Love the Beautiful . . . Seek Out the True

Hi there blog friends.  I ran out of steam yesterday and got up early this morning to do some creating.  I put together a card so that I could show you the new flower that I’ve made into a tutorial.  It was fun, I’ve been experimenting around with these flowers for quite some time and I think they’ll be easy to do when I’m in a pinch and need something for a card.  I have to tell you, I’m loving this flower and am trying it out with several different widths of ribbon,   The tutorial has already been taped and when I get home from my Stamp Club Meeting this afternoon, I’ll put it finish editing it and I’ll upload it here. 

I cut a pretty simple medallion using Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Spellbinders Labels Eighteen which I grounded on a cross panel made using Spellbinders Jumbo Scalloped Border Petites and EK Success Abstract Flower Punch.  It’s not quite as many layers as I accustomed to but it worked up quickly. 

Stamps: Printworks
Paper: The Girls Paperie, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Jumbo Scalloped Borders Petite, EK Success Abstract Flower Punch, Ribbon, Pearls

Remember to pop back in and see how easy the flower is to make when the tutorial is published this afternoon!  Thank you all — your kindness keeps me inspired enough to sit down and craft :-)

  • bethann dMarch 26, 2011 - 9:23 am

    beautiful. love the sentiment. need the sentiment. can’t wait for the tutorialReplyCancel

  • Beth B.March 26, 2011 - 9:35 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! Looking forward to your tutorial!
    Thanks for all the gorgeous projects you share, you’re really an inspiration to me!

  • Lori mMarch 26, 2011 - 9:38 am

    Stunning! Your cards are always exquisite and I could look at the book you made forever saying, “WOW”!

    I’ll be back, love watching your bow techniques.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoMarch 26, 2011 - 9:41 am

    Love the card Becca…can’t wait to see the tutorial!

  • AnneMarch 26, 2011 - 9:41 am

    Oooh – another bow! You really are the queen of bows, Becca :o)

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenMarch 26, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Becca- another beauty! I will be back for sure to see your tutorial! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Mary RobersonMarch 26, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Beautiful bow, love how different it looks. Perfect for this quick card.
    Colors blend well together, good choices and the rosebud background
    sets it off…ReplyCancel

  • DawnllMarch 26, 2011 - 9:48 am

    Oh what a beautiful flower, can’t wait to see how it is made.ReplyCancel

  • Magda VinasMarch 26, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Hi Becca,
    Another beauty; I love the colors and the sentiment.
    Have a blessed and happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • KathMarch 26, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Pretty in Pink femReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKMarch 26, 2011 - 9:53 am

    Oh I’ve been away for the last 5 days and so missed your beautiful creations Becca…had a lovely time but it’s good to be back and be able to visit you again. Oh and what a way to start with this beautiful card and oh so yummy flower. Love the sentiment too and looking forward to the tutorial.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • janeyMarch 26, 2011 - 9:57 am

    Ohhh – Ahhh – what a pretty card and I love the ‘flower’ – can hardly wait for the tutorial!!


  • Iris, Saved By GraceMarch 26, 2011 - 9:59 am

    Hi Becca! So fresh and clean. I love pink, it’s my favorite!! Very pretty. Would uplift anyone’s spirits who received it. Iris, Saved by GraceReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 26, 2011 - 10:00 am

    YUM!!! Lovely card and gorgeous flower Becca!!!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • DonnaMarch 26, 2011 - 10:01 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca! Love the designer paper and the pretty borders!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn BeaumontMarch 26, 2011 - 10:04 am

    So pretty Becca. Love the colors and layers.ReplyCancel

  • SusanMarch 26, 2011 - 10:05 am

    Wow Becca,

    Love the flower, love the colours and just love everything about this card…super duper,

    thanks for the shares and looking forward to the tutorial


  • Pam B.March 26, 2011 - 10:06 am

    God has given you such a beautiful gift Becca, the ability to create such awesome, breathtaking ad stunning cards. I love the sentiment, the design and the bow, wow you really know how to create gorgeous masterpieces.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanielou KaufmanMarch 26, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Elegant card and I can hardly wait for the tutorial on that delicate colored flower. I hope you enjoyed your Stamp Club meeting. Are you going to share any tips from there?…LOL
    Hugs, Jeanielou in PAReplyCancel

