Good Sunday Morning to you! Today’s card for 30 Days of Giving is my favorite cream and gold. Another new card and I must say it’s not often that what I think of in a card is what I end up with. I’m one of those who has an idea to get started but actually create as I go along. (I’m embarrassed to say how long it takes me sometimes.) Today I envisioned the layers, put it together quickly and was done. Here’s how it goes – card base, layer of gold, my favorite embossing folder – Spellbinders Shady Allure wrapped with lace and ribbon followed by Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance which I have stamped with a new sweet and pretty sentiment from Quietfire Design called Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing – and topped off with Spellbinders Majestic Oval. These elements are literally stacked upon each other to make a card. Of course as always I add a bow and pearls when I’m finished. So many times I see a comment saying, I wish I could do that. Well, you know what, you can!
If you’re new to the blog, welcome to my 30 Days of Giving – every day during the month of July I’m giving away a handmade card – you can read all the specifics HERE. You can check to see if you’ve won a card by searching for your name on the Giveaway Winners page. You get there by the menu at the top of the page – put your cursor on Features then look down the list and select Giveaway Winners.
For today’s comment – How do you create, you have a vision of what you want, an have an inspiration or you create as you go along?
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White – 80 lb smooth, Gold Poster Board (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Shady Allure, Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance, Spellbinders Majestic Oval, Satin Ribbon, Button, The Paper Studio Pearls
My hope for you today is that things come together for you, just like that :-) I’ll see you soon.
It all depends sometimes I have a vision of what I want for my card, but most times I just go with the flow and if I like it I go ahead.
Your cards are always beautiful and your bows are fantastic.
Love Marion x
I normally start out with a rough idea of what I want. I don’t think my original idea has ever emerged as a final product.
GORGEOUS card Becca!!!!!! To create, I use all of the options! Sometimes I awake I. The morning and know exactly what I want to do…other times I have a vague idea and the project evolves as I go….no set way all the time.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration and cards…hope I win one!!!!
WOW i’m the first
Love Marion x
WOW i’m the first
Love Marion x
Hope you’re having a restful Sunday today Becca! I’m all over the place when it comes to getting inspired! Pinterest and fellow card maker blogs are my most go to places.
What a gourgeos card. I love White and gold, creme and gold or silver too.
I creame the card as I go along. I start with an idea and moste time end Up with something else, because I chance my mind.
I would very much love to be the winner of one of your beautiful cards.
I create usually from an inspiration from Pinterest or YouTube.
What an absolutely beautiful card today.
My cards tend to evolve, I choose the stamp I wish to use, colour the stamped image, and everything else comes from that. The embossing folder, the dies all the card and colour of the ribbon.
I usually go for an idea of someone else card…then go from there with a few changes….love your card, that’s for the chance in the giveaway …
When I create a card it’s a bit of everything you mentioned. At times I know exactly what I want, other times I’m inspired by examples I see on blogs. Cards that I create as I go seem to take the most amount of time.
Just a beauty! I need to copy this one too! Love your recreated website Becca! I usually have an idea and color combinations when I create a card. I usually add something along the way to enhance it. Yes, I to am embarrassed how long it takes to create one cover. When it’s complete, I usually make 4 more as I do sell cards in fall bazares.
Friendship really is a million little things. Love this sentiment and the card is so beautiful. I believe I dream at night about the designs of cards I create and am able to bring them to life when I get to my craft room.
What a pretty card and such a lovely sentiment and so true. A great card for any friend.
Many times I simply look at my supplies and allow them to inspire me. Or perhaps I think about the person I am sending the card to… do they like flowers? birds? artsy stuff? and then of course, I have you to inspire me as well. Thank you!
Both! Sometimes I see something that gives me ideas and others I just grab some of my stash of papers and go from there! This is a stunning card…and I have the perfect friend for it!!I love this color combo and that sentiment is so nice and I love that embossing folder, too. It’s so elegant!
Another beauty today Becca,…. Me i create as i go along or sometimes get inspiration from you and my pinterest board.
Elaine H S
Oh my goodness…..what a beautiful, elegant card!!!!!, Love the combination of dies and embossing folder you used. LOVE IT, Becca!
I use all three approaches to my cardmaking. Most of the time it comes from an inspiration from a card I’ve seen, but sometimes, I have an idea that just grows as I start to create.
Like you, Becca, I start with one little idea and create as I go along. And it often takes me hours to complete a card. I am glad this is a hobby for me, not the way I make my living!
Wow! You just keep rolling out amazing cards!
I am not creative with my own ideas however when I see something that someone else has created, I can recreate it and use what I have. I will totally change it up but it usually starts with someone elses idea.
i create my cards with some idea in mind. But then..i end up with something very different than my imagination. But i enjoy the process. It’s like meditation for me.
Thanks for sharing. .
My inspiration when creating may be a poem, a set of colors, an item such as a very special paper or trinket, a person, a memory with a person, or an occasion. Many times when creating a card it reminds me of someone, so I name the card in honor of that person. When I tell them that, they are so pleased.
Most of the time that I make a card it is for a particular person so I have them in mind as to what they like. That said, I create as I go and often change direction in mid stream. Love your card and the sentiment. That is one of my favorite sayings.
