Authentic Genuine Friend

Hi there blog friends!  Happy Monday – I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!   I have a quick card to share that I think is a wonderful friend card.  It is made solely from a background stamp but again, cutting layers from the stamp set it up to be all the elements needed for a dimensional look.  I love this new stamp from Justrite Papercrafts!  It’s another collage stamp (Genuine Friend Background Stamp) that saves me from having to pick background paper, lol!!  

From the bottom up I used Spellbinders™ Grand Large Labels that I embellished up top with Spellbinders™ D-Lite Windows Two.  Then I layered on a panel that I topped with Spellbinders™ Labels Seventeen.  I fussy cut the emblem and the Genuine Friend banner and popped them up.  As usual, the finishing touches of lace, seam binding, flowers, a Maya Road pin and a small flourish of Zva Creative pearls (left overs from another project) add a little bit of umph without overpowering my smaller than usual card (5-5/8″high and 4-1/2″ wide).

Stamps: Justrite PapercraftsGenuine Friend Background Stamp
Paper: Kraft Paper, Bazzill Simply Smooth White, Coredinations
Ink: Versamark and white embossing powder, Amuse French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Grand Large Labels,  Spellbinders™ D-Lite Windows Two, Spellbinders™ Labels Seventeen, Hug Snug Seam Binding (White), Recollections Pearls, Zva Creative Pearls, Maya Roads Pin, Prima Roses

You all bless me so!  Thanks for all you care :-)  Really!

  • Jean GursoyNovember 26, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Dear Becca,

    I get so much inspiration from you; your work is the epitome of beauty and grace and each time I visit your blog I feel truly uplifted and happier. Thanks so much for sharing with us
    Love Jean

  • GloriaNovember 26, 2012 - 9:18 am


    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work! So inspiring, so encouraging and so beautiful!

    Truly, you are a blessing!

    Many many thanks


  • Ann RobbinsNovember 26, 2012 - 9:32 am

    You are truly a “genuine Friend.” I always feel just like Jean said feel uplifted when I get my “FEED BLITZ!” It is always the first email that I open as I know it will put a wonderful feeling in my soul when I look at your exquisite artwork. It truly makes my day!

  • MelanieNovember 26, 2012 - 9:34 am

    Absolutly stunning .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 26, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Neat card today. I really like the camera in the background!ReplyCancel

  • LageneNovember 26, 2012 - 9:52 am

    Beautiful! I love your layers and vintage look!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 26, 2012 - 9:54 am

    Just another stunner here Becca. You´re truely amazing hun.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthNovember 26, 2012 - 10:17 am

    Love the background stamps as you can match your colours on your card perfectly when papers are not available in your stash. ( no need to run out and buy more paper), Think this card is brill xxxReplyCancel

  • Paper ProfusionNovember 26, 2012 - 10:20 am

    A stunning card as ever Becca. Love all those layers. Nicola xReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealNovember 26, 2012 - 10:38 am

    What a fabulous card! You continue to inspire me.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UK.November 26, 2012 - 11:13 am

    Another fantastic use of a background stamp. Ideal if you are in a bit of a hurry and either don’t have the right papers or are in too much of a rush to search your stash. I love it Becca. Christine xReplyCancel

  • GitteNovember 26, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelNovember 26, 2012 - 11:59 am

    Another gorgeous vintage card.. Love your colors and your layout and the whole consept of this beautiful card. You know I adore how your set up your cards, makes them look so beautiful and show such thought you put into the displaying as well as making the card.. Great job Becca!!
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • SorayaNovember 26, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    very cute card. The layering and the embellishments are just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • deniceNovember 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    I don’t think I have seen any of your cards done with so much brown, unless I am just forgetful. (completly possible) This is extremly elegant and oh so grand. I hope you are doing well. I am praying for you and your family . May God continue to bless you and yours……… Denice P.S. I am so happy for all your accomplishments with this “little ol” talant” thing you have. May the blessings just keep raining down upon you. : )ReplyCancel

  • Linda LucasNovember 26, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    Becca! Becca! Becca! Just when you think it can’t get any lovelier! Love the palette you have used on this – and those layers! Totally divine!!! Gorgeous details every time!! Love it! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 26, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    That is a lovely card! I love how you used the background stamp in so many different ways. It really makes the card cohesive – and gets a lot of mileage out of one stamp!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaNovember 26, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    Wow…love the colors in this one, Becca. And the lacy look you got by layering those dies is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BNovember 26, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    What a lovely card! You always come up with such beautiful layers an embellishments, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothNovember 26, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    You have just taken a color i do not even like and made it absolutely gorgeous! God definitely gave you such a special gift and I am so glad you are using it so well {{{hugz}}}

    For the past few years I have been in excruciating pain due to my Connective Tissue in my entire body hurting and have not been able to make cards myself. But to be able to gaze upon your lovely creations totally lifts my spirits, even if the cards were not meant for me they do speak loud and clear to me. Maybe it is because noone has ever sent me lovely cards like these and I want one oh so badly, but whatever the case, your cards speak volumes to the hurting and the lonely so do please keep this up as long as you possibly can, hun {{{hugz}}} Much Love to you!

    I want to personally thank you for all the time you do invest into each and every card. They mean so much to me every time I see one :o).
    If we can ever get my body under control I want to be just like you when I grow up :o) By the way, I’m 40 *wink, wink*

    Have a lovely day, hun and may God Shine His face upon you and bless you in all you say, think , and do for yourself, your family and for those around you {{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

  • Erna KempNovember 27, 2012 - 5:40 am

    Stunning cards – as always. I follow your site all the way from the Southern Tip of Africa. I am a BIG spellbinders fan and your cards are very inspirational – a true ambassador for Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GarrardNovember 27, 2012 - 6:19 am

    What a lovely card Becca. I also love the prop in the background, what a beauty! Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • colleen hDecember 1, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Again, using the background stamp layered on top of each other, clever, I would have never thought about doing that. Thanks you always amaze me with your creativity. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!ReplyCancel