Splittcoaststampers issued a wonderful technique lovers challenge, TLC-153, where we were encouraged to learn the folding of a series of eight circles called a Dahlia fold. When all eight circles are folded and assembled, the combined unit makes a large Dahlia. Instructions for the fold can be found here. The results that I’ve seen from this fold are spectacular and so very unpredictable. I thought long and hard before I decided to see where vellum would take me; I thought the translucency of the vellum would play up the unpredictable element of this fold and was quite pleased with the results. Everytime I eye a double sided piece of cardstock I wonder how it will turn out with this fold. To make the card I anchored the Dahlia onto a piece of white cardstock cut with my round scalloped nestability. That unit added to a white cardstock card layered with blue and white polka dotted print from Nana’s Kids. Embellished with brads and a small square frame, the final touch is a flourish cut from green vellum with a Quickuts die cut. Come on, you know you want to make one! Get ready to be surprised! Supplies: Stamps: Sentiment – Printworks Paper: Nana’s Kids, Vellum Ink: Marvy Accessoies: Nestabilities, Quickutz, Brads

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 19, 2008 - 8:59 pm

    this is really pretty, I am going to give this one a try.

  • Ruthann PerrySeptember 29, 2010 - 6:34 pm

    What a beautiful card, the effect of the vellum is fantastic. I’m going to seriously give this a try, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

Big Girl Panties Are you blushing yet? Stinkin’ cute! These cards are a wonderful "pick-me-up" for your bestest girl friends. This card was sooooo totally CASED from Frances at StampOwl, you can see it on her blog and her template is here. She debuted it during the last VSN Challenge on SplitcoastStampers titled Put on Your Big Girl Panties. I couldn’t wait to give it a try – this one for sure will go into my card stash, and I’ve made up extras with no sentiment on the inside so that I can tweak it based on who I give it to. This card is soooooo simple to do. I found a way to use in another SplitcoastStamper Challenge – Ways to Use It. For WT147 we were encouraged to use flowers, so I found this neat daisy lace at Walmart that fit in with the theme and looks so dainty on the the card. I’m making them for a set of stamping girl friends I get to meet with each month but changing the computer generated sentiment on the bra to say "You have my full support!" Supplies: Stamps: None, sentiment is computer generated Paper: Bazill Ink: SU Pretty In Pink Accessories: Daisy Lace from Walmart

  • StampOwlFebruary 19, 2008 - 5:49 pm

    beautifully done!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 19, 2008 - 8:54 pm

    toooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute, i am gonna have to make some of these!! keeep on bringing the fun stuff.

  • NardiFebruary 19, 2008 - 8:59 pm

    These are sooooo cute! I definitely want to give these a go as I already have some recipients in mind. TFS! I will be back for sure!ReplyCancel

  • nancy bFebruary 22, 2008 - 11:57 am

    I am blushing……well not so much….these are so STINKIN CUTE !!!

  • Debbie McBrideDecember 10, 2008 - 7:57 am

    We found out last week my sister-in-law has breast cancer. I remembered this card and thought “why not”. I found the perfect ribbon of gold trimmed black lace, oooooo. The inside will read,”Put your big girl panties on and beat this.” Thanks Becca for sharing this gift God has truly blessed you with. You don’t know how much you inspire others. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • CarolenJune 5, 2009 - 5:31 pm

    Becca, I love your site so much that I really
    don’t want to confess this but I still haven’t
    gotten thru your archives.

    These are SO amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Neva CJune 30, 2010 - 11:36 am

    Lovin it!ReplyCancel

  • Danette T MaresJune 30, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    I love your site it is so fun and full of great ideas. I look forward to checking it daily. Keep up the good work of giving us part of youself. The Lord keeps blessing.ReplyCancel

  • Martha NicholsonJuly 1, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Just what I needed for a bridal shower gift. This is just the ticket.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara PerkinsJuly 11, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Becca…God has truly blessed you with such a wonderful talent and I’m sure I speak for all of your ‘fans’ in that we are so grateful that you are sharing your beautiful works with us. Thank you so very, very much and may God continue to bless you!ReplyCancel

Mothers Garden Woohoo, two more never seen ink stamps! How cool is that sentiment? I jumped at the chance to complete another SplitcoastStamper Challenge SC-160 with this classic, balanced layout. Perfect for smaller stamps, I pulled out this set of vintage gardening gloves by Alesa Baker, distributed by Impression-Obsession and stamped them in Brilliance Black, coloring them with both copics and an aquapainter brush and SU Ink pads. Using my stampamajig I was able to place the sentiment from Rubber Soul in the tight space within the border. Layered on mauve and sage colored Colormates paper as well as K & Co. Classic K Bailey design paper and finished off with dew drops and and a bow with ribbon from Michaels. Supplies: Stamps: Gloves – Impression-Obsession; Sentiment – Rubber Soul Paper: Colormates, K&Co – Classic K Bailey Ink: Black Brilliance, SU Creamy Caramel, SU Close to Cocoa Accessories: Copics, Aquapainter, EK Success Punch, Michaels Ribbon, Dew Drops

  • Mary L.May 14, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    The card is very nice & I like the way you used the corner punch.
    I never tire of looking at your work.