Another beautiful card, Becca! I actually create both ways. Sometimes I start with a vision, but rarely end up with what I envisioned. Other times I just create as I go. I don’t really know which way I prefer. Both work well for me.
Another beautiful card. I usually create as I go along.
Stunning card! I usually start out with an idea but end up with something entirely different!
When I get an inspiration or vision, I sit down and “work it out” – sometimes a quick process \ sometimes a labor of love. The outcome may or may not resemble my initial idea. I have learned in life not to be so intensely vested in outcomes.
Another gorgeous card. I have written down the Spellbinders you used and will check my list to see if I own any of them. Must have’s in my opinion. When I sit down to make cards I normally have an inspiration or an idea of what I want to create. I make changes as I go along.
Usually I start with an inspiration. Maybe a die I want to use or an embossing folder or something I saw on the net. Then, I just create as I go. Often I’ll make a second card after studying the first thinking what if I did…. Or I should have done…..
Hello and happy Sunday, Becca. I mostly get my inspiration or theme from Challenges, which I love to participate in. Or I get a request to make a specific card for a specific occasion so, the first thing I do is go look for the stamps that would be suitable and then, go from there.
Thank you so much for this chances to win your amazing cards, I’ve not been lucky so far but there is still plenty of time.
Sometimes I have something in mind but end up changing everything around. Very rarely I end up with what I had in mind.
Gorgeous colour combo Becca. I usually have an idea of what I want to create – although occasionally my thought processes will take me off track and I end up with something totally different … lol! Hugs Christine xx
Becca, you have done it again! And no, I am not surprised!
I usually have an inspiration and make a “sloppy copy” to sit on my desk while I do something else for a bit, then come back to, to refine and add finishing touches, or re–do and notice where the gaps are and add another layer, or another texture, or another color. Usually I end up with a finished design and go…that’s it, that is the one! On those rare and really sweet occasions I really do have a vision for what I want the card to look like finished, and when I hold my mouth just right, and my hands are steady, and stars align…when I am finished..voila! It has worked! That is the sweet spot! I love it when that happens!
Thank you again, this really has become my gratitude practice for the month..and today I am most grateful for the community of artists I belong to. They may not know me, but I surely know you by your work. Thank you for sharing yourself this way!
I create a little of both. I will get an idea and try creating the way I see it in my head. Some times it’s a winner and sometimes a flop. I love getting inspiration for great creative people like you. Your cards and messages are alway inspiring. Thanks for a chance to win one of your beautiful cards.
I would say that 90% of the time I am following a reference or a sketch, so things are fairly well planned out.
Hi Becca when I create a card I usually have a vision or inspiration in mind but create as I go. Another beautiful card. Christine Springman
Gorgeous card! I create as I go!
Hi Becca, I usually create as I go along ,from there a lot of ideas come to mind and go from there .A beautiful card Becca with a very nice sentiment,love the colours!Take care Jane B.
I love the embossing folder you used!
I start with a basic idea or card that inspires me, then adlib as I go and make it my own. Unlike you, though, my ‘style’ is all over the place. I wish I could connect to an obvious style.
I try to get a vision in my mind but that doesn’t always work for me. If I have a picture or some steps to follow it is easier. Love how you share you techniques.
Timeless elegance! What a treat we are all having!
I’m not a planner and so things tend to ‘come together’ as I work. I might start out with a vague idea, but not always!
Anne (UK) x
Sad to see the last few days coming for this very generous give-away! I love the sentiment on today’s card. My card-making usually happens as I go along. I have an idea in my head on what I want to do and what I’ll use; but, sometimes colors or dies change as I go along. And sometimes I prefer the final outcome more this way.
Absolutely love this cream and gold card and the fabulous sentiment! Will definitely be using it for inspiration. I, too, tend to start out with an idea and then create as I go. Often I end up with something very different than I envisioned beforehand!
Another beautiful card. I absolutely love that embossing folder. It’s so elegant.
I usually create as I go along. Sometimes, I’ll color my images according to the designer paper that i’m using. Sometimes, nothing works out and it all goes in the recycle bin.
Good morning Becca, another fabulous card your talent is endless!!!
I usually start with a colour and work from there!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
Usually my inspiration comes from other people’s art. I am a “big copy cat.”
Your creations are gorgeous and really speak to my heart. Thank you for the chance to win one of your cards.
WONDERFUL CARD, Becca!!!! ;) I do love the sentiment you’ve added! ;)
As for your question….I have found I like to know what I’m shooting for, whether it be by inspiration from something, or that I have an idea of what I want. I don’t do so well, when just sitting down to play around…although, I have done it! ;) Where I seem to foul-up, is the lay-out in all these ways if doing a card!
I usually need an inspiration, but once in a while my brain works and I have a vision!
Becca, I am so impressed by all your wonderful cards!
The embossing folder you have used today is beautiful :)
When I create, I always start out with an idea of what to make, but the final result usually turns out quite differently.
Your just keep coming up with gorgeous designs Becca, I am totally in awww of your talent, but you do inspire me to keep trying with what I love best, playing with paper, whether it is card making or scrapbook and now I’ve add mixed media to the mess, and yes mixed media can be a mess. I love this quote of Quietfire!
