Let There Be Peace

Greetings!  I have a golden project to share with you today.  I love using gold and cream and have to ration it so that I don’t do too many cards a month with those two colors.  I don’t think I’ve done one in a while, so this is my fix.  I’m using a stamp from JustRite Stampers that surprisingly I’ve never used before, Christmas Treasures.  This card (perhaps minus the pearls) falls squarely in the category that I’d consider for assembly line and creating multiples. 

From the bottom of my medallion I layered Spellbinders Lacey Circles #4 then added cut my circular sentiment from Spellbinders Class Circles SM #6.  My gold rimmed layer is cut from Spellbinders Standard Circles SM #5.  Then finally my main picture is cut from Spellbinders Standard Circles LG #3.  I tried my image embossed with just black but it was too stark while the trial I embossed with just gold was too light.  So, I combined the best of both worlds, I embossed the top with gold and the bottom with black and you can kind of see in the middle where they blend.  Yea, another card to add to my pile – I’m well on my way.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers – Christmas Treasures
Paper:  The Paper Company, Bazzill
Ink:  Versamark with Gold and Black embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lacey Squares, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, ribbon, pearls

Thank you so much for joining us during the JustRite Stampers Christmas Blog Hop yesterday and all the sweet comments on my work.  The feedback helps me consider the types of things my readership likes to see.  Mwah!

  • KaiaSeptember 30, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Yet another beautiful card, Becca! I really enjoy seing all your wonderful creations :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveySeptember 30, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card Becca. I also love to use gold on my cards, especially during Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • PatiSeptember 30, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    Very pretty and golden!! I have this JRS set but I haven’t used this stamp yet. I really like how you embossed with the black & gold, very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.September 30, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    WOWZER!! It’s o.k. w/me if you want to add me to your Christmas card list! I truly appreciate beautiful artwork!! My addy is 3205……ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieSeptember 30, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    Gorgeous as always, Becca. Wish I had half your creativity.ReplyCancel

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  • Kyle E.September 30, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    You never cease to amaze and inspire me!! This is another absolutely stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us!!ReplyCancel

  • JaneySeptember 30, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    I just love this card, Becca! I like the way you combined two colors on the center circle.

    Thank you for sharing with us, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • MarianSeptember 30, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    How beautiful. I really need to get some of the “Just Rite” products. I love them, but have never seen them anywhere.
    Are they only available online?ReplyCancel

  • Cindy LouSeptember 30, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Yet again, another beautiful card. I really like the 12 weeks of Christmas that JustRite is doing as well. So many more ideas, just gets those creative juices flowing. My favorites are the simplistic yet elegant ones, you are a creator of many of those, Thank you! Thanks for sharing Becca, it is a pure pleasure opening my email when you have added something of yours to put in it.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekSeptember 30, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    I can see why you so enjoy gold and cream…this is so beautiful and rich. The Spellbinders Lacy Circles are on my must-have list. Could you leave a note on what gold embossing powder you used? It goes so well with the cardstocks you’ve used.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 30, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! I TOO LOVE gold on my cards!!!! It is ELEGANT and SO PERFECT for a Christmas card!!!! AND Our Saviors Birth!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • ANNASeptember 30, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Just beautiful, and I love the colors as well. The paper with the gold scrolls, is that Bazill as well. If so, I’m going to get me some.
    Thanks for your continuous inspiration, just don’t know when you sleep!ReplyCancel

  • TatankySeptember 30, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Wow Becca this is gorgeousReplyCancel

  • BirdSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    ooh! that’s pretty!!

    What lovely paper and your bows just keep getting better and better, very nice :)ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous!! That image was my favorite last year . I did it in Purple & gold; Sepia & gold and in Navy and Silver .
    Your inspiring designs brighten my day or make me say WOW every time I see a new one. Your site is my #1 favoriteReplyCancel

  • Rita QSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    So I take it that adoping me is out of the question? Can I at least come over and play for the next couple of years?

    My jaw drops when I open your blog – incredible designs!


