17 March 2019

Introducing The Gilded Age Collection Blog Hop



Greetings glimmeristas!    Today, we are launching The Gilded Age - a small glimmer collection with some exquisite plates.  Join us as we introduce five new Glimmer Sets (some with dies) and 1 brand new Die Set that has matching glimmer plates. We've eased into the beautiful habit of building card layers and layering frames with foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System.  These metal plates are just like stamps and can be used for letterpress and deep embossing as well as transferring gorgeous foils to many items.
Welcome to The Gilded Age Collection - Becca shares her inspiration below:

Inspiration for The Gilded Age

I have a romantic fascination with days gone by and the beautiful, fragile relics that survive to create our memories. The Gilded Age is a look back to a time when beautiful things were all around and each item had a story tied to it.  Fineries were hard earned and treasured, garnered with much pride and bathed with love and sentimental value.  Whether in art or clothes or architecture, the timeless glamour of the era thankfully punctuates our lives today.

It was an age where dreamers knew no bounds in decorating and inventing, paving the way for exquisite art, extravagant embellishment and a level of grandeur that defies simplicity.   We're fortunate that traces of the era live on.  One of our present day methods of gilding comes in the way of foiling. Once only able to be carried out at prints shops, it was an expensive process that signaled exceptional taste; your eyes can't help but be drawn to it.

In the collection, I've curated a couple of looks inspired by a ladies stationary desk.  A desk where she might sit a compose "Thank You" notes with care and attention to detail using her coveted fineries of the day.  Each plate in the collection delivers a mark that can be considered hallmarks of fine penmanship and papers.  I'm convinced that each of us has a mark, an indelible mark - the tools are there, calling out for us to use them.

My Project For Today:

I'm tickled to introduce GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel by Becca Fekken 




Here is what the plates actually look like:



My card today is made with GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel by Becca Fekken .  
In the centre of the card, I put a beautiful sentiment With Sympathy from Elegant Occasion Sentiments, Glorious Glimmer Classic Plates Collection by Becca Feeken.
For both, leaves and sentiment, I used a beautiful Teal Glimmer Hot Foil GLF-009. This colour is absolutely amazing.
Two opposite corners of background are die cut with dies added to Gilded Leaves plates. In this way leaves cohere with background ideally.

My second card is made with the same GLP-119 Gilded Leaves and additional I used GLP-128 Lace Flippery Glimmer.  This time I used a gold paper and Gold Glimmer Hot Foil GLF-001.
The white paper I covered with creme organza and decorated a card with a bow.


Availability:
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE


Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection.


There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop post between March 17 and March 22, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on March 23rd.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).


Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl CollectionA Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection.  


There will be a total of three dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog


Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop.  
We hope you'll find a little bit of inspiration along the way!  Don't forget to leave a comment to tell us which plate you like best - do you have a favorite?  Have you tried Glimmer yet?  What's your favorite way to use foils?  
If you are new glimmer you can see this post for answers to frequently asked questions -------> HERE.


10 March 2019

Amazing Paper Grace March Die of the Month Blog Hop



Do you ever suffer from blank page syndrome?  Or you clear your schedule and your table and sit down to make a card, and bam - your mind goes blank.  That's why we're here!  We love bringing you inspiration for the Die of the Month and today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop for March.

Since we all see things differently, it's our aim to show you how each of us approached designing with this die and the lovely pieces that are a part of it.  Our hope is that you snag a picture or two for your inspiration file and they come in handy next time you sit down to create.  Our list of links at the bottom of the post lead to all the inspiration.

The six pieces that make up Spun Blessings Oval combine to make a card front die, perfect for a background or you can creatively use all of the inlays for either accents or borders.  You may have noticed, it's a big die but the better to make alternative designs like the little baskets that help to create an ensemble.

If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, 
please look --------> HERE.
If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, 
look --------> HERE.

My Card Today:


I did this card using only Die of the Month. To decorate I've used a peach ribbon and a foamiran flower. To get a light pink colour I used an oil pastel. In the middle of the flower, I put a white pearl.

My second Project Today:


To prepare this box I used Embossed Quality Card 280gsm. It's quite thick and it is perfect for 3D project. To obtain the mint colour of the paper, I mixed white and mint paints and painted the paper.
The flower is made from a white foamiran.



A handle is decorated with beautiful flowers from Spellbinders S4-982 - Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

Supply List:

Paper: white paper 250gsm
Ink: Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Oil Pastels
Flowers: foamiran flowers
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace March 2019 Die of the Month, Spellbinders S4-982, Peach Ribbon, White Ribbon, self-adhesive pearls.


More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Kate      – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog


We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page -------> HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit

Hugs,
Kate

1 March 2019

3D Shadowbox Vignettes - Friends Forever

Hello

I have prepared a new card for you with a new collection by Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace  Shadowbox Vignettes.



To prepare 3D dimension element in the centre of the card I have used a beautiful die Spellbinders S4-983 - Layered Friends Forever Cafe Scene Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

I die cut Friend Forever three times (in gold, in white, in red) and glued them together using 3D tape.



The background is made from gold and floral paper. I've used Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken to decorate the edge of the card.


Flowers I've made from a quite tick paper.


Thank you for stopping by.
Kate 
from Craft 2 Owls