Hugs and God Bless,
Another gorgeous card. I usually start my cards by searching for ideas from people like you, and then I make it my own using the supplies I have.
I usually have an inspiration for the basis of the design then it evolves as I try various thoughts. The closest I’ve come to idea directly to paper was inspired by some papers I found while working on another card. I’d been wanting to create a card with some leftover Polaroid frames I’d made & a panel with decorative scoring & grphic b&w Washi tape.. Then I spotted the biplane image on a 12 x 12 Authentique paper & a more muted overall biplane print. Focal image for the Polaroid & background paper found. Just needed to mat them on black to ground them. Voila!
Wow do I like your gold and cream card. First I consider the occasion and the person and start there. I look over my previously made cards, check for ideas on the Internet, look through cardmaking magazines and finally use a combination of each.
I usually have an idea of the shape and then decide on the details as I go along. Sometimes I see a folder or a sheet of paper and say :Hmm and out comes a card. I try not to be too regimental while making cards.
Thank you for your beautiful card today.
Great combination of embossing and layered die cuts. Sentiment is so true. It can also be changed out to suit another occasion–this will be my daughter’s birthday card next month. Thanks so much for doing the thinking and creating for me. I usually create with someone else’s successfull idea and improvise with what supplies I have. Barbara
I tend to start out looking at beautiful cards for inspiration but the cards usually take on a life of their own. They seldom look exactly like the inspiration card.????
This card is another of my all time favorites which I seem to say of so many of your cards! Beautiful! Love the sentiment too. I recently bought Shady Allure and now I have to get the dies.
Hi Becca. Wow this is so beautiful. I love everything about it :-) I do usually have some idea of how I’d like a card to turn out, but it doesn’t always end up that way as I do tend to play with my creation along the way! Hugs xxx
I usually have an idea of what I’m hoping to create. However, the finished product often isn’t what I envisioned.
While I might start out with a plan, reality often intervenes and causes adaptions, etc. So it goes!
Your card is so Beautiful! The Cream and Gold are so elegant and the receiver of this card will feel very special. When I sit down and think about the person I’m making a card for, I think what will they love and how can I get the sentiment across to the receiver that I really want to convey. Your cards have helped me to find the right words. The written words are so special.
I think I usually have a plan, I may not stick with it but it is a good place to start. The inspiration generally begins with the sentiment unless I have some new toys to play with!
I begin with an idea and I modified it as I am going along. Sometimes I bring a set of stamps or dies or both and create with that. I always end up with more than one card because I finish one and then there is something I have to change or add.
Absolutely outstanding card. Just love the cream and gold. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to do and go for it. Other times, I see I card I like and by the time I am finished it looks nothing like the original that I was trying to follow. It is nice to let your creativity just flow. Sometimes it is a miss and sometimes it is a hit.
Love the sentiment. I tend to create over a couple of days…sometimes when I am going to sleep or gradually as I wake…then I can’t wait to find time to actually go into my craft room.xxx
As always you made a beautiful card. I may start with an idea but it doesn’t always go the way I want so I just try different colors or dies until the design comes out to my satisfaction.
Oh, that card is so elegant. Just lovely!!
How I create is a little bit of both methods. Sometimes I have a very clear idea of what I want to do, but other tomes I just fiddle around and see what happens!
Lovely card. I am quite partial to ovals currently for some reason! Most times I work with a vision and it comes out more or less as planned. But sometimes its more of an organic process and its made up as I go along with varying degrees of success. Bit like cooking with and without a recipe I suppose. With a recipe normally means a better chance of something edible at the end of the process!
I love this card, cream and gold!!! Also love the text!!! In doing a card I usually *cheat* from somewhere, if I don’t have a die cut that is in the card I use what I have but usually I love the neutral colors and go from there. Hopefully, I will win one of your beautiful cards!!
Sometimes I just create or am inspired by something I saw. Usually it never turns out exactly as I had imagined. But that’s OK. Another exquisite card Becca! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent,
Hello Becca, Thank you for yet another beautiful card to inspire us! I create as I go, starting with a favorite die set or embossing folder and then just start playing. … Other times I look sor inspiration from others. Sometimes the card or box comes together quickly and sometimes not! But I enjoy it so much.
Gorgeous card! I create both ways…With a vision, with inspiration or a mix of both.
This is so beautiful!
My creativity is never the same twice. Sometimes I see a beautiful card someone else made and am inspired by it, then set out to create a similar one with the supplies I have on hand. Sometimes I have an original idea. Sometimes I am inspired by a new product or paper to create something. I guess you could I have a very whimsical muse… LOL!
I really like the sentiment love the card. When I go to create I sometimes start with an idea , sometimes I just have a color in mind, sometimes, nothing at all. Either way, I never know what I am going to end up with!
Beautiful card Becca. Love the sentiment and the gold on white. Sometimes I start with an idea in my head but quite often end up with something totally different. Other times I search places like Pinterest for ideas as I look at a stamp or die and say, okay, what do I do with it.
