Category Archives: Altered Art/Mixed Media

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
You are here!
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

Amazing Paper Grace | Halloween Collection Blog Hop

Halloween Gable Box by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders

Create some BOOtiful creations with a new collection from Amazing Paper Grace The Halloween Collection. It’s super SPOOKY cute!

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace supplied the dies for my use today. 

The Halloween Collection Details

This Halloween Collection includes three thin metal die sets. They can be used separately or mixed and matched with the die sets in the collection. It goes especially well with the popular Charming Cottage Box Die Set as you will see while hopping through.

Halloween Gable Box ;with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders

The Halloween Collection sets used!

S4-1071 Spooky Cottage
S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares
S6-153 Charming Cottage

My Haunted House Gift Box

Starting with the Charming Cottage die, yes it started as a Christmas sku, but it can be used without the holiday elements. Becca designed the Spooky Cottage die set to coordinate with this box. I love the zombie mummy, and in addition to the 2 layers he has, I wrapped him with distressed ribbon to make him look like he’s unraveling.

The roof is made from sticks, to look like a house this guy would hang around in. The windows and door are cut out, then covered in vellum and the black die cuts sit on top of that. The siding is a wood texture stamp.

So the dies are S6-153 Charming Cottage and S4-1071 Spooky Cottage, designed by Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace called, available at Spellbinders.

Designer Tip:  I used a bone folder to go over the embossed folding lines to make crisp folds.

Are You My Mummy Card

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

This card was pretty quick and fun, using the S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares. I started with a grey on black background from S4-1033 Woven Corners and Borders, which have a bit of a spider web look to them. I layered the Nested Clipped Squares in 2 sizes and hung a mummy in the center.

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

You can use a variety of materials to make the two layers of the mummy. Here I used a sparkly body and a textured paper for the wrap look. I put red ribbon under the sparkly body to make the red eyes.

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

Bronze metallic paper adds an orange glow to the project!

Supplies

Stamps: Gina K Stamps – Perfect Pallets
Paper: Worldwin Papers, tissue paper, glittered paper, metallic papers
Ink: Ranger – Adirondack Slate
Accessories: The Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken: S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares, S4-1071 Spooky Cottage, S6-153 Charming Cottage and S4-1033 Woven Trellis Corners and Border

The Halloween Collection is available now on Spellbinders’ website, click Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken.

Visit the Creative Team for More Halloween Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with the new Halloween Collection!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Beatriz Jennings

Visit Tara Brown

Visit Beth Pingry – You Are Here

Visit Margie Higuchi

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Join Amazing Paper Grace online here:

SHARING – Join the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

POSTING – Upload to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page on Spellbinders. Upload so others can see your work!

TALKING – Like AmazingPaperGrace_Creates our new Instagram account. You ask there, we answer there.

Thanks for visiting, I’d love to know what you think of my projects!

Beth

Mixed Media Tag Trio

Good morning! Today I have a trio of mixed media tags on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. This one is inspired by a tutorial by Birgit Koopsen about a year ago. Please check out the steps, it really is easy and fun and I love the way they turned out!

BethPingry-ArtsyTags11Beth Pingry - Artsy Tags TrioI used Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap inks, and Spellbinders die on this project. The whole thing is on the Arty Tags blog post.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Beth