Monday, March 28, 2011

Thank You, Spellbinders!

The Gina K design team would like to welcome you to this special "thank you, Spellbinders" blog hop!  Recently Spellbinders gave each member of our team the amazing new Grand Calibur....what an exciting gift!  We each love having this "Cadillac" of the die cutting machines to use for our projects and want to show our appreciation by sharing some projects that showcase the features of this fabulous tool!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Colleen Schaan's!

As I have mentioned before, the Grand Calibur makes die-cutting a breeze because it makes such clean cuts and beautifully embossed details!  I love that it will cut multiple shapes in one pass or, using the larger dies, cut a unique shape for a card that transcends the standard A2!  It's not only great for those special cards...those qualities make it great for batch card-making or special occasions, but it is great for a CAS "everyday" card too!

For today's card, I used one of the beautiful impressabilities to emboss a subtle background on a layer of ivory card stock.  I inked the edges with distress ink and popped it up on dimensional foam on a black onyx card base, adding a favorite sentiment from Nina's Elegant Verses and a beautiful bird from the current StampTV kit, Springtime Silhouettes.  I used a long rectangle to cut and emboss the sentiment, inking it before removing it from the die.  I love the simple yet elegant look of that clean border!  A bow of sheer, gold-edged black ribbon provides the only embellishment.  I kept trying to add pearl or rhinestone swirls, flowers, etc., but in this case, less was truly more and so I left it as is.

Notes:
Pure Luxury card stock in ivory and  black onyx
Elegant Verses
Springtime Silhouettes
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink
Spellbinders' Impressabilities
Spellbinders' Nestabilities long rectangle
gold-edged black ribbon
pop dots

And now you're headed to the talented Emily's!

56 comments:

  1. So very pretty!! Love these colors together!

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  2. This is an Amazing card! I Love It!

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  3. Beautiful ribbon and the bird makes a beautiful accent to your sentiment!

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  4. How elegant looking this design is. I really love what you did with the impressible.

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  5. Such a beautiful card! I adore that bird it really "sets it off"! Yes, I agree, less is MORE in this case! I want to try this.

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  6. Such an elegant card. Love the verse.

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  7. So very elegant! Love the bird stamp and embossed background.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. What a beautiful card! So elegant - that bird stamp is just amazing!

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  9. Very nice. I love the black and beige..

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  10. Gorgeous, Deb -- love that embossed background and beautiful bird!

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  11. Beautiful card.....love the bird stamp and embossed background. TFS!

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  12. What a beautiful card!!!I love it! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  13. Tres elegante! Very pretty. I think the black ribbon makes for a more dramatic and stunning effect!

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  14. Nicely done. Your right this time less is more perfect.

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  15. Less is more with this card! Simply elegant!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. What a gorgeous background you have created for your card! Love it!

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  17. very simple and lovely. Great use of the bird.

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  18. So elegant! Simply beautiful! Sometimes less is more. Love the bow! Iris, Saved by Grace

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  19. A very elegant card... the impressabilities image makesa lovely background.

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  20. Love the Bird what a beautiful card

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  21. Gorgeous card. Love the colors. Don't know how I survived with prior to the Calibur. Great improvement over the Wizard that's for sure. Size is everything. Still use the wizard from time to time thou.
    Marcie

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  22. Love the impressabilities background and that wonderful bird.

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  23. Very elegant. Love this card! Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  24. So happy for u that you received the Grand Calibur! Your card is just beautiful...love it.

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  25. Deb your card is very simple but, so elegant. the bird really sets it off.

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  26. So elegant and striking Deb--love the simplicity of this and that beautiful sentiment just sets it off perfectly!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  27. Deb, love the CAS look of your card, it looks so Rich and elegant, great call!! Some times less is def. more.
    Thanks
    Donna P.

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  28. Deb, I love the ivory and black together. Nice touch.

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  29. Beautiful card Deb. Your work is always so elegant.

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  30. Such a refined and elegant card. So classy.

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  31. beautiful! I love the distressed embossed BG!

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  32. Very elegant!! Love the distressed look with the color scheme you chose.

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  33. Very elegant yet simple card.

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  34. Deb, the ivory and black is so elegant! Love it!

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  35. Ah, knowing when to stop is an art unto itself. You did GOOD! Love the card.

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  36. What a beautiful card! Love the new stamptv kit!

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  37. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the bird.

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  38. Thank You for sharing your card using the Grand Caliber. I loved the bird and how you made it. Your card is so beautiful.
    Aloha from Hawaii
    Carol

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  39. Beautiful card, great use of the Spellbinders machine and I love that bird :)

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  40. I love the bird! The colors are wonderful, and the impressibilities really set off the whole thing!

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  41. Love Spellbinders,, Thank-you!!

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  42. love this card --the colors and the embellys.

    Great use of the Spellbinder products.

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  43. I love, love, love this simple but very elegant greeting card. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.

    Joan
    MN
    gjgarlough@aol.com

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