I seen it I’ve got to attempt to make this one, love the verse
and the colors. Great job Becca as all your cards are outstanding
Every little bit of this card is beautiful and elegant! It’s easy to see why that embossing folder is your favorite!! It’s mine too (as soon as I can get it)!
I create as I go. I pick out the stamp I want to use then the paper, etc. I almost always use ribbon and lots of other embellishments. Most the time its good and occasionally it goes in the trash.
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for me. I just need to see an idea, then I can take off and modify it to make it my own with the supplies I have. I also have a group of GFs who are paper crafters and we call ourselves The Card Divas. When we meet, we bring a kit ready to assemble for each member. After a how-to demo for each paper craft project, we then assemble them and get to take home 5 new terrific paper craft ideas!
I usually create as I go along, however sometimes I see a card or picture and immediately a card layout pops into my mind. I still fuss and cut out different colors, textures, and shapes, as well as play with the placement of things on the card. I have a whole box of die cuts in all colors that were rejected from projects or cards. When the box gets pretty full, I take them to my Amish friends and give it to them. They make cards to sell in their local Amish store, so they’re thrilled to get my rejects. The funds are used to pay for school supplies in the Amish school.
Oh my, another stunning card with a beautiful big bow Becca! The gold mirror cardstock makes it.
Mere words can’t express how lovely this card is! Normally when I create a card, I have a vision of what I will design. Sometimes I am spot on, other times my mind’s eye and my visual eye do not agree, and I wind up with something different!
Hi Becca, your card is beautiful as always. It would be an honour to own one of your cards!
Sometimes I have a vision of what my card will look like and other times I like to just play with certain products and see what happens. For me it depends on what I am making it for. If its a wedding/Ann. or a sympathy card I like to plan it thoughtfully. Otherwise its fun to make something more whimsical and spontaneous.
Becca, this is such a beautiful card and I love the sentiment on the outside. Lovely.
I was so carried away by the beautiful card, I forgot to answer the question. Most times I have a vision of what I want. But sometimes I will frame the card and then get the inspiration after I frame it.
Hi Becca,Wow another beautiful card. I usually get my inspiration from Pintrest,your site ,or You Tube and run with it from there.
Hope you enojoy this day.
What a beautiful card and spot on sentiment. How I create is an evolving process. From the beginning, I would think of the individual that I was creating for and create something deeply personal as I went along, this was before my YouTube days. Now after having watched all of these videos, and read tutorials and witnessed examples of other people creative and beautiful work, my creative juices and no longer flowing as freely as they once did. I am current finding my style once again as I develop more skills.
Beautiful card so elegant.I’m inspired by you and things I see on blogs then chane them up with what supplies I have, sometimes I have a idea but it changes as I go.Where do you get your paper Neenah Classic Crest Solar white – 80lbs.smooth?
Another stunning card and how true these words are.
I sometimes have light bulb moments and dash off to create, and I am also inspired by other talented crafters like yourself. Thank you x
I love it! There is an elegance to this style of card that I find irresistible… Thank you for the continuing inspiration. As to my creativity… I’d have to say “all of the above” Sometimes it is a die that inspires me or a sentiment;sometimes it is someone else’s creation or an image that pops into my head (usually just before I wake up in the morning). As to taking a long time to really get it together; that would be me, as well. I teach a class and people don’t understand that I need at least 3 days of thinking, attempting, reconsidering, and starting all over at the beginning, thinking. I can also be spontaneous (read: not following a pre-set plan) when provided with materials as I am when I take a class at a scrapbooking event. I just spent this past Friday and Saturday at a big event (hence my silence the last few days) where I attended classes and went off the chart with the materials provided and was very happy with the result. As one who teaches this craft, I know how great it is to see people take off in their own direction; that spark of individuality is exciting to see.
I usually create as I go along.
What a great card ! I often have an idea,and then it is a matter of hours to make the things I want. Most times it is this card that I send away in a hurry,and never take a picture. I like the way you are using Spellbinders and text !
Sometimes I see ideas in magazines or online. Other times I just think of what the person I am making the card for their likes and wants.
Hmm, How do I create. I just finished a card for someone at work who is leaving and going onto bigger things. I had a little idea and it took me awhile to get everything started and put together. So I had some idea but then created more as I went along. It is harder for me to make cards for men than women, and this is the card I had to make.
Hello Becca. Yes it’s a beautiful sunday. Thank you so much for your wishes and thank you for being a friend. Yes i do live in Holland but it’s nice to have friends over the world. Well sometimes I have a vision or I get my inspiration on the internet. Wow I love that card. I understand why it’s is youre favorite.. So elagance. And it’s the first card I see of you with embossing on the background. Wow that’s really cool. I wish you a blessed week. Greetings Tamara
I always start out with something in mind but never end up with I start out with That’s the fun of creatitivity!
That embossing folder has a great base. I never think to add another plain die on top of an intricate die. Great verse from quietfire. I never really have a full plan when I start. Usually I have one thing that reminds me of the person I am giving the card. I search thru the boxes looking for other pieces of ribbon, papers, stamps, beads, dies that I think will fit. Often times I can’t use the piece that orginally inspired me to start.
