Embrace the Elegance of a Repeating Motif in One Die Cards

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

Spellbinders Supplies:

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,

Tags:

24 Comments

  1. Such elegant creation!

    1. Thank you so much Kirsty!

  2. Hi Becca you never fail to show us ways to get the most out of our dies
    you are a GEM ! Thanks again HUGS Pam XXX

    1. Sweet friend, so glad you popped over. And I thank you for your kind words!!

  3. This is such a great tip !

    1. Marjorie I can’t tell you how often this saves me when I’m looking at a blank slate 🙂

  4. Hello Becca,
    I knew this card was done by you before I even saw your name. It is so beautiful. I’m loving all of the dies in this release and enjoy using them. Thanks for sharing.
    Beverly

    1. Thank you Beverly. It has been such fun playing with these new dies – thank you so much for your sweet thoughts!

  5. Becca,
    You have more creativity in your pinky than I do in my whole big body!!! LOL Girl, you amaze me with these kind of things you come up with that none of us would evern think about!! Very clever and a beautiful card!!
    Hugs
    Ann Robbins

    1. Hi Ann, you have it too, I promise 🙂 Thank you so much for the kind words!!

  6. I love your papercraft style! So elegant and warm! This is a Must Have die set for me!

    1. I’m just now getting to sit and play around with it and the ideas are flowing. So glad you like and thanks so much for the kind words!!

  7. I knew this had to be your work. Beautiful card.

    1. Sweet friend, thank you for your kind word 🙂

  8. Becca,, what a great idea! My Bella Rose dies just came in today’s mail, so I will be making one of these right away.
    I would probably never have thought of this on my own,. So
    thank you very much!!!!!

    1. Hey Beth, that oval is so different and I’m simply drawn to it! So glad you enjoyed the ideas – more to come in the next month as we get to play!!

  9. Just about perfect.

    1. Thank you Beverly! So easy 🙂

  10. Becca, you never cease to amaze me. You are so creative and generous and I am so grateful that you share your talents with so many of us. This card is beautiful. Thanks for the tips.

    1. Hi there Dahlia – thank you for your kind words. So happy to share! Everyone can do this so I definitely encourage you to pull out your dies!!

  11. Becca, you are an amazing designer and inspire me with your creations.

    1. Thank you so much Suzzie. I have to say, the dies absolutely do all the work 🙂

  12. Hi. Such a lovely card! What is the stamp source for the star/snowflake and dotted line embellished “Merry and Bright” part of the tag stamp? I found the “Making Spirits” part in the Noel set you mentioned but not the other. Thanks!

  13. Breath-taking! Every detail is perfection! Thank you for sharing!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: