Spellbinders – Crystal Peaks

Hello there!

I guest-designed for Spellbinders last week and can share on my blog today.  I used the Crystal Peaks die from the Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low. I’ve made two cards today using watercolor backgrounds with two ways to accent the die cuts from this collection.
SB Crystal Peaks - Watercolor Main

On my first card, I used the Spellbinders Embossing Mat 4” x 5.25”.  I placed the main Crystal Peaks die in the bottom left hand corner and embossed the die onto some watercolor cardstock. Instead of drawing lines for each space, I thought this would be the quickest way for me to paint.

SB Crystal Peaks - Watercolor Angeled

I used Daniel Smith watercolor paints on this card and used the following cool colors: Phthalo Blue GS, Quinacridone Purple, and Phthalo Green BS. I tried to add more concentrated colors towards the bottom of each section.

SB Crystal Peaks - Watercolor Close Up

Once the watercolor was dry, I die-cut this piece using the outline die. Then I die-cut the Crystal Peaks die using white glitter cardstock and adhered it over the watercolor panel, giving it more defined edges and shimmer.

SB Crystal Peaks - White Glitter Main

On my second card, I decided to use the negative from the white glitter cardstock on the previous project and repurpose them for a second card.

SB Crystal Peaks - White Glitter Angeled

I die-cut the Crystal Peaks die using black cardstock and colored this with a Wink of Stella shimmer pen in clear to give it extra shimmer.  I then in-lay all the white glitter cardstock back into the Crystal Peaks image.

SB Crystal Peaks - White Glitter Close Up

I wasn’t quite satisfied with the white glitter cardstock and felt it was a little flat and on a whim, I decided to add some watercolor over the white glitter cardstock –  taking a huge risk that it wouldn’t take the moisture well.  It turned out to be easier on the glitter cardstock than on the watercolor paper from the previous project!  I was pleasantly surprised!

SB Crystal Peaks - both

I used a stamp set by Ellen Hutson called Spread the Sparkle to both cards in different places.  I stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and embossed it using white embossing powder.  To finish off both cards, I added some sparkling clear sequins. I’ve enjoyed being a guest here on the Spellbinders blog and am extremely grateful for the experience! I really hope you enjoyed these cards today and I’ve inspired you to create!

XOXO,
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*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, SB for Spellbinders, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support!

SB Crystal Peaks
SB Crystal Peaks
EH Spread the Sparkle
EH Spread the Sparkle
SB Embossing Pads
SB Embossing Pads
SB | AMZN
"Wagner
Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
HMSB | 
 SSS | EH
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
“SSS
SSS White Glitter Cardstock
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Daniel Smith Watercolors
MERRIARTIST | EH
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Daniel Smith Watercolors
MERRIARTIST | EH
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
HMSB | EH | SSS
SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Mix
PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Mix

 


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