Blog Candy and With Love

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I know it’s a month and a half before Valentines Day, but I’m determined to be prepared!!  For my card today I’m using a very elegant  Penny Black stamp called Love is the Message – it’s just one of the nifty stash of Valentines Day stamps over at Stamper’s Dream.  The stamp is mostly solid – I love this – so no coloring today.  I actually stamped and clear embossed with black Versafine ink then stamped and clear embossed another image with Adirondack Fired Brick Red distress ink.  For the second image I cut it out and popped it up to give a little dimension.  Can you just imagine that stamp embossed with gold?

For the framing embellishment I used Spellbinders™ In Spades Pendant which I cut in half and used on each corner.  I also used the small companion pieces on the corners of my top stamped panel.  The loops from the edges of the die template are a mighty convenient place for some ribbon.  After a bow in the corner, I sprinkled with tiny pearls. For the sentiment I lopped off the end of a Spellbinders™ Double Ended Tag.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Penny Black – Love is the Message, Sentiment – Studio G
Paper:  Graphic 45, Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink:  Versafrine Onyx Black, Fired Brick Red Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ In Spades Pendant, Spellbinders™ Double Ended Tag
, Ribbon, Pearls, Maya Road Pin, Clear Embossing Powder
Card Size – 6" x 6"

By the way, Stampers Dream is having a sweet New Years sale to include Prism Papers and JustRite Stamps – just sayin’ :-)

Big smooches y’all!

  • Lynda Pleckan (Joyful Stamper)January 3, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca. Loving all the detail and the vintage feel of it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • VICKIE AUSTJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:33 am

    What a pretty card, your work is so beautiful. With enough inspiration, hope someday I can say the same for my cards. Thanks for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • RubyJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:34 am

    Lovely card! How you know what Spellbinders die cuts to use is just amazing. Thanks to you I have added so many new ones to my inventory. Also I had just ordered this stamp and although I couldn’t visualize the presentation of it, you have given me so much inspiration. tku!ReplyCancel

  • L. BrownJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:37 am

    How beautiful! Who wouldn’t love to get a valentine like this.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:39 am

    This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:41 am

    Beautiful creation. I’m soooo *case’n* this one.
    Like I stated earlier….You are off to a fabulous start.

    Big {{{Hugs}}}

  • Debbie SchubauerJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Your work is always soooo beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy HarrisonJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:44 am

    I really do admire your work. This card is lovely. Your main image is simple and beautiful. Thanks for all of your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Carole MillerJanuary 3, 2010 - 10:47 am

    Love the valentine card. I’m going to have to save up and get more of the die cuts. I can see that already. You really inspire me.

    Carole M.ReplyCancel

  • SabineJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:02 am

    Another stunning card! Looks complicated with the ribbon treatment but I love what you are doing with it and the Spellbinder dies.Thanks for sharing……ReplyCancel

  • DebbyJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:02 am

    Absolutely Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Janis UsseryJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Gorgeous card! You are so amazing.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Gorgeously stunning – as usual! I love the spellbinders pieces peeking out with the ribbon treatment.ReplyCancel

  • JeanneJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:30 am


    You never cease to amaze me. What a delight to open your e-mails and then have your socks knocked off by your beautiful creations. God wants us to share our talents with each other and I am so glad you do! I have not found anyone that equals your talent. Thank you for giving us such wonderful inspiration. Have a blessed and healthy 2010. Thank you, < JeanneReplyCancel

  • ShawnaJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:36 am

    MMMMM! Gorgeous as usual Becca!ReplyCancel

  • sandyhJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:51 am

    i love this card! but when i went to the website to check out the heart stamp and saw that it is 3 1/4″ x 4″ all by itself, i realized that your card is WAY larger than what i normally produce!
    would it be possible for you to add the finished dimensions of your cards when you list the directions or “ingredients”? that would make it much easier for me to know if it is one i might reproduce myself.
    tia, sandyh

  • ChrisJanuary 3, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    It is just so lovely. I love, love, love all the layers! Beautiful piece of art!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RJanuary 3, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Becca, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful colors, and I love the way you used the SB dies to compliment that beautiful Penny Black stamp! Thanks, my friend! And a Happy New Year to you! {{{Hugs!}}}ReplyCancel

  • Diane JaquayJanuary 3, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    You’ve gotta stop this, my heart can’t take it lol!!! I don’t know how you come up with these stunning creations, one after the other!ReplyCancel

  • SueBJanuary 3, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    LOVE this and Penny Black to boot – TFS!ReplyCancel

  • RobertaJanuary 3, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    Beautiful!!!!! You are certainly one of the BEST!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • janet mackJanuary 3, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    What a wonderful talent you have. I love Valentines Day.ReplyCancel

