I’m a firm believer that the answer is usually close by, right under your nose or just under a prayer. How often have you seen someone who is struggling and the answer is clear but they’re so paralyzed they can’t move forward? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been there myself – sometimes it just takes some soul searching and a little nudge to know the way to go. That’s the inspiration that led me to create the Looking for A Sign set – it’s a light-hearted encouragement set that prompts a person to move forward and lets them know you are behind them all the way. Yes these things take their time but reassurance is always welcome. The set is anchored with an ornate stacked cascade of flourishes that can be paired up with more than nine different nudging phrases. It’s different and I have to say that my personal set is getting a work out! This set is close to my heart, thanks for letting me gush about it! I have two card making ideas to share today using the new set along with a set of dies (Spellbinders Custom for JustRite – Filigree Corners) also re-released by popular request. The first card looks involved but could not be simpler. I cut six of the smaller corners arranging three at each end with points to the center. Then I took JustRite Vintage Labels Three and popped it on top, stenciling it to make it stand out. That left me a hole that was a perfect opening for the stamp! I finished off by stamping my sentiment on the banner from JustRite Vintage Label and Banners Die(Card size 8-1/2″ x 5″)
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Looking for A Sign
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White) 80lb Smooth, Colorbok Victorian Parlour
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Custom for JustRite – Filigree Corners, JustRite Vintage Labels Three, JustRite Vintage Label and Banners Die, Recollections Pearls, Prima Flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Becca’s Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Next up is a blue card using the sentiment by itself. For this card I pulled out one of the phrases and made it the main part of the card. This one has a couple of layers but uses Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four, Spellbinder Labels Twenty Four, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags. For stamps I used Looking for A Sign and Filigree Journal Covers.
So a little bit you may want to know about this card that you can’t really see by looking – it has a Filigree Hinged Card Base with the hinge pointed toward the back. The back is a piece of card stock cut to 4-5/8″ x 5-1/5″ then on the inside (back) you have a design paper piece of card stock the same size to hide the hinge. You might ask why I did that….I took a chunk out of the center of Elegant Labels Four to make a more compact card – I cut 2-5/8″ from each edge and discarded the center before taping the two pieces together at the center. (Okay, so that’s the background)
Here’s your Step-by-Step Recap: See above for card base – die cut card base 4-5/8″ x 5-1/5″ , foam tape, die cut layer using Labels Twenty Four, foam tape, die cut layer using Venetian Motifs (cut in half), foam tape, die cut layer using Labels Eighteen, die cut layer using Back to Basics Tags. Add bow, pearls and bling.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Dainty Doilies, Birthday Vintage Labels Four, Get Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White) 80lb Smooth, My Minds Eye
Ink: Amuse – Eucalyptus, French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four, Spellbinder Labels Twenty Four, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags, Recollections Pearls, Prima Flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Becca’s Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Many of the ladies have projects to show today as well…
|JustRite Papercraft Design Team|
|Justrite Inspiration • Becca Feeken • Debbie Olson • Michele Kovack • Darsie Bruno • Heidi Blankenship • Eva Dobilas • Marisa Job • Kazan Clark • Angela Barkhouse • Kristi Schurr • Barb Schram • Sheri Holt|
Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful day . . . Blue skies ahead!
Wonderful stamp set, Becca. Some really encouraging thoughts there :o)
Anne (UK) x
WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALWAYS GORGEOUS!!!! ALWAYS STUNNING!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Same as Becky Green said all I can say is WOW WOW WOW
You did it again Becca.
hugs from South Australia
Another set of beautiful creations. You make each post magical!
I just love your beautiful cards, Have you thought of doing some videos showing each step. As a beginner card maker it would be helpful. Thankyou . Linda
So beautiful! And incredibly intricate with all the layers. Please do a video tutorial as it is difficult to visualize all the pieces and how you put it all together.
Beautiful cards …. Thank you very much. Becca But…I am a visual person. I need a video to understand how you do the second card. Hugs. Have a nice day
Oh my they are both stunning, such terrific framing on the first, neat color combo, and the blues on the second card with all the delicate dies is amazing!
the more lacey your cards are the more i like them. that is the first card ihave seen with the just rite stamp popping out underneath and i like it. grand job xxx
I have two birthday cards to make this week… one for my 2 yr.old great-grandson and one for my SonIL’s sister. This blue card will be perfect for the sister! And, as fate would have it, paper was on sale at HB yesterday and I got a sheet of a lovely dusty blue that called to me from the bin. I don’t usually use colors like that but it was so pretty. Now I can use it on this card label! My grandson and his wife are more the Steampunk type so I will make a message in a bottle for the great-grandson and dress the outside with spinners and gears and a picture of the little one with my remembrances of him rolled up and placed inside with a little sand and some sea shells. Thank you so much for this lovely idea at just the right time!! Good luck with your make-over!!
Soo glad I’ve pre-ordered those filigree corners – cant wait to play with them when they arrive. Love the cut down Elegant Labels 4 also – now why didn’t I think of doing that?…..
