It’s that time again!!! Time to welcome a new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! This month brings you Marvelous Medallion. After I started working with it, I have to say I was so pleased with how versatile it truly is. It looks like a doily except there are two pieces – one thicker, one thinner and together they created a shadow layer not only on the outsides of the design but on the insides as well. My samples include an A2 Card, a round card, and a gatefold card. And of course, this combination also looks right at home in an A7 Card.
P.S. Don’t forget to scroll down so that you can see the inside of the Gatefold Card!
The Inspiration for Marvelous Medallion
This month’s set comes with 13 dies. To me, sentiments are such an important part of a card – they should bring home your message, loud and clear. With this design, you essentially have a split doily or split medallion that allows you to lay in any sentiment you desire. The banner shape can be filled with filigree or left solid. Plus this is a thick banner that will allow a large sentiment or more than one. As always, there was room for a little flower! These are simple – cut two – arrange them in a cross — and voila, you have a flower.
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More Inspiration for the Marvelous Medallion
This was my favorite card to make and so very easy! And it’s an A2! It gets a sweet delicate look from the ink that is swirled onto the edges in a graduated form. If you can imagine, this card will accommodate any occasion – just change out the sentiment!
I used a small paper plate to trace two circles to cut for my card base. A round card will not stand so I leveled it out a tiny bit at the bottom. This gave me a unique new look in my tool box – one that I haven’t sported in a very long time. Again, I brushed on ink around the edges for a powdery look. I hope you’ll try!
I love me a gatefold card!! Here I show you the inside and the outside. Because this month’s die is a round shape that is split into two – it makes it the perfect bookends for not only the outside of a gatefold card, but the inside. The decorative strip is just the cherry on top – it can be used in so many decorative ways.
That’s it for me today! I hope you are inspired by the Amazing Paper Grace February 22 Die of the Month! It packs a big punch and gives you lots of options.
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Beautiful die and amazing ideas and inspiration!!!!
Each month you continue to surprise me with your wonderful designs. I like the versatility of this set and that is shown with your beautiful creations. You just make my heart happy with everything that you do. Looking forward to seeing what the design team has created.
You amaze me with your talent! This die set is beautiful and really inspiring!
“Packs a big punch”, you can say that again! Your post set my imagination in motion and I can see the possibilities are endless! I love all these creations. Designing for A2 & A7 formats clearly shows your commitment to responding to the needs of every crafter but I appreciate the versatility considerations of your dies. My cards are usually the A7 size but time constraints sometimes make the A2 size the better choice. I love this collection – that decorative strip is brilliant!!!
Love & blessings, Sandy
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Good morning Becca, I’m glad you still post here… I wouldn’t know where to start with the other stuff… I really look forward to your blog… your dies and ideas are incredible… I’ve not been around from the beginning but I’ve certainly been here for quite a few year’s… well a lot!!! I’ve even won some dies and a card, I know I’m so lucky. So please keep up the good work…
Have a good onexxx
Yes- I think I will need to give the “paper plate tracing card base method” a try. It looks great! :)
My goodness…your gatefold card is unbelievably beautiful! WOW!
Fabulous die of the month, Becca!!