Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

Candlewick Sampler Collection Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

Hello everyone, this is Hussena Calcuttawala, from Quill and Punch Works, and I am ecstatic and honored to be guest designing on the Spellbinders blog today! I am thrilled to share some projects that I’ve made with the absolutely delightful Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken.

The Candlewick Sampler Collection was inspired by the Candlewick embroidery, a type of elegant white-on-white embroidery with its hints of dotted motifs and knots. Becca Feeken adds these designs to her collection for paper crafters!

My first card is a shaped card created with the Candlewick Exquisite Topper Etched Dies, Candlewick Colonnade Border Etched Dies, and the Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

I adore cards with belly bands as it makes the project look so elegant and pretty! This might look complicated to create, but is super simple. I first took two sheets of Light Pink Cardstock and die cut the border from the Candlewick Exquisite Topper Etched Dies. I took another sheet of White Cardstock and die cut another set of borders using the Candlewick Colonnade Border Etched Dies. I inserted the flaps on the two sides of the card, in between the sheets of the Pink Cardstock so that the decorative flaps could easily open.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

Once the basic structure of the card was done, I started working on the embellishments. I die cut the intricate borders from the Candlewick Colonnade Border Etched Dies using Light Pink Cardstock and adhered a strip of Gold Mirror Cardstock on both the sides to accentuate the look. I also trimmed two squares of Light Pink & Gold Mirror Cardstock to adhere to the center of the card for the recipient to pen down his/her message.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

I kept the main structure of the card simple to ensure that the belly band the star of the project. I trimmed a strip of Fun Stampers Journey Vellum and Light Pink Cardstock respectively, and adhered them one on top of the other. I die cut two frames and stamped my sentiment in the center. Then, I die cut several flowers from the Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies using White Foamiran and embossed them in the center using an Embossing Tool. The leaves were die cut from Green Foamiran and embossed too. I added pollens to the flower centers and additional foliage to complete my floral arrangement.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

My second card for today uses the Candlewick Lace Card Front Etched Dies, Candlewick Petticoats Etched Dies, and the Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

When I got my hands on the Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies, I was floored! It’s one of the most beautiful flower die sets ever! I die cut the flowers from the Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies using White Cardstock and lightly embossed the petals to give them structure. I wanted some pink undertones for my flowers, so I added pink pollens for the flower centers. I also die cut the delicate flourishes and leaves included in the set and arranged them around my floral panel.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

After I completed my floral arrangement, I started working on the rest of the card. I die cut the ornate Candlewick Lace Card Front Etched Dies four times from Beige Cardstock to form a complete background panel. Next, I die cut the lacy ornaments from the Candlewick Petticoats Etched Dies from White Cardstock & Light Pink Cardstock and adhered them one on top of the other for an inlay effect. I added one last layer here, which was the sentiment piece, die cut and stamped using the Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions Stamp & Die Set.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

To complete my card, I matted my card panel onto Light Pink & Gold Mirror Cardstock respectively, which was then, adhered to a top folding card base.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

My last card for today features the Candlewick Canopy Etched Dies, Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies, and the Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

This was fairly simple to make, as the gorgeous frame from the Candlewick Canopy Etched Dies did all the work for me. I die cut the frame from Gold Mirror Cardstock and White Fun Foam. This made for such a magnificent center piece, that I decided to keep the embellishments simple.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

I die cut a couple of sakura blossoms from the Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies using White Foamiran and the leaces using Green Foamiran. I inked the centers of the flowers using Altenew Pink Diamond Dye ink and embossed them using an Embossing Ball Tool. I also added thread pollens to the centers to give them a fuller look. I also added some mini flowers around the 3D flowers to complete my floral arrangement. I die cut a white label for the sentiment and stamped my sentiment on it.

Next, I die cut four corners using Gold Mirror Cardstock. If you see carefully, you will notice that I have used a light pink patterned paper for my background to enhance the overall look of the card. To finish it off, I adhered my panel to a top white folding card base.

Spellbinders Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken - Inspiration | Layered Card Ideas with Hussena Calcuttawala

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, Cream Linen Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock, Light Pink 12 X 12 Cardstock, Beige 12 X 12 Cardstock, White & Green Foamiran Sheets, Gold Mirror Cardstock, White Fun Foam; Inks: Altenew Pink Diamond Dye ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Double Sided Foam Tape, Mini Glue Gun; McGill Inc. Paper Blossoms Tool kit, Pollens, Rose Buds.

I hope you loved the Candlewick Collection and my cards using them! These dies are extremely versatile and can be used in so many ways. I can’t wait to work with them again! If you would like to see more of my work using Spellbinders dies, do visit my blog and follow my Instagram page.

Thank you for stopping by, and wishing you a lovely day!

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4 Comments

  1. Dear Hussena
    Wow your cards are so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for all the explanation. Love it all. This is the first time i am seeing your name and congratulations my dear friend.

  2. Wow! I can see that the Candlewick Etched Dies are going to be on my wishlist! Becca you never cease to amaze me!

  3. Oh my goodness, Hussena, I can clearly see you love Becca’s dies because of all the love you put into your creations. They are all gorgeous! Your anniversary card uses the Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions die & stamp set – one of my very favorites. I love seeing how Becca’s dies work with each other. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Hussena, All your cards are beautiful & I love them. You are very talented! Thank you for sharing

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