I had a question from a reader about the Spellbinders™ S4-044 Rose Blossoms die template. Spellbinders Edgeabilities® s are so versatile, they just look a little intimidating, so hopefully I can show how fun and useful these really are.
This is the die she specifically asked about:
Here are a few ways to use this die template:
First, die cut it. Doesn’t look like much, right?
Next, emboss it:
Now you see some definition! Flip it over and use the die as a stencil. I used my Copic Markers and ABS to airbrush the colors, but you can use chalk, ink, colored pencils, paint…whatever you like to use.
Next take the paper out of the die template.
You have the die template , the main piece, and the 2 smaller roses to embellish and layer on the finished product. Just toss the negative piece.
To make a card with this die, I used 8.5 x 5.5″ piece, folded. I used regular tape to hold the die template in place once I centered it onto the card front, with the cut edges facing the card front.
To cut this in my Wizard, I need the cut edges to cut into the white mat, but not into the back side of the card. To do this, I place the die (taped to the card front) on the Magnetic Mat and fold the back of the card under the magnetic mat, then place the top mat on the sandwich and cut in the Wizard.
This gives me the image with an aperture (opening) around it. The opening can be backed with vellum, other cardstock, acetate, or left open. I could have positioned the die tempate close to the edge to cut a decorative edge to the card, like this:
Just make sure the main image is covered by the paper. Cut/emboss in die cut machine.
Use scissors to trim off excess on sides if needed.
Fold the paper to make a decorative topper, or fold in half to make an edge embellishment, like this:
(note this is the same paper, I folded it twice, so ignore the crease by my thumb)
So many possibilities! Check out these Spellbinders Blog to see more examples of Edgeabilities:
Holly Craft made a wedding ensemble using this Rose Blossom die tempate.
Edgeabilities ideas by designer Toni Kelly
Reverse stenciling using Edgeabilities