Sunday greetings, Becca. Love that quote and your card is, of course, exquisite. My approach really varies considerably. Occasionally I have a vision of what I want to create. I have been known to scrap lift a bit too. I also use sketches. Sometimes I have an inspiration and create along the way but that usually takes me a long time to get to the point where I am happy with the project.
What a gorgeous card. I usually get inspiration from cards found on Pinterest and then adapt according to the intended recipient and my materials. Thank you for all of the inspiration you share.
I LOVE your card in every way, from the embossing folder, to the dies, the perfect bow, the WHOLE card is amazing! Occasionally I’ll have a vision, but that vision doesn’t always work out. Generally when I’m creating a card, I’ve seen a card that I really like on Pinterest and then I try to recreate, using a similar stamp and as I’m creating, I almost always change up a thing or two to make it my own.
Such an awesome card here again Becca. I love your gold and creame cards and todays sentiment is also just fabulous and sooo true. It´s such an outstanding and beautiful piece of artwork. I really love this one.
About my work, then I work pretty much like you. I often have an idea or plan from the beginning, but more often than not, it ends up quite different from what I imagined before I started, as it have a tendensy to keep changing as I go, so it msot times ends up very different from what was planned.
another gorgeous card!! I usually follow a sketch or case someone, lol
Lovely card. I like the gold die cut and didn’t know about gold poster board but will look out for it to use in my projects.
I usually have a vision and plan how I want the card to look. It’s just easier that way and results in nicer cards.
I have to have an inspiration piece to work from. If I just decide to make a card… it will be a lesson in frustration and a complete waste of time trying to come up with something on my own. I just love your creations. I find any one of your cards and look through the stash of dies I have at home and try to come as close to what you have made.
This is another beautiful card. The touch of Gold is so elegant! It is very seldom that my cards or projects turn out like I have pictured in my mind. Most times I start out with an idea then creative juice takes over and I go from there. But whatever happens, It is good to just enjoy the process
lovely card. you are my inspiration for many cards. although mine turn about a little less polished. this is a gorgeous card. I don’t exactly copy yours but if I see a die that you have used and I like it I go in search of it then make a card. I have ideas and sometimes they work and sometimes not. I have many a reworked card in my stash.
That’s a difficult question for me. Sometimes I have a clear picture in my mind what I want. Sometimes I see something in a magazine that gives me inspiration. Sometimes I just sit and put things together. It might take me a few days, but I finally come up with a design that I like. Sometimes I look at someone else’s card online (such as yours) and I take it from there. I might copy it exactly or I might change it up. As I said, not an easy answer for me.
First – another BEAUTIUFL card, Becca. Thanks! Sometimes I have an idea/vision of what I want to make and it will unfold pretty much as I planned. Other times, it doesn’t work at all, and I hit bumps all along the way. And then there are times, I just go in blindly and something wonderful happens! Happy Sunday!
Beautiful card. I love the fleur de elegance die. I think I use all three methods (at different times to create) I sometimes CASE something someone’s done but change it up with my own twist. Often if I have a clear idea of what I want to create it turns out the way I envisioned, sometimes it turns out completely different. Sometimes I just start playing and see where the Muse leads me.
Your card is so beautiful! I love that embossing folder! It sounds like I’m kind of like you are. For me, I need to see an idea to get started. Even when I think that I will try to “copy” something, it always ends up different. Once I get started, I do seem to be creative enough to make it my own. Haha! It does sometimes take me FOREVER to get done with a card.
When I craft, I like to create as I go along. I like to see “what hits me” when I’m crafting. Sometimes I just stare off into space and an idea will “hit me.”
Friendship is indeed a beautiful thing….just like your cards.
Hi Becca love this card and as for your bows they are sunning so wish mine looked half as good,for my cards l start with a idea and then see what dies l have but it dosent always work out ,other times l will see a card of yours and l don,t have the same dies so l will try and use something like it to create a new card.hugs linda
I love your cards with the touch of gold! I kind of create as I go along!
Usually I start out with an idea of what I want to do. Most times it happens, But sometimes it ends up very different.
So very beautiful. Your work never fails to amaze me!
Wow, wow, wow, this is an absolutely stunning card Becca. As for today’s comment, I get an idea in my head and start it but rarely end up exactly as the original idea. Like you Becca, I’m embarrassed sometimes at the length of time it takes me to complete the card because I see lots of different ways it can be completed!
Doreen R from Bournemouth UK
It depends on what I am working on. Both ways work for me.
What a beautiful card. I love this die and this sentiment stamp looks a though it were made for this die. You do have a wonderful eye Becca.
I use all of the above when I am in creative mode. It just depends on what I am working on. When I am making cards, I start with the sentiment and create around what I want to express.
Morning Becca love todays card, I create sometimes by seeing something that you or someone else has done and try and recreate this by using what I have, sometimes it comes out similar and sometimes its very different. But I do love to see what others are doing and then there are days that something just evolves.
I look for a card to use as a guide and then during the process it might end up being totally different than the inspiration. All of your cards end up just lovely, but I do always like the bow on them. You can’t find a card like that in the store. I do always have trouble with what to put on the inside.
