I’m so excited to announce that I’m working with Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace! You remember that I left my previous job in February for some much needed RnR. But then this came onto my radar…
Becca was looking for a Creative Team Coordinator. I’m stepping into that role temporarily (more details on this on her blog soon), and then working with her as a Social Media Strategist.
I’ve known Becca since my time at Spellbinders. I always love seeing her at the AFCI shows, and seeing what amazing die ideas she’s coming up with. Now I get to work with her!
Disclosure: I received some of today’s supplies for free from 3L, however all opinions are my own.
Be gentle with me, my paper craft mojo has been absent for a while. But I have this card today, using the Grand Arch die set, which creates an intricate 3D card base that reminds me of wrought iron. It’s really easy to create this shadowbox effect with the die cuts.
Now the flowers, that’s a different story…not that they’re hard to make, but I couldn’t make up my mind on which set of flowers to use. I watched a few videos and made 2 sets of flowers using the same dies. I love the more open flowers, so I’ll keep the other set for another project.
On the right side (below), die cut white cardstock then spritz with water and shape them with various sizes of embossing styluses. Then I used semi transparent sparkling watercolor paints to add the color, with the smallest pieces the darkest shades. All the leaves are shaped with a stylus and painted in a few shades of green.
For the left side flowers on the card, spritz the die cuts with water, fold them together and twist gently. Carefully unfold and allow them to dry. Then I painted with 2-3 shades of the watercolor paints, with the centers the darkest. PRO TIP: Be sure to let the flowers dry before assembling and attaching to the card. I found that Thin 3D Foam Squares were the best way to adhere these flowers.
Behind the flowers I tucked Shadowbox Ribbon Threader die cut, with a sheer pink ribbon woven through it. I cut them in half, folded and then layered the pieces.
Go check out Becca’s blog Amazing Paper Grace, and don’t miss yesterday’s post featuring a new die collection Elegant Twist – there’s a GIVEAWAY so be sure to visit and enter to win a die set! There’s even more news coming soon, be sure to join the Amazing Paper Grace Facebook group and follow her on Instagram!
Supplies I used:
Spellbinders dies S4-982 Cinch and Go Flowers IV, S4-984 Shadowbox Ribbon Threader, S6-138 3D Grand Arch; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares; Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers, Luminarte Twinking H2O paints, Pink Ribbon, White Cardstock; Stylus tools.
Thanks for visiting! And yes, as previously mentioned, I am selling a lot of older dies very soon!