Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

I love folk and Scandinavian style art and I thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with design and colour inspired by the Print & Pattern Nature book for my trio of cards. Also, I’m delighted to be joining Spellbinders today for their April Blog Hop, more details on that below. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

I started this trio of cards by raiding my stash of cardstock and picking colours that matched those I’d found in the Print & Pattern Nature book. Another great resource for colour combinations is Pinterest and I keep a Pinterest board solely for inspiring colour palettes I’ve seen. Unfortunately, I’m a bit of a hoarder and I’m not sure where these card colours came from.

Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

I wanted to have a dark colour as my base and so I picked the deep blue colour and scored and folded card bases. I also die cut panels with the Hemstitch Rectangles dies too. I used the Platinum die cutting machine and then the handy Tool ‘N One made getting all the little pieces out of the holes so easy.

Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

I stamped sentiments from the Neat & Tangled So Many Sentiments set in clear embossing ink and white heat embossed.  I then die cut elements from the Nordic Blooms, Nordic Floral, Kurbits 2 dies from the chartreuse, pale pink and coral card and arranged them on the panels. I layered all the elements with foam adhesive – the panel onto the card base and the colourful die cuts on top.

Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

These cards were so simple to put together and yet their colours and folk design pack a big punch. I think with a simple design like this, that keeping everything nice, clean and crisp helps with the overall impression and these dies from Spellbinders cut so cleanly and with deep impressions that they really helped give the card a polished feel.

Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

BLOG HOP

As mentioned above, this post is part of the April Spellbinders Blog Hop. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from the Spellbinders Blog, but if not then a good place to start. To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

  • Also, I have a $25 gift certificate to give away from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment by April 24th 11.59pm EST. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Now it’s time to hop on over to …

Kay Miller!

Spellbinders
Debby Hughes
Kay Miller
Julia Altermann
Laurie Willison
Miriam Prantner
Emily Midgett
Yana Smakula
Nichol Spohr
Sharyn Sowell
Melissa Phillips
Susie Lessard
Virginia Lu
Nina-Marie Trapani
May Sukyong Park
Rubeena Ianigro
Zsoka Marko
Helen Salo
Sandra Nagel
Janette Kausen
Kittie Caracciolo
Olga Direktorenko
Svitlana Shayevich
Mayline Jung

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Spellbinders Folk Art at SSS!
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S4-882 Spellbinders NORDIC FLORAL…
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S4-885 Spellbinders NORDIC BLOOMS…
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S4-881 Spellbinders KURBITS 2 Etched…
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S5-308 Spellbinders HEMSTITCH…
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Neat and Tangled SO MANY SENTIMENTS…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Spellbinders TOOL ‘N ONE T-001
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T-004 Spellbinders Tool and…
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MINI MISTI
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D

Folk art inspired handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Spellbinders dies. Find out more: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/04/folk-art-inspired-cards-spellbinders-april-blog-hop/

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