Saturday, June 2, 2018

spellbinders heart like a wildflower - rainbow

I was lucky to get the Spellbinders Heart like a Wildflower etched die from the Stephanie Low collection to play with and I have two super easy card ideas for you that showcase the watercolor with black as well as the nature with graphic combos that I love so much. And I used up some artsy backgrounds from my stash in the process!

Here is the die. For today's cards I used only the die on the right! 



When I did a test drive of that die, the first thing I noticed was the cool negative space it makes. So I cut it from a black rectangle and backed it with a smooshed Distress Oxide piece from my stash.

Kartenkunst Trauer stamp
Distress Oxides
PP snippet

I added a strip of striped PP to the edge of the panel and ran my sympathy sentiment vertically too.

Then I used the positive die cut as a silhouette in the foreground of a bright watercolored strip. Inspired by this card I made a bit ago.


I added a heat embossed sentiment on vellum and a touch of gold/black graphic washi for balance at the base of the focal panel. It took me forever to figure out exactly how I wanted to do my sentiment on this thank you card, but it's super easy to recreate if you like the idea ;) I blogged about the watercolored piece here.

Thank you to Team Spellbinders for this lovely die to create with. I'm joining in at:
Pinspirational - #216 (card #1)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes



15 comments:

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards using that pretty die, Maria. I love the rainbow colours on both paired with black. Very dramatic. xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Wow! I love both of these cards ... they are both so striking. The use of the negative space works so well with the vibrant colours ... isn't it fun when you can use the "waste" so effectively. Just brilliant!
Elaine

shirley-bee said...

Wow! The combination of black and those vibrant colours is spectacular!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the striking contrast on your cards,clean white ,bright colors and bold black !

Raga Senthil said...

Wow...simply beautiful with vibrant rainbow colours ❤️💕😍. Love it. 😍😍

nancy littrell said...

I love your vibrant rainbow CAS designed cards, Maria. Your white and black accents really made your cards pop too. TFS Hugs..

Mac Mable said...

Vibrant and gorgeous, both of them. The black is so eye catching and creative and great use of the negative die cut x

Heidi Weaver said...

My goodness, Maria, what a gorgeous couple of cards you've created using that Spellbinders die. Love the combination of colours you've used. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Marge said...

Beautiful design as always, Maria! Love the contrast between background and the top image. Great CAS cards! Thank you for joininh us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Marge

Gail said...

Wow! Those colours really pop beside the black. Great use of the negative space. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Such beautiful cards Maria. The die cut is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the ANYTHING GOES Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. I absolutely love the negative image floral design you've created.

Anita in France said...

Rainbow colours always seem so vibrant when paired with black, Maria ... and these show that beautifully! Love how each design has a completely different feel to it ... perfect with each of the sentiments! Congratulations on designing with Spellbinders! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Hamilton said...

Love the bold colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Ruth said...

I keep seeing so many inspirational cards with new Spellbinders dies, it's a wonder my wallet is intact! Love the black on that pretty pop of colour xx

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