  • ChaunMarch 26, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Love the sentiment you chose too. Great card. Can’t wait for the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • pegMarch 26, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Another Becca beauty! Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 26, 2011 - 10:16 am

    I can see why you like this little flower! I like it too!! :) Can’t wait to see your tutorial on this!! This card looks PLAYFUL today! You MUST BE feeling pretty good today!!!! I’m glad! :)ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 26, 2011 - 10:28 am

    Just so pretty in pink. I love the whole layout of this card Becca. Beautiful sentiment too. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • KellyMarch 26, 2011 - 10:29 am

    Beautiful. Perfect colors for springtime:) What a great sentiment too! You are amazing:)ReplyCancel

  • BernieMarch 26, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Brilliant! As always your colors and papers are superb. Love that flower bow! Looking forward to the Becca Bits on how to make it.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • barb fMarch 26, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Spring has sprung, at least in your cards, another beautiful one today. Wish our real weather were as springie….Barb FReplyCancel

  • FranMarch 26, 2011 - 10:45 am

    Oh WOW!! How absolutely lovely! Again; you are the most talented artist with paper and ribbon and anything crafty. I’ll be sure to check out the tutorial; I’m anxious to try it myself.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RMarch 26, 2011 - 11:07 am

    So beautiful! Love the color combo and your gorgeous flower bow! Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Karen ShaylorMarch 26, 2011 - 11:12 am

    Very lovely. Sometimes simple is great for quickly needed cards– I love to layer too, but it takes me forever to figure it out.Thanks for ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltbMarch 26, 2011 - 11:41 am

    you are amazing with these Spellbinders dies!
    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • Barbara A.March 26, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Gosh Becca, I just don’t know what to say……you come up with some very amazing inspirations and ideas! Thank you, thank you and many more for sharing your wonderful talents with us all!ReplyCancel

  • Norma Jean RahnMarch 26, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Once again, a beautiful elegant art-card from you! I love looking at your creations and tutorials! I some point I shall try for elegance! I’m not there yet in my abilities! God Bless you and your creative gift!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)March 26, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    What a lovely uplifting card! Today is a much better day, since I looked at your newest creation. There is something about yellow and pink coming together as only you can do, that makes me feel good. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda gambleMarch 26, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)March 26, 2011 - 12:17 pm

    My last comment seemed to disappear into the bits & bytes bucket, so I’ll try again and hope I don’t create a duplicate.

    My day improved exponentially once I looked at your newest creation. It’s a delight. There is something about delicate yellowy cream and pink coming together as only you can do, that makes me feel great. Thank you so much for sharing this delicate, springy card.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMarch 26, 2011 - 12:25 pm

    This is stunning, I love this ribbon and can not wail to see the tutorial :)ReplyCancel

  • SueMarch 26, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    You are an amazing woman. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RomaniMarch 26, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    Pretty card! Can’t wait to see the ribbon flower tutorial. I love all of your bows and goodies.ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 26, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    A beautiful feminine card. Anxious to see your tutorial on another beautiful bow!ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchultheisMarch 26, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    Thanks for another beautiful bow, I will watch your tutorial and try some of these, you always give such good instructions it makes them easy to do.

