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Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Petite Lace -
Good morning craft friends!  Just a heads up, on Monday and Tuesday the ole’ blog was getting some needed attention on the back side with all the software being upgraded while things behind the scenes continue to be tidied up (six years worth).  I’ve noticed that my contact form is no longer working :-(  It will be fixed as soon as I can get to it.   In the meantime I’m sharing a card that’s a little bit of a change of pace card.  This one is will have a custom made envelope on my Envelope Board but cutting it slightly thinner will make it fit into a business sized envelope, the card size is 4-1/2″ x 9″.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken -

The die I used to make the border along the left side is Spellbinders Petite Lace and I backed my resin oval with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  I tried my hardest to fit another die in the mix but it just wasn’t to be :-)  So today is simple, as it needs to be :-).

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Create a card base with cream card stock that measures 4-1/2″ x 9″.  (Card bases is made with two pieces of 4-1/2″ x 10′ paper scored and glued as in this Hinge Video.)
  2. With light brown paper, cut a panel 4″ x 8-3/8″.
  3. With design paper, cut a panel to 3-5/8″ x 8″ and adhere directly to a cream panel cut to 3-3/4″ x 8-1/8″.  Apply to light brown paper panel above using foam tape.
  4. Wrap lace horizontally around card.
  5. Cut/emboss 2 Petite Lace and apply vertically, then run satin ribbon vertically, attaching a bow on top about midway down.  Adhere grouping to card base with foam tape.
  6. Cut/emboss Floral Ovals and stamp with sentiment.  Glue resin oval on top.  Attach to card using foam tape.
  7. Finish by adding pearls on top of lace and a button on top of bow.
Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth Stamps – Peace
Craft Paper: Coredinations, Graphic45, Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White (tea dyed)
Ink: Tsukineko Delicata, Versafine Onyx Black
AccessoriesSpellbinders Petite LaceSpellbinders Floral Ovals, The Paper Studio Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Button, lace, Spare Parts Resin Frame

Thanks for stopping by!  Smiling back at you today :-)

Parking Lot Questions:

  1. Bernie K on Comment #3 asked about how to handle all the chads from an intricate die.  Only one answer for that, the Tool-n-One over at Spellbinders will tame all those little pieces.  Have a look at comment #9, lol we’re both on the same page :-)
  2.  Maureen Iacuzzi on Comment #9 asked the source of the Resin Frame.  Maureen, it’s Spare Parts which is a Hobby Lobby brand.  These go on sale for 50% off quite often, so when they do I pick up one or two :-)
  • Colleen HowellAugust 21, 2014 - 6:20 am

    This is so pretty, I love the color of greens, and the bow is just awesomeReplyCancel

  • Pam DugasAugust 21, 2014 - 6:33 am

    Another “AMAZING” card! Your bows are so beautiful. I know they say practice makes perfect, but no matter how long I practice making a bow, it never turns out like yours. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • Bernie KAugust 21, 2014 - 6:45 am

    I am going to ” my source” since you were the one who started me on Spellbinders years ago. I notice you use wax paper between layering. I have tried that, passing over the die a few times, and am still having trouble with all the small pieces. You are showcasing more intricate, gorgeous dies, but I am hesitant to purchase them. Any other tricks up Becca’s sleeves?
    I especially like your card today. It’ says Becca but in a different way. Thanks for all you do.

    Bernie K.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKAugust 21, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Hello Becca
    So beautiful! …….shame being I don’t have any frames like yours!
    The Ribbon and Lace are gorgeous too!
    Love it Becca!
    Take Care

  • Becky GreenAugust 21, 2014 - 7:22 am

    So very ELEGANT!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JanAugust 21, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Lovely card as always.

    Jan xxxReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 21, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Soooo beautiful hee again Becca, your work just always are. I absolutely love everything you ever do hun.ReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallAugust 21, 2014 - 7:32 am

    This is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziAugust 21, 2014 - 7:39 am

    So pretty. I would like to know your source for the resin frames. Or is this hand-made? Perhaps you could tell “Bernie K” about the Spellbinders All In One Tool. It truly works in removing all of those tiny pieces of paper from the die,. I also use the wax paper with it It is well worth the money and they are available on sale often. I think I got mine during a JoAnn sale.
    Becca, you are a gem.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 21, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Hi Becca
    You have done it again with you rbeautiful creation , just gorgeous !.

