If you're a "Gracelet" or by chance happened by the Amazing Paper Grace website over time, you have no doubt wondered how Becca comes up with her names and inspiration. Today, we're excited to give a little peek into a new collection and the inspiration. Join us as we share lovely creations made using Candlewick Sampler.
Since the age of 12 Becca has loved fiber - she quilts, knits, crochets, does cross stitch and before becoming a Licensed Die Designer sewed most of her own clothes. Fascinated with intricate textures and the look of laces, fabrics, and embroidery, Becca tried to replicate the look and feel of those textures in dies. Candlewicking has such a distinct look and Becca thrilled at the prospect of getting that look and feel into a die. If you've loved her lace look collections or that elegant look of Hemstitch, you'll love Candlewick Sampler.
The Inspiration Behind Candlewick Sampler
Candlewicking is a type of whitework embroidery normally done on cream or white fabric embellished with cream or white french knots. The series of french knots create the outlines of the pattern giving it a unique look while adding a touch of elegance. In these dies, you can see rounded motifs that hint at the texture of dots. Without overpowering, it's a sweet little detail present on all the dies in the collection. Plus, it just happens to be the perfect spot to place a pearl. Google candlewicking and you'll see exactly what we mean.
My Projects For Today
I'm introducing "Candlewick Grand Pocket"
Here is what the plate actually looks like.
For my project today I made an invitation. I love to throw parties and do wedding invitations so this was the perfect die to make a pretty pocket with and add a simple but vintage invite on vellum. I cut 2 corners with matted silver paper and overlapped them at the bottom. Then i layered the silver and blue papers under it and tied it with a matching grey satin bow. I would be so excited to get this invitation and I am sure it would be a party to remember and get me intrigued to come all the more.
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —; HERE
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.
There are two dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our blogs on the Introducing Candlewick Sampler post between September 12 and September 17, 2019, at midnight US Central Time. We encourage all of our international friends to participate! The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on August 19th. (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).
Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice Becca's Die of the Month. These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.
There will be a total of two dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs. If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace. (Please note: Please be patient, your dies will come, we promise!)
We're honored to have a Guest Designer creating with us this month so as soon as you're done with the hop, pop over to leave a comment on Sheri Holts Blog for a chance to win - we'll pull from comments on her most recent APG post too. Her newest Amazing Paper Grace creation is --------HERE
Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Candlewick Sampler. Leave a comment to let us know which die is your favorite. Are there any hobbyist in the house that enjoy needlecrafts or sewing? We'd love to know which ones are your passion!! There is much more inspiration in store for you today and for the weeks to come.