Hello there! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my latest Becca Bit. I know I’m not able to tackle every single email but when you all ask questions it sure gives me material to cover :-) So I’m back with a card, and this one I’ve had floating around in my head and now finally to paper. When I was thinking of what to do with the Spellbinders Lotus Pendant, I knew it would have a round center and I knew that JustRite had something to fit the bill!! By the way, talking about fitting the bill – JustRite Stampers is having a smashing sale in May on many of your favorite sets – if you’ll just take a peek HERE – you’ll see which sets they have on special and several would be fab for the center of this flower . . . hint, hint ;-). So first let me tell you the stamps I used. I simply love the Decorative 2" Round Wide Borders (on sale right now) – they go with almost any sentiment that JustRite offers. I paired it up with the Custom Design Cardmaking Kit – a set that takes you through almost any occasion.
Okay, so now I’ll tell you how this medallion stacks up. The base of the flower is made with Spellbinders Lotus Pendant – I used three of them and frilled them (my word for folding back and forth) and glued them together. If you haven’t seen me do this before, check out this tutorial I did on a ruffled flower HERE. Then I stacked (beginning at the bottom) the following Spellbinders sets, Big Scalloped Circles SM #5, Big Scalloped Circles LG #4, Big Scalloped Circles SM #4, Standard Circles SM #4 and Standard Circles LG #2. Of course you can stack with the sets that you have in your stash, but people always ask exactly what I used and it keeps them from having to reinvent the stack.
I separated each layer with foam tape and it fits nicely in the center of the flower which I also had to build up with foam tape. This is the type of card I would mail off in a bubble wrap envelope but I would take something like an large empty ribbon spool and seat it over the head of the flower to protect it from getting smooshed. If a ribbon spool is not handy then I’ll take and empty container like perhaps one that held margarine and cut it to a low profile and seat it over the flower head. More likely however, this would be the kind of card I’d hand deliver to a friend in the hospital where it could sit out to be enjoyed. This is a question you ask often, I hope my explanation helps!
Stamps: JustRite Decorative 2" Round Wide Borders, JustRite Custom Design Cardmaking Kit
Paper: The Paper Company, Anna Griffin
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rose Coral, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Lotus Pendant, Pearls, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border and Corner Punch – Gothic Arches
I have the best readers!! Thanks for being so darn sweet!!
This is just gorgeous!!!
As always, you never disappoint….this card is breathtaking. If I got sick could you send me one? LOL Someday, I’d love to see all of your ribbons and how you store them. You must have the most amazinf ribbons in the world.
Absolutely gorgeous….. I will have to go and check out spellbinders again…..your creativity is unbelievable…..thank Becca for always sharing your creation and on how to make them…..
Becca, your cards are just simply works of art!
Stunning – and, as usual, very clear explanations. Thank you, Becca!
Gorgeous Becca. Your stuff is always gorgeous! One of these days I am hoping you will share with us how you mail your lovely creations without crushing your designs. Hugs to you!
OMGosh, Becca, this is so beautiful!!! You are the Queen of awesome…the way you have done the Lotus pendant in combination with the flowers…..so stunning! Another beauty ready for a frame! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina
Becca, this is one SHOWSTOPPER of a card. This will certainly cheer (and cure) the recipient! I too, was wondering how to mail these cards and now I know. Good advice all around. Please keep the inspiration coming!
Becca, Your card is just so very stunning! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us!
Oh, Becca! What a card. I hope the recipients of your cards TRULY appreciate all the work that goes into your cards. I wish I could peek into your mind to see how the “wheels” turn! Your talent and creativity is amazing.
Just beautiful and I love how many different ways you use the spellbinders, loved the video on making them a tiny bit larger also. Thanks so much for the time it takes to help the rest of us.
breathtaking! Lovely layering and that floral print is gorgeous. Superb!
OH…MY…WORD!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I CAN’T WAIT for a video on this one (HINT, HINT)
Becca you’re driving me CRAZY with your beautiful cards. absolutely fantastic work, your site is really everyday the highlight when i open my mail. wish i could win some candy too sometime,,,,, i made one of these ruffled up cards the other day when you showed us to do it with the fleur de lis pendant, my gf b/day is tomorrow then i’ll give this card to her. Greetings from South Africa.
What gorgeousness! You are the Queen of Cardmaking, that’s for sure.
This is just gorgeous Becca!!! Thank you also for sharing your tips! : )
Oh my goodness…this is beautiful and I just bought the Lotus die…yippee…can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
Girl this is fabulicious…I love what you do with these dies.
Wow..Simply Amazing..this is sooooooooo beautiful. You made this dreary day full of sunshine. Thanks so much for sharing your special talents.
WOW! Becca, the focal image just pops right out at you. Just so pretty in pink. Love the all over look. You have such a way with paper that is such a delight to the eyes. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D
Really very beautiful, Becca! You never seem to run out of ideas
and I think that its really a gift. I love learning how to use
various stacking combinations to always be changing it up a bit.
Thanks for sharing
Love it, Love it, Love it. Your card is fabalous. Thanks for sharing Becca.
