Last week on the Spellbinders’ blog, I created some projects from my Wild & Free Collection that were translated into two Christmas greeting cards and a Christmas wrap idea. I used one of my favorite color palates, aqua, pink and red for a unique twist on the traditional holiday colors of red and green. I seem to like the challenge of changing up colors since last week I did rose and gold for Christmas. Guess I like to try and push that envelope more often than not. And yes, these sets of dies and stamps are not Christmas at all but they can be used that way. Today I am revisiting those ideas on this blog.
These dies are so basic that it makes creating the projects easy. As seen below, the cactus was colored with distress inks and a blending tool. Try cutting the cactus out of yellow or light green card stock and embossing them, then use a blending tool to shade it with a deeper green ink. I used the feather stamp from the Tepee set to create the background and the banner was die-cut from platinum-glittered paper and used as a decoration on the cactus. Sups simple!
The tepee looks all ready for Christmas with the red-glittered banner on top of the tepee as well as at the bottom of the band. I added my own hand-written sentiment to tie Christmas and the tepee together.
A different way to use the tribal border is as ribbon. I cut two pieces based on the size of the box and layered it with white card stock and red-glittered paper. I adhered them to the box and added a bow and miniature pinecones to the top and my box was complete. Isn’t it fun to figure out how to use something differently than the way it was intended? These projects definitely try to show the versatility of this line. I hope I have challenged you to take your creativity to a new level. Would love to see what you are up to.