  • JO WITNEYMarch 26, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    Becca, Love how you’ve utilized the ecru and whites together to fold in with the beautiful pinks. Love the paper, and am totally facinated with the bow. I am eagerly awaiting your tutorial. May your day be blessed.ReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 26, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    I look forward to the day that I can turn out the beauties that you do. Absolutely gorgeous! You have a God-given talent for this and I’m so glad that you share with us all. Am anxious to see how this flower is made. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  • DelamaMarch 26, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    I like the card and the saying. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • JO WITNEYMarch 26, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    Becca, Thanks so much for the flower tutorial. They are indeed beautiful flowers, and I look forward to making some.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelMarch 26, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Becca, after watching the vidio of you making the flower/bow, knew you would make something gorgeous.. and you did it!! Love ;yoour light pink and the lt beige together… they really look great and love the sentiment.. a beautiful card… TFS
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonMarch 26, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    What a really, really pretty card. It is just so delicate and is such a beautiful pink and cream color combination with a bit of white. To me the design and colors of this card signify real caring and love from the person who is giving it to their special friend, a spouse, their mother, etc. It is just down right gorgeous.
    I especially like the Spellbinders Labels 18 die cut / embossed piece that you chose for the sentiment as this label die does not have a whole lot of distracting points on it for this particular card’s use further it sits really nicely on the cream colored Grand Oval die cut / embossed piece and you then placed them above the border of ribbon and the die cut and punched pieces in pink and white with those pretty white pearls on it. You have put all of this work together on a perfect choice of absolutely beautifully designed and colored patterned paper and all I can say is that it may not have all the layers that you are so used to creating with but can I make believe that I am sick so you can send it to me as a get well card?

  • KimMarch 26, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    Beautiful creation Becca. I love the colours and the bow. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyMarch 26, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Thanks so much Becca for the beautiful card with that amazing bow. The tutorial was great and hopefully I will be able to make that pretty bow too.

    You speak about your scrap room….how about letting us take a look! I find great ideas by seeing what others have done in organizing their spaces.

    Again thanks Becca for another great Becca Bit!ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownMarch 26, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Hello Becca, I love your new flower tutorial. I was wondering where you bought your seam binding ribbon? Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • caroline hillMarch 26, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    Hi, Becca you blow Martha Stewart away. Keep coming up with Becca
    bits. I enjoy them.Thanks for sharing. GOD BLESS

  • NancyMarch 26, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    Hi Becca…your new flower bow is gorgeous and looks beautiful on your card. Thanks for sharing the how to video. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.ReplyCancel

  • LisaMarch 26, 2011 - 8:32 pm

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me! I have never used Scor Tape, but I do have some of the red liner tape. Do you think that would work? TFS again!


  • Sandy KrastinsMarch 27, 2011 - 12:08 am

    Becca these are beautiful! I have Scor-Tape sitting on my desk and a roll of seam binding. I see a beautiful flower in my future! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Marcie SmithMarch 27, 2011 - 4:56 am

    This brings back some memories. We made these back in my gymnastic days. We used sasheen ribbon (the kind that stuck to itself when moistened) and these were placed on the first place team ribbons. I haven’t seen that type of ribbon in years. Thanks for the how-to and the stroll down memory lane. All of the double sided tapes sure make crafting a lot easier these days.

  • ConniecrafterMarch 27, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    so pretty, just love the paper and that flower border punch is so pretty with the pearls! Pretty ribbon treatment!ReplyCancel

  • Irene RogersMarch 27, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    I found your blog about a month ago and have checked in and out as I had time. I love your creativity and engineering skills, but more than that, I love your generous spirit and teaching ability. Not only do I see you as creative inpiration, but also as a sort of spiritual advisor. You see I am caring for my parents who are in their 80’s and started to feel the burden. I had given up on making my lampwork beads and polymer clay as it was too much time away from where I needed to be. My sister had inspired me to make a few cards but it wasn’t until I found your blog that I fell in love with the colors and textures and dimension that are possible with paper, glue and ribbon. I am also so sorry to hear of your recent loss and wish to offer my condolences. I am praying for you and your family. Thank you.


  • Sabrina RobertsMarch 27, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    Becca there is nothing that you have created that I don’t love. God has really given you a talent that has allowed you to bless others. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Miss GMarch 31, 2011 - 7:43 am


    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the scor tape, but I wouldlike to know where to purchase it. So that I may try that beautiful flower. And as usual thanks for sharing and I love the card and color combo. You’re bestest!! Have a great day!ReplyCancel