    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 21, 2014 - 9:15 am

    Hi Becca, As always, Stunning !! I’m especially loving the petite lace die, really pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisAugust 21, 2014 - 9:22 am

    Love the lace and the beautiful green of the ribbon. Glad to see a long slender card…I don’t think of this style very often so this is a pleasant reminder to refer to it more often. Very nicely balanced, too.ReplyCancel

  • BJAugust 21, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Beautiful card, as usual your bow is exquisite.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 21, 2014 - 10:05 am

    Tres chic – I am lovn that bow!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HIllAugust 21, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Hi Becca, What can I say …Beautiful,stunning,exquisite,gorgeous,elegant,amazing…
    another great Becca card…awesome bow and I love the lace.


  • Dorina DAugust 21, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Gorgeous and a wonderful sentiment. Beautiful work as alwaysReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 21, 2014 - 11:59 am

    Beautiful. The colors are wonderful, and I love this long, narrow look. Definitely a fabulous inspiration for me. Thanks, Becca. You are a genius!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenAugust 21, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    How beautiful is this card. I absolutely love it and the DL size card is one of my favourites, so elegant. (DL is a UK size, I don’t know if you have it in the US) Thank you and God Bless xxReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKAugust 21, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Becca , I love this card.
    The colours are so restful and I do so like that petite lace , it is on my wish list!
    The sentiment is one to remember ,

  • Anne (UK)August 21, 2014 - 5:46 pm

    This is gorgeous, Becca, and the bow is to die for!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • DebbieLAugust 21, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Becca your work is beyond lovely! I have to share with you that for the past couple of years your work inspired me. I began to make cards for the guests in the nursing homes, but instead of greetings, I add Scripture, and make them to stand up on their tables. (my way of sharing God’s word) So often I become stumped but can always count on you for inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talent! God bless youReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsAugust 21, 2014 - 8:44 pm

    Very pretty! Love the tall lookReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsAugust 21, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca, love the design and your resin oval frame fits perfectly on top of the oval die.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Marcia TattersAugust 21, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I see you have used the Gilded Life die. I bought this die thinking it was a totally cut out die.. it is lovely but I am curious to see how you used it to get the gold/cream colours on it.
    Lovely card.

  • Fiona YoungAugust 22, 2014 - 3:22 am

    So beautiful Becca. I forget about making cards this shape. Have a great weekend everyone. Oh I bought a tool-in-one — best thing ever! Saves so much time getting those pesky bits out of the more intricate dies.ReplyCancel

  • LaceladyAugust 22, 2014 - 6:02 am

    Glad you are back, I missed you! Love today’s card, it’s very rich, reminds me of ornate plastering in stately homes.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 22, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Gorgeous, that frame works perfectly with the dies, love the vintage feel, beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 22, 2014 - 8:22 am

    Lovely card! Love your frame!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerAugust 22, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Totally gorgeous, Becca! Love how you made your border match the resin frame. Colors are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Barb MacaskillAugust 22, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Very pretty card! Love the sentiment! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanAugust 23, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Just beautiful Becca as always. I don’t normally go for green but this colour perfectly suits the card and with the embellishments looks really pretty.
    The card almost has a Victorian feel about it. Thank you for opening me up to new ideas and colours. Have a great weekend. xxReplyCancel

  • erniAugust 23, 2014 - 6:34 am

    wonderful card,just what we are expecting from you. And interesting words,too. looking for the next one,
    hugs ErniReplyCancel

  • ArnetteAugust 24, 2014 - 6:49 pm

    This is Awsome! I love it, I love the color and everything.ReplyCancel

  • DominikaAugust 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    OMG!!! I love this card! Wonderful colors!!!!ReplyCancel