Hi Becca, A another great card.
I sometimes get an idea in my head & start from there. Other times I see something & it gives me an idea. Most times I just start put things together & see what happens.
Many times I’ll have a card fold, sketch or idea in my head as a starting point. However, frequently the card takes over and ends up looking totally different from what I envisioned at the beginning.
LOL girl, I copy YOU as much as possible and if I don’t have the die to use, I improvise!!
Love, love, love this card. Maybe this will be the one I win!
When I create I usually create something that fits the person. I also love to get inspiration from others. On occasion I have cased a card because it fit who I was sending, but I usually change the colors.
Stunning pieces, Can you tell me what metallic gold colored card stock you use?
I have been inspired to make a card a certain way and have made cards as I go. It just depends on how creative I am on a given day!
Inspiration comes on the wings of a dove, or the wind blowing
or the eyes seeing. And often through the hands touching the items being used.
I generally have a person in mind… from there, I look at my stash of materials, and try to let the memories of that individual – even if they are small ones – influence my direction. Some people enjoy embellishments, some are minimalists, some enjoy whimsy, some are more classically drawn. You can usually tell by the way a person dresses, or decorate their home or office, cubical etc… The generic cards for spontaneous gifting usually follow the minimalist bend. As I mentioned before, it’s all about the person for me. Ok, confession, IF the card was for a person like my self, it would definitely be similar to your bend. I dearly love lace, and ribbon… I enjoy being me!!! I like being a girl!!!
All the above…..I usually have vision for what I want, but sometimes materials that are available and even my own mistakes change the vision and the project evolves into something different.
I wish I could envision a card/project & then make it, but usually tne final project is completely different from what I thought I’d make, & ends up being designed as I go along & see what works & what doesn’t. This is another really pretty card – so elegant!
Other people’s cards inspire me. I look at several cards and then try to come up with something of my own. Sometimes it works! Your card for today is beautiful.
To make the crafting go faster I like to start with a sketch but I also can get side tracked and change it completely. Beautiful card and sentiment.
And It just so happens Spellbinders is having a sale! So now I can add a couple more ties to my already long wishlist, Thank You Becca for your inspiration! sometimes I start with an idea, maybe a stamp, or maybe just a die. but sometimes my idea gets waylaid and it comes out totally different which is sometimes good and sometimes not so good. but it’s always a process, and the process is always therapeutic.
Beautiful!! I, too, love the creme and gold combo! I create as I go along.
I look at cards on Pinterest and blogs. Then I will start getting an idea in my head of how I want a card to look. I also “tailor” the colors to the person I am giving it to. Sometimes it looks like it did in my head and sometimes it goes a different direction. Love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!
I usually have a vision of what I want to create. Sometimes I do see cards I want to recreate (all of yours!!) and sometimes I will use their idea’s but add my own ideas.
Beautiful card today! I usually have a plan from the inspiration of others who make such beautiful cards. I will start my card, but some how the plan makes it own road, and I take off on a good tangent and go from there. Sometimes I end up with a happy mistake, or a wonderful creation!LOL
I use you as my inspiration! Lol. That’s the reason I have so many Spellbinder dies!
PERFECT ! That’s what This card is everything about it …………
I get inspired by you mainly and other people who create locally and on line.
Some times it starts off the same but ends up very different.
Thank you for sharing so much XXX
Oh yes, another beauty today Becca.
Mostly I start off with a good idea of the finished product BUT have been known to stray from my goal! Not always the best outcome!
Happy week to all.
thank you for this opportunity, to say how much I love your work
and made some of your card for special occasions, and your demonstrations are very good to under stand. Love this card simple but beautiful.
keep up the good work
11 waterway crescent
I love how cream & gold goes together. Mostly I design as I go. Sometimes it can take me hours before I get it right. It is very rare that I envision something & it pans out well, but when it does thats when the ball starts rolling & inspiration comes in. I can’t wait to try making the bows. Your tutorials will come in handy. x
I love the combination of white and gold….very elegant.
I actually create in all kinds of ways. Sometimes I see a card that gives me inspiration, sometimes it a paper or combination of papers, or even a certain stamp or die. Other times I just get an inspiration and go with it.
I usually have a vision of what I want to create, and usually it comes together just like I envision, but not always. lol. Sometimes I have to start over entirely, with a whole new idea.
Another lovely card today!
I start with a plan, but usually I change to another idea!
I create as I go which sometimes takes forever! This month has been so much fun. Thank you!
Oh Becca what an exquisite card!!!!!!!!!!!
I usually create as I go. Sometimes I start with a vision, but it does not always eventuate :-)
Cream, and gold, how pretty! I mostly just make it up as I go. Sometimes I have an idea, but it always seems to morph into something else. Thanks again for all you do. Blessings, Lisa
I usually have a plan in my head. I start with a colour or if in doubt white on white is always good. I don’t always stick to the plan but that is the fun of crafting. I love your cards and hope I lucky
I usually have a plan in my head. I start with a colour or if in doubt white on white is always good. I don’t always stick to the plan but that is the fun of crafting. I love your cards and hope I am lucky enough to be picked. Thank you Becca for your beautiful creations.
