Hello everyone, this is Hussena Calcuttawala, from Quill and Punch Works, and I am honored 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 Classics Collection by Becca Feeken.
The Candlewick Classics Collection is a perfect addition to the Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken. Mix and match between the two for an amazing collaboration! The inspiration comes from the Candlewick embroidery design, a type of elegant white-on-white embroidery with its hints of dotted motifs and knots. Add them to your etched die collection!
I have three cards to share with you today using the Candlewick Classics collection, so let’s get started!
The gorgeous doily was my inspiration behind creating this card. I wanted to design my card in such a way that the doily remains the highlight of my design. I die cut the Doily Round Dies using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine from White Cardstock. I did not pierce out all the intricate bits from the doily and let them be as is because I found the doily looked pretty even this way. I adhered this doily on a circle die cut from patterned paper.
The doily added a nice, feminine touch to my card, and I did not want to use too many embellishments which would cover up the design, so I simply die cut a circle from the Candlewick Circles Dies and adhered it over the doily using foam dots for dimension. I stamped my sentiment in the center of this circle and added white pearls all around the circle frame for added interest.
For embellishing my card, I used a pink poppy flower along with coordinating rose buds, mini roses, and fillers. I used the Candlewick Rosebud Dies to add foliage to my card.
I added some bows of white satin ribbon to this arrangement and mounted the panel to a foiled patterned paper, which was then adhered to a top-folding card base made from Pearlescent White Cardstock.
The doily border is such an elegant die design and I decided to use it to create the background for my card. I die cut the Doily Border Dies twice from Gold Mirror Cardstock and twice from White Cardstock. I adhered them all on my card panel using the Journey Craft Glue. Next, I die cut the delicate squares from the Candlewick Squares Dies from White Cardstock and layered them to create a frame.
I stamped my sentiment on another square die cut to create the focal for my card. I created a rose using the Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies and also die cut the leaves and foliage from the same die set. The flower petals were colored using the Bubble Gum True Color Fusion Ink Pad while the leaves were colored using the Sweet Pear True Color Fusion Ink Pad. I added some additional flowers and fillers to complete my arrangement. I mounted this panel to a top-folding blush card base.
This card has tons of layering and I really enjoyed creating it. I started by die cutting the rounded corners from Gold Mirror Cardstock and Cream Cardstock along with White Fun Foam. I adhered the die cuts in a way that the gold would peek through from the sides giving it a regal look. Then, I die cut a circle from another piece of Cream Cardstock using the Candlewick Circles Dies. I adhered another die cut in the center to create the focal for my card.
Once the basic framework of the card was done, I started working on the embellishments for my card. I added a pink anemone and several small filler flowers and foliage to create my floral cluster. I also tucked in some die cut vines, mini roses, and rose buds to complete my arrangement. I added a small sentiment tag below this arrangement and popped it on the panel using foam dots.
I matted this panel to another panel of Gold Mirror Cardstock, then a patterned paper, and lastly, Cream Cardstock. This was then adhered to a top-folding card base.
Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, Cream Linen Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock, Light Pink 12 X 12 Cardstock, White Pearlescent 12 X 12 Cardstock, Iris 270 GSM Cardstock, White Fun Foam; Pattern Papers: Papericious ‘The Wedding’ Collection, DCWV Blush Collection; Inks: 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, Micro Roses, Pollens, Rose Buds, White Satin Ribbon, Pearls.
I hope you loved the Candlewick Classics Collection and my cards using them! These dies are truly exquisite and a must have in your stash. 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!