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 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.
Here are what the dies that I have used for this card looks like:
For this card I have used the very beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Lattice Arch Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken to create a frame for the beautiful swans and background. I have foiled some vellum with the background plate from the Amazing Paper Grace Graceful Swan Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken and then added it to the blue background for a softer effect. I have foiled the swans on coordinating paper to tie in with the background paper. I love how you have two different finishes with the swans and I have added some dimension with foam tape.
The flowers and leaves are from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken and I have kept them to a very limited colour palette – light green and blue to complement the blue paper.
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
The paper is the Hydrangea Lawn from Dress My Craft.
For a video by Anita Kejriwal on how to create flowers using the Cinch & Go IV flowers please visit here.
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