Sharing Some News and an ODBD Release

My goodness, I’ll seem chatty today.  I have some news to share as well as a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  First for my news, I’ve been invited  to join the Magnolia-licious Design Team!!  This is a pure indulgence for me as I’ve been smitten with those stamps for quite a while.  Unknown to many of you, I like just about every genre of stamp there is.  I have quite a bit of artsy, elegant, eclectic and yes, quite a few cute stamps.   I’ve been hunting for something to take to the little girls at Sunday School in the way of cards, and these will fit the bill.  The ladies on the design team are as sweet as can be and have shown me a warm welcome.  I’m jumping in with them today and this week we have a Blog Hop on Friday, June 5th; I hope to see you then!

Now on to my card for today . . . this is one of the magnificent new releases with Our Daily Bread Designs and this particular set is called Ask, Seek, Knock.   Be sure to pop on over to ODBD to see the other set that rounds out the June Releases!

If you can’t tell, this Spellbinders Decorative Frame is one of my very favorites, I use it often.  This time I decided to change it up by embossing and stenciling on design paper.  I know the idea sounds "busy" but I really like the way it frame turned out.  The paper is subtle enough to take it.  I used the same ink for the frame, the sentiment and the edging on the double stacked Spellbinders Labels Four.  After I embellished the frame with topaz bling, I added a hat pin to which I added pearls and swarovski’s. 

TIP:  I know you will ask so I’ll go ahead and give a little explanation about the border around the Labels.  Normally I would do a reverse stenciling technique like I did on THIS post.  Because I wanted the ink to be the same as I used with the stenciling and because I was NOT using pigment ink as you need for reverse stenciling, I created a set of masks to use on the Labels dies that expose just the outer edges.   I did that by tracing around the insides of the die I was using with a pencil and then cutting out along that outline.  Then using repositionable glue I tacked my cut out on top of my die cut and sponged around the edges, removing the mask when finished.  It’s a sure fire way to get a different look with your dies. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Ask, Seek, Knock
Paper:  Bazzill, SEI Windsor
Ink:  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Decorative Frame, Spellbinders Labels Four, Bling from Michaels, Hat Pin from Hobby Lobby, Miscellaneous Beads, Ribbon

Don’t forget, since this is a new release day for Our Daily Bread Designs, there is another new set to see yet!!  All of the design team members are listed on my sidebar – be sure to visit to see what everyone is posting today.  Yes,  Amy ShefferAngel WildeAngie Zublionis, Betty Wright, Laurie Schmidlin, Chris Olsen, Dina Kowal, Jane Wetzel, Judy RozemaAngella Crockett and Lorelie Kim have new cards to share too! 

  • Sharon LJune 1, 2009 - 7:38 am

    well let me tell you that you deserve it I can’t wait to see your blog to see what new thing you have come up with, your mind works like no one else’s.ReplyCancel

  • Amy ShefferJune 1, 2009 - 7:49 am

    Stunning card, Becca! Love the warm colors and that pin! Congrats on the Magnolia-licious DT spot!ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiJune 1, 2009 - 7:50 am

    You did what? A visual tutorial would be most appreciated.

    Your card is absolutely stunning and congrats on the invitation to the new design team.


  • RebekkaJune 1, 2009 - 7:50 am

    This is breath taking, you are so creative with all your cards, and I learn something new every time I come by here, one of the things I learn is I am still in first grade :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy RozemaJune 1, 2009 - 7:51 am

    WOW! Totally magnificent in every way!!

    Congratulations on the new DT!!! Cool!!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 1, 2009 - 7:51 am

    Oh my so Lovely, like how you have the pin threaded through the ribbons/bows! Congrats on the design team!ReplyCancel

  • FayeJune 1, 2009 - 7:56 am

    Congratulations on the design team-they are very blessed to have you.ReplyCancel

  • BettyJune 1, 2009 - 8:01 am

    Becca, it is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the warm colors and all you wonderful technique and detailing. Beautifully done!!!ReplyCancel

  • JackieJune 1, 2009 - 8:05 am

    Becca, as usual you have made a wonderful card, I love the way you pay attention to every detail, thank you for showcasing the stamped image/sentiment in such a wonderful way. Congratulations on your Magnolia design team appointment, I can’t wait to see what you create with those cute stamps. Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyJune 1, 2009 - 8:13 am

    This is magnificent. I love the new set and how you have show cased it so beautifully. I am excited to see the ODBD is going to be at the stamp convention this year. Congratulations on being on their team. They are so lucky to have you and your creativeness. Your cards are always over the top. Can’t wait to see more cards with this set.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyJune 1, 2009 - 8:14 am

    Cpngrats Becca! Can’t wait to see what you create with the Magnolia line of stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy SCS TwinshappyJune 1, 2009 - 8:18 am

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the new DT spot!ReplyCancel

  • GraceJune 1, 2009 - 8:24 am

    Just stunning! So good to even be in the same bread basket with you!! Wowza!!! Your talent amazes me! Congrats on the Magnolia spot! I love them too!ReplyCancel

  • Miss GJune 1, 2009 - 8:25 am

    Beautiful, I love the pin and ribbon look. The ribbon is beautiful and the outline (design) is awesome.

