Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 5

Greeting blog friends!!  Welcome to the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy and Giveaway!  I have two projects to share with you today, the first is smack dab in the middle of my comfort zone and for the second I’m actually ‘exploring beyond’ to try something just a little bit different :-)  For the first project I wanted a memorable wedding card so I picked my colors of white and gold and used Spellbinders™ Celtic Accents and Spellbinders™ Celtic Motifs for a dazzling accent of unique swirls and fine detail.  The occasion called for a long format card that fits into a #10 envelope.
There’s a bit of dimension with the raised medallion and I used the border for a tone on tone accent.
The card has many details, but it’s a cinch to make and uses few supplies!

Die TemplateSpellbinders™ Celtic AccentsSpellbinders™ Celtic Motifs
Cross Promotional Partners:  JustRite Papercrafts – Everafter Antique Labels, May Arts 1.25″ Silk Ribbon SK01Imagine Crafts – Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Want2Scrap – Maxxi Girl Pearls White
Supplies:  Coredinations Pearl Cardstock, Colorbok Gold Foil Cardstock 12″x12″, Bazill Button, White Button, Recollection Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Brad, Darice Gold Pearl, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Becca’s Bow Maker
Here’s how:
  1. Score 8 1/2″ x 11″ pearl cardstock the long way, trimming to 4 x 9-1/4″
  2. Cut a panel of pearl cardstock to 8-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ and mat onto a gold panel cut to 9″ x 3-3/4″
  3. Cut/emboss two of the long borders and mount them on the card (using Glossy Accents) width wise with a strip of ribbon in between, securing on the back and adhering to base using foam tape.  Apply swirl of pearls to right end and attach stamped sentiment.
  4. Cut/emboss the pieces shown above making sure gold piece centers are hollow and white piece center is filled.
  5. Score the gold piece as shown above on each leg AND
  6. Score around again on the area shown above.
  7. Clip as shown then accordion fold and glue gold pieces together.  Glue by laying one edge on top of another and securing with two glue dots or glue.
  8. Adhere to white round layer – this will form the bottom of the medallion.
  9. Cut/emboss four of the rounded triangle pieces and secure in corner with a brad then stack the elements as shown above.
  10. Attach medallion towards the left side of card.
  11. Add bow and trinket pin on left side of card.
Now on to my second project for today…

I’ve always wanted to try embossing paste using Spellbinder die templates.  You never know these things until you try, so I put on my brave hat and rescued some black tiles from a remodeling project.  I cleaned the tiles off and spread Dreamweaver Embossing Paste across the template which I masked with painters tape then removed leaving the relief of the Celtic pattern.  I got so excited about this, that I’ll be trying again with mat board and have some gold paste coming my way.  I love the dimension!
I assembled the tiles into an accordion fold book and inside I put some of my favorite Quietfire quotes as well as a place to journal some gratitude.
Each of the inner pages is rimmed with gold and the same gold leaf pen used to fill in the corners before overlaying a celtic embellishment.
The above picture shows the tile front cover and back cover of the accordion album, side by side.

So is there anything you have on your “want to try” list?  Come on, be brave, tell me what it is!!   I’ve found that experimenting around makes me eager enough to plunge into new techniques.  I encourage you to embrace your curiosity and try those things on your ‘want to try’ list; do it – one by one.

Die TemplateSpellbinders™ Celtic Accents, Spellbinders™ Celtic Motifs
Cross Promotional Partners: Quietfire DesignLife is a Pure Flame, And the Day Came, We Are Never So Lost, There are Two Things We Can Give,  Journal of Gratitude Book StampsImagine Crafts – Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
Supplies: Home Depot Ceramic Tiles 3″ x 6″ (Black), Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Strathmore Black Art Paper, Krylon Gold Leaf Pen, Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, Recollection Pearls, Studio His and Hers™ Adhesive Pearls, ScorTape, Gold Ribbon

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  • Carol bMarch 1, 2013 - 11:09 am

    The Celtic design in black and white is stunning. A gorgeous design!
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • LauraMarch 1, 2013 - 11:10 am

    It is good to step out of our comfort zone. And when you have beautiful results it is very rewarding.

