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Petite Picot For You

January 25, 2021

Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection!

Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies for me to try.

Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking. Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, Becca Feeken has developed another classic line of layering shapes that feel so much like tatting or picot crochet.  As you might imagine, these shapes are crisp, clean, and timeless. Whether you are simply adding a classic layer to a card or cutting an aperture to highlight a lovely sentiment – these shapes mix and match with other sewing inspired motifs as well as intricate backdrops.

Classic Shapes are Timeless

With each Classic Collection, Amazing Paper Grace creates the most popular die-cutting shapes in oval, round, square, and rectangles. Moreover, these classic shapes mix and match with Hemstitch Classics, Candlewick Classics, Elegant Twist Classics, and now Picot Petit.The Inspiration behind Picot Petite

If you’ve ever seen tatting, the little loop produced along the edge is called a “picot”.  It’s this little loop that is the basis for the border on all of the Petite Picot shapes.  They are lovely as a backdrop for any other layerings as the little picot peeks out.  It’s just a subtle way to bring in the ways of classic needlework to give texture and dimension to the backdrop of our cards.

I love layering beautiful Amazing Paper Grace dies using white cardstock and here I have used three different die sets to create a stunning base for gorgeous handcrafted flowers.

For this card I have layered the Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Ovals Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken over some very pretty Amazing Paper Grace Isadora Trinkets (retired) for a very elegant look. I have added a silver accent to highlight the picot edged dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Ovals Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken. To finish the base I have added the second flourish accent from the Isadora Trinkets die set to the bottom of the middle oval to place the flowers on.

I have made the flowers using the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken and the leaves are from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken sets. I have added silver leaves from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken to tie the flowers to the colours of the card.

The sentiment is from a retired SOM Framed set from Close to My Heart which I have heat embossed in silver to complement the colours of the card.

These are the dies that I have used to create this card:

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

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