To Find the Beautiful…

To find the beautiful, we must carry it with us.  Don’t you just love that sentiment!!!  Sigh…

My post today is quick and the stamping, simple.  The background is a small square I had left over when I made the background on this card here.  It’s another embossed resist background and the details on how to reproduce that background are found here.  I liked the corner flourish on this BoBunny stamp set so I used it to frame the corners and accent the embossed resist background piece.  Using my homemade daubers here I smudged Faded Jeans Distress ink around the edges of the base card, the blue stamped layer, the embossed resist layer and the sentiment.  Those daubers work like a dream! 

This may get a couple of rhinestones to accent the flourishes when I send it out, but today I’m okay with simple.  Remember to carry beauty with you thoughout your day…

Stamps:  BoBunny – Flourish, PSX (Retired) – Sentiment
Paper:  Bazzill, Splotches – Becca’s Stash, Fabriano Acquarello
Ink:  Faded Blue Jeans Distress Ink
Accessories:  MM Tab, MM Buttons, Ribbon


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  • Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)August 6, 2008 - 4:58 am

    This is gorgeous Becca!! Love all the layers and the blue tones are so perfect! Nicely done!!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherAugust 6, 2008 - 5:03 am

    Becca, this is wonderful! I have used that resist technique myself before, but not as successfully as you! Wow!

    Heather xxReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahAugust 6, 2008 - 5:46 am

    Absolutely fabulous! I am always amazed by your use of depth and textures. You rock, girl! :)ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 6, 2008 - 6:54 am

    Becca this is just gorgeous. I love blues… They look so rich and calming to me.
    Have a great day!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee IvoryAugust 6, 2008 - 7:02 am


    You art is absolutely amazing……..You inspire me so….I come to your blog daily….and anyone can understand why…….Gorgeous work…TFSReplyCancel

  • StefanieAugust 6, 2008 - 8:49 am

    Incredibly Gorgeous !!ReplyCancel

  • Gail F.August 6, 2008 - 11:07 am

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love waht you do with the cuttlebug folders.ReplyCancel

  • ShirlAugust 6, 2008 - 12:57 pm

    This is a lovely card and I will have to try the resist technique, myself. I have been having a great time using my stamps and the new techniques, I have been learning. Thanks for the carrot, becca :)ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 6, 2008 - 2:01 pm

    Another amazing card, TFS, BeccaReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 6, 2008 - 10:15 pm

    BIG WOW !!!!!! I loved that background the first time you did it, it was my favorite of all of your cards, until now. This one AND the first one are tied on my favorite list now. So dog gone pretty.
    Anytime you would like to autograph one of your cards and send it to me, I would be more than happy to receive it. It would definately have a place on my wall forever. Thanks so much for sharing this, and the technique for the background. hugs, LisaReplyCancel

  • JoaniAugust 7, 2008 - 8:22 am

    Becca ~ once again. You create the most beautiful cards! I can not beleive that you are not on each and every design team out there! You creations always “WoW!” me.

  • DianeAugust 9, 2008 - 3:31 am

    Love this layering and the layout. That’s a beautiful sentiment. All your cards are so elegant. You are definitely a new favorite. I appreciate the expression of your faith so readily apparent on your cards and blog. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • RobinAugust 9, 2008 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I friend of mine turned me on to your website and I love your cards because they are very individualized. I noticed that you said you made your own daubers–what did you use?

    I’ll keep looking to you for inspiration!


  • KatiepAugust 10, 2008 - 6:45 am

    I am blown away by your work it is so, so beautiful.


  • Kay McBrideAugust 12, 2008 - 12:23 pm

    i think blue is one of my fav. colors. i really like this card. tfs.

  • JenMarieAugust 12, 2008 - 2:18 pm

    Totally gorgeous!ReplyCancel