Sending Love

Greetings blog friends!  I hope you’ve had a fantastic week!  I’ve been pushing things around the craft table this week and today I’m sharing a tall card with a shaped bottom out of cool purples.   Purple is growing on me!   I pulled the small sentiment from
Get Well Labels Twenty with JustRite Papercrafts to make a thinking of you kind of card.  Over Memorial Day I snagged a couple of good sales at Joann’s and picked up these huge flowers, skeptical that I’d be able to use them.  I folded one of them in half and tucked it underneath my focal panel for an effect I like.  It made the perfect place to seat a bow and a mulberry flower.  I created the card base using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One and added a panel using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and topped things off with Spellbinders Labels Twenty.


So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a card base from cream paper cut to 4-5/8″ x 7″ using A2 Bracket Border on the bottom, design paper layer 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4″,  Foam Tape (optional), die cut Resplendent Rectangles layer, purple matting layer 3-3/8″ x 4-5./8″, design paper 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, foam tape, die cut Labels Twenty.   Ribbon, bow and pearls set on appropriate layers.

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts –  Get Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb, Coredinations, By Digital Magic Garden Postcard
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Heather
Accessories:    Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders OneSpellbinders Labels Twenty, Prima Burlap Leaves, Purple Silk Flower – Joanns, Mlberry flower, May Arts Silk Ribbon – White, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker

Hugs to you all — thanks so much for stopping by.  I’ll see you soon!

  • Rebekka KJune 8, 2013 - 10:41 am

    This is just stunning. Love the colors and love the designer paper. Great idea in the use of that flower.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 8, 2013 - 10:49 am

    Oh my god, this is sooo gorgeous Becca. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this card here. You´ve just done aa masterpiece here again hun, it´s so beautiful work.
    Have a wonderful week-end and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 8, 2013 - 10:54 am

    OH MY BECCA!!!!!!!!!! Makes me think of a Garden Tea!!!!!!!!!! :) SOOOOO LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • VivaceJune 8, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Love it! Great color combo! Great job Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJune 8, 2013 - 11:02 am

    What a gorgeous card. I LOVE the Magic Garden Postcard image.and what a great idea to use that large flower the way you did.Have a great weekend!!!ReplyCancel

  • Donna KJune 8, 2013 - 11:21 am

    Becca, Your designs are stunning! Its always a delight to check email and find that you’ve created another project that I must dash off to see IMMEDIATELY! You are truly an inspiration, and unbelievably talented!!!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJune 8, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Beautiful as always .Melanie ukReplyCancel

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  • Francie in MontrealJune 8, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Oooooh! This is terrific! Everything about your card makes me feel good. Along with the wonderful attributes that we’ve come to expect from you, I particularly love the way you’ve incorporated the pretty paper and the half flower. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 8, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Lovely, Becca. Just so lovely!!! The color is so soothing, and the flowers are gorgeous. What a pretty creation!ReplyCancel

  • Helen RoseJune 8, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Fabulous card, love the design and the digital paper is just beautiful! Love HelenReplyCancel

  • EveleneJune 8, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Oh, this is another very beautiful card that makes my day, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJune 8, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    Lovely garden card Becca….TFS your creative talents!ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJune 8, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Wow is this a beauty or what. How thrilled would the recipient be to receive one of your gorgeous cards. I’m simply amazed with all of your cards and congratulate you on your talents and focus. Blessings,ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 8, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    This is another lovely card that is so inspiring. Using a large silk flower by folding and tucking it under a layer is so pretty but is also a reminder to use those things we find on sale or have been sitting in our stash. I know I have that same flower in my stash and it has been there too long. Now I have an idea for using it. I also love that you added the A2 Bracket Border One to the bottom of your base to lengthen the card. You are sharing how to make cards of varying sizes by mixing our dies together. I think that is so awesome. I love your work, Becca, and thank you for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceJune 8, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Gorgeous card, love the papers, may have to invest in those.ReplyCancel

  • LageneJune 8, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    This is just Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie EricksonJune 8, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    Your cards are always so inspiring – this one included! Thanks for sharing your God-given talent with the rest of us. I’ve started a notebook (old-fashioned I know!) with my favorite Becca cards, listing all the ingredients. Now just for fun, I can browse my catalog of ideas. Or I know where to turn when I need a very special card. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsJune 8, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    You have me caught up on this digital paper – Wow is this super or what? Love the card and how you used the big flower, only you would think of that. Impressed once more!!!!!!! God Bless and have a wonderful weekend.

