A Little Amazing Grace


I love this little stamp!!  I’m sure you will see this quite often.  At any rate, I wanted to do a smaller size card, which is a rare event for me; this one is 4" x 4" .  It isn’t so much that I love green as these supplies were handy on my table when I was trying to think about what I wanted to make.  The paper that I’m using here is the same I’ve used all week, Fabriano Acquarello watercolor paper (white) and the cucumber and aloe colored papers are a cover weight from The Paper Company (here is a list of their products – check to see if your local retailer carries them – I get mine at Michaels)…that paper is spoiling me such that I almost don’t want to use anything else.  

The base card is green (cucumber) and on top I’ve layered a scalloped square that is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture Embossing folder and then over-scored a grid with my Scor-pal – I call it double embossing.  On top of that I’ve layered a cucumber and aloe panel topped with watercolor paper.  Amazing Grace is stamped with Versamagic Aloe Vera and tiny tiny pearls were placed in each corner of the panel before a ribbon finished the design.  The upper arc is a Nestabilities Scalloped Oval layer with an Oval, both are attached to the front side of the card and embellished with a border. 


Several have asked what watercolor paper I’ve been using and where to get it.   I’ve been using Fabriano Acquarello, cold pressed, purchased in pads that are 9½" x 12½" and come in weight of  90 lb (75 sheets per pad) and 140 lb (12 sheets per pad).  I use the 90 lb for card bases and I use the 140 lb when using embossing folders or Nestabilities because it gives such a good impression.  I get mine at Hobby Lobby, but if you don’t have one near you, it can be ordered at Dick Blick

Note:  I know that I have typed both Acquerello and Acquarello…..I’ve seen it both ways, but I’ve decided to stick with the acquarello spelling from now on.  Sorry for any confusion ;)

Stamps:  Stampabilities – Amazing Grace
Ink:  Versamagic – Aloe Vera
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor (White), The Paper Company (Cucumber and Aloe – Cool Metallics)
Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pearls, Martha Steward Scalloped Border Punch, Prima Flowers, Mini Brads

  • GiovanaAugust 1, 2008 - 11:01 am

    So pretty!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 1, 2008 - 11:12 am

    Beautiful! I love all the layers.ReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 1, 2008 - 11:27 am

    Beautiful colors and layout!ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 1, 2008 - 11:52 am

    Becca this is just so beautiful. Your bows are to die for!!ReplyCancel

  • katieAugust 1, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    AGAIN! Another scroll stopping card. I love anything that says Grace on it. I love knowing we receive God’s amazing grace and my sister’s name is Grace. The colors, textures and layout of this card are just fantastic. thanks for Sharing.ReplyCancel

  • StefanieAugust 1, 2008 - 2:23 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful ! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy v.August 1, 2008 - 2:28 pm

    Awww, this is beautiful Becca. Love the sentiment, the colors, the layering, the embossing–well, just love the whole thing.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickAugust 1, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    THANK YOU!!! I really appreciate the link to THE PAPER COMPANY and where to get the watercolor paper!!! Now all I need is the AMAZING GRACE stamp and I’m ready to go. I also love that stamp and it fits lots of occasions. What soft and unusual greens…..very soothing. THANKS AGAIN for the link.ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahAugust 1, 2008 - 3:40 pm

    Gorgeous! Where did you get the stamp? It’s PERFECT for you! :) I found some cute stamps at my local Christian book store and can hardly wait to use them.ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 1, 2008 - 4:04 pm

    Hi Becca!! This is an amazing card!! I love using the same watercolor paper. Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

  • peachAugust 1, 2008 - 4:42 pm

    This is my first time posting, but I absolutely love your cards and enjoy visiting your blog frequently.

    I have a question regarding ordering paper from The Paper Company.

    Do you have to order an entire ream of 500 sheets of each color? Does this paper work best with a cuddlebug.



  • BarbAugust 1, 2008 - 8:16 pm

    Another beauty :)! Thank you for sharing how you embossed the scalloped square… that looks really awesome. Have a blessed weekend!ReplyCancel

  • QAugust 1, 2008 - 9:28 pm

    beautiful card! love the colors, the sentiment. I just found your blog days ago and you’re already a favorite I look forward to checking everyday. :)ReplyCancel

  • DorisAugust 2, 2008 - 3:41 am

    I’m so glad I signed up for your Feedblitz–I’d hate to miss any of your beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Deb ZaAugust 2, 2008 - 8:30 am

    Becca, I always save your blog for last, because I KNOW it will just feed my creative soul!

    Question–when you are embossing your paper, and then cutting it out with nestabilities (as in the white embossed piece on this card), what order are you doing it in? Embossing, then cutting? Cutting then embossing? I’ve been getting mixed results, and yours always look perfect!ReplyCancel

  • DianeAugust 2, 2008 - 9:00 am

    Oh, my goodness! I just discovered your blog and one quick scroll through took me immediately to my favorites button. Your artwork is incredible. I love your style and love the faith messages you bring to your designs. Always looking for more of that kind of inspiration. I just loved every design I saw. Beautiful and beyond. Glad your door is open because I’ll be visiting a lot. The great thing about blogging is we can visit, receive visitors and NEVER have to clean our houses!

    Blessings on your day!ReplyCancel

  • lengowAugust 2, 2008 - 10:50 am

    Wow !!!

    Absolutely amazing cards !!!

    Beautifull and very inspirated.

    You are “” Master embosing and cutting card “”

    Salute !!!!


  • Pansy JonesAugust 2, 2008 - 2:26 pm

    Beautiful simply beautifulReplyCancel

  • CandyAugust 3, 2008 - 12:40 am

    Your work is AWESOME!! I discovered you a while ago and everyday your art inspires me more. I hope to one day be just half as good as you are.
    I have left you an award on my blog. Please come and pick it up.

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 3, 2008 - 2:39 am

    Becca, Beautiful card. I love the double embossing, plus it looks like you cut it out with your Nestibilities rectangle die-cut. You have some awesome tools to work with, I have got to save my pennies and get some myself.

  • MrsHAugust 5, 2008 - 4:50 pm

    Such an unusual composition – I just love it!ReplyCancel

  • MakarenAugust 6, 2008 - 5:37 pm

    Your cards have such a simple richness to them. Just beautiful.


  • PatriciaAugust 10, 2008 - 4:20 am

    Love this card.. the layout is unique and I may have to case the layout hope you donot mindReplyCancel

  • Hege-Annie SimonsenAugust 13, 2008 - 3:02 pm

    Such a beautiful card! You make lots of lovely cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel M. M. M.August 17, 2008 - 8:09 pm

    Ouuuuu! Your double-embossing is a stroke of genius. It looks heavenly, especially in white. What a lovely card, :O)ReplyCancel

  • Corner Cabinet November 24, 2010 - 11:11 am

    my sister and i loves to read christian books because it inspires us to live life in its fullest ~~:ReplyCancel