I’m head over heels in love with the beautiful swan die that came in the Spellbinders’ Card Kit of the Month for February 2019. It such a beautiful die and I kept coming up with more and more card ideas I wanted to create using it. This week I’ll be featuring two cards I created using this die and next week I’ll feature three more cards.
This card is entirely made out of die cuts. I decided not to add a sentiment because I feel the card works well for several different occasions including weddings, engagements, birthdays etc.
Focal Panel Dies
The beautiful swan die is cut out of cream cardstock from my stash. The flowers and leaves are dies included in the Spellbinders card kit and I cut them out of the cardstock which was also included in the kit.
I adhered the swan and flower cluster to a scalloped circle I die cut using Lawn Fawn’s Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables.
Using three beautiful background dies from Birch Press Design’s Cherish Plate Layer Set I stacked them together to make a dimensional background. Each background die is cut out of a different shade of pink cardstock and glued together and then adhered to a cream cardbase to really make the hearts pop.
To add a bit more life to the swan by adding Glossy Accents to its beak and eye.
I think black swans are beautiful and really wanted to create one for this card.
Creating the Swan
To start, I die cut this swan using black cardstock from the kit. I also created a set of double wings one in black and one in copper both are cardstocks in the kit. I adhered the black wing on top of the copper wing and fluff up the feathers before adhering them both to the swan’s body.
For my sentiment, I knew I wanted to make this a birthday card and I wanted to use the sentiment to help ground the swan. So, I stamped a sentiment from MFT’s Brushstroke Expressions onto black cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger’s Super Fine Detail Copper embossing powder. Next, I die cut the sentiment using Simon Says Stamp’s Sentiment Labels Wafer Dies and placed it blow my swan.
I wanted to use a background die that would make this card feel softer since it has so many dark tones. With this in mind, I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop Die and cut the background out of MFT’s Primitive White cardstock. Next, I mounted the background on to a cardbase made out of the same Primitive White cardstock for a soft look.
For this swan, I wanted to add a crown so I cut one from a die and the copper paper in the kit. Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the swan’s beak and eye.
I hope you enjoyed both cards! Please post a comment letting me know which one is your favorite.