Crime Averted (snicker, snicker)

Hello sweet blog friends!  Have you ever made a card and decided something just wasn’t right.  It nags you the whole time, but you plod along on the original course, laying it down, looking at it, picking it up, laying it down, glancing at it sideways . . .  You get the picture?  Happens to me all the time.  I’ve been waiting to use this sweet Die D-Lite Spellbinders™ Medallion One (can you say favorite?) and I knew it would be perfect to create a lacy background.  Once I was done, I was pleased with the look then started piling things on, and on, and on.  Long story short, when I was done, (including a huge panel with a sentiment on the front), you couldn’t see a bit of the gorgeously intricate work of the die.  It was a crime I tell ya!!  On the way to take pictures, I turned right back around and reconstructed.  The large sentiment – in the trash; small pennant, smaller sentiment – felt much better.  See, crime averted :-)

This one was really a cinch.  Using a 5″ x 5″  cream panel, I cut Medallions One – four times, embellishing with pearls.  To keep things from looking too boxy, I added scallops on the bottom using Spellbinders™ Classic Edges One.   I added a smaller sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs from the Away In A Manger Set; it fit wonderfully on Spellbinders™ Nested Pennants.   I added another light brown panel and secured everything to a 6″ x 6″ card base.   I finished up with some $1 Bin Poinsettia’s from Michaels.  

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Snowflake Sentiments
Paper: Coredinations
Ink: Amuse – Cranberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Medallion OneSpellbinders™ Classic Edges OneSpellbinders™ Nested PennantsHug Snug Seam Binding (cream), Button, Recollections Flat Pearls, Maya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Michaels 1$ Bin Poinsettias

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Sending big hugs!

  • Robyn JosephsDecember 18, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    I’d say wise woman!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelDecember 18, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    Not sure what the other one looked like, but this is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 18, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    So pretty, Becca…I think it would look even better if you placed your lovely flower over the medallion in the lower right hand corner and let the pennant flow from there. I think it would give it some ballast…there’s still something not quite balanced here….although it is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaDecember 18, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtDecember 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    That is a beauty! Glad your crime wave was averted and the beautiful background can be shown off as it should be!ReplyCancel

  • Regina M. HamiltonDecember 18, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    Yes, it would have been an absolute crime to cover up such beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha B.December 18, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    You’re so funny! I love the card and the sentiment. Merry Christmas, Becca. I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you.


  • ChelseaDecember 18, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    You are so funny! But, yes, I’m glad you did allow the lacey medallions to shine in your final design. They are lovely! You are just a design genius, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunDecember 18, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    I’ll bet the first one was brilliant, too. But I get this problem on every card. This is stupendous, Becca – thanks for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopDecember 18, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Love it ! I want that Medallion…you make things look so easy to do. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jan D.December 18, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    LOL….I r-e-a-l-l-y needed a good laugh today…thanks for making me laugh….been there, done that with overdoing it…sometimes I don’t know when to stop. Gorgeous card you made! The other one was probably just as pretty, but I understand what you are saying….I do that with background cardstocks….cover up too much of it to a point that I wonder why did I bother using it? LOL

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • AstridDecember 18, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Well worth the re-work, this looks fabulous now! Love that stunning stickpin you used!!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieDecember 18, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    So pretty! I love it the way it is now though I have no doubt the other way was gorgeous too. But you’re right. It would be a shame to cover up such a beautiful design.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CDecember 18, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineDecember 18, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Where is the nested pennant?
    I can imagine the situation when we are not happy whith the result ?…
    But when it is easy it is because another time it was difficult.
    I thing it is acquiring experience.
    You work hard but now your card is really nice.
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from NZDecember 18, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Nice to hear someone with your expertise still has days like this! Beautiful result, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Fran LDecember 18, 2012 - 5:28 pm

    Another beauty. You never cease to amaze me.
    I rethink, rework, and second guess nearly every card I make. Sometimes they get changed, but sometimes on second look they stay just as they are!
    So glad you are back with us. I missed you. Hoping you are feeling well.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessDecember 18, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    I have done that also. But your end result is beautiful. Just the right amount of things on it. And the die is great. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Ilene AtarianDecember 18, 2012 - 6:06 pm

    Just beautiful – – as usual. I know how that goes when you keep looking at what you have done and something isn’t quite right. I’ve had cards sitting for over a week that I keep “peeking” at to see if something has changed. Not sure if I think a “card fairy” will come and fix something or what but I sure can relate to the feeling. You are amazing!!ReplyCancel

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  • MickieDecember 18, 2012 - 7:51 pm

    And with the crime averted, it turned out beautiful. You do such gorgeous work! Hope you have beautiful and wonderful holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 18, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    SUPER JOB “OFFICER BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!” :) LOOOOOOOOOOOVE your card!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 18, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Such a very attractive card using medallion one. Your papercrafting brilliance is unparalleled, Becca. Have a blessed Christmas and so much joy for the year ahead. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 18, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Beautiful! What more is there to say.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 18, 2012 - 10:01 pm

    That is one beautiful card! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas! Oh, and wise woman seek Him, too.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BDecember 18, 2012 - 10:20 pm

