

Step7

Dry the entire piece of paper well before starting to emboss, especially if using inks that do not dry quickly (such as pigment or distress).

Step8DRYING

The paper was trimmed down to the size of the M-Bossabilities folder.

Step9TRIMDOWN

For a more professional look, the edges were sponged with Brushed Corduroy Ink.  On my original, I also embossed the edges later with Copper Embossing Powder.

Step10

Lightly tap embossing ink over areas of the paper making sure not to cover the entire page.  You can always go back and add more embossing later if you feel you don’t have enough.

Step11

The embossing on the faux patina gives the illusion that a little bit of metal is peeking out.

Step12FINAL

I used my original as the cover for a notebook.

NotebookOUTSIDECover

The sentiment, “Field Notes” from Studio 490 Speaking of Art, was embossed in Copper on a scrap piece of mixed media paper and then die cut/embossed with Scalloped Labels One.  Before the paper was removed from the die template, it was stenciled by sponging the paper inside the die with Bundled Sage and Antique Linen Ink.

NotebookCLOSEUPLabelsOne

The notebook cover was sized based on the Faux Patina panel and an old lined paper pad was glued to a 2” flap from the front.  A separate piece of cardstock sized to the front was glued over the back of the paper pad.

NotebookINSIDE

For the technique lover in me this was a fun one to try!  I loved the results and I hope you give it go yourself one day.

My second project is based on the same principle, but I ended up with a card.

LabelsOneCard

 

I’ll have all the details for the card posted in a day or two.

In the meantime, here’s some information that you need for the contest:

The Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! Begins on June 21st and will end on June 28th, 2012. It consists of 24 individual prizes and one grand prize drawing. Enter the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! by visiting the participating blogs each day.

At the end of each blog post, click on the “Enter HERE” to open the entry form. You may only enter once from each blog each day.

Spellbinders™ will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive that blog’s newly revealed dies. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants who sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open. For the full list of official rules please click RULES.

**Enter the contest by clicking HERE**

Don’t forget to visit the other Designers participating today for more chances to win!

In case you missed them, the Designers for Day One were:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the Frenzy!

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SHERRY SIGNATURE

142 Responses to Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular!

  1. Sherry!!
    You did a great job on what you were dealt:) thank you so very much for sharing and allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    http://www.urbeyondmeasure.com

  2. Just stunning projects….LOVE that note pad cover!

  3. Sherry, you rocked the Scalloped Labels One die templates! Love embossing!

  4. Beautiful dies, and I love how you used the Distress Inks, great projects.

  5. Love how you created 2 completely different looks – swapping out the colors and flipping the direction of the embossing folder. Not your usual style, but really lovely! Thanks for the details on your technique…I will find time to try it soon!

  6. Wow, Sherry! Your journal is absolutely beautiful! And I love the card! Thank you so much for using the rubber stamp! Really really well done!!

  7. Carol E Brooker

    Love the note book cover and the card, both very beautiful, thank you for creating and sharing them.

  8. You did a fabulous job! Beautiful!!!

  9. Nice project Sherry!!! Great inking on the book! Very pretty card!
    Way to master that Framed Labels One!

  10. You sure did an awesome job, and if this is out of your comfortzone, then I´ll be blown of with what´s in it, I´m sure. I love both projects, they looks wonderful, well done.

  11. These projects are so pretty. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. A fab combination of Spellbinders and Distress inks with a bit of ink embossing over the top.

  12. oh wow Sherry for someone who wasn’t best pleased with the dies to begin with you did a fabulous job. Your notebook is fabulous
    Anne x

  13. Saw this technique on Splitcoast Stampers a while back and have loved it ever since. What you did with it is fabulous! Specially like the notebook cover but the card is gorgeous too!

