Reported by Yana Smakula
At the all new CHA Summer 2013 show (now actually called Create and Connect) Spellbinders Paper Arts introduced 13 new mixed media items and 48 new exciting dies and folders among which is their latest innovation called “Nestabilities Enhancing Elements”.
At the moment the new line has only 4 die templates – circles, ovals, squares and rectangles – the names of which provide a suggestion the line is possibly to be expanded in the future.
The new Enhancing Elements are designed to work on top of the existing Nestabilities collection and is bound to introduce even greater possibilities for cardmakers and other paper crafters.
Dies from this line do not actually cut the shape. What they do is provide fantastic embossed, debossed and cut designs inside a shape that is cut out by the Nestability dies. The new dies are gold-colored, and like the Imperial Gold dies, take your die cuts to the 4th dimension providing you with embossed, debossed and (after adding some ink) a letterpressed look.
You can combine the new Enhancing Elements dies not only with the similar shapes, but with different ones as you can see in the photo below:
Here’s a look at some of the combinations I tried layering at the Spellbinders class:
To give you the idea of the opportunities these dies present, take a look at the photos below to see all the different die combinations we came up in the class. We made more than 220 different die cuts in just 15 minutes!
After having the chance to play with these, I can definitely say – these dies are a must-have for any die-cutter
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