It's been a few days and today i get to post another new die from the Vintage Elegance collection that was just released from Spellbinders called Braided Grace Square. Everyone on our team has created lots of cards using this die set and it's amazing how many ways you can use this.
This is one of my favorite style cards to do because it only uses the dies in the set but it's how you use the paper that makes it different. For my card i used both light aqua and a med aqua and cut the larger die with the center in out of both. Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment on light aqua paper and cut it out with the die from the center. This way i can make sure that the Penny Black sentiment is straight on and fits perfect.
For the base of the card i cut a square piece of aqua just a bit smaller than the dies and just embossed it with 2 square dies to make the frame. I added a mat in dark aqua to fit and then created the card to go under all of it with light aqua again. For the medallion I glued on the dark aqua die to the card and then attached the second layer with a foam square. The little bit sticking out from the sentiment is another piece of the die but i cut it into little photo corners kind of and glued it under the center sentiment piece. And finally i attached the sentiment with glue dots to make it pop out too.
Here is a closeup of the medallion and the little ribbon bow i added to finish it. Oh and i also added a few tiny rhinestones to make it a little more sparkly. I love sparkly so might see alot of my things that way in the months ahead.
Be sure and check out Becca Feeken's blog today for all the ideas from our design team this week. There is lots of beautiful inspiration for the new dies and you can see all of Becca's dies
here in the Spellbinders store just in case you need to order a few!!
Happy Tuesday and happy crafting to all of you :)