  14. Love this technique – and it look absolutely perfect on the notepad!! The colours are lovely!! Cxx

  15. This is fabulous! I am totally in love with Vintage cards, and make them a lot. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful technique – I’ll definitely be trying it.
    I am so in love with the new dies that I feel kinda love-struck. LOL

  16. Very nice!!! I love the framed one label folder…

  17. so glad you go over your stage fright- these projects are stunning -can’t wait to have a play with all these new releases

  18. Just love what you did. Awesome. xx

  19. This is definitely going on my *gotta have it* list. That embossing folder is gorgeous!

  20. Great idea to use the metal.

  21. Wow love the embossed folder with the frame shape in, and the decorative labels one frames are fab, thanks for the photo tutorial on how to create the faux patina effect too.

  22. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Faux patina is so beautiful! Love your journal cover…the embossing is wonderful!

  23. That turned out awesome!!! Like the card too!

  24. Kristan Richard

    Very pretty i love the technique you used on the cover of the book and the card!!

  25. lois skiathitis

    Your projects are gorgeous. So glad that you were stumped momentarily but we get to reap the benefits. Love the texture and the colors that you used. Love the cover of the field notes book cover. So much texture. Thanks for showing us how you got there with the step outs. Beautiful work. TFS!!! :-D

  26. I love what you’ve done with the M-bossabilies folder and the new scalloped labels one dies. Thanks for showing us the faux metal / leather technique.

    Lynn Wild

  27. Sheila -Ginger

    Wonderfu! Love the new dies too.

    Hugs Sheila xx

  28. Both great projects!

  29. Beautiful projects!! I can so picture the cover of a new mini album using these products!!

  30. Diane Standish

    love what you did! even if you weren’t sure your assignment fit your style, both projects turned out beautifully!

  31. Beautiful creation! Love how you used the distress inks on your project. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  32. WOW both beautiful!!! Love the distressing and the results are wonderful!! Beautiful embossing design!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  33. this is gorgeous!! love your card!!!
    xx

  34. Wonderful project –I love the M-Bossabilities!

  35. Beautiful job!!! Love all the detail!!!

  36. Great job out of your comfort zone,

  37. Fabulous work on the notebook and card!

  38. Beautiful projects. Love that technique. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L

  39. Sherry, you did a fabulous job – love your creations.

  40. Awesome, your patina looks terrific, and love the pretty card too! Thanks for sharing how to do the patina!

  41. I think the Field Note book is just fabulous; it really does look like metal. And how different it look on the card – great work!

  42. Love your cover. Will have to give it a go when the dies are available. Thanks as always for sharing.

  43. Absolutely love this card and your ideas. Thanks for the instructions I definately want to try your idea.

  44. Both projects are lovely, lovely! Thanks for showing your embossing/ink techniques. Great job showcasing these new products! Inspiring!

  45. These are so beautiful!! Love the inking and the designs are fabulous :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

  46. Sherry, I love your work…the framed labels one is awesome! I can’t wait to use it…I love your faux metal techniques too! Just beautiful thank you for sharing your amazing talent!
    Ken

  47. Miriam Prantner

    Great card! Love the color you were able to achieve!

  48. Great card thanks for sharing can’t wait to get my hands on the new
    Spellbinders products
    Linda

  49. I LOVE the faux patina look you achieved with the inks and embossing powder!

  50. Results are very pretty

  51. What beautiful creations , love the inking and embossing.

  52. this is so my style, love it can’t wait to get my hands on some of these dies.

  53. Love your notebook holder and beautiful designs.

  54. Sherry, this is just WAY too COOL! I LOVE it! Bravo!
    ~Linda

  55. Beautiful notebook holder and card. BEAUTIFUL dies, I hope I can win some of the new Spellbinders dies but if not I will have to see just how many I can fit into my budget.

  56. great projects! thanks for sharing how to inked the embossed card. I must try that tonight.

  57. I especially LOVE the soft BG look you’ve achieved with the Framed Labels One on your gorgeous card — TFS!!!

  58. Wow! Wow! Wow! That embossing with the patina is fabulous. Another wonderful creation by Sherry!

  59. WOW! for not being your style, you did goood. This is a good idea for gifts.
    Love the distressing, and the frame labels works wonders.

  60. Fabulous creations!!! You did a wonderful job!!!

  61. These are gorgeous, Sherry. I love the faux patina.

  62. Your project is beautiful. Thank you for showing us the steps to this technique, it is beautiful.

  63. what marvelous texture and color your beautiful cards have.

