In Love with Damask

Greetings sweet friends, there is a hop today, and I’m tickled to be back in time to participate!  I’ve been travelling unexpectedly :-)  Sweet sons car that he has had since high school finally bit the dust.  Ugh, that’s the call I didn’t want to get – so I made the road trip to get to him so that we could figure out what to do.  There’s nothing that could have blessed me more that being corralled in the car for two days with my young man that moved away two years ago. He’s finishing up his college away from home and circumstances (the car, his job, his school) make it nearly impossible for him to get home – I have not seen him in a year, although we talk every couple of days.   My heart is so very full because I can see, firsthand, how he has matured into a charming, funny, warm, optimistic, considerate man.  Good things are happening in his life . . . and he has taken his future into his own hands.  It was so precious for me to be able to see, I’m such a lucky mama.   During our teary goodbye, I told him how proud his Dad would be.  

Well enough gushing, before I left home I finished up this card to celebrate the JustRite Papercrafts Blog Hop that’s happening this week – I’m absolutely in love with the new releases and especially the Damask Wallpaper Background stamp I decided to showcase today.  I cut four of Spellbinders™ Gold Elements One and arranged them them to highlight the diagonal.  I glued two of the corners together and placed my damasked stamped background (with tied bow) on top of one but underneath the other corner piece then did the same on the bottom – it forms a quasi pocket.    Next I used Spellbinders ™ Medallion One underneath a panel stamped with Spellbinders™ Adorning Squares.   My card is 5.5″ x 7.5″.
The damask is such a pretty embellishment – I chose a taupe ink so that it would be visible, yet muted.  The stamped sentiment is from the True Friends Vintage Labels Four set. (By the way, those silk ribbons, the thick and thin, are both the same color but they look different in my picture — not sure why but they appear to be the same in real life :-))

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – , True Friends Vintage Labels Four
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth
Ink:  Amuse Latte, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Gold Elements, Spellbinders ™ Medallion One, Spellbinders™ Adorning Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Becca’s Bow Maker

There are lots of goodies to see from the rest of the design team – I hope you’ll take a second to pop in for a visit!  Thanks so much for letting me gush about my sweet son.  Many of us are moms and are inspired to see that our sons and daughters take on great character as they mature.  I’d love to know if there is someone who has come into their own that makes you so proud!!

JustRite Papercrafts Design Team
JustRite Papercraft • Becca Feeken  • Debbie Olson • Heidi Blankenship • Eva Dobilas • Margie Higuchi • Marisa Job  • Angela Barkhouse • Darsie Bruno • Kathy Jones  • Sheri Holt • Barb Schram 

  • Rebekka RApril 5, 2013 - 9:10 am

    wow Becca, this is stunning. You are a genius with card designs :)ReplyCancel

  • Connie C.April 5, 2013 - 9:19 am

    So stunning and elegant! You are an inspiration to us cardmakers.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthApril 5, 2013 - 9:21 am

    Cracking card wonderful colur choice too. Coffee and cream, or chocolate yum. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 5, 2013 - 9:29 am


    SO GLAD you got some time with your son! They ARE SPECIAL PEOPLE aren’t they? :)ReplyCancel

  • SarahApril 5, 2013 - 9:49 am

    You make the most amazing cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealApril 5, 2013 - 9:52 am

    I am so pleased that you and your son had some time together. It’s all the more precious, because you don’t see each other often. Sounds to me like you and your husband did a grand job in raising your children.

    Your card is a knock-out. It is so beautiful; it’s hard to find a superlative to describe it. I love the soft gentle feeling it gives me and at the same time, elegant. Sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramApril 5, 2013 - 10:10 am

    Beautiful card. Guess I need to get out of the box of 5-1/2×4-1/4 cards and experiment.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy DaversaApril 5, 2013 - 10:17 am

    I just adore your cards! They are works of art! I always get goosebumps!ReplyCancel

  • FrancesApril 5, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Becca what a beautiful card. The colors work so well together and it is so elegant. Blessings as always…ReplyCancel

  • BonnieApril 5, 2013 - 11:27 am

    WOW!!! Another amazing card!! Can’t wait to try this one !ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 5, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    AMAING PAPER GRACE! God bless and have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • lizApril 5, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    Oh My I need to make this one!! such a pretty card I love the new designs , I have to put all of this on my to get list . So glad you got to spend some time with your son, sorry to hear about his car but I think it might of been a higher power saying you need to spend some time with him and even though I’m sure he knew it tell him how proud his Dad is of him. Always keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsApril 5, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    I just love the Gold Elements – I got those as soon as they came out and I saw your first card with them. Love, love, love these stamps. Thanks Becca.

