Monday, November 14, 2022

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Postage Edge Shapes Collection with Vintage Shabby Chic Card and ATC

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There is just something special about having gorgeous die cut edges to fill in with your favorite things. This new Postage Shape Edges Collection by Amazing Paper Grace does just that! Today I'm sharing an ensemble created with the Postage Edge Rectangles Set (S5-540)

In keeping with the postal shapes, you'll see postage themed stamping and images in the background of both pieces. The card layers both shapes included in this amazing die set. The scalloped edge layer is cut from a darker slate blue patterned paper to frame the card and the focal paper is cut with the pierced edges from a floral paper. The card is embellished in fall colors with flowers and precut pieces that came in the paper pack including the postage stamp up in the corner. 

The ATC pairs the same papers cut with the smallest postal scalloped rectangle with the center cut with a die from the Fluted Classics Rectangle set (S5-475). This new Postage Shape Edges Collection is designed to coordinate with the dies in the Fluted Classics Collection and they look so great together! 

For all the details on how to create this ensemble with lots of close-ups, please scroll down through the Tips and Techniques section below.

Today's projects were created with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

Vintage Postal Edged Card

Shabby Chic Postal Edged ATC

Tips and Techniques
I decided to go with fall colors and a vintage postal design for this sweet shabby card. The floral background paper is cut with the largest pierced die in the Postage Edge Rectangles set (S5-540) from the 49 and Market Remnants Mini Collection paper while the scalloped postage edges frame layer is cut using a page from the Tim Holtz, Backdrops - Volume Two paper pack. To add visual dimension and accent the pierced design, both pieces are edged with Stormy Sky Distress Ink with Pumice Stone also added to the scalloped edge frame. 

This shabby card is embellished with 49 and Market flowers in fall colors and precut pieces from the Remnants Mini Collection pack including the stamp image in the top corner. 

The cluster is embellished with textural elements including pearls and antique gems. The smaller texture includes Prills and chunky glass glitter. A little bling is always welcome on a shabby chic card!

Here's a side view showing ephemera tucked in and around the cluster from the Tim Holtz Curator Ephemera Pack. The scrolled cream piece is popped up with foam tape for dimension and to give room to tuck in the ephemera and textural bits.

The sentiment is inked with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink and spritzed with water for the vintage oxidized effect.

I wanted to embrace a postal theme so used Archival Hickory Smoke Ink to stamp postal images on the background including "special delivery' across the side and the cancelation mark over the stamp image.

One final view of the entire card.

An ATC is a great way to share a small piece of our art and the smallest dies in these sets are perfect to create a base for this small format art. Yes, it's slightly larger than a traditional ATC, but I just adore how the scallop postal edge pairs with the Fluted Classics Rectangle, so perfect for a vintage fall feel.

More of the flowers and cut-outs are used to embellish the ATC. Instead of the larger pearls and gems, smaller iridescent drops are paired with the Prills and glitter to keep with the scale of an ATC.

The edges here are also inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink to give definition and highlight the diecut texture. The outer scalloped edge is also inked with Pumice Stone.

The small butterfly is popped up with foam tape and this simple sentiment is framed and adhered atop the fluttering insect.

In keeping with the vintage postal theme, this fun stamp image is stamped with Ground Espresso archival ink, fussy cut, then the cancel mark is added using Hickory Smoke Archival Ink.

One last view of the full ATC. You can really see how beautifully the two die sets work together here. 

The Postage Edge Shapes Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: The Postage Edge Shapes Collection.

Below you can find the products I used to create this project including some with compensated affiliate links to and Spellbinders. These links are at absolutely no cost to you. When you shop through the links below, I receive a small commission from the companies.  These commissions help me cover the costs of my blog and other expenses, which allows me to continue to provide you with FREE inspiration along with detailed Tips and Techniques provided for every project. Thank you so much for your love and support!

Amazing Paper Grace Sets:




Mixed Media:
Prima Marketing - Finnabair - Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel

Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - Ephemera Pack - Curator
49 and Market - Botanical Blends - Hazelnut
49 and Market - Mulberry Paper Flowers - Beige Roses
49 and Market - Botanical Potpourri - Shadow
US Artiest - Mini Prills - Express-O-Yourself
Stampendous - Chunky Glass Glitter - Champagne

Beacon - 3-IN-1: Fabri-Tac


For more Postage Edge Shapes Collection Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using  The Postage Edge Shapes Collection.

I would adore hearing from you! Please leave a comment below letting me know how you will use these gorgeous dies!

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~ Blessings ~

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