Fabulous Finds Friday: Spellbinders Magic

I am always amazed and awed at the variety of styles Spellbinders presents each year. Here are a few catches from the latest release.

Love the soft watercolor look of these stamps …

Spellbinders desert stamp CHA17 IMG_0137

… and the tiny details on stamps such as this one below:

Spellbinders cactus stamp CHA17 IMG_0138

… not to mention this pretty watercolor look:

Spellbinders cactus card CHA17 IMG_0139

And for something different, the mixed media stylings of the delightful Seth Apter:

Spellbinders Seth CHA17 IMG_0145

Stay tuned for an upcoming project using THIS new Spellbinders stamp/die set! Have a great weekend.

One More Post About Stamping Gear

Can you stand one more post about Inkadinkado’s Stamping Gear? I want to show that you don’t have to use the stamps only with the paddle and the cog.

For these, I just stamped a repetitive pattern:

Not a great photo… oh, well. The butterfly and sentiment, both embossed in white, are from Paper Source.

A variation. The flower and sentiment are also from Paper Source.

And the last… Another random background. The enjoy image (Hero Arts) was heat embossed using a blue pigment ink and pearl embossing powder. It has a great shimmer. Here’s a tip: While I was stamping and embossing the circles from the Hero Arts Set  (Untitled Word Shadow AC005) I embossed about a dozen in various colors of powder. Now I have a stash to use when I’m in a rush!)

I’m not thrilled with the ribbon… it’s too thick. I wanted the shiney satin look, but all I had was a 1″ ribbon. So I folded it in half, gluing the sides together using a tape runner. Then I tied the bow. But the bow looks too thick and clunky to me. Impatient, Imperfect AND lazy!!!

And one more… the last, I promise!

(Tiny flower from the Paper Source. Can’t see it well, but there’s Stickles in the flower centers.)

Thanks for coming back. Next week, something new and bright!