    I love the verse

    Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • MélyaneJune 1, 2009 - 8:37 am

    Beautiful!!!!!!! Congrats on the news!!!! Can’t wait to see what you will create with those beautiful stamps!!!!ReplyCancel

  • NeenieJune 1, 2009 - 9:07 am

    WOW has Magnolia found a treasure in you!!!!!
    I read through the descriptions of making this card 3 times! You are the ONLY designer who takes the time to gives such detailed info. THANK YOU!!! I’ve been “lusting after” a Spellbinders frame and now you’ve “led me into temptation”!!!!! Just gotta have it.ReplyCancel

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  • GiovanaJune 1, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Congratulations Becca!!! Your card is adorable.
    God bless

  • janeJune 1, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Oh my!!!Stunnning….Gorgeous…Breathtaking…..WOWOWOWOWOW!ReplyCancel

  • LorelieJune 1, 2009 - 9:49 am

    Wonderful as usual!!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJune 1, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Congrats Becaa and another beautiful card…ReplyCancel

  • Sonya AppelJune 1, 2009 - 11:00 am

    Beautiful and inventive as always! Thanks for the new ways to use our cardmaking supplies!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)June 1, 2009 - 12:02 pm

    This is incredible!! Love Love LOVE the large stick pin with the ribbon bows, and your framing is ALWAYS SPECTACULAR! Your talent seriously blows my mind!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri HowardJune 1, 2009 - 12:05 pm

    Stunning card, Becca! I actually prefer the colored border over the reverse stenciling. For some reason it just doesn’t “look right” to me, so I’ve never done it. Thanks for the tip!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri HowardJune 1, 2009 - 12:05 pm

    Oh, and congrats on the DT position!ReplyCancel

  • AnnetteJune 1, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    I love your cards. This is beatiful.

  • SaraJune 1, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    That’s so wonderful Becca!! I know you’ll do wonderfulReplyCancel

  • Linda C.June 1, 2009 - 1:19 pm

    Quite LOVELY! Congrats on your new design team! Magnolia hit the jackpot of designers!ReplyCancel

  • sandraJune 1, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    you are amazing – just beautiful!

  • Ad K.June 1, 2009 - 1:41 pm

    Another beautiful card, Becca, really stunning. I am always excited to see what you create! Congrats on being a designer over at Magnolia also. I’m off to send Kelley at ODBD an order for her new sets.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren FeekenJune 1, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Congrats mom!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleHJune 1, 2009 - 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the DT!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry 107June 1, 2009 - 2:23 pm

    Congrats Becca- I was just looking at the new Magnolia-licious blog!!! And to have you there also!! WOW!!! How cool is that!! You are one busy and talented lady! Whew!!!ReplyCancel

  • adelineJune 1, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    This card is again amazing.. WOW again!! I wish I could have half of your talent. I can’t wait tomorrow to see your next one! Thanks so much for sharing with us :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NEJune 1, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    I agree with all the above posts. Magnolia-licious is so lucky to have secured the talent of Becca Feeken! Congratulations, Becca! I am a member and fan of the Magnolia’s, so I can’t wait to see how you showcase them. Hurry, Hurry!! Linda S. in NEReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJune 1, 2009 - 2:56 pm

    Honest to goodness, I just don’t know how you manage to pump out cards on a regular basis, have them all look unlike another, come up with a new way to use stamps and stencils, think outside the box, and come out professional looking like you were born to do this. Does this give enough impact in how amazed I continue to be with your work, Becca?! Good golly Miss Molly, this is one fab card. And thank you for the explanation GF!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJune 1, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    Opps, I forgot to say congratulations on your big news. I’m so looking forward to seeing Magnolia cards. I can’t even begin to image what you’ll come up with for those stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Z ~ DuckwaddlequackJune 1, 2009 - 4:24 pm

    Congrats on the new DT!!! You go girl!! This card is splendid and so beautiful! Love the warm colors and that pin is prefect!:)ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJune 1, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    Congratulations on your new assignment to the DT! More of the world needs to see your creativity and this is certainly one way of getting more of YOU out there :) This card is absolutely stunning! Thank you for the included bonus of the “tip”. I’m gonna try that technique since I have a lot of dye based inks and couldn’t do the reverse with them.ReplyCancel

  • Ann I.June 1, 2009 - 6:13 pm

    Congrats on becoming a member of the DT!! I love Magnolias and can’t wait to see what you do with them. Your talents are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy (Wattle)June 1, 2009 - 6:20 pm

    Absolutely stunning and elegant as always Becca!!!! Congrats on your appointment to the Magnolia DT – you will be such a wonderful asset to them!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJune 1, 2009 - 6:32 pm

    Big CONGRATS!!!!! Magnolias are my all time favorite stamps. YIPPY!!!! I couldn’t be more happy. I am soooo looking forward to see what you come up with.

