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

Sifting through my things, I came across an image that I watercolored years ago.  It seemed a shame not to put it to use, so I cut it up and put it on my next card.


The sentiment on the card is "Time changes many things…But not the joy your friendship brings."


Like the sentiment, time changes many things — I’d like to think that I would color this differently today and most certainly it would be popped up on layers to give it more dimension, but quite the welcome for a quick card today. 


On the bottom I used  some elements called Ka-Jinker Jems and they are attached with a tool called a Ka-Jinker.  It reminds me of the tool used to attach price tags to clothes, but it’s a tad different because it inserts a plastic stem in the center of a one hole flower button or gem.  Lots of fun…it makes my white flower look like it has a yellow stamen.  Yes…..I find joy in the littlest things.  I hope you do too!

Stamps:  Stamps Happen
Paper:  Bazzill, Canvas Paper
Ink:  Black Brilliance, Watercolors
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder; Kajinker and white flower buttons


  • SmilynStefMay 3, 2008 - 8:18 pm

    Isn’t it fun to revisit things from our past to see how we’ve changed … love the embossing at the top and bottom those fun yellow flower centers … it’s the little things that matter.ReplyCancel

  • Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)May 4, 2008 - 8:30 am

    Wow Becca… You have so many cool older stamps. You work is awesome! TFS.ReplyCancel

  • nancy bMay 4, 2008 - 8:33 am

    You are the queen of stamps!!! This is great stamp and a precious card. Love the simple touches you give that just make your creations pop out. Love that cuttle bug dot!!! A must have as soon as I find it…maybe sitting on top of a shelf somewhere!!

  • Linda KlebackMay 4, 2008 - 11:01 am

    And you even use up older images! I can’t even FIND my older images!!! This is a great card,ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:25 am

    pretty pretty, love the stamp and watercoloring. that kajinker is cool. i have the tagger and have never used it. wonder if i could make it do that?ReplyCancel

I have a birthday card to share with you.  I wanted to use my Copics so I hunted through my stash for something to color.

Isn’t this the cutest mouse?  I had the perfect whimisical DP so once I decided on that, all my other choices were pretty much made and I could sit down to color the mouse.  I masked him and the balloons then Copic Airbrushed in the sky and land.  Wow, I have a lot of practicing to do with that tool, but it was fun to add the background.  Once done, I used the oval and square Nestability popped up to frame the little guy.  My last step was to add a little texture with my new Martha Stewart ZigZag punch and added ribbon – of course (smiles).

Stamps:  The Angel Company – Mouse; Heidi Grace – Sentiment
Ink:  Black Brilliance; Versamark
Paper:  Bazzill, DP – from my stash
Accessories:  Brads, Nestabilities, Michaels Ribbon; Copics


  • nancy bMay 2, 2008 - 10:55 am

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! This card is just stinkin cute!!!! I love the Nestibilites…gotta get those. Explain about these copic you talk about all the time. that background looks airbrushed??? and what does DP stand for. You are just so fun….this is quite the whimsical card. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMay 3, 2008 - 4:37 pm

      Hi Nancy, don’tcha just love those acronymns? DP stands for Design Paper!
      Copics are alcohol based art markers. The beauty of them is they don’t streak like waterbased markers, they blend together beautifully, they are permanent, there are more than 300 colors and they don’t dry out, nor do you have to worry about standing them up. They are on the pricey side, but it’s just as easy to build a small set as it is to build a large set. Lastly, there is a gun-like attachment that you can seat the marker into that attaches to an air source which will allow you to use the markers like an airbrush.ReplyCancel

  • Janice N.May 2, 2008 - 12:37 pm

    I would also like to know the answers to nancy b.’s questions. I have been totally fascinated by all your cards. They are absolutely the most gorgeous. You can’t imagine how you inspire me. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • cindyMay 2, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    Beautiful card! Totally love the whole lay out.ReplyCancel

  • Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)May 3, 2008 - 7:55 am

    This is so cute! TFS


  • GiovanaMay 3, 2008 - 8:34 am

    This is really cute!!!
    God bless

  • Debbie OlsonMay 3, 2008 - 10:08 am

    So sweet, Becca! I love the double-layered Nesties (shape on different shape), and that zig-zag punch? Arrrgggghhh! I might need that. . .ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 3, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    I love this!!! You are one talented woman!! Thanks for your great work.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 3, 2008 - 1:10 pm

    Soooo Cute!! This mouse is adorable. Love the paper and the layout you chose. And as for your airbrushing, it looks great to me. Mine is still in the package. Why are we frightened when we get something we just had to have? Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:22 am

    WELL I have been to a crop this weekend and was happy to open my computer and find new cards to look at. Love this bday card it is too cute!! love how the ms punch came out. i think u are getting pretty good with those copics.ReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverMay 5, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    Very sweet card. Your coloring is amazing- so smooth.ReplyCancel

  • JulieMay 21, 2008 - 8:53 am

    This is such a cute card! I really love all your cards (: Great job!ReplyCancel