I got some new Spellbinders last weekend and decided to try them out on a simple card. If you read my blog regularly, you know I love a bargain. The set of dies retails for $24.99. They were marked down to $5.97 at JoAnn's and everything was an additional 25% off, so I paid about $4.75 for them with tax. :) Here's the card I made:
I cut the Renaissance Hearts dies from DCWV cardstock (Harvest matstack) and used foam tape to pop the layers. I used my mini half pearls (meant for fingernail designs- so cheap on eBay) to amp it up a little. The stamp is by Hampton Arts from the Mom and Dad set. The background is DCWV cardstock embossed with a Sizzix folder. The rectangular scallop was purchased premade from the Paper Company. I cut a cardstock base to 4 by 5 and attached it behind the scallop.
It was a major pain to get the cuts out of the dies. I used my Tim Holtz craft pick but I think there's probably a better tool to use. Any suggestions for getting intricate cuts out of the dies? None of the other dies I own are so detailed. Thanks for looking!