Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 

I love the simplicity of this verse; it’s one that rewinds through my mind many times over the course of a week.  The small stamp is another that has a permanent place on my desktop to remind me of the these very words that  bless me so often.  

This card is my monthly entry into the Divine Design Challenge.  Several bloggers have made a commitment to offer a card on the 8th of each month that includes a scripture that has special meaning to them.  You can read more about the challenge on Lori Craig’s blog  here. 


Isn’t this stamp just awesome?  Yep, I’ve had it forever and this is my very first time ever stamping with it.  Wow, the stamp did all the work for me – all I had to do was to color in some of the tulip heads with burgundy chalk.  

Stamps:  Tulips – Outline Stame Company; Sentimenr – Stampabilities
Paper:  Bazzill, K&Co. – Margo
Ink:  SU Always Artichoke; Brilliance Black
Accessories:  Dew Drops, Ribbon

  • WendyMay 8, 2008 - 4:26 am

    Stunning! I love how you raised parts of the tulip design. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • JenMarieMay 8, 2008 - 6:29 am

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 8, 2008 - 11:04 am

    very beautiful!!! i also love how u raised the tulips, it really adds to the image. the scripture is a good one too. this is a good idea for a card if i just had that stamp!!

  • NancyMay 9, 2008 - 6:58 am

    just beautiful! The raised tulips is very eye catching. Love the colors. tfsReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverMay 10, 2008 - 8:04 am

    Simply elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Sue McGMay 11, 2008 - 11:54 am

    Such a beautiful card and a very pertinent verse – I really like the way you used one stamp and highlighted several areas of it, very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Beckie CarlsonMay 12, 2008 - 8:06 pm

    I think you did a bit more than that! It looks awesome!! I love the spotlights and layering. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • ShirlJuly 18, 2008 - 3:37 pm

    I just couldn’t get this card out of my mind, so I tracked the stamp down (googled it) and ordered it! It arrived last night. I am going to try it out tonight, I can’t wait. I also really love the scripture and hope I can find it too but for now I have a few good ones to try.ReplyCancel

I’m back with a quick post for today.  This card is simple but it took me way longer than it should have.  Life was pretty crazy today so I was called away from this several times.  I joked with a friend that the card took me 4 hours but the box took me 4 minutes. 

The little box was one I got from the $1 bin at Michaels.  They are satin colored and come in several colors.  I knew that one day they would come in handy.  Here’s another look below:










Stamps:  Lockhart Stamps; Rubber Cottage Stamps
Ink:  Black Brilliance; SU Bordering Blue; Versamagic Aegean Blue
Paper: Canson Effects Paper; Bazzill
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Copics; Michaels Velvet Ribbon

  • JanineMay 6, 2008 - 2:14 pm

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I love your work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZaMay 6, 2008 - 2:28 pm

    OMG–your work is absolutely inspiring! WOW!

    I keep going back to the embossed square in the center of the larger square. I just got my square nestabilities and haven’t played with them that much–but this is one thing I have to try.

    Your an angel for sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • MicheleMay 7, 2008 - 5:21 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.May 7, 2008 - 7:51 am

    Oh, this is just exquisite! I’ve been on the fence on buying that stamp, but seeing her done up so beautifully has helped me make up my mind. Thanks so for your inspiration with your beautiful pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 7, 2008 - 9:41 am

    Becca, this is gorgeous! I know what you mean about four-hour cards. . . I have my share of those by virtue of how late I get to start stamping at night! Your box is lovely as well. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • WendyMay 7, 2008 - 5:35 pm

    I just found your blog when I googled ribbon storage and I am very glad that I did!! Wow – you are incredibly talented! I love your style and your use of textures. Impressive work – thanks for sharing! (And yes, your method of ribbon storage is the one that I’m going with – after seeing many different ones – great idea!)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon HarnistMay 8, 2008 - 10:04 am

    Wow, talk about showcasing Nestabilites — this card does just that! I love your use of the Nesties here and of course the Lockhart Gardening Angel is a favorite of mine, too! Wonderful gift set!ReplyCancel

  • DebJuly 8, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    I found your blog a couple of days ago, I cannot tell you how beautiful your work is. I visit a couple of times a day, inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with everyone!
    Since I visit so much and enjoy it, I have something for you on my blog. I just think everyone should stop and look at your creations!!

I love the vintage look, I have a ways to go, but it’s fun trying.  For this card, I took my design paper and punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart ribbon punch.  I threaded the panel with narrow ribbon distressed with Old Paper Distress Ink then wrapped a 2" strip of green cardstock around panel.  The lace is stippled with Old Paper Distressed Ink then spritzed with Sugar Cookie Glimmer Mist before gluing to the panel.  The panel is then mounted onto cranberry cardstock and popped  up over an ivory card base sponged with Antique Linen.   I took white cardstock and stippled on AntIque Linen and Old Paper Distressed Inks before stamping the flowers with Black Brilliance and coloring them with Copic Markers.  The image is layered onto green cardstock cut with a Nestability square and then popped up on a panel cut with a Nestability oval.  The oval layer was crumpled and Old Paper Distressed Ink taken directly to the paper.  The oval was ironed to flatten it and glued directly to the panel.  The sentiment was stamped with Coffee Bean Brilliance and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The final touch was a pair of Prima flowers secured by a brad bling.  The camera doesn’t nearly capture the distressing – it’s subtle, but here’s a closer view:


I was tickled to figure out a way to keep the ribbon on the flower image even though it did not fit into the Nestability.  I ended up cutting the end parts of the ribbon manually and tucking them under the nestie while cutting and embossing.   That really opens up a whole ‘nuther realm of possibilities!

Stamps:  Flowers – Impression-Obsession; Wordsworth – Sentiment
Paper:  Bazzill, Making Memories
Inks:  Old Paper, Antique Linen, Black Brilliance, Coffee Bean Brilliance
Accessories:  Copics, Nestabilities, Embossing Powder, lace, prima flowers, ribbon, Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch

  • nancy bMay 4, 2008 - 8:30 am

    Just beautiful. I also love this vintage look and you make it look so easy to accomplish. Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:32 am

    this has got to be my favorite of all so far, and all the work it took, gosh it is so beautiful, im kinda confused about the ribbon stamp look, u will have to explain to me. dont u just love those new punches from martha, i broke down and got the ribbon one the other day and love it. the lace and flower just put the most totally awesome ( that is horrible english) touch to the card. we will have to talk about this card. a class would be nice on all the touches!!!! hint hint.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:33 am

    i forgot to say u just know so many cool techniques u are a walking book of stamping knowledge. im glad im fortunate enough to be acquainted with u!!! and wish i had a forth of your talent.ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 5, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    Just beautiful!! I love the colors and the image is perfect!ReplyCancel