Like Beautiful Lace

Sweet blog friends.  I hope wherever you are the weather is a glorious as what I have :-)   First of all, thanks for your prayers; my sister came through her surgery just fine and I even had a great conversation with her today.  Even though I’m sure she was worried with what she faced, on Thursday as she was preparing for surgery the UPS man delivered a gift to me from her.  Wow, hunh?   I’m still beaming from ear to ear.  Any ways, I have a couple of cards to share – these were actually started earlier in the month but I didn’t have a chance to post them.  The first one features one of the sentiments from a new stamp set in the October Amazing Paper Graces Kit.  I have to admit that when I set down to create the stamp set, I tried to dream of things I would want to stamp for a long time and could use for a variety of occasions.  I do love this sentiment.  Once it was out and I started to think of what I could use it with, I can’t think of a more perfect background than the Lace Background Stamp  by JustRite Papercrafts that I embossed in ivory and Spellbinders™ Floral Oval — these are both things that I think, exude femininity and elegance.  I reached in my die template stash for Spellbinders™ Grand Labels Four to make the shaped card.

To finish, I centered the sentiment on Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LG so that the beauty of the embossed lace could peek through. 

Stamps: October Amazing Paper Graces Kit – It’s Sew Vintage, JustRite Papercrafts – Lace Background Stamp
Paper: The Paper Company – Cream White, Simple Stories – Typewriter, Pergamano Vellum
Ink: Amuse French Roast, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Floral Oval,  Spellbinders™ Grand Labels Four , Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LGseam binding,  Recollections Pearls, lace, flower, ivory embossing powder, gold button

For my next card I stacked two die templates that I wouldn’t normally thing would work, but I stand surprised.  Kind of like polka dots and plaids – you have to try it together and see the result before you decide.  So for the bottom layer I used Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs then I added a defining circle in both cream and black using Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG.  For the top layer I’m using Spellbinders™ Venetian Motifs.  I like the contrast between the lacy rounded edges and the peaks.  I’m using a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs called Keep Climbing.

What a powerful message!  Cream and black are one of my favorite combinations.  I added a couple of pearls to make it elegant but I would send this to a man.  In either event – this goes into my encouragement card stash and I need to get busy to add a couple more :-)

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Keep Climbing
Paper: My Minds Eye, The Paper Company – Cream White, The Paper Company – Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Venetian Motifs, satin ribbonRecollections Pearls

Hoping you are taking advantage of a beautiful day.  I’ll see you soon!

  • JoAnn B.September 29, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Gorgeous cards and sentiments. Glad your sister came throught the surgery o.k. Sending hugs and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.September 29, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! You are so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeSeptember 29, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    So Very Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterSeptember 29, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    pretty shape on the first card and I do like that sentiment, pretty stamp and lace to go with it, on the second I love the combo of dies you came up with, the circle one between is a perfect choice!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisSeptember 29, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    These cards are beautiful. Creams and ivory and brown are my favorite colors to work with also. My hubby when asked if some of the cards I made like your second one here he would think would be fine to receive he gave a great big YES! He said men who aren’t afraid of a little lace are macho! Glad to hear also your sister is doing so well. God is so gracious.ReplyCancel

  • MaySeptember 29, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    Beautiful card’s ! Love the colour’s
    Great new’s about your sister
    will still commit her to the Lord to keep his hand upon
    your sister . Sending hugs also prayer’sReplyCancel

  • SusanSeptember 29, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    These cards are lovely as always Becca. So glad to know your sister’s surgery went well. Thanks for sharing your life and talents once again.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha B.September 29, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    Just felt like saying hello so here I am, saying hello! :-)

    Beautiful card. You keep finding new ways to express your God-given talent. It’s always a gift to come here and see what piece of beauty you have to offer.

    Love to you and your family.

  • Francie (Montreal)September 29, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Oh my! What lovely cards! I’m in awe as I always am when I visit your blog. Delighted to hear about your sister. Surgery is never to be taken lightly. You must be very relieved. Have a great rest of the weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    OH MY BECCA!!!!!!!! BOTH cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Done in your “Becca Way!” THEY’RE FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the sentiments too! AND all that LACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sigh!) AND the second card! That ribbon is just GORGEOUS with your card!!!!!!!!!! (another sigh! ) :) GOOOORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.September 29, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    Both Very Elegant cards. Just GorgeousReplyCancel

  • CynthiaSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    A beautiful card and sentiment. Blessings, be yours, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • DorisSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    Your cards are absolutely breathtaking and these cards are no exception.
    How do you make the double bow? It’s pretty and feminine. May God continue to richly bless you in all that you do.