  64. Lovely projects Sherry. Thank you for the great step by step instructions.

  65. Must be true, the more layers the more loved you are. I absolutely have this one on the top of my list. They are fantastic as is your notebook cover

  66. Wow, I love your techniques, these are just gorgeous!

  67. I love my labels dies- thanks for some great ideas

  68. Sherry, both your Journal cover or notebook cover as they asay, and your card are both wonderfully done, love the look of the cover so warm and inviting looking. And the card is stunning to say the least!!! You did a GREAT job.
    Thanks
    For Sharing
    hugs
    Donna

  69. Love it!

    Pala

  70. I will definitely have to give this technique a try! TFS!

  71. Sherry, every time i see your blog header, i smile wide and enjoy my visit here….smiling!!
    thanks so much for the step by step instructions to your project. you showcase the spellbinders so well. Love the deets on the inking and the whole process. I will make one of these for sure. What was a really fun suprise, is how you repeated the technique for a light summery card. Love it all!!!
    ava

  72. Wow. Truly stunning results.’

    Thanks so much for the step out photos and the wonderfully written tutorial.

  73. Thanks for being yourself.
    Love how you used the Quietfire “some people” stamp.

  74. Beautiful projects. I love the idea of being able to incorporate the Labels 1 with the M-Bossabilities folder.

  75. You always knock it out of the ballpark Sherry! These are just beautiful, can’t wait to go play and do the same :)

  76. Sherri, Love your notebook & card. These dies are to die for (Pun intenede!) LOL! thank you for sharing! Hugs Lori
    stamper572000@yahoo.com

  77. Oh my goodness, I just love embossing and getting inky – all at the same time! This note pad turned out beautifully!! I’m also loving that perfectly aligned row of brads along the edge which perfectly compliments the gorgeous cover! The card is just stunning too with those beautiful flowers! Well done, TFS!

  78. both are beautiful. the faux metal look is really pretty. love the use of Quietfire Design quote stamp.

  79. Joanne O'Brien

    Love your projects and thanks for the tutorial. I will have to try making a page like the front of your journal.

  80. Gorgeous, gorgeous inking on such wonderful projects!
    Hugs, Sandy.

  81. So glad you took a stab at something that was not quite your style. You did a great job!! Love it. Thx for inspiration.

  82. Thanks for all the wonderful instructions! this is absolutley stunning!
    hugs
    Judy

  83. You are so aright – this looks fabulous – great in metal great on card, great coloured.

  84. Love the embossed notebook cover. Great technique!

  85. Absolutely stunning!!! Love these projects! Thanks for the tutorial on how you achieved the fabulous effect with the distress inks! It is over the top gorgeous…love it!!!

  86. Wow Sherry this technique is right up my alley! I love antiques and always looking for a way to incorporate vintage findings or distressed looks for a unique twist on my crafting. Thanks for sharing I’m following on all accounts!

  87. Oh Sherry – you certainly know how to turn an anticipated negative into a ginormous positive! This antiqued faux leather album cover is wonderful. I really appreciate your step-by-step instructions. I really like this new M-Bossability folder. Your card is really beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to provide such detailed directions and for sharing your talent!

  88. Thanks for sharing such great ideas

  89. Such different styles with the same folder. Can’t wait to see the details of the last card. They are both wonderful projects. I look forward to your blog for all the great things you share. Thanks.

  90. Oh Sherry! You rocked it! HOW FUN!

  91. WOW! Your notebook was fantastic and you had a great tutorial and your card is gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful tips you gave on creating your project.

  92. Beautiful project Sherry — you are so very capable!! Your ability to weave techniques through your work is second to none!!

