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Embrace the Elegance of a Repeating Motif in One Die Cards

Every time I get a new die, I size it up and look at all the pieces.  Most often people contemplate what they can do with the ‘main die’.  Well, there is treasure in the details because some of the runner ups in a die set have their own claim to fame.  Hi there, I’m Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace and  today I’m sharing a ”One Die” card  that gets that title because it makes use of a ‘Repeating Motif’!  A supporting die is perfect for this type of technique moreover it will have you thinking about about what else is in the package while vowing never to leave a die behind.

Embrace the Elegance of a Repeating Motif in One Die Cards

Recently I introduced Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die.  The details are so pretty but one of the supporting dies had me thinking about how to use it and highlight it alone in a card.  The center oval is a great element and it makes for such a stunning element when it is stacked on top of itself and then offset.  It will give you a focal point as large as the main attraction in the package.  That’s a little trick I love to do, because repetition is eye-catching.  The eye tries to figure out what makes up the motif.    Let me show you how easy it is to get this combination.

Embrace the Elegance of a Repeating Motif in One Die Cards

The ovals snap together perfectly to make for an intriguing pattern.  Two are used in this case but a repetition of three will make almost a full background.

Embrace the Elegance of a Repeating Motif in One Die Cards

Building A Repeating Motif

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - A Repeat Motif Card using Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Cut the Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die oval with two arched inserts, twice

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - A Repeat Motif Card using Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Overlap left die onto right die, then use a clear glue product, like Ranger Glossy Accents, to sparingly attach one piece to the other.

Becca Feeken of amazingpapergrace.com - A Repeat Motif Card using Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die

Find the best real estate to put strips of doubly stacked foam tape to secure your project and raise it.

Looking for easy?  This is easy.  Cut repeating motifs, stack them together to compose a striking focal panel for your card, and you’re done!  I hope this will let you look at some of your supporting dies in a new way!!

Sending hugs!
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com

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Other Supplies:
Bazzill Almond Cream Cardstock, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board, The Paper Studio – Vellum,  Offray 5/8″ Satin Ribbon,  Recollection Pearls, Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder, Ranger Glossy Accents, Recollections Christmas I Noel Stamp Set, 3M Foam Tape,

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Craft artist Becca Feeken blends a love of sewing, embroidery, needlecrafts and jewelry-making into a passion for gift making and paper crafts. Her distinct style is a romantic elegance with classical and victorian influences, often punctuated with a delicate ribbon bow or handcrafted embellishments.Her passion for die-cutting began in early 2000 and today motivates her to encourage others in gift making, nurturing faith, creating legacy and giving.As a licensed die and stamp designer for Spellbinders, her sweetly recognizable designs continue to impact the industry.

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