    I can see many wedding uses for this project.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy PackerMarch 1, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Stunning…as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann ClackMarch 1, 2013 - 11:12 am

    LOVE the gold. You always have such wonderful layouts too.ReplyCancel

  • Linda WestyMarch 1, 2013 - 11:21 am

    Wow that was great. I never tried that paste, so it was pretty interesting to see something created with it!ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOMarch 1, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Becca, your projects are awesome as always. I’ve had embossing paste for several years but have never tried it – probably it’s dried up, but you’ve given me the courage to try. Thanks for the great inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara HagertyMarch 1, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Becca, that first card is stop-my-heart gorgeous! Oh those pearls combined with the gold! WOW! And I love the Celtic designs and the black and white of the second card!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthMarch 1, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Wow fantastic, love how glamorous and expensive this looks, great jobReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)March 1, 2013 - 11:24 am

    GORGEOUS wedding card, Becca!!! Always LOVE white & gold (or silver) for a wedding/anniversary card. Your 2nd project is totally amazing — I just need to learn to embrace the media mixage trend and ‘explore beyond’, but sometimes I’m tentative and have to be sure before I invest the money in new product.ReplyCancel

  • Regina M. HamiltonMarch 1, 2013 - 11:24 am

    Wow..These are stunning. I love how your creations are such inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzMarch 1, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Becca, what a lovely accordion album! I just love making them and you did such an awesome job! So elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam PrantnerMarch 1, 2013 - 11:25 am

    These are stunning! That gold is fantastic, and I love the embossing paste. What elegant pieces!ReplyCancel

  • Joy H.March 1, 2013 - 11:26 am

    Absolutely stunning projects Becca (as always!) – I had not ordered the celtic accents and motifs, but now I think I am going to buy them!ReplyCancel

  • Janina BeckettMarch 1, 2013 - 11:26 am

    such gorgeous cards, one talented lady.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 1, 2013 - 11:31 am

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! BOTH projects are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I am in AWE!!!!! (As usual with your work!) :) THEY’RE GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They TAKE MY BREATHE AWAY!!!!!!!! :) WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 1, 2013 - 11:32 am

    FORGOT to answer your question: Is there something I want to try that’s out of my comfort zone? I want to try more ARTSY type of cards! More like PAINTING my own watercolor, DRAWING my own image!ReplyCancel

  • Diane M.March 1, 2013 - 11:38 am

    WOW! Absolutely stunning! and thanks for the details on how you made it.ReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 1, 2013 - 11:38 am

    AMAZING projects! I love the wedding card, and the tile covers are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • NataliyaMarch 1, 2013 - 11:38 am

    My Goodness Becca. I think this is the best projects so far. How gorgeous and elegant they looks. Love the color choice. It’s just WOW me away!!!
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs NataliyaReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsMarch 1, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Something very different for you, my dear!! Entered the contest, hoping!!!!


  • Francie in MontrealMarch 1, 2013 - 11:41 am

    These cards just rose, at the speed of light, to the top of Francie’s favourite Becca cards. In a word, they are amazing.
    I have used the paste with a Dreamweaver’s snowflake stencil and glitter. The results were terrific. Then I packed it away never to be used again. Duh. I must fish it out. One day in the future, I would like to master sponging and brayering. These skills totally elude me. For now, anyway.
    Back to your cards and step by step instructions. Thank you. You have no idea how much I appreciate you, your craft and wordsmithing virtuosity and best of all, you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • SusanMarch 1, 2013 - 11:42 am

    Your wedding card is simply magnificent Becca — so rich and classy looking.
    Love the idea of using the embossing paste on the tiles — but as usual your creativity took you one step further and you created an amazing journal — wow!
    I feel so lucky to have found your site. Thanks for sharing your talents once again.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaMarch 1, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Oh to have but one of your creative genes, Becca!! Gorgeous work as always :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen SchroederMarch 1, 2013 - 11:45 am

    You cards are always so elegant and stunning!ReplyCancel

  • LyndaMarch 1, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Absolutely stunning project!!!ReplyCancel

  • PatMarch 1, 2013 - 11:46 am

    I just love the wedding card my grandson is getting married in Aug.and this would be just the card thank you so much for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Maria Singer NestorMarch 1, 2013 - 11:48 am

    I am in love with everything you did today — but the black and white one tops the other stuff! It’s G O R G E O U S!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara MacAskillMarch 1, 2013 - 11:53 am

    This is absolutely divine! It took my breathe away! Love the tutorial. I have to try this!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 1, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Becca this is a unique card.. i love that! I like the long rectangular shapes in this one..ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsMarch 1, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Oh Becca- I love the tiled book.
    Thank you so much for featuring the Quietfire Design Stamps!
    blessings, to you,

  • Gail L.March 1, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Ahh Becca, you make such amazing wonderful creations!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CMarch 1, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Beautiful projects!ReplyCancel

  • Barb DombekMarch 1, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    These two cards are absolutely exquisite…knocked my socks off! Always love your work, when I get one of your emails it just makes my day. I don’t know how you keep coming up with new innovative designs…I’m amazed at every new design.ReplyCancel

