Amazing Paper Grace has gone back to her roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection!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.
Here is what the dies look like:
Today I am sharing a rocking card. It is first time I created this type of card.
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I also created a little pocket. To create it I used the larger die from the collection. It fits two tea bags. It can also fit a chocolate :-)
It can also make a lovely addition to a hot chocolate mug gift set. I mean the one where we add to a mug a pack of hot chocolate, a tea bag, a little chocolate bar and wrap it up with cellophane and tie a bow at the top. It is a popular gift for Christmas :-)
I took some pictures to show how I found the centre of a circle and how I created a pocket.
I stared with die cutting the largest circle with my patterned paper.
I had the same circle that I die cut from my scrap card stock. I folded it in a half and then I placed it on my die cut that I wanted to use to create a pocket so that I could easily find a centre.
After finding a centre of the circle I counted 11 little triangles each way at the top and at the bottom of the circle. It helped me to score two lines on the each side of the circle (wide enough to fit a tea bag). In order to score the lines I used my marked (with a pencil) 6'' groove to align the marked triangles.
The vertical line I did similar way. I just counted another 5 little triangles from 11th mark. Then I align it and scored.
To create a pocket I simply folded the circle die and glued it (I did not cut anything with scissors).
Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection.