Friday, October 8, 2021

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month

Hello there.  I’m back tonight to share the October Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (SDOM).  This Holiday Haul die set includes 14 dies.  It pairs perfectly with the October Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) to offer many options for a variety of occasions.

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I don’t make fall cards very often, and since I love non-traditional colour Christmas cards, I used the fall Halloween colours from Butterfly Reflections Ink (BRI) October mood board to create a Christmas card.  I succeeded in the end, but once again, the orange colour stumped me for quite a while. 😂   I had so much fun making this card.

The truck body was die cut from Memory Box Twilight Purple paper pack.  The tire covers were die cut three times and stacked for dimension.  Shading was added to all the truck pieces with a detail blender tool and Dusty Concord distress ink (DI).  And now the orange... yes, the wood sideboards is die cut from orange paper in the Memory Box Sunny Orange paper pack and Gathered Twigs DI was applied to them to tone down the colour.  The tires were die cut from black cardstock and silver foil paper.  The bumpers were also die cut from silver foil paper.  Assembled the truck, then added piled up snow on it with a white gel pen.  

The trees were die cut three times from Xpress It cardstock and coloured with Copic markers.  Added snow to them with a white gel pen as well.  Was going to keep it clean and simple (CAS) and mount everything onto a card, stamp the sentiment and call it done… BUT I felt it needed something more.  So I stretched the tree die and die cut a tree line stencil from acetate.   

Used it with Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire DI to watercolor a wintry forest background on watercolor paper.  Dried the panel with the heat tool, then splattered with white gouache paint for snow.  Stamped “Sending” with Versafine Onyx Black ink directly onto the panel.  Heat embossed the rest of the sentiment onto black cardstock with white embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added shading below the truck with a black Polychromos pencil to finish.

This month Spellbinders offered a new CSOM and Die category, but it sold out.  The stamp on its own is still available though.  To avoid disappointment in the future, make sure to sign up as soon as it is available next month.  All club kits seen HERE are available through October 24.  Past club kits may be available HERE.  Thank you for dropping by and joining me.  



Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Trina, this is just a fabulous scene and the truck looks so realistic!! It's fabulous how you have realized all the snow and how clever using the tree die to cut your own stencil to paint the deep of the wood! Great work!

Bonnie said...

I can't decide which I love the most, Trina! That purple truck is awesome and so is the watercolored forest! Awesome card, my friend!

Mac Mable said...

Such a fabulous winter scene and love the non traditional colours, the fun truck and the way you extended the tree die to do the atmospheric background. Such a wonderful and creative card Trina x.

Darlene said...

Oh Trina this is just awesome ... I love it! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

P.S. This also fits the brand new PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I hope you'll come check it out!

Maria said...

How beautiful!! Love the purple truck!! A beautiful scene for your amazing card!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Brilliant card, Trina - love your use of the colors and your stenciled tree farm background looks amazing!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

It's brilliant that you used the Halloween colors to make this gorgeous Christmas card, Trina! When I saw the BRI mood board, all I could think about was Halloween.
I'm always impressed with all the wonderful details. Love the dimension of the tire covers, the shiny silver foil parts, the white gel pen snow, and the wonderful forest background using your DIY stencil!
Hideko xx

Billie A said...

Love the colors and image. Wonderful beautiful card. So glad you shared over at Happy little stamper watercolor.

Witchcrafted Life said...

My word, what a gorgeous card.

Trina, this serene, splendidly pretty wintertime greeting is an inspiring and ever-so-lovely work of art.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Arlene said...

Just beautiful! WOW. I love the deep purple and the snow falling. Wonderful scene. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas,

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous colours and such a beautiful scene Trina. awesome way to stretch the die ♥

BożenA said...

Fantastic winter scene, Trina! Thanks to all the efforts in coloring, you managed to achieve a very realistic image of this cute car. Also the background looks phenomenal, this outline of the forest is just wonderful. A fantastic and very artistic vision.

Ronda S said...

Love it! I really like the snow on the truck and the watercolor background!