  • JannMarch 1, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    As usual you amaze me. I thught the wedding card was a small purse, bling and more bling!!!! Honest. Then the tiles just blew me away. The Celtics are perfect for both projectsReplyCancel

  • NikkiMarch 1, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Simply Beautiful !! xReplyCancel

  • jeannineMarch 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    it’s very very very beautiful bravo !
    j’adore tout ce que vous faiteReplyCancel

  • CheriMarch 1, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous…….sometimes it’s not possible to verbally define how beautiful your work is, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 1, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    This is a fantastic project Becca and just goes to show how much more can be done with spellbinder dies. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs, Michelle xxReplyCancel

  • lisa808March 1, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Two great projects!ReplyCancel

  • Diana NguyenMarch 1, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    “It’s a cinch to make” Haha! Right – if I had your talent! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.March 1, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    Oh Becca, you never disappoint. You have as many new ideas in your creative brain as Spellbinders has with their new product. I always love to
    glare at each one of your cards in awe. Beautiful just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 1, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Beautiful projects Becca!!! The embossing paste in the white on black is stunning – never tried that color combo, but will now that I have seen yours! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Gelli Art Plate is something I would like to give a whirl – a bit spendy, but still thinking about getting one….saw some beautiful backgrounds a friend made and that set me looking into the technique.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Chris RMarch 1, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Oh my! Super stunning projects! I’m totally blown away.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 1, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    Becca, I love both of the cards. I would like to try both of them. The first for a wedding & the second for my daughter’s birthday. She has had a rough year & I think it would bless her in fact maybe I will not wait for her birthday & send it as a just because. I also have a lot of embellments that I need to fogure out how to use. Thanks for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 1, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Wow, Becca. You’ve been a busy girl!! You are just continually astonishing me with the things you think up to make beautiful art. These two projects are perfect examples! And thank you for the pictures with detailed instructions. Brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 1, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    Oh my goodness Beca, you just did it again, didn´t you? I´m totally stunned by the beauty in both your creations here today. You just never sease to amaze me sweet lady, you are truely one of the most talented artists, I have ever seen, and I absolutely LOVE your work.ReplyCancel

  • Sue BraileyMarch 1, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    Becca, these projects are off the charts!! Your work is always magnificent but these are just indescribable!! I LOVE what you did with the embossing paste…have always wondered if it would be OK with spellbinders and there you are with the answer! The card is stunning!
    Just too much! Thanks so much for sharing. Hope I’m after noon….it’s almost 2 eastern time! LOL

  • Rebekka RMarch 1, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    wow Becca, this is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy AMarch 1, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    Beautiful work as always, I would love to try a mixed media canvas, just need to get up the courage to take the plungeReplyCancel

  • Jeannie HaferMarch 1, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    As usual, you have continued to set the bar at the highest level. Thank you so much for the beautiful ideas you give me. You & your cards are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • CathyMarch 1, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    Becca, Your cards are beautiful. You have a way of making everything look so easy. For some reason I’ve always been drawn to celtic knots. Have a wonderfully fantabulous day. God Bless. CathyReplyCancel

  • Michelle ReavesMarch 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are exquisite!! Your work is always so elegant and such a pleasure to see!ReplyCancel

  • Donna JonesMarch 1, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Beautiful wedding card, love the Celtic knot so apt. I would love to use clay products with my dies, I have bought some roll out air dry clay but as yet have not plucked up the courage to use it…one day :-)ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMarch 1, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    So beautiful to great projects ,will have to try this paste thing .MelanieReplyCancel

  • kathy AuldMarch 1, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Both projects are wonderful! I just love the wedding card just so elegant.Love both projects though.ReplyCancel

  • GayleMarch 1, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    I rarely comment but I have to say Becca

    YOU AMAZE ME!!! You are the best. I love everything you do
    They “TOUCH ME” The sheer exquisite beauty of them allReplyCancel

  • Rhea ThompsonMarch 1, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    There really is no one like you! Everything you do is exquisite. Whenever I see one of your designs I want to purchase everything you used and copy exactly what you did. It might not be creative on my part, but the finished work is always so appreciated by the recipient!ReplyCancel

  • VailMarch 1, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Your wedding card is so elegant. Love the accordion album also. I always look forward to you blog post-they are so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Heather RogersMarch 1, 2013 - 1:29 pm