  • DaviJanuary 3, 2010 - 1:22 pm

    I love to receive your email! Your amazing talent and the fact that your cards are always sharing Christ is such an inspiration ! This card is beautiful, love all the layers and the and the way you wove the ribbon and the overall vintage feel of it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Darlene JJanuary 3, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Such a beautiful card. When I see a email from you, it is the first one I look at. I am a new stamper and am so inspired by your beautiful creations. You are so talented., have told so many other crafters that i meet to check out your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kim BJanuary 3, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Wow! This card is so gorgeous! All the layers and ribbon are so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Allison PhillipsJanuary 3, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Do you even know/realize what wonderful
    God given talent you have?! Reading all the
    email messages, you must know by now.
    You certainly have made me aspire to do better
    and reaffirm that we all do need to share
    whatever talents we have. I enjoy opening
    every email you send out.
    Thank you for that as well.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.January 3, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    WOW! Someone will truly feel the love w/this elegant beauty!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJanuary 3, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Wow! I just stumbled upon your blog today and I have spent the past hour or so looking back through all your old posts … you have an amazing talent!

    Someone in the cricut messageboards indicated that you had an innovative idea for the 2×2 embossing folders for the cuttlebug (the circular embossing). That idea blew my mind so I had to look at the rest of your blog … wow is all I can say! I am almost speechless by some of the amazing work you have done!

    What an inspiration you are!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamJanuary 3, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Becca, this is gorgeous. Love the colors and everything about your card. I wish I was the recipient. (smile) Thanks for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

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  • Wanda HJanuary 3, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    Gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 3, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Beautiful card, love the design.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie BlackburnJanuary 3, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card. Your work amazes me every day.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn C.January 3, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    WOW, This is so beautiful. I would love to win some blog candy! You have the most beautiful cards ever! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)January 3, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    GORGEOUS image and I LOVE how you threaded the ribbon through the loops of that die….AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce HarmsJanuary 3, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    I love the colors of the card and it’s so elegant! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesJanuary 3, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    Becca, this is just beautiful, and, as always, elegant and simple in design, very artitistic in concept and implementation! We always love using those wonderful Spellbinders, and love the Penny Black stamp, too! Thanks for sharing! And Happy New Year to you!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyJanuary 3, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Hey, Becc! Love this cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 3, 2010 - 6:59 pm

    Amazing talent. Thanks for sharing.

    God bless.ReplyCancel

  • RufusJanuary 3, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    WOW, Becca! You never cease to amaze me. What a gorgeously elegant card. I’m so gonna try to case this one! Thanks for the on going inspiration.

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)January 3, 2010 - 7:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca.


  • LaurieJanuary 3, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    I always look forward to your next post. Your cards are so elegant and classic. You inspire me to want to take my card-making to the next level. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 3, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    Beautifully done Becca…as always!

  • Donna in AKJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:31 pm

    Oh, how very beautiful! Every project you show us is such an inspiration. I was making Valentines today for Operation Write Home, but nothing as amazing as this card. Thank you for the time you take to make & show us these wonderful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/GeorgiaJanuary 3, 2010 - 11:37 pm

    I keep thinking it can’t get any any better than this, but then you post another card … Today’s card is stunning, and you are AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJanuary 4, 2010 - 5:14 am

    Thud. What a stunning card. You delight me with your talent.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 4, 2010 - 6:27 am

    Gorgeous card Becca, it is never to early to see cards with hearts. Beautiful composition, and colors chosen make for an old world beauty. TFS!!!.ReplyCancel

  • Bridget FariaJanuary 4, 2010 - 8:01 am

    OMG Becca I LOVE this card. You always find such creative ways to use the tools that you have. I love that! I look forward to your next creation.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 4, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Wow is that ever gorgeous, love the weaving and that heart stamp!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHJanuary 4, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Good evening, Becca – a beautiful card and such an exciting way to use the Spellbinder’s dies.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FJanuary 4, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    Beautiful, as ALWAYS!!!
    Thank you for your unending creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa LynneJanuary 4, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    Wow! Really beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie GJanuary 4, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    Oh what a beautiful card !!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferJanuary 4, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, Becca, this is INCREDIBLE! Love the way you used the ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie K.January 5, 2010 - 8:52 am

    Becca, If I ever want to see someone’s blog containing art that makes my jaw drop, it’s YOURS! Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Happy New Year to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Pam JabenJanuary 6, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Beautiful! I love how you wove the ribbon through the edges of the die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • Patty WJanuary 6, 2010 - 11:28 pm

    Girl, You’re the “Best”! Again I’m amazed! Thanks for sharing! Blog candy would be sooo fun. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Debi NicolJanuary 7, 2010 - 1:51 am

    WHOA! This knocks my socks off….just as talented as ever. New year, new ideas to flow from that creative God-given mind…ever grateful for you and your blog! ideas, ideas.,,,,thanks for sharing your talent with the world! DebiReplyCancel