I love making handcrafted flowers and the new Amazing Paper Grace Postage Edge Ovals from the Postage Edge Shapes Collection by Becca Feeken provided a gorgeous base for creating frames for my flowers. Especially when combined with other Amazing Paper Grace collections such as the Petite Picot and Fluted Classic collections.
Today’s creations were made with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.
My Projects for Today
I have created two very different cards showing the versatility of these dies. For my Mother’s Day card I have created an outer frame using the largest postage oval from the Amazing Paper Grace Postage Edge Ovals from the Postage Edge Shapes Collection by Becca Feeken and created an inner frame using the Amazing Paper Grace Fluted Classics Ovals Etched Dies from the Fluted Classics Collection by Becca Feeken. Inside the frame I have added used a floral transfer to the centre of the plain oval and then crackled the image and distressed it lightly before adding the gold fluted frame with foam strips for more dimension. I have finished the card with handcrafted roses from the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud die and a butterfly from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken and a foiled sentiment from Spellbinders.
For my Thank You card I have gone for soft colours and flowers. I have created a base for the card using the Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Rectangles Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken, the Amazing Paper Grace Fluted Classics Rectangles Etched Dies from the Fluted Classics Collection by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace You’re Amazing Etched Dies from the Right Words Collection by Becca Feeken. I have used the two smaller postage ovals and layered them differently for something different. I have decorated the card with flowers from the Amazing Paper Grace Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace Spring Label Motifs Etched Dies from Seasonal Label Motifs Collection by Becca Feeken. The sweet butterfly is from the Amazing Paper Grace Summer Label Motifs Etched Dies from Seasonal Label Motifs Collection by Becca Feeken. To complete the card I have foiled the sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Heartfelt Sentiments from the Sweet Cardlets collection by Becca Feeken.
I have added some gold to the edges of the flowers to create a more vintage look that ties in with the gold trims on the base card.
The butterfly is made out of vellum and I have coloured it with Spun Sugar and Pickled Raspberry inks. To finish the butterfly I have added some Nuvo Indian Gold Mousse to the edges to coordinate with the vintage look I was wanting to achieve.
I have added some glitter to the flowers using clear gloss gel medium with a paintbrush for a sparkly finish.
The Postage Edge Shapes Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: The Postage Edge Shapes Collection.
The Postage Edge Shapes Collection.
Amazing Paper Grace Heartfelt Sentiments from the Sweet Cardlets collection by Becca Feeken.
Spellbinders Happy Parents Day Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from the Happy Dance Collection
Spellbinders Gold Foil
Spellbinders Embossing Folder – Diamond Plaid
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Pink Sand, Rainforest, Peridot
Creative Expressions Foundation Cardstock – Brunswick Green
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Rajni Chawla’s Flower Shaping Paper
Dress My Craft Floral Transfer Me Motif
Dress My Craft Wire Pollens
Nuvo Mousse – Indian Gold
Altenew inks – Buttercream, Maple Yellow
Pink Fresh Studio ink – Sky Blue
Distress Oxide ink – Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry
Clear Gloss Gel Medium
Art Glitter Ultrafine Crystal Glitter
For more Postage Edge Shapes Collection Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using The Postage Edge Shapes Collection.