Sep 30, 2020

Amazing Paper Grace + Spellbinders : Butterfly card

Hi Crafty pals,

Am here today with Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team weekly post using Picot Petite dies - Rectangles by Becca Feeken from Spellbinders.

  • Using Picot Petite Rectangles dies, die-cut the cream cardstock and patterned paper in the 2nd largest die and did the same with next size die too.
  • Matted one size over the other using foam adhesives for dimension.
  • Added the vellum white heat embossed large butterfly to the centre of the card using adhesive.
  • Sentiment is stamped on a strip of cream cardstock and added along with paper pieced butterflies for bit interest.
  • This focal panel then matted onto top fold Cream cardbase.
  • Few pearls added onto the butterfly body as accents.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 26, 2020

PowerPoppy Quiet Christmas Release : Garden of Gratitude

 Hi Crafty pals,

Today we have our third launch of PowerPoppy's Quiet Christmas Release. And for today is Garden of Gratitude, which is available in both Digital and Clear Stamp versions.

Absolutely love the gorgeous floral cluster! 

Sure to try watercolor version too.

  • Printed the floral cluster to a white cardstock.
  • Pencil colored using Prisma colored pencils.
  • Die cut using stitched dies.
  • Topped over the diecut patterned paper using adhesives.
  • Then its matted over the A2 sized Maroon cardbase using foam adhesive.
Hope you like it!
Now hop onto my fellow Designers' blogs to have visual treat!!

Allison -
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Gloria -
Broni -
Barbara W - 
stacy -
Christine -
Nancy -
Barbara C
SathyaKala (You are here) 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hopping!

Sep 24, 2020

Hellebores & Plant Kindness : Power Poppy

 Hi Crafty peeps,

Am back here with a DT project for Power Poppy using their Hellebores digital stamp set with Plant Kindness digital stamp for the sentiment.

  • Printed the Hellebores floral spray onto Canson Montval watercolor cardstock in a pale pink shade.
  • Attempted Noline coloring using Prima Marketing Watercolors - The classics.
  • Generously splattered white acrylic paints over the fussy cut watercolored floral spray.
  • Took a 4"x 5.25" watercolor focal panel and with ink smooshing technique, created the background using Zig clean color real brush pens  (Pale blue, pale pink, olive green) and an acetate sheet.
  • Onto the organic background, added the die-cut sentiment strip using liquid adhesives.
  • Foam mounted the watercolored floral spray.
  • Added few clear droplets as accents.
  • Mounted this onto a Cairo cream top fold A2 sized card base.
Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking it to following challenges:

Sep 23, 2020

Amazing Paper Grace+Spellbinders: Floral card

 Hiya Friends,

Am here today for my Weekly Wednesday post for Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken using their newly launched dies Spellbinders Picot Petite Circles (SKU: S5-431)

Flowers are made using Cinch and Go IV and leaves from Candlewick Rosebud dies

This is how the dies look like.

  • Took a cream colored 4" square card base. Notched the top corners.
  • Matted with pastel shaded Patterned paper.
  • Took second largest die of Picot Petite circle and cut one in cream cardstock and one in pastel mint pattern paper and glued together.
  • Took smaller die and die-cut onto pastel peach patterned paper.
  • Sentiment is stamped in smaller die-cut and matted onto larger die-cut using foam tape.
  • Then this matted onto the 4"square cardbase as shown using liquid adhesive.
  • Handmade flowers and leaves are moulded and placed onto the card as shown.
  • Paper-pieced a floral spray from Patterned paper and added to the cardbase.
  • A string of white pearls are added bordering the sentiment die-cut to create interest.
This finishes off my card. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 20, 2020

Hello Lovely l Uniko

 Hiya Crafty peeps,

Am back to my favorite watercoloring with this brand new stampset in my stash. I won in Time out challenge in May month and received this stampset as prize from Uniko, recently.

  • Stamped Hello Lovely stampset from Uniko in Antique Linen distress ink on Arches 300gsm cp watercolor cardstock.
  • Colored using Daniel Smith watercolour dot cards.
  • Fussy cut and generously splashed with white acrylic paints.
  • Took a 4"x 5.25" white cardstock and partially stencilled with Altenew brown ink using iCraft stencil.
  • Splashed generously with watered down pink and brown paints.
  • Stamped the sentiment from the same stampset.
  • Foam mounted the fussy cut floral spray.
  • Matted this focal panel to Cairo cream top fold A2 sized cardbase.
  • Few clear droplets as accents to finish off the card.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Linking this to following challenges:

Sep 19, 2020

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Collection

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.

Today you're in luck! Our Creative Team is sharing makes from the Picot Petite Collection.

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.

Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with a classic picot flair.

My Projects For Today

Am happy to introduce Spellbinders S5-433 Picot Petite Oval Etched Dies

I have created a Easel card for this hop. I have used the largest die for the cardbase and smallest one as a stopper. Layered the front panel with the larger and medium die to adorn the card with Handmade flowers. 

Die cut the florals in white cardstock, colored them using Distress ink and spritzed slightly with water to shape them.

To make this tiny basket, took the largest oval die and placed at middle of scoring board (6"). Look for the centre and scored 2 lines on either side. Turned around the die-cut and did the same procedure. Cut at scored lines as shown. Fold it to make basket as shown in the image. Placed an oval die-cut for little interest. This tiny basket can be used to fill with little treats and flowers.

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection.

Picot Petite Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite.

Picot Petite Inspiration Blog Hop!

Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

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You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account All  of the entry details are there, look for this image below:

Special Offer!

Do you Love it? Do you Need it? Do you Want It All NOW? 

Spellbinders is offering an exclusive Want It All Bundle! Get all 6 Picot Petite Dies NOW and SAVE 20% (that's a $30 savings) over buying each die template individually! 

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Sep 16, 2020

Spellbinders+Amazing Paper Grace l Floral Card

 Hi Friends!

Made a floral card for today using one of the classic die patterns from Elegant Twist Collection by Spellbinders + Amazing Paper Grace. This is my first post as Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 1, 2020

Watercolored Panel : Mudra

 Hi Friends,

Am happy to be at Mudra today to host this Month's challenge #35, Play with Watercolors.

Shared here the sneak peek of my project, Hop to the blog to view the other projects and mine in full view.

Happy Crafting!