(This is a 2nd post for the day, please click HERE to check out my 1st post.) Hello there! Welcome to a fun blog hop to celebrate Spellbinders’ new release! Lots of designers including me have so many projects to share with you all and hope you’ve been enjoying hopping along so far. If you came from Tiffany’s blog, you are on the right track! If you are just starting, no worries – you can just follow me along to make a full circle. Let’s dive into the project!

One of the main reasons that I create cards is to brighten up someone’s day and let them know how important they are. I believe a bit of encouragement can really boost someone’s mood as well – and what better way to do so with a shiny, elegant card?

I used two different stamp sets to create today’s card: the Feather Cool Vibes Set and the Light Shine Cool Vibes Set. Detailed feather images and the lovely sentiments truly make the card one of a kind.

I wanted something bright to be the background of the card to help the gold embossed images pop – so I used the Broken Chian Distress Oxide Ink and the Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxideย Ink and blended two colors onto a watercolor paper. After adding the color layers, I splattered clean water to let the oxidation happen – you can something super bright and bleached effect when working with them.

The feather images were stamped in Embossing Ink and heat set with the Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I paired the card front with the Gold Foil cardstock to match the gold embossed image. The sentiment was stamped on a black cardstock and heat set with the Pure White Embossing Powder. I added a few of sequins near the sentiment to grab attention. The sentiment piece was cut using the Cascading Circles Etched Die.

What do you think? Would this brighten up your day and give a bit of encouragement if you were to receive it? I hope you enjoyed today’s card – make sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway! You do not want to miss it!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at NO additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


  1. Spellbinders is giving away FIVE (yep, you read it correctly) $50 gift certificates to their online store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
  2. I am giving away a $26 gift certificate to the Spellbinders store! Please leave me a comment below by November 26th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 27th. Good luck!!


Congrats, Sandra! You are the lucky winner of the giveaway! Please contact Spellbinders atย socialmedia@spellbinders.us by the 11/30/2017 with the subject line “Spellbinders November 2017 Blog Hop Winner from Nicoleโ€™s Blog” to claim your prize!


I am the last stop on the blog hop! But you can always start again from the top, with the Spellbinders blog. Please see below for full blog hop list.

Jennifer Mcguire
Becca Feeken
May Sukyong Park
Yana Smakula
Jenn Shurkus
Debi Adams
Taheerah Atchia
Stephanie Low
Laurie Willison
Keeway Tsao
Simon Hurley
Erum Tasneem
Laurie Schmidlin
Tiffany Solorio
Nicole Picadura

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  1. Love the gold feathers against your pretty blue background. Unique and so lovely. It would cheer me up and brighten my day to receive one like it.

  2. Oh My! I love the aqua and gold embossing. I have not tried the distress oxides yet but you are definitely inspiring me. Thank you for sharingl

  3. Very attractive color combination you used. The feathers look so elegant against the background. This is a fabulous November Release by Spellbinders.

  4. Feather, when embossed in gold, always seem to look quite elegant, and your card definitely shows that! Beautiful.

  5. This card would definitely cheer me up and
    make me feel so loved. To know that you
    spent the time to make a beautiful card
    for me would be heart-warming.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the background and LOVE the design of your card – certainly would brighten someone’s day receiving this in the mail lol:)

  7. Oh my goodness – I think aqua and gold is my new favorite color combo! This is just beautiful, Nicole.

  8. Such a beautiful card. I love the Distress Oxide colors you chose. This card would certainly brighten my day!

  9. Yes, This would sure brighten my day Nichole, I love that gold embossing and the colors you picked for the background and especially the feathers, I am a feathers girl. I love collecting feather stamps, stickers, emblies, etc, Thanks.

  10. Wonderful coloring, I’d love to try these new markers! I especially love the lovely cluster of flowers that flow up the right side of the card!