Sweet friends today the Creative Team and I are bringing more Venise Lace Inspiration. I’m getting a chance to create with these dies for the first time and experimenting with how they fold and layer and look with one another, so I have a card today too. It’s a long post but because you asked, we want to give you several ways to use the dies. My card today is quite simple – the feel I was aiming for is the open and airy feel that you get from lace. This almost looks regal to me and I could very much see this as a wedding card or a little or big princess card. Today I’m using a Quietfire Design sentiment called The Music in my Heart. Just a note . . . so often I design in ovals and long shapes because they are my favorite. This has a perfect circle center which is a change for me, but after working with the die, I’m really glad, it’s going to give me some good layering possibilities :-)
I took Marcheline Plume and made a hinge like I show in this video. This die cuts very well on my Platinum Die Cutting Machine – so much so that this time instead of doing a 1″ hinge, I cut the entire card double (with no circle insert) then rolled the die back through with the circle on the layer that I knew would be the card front, to cut it as an aperture. I reinforced the card by gluing another die cut with an aperture to the front. It would be very easy to add another die cut to the back for a finished from the back look. I thought it would be so neat to take Francesca Label and mount it inside. I wanted a little bit of depth so I did add small pieces of foam tape around the aperture. For decoration I took the smallest two Cinch and Go Flowers II and mashed them in a rubber mat with my stylus to give them depth. I finished with a dot of hot glue on the back of the two layer flowers to adhere it to the rim of the aperture. My supply list is below but keep scrolling so you can see the inspiration the Creative Team dreamed up this week.
Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Music in my Heart
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill – Vintage Pink
Ink: Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Accessories: Venise Lace, Spellbinders Marcheline Plume, Spellbinders Francesca Label, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers II, PL-001 Platinum™ Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon
Here’s More Inspiration!!
Melissa Bove (above) dived right into the lacy look with a shaped card using Isabella Frame. For those who want a simpler technique than the hinged method I used, it is definitely worth a trip to Melissa’s blog to let her take you though how she put this card together – it is much easier and achieves a stunning look!! She uses Graceful Tiny Tag Stamp and Die Set and Beautiful Dreamer Stamp and Die Set. I think this is a perfect card for someone going off to college in the fall or a couple who have just gotten married.
Kristi Schurr (above) spun a delicate rustic and vintage creation with sepia tones and the beautiful texture of some woven fabric from which she actually diecut the leaves from Cinch and Go Flowers II. She brilliantly used the smallest Hemstitch Rectangle to create a place to put her sentiment. I had to look twice but her beautiful flower is also Cinch and Go Flowers II and they look amazing done out of pattern paper (who would not swoon over that rusted bell?). She balanced the rest of her texture by using Hemstitch Rectangles; it really brings your eye out to the edge with a smart pop of measured texture that is so subtle.
Joanna Krogulec (above) (card 1) created a card with such grandeur, it really gave me pause. Regal and vintage at the same time, she paired Victoriana Crest with the flowers from Isadora Trinkets for a shaped card that is so elegant and lace like. She’s giving it for Birthday and the sweet shades of pink make it really such a pretty card. It is worth a trip over to Joanna’s blog where she gives you the links to the tutorials on how to make each flower. For her second card she used the Graceful Frame Maker along with Graceful Damask to create a beautiful muted card that is akin to a trellis. Then she embellished the ‘trellis’ with handmade flowers made from Cinch and Go Flowers I (which by the way was designed to compliment Cinch and Go Flowers II. For someone starting with flowers – these can be put together so easily.
Teresa Horner (above – first card) created beautiful layers by framing with Hemstitch Rectangles, then pulls your eyes to the bottom with the wonderful flare from Isadora Trinkets. Teresa also created an additional card diving into the lace look of the Isabella Frame.
