Thursday, September 12, 2019

Introducing Candlewick Sampler | Giveaway

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.


If you're a "Gracelet" or by chance happened by the Amazing Paper Grace website over time, you have no doubt wondered how Becca comes up with her names and inspiration.  Today, we're excited to give a little peek into a new collection and the inspiration.  Join us as we share lovely creations made using Candlewick Sampler

Since the age of 12 Becca has loved fiber - she quilts, knits, crochets, does cross stitch and before becoming a Licensed Die Designer sewed most of her own clothes. Fascinated with intricate textures and the look of laces, fabrics, and embroidery, Becca tried to replicate the look and feel of those textures in dies.  Candlewicking has such a distinct look and Becca thrilled at the prospect of getting that look and feel into a die.  If you've loved her lace look collections or that elegant look of Hemstitch, you'll love Candlewick Sampler. 

The Inspiration Behind Candlewick Sampler

Candlewicking is a type of whitework embroidery normally done on cream or white fabric embellished with cream or white french knots.  The series of french knots create the outlines of the pattern giving it a unique look while adding a touch of elegance.  In these dies, you can see rounded motifs that hint at the texture of dots.  Without overpowering, it's a sweet little detail present on all the dies in the collection.  Plus, it just happens to be the perfect spot to place a pearl.  Google candlewicking and you'll see exactly what we mean.

My Projects For Today



Here is what the plate actually looks like. 

For my project today I made a card that has Exquisite Topper cut on top and bottom of a piece of cream card stock.


I used one of the edge dies to cut the shaped pieces in the center.  I really like that I can use the edges cutting dies separated from the intricate die! I repeated that three times to make graduated center pieces - olive, cream and olive.  To achieve the multiple colors showing from behind the cream piece, I added pieces of dark maroon and olive.  They are cut with straight so simple to do.  The placement allows only a tiny bit of maroon to show next to the olive color.  If you look close, you'll see that.  To get multiple colors at the scallop edges, I used the the scallop edge die alone to cut an edge on a narrow piece of card stock.  I layered them behind the cream edge.  



To finish the card, I added a verse stamped and heat embossed with cream embossing powder.  It's popped up on the center of the card.  I made three cream flowers cut with the new Cinch and Go Rosebud die set.  Each flower was shaped and cream stamens added to the centers.  Olive leaves and a silk ribbon are tucked behind the flowers. 
The card is 5 x 7 inches.  

For my Second Project, I made a card with a pocket with verse insert.  This is simply a flat card and does not open. 


To make the pocket, I used the edge cutting die that fits along top of Exquisite Topper as I have it on the card.  If you look closely, you'll see a tan edge showing at top of pocket.  That's the cut made into the background paper.  I cut Exquisite Topper from maroon card stock using all three dies - intricate design and both edges.  Then I cut a cream background using only the edge dies. These I spaced apart to allow it to be longer at each edge and show as a border.  I cut separate maroon and pick edges to layer behind. This piece fits right along the pocket edge.  There are a couple small pieces of maroon at each edge of pocket with satin ribbon over them.   


I added a flower layered over a piece ribbon.  Flower pieces were cut with Cinch and Go V and colored with Distress Oxide Spun Sugar.  This card is 5 x 6.5 inches.


To make the insert, I cut the cream paper a width to easily fit in the pocket.  Then I used the scallop edge die to cut the top.  I also cut a strip of maroon with scallop edge to make a border which is fastened behind.  I stamped the greeting near top with Versafine Clair Chianti ink.  I stamped the verse a bit lower to be hidden in the pocket.  

I love the whole collection of Candlewick Sampler dies!  Be sure to check out all the projects made by the rest of the Creative Team.  They did amazing cards and dimensional things!

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 Member's blog for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our blogs on the Introducing Candlewick Sampler post between September 12 and September 17, 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 August 19th.  (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 Becca's Die of the Month.  These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.

There will be a total of two 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.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, your dies will come, we promise!)

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We're honored to have a Guest Designer creating with us this month so as soon as you're done with the hop, pop over to leave a comment on Sheri Holt's Blog for a chance to win - we'll pull from comments on her most recent APG post too.  Her newest Amazing Paper Grace creation is --------HERE

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Candlewick Sampler.  Leave a comment to let us know which die is your favorite.  Are there any hobbyist in the house that enjoy needle crafts or sewing?  We'd love to know which ones are your passion!!   There is much more inspiration in store for you today and for the weeks to come.

26 comments:

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Both projects are truly lovely from this stunning die.
Doreen R

Jennifer said...

So very pretty!

Quiller's couch said...

So innovative this is my personal favorite

Diana Donaldson said...

Your creations are lovely! Thanks for sharing your creative talent.

RobiW said...

So lovely! I am so inspired by how everyone sees something different in using the dies!

Ewelina said...

So beautiful

Becca Feeken said...

I'm so in love with both of these projects!! You've simply made this die sing and it's singing a beautiful song :-)

Mary said...

I love how you've used this die. Simply beautiful!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Quinty girl said...

All the cards are so lovely just beautiful

SHartl said...

I love the way this die looks so different, depending on how you use it. Your cards are so elegant

Carol Rossouw said...

OOOH! These are simply gorgeous! I love sewing and needlework and all the cushions on my lounge chairs have been embroidered with candlewicking so I'm in love with these dies! And your card is amazing! Love the colours! And I think this die is my favourite from the collection.

TLady said...

BOTH of your cards are WONDERFUL, Judy! I LOVE the way you used this die on BOTH of your cards & the colors you chose. That deep purple, makes me think vintage! ;) Your second card is SO CREATIVE with the little pocket you created! A SUPER JOB on your cards, Judy!!! ;)<3

Karenladd said...

I really like the curved arch shape of this beautiful die and I love the way you combined the two pieces to form an oval on your first card

ourjojo said...

The arch shape is lovely

RLG said...

Clever uses of the die.

SandArt said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creation of the pocket. I have a need for pockets in many of the projects I make and I'm always challenged to make them useful, yet lovely. You have accomplished that beautifully!

Chris R. said...

Becca's dies are so beautiful and so are your cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the dimension and added handmade flowers!

Joan DR said...

Pretty card. I really like the idea of the pocket with the message in it.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the colors, layers and that you made a pocket on the second one.

luv2play said...

Such beautiful use of this lovely die! Your imagination is so impressive! Thank you!

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Beautiful cards, love the pocket and your flowers :)

shabbypinkhouse said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful! Love how you created the center! The pocket card is so creative! tfs Hugs, Christine

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful die to create these lovely cards! Such pretty detail and colors!