Welcome to another NinaB Designs blog hop. The NBD team and I have something exciting for you today. Nina challenged us to create something that uses the NinaB Designs Spellbinders die cuts from non-paper products on our projects. Did you know that Spellbinders dies can cut all kinds of material? Kim Hupke, the Educational Director of Spellbinders Paper Arts did a video showing all types of products you can cut with the dies that you can find HERE.
For my project today, I die cut Cotton Fabric with NinaB Designs' Sewing Elements dies. To achieve the lovely look of cotton but still hold on to the detail in the embossing I adhered the cotton fabric to light card. (I adhered the fabric to card using strips of double sided tape). Since I used Cotton Fabric as my chosen non-paper material I decided to go with a sewing theme and made a trio of bookmark tags. I don't know about you but I don't make enough bookmarks and end up shoving a scrap piece of card into the book I'm reading. SO considering I'm a paper crafter there's no excuse not to have some lovely bookmarks and some to share!
I really didn't want to lose any of the fabulous detail in these dies so using the cotton fabric allowed me to have the best of both worlds, the lovely texture of fabric while still holding the detail of embossing with the card. For each bookmark tag I used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles as my base.
I accentuated the details of the embossing more by rubbing the surface with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I also added some touches of fabulous bling from Want2Scrap, here I used Beautiful Bling Borders - Endless Waves by Nina Brackett and Beautiful Bling Borders - Fancy Waves.
The pretty sentiment is from Sew Lovely by Nina Brackett at The Crafts Meow, I stamped it using Coffee archival ink. The natural crochet lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The patterned papers I used for each tag are from Echo Park This & That. I also added some little buttons from my stash.
I really found backing the fabric with the card gave a lovely crisp finish and being backed with card gave the fabric more rigidity so I could prop them up with foam tape to add some dimension.
The sentiment I used here is also from the Sew Lovely stamp set from The Crafts Meow. The bling is from Want2Scrap.
I think this one is my favorite of the three. I'll give it to my mom though, she's a seamstress and I think she'll like it!
I was pleasantly surprised how well even the smaller elements in the die set cut so well. Really crisp and sharp.
On each bookmark tag I used some beige seam binding at the top and tied some garden twine into a little bow for some added texture.
Here are the dies I used on my project:
Of course there are some fabulous prizes to be won. Here they are! Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!
Winners will be picked randomly from 5 of the designers' blogs: