Elegant Twist Ovals and Creating your own Backgrounds

As a member of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team, I receive free product for use in my projects.

I created my own colorful embossed background by using the Grid from the new APG June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip It Grid and Calendar Creator
         Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at wwwamazingpapergracecomp36113
By taking the grid from the set, and running it through my die-cut machine, I embossed with this grid twice using my machine's embossing sandwich. This gave me a continuation of the grid design.  Next i ran several color of pigment ink across the top that compliment the pattern paper. After the ink had dried, (about 20 mts or so), I brush entire panel with iridescent varnish for fabulous shimmer.

The center window was die cut twice. Once for the back and once for the grid panel to layer over it in the same position as the window image. It is adhered and gives this a really cool window-like effect.

              Borders and Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken
I've hot foiled this sentiment on white cardstock then placed this sentiment strip on heavyweight vellum and over the ribbon. The ribbon goes across the top panel. The bow is hot glued in place. Mini silver flat-back gems finish off the look.

I love using Dies in many different ways to stretch my supplies further. What do you think? Do you enjoy making your own backgrounds? Would love to hear what you do. Please me know in the comments below.

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following fun challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft -Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Layer it up
Dream Valley Challenges - All Occasions
Hand Stamped Sentiments  - Color Challenge
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Lost Coast Designs - Background Forward
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

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  1. Another stunning work of art, lovely die here/ xx

  2. Awesome card, I especially love that background. Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges!

  3. OMG this card is stunning! I love those oval dies and the background and what you've done with them - you've made our colours look stunning - thanks so much for sharing at HSS this week - hope to see you again next time.

  4. Hi this is a stunning card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #76 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Polkadoodles. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

  5. Wow, that's gorgeous. I love the twist ovals, very nautical. Thank you for joining us at NJC.

  6. Wow - your frame work is stunning and the background absolutely gorgeous. This project is fantastic. Lovely work as always. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  7. Stunning! Wonderful design with lovely colours, Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  8. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the frame. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. Absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  12. Back with another DT hat on... this is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes With Dies challenge! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  13. Wow. I love this card. You have done a great job. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca

  14. Such a sweet card, thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  15. Gorgeous Card.Thank you for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. This is DT Alka

  16. This is a WOW card!!! Love all the layers and depth! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  17. FABulous card and I love that circle die and the fabulous dimension on your card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  18. WOW stunning card love the fabulous twisted circle dies and great embossed background.Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and sorry for the late comment
    Carol DT x

  19. Beautiful card! Love how you used the dies to create a frame. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!



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