What’s a Cardlet, pray tell? A Cardlet is a small motif, complete with background, sentiment and character that combine to make small card or layers onto a larger card. We’re delighted to introduce you to the Sweet Cardlets Collection.
Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies and watercolors for me to try.
Sweet Cardlets show up in a Glimmer format with a matching die. They are metal plates that are used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure. The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die cut machine to deliver that pressure. As long as you have a machine that can accommodate thick dies – like steel rule dies, you’re all set. A word to the wise, it is very addicting. (Compatibility charts on the Spellbinders website)
The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets
We gotta fess up here. There’s no such word as cardlets, yep, Becca straight up made it up. You have to agree though, it sounds really cute, right? Well that was the inspiration behind sweet cardlets. As you can imagine it has something to do with cards and moreover, little cards.
Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card. Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3″ x 3″ footprint. Each has a background, a main character and several sentiments.
We found it the right size to fit on an A2 card and even to layer onto an A7 card. In fact, the 3″ background can be repeated for a long background or a larger background. Dies cut out each main character and three sentiments with each set give you lots of options.
I am using Jane Davenport Watercolors to show off Sweet Cardlets hot glimmer plate.
My Projects For Today
For my projects today I have used the very beautiful Just Bee-cause Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken.
Here is what the die look like:
I have created the background by foiling with Opal Glimmer Foil on watercolour card. I have then used the watercolours to highlight the resist effect of the foiling. I have added extra dimension with gold hexagons and then added some Nuvo Jewel Drops – Lemoncello to create the look of honey drizzling in a honeycomb.
The flowers are handcrafted using the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go V Etched Dies Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken
The Picot Petite Squares Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken really compliment this card so well with a honeycomb effect with the picot edge. The Christmas Cascade Card Base Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken die also works really well with the decorative dies.
I am really enjoying using the watercolours – they are strong and vibrant with a lovely translucent finish.
Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection:
Sweet Cardlets Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Cardlets Collection
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