  • Pattie JnsSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:34 pm

    Hi Becca, Praise the Lord for answered prayers. Blessings all around. love you two creations. well designs, and the sentiments are perfect.
    Blessing to both you and your family,
    Hugs an smiles.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    Love both your cards and you did a gorgeous card on both of them as usual Becca but then I have come to expect nothing less from you!! You put so much love into each and every card and every card has a sentiment chosen just for that particular card… Am so happy your sister came through her surgery without complications and will continue to say prayers for you and her as I am sure you say them for all of us!!
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Darla WelchSeptember 29, 2012 - 4:53 pm

    So happy your sister came through her surgery okay, no small thanks to all your prayers, I’m sure. Your cards, as always, are absolutely gorgeous. And I love how your website and work exude your love of God. Keep up the beautiful work. You are appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunSeptember 29, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    Exquisite creations, Becca. Speedy recovery to your sweet sister.ReplyCancel

  • Diane lynne C.September 29, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    Another wonderful card, Becca.
    God bless you and your sister; sounds like you share a special bond.
    P.S. How do you make such perfect bows?ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 29, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Glad your sister is on the road to recovery. I admire your cards so much, you are truly blessed with God given talent. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderSeptember 29, 2012 - 7:09 pm

    WOW 2 great cards. And I love the sentiment that is coming in the new kit.. Can’t wait to get it!! Thanks for your sharing and your kindness. Glad to hear your sister’s surgery went well.ReplyCancel

  • Deanie SchaefermeyerSeptember 29, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    Becca what a lovely card. I happened on your blog a week ago, and it has been such fun seeing your work. I that God for his guidence in finding your blog. You are such an inspiring artist, and I just want to say how much I enjoy looking at your many works of Art. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • Claire SSeptember 29, 2012 - 8:02 pm

    These are OUTSTANDING!!! LOVE the lace peeking through. Hope your sister recovers quickly.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire s.

  • ChelseaSeptember 30, 2012 - 1:13 am

    Becca, you are just so inspiring. These are wonderful cards. You are just a paper genius! End of story.
    Oh – and thank you for the update on your sister. I’m so happy to hear the news. :)ReplyCancel

  • GG Judy JacksonSeptember 30, 2012 - 5:19 am

    I was so excited to see the first card! I took advantage of the 20% off going on right now from JustRite and ordered the CLING lace background stamp. It arrived Friday. When the October kit arrives in a few days I will have all ALL the Spellbinders & JustRite dies & stamps to try and duplicate your beautiful design. I keep a list of the locations of all the designs you and your fellow designers show us for each kit. I look forward to sharing them with the other residentss of the senior home I plan on moving to. The Home has several rooms for crafts including a sewing room with donated faabrics and batting as well as a rom for stamps, dies and inks/colors in many forms. They even have a kilm and hundreds of casts donated by a formerr reident. I’ve already donated dozens of boxes of tools and supplies to the room for use by all. They even have a program to share the wealth with other senior homes. My craft books and magazines have filled their available space and some of the items are rotated to the other senior programs. I look forward to sharing your kits and designs with them when I move in to the Home. You are such a blessing to so many.ReplyCancel

  • MihaelaSeptember 30, 2012 - 5:31 am

    Trully amazing card, so delicate and elegant.Love the colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CSeptember 30, 2012 - 7:09 am

    I love both cards. Very different yet they have the Becca look. I love the lace background and I really do like your sentiment. I’m so glad the your sister is recovering from her surgery. God is good!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BSeptember 30, 2012 - 7:23 am

    So glad to hear that your sister’s surgery went well. The cards you made are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • MargotSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:10 am

    absolutely fabulous:)ReplyCancel

  • The Stamp BasketSeptember 30, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Such aboslutely stunning cards, Becca – you are so, so talented! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us…such good news too about your sister – I’m so pleased for you both! xxReplyCancel

  • Camille M. RussellSeptember 30, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    Glad for the results of your sister’s surgery. May The Lord continue to hold her hand.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthSeptember 30, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Cracking card love the antique effect . Well done xxxReplyCancel

  • Rebecca SlocumOctober 1, 2012 - 9:36 am

    I love the ice blue color.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyOctober 1, 2012 - 9:45 am

    Beautiful card Becca. As always, your work is absolutely stunning. I get so many great ideas from you. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • JeriOctober 1, 2012 - 9:59 am

    I just lover your work. The way you use lace in your projects is very stunning! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janie DunningOctober 1, 2012 - 6:11 pm

    Hello Grace: Like you I am experiencing a glorious Fall. I live in Victoria BC. My garden still looks marvelous. I wanted to know how you use the spellbinders labels cards to the make the Like Beautiful Lace card. I don’t know how to put it thru my Big Shot and have it fold unevenly like that. Could you advise. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • JJ MeyerOctober 20, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Love your cards and blog. I noticed that you mention the flower in the supplies but I did not see who makes them. Do you make these flowers? Such a beautiful addition. Blessings!ReplyCancel