Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Spellbinders Guest Post | Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken

Hello everyone,
 I am ecstatic and honoured to be guest designing on the Spellbinders blog today! I am here to share some projects that I’ve made with the absolutely delightful Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken.

The Candlewick Sampler Collection was inspired by the Candlewick embroidery, a type of elegant white-on-white embroidery with its hints of dotted motifs and knots. Becca Feeken adds these designs to her collection for paper crafters!

My first card is a shaped card created with the 
I adore cards with belly bands as it makes the project look so elegant and pretty! This might look complicated to create, but is super simple. I first took two sheets of Light Pink Cardstock and die cut the border from the Candlewick Exquisite Topper Etched Dies. I took another sheet of White Cardstock and die cut another set of borders using the Candlewick Colonnade Border Etched Dies. I inserted the flaps on the two sides of the card, in between the sheets of the Pink Cardstock so that the decorative flaps could easily open. 

Once the basic structure of the card was done, I started working on the embellishments. I die cut the intricate borders from the Candlewick Colonnade Border Etched Dies using Light Pink Cardstock and adhered a strip of Gold Mirror Cardstock on both the sides to accentuate the look. I also trimmed two squares of Light Pink & Gold Mirror Cardstock to adhere to the centre of the card for the recipient to pen down his/her message. 

I kept the main structure of the card simple to ensure that the belly band the star of the project. I trimmed a strip of Fun Stampers Journey Vellum and Light Pink Cardstock respectively, and adhered them one on top of the other. I die cut two frames and stamped my sentiment in the centre. Then, I die cut several flowers from the Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies using White Foamiran and embossed them in the centre using an Embossing Tool. The leaves were die cut from Green Foamiran and embossed too. I added pollens to the flower centres and additional foliage to complete my floral arrangement. 

When I got my hands on the Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies, I was floored! It's one of the most beautiful flower die sets ever! I die cut the flowers from the Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies using White Cardstock and lightly embossed the petals to give them structure. I wanted some pink undertones for my flowers, so I added pink pollens for the flower centres. I also die cut the delicate flourishes and leaves included in the set and arranged them around my floral panel.

After I completed my floral arrangement, I started working on the rest of the card. I die cut the ornate Candlewick Lace Card Front Etched Dies four times from Beige Cardstock to form a complete background panel. Next, I die cut the lacy ornaments from the Candlewick Petticoats Etched Dies from White Cardstock & Light Pink Cardstock and adhered them one on top of the other for an inlay effect.  I added one last layer here, which was the sentiment piece, die cut and stamped using the Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions Stamp & Die Set

To complete my card, I matted my card panel onto Light Pink & Gold Mirror Cardstock respectively, which was then, adhered to a top folding card base. 

This was fairly simple to make, as the gorgeous frame from the Candlewick Canopy Etched Dies did all the work for me. I die cut the frame from Gold Mirror Cardstock and White Fun Foam. This made for such a magnificent centre piece, that I decided to keep the embellishments simple

I die cut a couple of sakura blossoms from the Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies using White Foamiran and the leaces using Green Foamiran. I inked the centres of the flowers using Altenew Pink Diamond Dye ink and embossed them using an Embossing Ball Tool. I also added thread pollens to the centres to give them a fuller look. I also added some mini flowers around the 3D flowers to complete my floral arrangement. I die cut a white label for the sentiment and stamped my sentiment on it. 

Next, I die cut four corners using Gold Mirror Cardstock. If you see carefully, you will notice that I have used a light pink patterned paper for my background to enhance the overall look of the card. To finish it off, I adhered my panel to a top white folding card base. 

Other Supplies: 
Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, Cream Linen Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock, Light Pink 12 X 12 Cardstock, Beige 12 X 12 Cardstock, White & Green Foamiran Sheets, Gold Mirror Cardstock, White Fun Foam; Inks: Altenew Pink Diamond Dye ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Double Sided Foam Tape, Mini Glue Gun; McGill Inc. Paper Blossoms Tool kit, Pollens, Rose Buds. 

I hope you loved the Candlewick Collection and my cards using them! These dies are extremely versatile and can be used in so many ways. I can't wait to work with them again! If you would like to see more of my work using Spellbinders dies, do follow my Instagram page.

Thank you for stopping by, and wishing you a lovely day!