Thursday, June 21, 2018

Spellbinders Nordic Blooms Dies

He everyone!  Today I'm working with Lene Lok's Nordic Blooms dies from her Folk Art collection for Spellbinders.  I used this set a couple months ago during Spellbinders' April blog hop and wanted to give it another whirl.

For this first card I wanted to get an inlaid wood effect.  I cut a panel of wood veneer paper in a cherry shade and then die cut my flowers and stems.  I also die cut the same pieces from my lighter birch veneer.  These lighter pieces were colored with Copics.  I love how the color is really toned down and muted when you do this.

Those pieces were then inlaid into the cherry panel.  I also very carefully used a light brown color to add a bit line of color around the edges of the panel and the inlaid images to set them off a bit, kind of how I will outline images with my C1 Copic marker when coloring with Copics.

The sentiment is from Altenew's Ditsy Print set.

Since I had those cherry veneer flower/stem pieces that were cut from the panel in the above card, I thought I should put them to good use.

Very simple and straightforward, I simply adhered the pieces to a panel of Rustic White cardstock, and then added a couple patterned paper mats (ages old BasicGrey Persimmon collection) and a sentiment (Neat & Tangled's So Many Sentiments set).

I think the wood veneer adds such a wonderful rustic feel to these dies!

I am actually giving away a set of these dies over on my Instagram account (@mprantner), so be sure to head over there to enter. 

Thanks for visiting!


  1. That wood grain looks look it creates with these flowers.

  2. Love the different looks you have created with the positive and negative die cuts.