A Little Something

Cardmaking ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32474
Hi there sweet friends!  I have new card to share today with dies I’ve not used before.  Sometimes I make a deliberate attempt to use a die contrary to what your intuition tells you to do.  Those seems to be the cards to which a reader or two may say, ‘how unique’ or ‘that’s interesting’, but they are also the cards that are closest to my heart.   It’s all good, it comes with the territory and sometimes, just sometimes, it really is kind of cool and different at the same time. Last week I was playing with a die cut pocket – this one is very similar to those I introduced in 2012 – I’m seeing them everywhere now, they are quite popular.  Most of the time I used them right side up as they should be but I wanted to find an unconventional way to use the Rouge Royale Deux pocket and I did – upside down.  I used two of the pockets together to create a topper – they are joined by the flap on the bottom as I do with the hinge method I use to make shaped cards or to make a 5 x 7 card base.  For the card base I used Water Lilies Decorative Elements.  It would be remiss of me not to float out a little reminder of  the card making holiday that is nearly upon us :-)  After thinking about it a testing a little poinsettia held on the bow, I think card could actually stand in for a Christmas card – it only needs some holly, berries or bells hanging  for that Christmas flavor :-)

Cardmaking ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32474
Here is an upright version – the size is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″.  
Cardmaking ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32474
Both of these dies are fun on their own, but together, I think they are kind of special.  Here is what they look like when cut.  If you notice the die on the left hand side has a flower and there is a line cut almost totally around the top edge of the flower.  I took that flower and hooked it on the edge of the filigree on the pocket – then passed a ribbon through the same slit :-)  Pure serendipity!!

Cardmaking ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32474
As it turns out, this card is identical on the front and on the back and my ribbon slipped in to all the slits like it was meant to be!! It is one piece of ribbon that goes from the left to the right plassing through the slit and up over the top of the card and then down through the next slit.   I finished the inside with the Water Lilies dies – I use 4 of those die cuts all together – they are glued back to back with the same dies that show on the front.

Cardmaking ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32474
The tiny little tag from Graceful Tags has matching sentiments that all fit into that tinyness – I decided to use that because I couldn’t bear to cover up the detail on the front :-)

Cardmaking ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32474
Because of the slit created on the edge of the flowers, it’s oh, so, easy to simply insert a sheet of paper to write a menu, place a picture or write a sentiment on.

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Stamps: Spellbinders Graceful Tags Stamp Set 
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Venise Lace, Spellbinders Rouge Royale Deux,  Spellbinders Water Lilies Decorative Elements,  Spellbinders Graceful Tags,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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Happy creating!!  I’ll be back soon :-)

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  • BethAugust 7, 2017 - 3:49 am

    Becca you make such awesome cards and this one is no exception.
    I love it and all the fab projects you create. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 7, 2017 - 4:13 am

    Absolut stunning work as usual from you Becca. I´m truly amazed, how you can keep on and on getting all these amazing ideas all the time, and somehoe never seems to run out like the rest of us do. I just love this one.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothAugust 7, 2017 - 4:24 am

    I am simply in awe! This card is Clean and Simple, and yet elegant all at the same time. You never cease to amaze me with your gift, Becca. Thank you for always inspiring me to stay motivated even when the odds are stacked against me. You have such an eye for beauty. But none of it compares to you :) {{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 7, 2017 - 4:26 am

    Good morning Becca, you just take my breath away!!! I just gasped when I saw this!!!
    It’s truly stunning and so clever!!! Thanks to giving us inspiration!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 7, 2017 - 4:29 am

    So sooo beautiful and truly elegant!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 7, 2017 - 5:20 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a clever lady! I would never have thought to do something like this. I love how it turned out. Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 7, 2017 - 5:41 am

    SO BEAUTIFUL, BECCA! LOOOOVE that little Water Lily & ALL of the detail on BOTH dies! You’ve created an ELEGANT BEAUTY! I LOVE your idea of writing a menu on the inside! SIGH! PURE ELEGANCE!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 7, 2017 - 6:07 am

