Amazing Paper Grace May Die of the Month Blog Hop – Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate
You can tell that around here, we adore spring and the prospect of blooming flowers.This month we invite you to take an idyllic stroll to a place of beauty. It calls and beckons to you, to come and sit down and enjoy your surroundings and all of the nature around you. Today I'm introducing a beautiful new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month. The way in . . . is through the Garden Gate. Introducing the beautiful new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2021, Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.
Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.
This A7 showpiece folds flat into an envelope, only to expand and sit on a desktop where it invites the lucky recipient to take a stroll through the Garden Gate. As always, this die is meant to break apart and use the dies separately. The elements are less than 4" wide and are begging you to use them on an A2 card. You'll love the charming details - hinges, a hook lock and a swinging sign to record your message.
Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create a flat card or box: 1. The picket fence for a gatefold card (hint the gate really opens). 2. The Arches for a wedding. 3. The flowers and vines are curved to fit the arch but also make a wreath. 4. A picket fence box and the arches for handles.
Inviting you to plan your own garden and know you are in a place of peace and beauty when you come in through the Garden Gate.
There are 15 dies included in the Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.
My Project Today using Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.
I used soft pastel colours for my vignette, adding some flowers and branches to the sides as well, to make the most of the 3D aspect.
I layered the front gate and back trellis arch onto a blue card to add more colour and dimension.
I love all the intricate little details which have been incorporated in this die set, i.e. the cute little hinges, gate lock and the grassy die too.
Layering my little flowers really made them stand out.
I do love using these dies as they were intended, to create a vignette, but they are also great for using to create standard greetings cards. I used the gate die for the card below, snipping my die-cut in the centre so that the gate opens to reveal a pretty floral scene.
Designer Tip: Don't make the mistake that I did with the vignette. I absent mindedly glued my vignette sides to both the front and back before slotting the three extra gate pieces into the sides, which resulted in my having to start the project for a second time. Doh! I won't be making that mistake again ................!