Amazing Paper Grace February Die of the Month Blog Hop – Bella Diamante!

Mixed media canvas using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.


This month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is an elegant A7 sized die with a diamond motif as a focal point.  It’s a new shape to the line-up and today I’m introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for February 2021, Bella Diamante.

Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace sent me this die to use today.

Becca says a book cover with four elegant corners inspired her, she thought it was a dreamy and dramatic way to showcase a frame.  Bella Diamante is a 5 x 7 card front, with several element layers and rims to use as inlays.  These multiple rims and elements will allow for both A2 and A7 cards.  Elegance reigns supreme with the ability to create shaped cards,  framed cards, or simply embellish with class.

There are 7 dies included in the Bella Diamante Set

Amazing Paper Grace February 2021 Die of the Month, Bella Diamante
Amazing Paper Grace February 2021 Die of the Month ~ Bella Diamante

Bella Diamante Canvas

Mixed media canvas using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.
Close up of mixed media canvas using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.

I started playing with the Bella Diamante die, cutting thin chipboard with it. I envisioned a wrought iron mixed media look with texture, rust, and dimension. I layered the chipboard die cuts and then added white paint, then silver, then a combination of rusty shades, along with crackle and iridescent medium.

Here’s a quick slideshow showing how I built the layers!

Designer Tip:

Chipboard takes 2-3 cutting passes in a die cut machine. Be sure to emboss it too, that helps add more dimension to the look. Use thin chipboard and layer it for more dimension.

Bella Diamante Card

Mixed media card using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.
Close up of mixed media card using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.

On this card, first a disclaimer: I received a prototype die set that included this circle shaped center. I didn’t realize it wasn’t part of the final die design when I made the card. You will see this center die in a future die set.

My intention on the card was again chipboard with a wrought iron look. This one started with a black base, then the teal and copper paints. I literally wiped the paints on with my finger to give it an aged look. I used an emery board to subtly sand some of the embossing and edges. The smaller flower dies are included with Bella Diamante, the center is the flower is from the Candlewick Rosebud. Visit the Facebook Group for flower tutorials!

Supplies: Canvas, ribbon, metal charm, gems, black ink, soft chalks, liquid glue, 3D Foam Squares
Paper: Chipboard, cream cardstock
Paints: White, Silver, Black, Orange, Yellow, Crackle, Iridescent, Burnt Umber, teal, copper
Dies:  Amazing Paper Grace February 2021 Die of the Month – Bella Diamante, S4-1015 Candlewick Rosebud, SDS-166 All Occasion Sentiments

For More Bella Diamante Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Bella Diamante, the Amazing Paper Grace February 2021 Die of the Month!

Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Nida Tanweer
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Beth Pingry
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Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during February, 2021. Get Bella Diamante at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

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Mixed media card using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.com
Mixed media canvas using Bella Diamante die from Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders, by Beth Pingry.com

10 responses to “Amazing Paper Grace February Die of the Month Blog Hop – Bella Diamante!

  1. There’s no way to say this except that I’m floored! Your creations with these dies are making my mind soar! They are stunning Beth! How lucky I am that you’ve shared your creative side – you have us wanting more!!!

    The card is amazing, the plaque is serene and I love the step by step!! Wow!! My thanks to you for sharing such a stunning ensemble!

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  2. I love the distressed look you achieved, which I would never have thought to do with these intricate dies. Brilliant !

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  3. Wow the mixed media is fabulous and I love your little photo tutorial. Your card is beautiful and serene.

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  4. Hi Beth! Love your projects using Bella Diamante! It’s great having you join us on the Blog Hop and your canvas certainly provides a great take and perspective on what can be done with this die set. Thank you for inspiring all of us!

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  5. Amazing mixed media ensemble! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!

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