Spellbinders Indie Collection Blog Hop - Giveaway | Layered Oak Tree

July 11, 2018


Hi from the north of Scotland. Welcome to my blog!

Today I'm taking part in a massive blog hop with giveaways organized by Spellbinders to celebrate the release of their exclusive Indie Collection...  this collection is pure awesomeness!  (find giveaways information at the bottom of this post)

There are 27 die sets in this release,   8 of them with coordinating stamps and for today  I used  Layered Oak Tree  Etched Dies.
Layered Oak Tree  Etched Dies includes a tree trunk with bare branches and two different treetops. Each layering piece brings a unique design. Use separately, it can be used for all seasons.
You can find complete Indie  collection here!
These cards are easy, quick and they look beautiful in flesh. I love them! they measure 4 -3/4" x 4-3/4" inches and  I also made matching envelopes using the envelope punch board.  You can make them in any size. 

The approximate size of the tree, when assembled, is 3-1/2"  x 4" inches. 

These were actually the last cards I made when I sat to play with Layered Oak Tree  Etched Dies although they were the design I imagined first. 

I  kept thinking that a monochromatic idea was too simple and maybe a bit dull so I tried to make other cards adding a hint of colour . Although these 2 cards are my favourite,   I decided to share all the projects I made with you. 
So I made other three cards with a similar concept, one of them is a shaker card. For these cards, I also used Happy Expression Stamp Set and Dies by Spellbinders also part of this release.
For this shaker card, I used Copics to colour the treetops and I spray them with alcohol.  I added tattered rose distress oxide ink in the background just to make the tree trunk visible.

I stamped the sentiment with Tea Dye Distress ink as black ink seemed to be too dark for this composition and  I die cut the large sentiment ( Happy)  out of Welsh Gold Glitter Cardstock.
I die cut the tree from watercolour paper and I used Zigs ( water-based markers)  to add different colours here and there on the treetop, then I sprayed with water and the colours bleed into each other to get that watercolour effect.

For this card, I added a layer of die cuts in Craft Perfect Copper Mine mirror cardstock and I heat emboss the sentiment "Birthday" using copper embossing powder.
I also tried to make one card in colours ... just to see how the die cuts look. What do you think?

Note: the Exclusive collection is only available at select online and local independent retailers. This collection is not available for purchase from Spellbinders Online Store

Giveaways

  •  Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate,  to enter leave a comment on  Spellbinders blog here before Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Monday. (Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes)
  •   You also have an extra chance to win a  $25 gift certificate to spend on the Spellbinders Shop. For your chance leave a comment in this blog post before Sunday, July 15th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 18th here in my blog as well. 
Blog Hop 

Yana Smakula
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohr
Nina-Marie Trapani
Laurie Willison
Elena Salo
Enza Gudor
Ilda Dias
Jennifer Gallacher
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Yoonsun Hur
Zsoka Marko
Anna Kossakovskaya
Bibi Cameron >>> You are here!
Heather Hoffman 


Many hugs  and happy crafting
x
Bibi

Supplies

I have listed some of the main supplies used below and the whole Indie Collection. This is also a note to let you know that when you buy through the links below  I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.

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60 comments

  1. Beautiful cards! I love the tree dies!

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  2. Lovely cards with this beautiful Layered Oak Tree die set! So many possibilities! Love the Happy Expressions set too!

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  3. I adore the layers of the tree. Yours are so subtle and pretty...

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  4. love the use of watercolor on the trees.
    denayc
    denay.parke@us.yazaki.com

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  5. Great cards. Love the layering.

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  6. Wow, I love everyone one of your tree cards, you created an amazing mix of different styles and it really shows the versatility of this set! My faves are the monochromatic ones!

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  7. Wow I love that tree die... It can be used in so many unique ways for different occasions.