    Hi Becca, I can’t believe how good you are with design. It just floors me and to think you are so generous to share your ideas and hold nothing back. Yes, I have all the dies used for YOUR card today but never would have been able to come up with something so uncomplicated and beautiful. As soon as I clear the remains of flower makings for birthday cards from my studio, I will make a prototype of your creation. Thanks so much for pulling dies from the past. It eases my conscience of having bought them all but let them sit idle. My Christmas cards are done for this year but your idea may be the basis for next year. Many, many thanks, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 7, 2017 - 6:34 am

    How fantastic, I took me a few seconds to work out how you had made the card but it’s a little work of art.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 7, 2017 - 6:36 am

    Oh my goodness, Becca, this is breathtaking! Seems an adjective I use all the time with your creations. Total elegance. Have not started on Christmas cards and may not do too many this year due to other conflicts beyond my control.
    I look forward always to seeing what you have come up with, my friend! Keep on, keeping on!!!!!
    Hugs
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 7, 2017 - 6:45 am

    Absolutely beautiful, I love how you used the the dies, you are so creative. Christine SReplyCancel

  • RachelAugust 7, 2017 - 7:25 am

    Stunning so elegant. Thank you Becca for another priceless piece of art.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 7, 2017 - 7:33 am

    This is just gorgeous Becca it looks so special
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 7, 2017 - 7:39 am

    Ahaaa, such an impressive and lovely card. You make me smile when I see a design you have created and I see you have totally “thought out of the box”. Thanks for inspiring me to take a closer look at my dies. Hopefully to “see” another way to use the die. Wishing you a terrific week.ReplyCancel

  • DevyAugust 7, 2017 - 7:55 am

    Such a fantastic work of your imagination! I really enjoy this!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonAugust 7, 2017 - 8:32 am

    Miss Becca, You may have ‘out done’ yourself here. Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Pat WaleckiAugust 7, 2017 - 8:54 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous! Thank you for such beautiful cards and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathAugust 7, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Beautiful card and creativity out of the box! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 7, 2017 - 10:02 am

    I love using the dies in new ways, you have such great ideas and so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 7, 2017 - 10:08 am

    Brilliant! That’s why you are the artist, of course. I best get my thinking cap readjusted & think of something more creative. I usually have an idea when I am in the middle of something else & don’t have paper to write on. Life sure gets in the way sometimes. Lol
    Happy to see it hasn’t stunted your creativity one bit, Becca. Thank you SO much for continuing to share your wonderful creations with us. I am thankful every day for your inspiration & your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne aka the kardladyAugust 7, 2017 - 10:22 am

    You are so clever Becca – and your cleverness is contagious! Thank you for the inspiration to expand the use of a die and create something new and unusual! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 7, 2017 - 10:44 am

    Simply Stunning this would have been perfect for our Daughter’s wedding giveaway goodie boxs they are so Elagent. Im sure I could find other things to put in them they look like they are very versatile. Thanks for sharing your Amazing works of art.ReplyCancel

  • SueAugust 7, 2017 - 12:31 pm

    What a unique pairing of dies. Thanks for thinking outside of the box for those of us challenged in that area :)
    Becca, would you be willing to tell us where you get the gold posterboard. I’ve done some looking w/out a lot of results.
    Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 7, 2017 - 2:16 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is definitely ‘unique’ as are all your cards, truly elegant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreAugust 7, 2017 - 3:05 pm

    This card is so very creative!i love using your pocket dies and I know I aReplyCancel

  • AlisonAugust 7, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    Hi Becca, what a gorgeous card you have shown us today. Love everything about it. Truly awesome!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 7, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your amazing use of dies in this wonderful card!!! Awesome idea today, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 7, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    What a fabulous card, Becca. It is so creative! I really like how you layered those dies. So creative!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamAugust 8, 2017 - 3:38 am

    You must feel like a very proud mother. How elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 8, 2017 - 4:05 pm

    Lovely card! Very clever !ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)August 8, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    So gorgeous! And what a genius idea! Amazing as always :o)
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenAugust 9, 2017 - 12:37 pm

    This is amazing, so elegant!
    How do you come up with all these wonderful ideas ;))
    Thanks for letting us take part in your creativity!ReplyCancel

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