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Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

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Howdy! For today’s project, the lovely people at Spellbinders sent me a set from the Large Die of the Month Club Kit to experiment. It’s called Fall Flora, and it is a beauty! There are lots of flowers and leaves, and what is now my new favorite pumpkin die.

I didn’t use the pumpkin on this card, though. I’m saving that for this weekend. I did, however, use nearly all of the floral dies to emboss a pattern – and at the same time, too 🙂

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

To use the dies for embossing, I arranged them out on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ scrap piece of veneer I had at my desk.

Die layout for embossing - Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

Once I was satisfied with the placement, I used a sheet of masking paper to pick everything up at once.

Picking up dies with masking paper - Spellbinders Die of the Month Club

Then, I used the Platinum XL Embossing Plate and Mat in my machine to press them into my Basis Teal cardstock.

The sandwich is (starting from the bottom and building up):

  • the platform,
  • dies facing up,
  • cardstock,
  • embossing mat,
  • embossing plate,
  • and roll it through!
Finished die emboss - Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

I trimmed down the teal cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and matted it on white cardstock before I moved on to the next step.

Even though this is an autumn-themed set, I decided to give it a more wintry feel. To do that, I added little beads of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White around the embossed leaves. It kinda looks like a light snowfall, doesn’t it?

Adding Nuvo Crystal Drops! Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

For the sentiment, I used the label dies that were included in the Fall Flora set, as well as the scripty “thanks”. I wanted the word to echo the gloss of the Nuvo drops, so I heat embossed it with three coats of Nuvo Detail Embossing Powder in Glacier White.

Then, I adhered the “thanks” to the layered label with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Placing the sentiment.

To finish up, I wrapped and tied a long piece of twine around my card front, then attached the sentiment label with foam squares.

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

You can do this technique with any dies you have in your stash!

A tip for you: run a test piece through your die machine to make sure your paper is thick enough so that the dies don’t accidentally cut through. The teal cardstock I used today is 80lb cover weight, and it worked like a charm 🙂

Thanks for reading today! I’m glad you stopped by to check out the card I made with the Fall Flora kit from the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club. If you try out this technique, leave a link to your photo in the comments, I’d love to see what you make!

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month | Fall Flora

PS: Here’s another project from a previous Large Die of the Month Kit I think you’d like!

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