Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing The Venise Lace Blog Hop


Hi there, welcome to the Amazing  Paper Grace Creative Team Blog Hop. Today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken called Venise Lace.  I'll list all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments left on each of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team blogs - details at the bottom of my post.   We thought it would be awesome to introduce the dies along with samples to show what you can make.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.


For my project, I have created a card that highlights the beauty of the Marcheline Plume die. So majestic and royal is this die, that I decided to keep all other elements and embellishments to the minimum. Its a complete die set with lacy medallion that can be used separately or paired with the main die. Here I have cut it into two and used on both ends of the circle .

I love this die as it is a complete set to create grandeur cards with so much ease. The three dies available in the set can be layered to make beautiful and ornate projects.

Here is the supplies that I used to make this card.



My second projects is a Floral Grandeur card. 
This card highlights the Spellbinders S4-792 Venise Lace Cinch and Go Flowers Two by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.




For this card, I wanted to highlight the beautiful flowers that are so easy to make using the Cinch and Go Flowers 2 die. The flowers come in many sizes so one can make big multi layered flowers like this or simple filler flowers as shown above,
I am very passionate about flower making so this die is certainly my favourite and I can create a variety of blooms with this one die.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to create these flowers. But stay tuned till the end for the giveaway information and the blog links.

Cut the flowers and leaves in 270 gsm matte finish white card stock and colour with Archival inks.

                                  Soak the flowers in water for 10 seconds and drain on a towel

Hold each petal with a tweezer and fold together and curve out the two top edges as shown. Repeat for all the flowers.



One flower requires 3 big , two medium and one small die cut. 
Adhere the layers together with glue offsetting the petals with each layers.


For the filler flowers, choose the smallest die cut and remove a petal. 
Colour the centre with green ink

                  Shape the flowers with an embossing tool and pollens or pearls in the centre.

 Colour and shape the leaves

 Arrange the flowers and leaves on the project




Availability:
These dies are available at the Spellbinders site. So you can check them here .

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by Becca, once she has received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label.
Visit Kristi      - kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Teresa    - victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita      - craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II --That is ME!!!!
Visit Becca    -  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?





115 comments:

Joanna said...

Beautiful flowers Anita!
Loving your cards too.
Joanna

Becca Feeken said...

Both cards are amazing - and I absolutely love the tutorial - magic with flowers!!

JKB said...

You have to be kidding me that those flowers aren't live! Just awe struck by your talent!

James Alford said...

Loved the way you layered the Marchelene dies and the flower tutorial is very welcome. Hugs, Sara Alford

Doreen said...

Such beautiful flowers.xxx

Susan said...

Your cards are just beautiful! And I absolutely love the flowers!

Alet said...

Stunning way you coloured and shaped the flowers. Lovely

KVencel said...

Gorgeous flowers! Now I need Archival inks besides these beautiful dies! Sigh. ❤️

Angels6 said...

thanks for sharing your ideas - love the flowers
how fun

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Just love the flowers and can't e=wait to buy the die
Beautiful card

Clare said...

Absolutely beautiful! The flower dies are a must-have!

TLady said...

OH MY! Your first card is LOVELY featuring the set- Marcheline Plume SO WELL! (My list is getting LONGER & LONGER with this hop! LOL) But, it is your second card that BLEW ME AWAY! WOW!!! Your flowers look LIFE LIKE & JUST TOTALLY STUNNING! Soak in water? I didn't even know to do that!!! You make me want to scoop these flowers up & put them in a vase! TOTALLY STUNNING, Anita!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Debbie said...

Stunning cards and flowers!

roseopal said...

LOVE the flowers !

Denice with a "c" said...

These are my absolute favorite dies. I love the way you formed the flowers. Just a breath taking creation. God bless...Denice with a "c"

dar said...

I love these dies. I so want to start making my own flowers and your instructions make it look so easy. I'm saving them for sure.

vinita jain said...

OMG! Always treat for the eyes! You rocked this collection! Thanks for showing step tutorials in making those pretty bunch of flowers!!!

Barbara G said...