‘took my breath away! Most beautiful! I just LOVE these colors–they were my wedding colors 2 years ago. Fabulous bow, too! You are SO artsy!!
Oh My Gawd!!!!! This is beyond stunning Becca!!!! I also went back to check your tutorial wow all the folding and work is so worth it!!
Don’t know if mine would turn out as gorgeous but will def try it one day!!! TFS your skills Becca!
Absolutely beautiful, Becca! Love the card!
You always come up with something beautiful! I love how you think “outside the box” and find new ways to use our tools!
Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I’m loving this card! It is so elegant and awesome. But then, most of your cards are awe inspiring. I’m going to try one soon and hope it turns out just half as beautiful as this one.
“Hugs” Granny (Carol)
This is one beautiful card once again. You have undoubtedly THE BEST cards I have ever seen.
I couldn’t leave you a comment about cutting around a Spellbinders but that was awesome – why didn’t I think of that?
Your tutorials are fantastic.
Thanks so very much.
Wow! Wow! Gorgeous!!
W O W ! ! ! B -U -T- FUUUUUUUUULLLLLL!!!!!
I have that Lotus Pendant coming in the mail any day now and will have to try this flower. Thanks soooooooo much for the tutorial.
The last few days I have been spending hours going through your archives. It has been soooooo much fun. The ideas are grrreaaaaaaat. Last night I got as far as Aug. 2008. I have notes alllll over my desk (I hope I can read them). Thanks again for sharing your God given talent with us.
Absolutely gorgeous!!!Do you ever get tired of hearing how talented you are? Cuz you have serious talent!!! : )
OH WOW!!!! Stunning, sure to be a pick me up! I just love the layering and such pretty papers and perfect bow!
Beautiful card, as always!
Amazing as always! I have been wanting the lotus pendant. Now I know I have to get it!
You are amazing,Becca!!!
Beautiful card! I always like to see how you layer up your creations. This one is stunning. Love your little tips for mailing a card with a high profile embellishment that you don’t want to get crushed. It’s always nice to know these things in case hand-delivery is not an option.
I got a banged up twisted knee and am on crutches and I want to thank you for the beautiful card….I am taking this card personally! Your talent is amazing and is such a blessing for all of us readers.
We appreciate you giving us the details to copy your cards. God bless and have a great day.
Another stunning card!
Gorgeous as always. Love those JustRites, but now the Lotus pendant is on my must have list.
Becca, this is absolutely beautiful!! You are so super talented! This card will be much appreciated by someone who needs a “pick-me-up”!
I always enjoy visiting your blog, but sometimes you have a creation that is really special. This is one of those. Love this card. You are great!!
Becca, I love this card. I always look forward to your cards. Thank you.
I just bought the 2″ circle wide borders. Haven’t received them yet, but now I have a gorgeous card to use for inspiration. I don’t have the Lotus Spellbinders yet, but plan on buying that one soon. I have seen so many cards that use it and it is on my wish list. :)
Thank you SO MUCH for continuing to inspire me with your BEAUTIFUL creations!!
I’ve got, and LOVE, the Lotus Pendant. I use it a lot. For some reason I never that to ruffle it. I’ve done it with some of the borders, why didn’t I think of it with this?? Oh, well, I don’t need to ~ since you ALWAYS come up with great ideas! This is gorgeous! I’m loving your Becca Bits too.
Thanks for being you and sharing with the rest of us!
You have given me plenty of reason to get the medallion Spellbinder now…thank you! I love that outside edge. The inside stuff, I have that covered. GREAT card Becca. You seem to make some the absolutely coolest cards. And them seem so easy to do…when You do them! Thanks!
I meant Lotus Pendant not the medallion…no wonder why my creations sometimes look sooo different?
Oh my, drop dead gorgeous as usual! xL
This is so beautiful! You always see things a little bit different and more decorative than the rest. I love it!
Thanks for sharing! :o)
Wow! Becca this card is just unbelievable. You always design such beautiful cards and they are so creative. I wish I was your neighbor! To sit and make cards with you would be such a joy! But I gues I’ll just have to keep visiting your blog daily like I always do! As always thanks so much for sharing!
How do you come up with these???? I am so in awe of what you’re able to do – thanks for the wonderful inspitarion!!!
I just got the lotus spellbinder this week! What timing! Can’t wait to try to “frill” it! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!
Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for that awesome medallion. Love the feminine design and colors of the paper, and paired with that stunning medallion adds the perfect elegance. Even the white punched border is perfect, and I love the layout. What a gorgeous card! You have the perfect touch!
. . and, I love the bow . . and the pearls . . . and that cute pink circle frame with the cute border stamp . . . and. . .
UTTERLY STUNNING!!!!!!! BEST CARD EVER WOW!!!!!!!!RubyM:)
What beautiful cards. Luv the use of the lotus pendant. It made such a lovely flower petal look. Never would of thought of accordian pleating it. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the idea and the tutorial. Your the best.
This card is beautiful as you always do them. Thanks so much for the tip on how to mail the cards that have high embellishments. Never would have thought of the ribbon spool.
Wow, I absolutely love everthing about this card. The paper, SB die, ribbon, pearls and punches. Well done. God bless!