Count Your Blessings

Thoughts remain with our friends and family who were impacted by the hurricane and the storms. The devastation is heartbreaking, but please know this too shall pass. Just want to let you know we’re all thinking of you.  It inspired a card which I think this is more of a reminder for me than something to send out.  I reached for one of the embossing folders – Spellbinders™ Ornamental Iron; once embossed I swiped across the top with a Colorbox White Pigment ink pad – I really liked the subtle look that give while bumping up the look of the embossing.  I crafted a cross piece using Spellbinders™ Floral Doily Accents and finished off with another Die D-Lite – Spellbinders™ Frame One.

I say this often, but I’ll say it again – I love using embossing folders!!   I should probably use them more often.  I spend way to much time trying to find just the right piece of design paper and when you use an embossing folder, it’s so easy to customize and save the time lost hunting the right paper :-)

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Pumpkin Wreath
Paper: American Crafts Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Ornamental Iron, Spellbinders™ Floral Doily AccentsSpellbinders™ Frame One, Ribbon, Recollections Pearls

Sending big hugs!!

  • MaryannOctober 31, 2012 - 4:17 am

    Such a wonderful card here again Becca, really gorgeous and I love the color too.
    I too hope, that everyone overthere is safe and sound after the hurricane. Take good care everyone.ReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 31, 2012 - 4:50 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. But with your cards, beautiful is always a ‘given’!

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • EveleneOctober 31, 2012 - 5:13 am

    Wow, such a simple but very elegant card. Becca, you always leave me in awe of your brilliant creations!!!!ReplyCancel

  • TeresaOctober 31, 2012 - 5:55 am

    This is truly a beautiful card. I think I might hit the sales and get these dies to add to my collection and recreate your card. I’d love to be by your side for the day and see how you work.

    Happy Halloween and have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealOctober 31, 2012 - 6:06 am

    Another visit to your blog. Another wow. You delight us with every new brilliant project. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card and sentiment with us.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the folks who have been affected by Sandy. May your life return to normal shortly.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaOctober 31, 2012 - 6:07 am

    I love all the shades of mocha and cream….like a creamy cup of coffee. so gorgeous with the embossing, too.ReplyCancel

  • Donna EllisOctober 31, 2012 - 6:33 am

    Becca, such a rich, elegant creation. The colors are true Autumn colors here in Florida where we go from green to brown/tan in a few days. As you mentioned in your post, “this, too, shall pass”. I say that during hardship all the time. Do you have a video or tutorial for how to create this remarkable bow?ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.October 31, 2012 - 6:53 am

    Such an elegant card….love embossing folders too! Beautiful shade.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessOctober 31, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Missed seeing this one. Love the color combinations and the design is simple but elegant. EdnaReplyCancel

  • MarisaOctober 31, 2012 - 9:06 am

    Gorgeous!! LOVE the EF in the BG and your double bow is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterOctober 31, 2012 - 9:35 am

    Your embossing is so pretty in those colors and such pretty framing, perfect bow, beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 31, 2012 - 9:36 am

    ALMOST missed this!!!!!!!! BUT, here I am! :) This is LOVELY Becca!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE embossing folders too! :)ReplyCancel

  • alsmouseOctober 31, 2012 - 10:09 am

    Absolutely lovely! Your card design is gorgeous and love the sentiment.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty HugsReplyCancel

  • RebekkaOctober 31, 2012 - 10:46 am

    This is beautiful Becca..I love embossing folders, I do not yet own any of spellbinders but it looks like I will be getting some of these soon :)ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DOctober 31, 2012 - 10:55 am

    This is stunning and so gorgeous. Love the white on tan, Never think of using these colors in a card, but it’s so gorgeous,. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ClarkOctober 31, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I love the silver and white. What an elegant card. It just stands out from all the rest. I truly love it. I am not saying your other cards are not beautiful, they are, but I cannot say enough about the silver and white ornament card. And you are saying it was simple. There is nothing about that card that is simple. Elegant for sure. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickOctober 31, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    Love this elegant card! The colors are so beautiful!!

  • Juanita BraunOctober 31, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    I love the card that you made using the embossing folder. I have hundreds of things to make cards but I think the embossing folders and the brass embossing plates are still my most favorite of all.

    All the cards that you make are so beautiful and I want to thank you for taking the time to share them with us. Juanita B.ReplyCancel

  • Miss GOctober 31, 2012 - 11:27 pm

    Loving the color combo and that bow is WOW.
    When I grow up I want to makes bows just like you.
    LOL… Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyNovember 1, 2012 - 1:45 am

    Love the look of the folder too, and the added ink is really cool! Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • NikkiNovember 1, 2012 - 8:29 am

    This card is beautiful! The embossing along with the colours are just scrummy.ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 1, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    That gorgeous double bow just makes this card!ReplyCancel

  • Robin SpitzerNovember 2, 2012 - 9:44 am

    I love the colors! Some time back I seen a tutorial you did on bows and it included the double bow, I can’t seem to find it…can you point me to it. Your bows are the best I have ever seen….ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyNovember 18, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    Hi Becca ~ I apologize that I don’t stop by more often…life can get so busy. I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this card, and your heartfelt wishes for those of us in NJ and NY, who lost so much during this storm. Your cards and projects are always stunning, and serve as a reminder for us to thank God every day for all the blessings in our lives! (((HUGS))) to you!!!
    BTW: I really love how you finished off the center of this bow…so, so pretty!ReplyCancel

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  • Erica HNovember 20, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    This is stunning! I have never seen a bow so perfect!!! I’d love to know how you create it.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Leavitt (PutTheGlueDown)November 20, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    I usually only look at altered items but saw your card on Facebook (Scrapbook Expo) – it’s absolutely gorgeous …. made me start a “Cards Handmade” Board on Pinterest. Lovely work!!ReplyCancel

  • Sir BasilNovember 21, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Double bow tutorial is there under tutorials. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing and showing us how to do this.ReplyCancel