25 January 2023

Spellbinders | Anemone Blooms

Hello there, today I have two cards to share with you using the Spellbinders Anemone Blooms Collection by Yana Smakula. I shared two projects using the hot foil plates HERE. Today, I am sharing two projects using the dies. 

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The Spellbinders Anemone Blooms Etched Dies are beautiful and can be used in different ways. There is the main die with the outline and also the shadow piece too. I started off the pink card by die cutting the outline die first from Hero Arts Peony Cardstock. I made sure to try and not cut all the way through the cardstock (by not using a shim, which I would usually do) to keep all the inside parts of the flowers inside of the outline (but still cut around the edges of the shape). 

I then die cut it again from white cardstock but this time cut all the way through. I added ink blending to the pink piece with Distress Inks to give some dimension and colour to the petals. I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves with a small ink blending brush. I then adhered the white die cut layer over the top. This is a cheats way of doing die cut inlay. It is not technically inlay, as it is not all one level, but a much quicker way of doing it! 

I masked off the top edges of a US A2 sized white card base and added more ink blending with the same Distress Inks, focusing the colour at the top of the card and fading to white at the bottom. I cut the Spellbinders Anemone Blooms Etched Dies shadow piece from vellum and adhered the other piece on top. This was then adhered to the card with thin foam tape. 

I took the 'hello' sentiment from the Spellbinders Wonderful Script Sentiments Etched Dies set and cut the shadow piece from white cardstock and the word itself from Spellbinders Pop-Up Die Cutting Glitter Foam Sheets - Peony Pinks (Glitter Light Pink) and adhered it on top. It was then added to the card. 

I took the 'friend' from Spellbinders Hello, Friend Sentiments Glimmer Hot Plate and foiled it on to white cardstock with Spellbinders Black Glimmer Hot Foil Roll. It was cut into a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems

For the purple card, I made the flower in the same way as the pink one. I cut the Spellbinders Anemones Blooms Etched Dies from Spellbinders Purple Mist Cardstock and added Distress Ink in Wilted Violet and Villainous Purple on top. The white outline was adhered on top and then the whole thing adhered to the vellum shadow piece. 

I then ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss above it using the Spellbinders Diamond Plaid Embossing Folder. This was completely inspired by Yana Smakula herself, who does this a lot and I love the result! The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized Purple Amethyst card base and then the anemones added on top with thin foam tape. To finish off, I embellished with Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essentials Gems



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Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 


  1. WOW! I run out of superlatives for your cards but these are STUNNING! Normally I would always gravitate to loving a pink card but today I think I love the navy one even more. This is such a beautiful release form Yana and all your cards have been stunning with the sets. I wish I could win the lottery! Thank you for sharing them, they really are so beautiful! xx


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