Lovely! Fabulous! Gorgeous! Which adjective is enough to describe how wonderful your work is? I can’t find one. So let me just say thank you for once again inspiring me, and blessing me with the beauty of your papercraft.
both cards are beautiful Becca :)
Absolutely beautiful!! And what a great stamp set too. Your work is so inspriational and just lovely everyday!
Two more beautiful, inspirational cards! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
Oh my goodness, these are soooooooooooooo gorgeous work again Becca, and I´m totally amazed by the beauty in them here again. You just always deliver, no matter what you´re creating for us, and these cards are soooooooooooo gorgeous and overwhelming stunning, that I´m completely out of words to describe it anymore. You are just a one of a kind Becca, and I just LOVE it.
Beautiful projects and lovely sentiments Becca! TFS
Oh my goodness! What a delightful pair of cards! Thank you for gracing my computer screen with these works of art. They are in a word…. magnificent! The sentiments speak to me and have a special place in my heart. thanks for this.
My oh my, 2 more beautiful cards. Yes turmoil it is hard, and you know what you have to do sometimes and others no clue. Yet it is so hard to do what needs to be done sometimes. But I can tell you this if I ever received any of your cards my hurt would disappear for sure.
Becca – I don’t look at your cards as cards – I consider them works of art. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
Exquisite Becca. I look so forward to your new creations
I can’t wait to try these ones (after I get “Looking for a Sign” Set)
Simply gorgeous Becca. Love them both… My sign now is to get busy and make some birthday cards for a busy month of family birthdays!!
It seems life has gotten so busy that I rarely get through my emails, but I ALWAYS take a quick pop in here to see what amazing things you are up to. I continue to learn so much from just 2 min. a day with you. I’m sorry I don’t always thank you! You deserve to know how much you are appreciated. And I do appreciate you! God bless!
Both of these cards are stunning! Love your new stamp set. Those filigree corners are on my wish list, too.
WOW!!! Two of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!
Becca oh my I just love both of these cards and have to say those quotes are just perfect for these cards and also for many occasions to let people know you are there for them. Thank you for the inspiration.
Good evening from “across the pond”. Wow! Two more stunningly beautiful cards for us to feast our eyes on. Thank you so much for sharing these with us. I’m off to bed but I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your day.
Becca, this is a wonderful idea. Your card is so…pretty.
As usual, just beautiful! I just have to have these dies and stamps.
Two beautiful cards. You do outstanding work.
You are on FIRE with these cards Becca! Wowie wow wow!!
just AMAZING, both are stunning.
Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Becca, these are both stunning!
Becky your cards are just so exquisite! There’s no words to describe them really.. Your cards are so peaceful..never loud or garish, not much patterned paper..just all this beautiful lace and bows and soft colours. They’re a real pleasure to see and I get inspiration from your words. Sending hugs and wishing you good luck with the revamping of your site. Hoping you don’t get stressed with the work involved, take your time, we’re not going anywhere :)
Oh wow, two more exquisite cards. You made my night. TFS…where do you find your inspiration for your stunning cards? I am so inspired with your work.
Morning Becca, Not one, but two stunning cards, I love them both, we are being treated today to a double whammy of your gorgeous creations, thank you so much for sharing your inspiration.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Oh boy, this is just about my favorite set yet – can’t wait to get it. I travel through life on the basis of my intuition, my one great talent.
You Are One Talented lady these are stunning .Melanie UK
Hi Becca WOW WOW two stunning cards as usual ,I love the colours,your cards are a work of Art.
Ita in Ireland
Becca, I’m so sorry I got your name wrong, above. I’ve been reading you long enough to know your name by heart. I don’t know if my auto spell played a joke on me..something like your control key, lol. Anyway, my apologies for my error xxxx
I think the first two sentences of your post must be directed at me… sure hit home!
Hi?Becca! Love love your elegant cards – and would like to learn more from you. Just wondering: do you have “embossing” problem with marks from well-used cutting boards (I am using Cuttlebug)?
When I cut from delicate dies, most of times I needed to run the sandwich through the machine several times. Many times I noted the back the paper somehow got “embossed” by all the cutting marks from the cutting boards. If it’s a piece to be glued down, that’s no big deal; but if I make a hinged card (leave the fold side uncut), those marks are clearly visible from the back. I don’t think glue another piece of paper to back be a good solution.
Any suggestions? Best regards.
Beautiful cards !! I would love to be able to make something like this… I just recently became interested in making my own cards and unfortunately my budget isn’t very large each month of available cash to invest in this hobby of mine. I checked to see what it would take to make one of the cards you show and it’s not cheep… for the dies alone it would be quite an investment… Which dies would you recommend to start off with ? Thank you for sharing your most amazing talent and artistry !!
.all your cards are amazing Becca…but I do so love the colour combo of this card…(. Yep… I know…we spell colour differently here in Australia)
peeping in on your site daily is a must!
I like this card a lot! So pretty!