    Todays card is just beautiful. Thank you for the explanation about the border around the labels. Your always so thoughful.


  • Diane Stader/Lost in the 60'sJune 1, 2009 - 6:35 pm

    Outstanding work! Love the color scheme and the beautiful ribbon treatment. Blessings, Diane/Planted in Joy/Lost in the 60’sReplyCancel

  • Chris OlsenJune 1, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    Wow!! Gorgeous frame you created Becca!! Love that pin and bows! Very Elegant and beautiful!! Congrats on the DT! You will indeed be an asset with all your stunning creations.

  • marshaJune 1, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    I always love your cards! Congratulations on being chosen for a spot on the Magnolia-licious DT!


  • KelleyJune 1, 2009 - 9:08 pm

    So incredibly elegant! Love the pin!ReplyCancel

  • BettyJune 1, 2009 - 9:24 pm

    Great card! Congratulations on being chosen as another DT member!
    You have awesome talent and they are lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

  • ToshJune 1, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    STUNNING Becca!! Your colors and embossing, along with the decorative pin and ribbon, are exquisite!! WOW!! Congrats on the new DT too Becca!! They’re blessed to have you as part of their team. I look forward to seeing what you do with their images!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryJune 1, 2009 - 10:35 pm

    Congratulations on joining the DT Becca. Love the card too. Hope your energy holds up to the increased work load !ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}June 2, 2009 - 1:29 am

    True Becca style…gorgeous!! What a great technique for framing the nesties – thanks for sharing! And big congrats on the Magnolia team – can’t wait to see what you do with those cuties!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 2, 2009 - 3:46 am

    Just so pretty in shades of brown, Becca. CONGRATULATIONS!!! to you. Looking forward to what you create. Thanks for the great tip too. You brighten my life every time I come here. Thank you for that.ReplyCancel

  • MarionJune 2, 2009 - 4:04 am

    A very classy card Becca! That frame is my fave too, just love what you have done with it!
    Marion UKReplyCancel

  • Angella CrockettJune 2, 2009 - 4:11 am

    Becca, this is soooo beautiful! I love the stencil layers and the gemstones! Thanks so much for the tip on the masking….you’re the best!!! God Bless! AngellaReplyCancel

  • Diane HJune 2, 2009 - 12:34 pm

    Beautiful card, I love the elegant look of it, and somewhat of a vintage look, too! Congrats on being a part of the desgin team, it will be fun to see what you can come up with for that, I can only imagine and I know it will be awesome, I can hardly wait!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzyJune 2, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    This is stunning as are all your creations. Pure works of art! I can’t wait to see what you do with the Magnolia stamps, welcome to the team :)


  • MargJune 2, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    The card is beautiful. Congratulations on joining the Magnolia group. I can hardly wait to see what you design!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHJune 2, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    Good evening, Becca and many congratulations on your invitation – well deserved. Your card today is so beautiful – and I adore your hatpin. I’m very much into these little handmade hatpins at the moment and use to adorn my own cards a when I can. I do like how you’ve used yours.ReplyCancel

  • SandeeJune 2, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    Becca! This card is the most elegant and exquisite card ever! Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry D-CJune 2, 2009 - 5:57 pm

    We are so thrilled that you joined the Magnolia-Liscious DT! Your work is stunningly beautiful and this card is no exception!ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarJune 2, 2009 - 6:56 pm

    Becca: where did you ever get such a looong hat pin??? Please? Card is just gorgeous!


  • Cindy HaffnerJune 2, 2009 - 7:08 pm

    Becca you are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • colleen eJune 3, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Becca, this card is amazing, it is smply stunning, your talents shine, thanks so much for sharing I am going to try and imulate this card as it is just gorgeous. thanks and bless you
    colleen in roseville caReplyCancel

  • AnnetteJune 5, 2009 - 12:05 am

    This card is absolutly!! I love it.

  • KyleJune 9, 2009 - 11:44 am

    WOO HOO!! I am ecstatic about your news!! I am a HUGE fan of Michelle’s and her on-line store. I can’t wait to see your gorgeous work! I don’t think there’s a card you’ve made that I didn’t absolutely love!! Congratulations!ReplyCancel