Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection!
Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try.
Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken has developed another classic line of layering shapes that feel so much like tatting or picot crochet. As you might imagine, these shapes are crisp, clean, and timeless. Whether you are simply adding a classic layer to a card or cutting an aperture to highlight a lovely sentiment – these shapes mix and match with other sewing inspired motifs as well as intricate backdrops.
Classic Shapes are Timeless
With each Classic Collection, Amazing Paper Grace creates the most popular die-cutting shapes in oval, round, square, and rectangles. Moreover, these classic shapes mix and match with Hemstitch Classics, Candlewick Classics, Elegant Twist Classics, and now Picot Petit.
The Inspiration behind Picot Petite
If you’ve ever seen tatting, the little loop produced along the edge is called a “picot”. It’s this little loop that is the basis for the border on all of the Petite Picot shapes. They are lovely as a backdrop for any other layerings as the little picot peeks out. It’s just a subtle way to bring in the ways of classic needlework to give texture and dimension to the backdrop of our cards.
For this card I have layered up dies from this beautiful collecttion. The gorgeous Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Quartet Etched Dies from Picot Petite by Becca Feeken makes a stunning lacy background edged with the Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Squares Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken.
I have just done a small tutorial on using different medium on the Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Group on Facebook and one of the medium I used was 160 GSM vellum. Here I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken to create these flowers and used two layers of each size. For the leaves I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV set. The leaves were easy to made as the dies created all the texture and all I had to do was colour the leaves with Ranger Archival ink Vivid Chartreuse ink and shape lightly before adding around the flowers.
These are the dies that I have used to create this card:
The sentiment is from a retired set from Stampin Up – Rambling Rose
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