Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  Well today is the 6th of May and that means the NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS to Spellbinders Monthly Clubs are now open.  I also have two new cards to share with you the Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made cards created with this months Large Die of the Month Grand Tropics Flamingos.  This is a HUGE die set with lots of foliage, a huge floral and two lovely flamingos.

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Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards

For today’s cards I also included the two Embossing Folder Clubs for May, the 3D Scattered Tropics and the Lattice Work.  Both are stunning and perfect for this month’s tropical vibe.

AND before we jump in to how to create the cards – breaking news – Spellbinders has just announced a MONSTROUSLY GOOD Die Deals Sale.  Up to 40% OFF and a great selection of dies.  My all time favorite, Bold Blooms is on sale for $14.99 – now that’s a deal.

hand made card with a blue and purple embossed background, two pink flamingos surrounded by tropical greenery created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

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two hand made tropic themed cards with blue and purple backgrounds, green foliage and flamingos and flowers created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Products Used in Today’s Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards:


hand made card with a blue and purple embossed background, two pink flamingos surrounded by tropical greenery created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

How to create the Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards – Card 1

Start with a 5 x 7 piece of watercolor paper.  Spritz with water and cover with Nuvo Shimmer Powders Atlantis Burst in blues and purples – let dry completely.

Next, spritz the back of the watercolor paper with water, place inside the Scattered Tropics embossing folder and run through the die cut machine.  Let dry completely.  Then use a blending brush to add Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet to highlight the embossed design.

Then, attach to a side folding 5 x 7 white card base.  7″ x 10″ score and fold at 5″

Die cut the birds from Pink Sand cardstock, ink blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to the bottom section.

Next, cut the foliage from Rain Forest cardstock and ink blend with Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink.  Cut the Palms from Cosmic Sky card stock.

Finally, die cut the flowers from white and ink blend the center with wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink.  Glue together and attach all to the card with Bearly Art Glue and Foam Squares.

Add the sentiment which has been white glimmer foiled on black cardstock.

hand made card with a teal, navy and purple ink blended background with a large white and purple flower and shadowed with green and turquoise foliage created with new card making products from Spellbinders

How to create the Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards – Card 2

Start with a piece of white cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2 and ink blend with Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.  I love using jewel tones on tropical themed cards to really showcase the beautiful foliage.

Next, spritz the back of the piece, place inside the Lattice Work Embossing Folder and run through the Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  When dry, attach to a top folding A2 sized white card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ score and fold at 5-1/2″.

PRO-TIP – do not spritz the front of the piece, it will activate the Oxide Ink and it will splotch and run.

Then, die cut all the foliage.  The Palms in extra watercolor paper colored with the Nuvo Shimmer Powders from card #1, the leaves from Rainforest and the flowers in white, all ink blended with the same colors as card #1.

Finally, glue them all to the card base using Bearly Art Glue and Foam Squares.

Finish with a white glimmer foiled sentiment created with the BetterPress You are Everything Sentiments set.

If you missed my first share of the month created with the Small Die of the Month kit

hand made birthday card with a light teal embossed background and die cut toucan and parrot surrounded by leaves and flowers created with new card making supplies from Spellbindersyou can check that out here.


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Card Making Supplies used for the Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards:

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18 thoughts on “Spellbinders Grand Tropics Hand Made Cards”

  1. Sharon Brand

    Absolutely gorgeous in super bright, tropical colours!
    Love how you managed to incorporate so many dies
    into two cards!

  2. Lori Spitzer

    These are superb!! I love the color gradation on the floral and I ADORE those flamingos!!
    Lori S in PA

  3. Love these cards. As usual, stunningly beautiful! Writing this while in Maui, so they are really inspiring me to create some more floral cards and also share your cards from this collection with my granddaughter, who is here as well.

    1. well now I’m just jealous, your sitting under an unbrella, sipping on a nice cold drink, enjoying what I can only create on paper, LOL. HAVE FUN

      1. Thanks, Sandi! Here to celebrate 50 years of marriage to the same guy! My son’s family came to help us celebrate.

  4. I have to admit, when I first saw May’s clubs I felt a little disappointed; however after seeing all the examples I have done a 360! Lovely inspiration and the colors are devine. I am in love with all; but those flamingos are my favorite.

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