Christmas has snuck up on me very fast this year and I have been busy making last minute Christmas cards using Spellbinders and Amazing Paper Grace products. I like to give my doctor and his practice some nice chocolates and a handcrafted card. It has been a very hard year for the doctors and I have always received excellent support and help and I wanted to show my appreciation for all that they have done. They were so happy with my gift.
I have been inspired by Bibiana Cameron who has created beautiful Christmas cards using Glimmer Hot Foil background plates and Amazing Paper Grace Seasonal Motifs. For my project today I have created a shaped card using the Amazing Paper Grace Rectangle Postage Edge dies and added a gorgeous background using the lovely Spellbinders Glimmering Swag hot foil plate. I created a label using the Amazing Paper Grace Winter Label Motif dies and then added a very cute Spellbinders Santa. I have finished the card using the sentiment dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Happy Occasions Dies and some glitter to Santa’s hat with some Bearly Art Glue.
I then created a separate label and added it to my wrapped gift.
Amazing Paper Grace Rectangle Postage Edge Dies by Becca Feeken
Amazing Paper Grace Winter Label Motifs Dies by Becca Feeken
Amazing Paper Grace Happy Occasions Dies by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Glimmering Swag Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Gold Sparkle Foil
Spellbinders Santa Die
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Phone Booth, Black Onyx
I love mixing and matching new and old Amazing Paper Grace dies to create classic and elegant cards. I especially love a white on white background creating texture and dimension with decorative dies and adding a pop of colour with hand crafted flowers and a pretty butterfly. Today I am sharing a shaped easel card featuring the new Amazing Paper Grace Postage Edge Circles from the Postage Edge Shapes Collection by Becca Feeken from the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace The Postage Edge Shapes Collection. I have paired the new Postage edge dies with the older but very beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Doily Round die and added some handcrafted frilly sweet peas for a very sweet birthday card for someone special.
Today’s creations were made with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.
My Project for Today
I have created a shaped easel card by die cutting the large postage edge circle die slightly over the edge of a folded card to create a hinge. I scored the top in half and then added another large postage edge circle. I have added the decorative die from the Amazing Paper Grace Doily Round die. I have layered smaller postage edge and plain dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Postage Edge Circles from the Postage Edge Shapes Collection by Becca Feeken before adding a decorative medallion from the Amazing Paper Grace Richelieu Squaare dies.
The sweet pea flowers have been made using the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV flowers and Cinch the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go III flowers dies and the leaves are from the Candlewick Rosebud die set.
The butterfly has been made with vellum and I have added some Precious Platinum Nuvo Mousse to the edges and some glitter to the wings for some extra sparkle.
The sentiment has been die cut three times – twice with Snowdrift cardstock and one with iridescent cardstock. I have stacked the dies together with the iridescent cardstock at the top for extra depth and dimension.
For some extra sparkle I have added some fine crystal glitter to the flowers with clear gloss gel medium on a paintbrush. For a more realistic sweet pea look I have added tendrils to the flowers using some fine florist wire that I have wrapped around a paintbrush to create the curly ends.
The dies from the Circle Postage Edges, Round Doily, and Richelieu Square coordinated perfectly together to create beautiful layers.