Good morning friends, today is Day of Giving Friday. I have new card to giveaway today and I simply love, love, love the pretty sentiment by Quietfire Design. I was playing around with a new set of dies Spellbinders Floral Berry Accents and the tiny little accent flowers sent me off looking for a sentiment that referenced flowers . . . check!
Walk Through on How to Make Card
The card base is 5-1/2 x 7-1/2.
On top of my card base I added a panel 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″.
Next I added another panel to stamp my sentiment on sized 4-5/8″ x 5-7/8″ and underneath the panel I added Spellbinders Heirloom Oval cut in half and Spellbinders Deco Duality trimmed to be the header piece.
Next I added a frame cut with Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles.
I finished up with Spellbinders Floral Berry Accents using the single foliage pieces and the separate cluster of flowers.
I finished up with a simple one loop bow and several pearls for flower centers.
About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE. For your comment: How much does coloring fit into your cardmaking and scrapbooking activities?
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Just Living is Not Enough
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***, Scrap papers from my stash
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Floral Berry Accents, Spellbinders Deco Duality, Spellbinders Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles, Satin Ribbon, Recollection Pearls
(***Note, many of you ask which paper I use for my cards and I have linked it up above to Amazon however, absurdly, the picture they show is a generic photo they use to represent every paper. I have ordered from this link and can confirm that what I received was Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth – 250 sheets. For an avid cardmaker, a ream will last quite long – I order every 6 months). Here is the link for the white paper I use – Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth)
Thanks so much for checking on me. As I mentioned, I am back home and yesterday the Dr. said I can try to start walking on my foot again. It will take a while – I’ll go slow but I’m a happy little camper right now.
Pleased to hear that you are making good progress. Don’t be too keen to get back on you feet. Yet another really lovely card. A pleasure to behold. Pink’s my favourite colour so this truly appeals. More dies needed for my stash. Don’t think I have any leaves get. All in good time. Thanks again for sharing your talent.
I ADORE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CARD. BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL PERFECT.
Becca love the pink gingham with the white, very crisp and that lovely little flower goes so well with the sentiment.
I am not that good with computing but always willing to learn, and try. I think it adds to the card when done properly.
Such a sweet card. I really like the gingham…it really sets off the verse well, I think. As always, your choice of materials always works well together.
So glad you get to start walking again. Just remember, those muscles and bones and nerves have been all padded and tucked safely away from any movement and stress and have been quite spoiled for a while. They may complain loudly at having to work again! Be gentle with yourself and stay ahead of the pain!
Coloring is always part of the design for me…I’m working on designing a stand up card for our pianist/choir director at church wh is leaving in a few weeks. The card will be from our choir, and the part that will be the base to hold the back that will stand up will be a keyboard. The “stand up” portion will be a music stand with sheet music in it. So the color of the stand, the aged sheet music, and how I finish off the inside will all be important for the overall look for the card. Some fade into the background music notes, as it will be a large card, in order to get everyone’s good wishes on it on the inside, to add interest, I think. Still working it out in my head, but I want it to be something he will appreciate and reflect his love of jazz and church music, and his time with us.
Thanks for yet another opportunity for a giving day…and a chance to be thankful for the giving we get to do on a daily basis. You’re the best, Becca.
Your project sounds awesome. Would love to see it. If you post it anywhere please list the location.
Your card is beautiful. I’m glad that the doctor gave you a good report, just take it easy and do not rush things
Lovely card as always!! Colors r a big part of me making cards, sometimes I over try with papers…have an awesome weekend!
Love the card as always! I have colored on cards on occasion when I use a stamp that needs colored in. Good luck with your progress on being able to start to walking on your foot again.
A really lovely card with plenty of dimension – something I like very much. I don’t do much colouring but choose my card and papers to give the colour I want. Good to hear that you can start walking again but please take it slowly – it’s going to take time to get back to normal and it will be worth the wait! Best wishes
Doreen R from Bournemouth UK
Such a beautiful card, Becca! I love the recessed panel and the perfect sentiment. Great job!
What a week !!! Another post ( lovely card ) good news from the DR about your
foot and you are a happy little camper what more to ask for lol
Colouring is very popular at the moment here especially water colouring
I am just starting to have a real go at it and I am enjoying doing it .
I have done some Copic colouring a few times (wish I had payed more attention
in art class at school instead of chatting to the boys )
Everyone have a great weekend stay safe hugs PamXXX
And yet another gorgeous card Becca, and such a wonderful sentiment, and even by one of my famous countrymen too, which just makes it even better ofcause ha ha. The card is sooo sweet and beautiful, and I really love the beautiful little flowers here.
Wonderful news about your foot, no wonder, you´re such a happy camper now, who wouldn´t be? Hopefully you´ll soon be all back to the good times again now, I sure hope so for you.
About the coloring, I must confess, I´m really bad at coloring, so I don´t do it very often. I do practise some times, but not often I use my images, as I don´t like them my self, so most times I use more uncolored stamps or just simply sentimentstamps, that´s it. Have a great week-end now everyone, and I hope, you´ll continue doing really good Becca and getting better all the time now.
A beautiful card and great news to start off my birthday! Hooray!! Take it nice and easy on your foot — glad to hear you are on the mend! Color plays a very important part in my card making. I always try to keep in mind the recipient’s favorite color(s).
Morning Becca, Another stunning card, I love the fresh look to this card and the beautiful die-cuts used, stunning !!
So glad you are getting better.
I want to start doing more stamping and colouring and really need the time to ‘play’ more haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
I do some colouring in my cards but love the die cuts. Another beautiful card as usual. Christine S.
You have received good advice about taking everything slowly. Sounds like experienced people giving it. It would be good to follow that. Make a list of what you cannot reach and ask a visitor to get it for you. Your card is beautiful and full of design. But I wanted to thank you for the border layered cards. Wow what a great idea. I learn so much creativity with dies from you. I don’t use coloring alot but when I do, everything just pops. Take it easy and may God continue to watch over you.
Your question of the week is a reflection of my reason for loving your card…..Color. Colors attract my attention immediately and determine whether I like the card at first sight and then look at the rest of the card. A card with a gorgeous layout may be lost if the colors are ‘wrong’. The choice of colors are always dependent on the recipient, occasion and theme. There have been times where I put together a card and though I loved the layout, the color just hurt my eyes and I’d redo the card again to get the coloring just right.
What a beautiful way to end the week! I just plain ADORE this card! I cannot tell you the extent of emotion I am feeling with that sentiment.
Coloring has become a daily activity lately. I do it while watching tv in the evening, during the day when I need to check out but not nap or just need a moment to myself. I am so glad all the wonderful coloring books & pages have returned.
On a personal note, it made my week to hear your little update. It always brings joy to my heart when I hear that someone is finally and truly on the mend. Keep moving forward.
Hello Becca I came upon your website by accident and I am really glad that I did. I was beyond belief when I viewed your cards and thought to myself what beautiful creations. Your beautiful cards have really giving me the inspiration to continue my greeting card hobby. Your cards are amazing. I really like that you include the items that you use so that we may attempt to create similar cards! Keep up the great work and be Blessed!
What an adorable card and I love, love, love the gingham paper!!!! Combined with the stitched look, soft colors, it’s perfect with the little flowers!
So glad you are doing better, you are in my prayers. I just love this card, it’s soo me!!! I will try to make one just like it!! You are amazing.!
Hi Becca, These border die cut cards get prettier and prettier. You have quite an eye for pulling the cards together. I usually start with white for the die cuts but never quite finish it off with other patterns or colors like you do–so I duplicate yours and love the results. Thanks so much. Also the gingham check is so sweet and a change up. Always a pleasure to check out your latest. Barbara
Coloring is something I struggle to become better at. While all of my cards use die cuts, when I add a colored component, I feel like I have contributed an artist’s touch to the card -an element that is totally produced by me-not by a machine.
Love the pinks, the simple bow, and the plaid! Perfect combination! Coloring fits a lot into my card making. Once the image is chosen, the rest centers around the color choices.
So glad you have progressed so well and you will soon be back to your “normal” life. Remember to take is SLOW and CAREFUL. A sweet card today with an appropriate message for the flowers you placed on your card. I do a good deal of “coloring” when making my cards. I have noticed I do more “coloring” when designing cards for the men in my life: sons, brothers, brother-in-law, nephews and male friends. And there are a lot of them. I tend to do more feminine cards, which designs come easily to me, with lots of die cutting and the use of flowers; and I have to come up with more masculine cards for the guys. So I do sponged backgrounds and stamp an image or glue a 3D something on the card. Recently I have been “playing” with using “Pixie Powders” from the UK to create a background layer. The “Pixie Powders” are highly pigmented powders and when “tapped” on wet card, the colors explode into wonderful bursts of colors. Like that box of chocolates, “you never know what you’re getting”. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Beautiful Becca, as always. Hope you are improving health wise & as good as new.
I used to always color but not so much now with more in paper arts.
I used t0 love embossing & coloring images. Just not enough time now that I am old and have more time…hardly makes sense
Another lovely card like all the layers you sure know how to put things together.I do some coloring but not a fan of it.Glad to hear the Dr. gave you the OK to use your foot, but take it slow.