    Beautiful card, enjoyed the story that went along with it :D The die you used on this card is great…I would never think of using it multiple times like you did!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisDecember 18, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    So very glad you avoided prosecution for the terrible crime of “something not being quite right”! Have been there and done that as well. Sometime I just have to let the card sit there overnight and wait for the new day to inspire me to correct whatever the error was. Funny how the dawn of a new day can give you inspiration. Guess you don’t always have that luxury if you are trying to meet a deadline. Anyway, I am so happy that your recent surgery did nothing to take away your great sense of humor. Blessings & Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerDecember 18, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous (as all your creations are). If I had just a pinch of your talent I would be so happy. Love all your beautiful creations. Happy holidays and best wishes for a fantastic 2013.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 18, 2012 - 11:54 pm

    You are a “wise” women!! Wonderful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BozarthDecember 19, 2012 - 1:30 am

    Becca: By accident came across your dimensional snowflake ornament and the tutorial. What a beautiful creation. You have a gift and bless you for sharing it with others.ReplyCancel

  • MihaelaDecember 19, 2012 - 5:31 am

    Very elegant card!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 19, 2012 - 5:43 am

    This is just absolutely gorgeous Becca, that´s all I can say, cause I dont know better words to describe it.ReplyCancel

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  • colleen hDecember 19, 2012 - 6:11 am

    This card is so pretty, keep them comingReplyCancel

  • Maryellen WebberDecember 19, 2012 - 7:28 am

    I love the card you made, the new die makes such a beautiful cut.
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!


  • conniecrafterDecember 19, 2012 - 8:03 am

    that die makes for a lovely background and your flower is lovely, great find!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 19, 2012 - 8:07 am

    What a fabulous card, Ms. crime-stopper! No doubt the ditched on was great too. You just have the touch! No piece of cardstock or ribbon is immune. You simply work your magic and it becomes a beautiful work of art. Have a wonderful rest of the day and thanks again for the millionth time for sharing your masterpieces with us.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BDecember 19, 2012 - 8:10 am

    I agree, less is more in this case. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • LageneDecember 19, 2012 - 8:13 am

    This is Gorgeous! What a wonderful die!ReplyCancel

  • JoyDecember 19, 2012 - 8:14 am

    Gorgeous card and I love how you have cut the medallion 4 times – such a great idea! So glad to see I’m not the only one who “redos” on the way to the photo booth.ReplyCancel

  • Carla WmsDecember 19, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Becca: Your cards are ALWAYS so beautiful! You really have a gift. I am never disappointed when I hop over to see you. Have an Christmas holiday.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 19, 2012 - 8:21 am

    what a beautiful card. Whatever you do it always beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronDecember 19, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Yes, sometimes less really is more although that is very hard for me to do! Thanks for the great idea of repeating these cuts. I am wondering how you determined that exact placement. Gonna have to work on that. Beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 19, 2012 - 10:19 am

    That Medallions One background is simply stunning Becca. I could only wish to come close to your craft crimes! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • elliDecember 19, 2012 - 10:19 am

    I have followed you for a “very” long time and have you at the top of my favorites along with my daughter. Love, love you. That said, all of the sudden I was looking at your latest cards and saying, “too much”. So when you said it yourself with this latest card I thought, oh she is seeing it. I am saying this with love and will always keep you at the top of my list. elliReplyCancel

  • Karen GarrardDecember 19, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    Becca what a beautiful card. I love the pretty flower and i also love your stick pins you make. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Linda LucasDecember 20, 2012 - 4:12 am

    Totally divine Becca – this is one of my favourite Die D’Lites – it looks divine like this! Love the shimmer on the flower too! LOVE IT! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine SavardDecember 20, 2012 - 6:35 am

    Hi Becca
    It’s comforting to know that even the best of the designers struggle at times, I had a good chuckle at your description of how things just weren’t right. I am going through the same thing this very morning making a card for one of my brothers….. hope mine comes out at least half as nice as yours did.
    Thanks for the inspiration you have provided for the past year. I love your creativity and your sense of humor.

  • Camille M. RussellDecember 20, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Have a Blessed and Healthy Christmas, you talented gal, you!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CaseDecember 22, 2012 - 12:06 am

    Lovely! It is so delicate and I love the saying is one I have been looking for. Often to order supplies. Merry Christmas to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Gail KDecember 22, 2012 - 10:08 am

    I love your stick pens that you have on your cards. May I ask where you get your supplies to put them together.ReplyCancel

  • DorthyDecember 22, 2012 - 10:30 am

    Great Christmas cards, I love to see all the wonderful talent that you share.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly LDecember 22, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    Love this medallion die too, and I definitely got a chuckle out of your title “Crime Averted.” lol Glad to see you back at it again. Hope you are feeling much better and have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, Becca! Hugs, Kelly xoxoReplyCancel

  • Lynne IbergDecember 22, 2012 - 11:11 pm

    Merry merry Christmas Becca, have so enjoyed your beautiful cards, look forward to them every day, these Christmas works of art are exquisite, and you really explain so well how you do each card. Thanks for all you do and I hope you and your family have the best Christmas and New Year!ReplyCancel