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  8. Beautiful set and I love the variety of styles you've created. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Love the new collection and your cards are gorgeous. The Layered Oak tree is quickly becoming my favorite. I see the beauty in all the color variety. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  10. Such fun! I love seeing all the different ways you used the tree dies. thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Gorgeous array of cards! The first two are simple, but quite elegant. The last one ... a cherry tree, maybe? I love it!!

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  12. I loved all of your variations on the tree cards!

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  13. I am so happy you used the tree die... these are so lovely. Great examples of how wonderfully this die can be used. Nicely done.

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  14. Bibi, I just loved seeing the many ways you used this tree layering die set. Your designs lend themselves so well to adding a quote as you've shown so well. tfs and inspiring me.

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  15. You have an amazing artistic way that you create cards. I watch your videos over and over. Great inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful cards. I love the tree dies..
    Thanks for sharing...

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  17. Love your cards. Each tree is different & beautiful.

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  18. Beautiful cards Bibi - the tree dies are gorgeous. xx

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  19. Beautiful card! I especially like the copper/white version, it is very elegant and understated. Of course I can't help but love a shaker card too :)

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  20. WOW these are so AMAZING! So many different and fun ways to use the tree layered stamp!

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  21. I am so in love with these new dies!

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  22. The tree has to be my fav, it's so versatile. For that particular one I've already thought of a lot of ideas, sunsets behind, African scene with little tiny animals stamped in silhouette. As I said this one could be used in so many ways--even sympathy! Thanks for sharing your ideas, the cards are beautiful!

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  23. Loving all these variations. I was beginning to picture this die set in this way, so I am glad to see that someone actually did it!!! I especially love the whimsy of the watercolored tree. It is so much fun. Thank you.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Excellent illustrations of the tree die!

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  26. Amazing cards! Loving the tree die!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  27. Wow it was so cool to see you use this tree die in so many different ways.

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  28. All of your cards are beautiful! I really love the monochromatic look of this die on the first cards you shared :)

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  29. So beautiful. I would have never imagined pastel trees, but yours are gorgeous. I visited your country a couple of years ago (a little village named Luss near Loch Lomand) and it was so wonderful. You must be inspired by the beauty surrounding you every time you look out your window. I love my home state of Texas, but nothing I've seen here is as breathtakingly beautiful.

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  30. Beautiful cards Bibi. Love the layers on the pretty trees... lovely colors too!

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  31. I like all the ways you showed the tree die cuts. You showed its versatility.

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  32. Oooh, these are so beautiful!

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  33. I think your cards created from the interesting tree dies are perfect and beautiful.

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  34. Oh such beautiful cards! I particularly like the water color tree and now the tree die is on my wish list!

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  35. Great cards and showcase of the many ways this die can be used. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Gorgeous and elegant cards! So fun to see the oak die used in so many different ways.

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  37. Love the inspiration cards. Especially the first two in pastels. The new release is really great!

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  38. Really loving this new tree die! Each of these is so pretty! Love the different ways you used the dies!

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    1. Congratulations Miriam You won the giveaway! Ill be in touch! thanks and thanks to all those who have participated. x Bibi

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  39. Your cards are absolutely fabulous!!! I am really falling in love with this tree die!!

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  40. Beautiful cards Bibi. Love all the variations you showed that can be done with this oak tree. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Love your cards and the tree die!

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  42. Fabulous cards!! Love all the different takes on the tree die!!

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  43. That Layered Oak Tree is fabulous! I love all the cool ways you did it... how versatile!

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  44. Love all of your cards! That tree die is so beautiful and versatile! I especially love the shaker card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. How versatile! Each one is beautiful and different. Great job! Im so in love with this collection

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  46. Love the variety of trees you created.

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  47. This is a tree for any season! Love all of your colors. TFS.

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  48. Wow.. so many wonderful creations! Love the rainbow tree thought.. Wish I could sit under one and have all my dreams come true :)

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  49. Your cards are just beautiful!! Now I need that tree die! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  50. Love your beautiful trees. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

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  51. I love the monochromatic trees, they’re so precious !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  52. Soft and beautiful creations! :)

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