Popping in again today to share some of my creative musings. I’ve had this card almost ready to go for months – you’ve had this happen. It of course looked very different and it needed ‘something’. I loaded on flowers, took them off . . . waltzed individual items from one corner to another and in the end what it needed was a little simplification. I think that ordinarily this might be one that I didn’t share, but I realized how much that scenario mimics life and it made me smile. How many times do we think we need to add something, pile on when the order of the day is to slow down, reduce the noise and clutter and exist simply? Well, my card is a simple one today, I left the piles of flowers and embellishments off because it just needed to be simple.
My card is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ and is decorated with paper from my stash that reminded me of retro wallpaper that you might find in an older house. I still think it’s charming so I decided to make it into a card. I simply added layers and highlighted the beautiful Quietfire Design sentiment (If You Don’t Believe in Miracles) with pieces of Spellbinders Deco Lux to make the panel pop. I cut the die template in half, scored it so that it would fold over my panel and trimmed the strips down to size. I love using small pieces of die templates when perhaps the original might overwhelm plus its just another way to get mileage out of your dies. For the sentiment, just to give it a little bit of interest, I layered on three shades of blue to get a subtle ombre effect.
In the end, one prim satin bow weights down the bottom – just like I like it :-)
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – If You Don’t Believe in Miracles Set
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Printed paper from my stash
Ink: Fresh Ink – Capri Blue, Amuse Studio – Cobalt, Amuse Studio – Navy
Accessories: Spellbinders Deco Lux, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon, Recollection PearlsHave a super lovely, wonderful, simple day!! See you soon!
Simply beautiful, Becca. You hit a home run!
Beautiful card love the colors and layout is perfect. The lux die is so pretty I think I am going to have to get it. Thanks
This card is so beautiful. I am amazed by your talent. you never seem to run out of designs. If they are recycled we wouldn’t know it. God has truly blessed you.Thank you for sharing your love and talent with us.
Hi Becca The care is beautiful just the way it is. Christine S.
Becca, the “simple” is spectacular!
Lovely!! Wish my pile could turn out cards like yours…lol
Becca this card is elegant & beautiful. I’m really loving the shades of blue accented with the white ribbon… perfect. Thanks again for the inspiration.
This is just fantastic. Love the blue rose background and the die is not used in its original form. I have it and would have never thought of doing it this way. Love it and may try using it this way. Another fantastic bow!!!!!
Another wonderful creation here Becca. Soooo beautiful and well made in every little detail. Love the blue color on it too, sooo beautiful.
When I opened your blog, I saw a card in grey, white and black that thought – Wow, this is a change! Then I looked carefully and there is blue in it. Still, it looks a lot different from many of your other cards. Love it. Thanks so much.
Absolutely gorgeous card, Becca. This card is a stunner. Thank you for the inspiration!
You’re cards are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing them. Very inspirational. Thank.you for sharing.
Your card seemed familiar to me and then I realized that I had just given my Anna Griffin papers to a teacher for her Special Needs class. I love the soft purples. But more than loving your card today, I absolutely love the comment you made…
slow yourself down,
noise & clutter
…I have made a sign for my craft room and hung it with ribbon. The cadence of this is so much like HAIKU that I couldn’t resist adding a word so that it came out 4-7-4. God bless. Can’t wait until Friday’s Day of Giving from you. Hugs,
Great idea Sara I am going to do the same love it !PamX
I really like the blue and white combination.
Simply wonderful Becca, i love it !
Elaine H X
I could sure use a miracle. I have a health problem that is robbing me of my joy and keeping me in chronic pain. Keep me in prayer, everyone, please.
The card is beautiful but I’ll take the prayer any day.
Becca your card is Simply Beautiful!
Thank you for this precious reminder. Life is short, and precious.
Beautiful Becca just like you. Greetings from Australia.
Rene from OZ xx
Absolutely stunning. The colours are superb. Smiles. Jan.
