Good morning craft friends, I hope you’re having a marvelous weekend (holiday weekend if you are in the US)! Mine has been filled with talking to friends, my kids, great movies, some long walks and even some crafting time. So what often happens when I sit down to make a card, is that I push around some paper and make progress but get to a point where I know something is missing. That’s how I know it’s time to take a break :-) This weekend when that happened, I just started picking up the scraps off of my table from cards made the last couple of weeks and it’s crazy but that’s how my card for today came about. A couple of things laying together seemed just right. I’m sure you’ll recognize lots of the things I used today because I’ve used those color a lot lately. At any rate, gotta love leftovers because you know we save every scrap!
The filigree pieces spanning the circles have been on my desk for a week or two and are a fairly new die called Spellbinders Corners and Accents One. I drooled on my paper (just kidding) when I saw how gorgeous that tiny die was when draped across a pair of layered Spellbinders Standard Circles SM and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG :-) I love when that happens and as with many of my favorites, you will see these often. Since I had circles for my focal element, I scrounged up a leftover cut out from Spellbinders Stately Circles to layer behind. The sweet vintage bottom that I glued onto my design paper panel is Spellbinders Belgian Lace from the A Gilded Life line.
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED|
|Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth Stamps – Life’s Embrace
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White, pink, gold, digital paper from Iralamija’s Etsy Store
Ink: Amuse Studio – French Roast, Shell, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink,
Accessories: Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders Stately Circles, Spellbinders Belgian Lace, The Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flower
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a lovely remainder of the weekend! Oh, by the way, I’ve added quite a bit to my Pinterest Boards and I am genuinely enjoying contributing to my Instagram gallery these days – I’ve met lots of lovely folks. Stop in and have a look – there’s so much talent out there!!
Loraine Lewis on Comment #17 asked about the design paper I used. It is a digital paper and can be purchased at https://www.etsy.com/shop/iralamijashop – you’ll have to look through the rose listings, but it should be relatively easy to find.
Edna on Comment #22 asked where I got the sentiment used in this card. I’m not sure where I purchased it, but here’s a link to what the product looks like to help with your search: http://www.rubbersoul.com/collections/wordsworth-remembering/products/lifes-embrace Not familiar with Rubber Soul but you’ll be able to decide if they meet your needs. Hope this helps!!
Marcia Tatters on Comment #36 asked how I was able to get a two toned look on the Belgium Lace. Marcia, when you get the hang of this you’ll love it – it’s very easy. Two dies come in the set – tape them together on the back with low tack tape – one fits inside the other. Take a not too dried out ink pad and pounce down on top (cutting side) of the die lightly (when I say lightly it would be like the kind of light touch you would have when you are going to wake someone up without startling them. Why? You only want color to go down on the highest levels of the die and not all the way down in the nooks and crannies. Cover die with paper and run though with your paper to cut. Run through one more time to emboss. That’s it. Your best success will come with a fairly juicy pad, Tsukeniko Delicata works marvelously for this; I used a chalk ink not caring if the final look was distressed or not. Hope this helps!!
Julie Blake on Comment #39 asked about the printer I use to print digital papers. Happy to reprint this Julie because it is a frequently asked question. Through no great research I have an Epson XP-300. The only reason I have it is because it was the cheapest thing at Walmart at the time, costing about $49.00 and in my mind cartridges have not been too bad BUT, I only use it for scanning and printing the occasional digital paper and Cut and Print for my Silhouette Cameo. Also, since this one is wireless and sits right in my craft room, I needed it to be fairly small – the footprint on this printer is 12? x 15?. I like that I can print and use Copic and Spectrum Noir markers without the ink smearing. The only downside is that it’s finicky feeding in thicker paper like my Neenah 80# – it will work but I have to hold my mouth just right :-) It works brilliantly for me because currently I spend way more money on design paper (much of which is wasted) than I spend on the printer, ink and electricity. This is something I’m trying to flip in my budget :-).
Good afternoon Becca,
I’d be drooling too if I had made a card as gorgeous as this.
Stunning creation as always, love it.
Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx
Beautiful Becca. Love the softness and especially love the sentiment. How true. – Jim
Oh my!!!! A lovely sunny Sunday surprise!!! It is stunning in it’s simplicity…. you always please!!! The Lord bless you, Becca.
Now this card is remarkable. It is just beautiful. I love using scraps, for it seems nearly always end up with some really creative card I had not thought of before. When you find some great colors, papers and ideas how can you deny that they work and not use them again? Thanks for sharing this card, Becca!
I love it, and yes the first thing I noticed on the card was your top and bottom dies on the circle, gorgeous that die is going on my wish list right now! Thanks you have a great weekend as well
Becca, I have been watching your site for many years…..from the beginning. Your cardslately are too elaborate aND expensive. Why bother making this type of art if no one can CASE ? Why not do something that is elegant and very simple??? I stopped giving out your Web page because my customers and stamp related Web page FB Web pages because everyone is so frustrated with your difficult cards and the expense. Please consider a new section on your site dedicated to “Something Simply”
Good Morning! This is beautiful Becca, as always. I love that you used scraps to put something so beautiful together. Sometimes things just come together into a perfect harmony and it is better than your original idea for the project. Love the serendipity!
Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful week.
Quite LOVELY BECCA! AND your Pinterest & Instagram posts are FABULOUS TOO!!! :D JUST WONDERFUL WORK ALL THE WAY AROUND! :D (sigh! So much loveliness, what’s a girl to do?) :)
I have the Belgian Lace so thank you for giving me inspiration….love the corners and accents and not too expensive either !!!!
Beautiful card Becca
Keep on with the inspiration please!
Sooooo beautiful work as usual hun, it´s always a huge pleasure to watch here. Have a great week ahead now.
Such a beautiful combination of ‘leftovers’!!! So feminine.
Anne (UK) x
OOoooh! So beautiful!!! This is a beauty with a clever layout that will be the basis of many sentiments. Thanks for the inspiration, Becca. This is just gorgeous!
I love all your cards Becca but this one absolutely spoke to me! It is just so beautiful it should be on display. Definitely a piece of art!
Becca, I just read through the other comments and am shocked to see criticism of your work. PLEASE don’t change anything about your work! First of all, I think talent like yours is a God given blessing that allows you to inspire others and sometimes comfort others that are struggling with difficult life events. Your work and your blog has touched me with hope many times.
Sending love your way for the inspiration and understanding.
This is really a beautiful card. I am going to buy the tiny die as I just love it. I also really like the tiny rose background paper and would love to be able to buy some if you could let me know where I can find it.
I really enjoy the inspiring sentiments on your cards. Some days they are just what I need to help me thru the day! Bless you!!
Hi Becca, I think your cards are just beautiful. You give all of us such inspiration with these beautiful cards and thankfully you always receive much more beautiful replies/accolades than criticism, which in my opinion is your due. Surely if someone cannot afford to make these cards exactly the same as yours, could take a few of your design elements and run with those rather than all of them. I am quite sure we don’t all have the same dies that you have, but, we can all dream or substitute what we have. I am definately NOT frustrated with your cards, I love them. Thank you for sharing another gorgeous card. LOL Eileen
I just love looking at your cards they are always so breathtaking. I absolutely love the floral design paper. And how you inspire me to use my spellbinders dies in so many different ways is just what keeps me coming back.
Thank you & hugs
Dear Becca, I absolutely love your cards, I am 65years old and have never felt frustrated(about trying to make similar cards). Strange comment especially as this card was made from leftovers. You only have to substitute a similar die and sometimes the outcome is very pleasing. You never fail to surprise me with your talent, you are truley AMAZING. Love Helen
Lovely card Becca, it’s so good when you find things that work together from leftovers!!
Thanks for the inspiration , love the sentiment,
Ditto on all the great comments!!!
I just started making cards about two years ago; still way down on the learning curve. Then I see your work and I really am inspired, like so many have said. It IS a gift!
Tried looking up the sentiment on this card without much success. Can you tell me where you got the stamp from?
This is gorgeous! Beautiful dies and beautiful papers.
Becca this is a beautiful card. I love how you create, the sky is the limit.
LOVE this card! The Corners and Accents One have just moved to the top of my Spellbinders must have list!!! Beautiful! TFS!
Becca once again… how do you get that beautiful look with Belgian lace die?
I have one and was disappointed because it was not a cutout die.
It looks beautiful on your cards but I am puzzled as to how you get the two toned colour. It is quite something simple I suppose but I don’t get it.
Please help!!!! Adore your work.
Marcia from Australia.
Love the filigree pieces on the circle and the triple bow! My leftovers are obviously a much lower class than yours as I could never make something as good as this from them!!
Another beautiful card , you always deliver the goods ,
God Bless .
Elaine H X
Beautiful, love the accents, love the gold accenting, very delicate, amazing what you did with scraps!
Hi Becca, Truly beautiful, a gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Good Morning Becca,
When I saw this card all I could say was “Ooooooooooo. So gorgeous. Love the details.
Ignore the naysayers and “keep on keeping on” making beautiful and elegant cards. You are a truly gifted artist.
Beautiful card Becca. The best use of “scraps” I have ever seen.
I am trying to log into Instagram and Pinterest and can’t seem to know the proper way to do it. Any suggestions?
Hi Becca. Beautiful, just beautiful. The backing paper is gorgeous : ) Take care.
So lovely! Had to order the spellbinders corners and accents! You cost me $$$ lady!!!! LOL. I always love your creativeness and beautiful cards you make!
Hi Becca, this card is both subtle and beautiful the muted colours you have chosen are adorable x x x
Good morning Becca,
this card reminds me so much of a vintage card that my great, great, great aunt had from when she was a girl(she was born in the year 1900 just days after the queen mother). It has that fragile look from the early part of the 20th century between the paper and inks that you have used on it to age it. Thank you for a beautiful card,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)
I dont know how someone could say hurtful things about your cards as everyone else says if u dont have the exact dies etc then you will have to impravise,your cards are full of inspiration,if the person who left ngative comments feels that bad about your stunning creations i cant understand why they would even waste there time looking at ur blog?
I think you may have answered this question before, but I couldn’t find it. You mention for this and other cards you have printed a digital paper. Could you please tell us what printer you use? Thank you, Julie
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