Sometimes you need to make a very special card for a very special person and today I am sharing a spinner card made using two dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourishes collection by Becca Feeken – the Merry Flourish Dies and the Flourished Ornament slimline Dies combined with some old favourites. This card is a little fiddly and I had to take extra time to line up the layers but it is so worth it! And the Merry Flourish Dies lined up beautifully behind the circle aperture which was a happy accident but I was so thrilled at how this card turned out.
Dies were provided by Amazing Paper Grace for today’s creations.
I have created a base card of 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I die cut the circle out of the front of the card using the Amazing Paper Grace Round Fluted Classics Dies. I then worked out the layers I wanted on the card front and used the circle to make a template for die cutting the circles from the layers. I die cut a gold decorative layer from the Amazing Paper Grace Round Fluted Classics Dies and layered them with white squares. I adhered two layers together at a time before die cutting the circles out so the sandwich was not too thick in my die cutting machine. The front white square was embossed using the Amazing Paper Grace Holly Flourish Embossing Folder after I had cut the circle out. Before adding the layers to the front of the card I die cut two ornaments out using gold and white cardstock from the Amazing Paper Grace Flourished Ornament slimline Dies and assembled them with the gold decorative accent on top of the white base. I added some heavy cotton (I used upholstery cotton) down the back of one ornament and fastened it securely with some double sided tape and glue and then adhered the other ornament to the back. I adhered the strings to the top of the circle and the bottom of the circle with double sided tape and then adhered the previously die cut layers to the front securing the strings to the card. To finish the front I die cut a circle frame using the Amazing Paper Grace Round Fluted Classics Dies and added it to the aperture. I also die cut another circle frame to place on the inside of the circle to create a neat edge.
To strengthen the card base I have added a gold layer and white later to the inside of the card. I then die cut the flourish die from the Amazing Paper Grace Flourished Ornament slimline Dies in gold cardstock and adhered it to the inside back lining up with the circular opening on the front of the card.
I die cut two sentiments from the Amazing Paper Grace Flourished Ornament slimline Dies – one in gold and one in white. I layered the white sentiment over the gold sentiment offsetting it slightly and added it to the bottom of circle on the front of the card.
I have handcrafted the green and pink poinsettias out of flower shaping paper using the poinsettia dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Poinsettias and adhered them to the top right of the card over green leaves from the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – November 2020- 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh.
To finish my card I have added gold pearls to the centres of the flowers.
Amazing Paper Grace Products Used:
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – November 2020- 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh
Square Picot Petite Dies
Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Peridot, Rainforest
Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock
Rajni Chawla’s Flower Shaping Paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Gold Gems
Beartly Art Glue Ranger Archival inks – Magenta Hue, Vivid Chartreuse
Pink Fresh Studio Gold Pearls
Heavy thread – I used some upholstery thread
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