  93. Beautiful cards, I love how you inked it up, love the sentiments too

  94. Just beautiful Sherry! Love the colours of your book cover and your card is stunning!

  95. Both projects are beautiful, Sherry!!!

  96. Wowser, Sherry – you knocked this one out of the park!

  97. So love your work!!! You’ve outdone yourself!

  98. Looks great!!!

  99. Love the patina look and your projects are lovely!!

  100. Wow, these are both fantastic!!

  101. Your notebook cover is insanely cool!!! I love how you colored it up!

  102. Wow Sherry, your cards are amazing! Love them both!

  103. Love your samples. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

  104. Wow, this is awesome. I just love the layers and the inks you used. Gorgeous. Blessing, Linda

  105. Thanks for sharing, Sherry! The most wonderful thing about these blog hops is the techniques that one can learn! I can’t wait to get out the distress inks! Thanks again!

  106. Some gorgeous work here! Thanks for sharing!

  107. I agree….I do my best work when I am pushed out of my comfort zone! You have done an awesome job with this embossing folder. I love it!

  108. Julie Shearer

    Beautiful work. TFS.

  109. Learning all sorts of new things on the hop. Thanks for sharing such talent.

  110. Thank you for showing us how to do the faux patina with that lovely framed label folder, I Love how it turned out.

  111. Wow, what awesome techniques you have shared. I love the new dies from Day 1 and 2 and appreciate all the time and effort the team has put into teaching us how to use them!
    :O)
    Jessica S

  112. Love this so beautiful!!!!

  113. I love the M-Bossabilities. Your notebook turned out fabulously. I always wondered how people did the faux patina technique. Thanks for sharing it. Love your projects.

  114. I love the way you used the multiple inks like that on a card. I will have to try that out soon.

  115. Love how you created such texture and dimension with the embossing on both the notes and card. The dies cuts frame your word art beautifully.

  116. Hi, Sherry. I like the work you done on the Journal Cover and how you destress with different inks, I like how you done the labels for the cover and how you added the studs on the side of the cover. Great Job!!!! Thank you for sharing your work.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

  117. Hi, Sherry. I was also want to let you know how beatiuful was the card you done using the new Spellbinder products. I like the saying you added on the card and how you added some lace and a flower to it. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

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  119. Love your techniques…..beautiful cards!!!

  120. Debbie McKelvey

    I love the notebook cover and card! You did a fantastic job with these and they look adorable…love it!

  121. this looks fabulous! i love the distressed look.

  122. Beautiful.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Sheila

  123. OMGoodness! You really did a beautiful job with these projects! I love the two very different looks! TFS!

  124. Oh I love this this tech….will have to give this a try..love how your card turn out…….thank you so much for sharing….

  125. c’est très beau.

  126. Awesome project…love your step by step…would make awesome gifts!

  127. Lovely projects…like how you used the distressed inks.

  128. Always like your creations Sherry. For something outside your ‘preferable’ zone you did a fine job showing off this die, making it a to have die for many cards. I love your color combinations.

  129. I love your journal and the card is a great companion for it.

  130. These projects are all so pretty. Loving the new dies. What a great b-day present they would be.

  131. Amazing Sherry!!! Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the tutorials they are wonderful, you are such an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  132. Wonderful projects, thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Elvira

  133. Oh so pretty Sherry! I love the inking before embossing idea! I am going to try that one!! Those colors turned out fabulous!! Thanks for sharing

  134. That notebook cover is absolutely amazing! Such beautiful colors and texture! Thanks for sharing the process with us!

  135. For something outside your style sense you sure came up some gorgeous projects!!! I just love the new M-Bossabilities Framed Labels One!!! This is going to take my cards to a whole new level! Can’t wait to play w/ these!!! It would be awesome if I won them, then I wouldn’t have to wait as long!!! Wooo Hooo!

  136. wow – love that cover! and the card is gorgeous too!!!

  137. Love what you did here, Sherry–great job!

  138. OMG 2 of my favorite items Spellbinders and distress ink love love love your project TFS.

  139. Loved your vision for these dies. Your perspective is always so refreshing!

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  141. Love your creations Sherry!! Your journal was very nice. Love the dies. Gloria

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    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

  142. Thanks for the instructions for making this card. The distress inks are just fabulous in giving the aged look to your card. How we love those. Can’t wait to buy some of these new dies as they are to “die” for! LOL.

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