More News and Ask, Seek, Knock Windows

News first!!  After being a long time shopper and a big, big time fan, I’ll be jumping on board with with the fabulous Dream Team at Stampers Dream!!  They are the sweetest ladies ever and oozing with star quality talent!   This week we are kicking off Impression-Obsession Week – with the newest IO releases!!  I hope you’ll hop over to see what the fabulous Michelle Rodgers has lined up for this week!! 

Today I’m sharing a card from one of the new Our Daily Bread Design sets…Ask, Seek, Knock.  I simply love this Pretty Poppy paper, as I have said before it is bold.  I’m thankful that some days I inclined to use it!  Can you tell that I’m on a window kick?  I’ve found that if you have Spellbinders dies in both the large and small sizes this is easy to do!

I cut and embossed my top layer first with Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large, making three windows.   Then I selected the Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Small template that is the next step smaller than the large template I used.  With my red paper in place (I used repositionable tape) behind my newly created windows,  I dropped the Classic Rectangles Small template into the window, centered it then traced the inside of the template with a pencil onto the red paper.  I did this for all three windows.  I removed the top layer and was left with the red paper which was marked to show me where to lay the templates when cutting – I then cut the three windows and they line up perfectly.  I then stamped three parts of the sentiment and cut them out with the same template I used on the red layer.  To get them in place I simply ran my glue runner across the back then dropped each sentiment into a window and they seat perfectly.  Lastly I added ribbon and pearls!

Tip:  Don’t chance it – use two small pieces of tape to hold your die on to your paper, even if you have the magnetic mat on your Wizard.  With 9 cuts, the stakes get higher with each cut and you don’t want to take the chance that something will shift (ask me how I know this).

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Ask, Seek, Knock
Paper:  Autumn Leaves – Pretty Poppies, Bazzill, 140 lb Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Versafine – Black Onyx, Clear Embossing Powder

Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large, Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Small,  Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Pearls, Ribbon

 Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy Monday!! 

  • JackieJune 8, 2009 - 9:21 am

    This card is beautiful. Congrats on the making the Dream Team.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WestJune 8, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Awesome as usual Becca. GL on the Dream Team!ReplyCancel

  • adelineJune 8, 2009 - 9:27 am

    This is really beautiful, as always :) The papers are really gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • CarolenJune 8, 2009 - 9:31 am

    Congrats Becca! And, well deserved!ReplyCancel

  • Pat MartinJune 8, 2009 - 9:58 am

    WOW! That card is eye-popping beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RJune 8, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Welcome to The Dream Team, my friend! I am so excited to have you!!!

    LOVE your windowed card! So pretty and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy HowellJune 8, 2009 - 10:04 am

    Wowzers! Beautiful card. Love your designs and congrats on the Dream Team!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJune 8, 2009 - 10:20 am

    Hi Becca.
    This card is stunning… the colour combo works so well.
    Sending many congratulatiions and hugs to a very talented lady.
    HW (UK)

  • Marisa (whiterockmama)June 8, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Stunning. Love the boldness and the way you highlighted “seek” with the pearls. Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly CrawfordJune 8, 2009 - 10:59 am

    WOWEE! STUNNING card, Becca!!! Its amazing!!
    AND YAY!!!!!! We are SO thrilled that you are joining the team!!! YAY!!

    Um, yeah, the tape advice is VERY important!! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJune 8, 2009 - 11:00 am

    Congratulations! How exciting. Another beautiful card. I really like how you cut the window out of pattern DP. I must remember to try that out as I have some BasicGrey that will be perfect for that technique.ReplyCancel

  • cards4uJune 8, 2009 - 11:20 am

    Congrats! This card is beautiful – love the paper you chose it works so well with this technique! Thanks for the inspiration : )ReplyCancel

  • Susan HJune 8, 2009 - 11:56 am

    What a beautiful card! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)June 8, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Welcome to the SD Team, Becca! LOVE your work…talk about oozing start-quality talent…that’s YOU, girl! So excited to get to work along side of you.

    Beautiful card, as always!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierJune 8, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Great news! You’ll be a neat addition to their team! Your card is bold AND beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 8, 2009 - 12:20 pm

    Congratulations !!!
    I am loving the windows, this card is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • AnnetteJune 8, 2009 - 12:32 pm

    This is a beatiful card.

  • Silke LedlowJune 8, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    WOW – this card is drop dead gorgeous – Becca!!! Amazing!!!
    Congrats on joying the Stamper’s Dream Team!!! Michelle has fab taste – LOL!!! Have fun!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.June 8, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    Gorgeous card-love the verse used. tfsReplyCancel

  • Linda C.June 8, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    FABULOUS! Congrats on your new design team job!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJune 8, 2009 - 2:22 pm

    Stunning card! Just stunning. Congrats on yet another dt.
    Where on earth do you find the time?????

