Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spellbinders Blog Hop - Good Vibes Only by Stephanie Low + Giveaway!

Hey folks!

I'm here today for the Spellbinders March Release Blog Hop! In today's video, I'm sharing how I use dies from the Stephanie Low Good Vibes Only Collection to do some quick and easy watercoloring. These cards are a breeze and awesome for mass producing!


Spellbinders also has a GIVEAWAY folks! To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on SPELLBINDERS BLOG by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.


STEPHANIE LOW is one of my favorite designers for Spellbinders. Her style is very rock n' roll and I love it! However, I decided to take a little bit different approach to my cards with the WANDERING BUTTERFLIES Dies. 

I die cut several of the WANDERING BUTTERFLIES from Neenah SOLAR WHITE Cardstock. I knew Iw as going to keep these a plain white so once I had run them through my Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Machine I set them aside.



I used a square dies from the The Shapeabilities Four Seasons SILHOUETTES Etched Dies Four Seasons by Lene Lok and die cut four Neenah SOLAR WHITE Cardstock panels. I also trimmed them down to 4"x5.25" and set those aside.

I cut several pieces of Tim Holtz DISTRESS Cardstock so they would fit just behind the windows in my card panels.


I wanted to do some watercoloring, but I really wanted to keep it simple. So I decided to take an old but a goody approach.

I haven't done this in awhile, but layering watercolors is such an easy way to pull together a card. In fact, it's so easy, it's a great way to mass produce.

Do check out the VIDEO folks, because I do have a few things I talk about with this technique.


I wanted colors that really popped since I was going to attach those stark white butterflies. I have all of the inks I used listed in the thumbnail links below.


You could use any sentiment you like. You could even skip it altogether. I love the Hero Arts ACTS OF KINDNESS Stamp Set and I thought it would be perfect. 

Using my MISTI Stamping Tool, I heat embossed sentiments with VERSAMARK Ink and Hero Arts SILVER Embossing Powder.


I show how I do this in the VIDEO, but I mounted the panel with 3M FOAM TAPE on top folding A2 top fold card bases. 

To finish off my cards, I added GLOSSY EGGSHELL PEARLS by Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

Thats it! I have linked below al the stops on the Hop! Check them out!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! DISCOVER more projects on my Youtube Channel. Do be sure to subscribe if you haven't and also tap that notification bell so you don't miss any future videos. As always Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Until next time.

Spellbinders
Kristina Werner
Yana Smakula
Zsoka Marko
Elena Salo
Melania Deasy
Tammy Tutterow
Wanda Guess
Sharyn Johnson Sowell
Emily Midgett
Melissa Phillips
Susie Lessard
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Cynde Whitlow
Janette Kausen
Laurie Willison
Rubeena Ianigro
Virginia Lu
Tiffany Solorio
Olga Direktorenko

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click HERE to read my full disclosure policy.


60 comments:

  1. Simple yet super beautiful cards! :)

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  2. Beautiful watercoloring! Your cards are gorgeous.

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Traditional watercoloring frustrates me so,though I keep trying, but this is a technique that I really think I can do (yea!!!)! I can't wait to try this, so again, thank you for the video!

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  4. Your cards are beautiful ! I love the simple set-up, making the butterflies and the works on watercolor pop-up.

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  5. Love the gorgeous and bold backgrounds.

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  6. Simple and beautiful cards!! You have done well with alcohol inks!

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  7. LOVE your cards today - the colors and the CAS designs are so elegant:)

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I love the different watercolor effects you did for the background on each card! Each one is so different and beautiful! I also love how vibrant you got the distress inks! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. Love seeing all of these creations!

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  10. I'm with you in that I really like Stephanie's designs. Your Distress inked backgrounds are beautiful! Just adds that perfect pop of colour against all that beautiful white space. Thanks for making a video. I so appreciate them.

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  11. Your cards are striking. The watercolors stand out so beautifully against the stark white. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love the cards and the watercolors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Love the look of these! So simple but classic.

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  14. Beautiful. I love how the die cut butterfly stands out against those gorgeous colours

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  15. Awesome cards! I can't wait to purchase the butterfly.

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  16. Stunning cards, your cards are always such an inspiration.

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  17. Beautiful backgrounds. Thanks for sharing the technique!

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  18. Cynde, your watercolored backgrounds with the white card base and die cut butterflies are stunning. Watching your video was so enjoyable as it gave me a variety of ways to create those vibrant backgrounds. The results are truly impressive. tfs

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  19. The backgrounds are perfect to show off the beautiful butterflies on your simply elegant cards!

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  20. Simply gorgeous cards. The watercolored backgrounds and the white card result in a very eye-catching look. Yes, the butterflies really pop on top of the colored backgrounds.

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  21. Wow! The butterflies really pop off those beautiful watercolored backgrounds! I love that you kept the rest of the card simple. They're just perfect!

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  22. Gorgeous colors and butterflies! Beautiful cards!

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  23. I love butterflies. Your cards are all very colorful and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love the butterfly in white and a very colorful background so you can admire even more the details of the die cut. Beautiful cards. So happy to found your channel!

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  25. The butterfly dies look beautiful against the watercolor background you have created for each of the cards. Stunning projects! Each one so vivid and bright! :)

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  26. I love all of these new ideas!

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  27. Gorgeous cards. I love your backgrounds.

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  28. AWESOME cards! I love your water colored backgrounds and the butterflies set them off beautifully!

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  29. I love all the beautiful backgrounds you used to showcase the butterfly!

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  30. So pretty, Cynde. Beautiful backgrounds.

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  31. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor backgrounds and the stark white of the butterfly dies against them. thanks for the video.

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  32. HOW BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the simplicity of your cards! You featured these dies SO WELL!!! FABULOUS VIDEO TOO!!! THANK YOU!!!! ;)

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  33. Cynde, I just wanted to make sure my comment went through for this hop. I see it here, but I got an e-mail telling me it DIDN'T! GASP!!! LOL I just wanted to make sure you got it!!! ;)

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  34. Gorgeous butter fly cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  35. I absolutely love these cards. The watercolor background is beautiful.

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  36. Absolutely terrific cards! I loved the clean white design - perfect to show off these beautiful new butterflies. Great technique and a very good video!

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  37. Love the backgrounds and the shapes of these butterflies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  38. These are lovely! Your backgrounds look fantastic and the butterflies are beautiful!

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  39. I love all those distress oxide backgrounds. They make the butterflies pop.

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  40. Love your clean designs and those colours--wow!

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  41. Thanks for the video! I learned from you! Your cards are beautiful!

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  42. Your cards are just beautiful.

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  43. A really beautiful card! Stunningly simple and great for mass producing

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  44. Hi Cynde,
    What a beautiful Card with so Many colors WoW love iT.
    Mvg Gina Belgium

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  45. I love these cards....very inspirational! Beautiful colors and the butterflies just stick right out

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  46. The video is superb...loved ur backgrounds...thanks for sharing!!

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  47. These butterflies are so pretty and the brightly colored backgrounds you created just show them off all the better!! Just lovely!!

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  48. Lovely cards! The simple design is perfect to showcase the watercolored panels and the gorgeous butterflies just pop off the card.

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  49. Cynde, I love how the Tim Holtz card stock gives this lacy butterfly a beautiful stained glass looking background! Thanks for sharing your talent with us :)

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  50. Lovely cards!! I especially love the Kindness one!

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  51. Darling cards! I love butterflies so these are just perfect for me! Pretty distressed backgrounds!

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