Friday, July 04, 2008

I hope everyone had a good 4th of July! Now for some more fun, my sneak peak die is S4-157 Sunflower 1 with a suggested retail price of $19.99. Three dies come in this package, giving you a lot of versatility.



Remember to check out this helpful video on youtube describing how to use Spellbinders dies in other die cutting machines.


I decided to alter a plain album with this die. I started out with a fabric album in a neutral color.


1. Cut and emboss the leaf on a green paper of your choice.
2. Ink through the die stencil with a color a shade darker than your paper.


3. Reverse stencil with a shade lighter than your paper by removing the die cut and applying ink to the die (rough side), replace paper in die, then run it through the wizard with the embossing mat.


4. Now you are going to use the Spellbinders die to stencil onto the fabric album. Put the Spellbinders die cut stencil upside down so it lays flush with the fabric album. Use a sharpie or Copic marker to trace around the shape than use a dark color to ink the inside (don’t worry if it is too dark the next step will tone it down).


5. Remove the Spellbinders die and use a lighter shade of green to cover the entire leaf image.
6. Repeat, I chose to have two stenciled leaves on my album.
7. Using the large Sunflower die cut, emboss and ink two sunflowers. I chose to cut on orange paper and ink each with a different color.
8. For the third sunflower cut and emboss with vellum, then ink the vellum through the stencil with an ink such as Staz-on


9. Stack and glue your three sunflower dies, cardstock on top and bottom and vellum in the middle.



10. Cut and emboss the center piece of the sunflower, I used orange paper.
11. Use a thickening medium mixed with acrylic paint to make the inside of the sunflower. Rub it on the die and then carefully take the paper out of the die.


12. The result will be this. Since the die is thick the thickening medium you added to the paint will make the dots stand up.


13. After the paint dries, adhere to the center of your sunflower.
14. Pull back some of the petals of the sunflower to make it more dynamic
15. Add pop dots to the back of the leaf die cut only in the middle and glue the edges. This gives it a dimensional look.


16. After adhering the leaf, glue down the sunflower.
17. Add title or any other embellishments to your album as desired.

If you have any questions about this project or would like more detail with products I used please email me (michellejk3@gmail.com). To sign up to receive more Spellbinders product release information click here.

Spellbinders Birthday Celebration
Sneak Peek Party Drawing Information

Drawing Information

Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 14 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”. This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed on said blog. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.

Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 14 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a new RASPBERRY WIZARD and a $500 retail value die package!

Rules

Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek die give away must adhere to all of the following rules:

1) Participant must click on the provided drawing link on blog to enter each individual drawing on sneak peeks between June 30 and July 13.
2) Participant must type in the subject line the name of the die being revealed.
3) Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on July 6th
4) Participant is only allowed to enter each of the 14 Spellbinders sneak peek blog give away drawings one time per sneak peek. Participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry.
5) Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawing.

Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Grand Prize drawing, must enter the drawing from all of the 14 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.

Please note:
*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.
*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.
*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications
other than to contact the winner.
*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up: www.spellbinders.us.
*If you have any other questions regarding the contest e-mail kim@spellbinders.us


If you would like to own the Sunflower 1 die contest over (newdierelease@spellbinders.us). The contest will close midnight CST July 6th. Good Luck and remember to check out all the other sneak peaks.

106 comments:

Wendybell said...

Niiii-iiiice job with this wonderful tutorial, Michelle!! That sunflower looks totally suh-weet!! I love the dots in the middle. MUST try it!! Now I want this one, too, dang it!!!

Judi said...

Love sunflowers and definitely this is on my want list. Love your tutorial too.

Hugs
Judi

Jennifer said...

I love this! I think your tutorial being so clearly explained was the biggest "enabler".

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

great tutorial -- lots of work, and worth it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Love the way you created the sunflower- simply beautiful!

peggy lee

Muggie said...

Love how you got the dimension in the centre of the flower!

Nettie said...

Sunflowers are my weakness and this one is a must have! Love your creation Michelle.

Nettie

Melisa said...

That is so neat! I like the sunflowers 3D affect.

Robyn said...

Excellent job with the tutorial....I love sunflowers so this is on my list! Have a most excellent day!

Julie said...

I love what you did w/ this die. So pretty,Thanks for your ideas.

Carrie said...

Love this die set - thanks for the great ideas on using this set

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

Great set, and what a great tutorial for using it! Thanks so much!

melissac said...