Anita Kejriwal (above) snipped and altered her dies to make them extra useful in one of her layered creations! I love how she staggered each set. From the bottom you have Marcheline Plume and on top of that she layered Curled Grace Oval and on top of that she layered Beautiful Dreamer Stamp and Die Set and on top of that she layered Ornamental Crest.
Thanks for peeking in today, the Creative Team is really cooking with these lace dies, I’ve so enjoyed seeing what they create!!
Beautiful cards Becca!!!! TFS the inspiration!
Oh my GOSH! They´ve all done an outstanding job with these beautiful cards here, and all of them are certainly exclusive and beautiful. Really amazing work from all the ladies here, that´s for sure. I love it.
All the samples are stunning.
SO BEAUTIFUL BECCA! And yes, I think your card looks “regal” too! I think the Marcheline Plume looks like ANGEL WINGS with the way you’ve put it on it’s side! AND the sentiment…. JUST BEAUTIFUL too!!! EVERYONE’S WORK IS SOOO GORGEOUS!!! I DEFINITELY NEED MORE of these dies!!! :D
When I opened the blog and saw your creation, it took my breath away! It’s a real Wow. Then scrolling down we are treated to more beautiful cards! Talent galore!
What beautiful cards!
I just LOVE this BLOG and your postings today just made me smile and say AHHHH! Still packing for our move and the tension is high, people coming by wanting this or that…have a headache and a frown…..but then I click on your Amazing Paper Grace email and melt into happy. Thank you so much Becca for always making me smile.
Sara, be safe! Hope all goes well with your move!
What a fun and inspiring treat this morning! Thank all of your for sharing your talent!
I always enjoy your exquisite cards! A question: where do you find the gems that you put in the centers of the bows?
They are buttons. I have a pretty amazing stash and collect them every where I go :-) Many have been in my collection for years!
Wow! Becca and Team – beautiful lacy eye candy today!!! Thank you all for the gorgeous inspiration. You’re certainly helping me find more reasons I need to get these dies!
The cards are gorgeous, and your design team are doing an amazing job on their cards. Christine S
Each card is a winner Becca! My you really picked some talented ladies to join your team and they show the love they have for your beautiful dies and what can be done with them! Always so inspriring to say the least!! Love them all!!
I just love all of these beautiful creations! All of your team is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for sharing your posts and card images with us Becca – now we get to see 5 more ways with one die set. How fortunate for us! Hugs Dianne – the kardlady
I love the lacy oval card. It is my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks and you have just given me the inspiration for the card I will make. Thank you and all your designers for their beautiful ideas.
So many gorgeous cards!!!
I love the tone on tone with the pink it’s beautiful! Wow
Oh, those cards looks stunning, love it!
Awesome card designs to inspire me.
What a great display of artistic ability!!
You said it, Becca, your team IS really cooking. I think the cards get more spectacular every week! I’ve loved the Marcheline Plume since I first saw it but your hinged card sealed the deal. I absolutely love it.
It’s such a treat to see so many beautiful cards!
Love & blessings,
Just beautiful, you are all so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!
Oh my gosh! There are not enough words to describe how awesomely beautiful this card is!! I absolutely love it!
Good morning Becca, wow I’m speechless!!! You’ve hit this one right out of the park!!! Love, love, love this!!!
Your team have done a cracking job!!!
Have a good one!!!
Awesome work, what a team!! Hey are you not giving away cards on Friday anymore? I can’t see any winners since April ? Thanks
Hi Becca, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! such fantastic cards, you are spoiling us, but we ‘loooooove’ it’.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Wow! This is such an amazing design team. Their cards are just so inspirational and showcase your die designs beautifully, Becca!!!! Your card is so elegant, airy & divine. SWOON.
I so love your postings and can’t wait for the next one. Thank you for sharing!
Amazingly beautiful creations!!
Beautiful eye candy! Can’t wait til I can add these dies to my stash.
Wow! The team was really busy this week! The cards are all so beautiful and elegant.
These are gorgeous cards. What a talented Creative Team you have assembled. Just love your Blog!