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Spellbinders | Card kit of the month | Using ephemera to create cards

Hello friends, after playing with Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set for quite some time, I think I am ready to play some ephemera and die cutting now. So in the next few cards you will see me doing that ;-)

Today I have two simple cards both mostly using ephemera and the beautiful pieces that come in Spellbinders Card kits. I have combined supplies from several different card kits to make these two cards.

Card 1:

For the first one, I created a black hemstitched rectangle using dies from Spellbinders and black cardstock from my stash. On top of this I layered one lacy piece, another chipboard sticker to create a focal point. To embellish this further, I added a couple foliage pieces (die cut using dies from another card kit and green cardstock from my stash) and also another flower sticker. I think the black added a striking backdrop and the lacy doily + flowers add some delicate-ness. So I left it without any additional bling in there (rare for me!)


When layering pieces like this, I like to use some flat adhesive (like liquid glue or scor tape or glue dots etc) with some dimensional adhesive (like foam squares or foam tape or even craft foam).

Card 2

For the second card, I combined a couple ephemera pieces – one floral and another sentiment one. I used foam adhesive under both the pieces for some dimension and interest. In addition to these two pieces, I only added one butterfly confetti piece and a few nuvo drop enamel pieces to complete this project.


I used Nuvo drops to create my own enamel dots. I learned this from Yana Smakula’s videos. I used several drops of Nuvo in various colors on waxy surface – I used the lid of one of my craft containers this time, in the past I have used the release paper from adhesive sheets and foam squares. When they are left alone overnight, they dry up completely. I adhered these onto the card using multi medium matte glue.


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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