Becca, I think this card is simply amazing. I believe it is one of my favorites and you have done many, many breathtaking cards. Thank you, for your continued inspiration! May God continue his blessings on you.
I did a double take when I saw blue :o) Spectacular card and I love the way you have stamped the wonderful sentiment in ombré fashion. And then there’s that bow……
Anne (UK) x
Good morning Becca, less is more!!! Love this it’s gorgeous!!!
Thankyou for your words of wisdom!!!
We have to be thankful for what we’ve got!!!
Bunny keep your chin up : )
Have a good one!!!
Simply put: Beautiful! Your treatment of folding over the die cut is interesting. You think “out of the box”! When you make and add one of you gorgeous bows to your cards, there really is no need to embellish much more than the bow. I’m still trying to make the “Becca bow”.
Beautiful card, Becca,
The design of your card has the perfect balance of message and embellishment…so clean and crisp with the dark blue and white.
Love it, Sandy
Lovely card and beautiful sentiment!
What a beautiful card! Love, love, love the quote, and the beautiful bow, pearls, just simply elegance at it’s best!
Lovely sentiment and design!
What a delight ! so fresh I love the way you have used different
coloured inks for the sentiment must try this .
O Becca what a honey of a Becca BOW…….
The sentiment is uplifting for all PamXXX
Bunny take care sorry about your pain hope it goes away X
Honestly, your Becca Bows are the best in the land. I really have tried to duplicate them, have watched your videos on you-tube until I am blue in the face but I just do not have that particular ability.
This card is so lovely, the use of the old fashioned paper and the blue frames & pearls is astonishingly beautiful, but then again I pretty much love everything you do.
Thanks for you being you.
Hi Becca. Love this card especially the colour, the bow and how you’ve used the die cut. Sometimes less is more but that can be difficult as I love embellishing.
How gorgeous and such a beautiful sentiment too.
Love the blue! Great how the patterns on the papers accentuate each other. The layering of shades on the stamp, awesome! So much to learn here. Got it! Your cards are artful and your creativity is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The name ‘AMAZING PAPER GRACE’ rings true, yet again.
Beautiful card.It also reminds me of wall paper
Beautiful card! Love the monochromatic colour scheme!
Hi Becca, This card is so elegant, beautiful papers, beautiful die-cuts, a beautiful bow, and a really beautiful sentiment.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Becca, this is a beautiful card & the bow is outstanding.
The verse is great. I have never seen that verse.
Well, you are firing on all cylinders here. It’s gorgeous, and the bow at the bottom underscores the sentiment. I love it all.
Stunning creation, love this colour Blue. So beautiful.
Love & hUgs
Jacquie J xxx
Even if your card is “simple”, it is just gorgeous!
Love the colors and the “wallpaper” ;))
I love this arrangement Becca. Sometimes simplicity is the best. I am guilty of sometimes overdoing and you have reminded me to use some simplicity in my life and card making. God Bless!
Simple as it may seem, this card is exquisite. I love it quite a lot. Really, really one of my favourites.
GOod morning lovely Becca,
What a beautiful card this is and i think perfect with the sentiment you have chosen. For me the sentiment itself says simple as that makes the statement without shouting it from the roof tops. I don’t know which way around i want to go, whether Quietfire made the design especially with you in mind or whether you made the card with them in mind, either way it is a beautiful card and just perfect the way it is. I love the big satin bow that you have put on the bottom as it just finshes it off nicely in my mind. Thank you flower for such a lovely simple ease into the weekend.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village, Clacks, Scotland)
Such a lovely saying! You are a beautiful person so it’s no wonder you make beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Hya Becca simple it may be BUT still stunning love the graduating blues in the sentiment too …will have to give it a go ! Hope alls well with you hunny ..enjoy your weekend
Fond regards Ang from GBxx
Funny, I have three cards I looked at this morning and thought “I don’t like them as is…I need to change them.” nice to know it is not just me!
Love the card, Becca! It is going…as always!