It's nice to have cards on hand to send a cheery note, so I created this sweet "Hello" card featuring Amazing Paper Grace dies with this gorgeous Distress Oxide Ink background. I thought that black would be a perfect accent to this lovely inky paper, and the lacy border is cut with the Romantic Slimline Borders die set (S4-1165) from the Classically Becca collection. I've also used Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments (S4-1148) to cut "Hello" and Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishments (S4-1149) to cut the medallion below the sweet butterfly. Isn't it the perfect shape to layer with the butterfly?
You can find a full video tutorial explaining this technique exclusively in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.
This lovely group includes exclusive tutorial content. I share a mixed media tutorial there on the 13th of each month. The tutorial for this project includes a video tutorial teaching you how to create this beautiful paper to die cut or use as a background for your die cut projects. If you're not a part of this fabulous and encouraging group you can join HERE.
Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project.
Tips and Techniques
This beautiful background paper is created using a water blended Distress Oxide Ink. A video tutorial for this technique can be found in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.
I really wanted this paper to shine so kept the embellishments simple. This sweet butterfly is painted using Distress Paints in coordinating colors. It's layered over a gorgeous medallion die cut from the Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishments set. A teardrop shaped gem is placed in the center to add sparkle to the butterfly body.
This beautiful lacy border is cut with the Romantic Slimline Borders die set pairing the intricate scalloped die with the dots. The sentiment is cut from the Distress Oxide blended paper, using the sample piece I had created to make sure the colors I had selected played well together. You could also die cut the sentiment into the black paper to allow the focal paper to show through underneath.
One final look.
Amazing Paper Grace Dies:
- Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Watercolor Cardstock
- Cardstock: Black; White
- Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink: Salvaged Patina; Bundled Sage; Speckled Egg; Villainous Potion
- Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Paint: Villainous Potion; Salvaged Patina; Speckled Egg
- Liquitex ~ Gesso, White
- Recollections ~ Mixed Media Chipboard - Butterflies
- Prima Marketing ~ Vintage Trinkets - Gems
- Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
- Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
- Beacon ~ 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
- Double Sided Tape ~ 1/4"