  • Anne (UK)June 8, 2013 - 4:56 pm

    What a beautiful ‘secret garden’ card (one of my favourite books as a child). The use of the flower is genius!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZ xoJune 8, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    Hi Becca, your card is so beautiful, I went straight over to the Etsy shop and purchased those images as well as the postcards. You are an inspiration.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 8, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    Lovely — that huge folder flower looks so terrific and works beautifully with the garden gate and flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziJune 8, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    This card sent me right to the By Digital site. Oh my! You always inspire me to do more. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Carole HodginsJune 8, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Becca, I guess that you get sick of people saying that you inspire them but it is so true. I hunger after every new post on your blog and am eternally grateful for your generosity in sharing your talent. I like Anne from UK think your card looks like a secret garden and like her it was my favourite book as a child. Thanks for giving me the idea for the large flower. I have some huge silk flowers languishing in the dim dark recess of my craft room that I thought I could not use but now I will seek them out.
    Blessings to you from South AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Victoria C.June 8, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    Love it, of course…You inspire me Becca…and I thank you for it…victoriaReplyCancel

  • MickieJune 8, 2013 - 9:30 pm

    As always, just beautiful. I am off to purchase the paper!!ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from Titahi Bay, NZJune 8, 2013 - 11:22 pm

    Beautiful. I really like the decorative extended front piece – just a bit different.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyJune 9, 2013 - 12:19 am

    It’s beautifully stunning. A country garden with love.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 9, 2013 - 12:52 am

    Stunning – love the use of the bracket border – will be trying that idea.ReplyCancel

  • loftylassJune 9, 2013 - 5:39 am

    Gorgeous Becca – love the paper. I have one of those huge flowers and now I know what to do with it… thank you for the inspiration.
    Heather (UK)

  • ConniecrafterJune 9, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Such a lovely background and love the way you folded over the flower, sweet touch!ReplyCancel

  • colleen howellJune 9, 2013 - 7:23 am

    I love this card, and purple is my favorite color as well. So it is a win win card for me! I just love this paper you used, all of your embellishments work so well together as usual, keep them comingReplyCancel

  • Ann WJune 9, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Beautiful card. You do such marvelous cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon NJune 9, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Just beautiful. You’ve inspired many of my cards. Tell me, what weight/type paper do you use to print out the digi paper?

    Thank you, so much, for a marvelous web site.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJune 9, 2013 - 11:12 pm

    I love the added dimension on this card provided by the design paper… it looks like you are peeking into a garden. I am becoming sold on these digital papers after seeing the beauties that you have used… I have purchased one that I saw on your site and will definitely be going for this one. I remember you saying some time ago that it is hard to find the kind of florals that you prefer and I agree. Thank goodness the digital market provides what we are looking for!! I hope they know what a great spokesperson you are for them… When you get your fingers on a product you make it irresistible to the rest of us because you make such beautiful things with whatever you put your hands to.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 10, 2013 - 1:57 am

    Morning Becca, Wow, love this. I love the die-cuts, and I adore the patterned paper, it is just so pretty, I am putting together a ‘wish list’ of all the gorgeous papers you have used. Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 10, 2013 - 6:19 am

    Such a lovely card. All of your creations are stunning and a great source of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing xxReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyJune 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Love this card Becca! But then again, I love all of your cards. The paper is a wonderful choice and your ability to mix and match dies to produce such elegant results is so refreshing. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • piabauJune 10, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    wow so wonderful Card, love the colours and great details
    hugs piaReplyCancel

  • JulieJune 10, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Hi Becca, absolutely love your cards. I have purchased some of the digital images but just wonder if you have reduced the size as the largest of the Resplendent Rectangles is actually smaller than the original image that I printed. (Hope that makes sense) Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas to keep us inspired. Julie, New Zealand.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 11, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Wow what a beautiful card!!! I love all of the flowers and the work you put into it.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierJune 12, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    gorgeous………you are soooooo blessed, big hugsReplyCancel

  • Judy HJune 15, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    Thank you for the video. I’ve tried this technique in the past and was never happy with my results. I will try this again soon.ReplyCancel

  • RoseJune 25, 2013 - 3:09 am

    The card is beautiful (as they all are). What a novel idea about the big flower – it certainly works very well.
    Have a good day.ReplyCancel