  • KelleySeptember 30, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    I’m not a gold person but this card is beautiful! Even I would consider making one like this. :)
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    This is over the top gorgeous but what background paper did you use, it’s awesome, or did you emboss those gold filigrees?ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You surely are well on your way to having your Christmas cards done.
    This one took my breath away when I opened your blog. I LOVE it!!!

  • Kay LongSeptember 30, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Soooo very elegant! Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Magi DuncanSeptember 30, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Becca, This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cards I have seen! Your creations constantly inspire me to get busy and spend time in my craft room! Thank you for sharing your “amazing” gift! Hugs, MagiReplyCancel

  • Donna G.September 30, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Beautiful! Every card you make is “golden” meaning beautiful, perfect, excellent. You are so talented and you always inspire me!ReplyCancel

  • JudyISeptember 30, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    Another awesome card. Love the colors, and I love anything with the Wise Men on it.ReplyCancel

  • kateSeptember 30, 2010 - 4:06 pm
  • Claudia CullenSeptember 30, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • FayeSeptember 30, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Love this card!!! How did you do the background ( the gold swirls) I really like that.ReplyCancel

  • EileenSeptember 30, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Wow, this is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamSeptember 30, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Another gorgeous card Becca. Love the focal image and the way you used both gold and black. I also like gold and cream together. TFSReplyCancel

  • LorraineSeptember 30, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    As always an absolutely stunning piece of work it looks so elegant xxReplyCancel

  • Linda LSeptember 30, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    Another Becca STUNNER! The gold is soooo beautiful…I can see why you like it. Whereas I don’t even have one piece of gold cardstock….must look out for some hey:-)) Have a happy day Becca!ReplyCancel

  • cynthiaSeptember 30, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Absolutely, gorgeous! I love the gold and black-just spectacular! Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • sheilaSeptember 30, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    This is a really nice card I loce the how everything compliants. When I grow up I want to make cards just like you!ReplyCancel

  • JackieTSeptember 30, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    This card is simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SSeptember 30, 2010 - 7:29 pm

    Becca, you continue to amaze me with your wonderful designs. This card is simple but soooooo elegant. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Patty ChapmanSeptember 30, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love your cards and creations!ReplyCancel

  • MickieSeptember 30, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Another beauty, just gorgeous! I like the way the gold and black emboss just pop!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 30, 2010 - 8:22 pm

    Amazing Paper Grace! TFS.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynSeptember 30, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Stunning card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtSeptember 30, 2010 - 11:21 pm

    Yeah- I am getting my daily blog feeds again! Wow- this is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • LizetteOctober 1, 2010 - 2:50 am

    Stunning! One of my favourites. Yes, I do know American’s spell it favorites, but I’m not American unfortunately, LOL!ReplyCancel

  • racheOctober 1, 2010 - 3:37 am

    The perfect Christmas card!!! Beautiful!
    thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • JeannieOctober 1, 2010 - 6:08 am

    Hi Becca! It’s been a couple days…curious if your blog candy winner ever contacted you and if she had the 8 words? Holding out hope until I hear from you other wise hehe! :)ReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 1, 2010 - 8:19 am

    Hi Becca :o)

    Absolutely love this card. Breathtaking!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • emilyOctober 1, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    So rich and elegant! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaOctober 1, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    This is just Elegant!!!ReplyCancel

  • paulaOctober 1, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Hi Becca – this is a stunning card which just looks so exquisite in these two colours. Beautiful card.

    Paula x xxReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 2, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Gorgeous, love the ribbon wrapped like a gift, great image and love the touch of the pearls!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacOctober 2, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    A truly magnificent creation Becca and no more than the Season deserves.
    You are so gifted – thank you so much for sharing your time and art.

    Mary Mac XReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezOctober 4, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Stunning card! I love the gold, the background is gorgeous, and that sentiment stamp is great! I’m going to have to get that lacey circle die, it’s soo pretty.ReplyCancel

  • CyndiOctober 4, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    A lovely card. Inspired me to get started on my Christmas cards. IF I cannot find the Lacey Circles nestabilities ..I am going to layer it with a white doillie. lol.ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyOctober 5, 2010 - 7:12 am

    This ine’s a true heart-stopper, Becca!! WOWOWOW!!!ReplyCancel