I like to use watercolor on my cards. Sometimes as a base, sometimes for the sentiment. Gives such a pretty look.
This is another gorgeous card! Such amazing layers and details!!
Hi Becca! Lovely card as always. Colouring doesn’t feature much, if at all on my cards. Glad to hear your good foot news! Take it easy. No running a marathon just yet ehh……happy weekend.
Such a beautiful card, Becca! I love the color choice! I am so glad that you now have permission to use your foot. I know it will be slow, but I am praying that you have full recovery! Blessings to you!
Hi Becca your card is beautiful and the sentiment is just perfect. Coloring is a big part in my cardmaking…most every card I make I use either copics or colored pencils. Have a blessed weekend.
These dies are lovely. So is the card.
Oh what a lovely, delicate card Becca. The pink and white gingham paper is perfect. The bow is simple but beautiful.
I find myself coloring more these days. Between Copics, multi-layered stamp sets, watercoloring, and trying some new gel sticks, coloring becomes a big part of my cardmaking.
Delicate and beautiful!
So glad you’re home and doing well!!! Love this sweet little card! I’ve got tons of flower dies, so seeing you use paper flowers inspires me! Blessings for continued healing!!!
Super sweet card today, Becca. So feminine! You just can’t go wrong with pink and lace and ribbon!
As for coloring, I still use a lot of stamps from the olden days that have open spaces for coloring. So those usually get colored in. But I have been toying with the idea of using a colored page for a background. But I haven’t done it yet!
Coloring and fussy cutting – not a part of cardmaking I enjoy. Makes me admire the work of others so much more! Beautiful card; you can never go wrong with a flower!
Beautiful card! Coloring is not in my crafty genes. Oh how I have tried. Thank goodness for ink!! Loves, Ruthie
What a gorgeous card! Coloring, today has a fairly strong place in my card making. Coloring images and coloring backgrounds are to of the most common ways I incorporate it. These are not the only way I use coloring. In these past two years I’ve been discovering just how much I love to play with color. And I’m not done, yet!
Here is another wonderful card. I like how you layered it then wrapped it in a bow. I will have to try that ,however, bows are my weakest .
I get so excited to see what you create every Friday I love your work so elegant and beautiful. Thank you so much for your inspiration
As always, a fabulous card! Love the gingham and the berry accents dies—have to get that one and I had not seen it before.
This is another lovely one!
I color on over 50% of my cards. At first I tried to avoid coloring, but now I like it.
So glad your making progress one step at a time!!
So glad to hear you are coming along nicely but don’t over due yourself.
The card today is beautiful. I love the pink gingham and I think it really makes the card. Other than paper and ribbon I usually do not use color in my card making. No reason.
I don’t do a lot of coloring. I have recently started coloring with pencils and I’m really enjoying it. I’m just coloring no blending and all that.
Your card is absolutely beautiful as all of your work is. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful and sweet card Becca. As always you do an amazing job with your cards!!!
I do stamp….have over 100 pizza boxes full of stamps – LOL), BUT, I enjoy die cutting and shaping and layering MUCH more than the stamping!
Hi Becca, glad you are doing well with your recovery! Your card is beautiful and I would be a privileged person to get one of your cards. Thanks for sharing, Pam
Another and amazing and beautiful card! Pink is my favorite color (so you know I like the Pink!) And I’m also a big fan of gingham…
I’m kind of newbie with coloring…so I don’t do a lot of it on my kinds yet, but I’ll really enjoy seeing colored cards!
Glad to hear you are doing better.
Have always loved to color but can’t do as much now. This card is beyond beautiful. Love the way you snip the dies here and there.
Very elegant card!
Hi Becca, There is something about you and “pink”. It seems to fit you, being a southern girl and all. Feminine, sweet, kind…
Thank you so much for all you do to help me with designing the perfect card for all the special people in my life. My youngest granddaughter will be 14 years old on the 6th of September and This concept is perfect for her card. Again, thank you,
Love the pink!!
May the Lord strength you sister!!
Love you Becca
Color plays a big role in my card making it depends what kind of mood I am in or the person getting the card what color do they lik
Love the sentiment Becca. You have created a card which could be used for many occasions. Just another beautiful card
Beautiful card, love the sentiment and the paper also, glad you are feeling better!
WONDERFUL CARD BECCA!!!! Coloring fits into my card making A LOT! Trying to change that really. LOL ;)
Take things easy and try to rest and not overdo it.
Your card today is beautiful, as usual.
Colouring is ALWAYS in my paper craft, whether cards or scrapbooking as I love stamping and colouring in many different mediums.