Beautiful card! Just love those amazing flowers! Thanks for sharing your talent in flower making.

Jan said...

Absolutely STUNNING and ELEGANT work! TFS!
Paper Hugs,
Jan Castle

Luv 2 Create said...

Your passion for flower making shines in this beautiful display! Simply gorgeous.

lritchie said...

Hello, lovely cards made with Becca's new dies. Your flowers are amazing. Both of these dies are lovely.

Lori from Canada

Connie Riley said...

Hello Anita,
Thank you very much for all of the fantastic inspiration in you post on the Marcheline Plume die and the Cinch and Go Flowers Two. I particularly benefited from your tutorial on making the flowers for the swag card--I'm challenged in the art of making flowers, but you made it look as if I could follow your directions to success!! Both of your cards are truly elegant and inspiring.

Rosie said...

Love your flowers and thank you for the tutorial-seemed I always have a problem making flowers but this does make it easier. Thank you.

Maire Gamber said...

Wow. Your card is just gorgeous. I want to thank you for your wonderful tutorial.
Hugs, Marie

Romayne Squires said...

Just beautiful, and those flowers are what I aspire to. One can dream!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Great card, I Love All of Becca's Creations!!!

Sandy Artman said...

Hi, Anita,
These are beautiful cards! I really love that you used the Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions die because it is perfect fit with the new dies. You're really inspiring us to be flower-makers with these new dies and your wonderful instruction.
Thanks a bunch! Sandy

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Quinty girl said...

Your cards are beautiful,love how you did the flowers that are stunning.this set of dies is beautiful. Christine S

Michelle said...

Anita, your flowers are gorgeous!
I love making paper flowers, and your tutorial is excellent. Thank you for sharing!

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Anita, beautiful just beautiful!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Maria said...

Love your card and the flowers are just gorgeous. They look so real!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful! love the flowers.

Dawn Holben said...

The plume die is so unusual but absolutely beautiful and i so adore
your gorgeous flowers.
I really have to get the flower die, thank you so much for giving us
instructions on how to make them.

Late Blooming said...

Love your lessons. You make it look so simple. these are a big must on my wish list.

Maryann Laursen said...

Fabulous cards here too, and these flowers are relaly fabulous, and thanks sooo much for the tutorial too on how to make them look this great here. They really looks amazing and very very beautiful. All of you girls has really outdone youtrself here and made some stunning work for us here. Thanks sooo much for all the gorgeous inspiration.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Anita,
Oh, your samples are gorgeous. I'm like a child in a sweet shop and can't choose between the dies, they are so beautiful. Thank you for the flower tutorial, it's so helpful.
love Maureen x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Your cards are gorgeous!
Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the flowers - they are so beautiful!
The flower die really is a "must-have" :))

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Anita. Those hand made flowers are lovely! Thanks for the picture tutorial. No matter how many times I see these, I can still learn something new each time.

scrappykate said...

Wow! Thanks for the flower tutorial. I love the Marcheline Plume Etched dies and how you used them on your card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such an elegant card to show off this gorgeous die and the flower tutorial is great! Thank you
Doreen R

Maggie Phillips said...

Oh my Anita, your cards are amazing. Thank you so much for the flower tutorial - I just love these dies.
Hugs, Maggie x

Tracy Steinbach said...

Your flowers are amazing I would have NEVER looked at those dies and pictured flowers like that! Using the inks and shaping them really turns those dies into beautiful flowers that anyone would be thrilled to receive on a card like yours! Clap clap clap!!! My hats are off to you!!!

Lisa Stayman said...

Thanks for the step by step instructions for the flowers. The cards are amazing.

Rosette's Cards said...

Your talent and passion shines through each creation, and those dies make every project a special one indeed! Very well done, I love them ALL !! God bless your talent and thank you for the inspiration.

lorrayneingram said...

Your cinch and go flowers are stunning. Your pink flower flower card with the lacy background die is stunning.

Trish. said...

Anita oh you are so talented just love those flowers, and you make it look so easy yes this is 2 die sets that I could see I would use over and over. That lacy background sure is lovely. Thank you for showing us your technique.
Hugs Trish.

