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Faith is the Daring of the Soul

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Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Corners and Accents One - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning craft friends, I hope you’re having a marvelous weekend (holiday weekend if you are in the US)!  Mine has been filled with talking to friends, my kids, great movies, some long walks and even some crafting time.  So what often happens when I sit down to make a card, is that I push around some paper and make progress but get to a point where I know something is missing.  That’s how I know it’s time to take a break :-)  This weekend when that happened, I just started picking up the scraps off of my table from cards made the last couple of weeks and it’s crazy but that’s how my card for today came about.   A couple of things laying together seemed just right.  I’m sure you’ll recognize lots of the things I used today because I’ve used those color a lot lately.  At any rate, gotta love leftovers because you know we save every scrap!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Corners and Accents One - www.amazingpapergrace.com

The filigree pieces spanning the circles have been on my desk for a week or two and are a fairly new die called Spellbinders Corners and Accents One.  I drooled on my paper (just kidding) when I saw how gorgeous that tiny die was when draped across a pair of layered Spellbinders Standard Circles SM and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG  :-)  I love when that happens and as with many of my favorites, you will see these often.  Since I had circles for my focal element, I scrounged up a leftover cut out from Spellbinders Stately Circles to layer behind.  The sweet vintage bottom that I glued onto my design paper panel is Spellbinders Belgian Lace from the A Gilded Life line.

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth Stamps – Life’s Embrace
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White, pink, gold, digital paper from Iralamija’s Etsy Store
Ink: Amuse Studio – French Roast, Shell,  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, 
AccessoriesSpellbinders Corners and Accents One, Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders Stately Circles, Spellbinders Belgian Lace, The Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a lovely remainder of the weekend!  Oh, by the way, I’ve added quite a bit to my Pinterest Boards and I am genuinely enjoying contributing to my Instagram gallery these days – I’ve met lots of lovely folks.  Stop in and have a look – there’s so much talent out there!!


Parking Lot Questions:

Loraine Lewis on Comment #17 asked about the design paper I used.  It is a digital paper and can be purchased at https://www.etsy.com/shop/iralamijashop – you’ll have to look through the rose listings, but it should be relatively easy to find.

Edna on Comment #22 asked where I got the sentiment used in this card.  I’m not sure where I purchased it, but here’s a link to what the product looks like to help with your search: http://www.rubbersoul.com/collections/wordsworth-remembering/products/lifes-embrace   Not familiar with Rubber Soul but you’ll be able to decide if they meet your needs.  Hope this helps!!

Marcia Tatters on Comment #36 asked how I was able to get a two toned look on the Belgium Lace.  Marcia, when you get the hang of this you’ll love it – it’s very easy.  Two dies come in the set – tape them together on the back with  low tack tape – one fits inside the other.  Take a not too dried out ink pad and pounce down on top (cutting side) of the die lightly (when I say lightly it would be like the kind of light touch you would have when you are going to wake someone up without startling them.  Why?  You only want color to go down on the highest levels of the die and not all the way down in the nooks and crannies.  Cover die with paper and run though with your paper to cut.  Run through one more time to emboss.  That’s it.  Your best success will come with a fairly juicy pad, Tsukeniko Delicata works marvelously for this; I used a chalk ink not caring if the final look was distressed or not.  Hope this helps!!

Find more like this: *A Gilded Life - Belgian Lace, *Standard Circles LG, *Standard Circles SM, *Stately Circles, -Anytime Cards, :Cream, :Pink, Stamping, Wordsworth, |Vintage

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Waltzingmouse Stamps – August 2014 – Release Day

by on August 27, 2014 » Add more comments.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse 'Tis the Season and Spellbinders
Hi there blog friends!!  I’m excited today to be participating in the August 2014 Waltzingmouse Stamps Release and all week we’ve been showing you goodiesThey are available in the store now and you can see them in their full stamping glory.   If you jumped in the middle of our list, the best way to make your way through the hop is to start at Claire’s Blog she has the complete sequence in case you get out of order or if one of the links don’t work.   In order complete the hop, leave a comment on as many of the Design Team Members Blogs as you can.  A random name is selected from each blog and then a final winner picked from those names. The winner will get a free stamp set of their choice from the Waltzingmouse Stamps store.  You have until Midnight on August 29th to leave your comment and then you can check on the Claire’s Blog on Saturday, August 30th to see if you are a winner.  Stay tuned, below I’ll tell you your next stop along the hop!!

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Stamps and Spellbinders - www.amazingpapergrace.com

My first card is a tent card and I used Spellbinders Elegant Ovals paired with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five on the upper part.  I love the format of this card and it calls attention to the oval.  The sentiment is large and bold and is one of the new sets being offered today by Waltzingmouse Stamps called ‘Tis the Season.  The tiny embellishment under the sentiment is Spellbinders Corner Flourish Two.

SUPPLIES I USED
Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps - ‘Tis the Season
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb Cardstock, Gold Paper, PTI Pure Poppy, ETA:  Teresa Collins – Checking it Twice (12″x12″) (striped)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Elegant OvalsSpellbinders Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Corner Flourish Two, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Lace, Prima Poinsettia Flowers

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse 'Tis the Season and Spellbinders - www.amazingpapergrace.com

My next card is glittery gold and I simply used Spellbinders Pinwheel Delight to give you a peek through the card to my background.  The bold sentiment from ‘Tis the Season is stamped on the bottom and embossed in gold.  Just so that there’s no doubt it’s a Christmas Card, a splash of red ribbon to draw your eye right in.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse and Spellbinders - www.amazingpapergrace.com

SUPPLIES I USED
Stamps Waltzingmouse Stamps -  ‘Tis the Season
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb Cardstock, DCWV, Gold Paper
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Pinwheel Delight, Recollections Pearls, On-A-Cord Red Rayon Ribbon, Gold Button

Lots to see today, your next stop is with Lynn Mercurio.   Thanks for chiming in to help me out yesterday.  I have new blog software and some things just aren’t the same.  Hopefully I’ll get the hang of it and no more flat tires…. Have a great day sweeties and I’ll see you soon!!

Question Parking Lot:

Charlotte Zwiegoron on comment #44 asked about the striped paper I used.  Charlotte, I seemed to miss that one – it was Teresa Collins – Checking It Twice 12″ x 12″ pad.  Also corrected Papertrey Ink Red to Papertrey Ink – Pure Poppy :-)

Find more like this: *Cut, Tuck and Fold - Pinwheel Delight, -Christmas, :Cream, :Gold, :Red, Stamping, |Elegant

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Coaxing Feedblitz to Publish My Post

by on August 26, 2014 » Add more comments.

Blog friends, this is a quick post just to check to see if Feedblitz, the subscription service I’m using, will pick it up and send it out.  I had a post earlier today and the feed was not sent out to notify you (I’m sad about that).   Hopefully it’s just momentary indigestion and blog post publishing is back to normal.

Thanks so much!! Back again tomorrow with my regularly scheduled post :-)

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