Becca glad that it seems like things are getting back to normal for you. I sincerely hope that is truly the case. I’ll be glad when you’re all healed up and your home repairs are all behind you. You’ve been a real trooper. Giving to your blog followers, all to while dealing with your own issues. Thank you for being the special lady that you are. This card is beautiful.
What good news to hear you’re healing nicely. What sweet flowers on your card.
Color makes paper crafting so much fun! I love matching and harmonizing color-it makes my card making a time of play.
Love and blessings,
Beautiful card Becca! I color about 50% of my cards in some manner. Much easier just using words on the covers. Love everything that you do!
Brilliant news! But take it steady as you start to use your foot again. It is surprising how quickly muscles and joints get used to the lack of movement!
Such a pretty card and I love the gingham.
I rarely colour (UK spelling) images on cards, but I do use ink pads in various ways and I love the shaving foam technique! Does that count….? :o)
Anne (UK) x
I color occasionally, but prefer to paper piece both in my scrapbooks and on my cards. Love the card you are sharing today. I can’t resist gingham!
Another beautiful card Becca – colouring is (nearly) always on my cards – love adding my own touch and interpretation of the images.
Beautiful card!! I’m always impressed by your talent to make a card look so elegant. I probably only color about 10% of the time as I don’t have that many stamps to use for that. I do have a lot of digital images, but it seems I need a card right away and it takes a long time to look through all of them. Love coloring with my copic markers though. Thanks for the link to the paper. I’m nearly out of what I use.
Another Simple but elegant card. As always love the sentiment and working on building my sentiment stamp collection. The Quitefire Designs sentiment stamps really speak to me. Wish I had started sooner with them, missed alot of them that are now discontinued.
But might be able to find them thru other sources.
As for coloring. It depends on my choice of stamp. Enjoy throwing in a water color now and again, but really depends on my card choice and the recipent. Tend to use colors when making cards for my granddaughters, but for most of the older crowd like me not so much.
How sweet love this card ms Becca thank hope you are feeling better!
So happy to hear that you are on the mend Becca. Your card is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent. I love color I love to experiment with new color choices when I create. Have a beautiful weekend.
I like coloring, especially with a water brush. But I have to limit it as holding the brush for any length of time hurts my wrist, due to carpal tunnel. Long this card! Especially the flowers and leaves dies.
Gorgeous card as always and great to hear you are on the mend now as well Becca!! And I definetly like to use more neutral colors for my paper projects, not into really bright shades right now
Your work is lovely and always inspirational. Coloring has a big impact on my work, and on yours. Your choice in colors can change the emotional impact. Your color choices are usualy calming. For my projects, my choice in colors depends on the mood I want to evoke. Thank you for sharing your work with us!
Beautiful card Becca, as always.The frame is very interesting and I’d love to see it up close. And, it’s pink…..my favorite. Thanks for sharing.
Love the card today and hope I will be able to win one of your cards someday. Glad you are doing better and try a little walking. I bet it was exciting to get that good news.
I don’t do any coloring on any of my cards. Now I have done some chalking if you count that as coloring. I pull in the colors with the papers I use. I have enjoyed all the cards this week showing how to use those borders inter-locking. You always come up with such wonderful combinations. Hugs, Barbara
Hi Becca. So glad to hear you’re back home, and wow you have been busy! Loving your beautiful cards you’ve shared this week, they are all stunning. Hugs xxx
Good morning Becca, glad to hear you’re on the mend just take it easy!!!
Your card today is gorgeous and the gingham is so clean and fresh!!!
Colour is important and I try to match the colour to the person receiving the card!!!
Have a good one!!!
I think it’s safe to say that coloring plays a major part in my card making since I use images that I color on about 98% of all of my cards.
Sweet card! Love the layers and details!
Depends on the project, but I do love coloring! I use Copics and the Zig markers the most!
Your card today is so lovely and I also love the sentiment. Quiet Fire has such beautiful stamps and you use them so well on your fabulous cards! Love the gingham paper too.
I’m glad you’ve gotten the okay to begin walking again. Having had foot surgery myself, I understand how encouraging it is to reach those recovery milestones. Best wishes to you always!
Hope you are feel better. Love this card.
I try to avoid coloring if I can. those lines and staying inside is just hard for me. gorgeous card. so pretty and in your favorite color. :)
Coloring is a big thing in my cardmaking. I use a lot of distressed inks and just recently bought some gel pens, which I love. It is such a stress reliever. Glad to see you back on your feet again Becca. Please take care. HUGS
Lovely card. thanks for using Quietfire Design!
Very pretty. I like the naive look with the pretty pink gingham and cute flowers.
Your latest creation is beautiful Becca – I love the words you shared! Hugs Dianne