Frances Sheegog said...

What incredibly realistic flowers (Cinch and Go Flowers II)! Thank you for sharing the "how to" as well. Which dies did you use under the flowers?

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The Marchine Plume has to be my favourite and definitely be at the top of my list but the Cinch and Go flowers are my next purchase.
Both of your cards are beautiful and something to aspire to.

Artforte said...

Wow these are outstanding and would love to try on these dies...

Bonnie Sp said...

Wow beautiful just amazing . Thanks for sharing! Bonnie Springle

Kelly Massman said...

what pretty projects-love how you've done the flowers!

PinkLadyCarol said...

Beautiful cards Anita and THANK YOU for the tutorial on your gorgeous flowers!!!

SuzzieQ said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Awesome designs and flowers. I love the rhythm you achieved in your designs with the new release dies. And your flowers: BEAUTIFUL. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this Cinch and Go flower set of dies and make some flowers. Thanks for the instructions for making your flowers. I can only hope my flowers turn out half as pretty as yours. Thank you for inspiring me to get it a try.

Victoria Luna said...

OMG those flowers look perfect, they are just gorgeous, just perfect for that beautiful card

kathy s said...

Fabulous. There really isn't any other way to say it. I love your cards and thanks for the instructions on making the flowers. Thanks for the chance to win

Hussena said...

Both your cards are beautiful, but the second one is my favourite. Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial! Your flowers look so gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards. Love the flower die.

Juanita Braun said...

Your flowers are so real looking. I hope when I get the die my flowers will look just as beautiful as yours . Both of your cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering and details on these lovely cards! The new collection is fabulous! Love the flowers! Incredible dimension and coloring!

Ava Gavloski said...

Wow, love the delicate die and great presentation with the lovely embellishments.

rachita said...

I have always been fan of your flower making technique, u r inspiration to all the crafters around. This collection is so beautiful. Will love to try my hands on this.

disneylisa said...

I thought I had enough flower dies but after seeing your example I may need these as well. :) Love the shaping and coloring you did. It really shows off the potential.

Traci Rasmussen said...

I love these!

Mildred said...

Have watched your tutorial twice. As a gardener I know how realistic the flowers are. Just beautiful. Would love to have the Braided Grace Square.

Lainie Michel said...

Oh my goodness - those flowers look like they are exploding into bloom!!! Your cards are so lovely, these dies are really amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, will be adding the flower die to my wish list.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Anita- you always blow me away with your flowers and I can definitely tell (as you stated) that you are passionate about your flower making. I love seeing your flowers pop up on social media. :)

Both cards are gorgeous, Anita. (of course!)

I have given up on picking one die because I can't do it. The entire collection is amazing. I will start saving now to buy them. :)

Joy, USA said...

Both cards are stunning! What surprises me is how the Venice Lace Cinch and Go flowers look so different from how Joanna Krog made hers! Both made differently but using the same die. It really highlights the versatility of that die.

Wanda Thomas said...

Those flowers are to die for. And the cards are just gorgeous!

Ann said...

Anita,
Your are the flower queen my dear. Love what you have done with Becca's new fantastic dies. Can't wait to order or maybe win a set.
Hugs
Ann Robbins

fusiafscrapping said...

Love thos card! Gorgeous details! Awesome collection!

Janice Brummett said...

Very pretty cards! Thank you for showing us how you made the gorgeous flowers. I've never made mine that way. Going to try it tomorrow for a wedding card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Byerley said...

Oh My Goodness Gracious! This die is amazing and the flowers are so beautiful. I make flowers also but you taught me a trick today to try. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the flowers you made.

zehra said...

Wow your flowers always amaze me, love these flowers. Gorgeous cards.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Both of your cards are lovely but I was blown away by the flowers and design of your second card showcasing the Venice Cinch and Go flowers. Your coloring and shaping of them is impeccable and by the time you were finished they certainly looked like real flowers. Cannot wait to get this die set. Thank you for sharing.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Am so loving your beautiful cards and the layers of gorgeousness! They are so elegant and am loving the shield and lace esthetic! And the flower tutorial is wonderful!

