Howdy! For today’s project, the lovely people at Spellbinders sent me a set from the Large Die of the Month Club Kit to experiment with. It’s called Fall Flora, and it is a beauty! There are lots of flowers and leaves, and what is now my new favorite pumpkin die.
I didn’t use the pumpkin on this card, though. I’m saving that for this weekend. I did, however, use nearly all of the floral dies to emboss a pattern – and at the same time, too 🙂
The Set Up
To use the dies for embossing, I arranged them out on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ scrap piece of veneer I had at my desk.
Once I was satisfied with the placement, I used a sheet of masking paper to pick everything up at once.
The sandwich is (starting from the bottom and building up):
- the platform,
- dies facing up,
- embossing mat,
- embossing plate,
- and roll it through!
I trimmed down the teal cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and matted it on white cardstock before I moved on to the next step.
From Fall to Winter
Even though this is an autumn-themed set, I decided to give it a more wintry feel. To do that, I added little beads of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White around the embossed leaves. It kinda looks like a light snowfall, doesn’t it?
For the sentiment, I used the label dies that were included in the Fall Flora set, as well as the scripty “thanks.” I wanted the word to echo the gloss of the Nuvo drops, so I heat embossed it with three coats of Ranger Detail Embossing Powder in White.
Then, I adhered the “thanks” to the layered label with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.
You can do this technique with any dies you have in your stash!
Pro tip: run a test piece through your die machine. That’s to ensure your paper is thick enough, so the dies don’t accidentally cut through. The teal cardstock I used today is an 80lb cover weight, and it worked like a charm 🙂
Thanks for reading today! I’m glad you stopped by to check out the card I made with the Fall Flora kit from the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club. If you try out this technique, leave a link to your photo in the comments. I’d love to see what you make!
PS: Here’s another project from a previous Large Die of the Month Kit I think you’d like!