Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hello, friends! Today I have several cards to share featuring ombre ink blended silhouette die cuts created using dies from the Little Loves collection by Sharyn Sowell from Spellbinders.

As of September 2016 I work as an in-house creative designer at Spellbinders office in Phoenix. While I do a lot of work for them and create a number of different projects I am only sharing what I truly love made using their products here on my blog. I do not and never will share projects or mention products I not love.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

I started working on these cards by doing my die-cutting first. I used my Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine, white cardstock and several dies from the Little Loves collection – First Friends, Little Boys at Play, Away We Go, Every Day Is A Happy Day and Baby’s Birthday. I later re-cut some of those our of colored cardstock.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

To add some color to my die cuts I used Pigment ink from Avery Elle. I used Tonic’s Easy Clean Mat to protect my work surface and quickly blended 2 color of ink onto each of the die cuts for the ombre look. I used: Pixie and Raspberry, Daisy and Mimosa (I later re-cut this out of yellow cardstock and only blended Mimosa), Lemongrass and Jungle, Sea Glass and Aquamarine.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

I used Gotta Have Gingham 6×6 paper pad by Lawn Fawn and die-cut panels for each of my card using the largest die from the Scored & Pierced Rectangles set. I cut them and also embossed them to add additional detail.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

I also die cut a few additional pieces to embellish these cards using some of my other dies – I used leaves and flowers from Marisa Job’s Blooming Garden collection. You can definitely use pre made embellishments, maybe some pre-made flowers or stamp and die cut some flowers out, I wanted to keep these cards all die cut and I didn’t have any pre made florals in my stash, this is not something that I use, so I just used the dies that I had and I made my own flowers.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders  Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

I also picked sentiments for my cards and I wanted to make sure to have big and bold messages for each to accompany the die cuts. These little silhouettes are wonderful to make family type cards, so a Mother’s Day card, a Father’s Day, a reunion card, a birthday card – things like that.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

I stamped all of my sentiments in black ink and I used stamps from the following stamp sets: Circle Sayings, Big Thanks Words, Mom & Dad IconsYou Matter by Simon Says Stamp; Birthday Cheer by PTI; Love You Mama by CZ for SSS.

Spellbinders | Ombre Silhouette Die Cuts. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway Mother's Day Card featuring Little Loves collection by Spellbinders

I foam mounted all of the elements in place, used glue to adhere the flower layers and also the leaves and embellished my cards using Nuvo Drops and twine.

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GIVEAWAY! (Now Closed)

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. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I also have a $25 gift certificate to giveaway to Spellbinders blog. Leave a comment here and let me know if you’re excited about these silhouette dies. I’ll pick, notify and announce winner (in this post) on May 22nd. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

The winner is Carol Jones. Congratulation, Carol! I’ll be in touch.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go 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. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders First Friends Dies
Spellbinders First Friends Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Baby
Spellbinders Baby’s Birthday Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Little Boys at Play Dies
Spellbinders Little Boys at Play Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Away We Go Dies
Spellbinders Away We Go Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Every Day
Spellbinders Every Day’s a Happy Day Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Rose Buds Dies
Spellbinders Rose Buds Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Blooming Rose Dies
Spellbinders Blooming Rose Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
PTI Birthday Cheer Stamp Set
PTI Birthday Cheer Stamp Set
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PPP
CZ Design Stamps Love You Mama
CZ Design Stamps Love You Mama
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
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SSS
Simon Says Clear Stamps Mom and Dad Icons
Simon Says Clear Stamps Mom and Dad Icons
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SSS
Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Thanks Words
Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Thanks Words
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SSS
Simon Says Clear Stamps You Matter
Simon Says Clear Stamps You Matter
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
Shop at:
SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Shop at:
SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Shop at:
SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Shop at:
SSS
Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pack
Shop at:
SSS | SC
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tsukineko 6 Sponge Daubers Tools
Tsukineko 6 Sponge Daubers Tools
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SSS | AZ
Avery Elle Raspberry Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Raspberry Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Jungle Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Jungle Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Mimosa Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Mimosa Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Pixie Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Pixie Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Daisy Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Daisy Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Sea Glass Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Sea Glass Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Avery Elle Aquamarine Pigment Ink Pad
Avery Elle Aquamarine Pigment Ink Pad
Shop at:
SSS
Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS
Tonic Carnation Pink Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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SSS
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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SSS | SC | AZ
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AZ
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC

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88 Comments

    1. I’m loving not only the silhouettes (they remind me of one of my favorite ever HA stamps of kids), but the folk art and the wine dies too. What a release! Perfect, pairing your kiddos with gingham!

    1. Lovely cards – so much inspiration! The ombre effect on the die cuts is beautiful.

    1. I am so glad to see pigment inks getting some love. I started with pigment ink and still love to use it. These are beautiful, and I love how the gingham is the perfect complement for the die-cuts. Thank you so much.

    1. Oh Yana, you’ve been very busy making wonderful cards with these dies! I really like the way you’ve shown the same die with different sentiments. Shows the versatility & that’s what I want when I buy a product. Thanks so much.

    1. Love them going to buy some. My mom loved these. As usual great work

    1. The ombre die cuts are just stunning, I never would have thought of doing that, wow!

    1. I always love to see what you create. What beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks to your cards, I love these new dies. Lovely cards, great ideas!

    1. These silhouette dies are gorgeous and so versatile! I love the ombre inking you did on them, especially the pink. Your cards are lovely!

    1. Thanks for all the beautiful cards. I love the silhouette dies. The hombre colors are pretty too.

    1. This has such a soft look and feel. Your background paper and colors are pretty!

    1. I absolutely love your cards. The silhouettes of the children are so tender and I love the gingham paper you used. Your cards are fantastic as usual 🙂

    1. Beautiful cards! The first few just scream spring, which is what I needed here in snowy Minnesota. Love that you used the same theme on all of the cards, great birthday and dad card too!

    1. Your cards are all gorgeous! I just adore the silhouettes, they’re precious! And the ombre idea is perfect, I’m going to try that on my next project. Thanks for the inspiration Yana, as always I love your videos!

    1. Awesome cards! 🙂 Definitely excited for these silhouettes!

    1. Gorgeous cards Yana! I love the sweet die-cuts with the ombre coloring! So soft and pretty! The flowers are just the perfect embellishments along with the Nuvo drops. Sweet designs!

    1. I just adore this ombre technique. Beautiful. The high chair is adorable too.

    1. I instantly fell in love with these sweet silhouette dies and I love your set of beautiful ombre cards!!

    1. Oh my Yana what a top notch video and amazing cards. I love that you covered many of the silhouette die images and all the tips and techniques for the sentiments like colouring the Dad in and how you stamped the birthday across the Baby one. Never would have thought to do that. As always a wonderful presentatation. Thank you for always inspiring.

    1. Your cards are absolutely perfect, Yana! I love the soft coloring & those wonderful designs. You have blown me away with these beauties!

    1. Yes, I am excited by these new dies. Spellbinder products look to be such well made product. I cant wait to try some out..

    1. I DO love the new Silhouette dies–very unique. I also love your ombre coloring technique. So pretty.

    1. Love the ombre colors on your cards and these silhouette dies are amazing. Love what you have done!

    1. Fabulous cards! Love all your backgrounds and these sweet silhouette dies! Awesome colors!

    1. These silhouettes are stunning in and of themselves but using the Ombre affect really makes them spring to life!!! Am in love with these inspiring creations!

    1. Your cards are so incredibly beautiful that yeah !! I’m really excited about these dies !!
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    1. Brilliant set of cards Yana, lots of great TOP TIPS throughout your video tutorial too. Thank you for sharing these Spellbinder’s dies with us crafters. :O)

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