This sunflower is awesome!! Love what you did with the album! Thanks for sharing!!

Dottie K. said...

Love the sunflowers on the album. Great way to dress up those plain albums. TFS :)

Kathy Stamper said...

I looooove sunflowers! Great tutorial. TYFS

Sandra Smart said...

Oh, I love the sunflowers! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!
donnacalamari@msn.com

riggy said...

Just AWESOME! I love how you made the center of the sunflower. Thanks for the tutorial.

Laura said...

The sunflowers are fantastic, but the tutorial is da-bomb! TFS!

Cheryl said...

This is a real work of Art. Fantastic.
Cheryl Sims

Teresa said...

Love the sunflower. You did a great job

Tessa said...

Very pretty sunflower - so much detail. Love what you have done with it!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally someone has created my sunflower. Great Job. Can hardly wait to get my hands on this one. Love the tutorial.

lorraine

Sharron Lynne said...

I love sunflowers and you've done an awesome job with it and produced a great tutorial, so mine can look almost as good, when I buy this wonderful new die cut.

liannallama said...

Thanks for sharing all the details that really make this work into a special project!

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- thanks for the great ip on how to add dimension to the leaves.

Marie Cramp said...

How pretty!! I think I like the leaf the best, so much detail and texture. Love your project.

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

scrappingworld@live.com
jmcramp@telus.net

Bree said...

What a great project showcasing the new Sunflower die set, Michelle! I just love creating with layers and this Spellbinders looks like it will be a lot of fun!!!
Bree

Linda McClain said...

Fantastic tutorial. What an amazing set.

butterfly843 said...

Sunflowers are my favorite, can't wait to get this one!

Linda said...

You clearly showed us the step by step. I'm a visual person when it comes to projects like this. Each day the dies get better and better.

Andrea said...

Wonderful project and thanks for the terrific instructions!

stephanie said...

OMG how wonderful. I love how you turned the dies over and used ink. Love it.

Cindy said...

I'd love this die set! It is so beautiful!

mustangsarah said...

wow, another wonderful set.
I love sunflowers and would love to win this set.
Awesome tut!!

Radiogirl said...

I do like a nice sized flower and this sunflower is it. Thanks for the details.

SusanH said...

The sunflowers are beautiful! Love the way you created the center of the flower. Thanks for sharing!

Reality Show Reject said...

Beautiful project. I'm loving all of these new dies!

GabrielaD said...

I need to have this one!!! So beautiful. I love the sunflower.

TFS!!!

Judy said...

Beautiful project, Michelle! I learned so many new techniques, my head is reeling!

Donna said...

Thanks for the clear instructions - great dies too!

Cheryl said...

These are beautiful! I love the extra detail and dimension you put into your sunflowers!

Pegg S said...

Gorgeous! What a cool idea to ink up the die - love your finished flower!

Lesa said...

I love this new die set. My list of wants is getting longer and longer.

Michelle said...

Your sunflowers are fabulous! I love this new die cut!

Theresa said...

way cool! you are too creative!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Theresa G.

Brenda said...

Great tutorial, and a wonderful card too. Love it.

Ron said...

Amazing job! I love this die set! Just one more to add to my wish list!

-Ron
www.randomdoorways.com

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful job on this die, Michelle!! I'm not entering the contest, but I just wanted to tell you that I love what you've done here!

Anonymous said...

Great idea.. stenciling on the album. And a neat way to do the sunflower. Thanks for your ideas.

Swedie

ALLY said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! Love that you used texture paste for the flower's center.

Anonymous said...

Great project and tutorial. Can't wait to get these and try them out. JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Eveline said...

I love sunflowers. I try to grow them every year.
Great new dies.
Eveline.

Janet said...

WOW, I love this die! You are so creative with what you did with the sunflower. I would love to win this one for sure. Thanks for sharing with us.

MelissaS said...

This is gorgeous - I love how you made the paint dots in the center stand up!! Thanks for sharing :)

Toni K said...

Wow! Love these dies! So many ideas already!

Marsha said...

Love sunflowers. Great tutorial. Wonderful what you did with the center - well, acturally every part of the flower and leaves!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

The sunflower is wonderful. I love how you used it.

Carol Weimer said...

Adorable card. Great tutorial! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh boy... Who doesn't love Sunflowers or flowers! Awesome project, man, what detail!

