Layered Flower Look with Spellbinders
Updated: Aug 22, 2018
Using Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club set for June 2018, I created a layered look usually achieved with more expensive cover dies.
Step 1. Sort Your Dies by Size & Prep
First, take everything out of its package and sort by size. This set includes 14 dies, many of which are circular, and come in approx. 3 sizes, which gives lots of variety in flowers.
Next, select your choice of cardstock. Ideally, you want at least 3 colors or variations (you could do 4). You could also use colored cardstock like I did, or use pattered paper, hand painted or inked paper, or vellum for the top layer. The possibilities are endless! Cut a card base out of one color, and two panels of the same size in the other colors/patterns.
Step 2. Stack and Cut
Starting with the top panel, cut your largest size dies out, creating whatever pattern with the circle pieces as you choose. You can also put in a few medium and small circles for variation like I did, depending on what look you are going for. Secure with washi or low adhesive tape and run through your die cutting machine as required (I use Spellbinder's Platinum Mini-- the perfect size for creating cards)
Set aside the die cut shape, and lay the panel over the middle panel. Lay out the dies inside of the first panel and tape in place one at a time. Once you're satisfied, run the middle panel through your die cut machine. If you're doing another layer, lay the middle panel on top of that one and repeat.
Finally, build your card using adhesive foam for each panel. I added back some small cut pieces into the middle of the biggest flowers to create a center, and adhered using foam to keep it as the same height as the coordinating color. I also added some gold-hued crystals at the center of some flowers. To top it off, I heat embossed a sentiment from Altenew in metallic gold powder and used more foam to mount. The result is dimensional yet simple.
You could also use this technique on a number of other die sets, or mix and match what you already own!
Remember to save your cut out pieces for more cards!