I create as I go along usually, but I also get great ideas from other blogs and I case projects, trying to change it up somewhat. I have a friend who would LOVE this card! if I don’t win it, I’ll try and see how close I can come!
Beautiful card as usual! I do a little of all 3, sometimes I see your card or someone else’s and try to recreate it as best I can. Sometimes I change it up a little bit because I don’t like something about it. I just go with the flo and hope that it is pretty enough for the person receiving it.
I start with a vision and usually end up with something totally different….
I usually have a vision of what fits the person the card is intended for. However, sometimes I can’t find quite the right color of paper or see another color that would be better so the whole idea changes as I go along.
Good Afternoon, Becca. I absolutely loved the card for today. The cream and gold ones are my favorite color combos for elegance! I frequently have an idea before I start to create, but it usually takes quite an effort to get to a finished product. Sometimes, the end result does not resemble my original in any way at all. Occasionally, if I’m blessed with a good craft day, I have experiences like you described and my card making goes from idea to finished product effortlessly. Oh happy day!!!
I create cards as I go but I must say they don’t turn out as beautiful as yours.
I try to design a card based upon the person I am making the card for. When all else fails…I visit a blog called Amazing Paper Grace. I can always find inspiration there! Another beautiful card Becca. Thank you for sharing.
Love the layers and elegant look to this card. Truly a work of art.
Fabulous elegant card. I usually have a vision in mind and just start creating. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely creation xx
First, your card, as always, is gorgeous! How do I create- well I post the things I like to pinterest and us that for inspiration. Sometimes I attempt to make a card like one I have seen, but it NEVER looks like the one I thought it should have. And I mean NEVER!!! LOL
Another fabulous Card. Gorgeous with a fun quote that is so true.
Wow Becca – You have outdone yourself!
I sometimes see something..could be ornaments, light reflecting on a wall..just anything that gives me an idea & I go from there as I go along
Beautiful card! The embossing folder is perfect for this creation. Each card I make starts with the person to whom the card is created for. Next depending on the occasion, I start with the focal point/sentiment then pick my die. I also pick a die then the flower/sentiment and go from there.
Another stunning card today! I get my inspiration from either card sketches, techniques to try, or Pinterest.
Beautiful card, once again Becca.
I have a vision in my head of what I want, but I also get inspiration from other card makers. Sometimes I make changes from what I originally had planned. So, you could say I use all three methods.
Lovely card!! I usually create for a specific person, so I usually put something on the card the person would really like or expresses them! The idea for these cards might come from other cards I see or trying different dies. Sometimes it seems to take for ever and other times it goes together real easy.
I usually start with a vision but it always seems to take a U turn along the way which is fine with me and always seems to be the fun part! Love this card!
Good evening Becca,I have a bit of an idea according to the kind of dies I have and also the color of paper, but I really don’t know what it will turn out like ,But I must say I truly enjoy looking at your cards
Inspiration comes “on the wings of a dove,” sometimes by seeing or hearing something and often by feeling the items to use.
Thanks for the beautiful cards to inspire me. God bless,
I usually get inspiration from a project demo for an item I’ve seen. I try to incorporate the personality of the person I’m designing for and/or for the occasion.
I get an idea in my head and than I see if I have the supplies on hand to make it.
Often i have a vision of what i want , or at least one element or a colour scheme. Sometimes i pick up a stamp set or a paper pad or embellishment and see what matches and go from there.
Lovely card and sentiment that a friend would treasure. I do both…sometimes I have an idea in mind and other times I just make it up as I go along.
Love the cream and gold combo! I always have a pretty good idea of what I plan to do but it doesn’t always end up like the original vision. Something may not work out as I had planned, or my eyes fall on another die cut or ribbon or other leftover on my table and it inspires me to take the project in a different direction. Whichever way it goes, I’m usually satisfied with the results.
Long I am a big fan of their page ! Each card itself is beautiful , enchanting and very precisely gearbeitet.Bei them everything looks so light and fluffy .
I’m doing so well before – I ‘m sitting hours or days at a map and it will not go ahead ;-) ) . Today’s card is my favorite again . Very classy and tasty !!
You still have a good time and many beautiful creative ideas . Best regards Petra
This one of my favorite cards and the sentiment is perfect!
I usually have a vision or direction before starting but seldom does the card stay on my path, it goes it’s way. ;-)
I am one of those ones that has no idea what I want to make. I make it up as I go along or I think of the recipient I am intending it for and put a little of them and a little of me into it and just wing it!
Gorgeous card! I do both, I like to follow challenges on blogs, they help me get ideas to start the process.
Hi Becca! I usually have a vision of what I want to create – but more often than not, it ends up different. Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous card!
I have a vision of what I want but as i go I end up changing things. thanks and all your cards are Stunning
Yet another stunning creation ..
Your cards are so beautiful and inspirational, I just love your work…
Hugz Kath face Sunny ( lol ) Scotland..
I do have a vision as to what I want to make, I also need an inspiration and if I don’t like the end product I’m willing to change..
So I guess I would have to say I do all 3..!!!
Love this card, but then I LOVE ALL your cards! I am hoping to win one.
thanks for the chance.
