Thursday, March 21, 2019

♥ Hot Foiled Glimmered Rectangles ♥


Hello there. Stopping in today to share a card I recently made with some Amazing Paper Grace Dies and Glimmer Plates. Just love how all of her dies and plates can go together. And they make for some very elegant cards that looks like it took you forever to do but yet takes only minutes.


For this card, I am using the Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies as the base of the card. I then added the Gilded Nested Rectangle Glimmer Plates and Die Set in the center of the card. I used some foam dots to add more dimension. Love the new Champagne Glimmer Hot Foil by Spellbinders. It gives just the right amount of gold shimmer.


You can find all of Becca's gorgeous Dies, Plates and Stamp Sets HERE.


Have a super fabulous day!!

hugs...


Sunday, March 17, 2019

INTRODUCING THE GILDED AGE COLLECTION BLOG HOP




















Greetings glimmeristas!    Today, we are launching The Gilded Age - a small glimmer collection with some exquisite plates.  Join us as we introduce five new Glimmer Sets (some with dies) and 1 brand new Die Set that has matching glimmer plates. We've eased into the beautiful habit of building card layers and layering frames with foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System.   These metal plates are just like stamps and can be used for letterpress and deep embossing as well as transferring gorgeous foils to many items.  Welcome to The Gilded Age Collection - Becca shares her inspiration below:

Inspiration for The Gilded Age

I have a romantic fascination with days gone by and the beautiful, fragile relics that survive to create our memories. The Gilded Age is a look back to a time when beautiful things were all around and each item had a story tied to it.  Fineries were hard earned and treasured, garnered with much pride and bathed with love and sentimental value.  Whether in art or clothes or architecture, the timeless glamour of the era thankfully punctuates our lives today.
 
It was an age where dreamers knew no bounds in decorating and inventing, paving the way for exquisite art, extravagant embellishment and a level of grandeur that defies simplicity.   We're fortunate that traces of the era live on.  One of our present day methods of gilding comes in the way of foiling. Once only able to be carried out at prints shops, it was an expensive process that signaled exceptional taste; your eyes can't help but be drawn to it.
 
In the collection, I've curated a couple of looks inspired by a ladies stationary desk.  A desk where she might sit a compose "Thank You" notes with care and attention to detail using her coveted fineries of the day.  Each plate in the collection delivers a mark that can be considered hallmarks of fine penmanship and papers.  I'm convinced that each of us has a mark, an indelible mark - the tools are there, calling out for us to use them.
My Project For Today:

I'm tickled to introduce GLP-118 Gilded Vines Glimmer Plates


                    

Here is what the plates actually look like:

                    

This plate can be used for so many different occasions. Perfect for a Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary or Thank You Cards! You can never have enough Thank You cards! So that is what I made with the plates and some of the new Spellbinders Foil Colors. And this plate comes with the matching die so you can die cut out the center, like I did. I added some foam dots behind the panel and stamped the sentiment on the bottom layer.


I used some of the new Spellbinders Glimmer Foils in GLF-026 Blush, GLF-015 Skybright and GLF-019 Fuchsia Flower. Look at all of that shimmer! Aren't they just glorious!



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 Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection.

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on theIntroducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop post between March 17 and March 22, 2018, 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 March 23rd.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).


There will be a total of three 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.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop.  We hope you'll find a little bit of inspiration along the way!  Don't forget to leave a comment to tell us which plate you like best - do you have a favorite?  Have you tried Glimmer yet?  What's your favorite way to use foils?  If you are new glimmer you can see this post for answers to frequently asked questions -------> HERE.


Have fun hopping along!

hugs...


Friday, March 15, 2019

♥ Vintage Starburst Valance ♥



Hi there! Stopping in today with a quick and fun card that would be perfect for almost any occasion. I am using the Vintage Starburst Valance and Gatefold Etched Dies by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. I simply die cut the large die multiple times in different shades of pinks and white. I then added a back to the white die cut and then "filled in" the die cut with the ombre shades of pinks. I then added some different sized pearls and ribbon. Such a fun Die!!


You can find all of Becca's fabulous Dies HERE.


Make sure you come back on Sunday for a super fun Blog Hop introducing Becca's New Gilded Age Line! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

hugs...