Die Cutting · Foil

Spellbinders | Photosynthesis Collection by Simon Hurley

Hi all and welcome to today’s blog post from Spellbinders, the Photosynthesis Collection by Simon Hurley is a release that is not only stunning the variety of dies and glimmer plate sentiments not only compliment each other but are great for stretching for further cardmaking use. One thing I love about Spellbinder is that I can always mix and match every collection so that it is not isolated to just use with each release only but you can continue usage with multiple collections.

For today’s card, I have used Must-Have Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set, Floral Stems Etched Dies, and Ceramic Vases base Etched Dies from the collection.

Now as I mentioned above earlier, I love that I can mix and match releases so the 3D embossing folder Beautiful Butterflies (E3D-055), this was from Bibi Cameron’s Hummingbirds Collection. For die-cutting all the florals I used a pattern paper watercolour pack, and for ease of mass production, I also made gold, teal, and rainbow foiled sentiments in bulk which made for quick and easy assembly which I then I mounted the panel on the embossed panel.

The reason why this was especially easy to mass-produce as this set also comes with coordinating dies. I am not usually one to make sure I have coordinating dies for sentiments as I can use my cutter bee scissors but the convenience was pretty awesome. I am not going to lie, I have loved having coordinating dies in this instance.

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Must-Have Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set is from the Photosynthesis Collection by Simon Hurley. A single plate foils six all occasion sentiments and its coordinating thin metal die cuts them all at once! Make several cards with a couple of movements! As the name says it is a must-have for card makers.

Glimmer Hot Foil Plates add stunning foil features to any project from cards to mixed media and more. They are designed to be used with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (or other compatible hot foil system). Foiled Elements can also be added to various materials and thicknesses with your Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing machine and more.

Approximate Size:

  • Hello Outline: 1.39 x 0.40 in./3.50 x 1.00 cm
  • Just a Note Outline: 1.31 x 0.86 in./3.30 x 2.20 cm
  • Thank You Outline: 2.19 x 0.61 in./5.60 x 1.60 cm
  • Thinking of You Outline: 1.98 x 0.92 in./5.00 x 2.30 cm
  • Sending Hugs Outline: 1.78 x 0.86 in./4.50 x 2.20 cm
  • Love You So Much Outline: 1.87 x 0.86 in./4.70 x 2.20 cm


  • Hello: 1.29 x 0.30 in./3.30 x 0.80 cm
  • Just a Note: 1.21 x 0.76 in./3.10 x 1.90 cm
  • Thank You: 2.01 x 0.51 in./5.30 x 1.30 cm
  • Thinking of You: 1.88 x 0.82 in./4.80 x 2.10 cm
  • Sending Hugs: 1.68 x 0.76 in./4.30 x 1.90 cm
  • Love You So Much: 1.77 x 0.76 in./4.50 x 1.90 cm

Floral Stems Etched Dies are from the Photosynthesis Collection by Simon Hurley and have a set of 23 thin metal cutting dies to create so many kinds of blooms! There are cone flowers, mum, daisy, and lily. Add on the various supporting elements like sprig, stem, and many kinds of leaves. Works well with S5-584 Ceramic Vases Etched Dies Set to complete the whole look!

Approximate Size:

  • Sprig: 1.49 x 4.66 in./3.80 x 11.80 cm
  • Stem: 0.27 x 3.67 in./0.70 x 9.30 cm
  • Long Curling Leaf: 0.67 x 2.10 in./1.70 x 5.30 cm
  • Wavy Leaf: 0.46 x 1.40 in./1.20 x 3.60 cm
  • Five Point Scalloped Leaf: 0.62 x 1.07 in./1.60 x 2.70 cm
  • Bent Leaf: 1.17 x 0.65 in./3.00 x 1.60 cm
  • Wavy Longer Leaf: 0.42 x 1.50 in./1.10 x 3.80 cm
  • Bent End Leaf: 0.58 x 1.22 in./1.50 x 3.10 cm
  • Cone Flower Base: 1.28 x 1.01 in./3.20 x 2.60 cm
  • Cone Flower Layer: 1.58 x 1.00 in./4.00 x 2.50 cm
  • Cone Flower Center: 0.49 x 0.50 in./1.20 x 1.30 cm
  • Mum Base: 1.36 x 1.60 in./3.50 x 4.10 cm
  • Mum Layer: 1.11 x 0.93 in./2.80 x 2.40 cm
  • Full Daisy Base: 1.40 x 1.52 in./3.50 x 3.90 cm
  • Full Daisy Layer: 1.16 x 1.44 in./3.00 x 3.70 cm
  • Daisy Base: 1.04 x 1.81 in./2.60 x 4.60 cm
  • Daisy Layer: 0.95 x 1.69 in./2.40 x 4.30 cm
  • Daisy Center: 0.27 x 0.42 in./0.70 x 1.10 cm
  • Lily Base: 1.39 x 1.63 in./3.50 x 4.10 cm
  • Lily Layer: 1.70 x 1.57 in./4.30 x 4.00 cm
  • Lily Stamens: 0.75 x 0.91 in./1.90 x 2.30 cm
  • Lily Stigma: 0.33 x 0.63 in./0.80 x 1.60 cm

Ceramic Vases Etched Dies are from the Photosynthesis Collection by Simon Hurley and have a set of 12 thin metal cutting dies. There are six vase designs to fit any occasion or mood. Each has its own design debosses insert to create a dimensional motif without the extra layer. Fill them with flowers from the S6-215 Floral Stems Etched Dies Set!

Approximate Size:

  • Tall Vase: 1.01 x 2.47 in./2.60 x 6.30 cm
  • Cherry Blossom with Handles Vase: 1.55 x 2.17 in./4.00 x 5.50 cm
  • Zig Zag Vase: 1.83 x 2.25 in./4.60 x 5.70 cm
  • Round Vase with Diamonds: 1.61 x 1.61 in./4.10 x 4.10 cm
  • Curved Lines Vase: 1.16 x 1.92 in./3.00 x 4.90 cm
  • Etched Design Vase: 1.19 x 1.95 in./3.00 x 5.00 cm

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