Morning Becca, Wow !! I love this card, especially the sentiment, and that gorgeous background embossing, stunning.
When I create it takes me ages to think of what I want to do, and then when I start it sometimes ends up totally different from what I first thought hahaha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Both but usually I create as I go along. I will start with a stamp or a die I want to use and paper color depends on mood. I find all my projects in a particular day will follow one color combination. How about you?
What a BEAUTIFUL card for a friend! I love it, especially the elegance of this card. You introduced me to the Canadian company Quietfire, I’m a Canadian… LOVE their elegant stamps!
I tend to start with a basic idea, that’s when I do the best. But whether I just start and play and find my way, or I start with a basic idea, I tend to change it as I go. Perhaps that’s why it takes me so long to make a card, when others seem to make them so much faster, I don’t know. But I do enjoy the process…
Today I really need to start making a card for a friend I worked with before I was disabled, I found out that she is dying–the idea of making this card is very intimidating, but I need to just make the best card that I can and send it.
Thanks for always creating cards that bring joy into people’s lives.
I usually have a vision…it never quite goes as planned tho does it! Sometimes it’s something around the table that catches my eye and I go with that and embellish.
Stunning card as usual Becca.
Another totally elegant card today! (When are they not?!!!)
I usually start with an idea of what I need and then see what I have on hand that fits.
I START with an idea but it usually doesn’t end up where I started. The ideas mushroom as I craft and sometimes it doesn’t work as I think it will so I am always changing things as I go.
Beautiful card Becca. I very much create as I go along, adding bits until I am happy with the result. Xx
I kind of do all of them. Depends on the card I need to make. There are times I don’t know what I’m going to make until I look at the stamps I have and then start from there. Sometimes I see a card I like and steal the idea and make my own.
I usually look for a card that inspires me as a kicking off point. Then I let my creative spirit take charge. Sometimes it goes really well and others take me forever to complete, I’ve had instances where I have to drop it altogether and come back the next morning to complete it. I find I don’t do well when it’s a card that I need right away so I try to have a stash done without the wording so I can quickly adapt it when needed.
Beautiful card, with great sentiment. Would love to send t to my bestie!
Another gorgeous card! I will have an occasion in mind & go look for inspiration as I don’t create from scratch. If they warrant a “Becca” card then I go to APG first, otherwise I go to Pinterest. If I’m going to re-create a “Becca” card I start with my sentiment & look for card that has the same sentiment “shape”. My colors aren’t always the same & dies may not be the same but it’s the same feel. If I go to Pinterest, I look at my many pins & go from there…
Thank you for your continued inspiration & the chance to win one of your breathtaking cards!
Yet another beautiful card. I love this sentiment.
I usually start with some kind of idea of what I want to make, often something I’ve seen on line. Sometimes it’s the colors or layout that I’m using, other times I’m shamelessly copying! Occasionally, I’ll look at something I’ve had in my “stash” for too long and say “I have to use this today!”
I saw one of your cards on Pinterest and followed you here! Your work is beautiful! My cards always surprise me. I think I’m going to do them one way and end up with something different every time! That’s part of the fun though.
Love your beautiful card. Actually, all these apply when I create. It depends on what theme and for whom I am making the card. Sometimes it is from a sketch or just for a friend or family member.
Oh my gosh, Becca, this card – is – stunningly – gorgeous!!!!!! I think it is a little more on the simple end, but so very elegant! SWOON!
( I am a day late but still wanted to get my 2 cents in!)
How do I create? Hmmmmmm, pausing to think. Sometimes I am inspired from seeing a project I love. Sometimes I see a color combo & think, Wow, I can do_?______ with this. Sometimes I purchase a new die or product specifically because I was inspired by the product. Sometimes I need a certain type of card or gift & I search on Pinterest for ideas. But mostly, I am inspired by the creations I see on the blogs I follow. I save & bookmark the project or site & refer back to it later on.
Lately, I am struggling with trying to recreate a project I love using only what I already have in my stash. That is very difficult for me. I never recreate the inspiration idea exactly. I always change the color, the texture, the embellishments, the sentiments. But changing a die grouping, or using different patterned paper than what I already have is very difficult for me.
Also, creating from a sketch is very hard for me. That Should be really easy, right? Nope, it’s not! It leaves the field w-I-d-e open with choosing colors, sentiments, texture, patterns, metals, ribbons, buttons, etc! Whew! It’s a wonder I ever complete a project at all! Lol
I love looking for ideas on your site, Becca. I am always inspired to look thru my dies to recreate something you have shared. And it never looks exactly like a Becca design. But I am pleased with my design!
Sometimes I have an idea yet what I end up with has nothing to do with the first plan. I combine all three.
I work, so perhaps it averages out to 3 a week, but certainly not as much as I want to!!
I’m a terrible hoarder! I really love to collect crafting tools.
Your card is awesome, as usual! I can’t wait to give it a wonderful home. Thank you!
Sorry a bit delayed again lol! Beautiful card. I craft by all three lol! Sometimes I know exactly how I want a card to turn out, other times I get inspiration from designers like yourself and at other times I just put it together as I go along, it really depends on the day.
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx