Monday, June 10, 2019

Introducing Royal Flourish | Card and Box Ensembles

Sponsored:  As a designer for Amazing Paper Grace, I receive dies to create projects.   I'm also a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product to use for projects.

Glimmeristas, I hope you are ready for more Glimmer Fun!!!  We have a new mini collection we are introducing today called Royal Flourish.   With two card fronts as well as an oval border shape and square border shape - we'll have some stash-worthy things for you to look at.    We thought it would be fun to make a card and a matching box using some of our favorite die sets and the new Royal Flourish Glimmer Plates.  It's easy to do and is a show stopper when we need to give a gift.  

Inspiration for Royal Flourish

Have you ever noticed during period dramas like Game of Thrones that the Royalty each have their own insignia and way of writing? It's so cool and really fascinating that these things mattered to them.  There was actually a lot of thought and flair behind the written word.   It’s really no different today; we all have our own flourishes of style that we lay down to call things our own.  It was this spirit of honing a style that Becca said provided the inspiration for Royal Flourish.  Glimmer is such a lovely way to add rich detail and embellishment!
We especially love using borders with glimmer.  For this collection, Becca created two border sets that you can cut with Hemstitch Squares and Hemstitch Ovals.   Card fronts that can take a sentiment seem to be the favorite, so happily there are two details plates that will make lovely frames to your favorite sentiments.

My Project For Today: 

I'm happy to introduce GLP-125 Imperial Adorned Ovals

Imperial Adorned Ovals is such a pretty set of Glimmer plates!  It reminds me of Scandinavian design.  
For my project today, I've used Imperial Adorned Ovals along with Hemstitch OvalsSwirl Tags and Cinch and Go Flowers V  to decorate a box and make a coordinating card. The greeting on the card is from Elegant Occasions Sentiments
The box is a paper Mache box that I painted.  I also painted some white card stock to make matching paper for the card.  On top of the box, I used the medium Imperial Adorned Ovals plate to add Skybright foil to piece of navy card stock cut to fit box.  The little foil flowers on the corners are fussy cut and glued in place.  One of the foil pieces I made as I was working on this project didn't quite turn out but the little flowers were good so I cut them out to add to the box corners. A white card stock Swirl Tags piece was foiled with smallest Imperial Adorned Ovals. It's popped up slightly with Thin 3D Foam Squares.  You can see the foil design peeking out around the flowers.  Flowers were made with Cinch and Go V from white card stock and colored with Distress Oxide inks.  On each long box side I foiled navy card stock using the largest Imperial Adorned Ovals plate and Skybright foil.  I cut the curve with Hemstitch Ovals and layered it on white card stock also cut with Hemstitch Ovals.  The box ends have the same design only made with the medium Imperial Adorned Ovals plate.  Edge was cut with smaller Hemstitch Ovals die.
The card has Imperial Adorned Ovals foil design that is actually two layers.  The base layer was made with largest Imperial Adorned Ovals with Skybright foil on a rectangle of navy card stock. The next layer is medium Imperial Adorned Ovals on navy card stock that I fussy cut around edges.  I wanted it to be popped up and yet not cover up the large foil design.  I used Skybright foil for Happy Birthday and die cut it.  It's popped up over a Swirl Tags piece with foil applied with smallest Imperial Adorned Ovals.  I like that a few foil dots show around the verse and the shape really accents the birthday greeting shape!  Those pieces are popped up as well.  Flowers are the same as I used on the box with a few leaves and some white satin ribbon tucked in.  The green mat is painted card stock. The card is 5 x 7 inches.


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


There are two 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 Royal Flourish post between June 10 and June 15, 2019, 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 June 16th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is your choice of one an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month from November 2018December 2018, January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019 or May 2019.  If you missed one, this giveaway is for you - they can only be purchased through Spellbinders but Becca managed to snag a few extras.  

And hey, if you are already a Die of the Month Member, no worries - we'll send the die to a friend of your choice and you'll get to pick a die from one of Becca's other collections - Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection,  A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection and The Gilded Age.

There will be a total of two dies offered 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.

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Don't forget to say hi to Amazing Paper Grace's June Designer of the Month, Kathy Clement.  She's doing amazing things with Amazing Paper Grace dies over on her blog  - you can see her latest APG Creation -----> HERE

Leave us a comment and let us know what you're creating these days, cards, journals, mini-albums - what's your jam?

Card Stock - My Colors Velvet Night, White
DecoArt Americana Blue Mist Paint
Paper Mache Box
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage
Flower Stamens
Sheer Green Ribbon
White Satin Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun and Glue


Nancy F said...

Great projects. Thank for sharing and love the hot foiling.

Yo Glenn said...

The box and card are so beautiful. The foil contrasts beautifully against the dark background. So excited to make my own cards, etc., with these.

SuzzieQ said...

Great ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Quinty girl said...

Beautiful card and box set love how creative each designer is.

Unknown said...

I love this foil die. Thank You for sharing your beautiful creations.

Unknown said...

Adorable projects. Colors are nice for this design.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card and box! Love the foils and the floral embellishment!

Unknown said...

Judy, wow, this is so beautiful. Really love the colors and the way you put it all together. Incredible!

Pam said...

Stunning designs. This is a must have one.

Jean said...

So elegant!

TLady said...

BE STILL MY HEART, Judy! LOVE the rich blue you chose to foil Becca's GORGEOUS Glimmer Dies on!!! STUNNING WORK, Judy!!! WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful projects
Doreen R

Janet Ingraham said...

So very lovely and not over done!

christi said...

wow, this is just gorgeous. a show stopper. love the color choices, too.

D.Ann C said...

Such a fabulous gift set! I'm loving how you broke it down for the sides of the box, too!!

Verda said...

Thank you for sharing your Beautiful work and how nicely put together they are. Great release!!

sabell said...

I am in LOVE with your projects! Simply stunning. The dark cardstock shows off the foiling so well and your layout design is incredible. The flowers and ribbons add just the right finishing touches. LOVE!!

Carol Rossouw said...

Lovely projects! Love the colours you chose!

Kasia Handmade Cards said...


shabbypinkhouse said...

Beautiful card and box gift set! Love the rich colors! The beautiful foiling really accents the sentiment and overall design! Lovely work! Tfs Hugs, Christine

KGBaird said...

Gorgeous color combination! I love the little fussy cut flowers on the corners of the box. I love making/altering boxes, but now I’m making folios.

Lori said...

Oh my gosh....what a stunning set! I love everything about, colors, flowers, and your step by step instructions! Thank you so much!