Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders Blog Hop Featuring Folk Art by Lene Lok


Hi everyone!  I'm really excited to be participating in a blog hop today featuring some of Spellbinder's newest releases.  I'm working with products from Lene Lok's new Folk Art collection for Spellbinders.

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I love Scandinavian designs, so I was really excited to work with these new dies.  I created three cards to share with you today.


My first card features the Floral Mandala die.  This is a beautiful large die that carries the whole card.  To create this card, I die cut the mandala three times.  Once from cream cardstock, once from watercolor paper, and once from black cardstock.

I used the die cut from the watercolor paper as the focal point and colored it using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.  I also added some additional shading/details using my Prismacolor Pencils.

The colored die cut piece was inlaid into the frame created from the cream die cut and the negative pieces from the black die cut were inlaid in the negative spaces between the flowers and leaves.


This was all arranged over a piece of kraft cardstock, but not adhered.  I then colored the kraft cardstock beneath the flowers using the Prismacolor pencils.  Once that was complete, all the pieces where adhered/inlaid in place.

The sentiment is from my Dala Horse stamp set for Neat & Tangled.


This next card features elements from the Nordic Blooms set.  I love this set because you get so much bang for your buck.  There are 11 dies in the set and countless ways to combine them.  For my card, I cut several of the elements from different cardstocks and arranged them to form a pattern.


The sentiment is from an older Mama Elephant set called Filigree.  Don't you love the great details/texture in these dies?


Finally a very clean and simple card to wrap things up.  This card features the Nordic Floral set.  There are five dies in the set, and I used just the three smaller flowers.  They were die cut in both black and white and then adhered onto some bright cardstock tiles with the white negative pieces inlaid into the black.


A black mat finished things off and I added a sentiment from Neat & Tangled's So Many Sentiments set.

Three very different looks with these folk art dies.  I hope this gives you some ideas on how you might use them!

Every blog hop should have prizes right?  Well if you head over to the Spellbinders blog you can enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the store.  And, I also get to give away a prize!  Leave a comment to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders.  I'll announce a winner next Wednesday.

Your next stop is Emily Midgett, and the entire hop list is below if you need it.  Happy hopping!


57 comments:

  1. Wow... gorgeous! I especially love the first card! So vivid!

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  2. Yes colors are so vivid and love your arrangement and placement of the die cut outs. Really cool.

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  3. Love the bright colors of the Folk Art designs, gorgeous cards!

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  4. Very beautiful cards. Love the new dies.

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  5. Fabulous card trio! You really showcased very different styles of cards using the same type dies. Love it!

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  6. Beautiful cards! Love the inlaid technique. tfs Hugs, Christine Johnson

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  7. beautiful cards - love how you used these new dies

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  8. I love how you arranged the die cuts on the
    folk art card. I love how the colors pop off the
    black on the first card. Gorgeous!!

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  9. Lovely card designs! The Spellbinders dies are fabulous and I love the cards you made using them.

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  10. Yes, details and texture on the dies are beautiful ... I'm in love with this release and your cards are very lovely :)

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  11. The attention to detail you have on these cards is just gorgeous.

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  12. Such amazing cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  13. Oh, I LOVE the last two!! The simple look is just perfect. I am going to buy this set now that I know how adorable it can be

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  14. Beautiful cards Miriam! I especially like the second one, so versatile for many occasions! TFS

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  15. Love all your cards. Very creative!!!

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  16. I love the first one. It is simple, yet elegant.

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  17. These dies are so unique. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Miriam, your cards are gorgeous and love the playfulness and colorfulness!!! Such creativity that I wouldn't have thought of!! Great job!

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  19. Miriam, I love the colorful designs and loved the way you put in the black negative parts. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  20. Love both black ink and color versions.

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  21. So pretty - love the vibrant colors.

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  22. I love all your cards. I particularly like your mandala card.

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  23. Great job, love the colors and coloring. The black ink then the color really show the great way to change the use of the dies.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I like the coloring in the Kraft cardstock.

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  25. Three fabulous showcases of those amazing dies.

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  26. Yes...that is some serious inspiration. Love the colors against the black on the first one--it's what I first thought of when I saw the die. And I am so excited (not sure why!) to see the elements arranged the way they are on the second card. And the last one is just plain colorful fun--something I don't think would have popped into my head, but I love the look. Thank you so much.

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  27. The detail of your coloring behind the flower dies is fantastic. What a great idea!

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  28. I'm seriously liking that floral mandala die! Your card is stunning & has the 3D look to it.
    I've never been a huge fan of folk art, but I have to say, your cards & this release may be changing my mind about it.

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  29. You showed these dies off beautifully! Those Nordic Blooms are wonderful

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  30. the Nordic Blooms reminds me of a
    Baltimore Album Quilt. Lovely design.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Love the bright modern feel of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Beautiful use of the dies - especially the blue, yellow and green.

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  33. Wow, you really used these products to make gorgeous Scandinavian cards.

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  34. I'm inspired by the different ways you used the dies to make 3 terrific cards Thanks.

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  35. You do have a way with these designs!

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  36. Wow! Absolutely loved all three designs. That first one must have taken forever!

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  37. Your cards are beautiful! I especially appreciate the time and care you put into the first card. Well done!

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  38. WOW !! Love your cards. I really like the black background on the Mandala card. :)

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  39. Fantastic! Love the bold colors and fun graphic designs.

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  40. Awesome cards. :) The colors are so neat!

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  41. Fantastic cards. I love the arrangement of the nordic blooms.

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  42. Gorgeous cards Miriam. Love these folk art die-cuts. The first one is so pretty with the rich colors! Amazing designs!

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  43. Neat looking cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. Love what you did with these pretty dies -especially that gorgeous mandala!!

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  45. I'm loving this release and your beautiful work!

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  46. I love the different ways you showcased the folk art dies. My favorite is the Nordic Blooms (tulips are so pretty). I like the symmetry and the clean design. Your cards are lovely!

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  47. I love all of the new ideas!

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  48. SQUEAL!! AMAZING New Release!! LOVING the Inspiration and THANKS for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  49. A fabulous trio, Miriam! Love your wonderful coloring!

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  50. this is a great release from Spellbinders. Their product looks to be of very high quality. I hope to try some out one day.

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  51. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the 1st card with such beautiful colors for that mandala die!

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  52. Love these unusual designs. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  53. Ooooh, those negative black pieces ... YES!!!!

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