Hello crafty friends! Today I have the honor to introduce you to a few new dies, courtesy of Spellbinders. They have asked me if I wanted to play with their new “Large Die of the Month” subscription kit (the February edition) and of course I said yes! And imagine my surprise when a huge set of dies landed in my inbox. There were so many dies I had to make three different projects, which I’ll be sharing over the course of the next few days with you.
When I first read up on the “Large Die of the Month” subscription kit, I thought I’d maybe receive 3-4 large dies – I had no idea the description actually meant that the kit would be large in terms of how many dies you receive; I actually had a bit of trouble believing that the kit is just $20.
What appealed to me so much with the sentiment dies here is that you not only get to die-cut them, but there is also a very subtle embossing happening at the same time which adds further interest to the resulting die cuts. They are not just flat letters, they have raised and depressed parts. It was also an opportunity to try out my new Spellbinders Platinum 6 die-cutting machine (sent to me by Spellbinders) and I was very happy with its performance, too.
As I mentioned in the video, I advise against using double-sided adhesive tape on the front and back of card stock – it’s not worth the hassle. By the way, I tried this later with the Big Shot and it also didn’t cut through, so that’s not a shortcoming of the Platinum 6.
What worked out very beautifully, though, were the colors. I used my inexpensive Stabilo markers which are very rich in color and they just make the glitter explode: when you tilt the card in the light, you don’t just see all the embossed detail, it’s also a feast of color for your eyes. And if you’re not into rainbow colors, you can of course use just one color or an ombre effect – the sky’s the limit.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired! Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders “Large Die of the Month” subscription kit.