I'm going to have to save this post, my 'head' is a little fuzzy (uh, late night!) and having a hard time 'absorbing' it all! LOL!

Karen G said...

Love the sunflower accent and how you applied it to the album cover. Very creative. Going to watch the video now. Thanks for the inspriration!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Michelle, great job on your tutorial and showing the many ways to use the Spellbinders dies!! Your album is very pretty!! I love how you did the center of the sunflower!

Smiles!
Heidi

Sheila D said...

Sunflowers are my favorite fall flower. Can't wait to get one of these.

Ariel Tupolski said...

Screw the music on this blog. Scared the crap out of me. I'll never be back.

Kari said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this one! Great job on your project too!!!

Courtney said...

I love, love, love this sunflower! And what a great contest to showcase the new dies and help us crafters win some awesome blog candy!

leenda said...

Fantastic artwork!

~Q~ said...

neat - Spellbinders is outdoing themselves with the new releases!

diane mcvey said...

Wow, this is super cool! Can't wait to use ALL the new dies!!! :D

Marge Robertson said...

Our daughter loved sunflowers when she was in 5th grade & grew up to be a floral designer, who now dreams of owning her floral business one day. This will be perfect for making projects to send to her! TFS your gorgeous technique!!!

janet d. said...

Great project! I love the look of sunflowers!

janet d.

dowells1357 at sbcglobal dot net

Kacey Elliott said...

Very nice album cover! I love what you did with the center of the flower. I was perusing your blog and love your layouts. Also, I hope your daughter is ok after her Wii accident :-)- she is so cute!

Stampin Cats said...

Love the card. Great tutorial.

Ema said...

I love these dies!

Giovana said...

Awesome die cuts!! Your sunflower is so pretty!!!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous job on these sunflowers, what a neat idea! I LOVE sunflowers, grow me a bunch each year and make my own bird seed! Thanks for the chance to win!

Roxie said...

Love the sunflower and all the posibilites. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

Sarah Green said...

wow I love them!!!

Regan said...

you did such a great job with these!

Cindy said...

THIS ONE IS A MUST HAVE...OH WAIT ARENT THEY ALL? GREAT JOB
with your instructions and design!

Kathy H said...

Lots of great ideas here. Thanks...

rachelM said...

Love this!!!I need to add this to my growing list.

Juanita B said...

FANTISTIC and CREATIVE work!! TFS.

Anonymous said...

The instructions were great!

Brooke S said...

Amazing ideas on how to use the Spellbinder dies. I wouldn't have thought of thoses ideas.

Lori Barnett said...

These are outstanding!! Love your ideas with the new dies!!

Dawnmarie said...

beautiful card!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Butterfly said...

Just love the possibilities for creativity using this die set.
Love your work Michelle - just gorgeous.
Helen Reiters

anGela said...

Great instructions and really appreciated the close up pics!

DeeDee said...

WOW! How gorgeous.....I love sunflowers...this looks like a must have for me!!!

Denise Wells said...

Sunflowers remind me of growing up in Kansas! How cool!

Denise Wells

Monika/Buzsy said...

I really like your shading. the sunflowerlooks awesome! TFS!

Ying said...

Beautiful card.

Sue said...

Wonderful project - geat instructions. Thanks so much.

martha1223 said...

I really like this die and what you did with it

Judith A. Novak said...

Sorry I missed an opportunity to win the darling Sunflower set from Spellbinders, however I wanted you to know how much I liked what you did with it. I may not be eligible for the grand prize as I didn't post on your blog timely but will email them anyway.
Thanks so much
Judith

sandyh said...

thanks for this demo! another grat die!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

StamperSharon said...

Beautiful project, Michelle -- great use of this new die!!

Marisa said...

Great job with the Sunflower die.
Just love it.

Marisa

Theresa said...

Absolutely amazing. Love what you have done.

scrapshe said...

OMG...........this sunflower die is amazing. I totally am in love with it and love what you did with it.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

OMG! This is gorgeous!

Jennifer Priest said...

Love the inking technique with the embossing template!!!

Carol said...

That was a seriously cool tutorial! I love how real you made that sunflower look! Adding you to my bookmarks!

Kristen =) said...

Beautiful Job!!!

You always do such a great job... BUT wow this is neat!

Anonymous said...

man u did a gr8 job i luv the sunflower

merri
jebergerson@hotmail.com