Catherine Urich said...

Your cards are amazing. And your tutorial for the flowers is perfect.

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Love both sets of dies. But the flower die is awesome. Thank You for the tutorial. They look so realistic. Fabulous cards. Stunning work!

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Anita. Two gorgeous cards showcasing Becca's new dies. Thank you for your tutorial on how you made your flowers. They look so real on your card. Xx

Sandra Smith said...

Oh my! Love your flowers! I cannot wait to purchase the's dies so I can make them. Your cards are elegant! Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Anita, These samples are truly stunning, and the dies are so pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Noelene Apap said...

Hi Anita, wow your creations are amazing! Thank you for sharing how you made the flowers. They are so pretty x

Wanda said...

niesamowite prace fantastyczne kolory a wykrojniki boskie :) dziekuję za kursik :)

Nalenka Sims said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, your flowers are so lifelike, beautiful and colorful. I need these dies, really, I need them😀.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Amazing blooms...so very realistic! Wow!

the kardlady said...

Anita - the plume etched dies with your flowers on top is exquisite! breath-taking! This teams creativity and talent are going to shape the card making world! Love what you've done with these exceptionally creative dies. Hugs the kardlady

Carolyn R said...

An unusual but pretty die. Beautiful cards! And the flowers--Exquisite! Such talent! Thank you for sharing!

Niki said...

Very elegant cards. The flowers are exquisite. I really like your tutorial showing how you made them. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

xxAnniexx Such beautiful projects. I think the Plume die set has to be the first to buy from the whole collection x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi
This has got to he my absolute favourite from the collection on with the flowers... I'm In love. What you have done is stunning... thank you for your inspiration .
Joanna Dickson (OurJojo)

Carol Rossouw said...

Becca has done it again. These dies are absolutely beautiful and feminine and your cards are lovely! Those flowers are stunning!

Rea said...

I didn't think of putting die cut images in water before.. amazing, thanks for the tip!

ehbost said...

Gorgeous card! What you did with the flowers was awe inspiring! Love how you highlighted Becca's dies.

Marilyn Gunn said...

Stunning - love the flowers

Anna Kulev said...

Beautiful, love it.
Would love to win

Wanda Bass said...

Anita you are the QUEEN of flowers.. Beautiful work.
Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Karen McCoy said...

Your flowers are amazing! They look like real flowers that have been preserved. Love them!

robiw said...

Gorgeous cards! The flowers are especially lovely.

Donna said...

Your cards and flowers are absolutely amazing, such talent!

Rose said...

The flowers you have made are gorgeous and love the leaves with the hem stitch edges.

D.Ann C said...

Those flowers are FABULOUS!! I thought they were REAL when I saw them on IG!! Definitely on my wishlist!!

Ingrid B said...

So beautifully done they look real! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.

Melita said...

Gorgeous cards!! The flowers are amazing!

Saba said...

Quite simply beautiful, your flowers are amazing, thank you for the tutorial.

Graciellie Design said...

How have I not gotten these flowers yet? WOW simply amazing! Thanks SO much for sharing... I will be getting these dies soon!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards ad dies!!! Great tutorial!

Christine Ray said...

Your floral card is stunning! I've been hesitant to do flowers because they look like so much work, but you make it look so easy! And did I say stunning?!!!

Christine Ray said...

Your floral card is stunning! I've been hesitant to do flowers because they look like so much work, but you make it look so easy! And did I say stunning?!!!

Magdalena Wędzik said...

Love the die collection very much. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Walton said...

I got a ton of inspiration from your gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the flower tutorial.

christi said...

thanks so much for the tutorial on making such beautiful flowers. they are wonderful. your card with the plume die is divine. I can see so many options for this set. I love geometric patterns and this one is awesome.

Mildred said...

Macheline Plume is beautiful. I lack the dexterity for your very realistic and beautiful flowers.

marilynwillauer said...

WOWZIERS your cards are amazing! I'm head over heels in love with your flowers, they look like dahlias! Oh the places this hop is taking🌺