Some times simple things are the order of the day.  I wanted to make a simple card and I’m falling in love again with my neglected Cuttlebug backgrounds.   This card fit the bill for me…of all the cards I’ve made since I began blogging, this one was completed the quickest.    The flowers were colored with Tombow markers and took well to the watercolor paper after I made two spritzes of a fine mister.  The sentiment was stamped with a juicy black Versacolor pigment pad. Then the embossed background was offset with a red mat just to give a little bit of definition to the card.  I hope you like it.   

Stamps:  Little Yellow Bicycle Delightful Collection; Hero Arts – Sentiment
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello watercolor paper, red Bazzill
Ink:  Versacolor Black, Tombow Markers
Accessories:  Ribbon, brads, leaf pin


  • Kay McBrideJune 21, 2008 - 10:10 am

    hey ive been off line for a few days alll the cards from the little angel on up, ( i have not commented on) are wonderful. i like the simple red and white. tfsReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJune 21, 2008 - 4:22 pm

    Simple but elegant!!!! Love this card too. I can’t wait to try to make one myself. I love your style… far I’ve wanted every card you’ve made. Keep up the great work.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VJune 21, 2008 - 5:53 pm

    This card took my breath….it is so very beautiful. It is so amazing to me what a quick spin through the CB does for simple white paper…..Just Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • NoelleJune 21, 2008 - 10:07 pm

    I stop by often to see how my favorite sister is doing. You give me hope that I too can quit a demanding job and live more simply. Don’t stop doing what you do because no one says you are great. Although you are. You are much stronger than that. Know that you are loved by many, envied by others and special to the most important people in your life. I love you.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJune 22, 2008 - 9:27 am

    Wow, this may be the fastest finished card, but in that speed you did not lose any beauty. Becca this is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZaJune 22, 2008 - 1:31 pm

    Becca, when I grow up, can I be you? (LOL because I’m now 52!)

    Seriously–I love this card! Since I had the ‘Take Time’ stamp, I just had to do a version of it–smaller (A2), in colors I had, and it came out wonderfully.

    Your designs, whether exquisitely elaborate, or elegantly simple (such as this one), and FABULOUS!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahJune 22, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    What a great card!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 23, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    So beautiful Becca… The red satin ribbon is just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 23, 2008 - 2:33 pm

    P.S. just noticed my blog on the sidebar… Thank you so much ! That was such a nice surprise.!! Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon in NEJune 23, 2008 - 6:14 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • laurie serinoJune 24, 2008 - 11:44 am

    Your site is absolutly breathtaking !!! So glad I found it, and it’s always nice t meet another sister in Christ !

  • ShirlJune 24, 2008 - 2:24 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just discovered your lovely Blog/site while hoping to learn more about the “Big Shot that I just got. Could I emboss that background to make your card using the Big Shot?

    Bless you, sisterReplyCancel

  • Beckie CarlsonJune 25, 2008 - 8:46 pm

    this is just beautiful!!! So elegant, yet so simple. I am heading off to my craft room now. You have inspired me!ReplyCancel

  • diniJuly 5, 2008 - 3:19 pm

    Not sure what rock I have been under…just found your blog and subscribed via bloglines. I blog over at and I’d love to have you come and visit. Love this card and the use of ‘faux watercolor’ on the flowers. Beautiful!

Woohoo, I love challenges but have not been able to participate in many.  Today I was able to work on Mojo Monday #42 – the sketch is absolutely awesome and I did not want to miss it.  Mojo Monday is hosted at Poetic Artistry and you can see more details about this weekly sketch challenge HERE.

For my card I knew that I wanted to use new K & Co paper from their Blue Awning Collection that I purchased recently.  I also purchased some chipboard elements from the same collection.  After much trial and error I finally found the element I wanted and where I wanted to place it.  I started out with a blue base that I stippled with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I cut the pieces of Blue Awning paper and stippled with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink then glued down on a layer of chocolate card stock and popped up on the blue base.  I then stippled my chipboard element with Brushed Corduroy, glued it to a square nestie which was stippled with Brushed Corduroy, added three brads, tied on chocolate ribbon, popped it up over the card base and added my butterfly with a glue dot.  I finished up with the sentiment inked with Versacolor Black pigment ink.  Since this was the very last step, it had to be done oh so carefully — ask me how I know that.  Well…because this card was made twice.  The first time I made it to the last step and blew it.  It was still fun the second time around tho’ :)

Stamps:  Impression Obsession
Paper: Bazzill; K & Co. Blue Awning Collection
Ink:  Versacolor Black
Accessories:  Nesties:  K & Co Chipboard; HL Ribbon; brads; Butterfly from Michaels

Thank you so much for the fantastic comments…they bring me back to stamp another day.  Have a blessed day!


  • JanineJune 19, 2008 - 5:32 am

    Beautiful!!! The chipboard pieces are quite lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJune 20, 2008 - 12:44 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!! I just flipped over this one when I opened your site. What a classy look!!!!! The butterfly adds the finishing touch, too. Another on of your cards I want to copy.ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackJune 20, 2008 - 11:05 am

    I love the sentiment, and the butterfly, too!ReplyCancel

  • Julee T.June 21, 2008 - 7:32 pm

    Just beautiful. That butterfly is spectacular! Thanks for playing my challenge! :)ReplyCancel

All dressed up and nowhere to go!   That was me last night….I had a card ready, a card that I actually liked and no way to get it posted.  We had severe thunderstorms so my internet was out.  Not only that, my cable TV was out too.  So much for a back up plan, hunh!?!   If I can’t get on the internet, then that’s my invitation to stretch out on the sofa and catch up on all the shows I’ve Tivo’d.  Ruh roh, nothing to do…it was a quiet night at my house.

I have a card to share today featuring another of my favorite never used stamps by Wordsworth.  I so loved the design paper that I added some round cutouts on each corner where I placed my pearls – it lets just a little bit more of the design paper show through.  The dotted green ribbon echoes the pattern of the embossed swiss dots.   I have underused my cuttlebug and I love embossing so I was sure to include it in my card.  In fact, I’ve pre-embossed most of my backgrounds so that I have them handy this week whenever inspiration strikes so expect to see more cuttlebug backgrounds this week.  I have to get it out of my system, right?


Stamps: Wordsworth
Inks:  SU Always Artichoke
Paper:  Bazzill; Autumn Leaves – Shangri-la; SU River Rock
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Pearls; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; EK Success Punches, Michaels Ribbon


Be blessed!

  • JanineJune 18, 2008 - 6:41 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! This is just spectacular! Your cards are genius!!
    Have a great day!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.June 19, 2008 - 8:10 am

    Oh this is just lovely! The soft colors don’t compete too much with the sentiment, which is fabulous. I’m going to have to invest in some Wordsworth stamps! Your work is so precise, with meticulous attention to detail. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefJune 19, 2008 - 7:40 pm

    Love how you backed the punched flower with paper … it gives it an entirely different look … gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersOctober 4, 2010 - 9:39 am


    another beautiful card. I absolutely love the colors you have used. As always, I adore your work. Thank you for sharing once again.