  • MaryannApril 5, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    WAUW this is soo gorgeous Becca. Onnce again you´ve managed to make a masterpiece. This is sooo beautiful and just calms the mind somehow,just by looking at it. Absolutely stunning work as usual hun.ReplyCancel

  • colleen howellApril 5, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    yet another one of your beautiful cards, I love this one. I like the color combination and tbe stamp as well. great job againReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)April 5, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    Hi Becca
    Oh my! Two years since your son left for college. Just where did that time go??!!
    Fabulous card, Becca and a beautiful sentiment.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • ChristineApril 5, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    Lovely card and so easy to adapt for other uses. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • LageneApril 5, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Gorgeous card, love the layout!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacApril 5, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Oh wow! could it be more elegant? Your work is always so classy and your bows are legendary at this stage. Long may you enjoy producing such wonderful cards – your followers CERTAINLY love drooling over them!

    Keep up the good work (please)
    Mary MacReplyCancel

  • IreneApril 5, 2013 - 4:21 pm

    Wowza……your work just knocks me out!!! And, keeps me spending money….lol!!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria C.April 5, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    Hi Becca, when it comes to your son, GUSH away, sweetie…Their is nothing like a mothers love for her kids…Mine are grown and while my daughter is out of state, my son and his family don’t live far away..we see each other as much as possible, but I would like to see them everyday… :) I love your cards, this one is escpecially pretty…blessings, victoriaReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsApril 5, 2013 - 6:55 pm

    I love a big background all over design stamp!ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 5, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    Oh Becca, this card is simply stunning! So elegant (but then, all your cards are). I just bought these dies but never would have thought of using them this way! You are so creative! Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Michel EApril 5, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card.


  • TheresaApril 5, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    So pretty! I love all the filigree.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaApril 5, 2013 - 11:52 pm

    I just don’t know what to say anymore, but something must be said. Your art just leaves me speechless sometimes! That card is just so lacy and gorgeous and everything about it is just perfect. Thank you for my moment of beauty today!ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunApril 6, 2013 - 1:12 am

    Truly elegant Becca. Very glad you are so so close to your son and could help him out <3ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IbergApril 6, 2013 - 2:01 am

    Hi Becca! What a gorgeous card, love the lacy look and of course the way you put just the right elements together. You always place the pearls in just the right places and add a bow that really tops it off, especially the color. Amazing, talented and a blog I always look forward to checking each and every day. Thanks for all the work you do and your explanations are the best!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy PeakApril 6, 2013 - 6:47 am

    Truly an “amazing” card! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. Love the story of your young man. God bless you both.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BApril 6, 2013 - 7:16 am

    Congratulations on your son coming into his own. You are a lucky mom to have the love and respect of your children. The card is beautiful as usual.ReplyCancel

  • JulieApril 6, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Your work gets more beautiful with every entry and I can hardly wait to look to see what you have done. Thanks so much for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterApril 6, 2013 - 9:06 am

    Sorry about the circumstances you had to go away but sounds like it was time to see him in person and get to spend that quality time with him, how precious those moments are….. My father died on Dec.26 of this past year and my daughter who is 23 now showed how much she had matured and she was such a comfort and I saw the wonderful woman she is becoming, she too has been away at college and like you say even though you talk to them all the time, it is just something different when you get to see them in person.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous and will be a welcome sight in someones time of going through troublesReplyCancel

  • Deborah ArtliffApril 6, 2013 - 3:09 pm

    Simply stunning and elegant xReplyCancel

  • VivaceApril 6, 2013 - 8:40 pm

    So, so pretty! I love the corner treatments!ReplyCancel

  • PattiApril 8, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    You make the most beautiful things & they are always a springboard for my inspiration – thank you! I am so glad I found you!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • SusanApril 9, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Sorry to hear about your son’s car, but so glad that God provided you with the opportunity to spend some time with your beloved son. It is such a gift to see how they grow into such decent human beings.
    The damask panels are simply exquisite and I just love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MApril 10, 2013 - 10:23 pm

    Becca your talent is amazing. You will never know just how much inspiration you give me, both in cardmaking as well as emotionally. I too have a sweet son who has grown to be just a wonderful, warm, funny, thoughful Christian young man. His father and I couldn’t be more proud!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann LindApril 13, 2013 - 8:17 pm

    Another gorgeous card!! I keep checking here every day hoping for another master piece. The card I made and sent my sister for her Birthday was a hit she said it was the most beautiful card she has ever recieved and she loved the note cards as well. I just ordered some silk ribbons and placed an order for your Bowmaker as well. Thanks for providing us all with such wonderful eye candy and amazing inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Francien van OosterhoutApril 15, 2013 - 2:47 am

    This card is so beautiful, there are really no words.
    Greetings from Holland,

  • Linda BandowApril 15, 2013 - 8:11 pm

    O Becca, I am sooo happy that your sons’ car broke down and you had a chance to spend some real quality time together. Phone calls are wonderful, but…..sorry about his car…I know that pain all too well. Tell him to buy a Subaru in 9 years I have yet to do more than have to change the oil and add washer fluid and occasional fuel injection fluid. Sorry to digress. This is such a stunning card and the theme could be changed for many other things. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Pet73April 27, 2013 - 11:28 am