    Have a blessed week,

  • LuAnnJune 8, 2009 - 2:34 pm

    Becca, you must not sleep. Of course, how else would you dream up such lovely cards? Thanks for always being so inspirational. I can’t wait to take a course from you sometime! Such a talented lady!!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHJune 8, 2009 - 3:34 pm

    Good evening, Becca, and congratulations. Your card is strikingly beautiful. I just love the way you have used such bold colours.ReplyCancel

  • NY DebbieJune 8, 2009 - 3:51 pm

    Your card is so stricking. I love the window affect, and thanks for the directions, I am sure I will mess it up, but I am still going to give it a tryReplyCancel

  • Darlene (akronstamperdpk)June 8, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    Wow Becca … you have such a wonderful style!! I am always amazed (as is everyone I talk to) with each creation you come up with!! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas!!ReplyCancel

  • GraceJune 8, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    Becca this is stunning! LOVE the bold colors and your windows are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • BaukjeJune 8, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    WOW Becca, what a stunner of a card, I love the pearls around the seek window.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 8, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    Very Striking Becca, those colors are so yummy. Best wishes on the design team.ReplyCancel

  • CindyJune 8, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    You never cease to AMAZE me with your designs. Absolutely beautiful. Cognratulations on becoming a new team member with the Dream Team.ReplyCancel

  • Mary C. AndersonJune 8, 2009 - 8:06 pm

    Your card is gorgeous! I purchased this set and never would have thought to use it in the way that you did. Thank you for the inspiration.


  • Leslie MillerJune 8, 2009 - 9:59 pm

    What a wonderful card design! I love the bold poppy paper. Congratulations on your new gig with Michelle’s Dream Team, Becca. What a wonderful opportunity to work with some absolutely fabulous products, as well as a great team of designers!ReplyCancel

  • Jane TJune 8, 2009 - 10:32 pm

    Your work is so incredible. I love to look at and drool!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)June 9, 2009 - 12:03 am

    Wow, so glad you are on a window kick, I am loving them! Window all that you want! tee hee. Gorgeous card, very creative as usual.

    Congratulations on the Dream Team! How in the world do you keep up with everything?


    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • jackietexJune 9, 2009 - 12:28 am

    This is an absolutely beautiful card! I love poppies and you used the stamp set in a fantastic way! I’m a huge fan of yours. :)ReplyCancel

  • Connie NHJune 9, 2009 - 4:33 am

    It is so beautiful and simple. Love how you use the wider ribbons. Love the high constrast on this one. Beautiful. Wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Judy RozemaJune 9, 2009 - 4:55 am

    Wow!! What a gorgeous creation!! LOVE it!
    And congratulations!! You will be such a wonderful addition to the Dream Team!ReplyCancel

  • CathyJune 9, 2009 - 6:18 am


    You did it again, another great card. I love the boldness of the poppies. Congratulations of the Dream Team you will be a great addition to the team.ReplyCancel

  • BettyJune 9, 2009 - 6:22 am

    Becca, this is gorgeous!!! I love the layout and the design!!! Before showcase for this scripture. Congrats on making the dream team!!! Wonderful card!!!ReplyCancel

  • BettyJune 9, 2009 - 6:30 am

    LOL!!!! OKay…. I tried to say…Beautiful showcase for this scripture. I guess I typed before instead. Beautifully done!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 9, 2009 - 7:00 am

    i love it love it love it, but i need a tutorial a looksee one, to understand exactly how to do it. love that paper and the pearls.

  • Kay McBrideJune 9, 2009 - 7:02 am

    OH and congratulations on makeing the dream team thats wonderful!!

  • JanineJune 9, 2009 - 8:32 am

    Hi Becca!! I apologize for not being around for awhile… We have been so busy here at the office that I don’t know which end is up… My husband and I own two businesses and I do all the book keeping etc…. It has been NUTS!!
    All of of your creations in the past few weeks are AWESOME!!
    And congratulations!! Stamper’s Dream Team has a fabulous person in you!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 9, 2009 - 8:34 am

    Hi Becca!! I apologize for not being around for awhile… It has been NUTS at work and I don’t even know which end is up… Stampers Dream Team has a fabulous person in you!! congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • DawnJune 9, 2009 - 10:41 am

    As always you have just amazed me with your talents…I bought this paper and made an attempt to create a card simmiliar to yours.I love your ideas so much, thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Chris OlsenJune 9, 2009 - 5:11 pm

    This is gorgeous Becca!! Love the Poppy Paper and the way you separated the sentiment!!! Great colors!! Love it all!
    hugs and blessings,

  • ChristyJune 9, 2009 - 8:55 pm

    You have some of the best bows I have seen , Beautiful project :)
    Have a great evening and thank you for sharing your stunning art work :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerJune 10, 2009 - 7:29 am

    Congrats on the new team Becca!!! You rock, love your card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy (Wattle)June 12, 2009 - 6:10 am

    GORGEOUS!!! Love the bold striking colours and all the work you did to get those windows so perfect!!!! Love the pearls and border punch too!!! HUGE congrats on your new role with the Dream Team – you will be a wonderful addition to the team!!! :)ReplyCancel