    Oh! Becca! Your creations are so beautiful you are so gifted and I have so enjoyed looking at your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Jean E.March 1, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    Beautiful. Absolutely delightful. Your creations are heavenly. Thank you for sharing these creations & sources.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterMarch 1, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    fabulous pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisMarch 1, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    Wow! What can I say differently than everyone has already expressed except that I am challenged now to “step out of the creative box” and try something new. I love gold and white and pearls…you hit the jackpot in my book with this combination and so beautifully done.ReplyCancel

  • John. LockwoodMarch 1, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Becca, I have been following your blog every day but this is the first time I have written as soon as I saw this card I just knew I had to say how much it took my breath away, simply stunning! XReplyCancel

  • Kathy @ Katalina JewelryMarch 1, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    Beautiful! The gold and pearls make it very elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Debi P.March 1, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    Excellent projects, as usual!! I’m so thankful that God created people like you… you do all the imaginative and constructive part so that people like me can enjoy viewing and wishing I could only do half as good. You’re such a blessing.ReplyCancel

  • EwelinaMarch 1, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    Stunning project!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn NoeMarch 1, 2013 - 2:25 pm

    Gorgeous creations, both of them! I really love what you did with the tile though. . . fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Heather WoodsMarch 1, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Becca I love both projects – they are gorgeous. I love the celtic border and accents dies, I also love the dreamweaver accordian book but I think I would get into an awful mess with the paste – you were very brave.
    Heather (UK)

  • ReaMarch 1, 2013 - 2:31 pm

    Beautiful job and gorgeous dies.ReplyCancel

  • Karen L KMarch 1, 2013 - 2:34 pm

    Wow very pretty and good thoughts too. I agree just dig in there and try some of the things you have been wanting too. Thanks for the reminder. Your projects are probably the most elegant I have seen. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy-LynnMarch 1, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    Totally elegant and beautiful! Both cards are phenomenal. Your art is always so beautiful! I love just about any die and I never tried the paste. Looks like I better get my feet wet!
    Hugs, Cathy-LynnReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockMarch 1, 2013 - 2:45 pm

    Wow Becca you always do such Awesome work thanks for shaowing us how to. love the layering and the new Dies are AmazingReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunMarch 1, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    How elegant your wedding card is! I don’t understand the masking part on the tiles, but some day I might :* much aloha BeccaReplyCancel

  • karenladdMarch 1, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    WOW! These are unbelievable! I love that medallion rosette!!! The celtic patterns are one of my favorites…so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Westcott from OzMarch 1, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret (Scotland)March 1, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    Hi Becca, How lovely to click on each day and find you there, with another jewel. I just love the accordion book. Loooove it! Really appeals to my Scottish blood. The Celtic Accents and Motifs will be a must for me, and I will have to put your lovely book, on my To Do List!! Thanks Again for sharing.
    Margaret (Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveMarch 1, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Becca! You always amaze me with your lovely creations!!


  • Caryn S. (Scrapnsing)March 1, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    No question THESE are going on my must have list! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • StephiMarch 1, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Amazing workReplyCancel

  • Amy Jones#8546March 1, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    Oh…wow…This is So STUNNING!!! I am at a loss for words. It’s Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne JMarch 1, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    These celtic dies are fabulous and I love the way you used them…that tone on tone border strip is heavenly!ReplyCancel

  • Betsy B.March 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Oh my, those Celtic dies are definitely going on my wishlist!!! I’m an Irish girl, and those would be perfect for me! Thanks for all the directions you’re giving on how you construct your creations ~ I could never be so creative, but I can follow directions! Now if I could just make bows like you! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Beverly L.March 1, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Really love your projects!ReplyCancel

  • Linda FitzgeraldMarch 1, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    Thanks so much for your assembly instructions on this card!! So many times I look at your creations and think that I would love to try it, but couldn’t see how to put it all together!! I hope this is something you will continue to do, I know it is extra time and work for you, but SOOO appreciated!! Many thanks from Australia!!ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaMarch 1, 2013 - 4:07 pm

    Beautiful!!! You’re great and very original. Each project you do are unique. Thanks for sharing your gift. I consider you my friend, teacher and inspiration to be better as a person and to perform more detailed cards. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMarch 1, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    I would love to try the black one with the little pearls. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 1, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    wow, I just love both of your entries today. I’ve never tried embossing past but you sure did a great job with it today. love the medallions that you make. yours turn out so perfect. mine seem to explode where I’ve attached them.ReplyCancel

  • JanMarch 1, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    Glad to see these good projects. I like trying new things too.ReplyCancel

  • Angela HardyMarch 1, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    OMG I love your blog and once again I am looking at your project with my mouth open. You are just AMAZING and I love everything that you create. TFSReplyCancel

  • Debbie EricksonMarch 1, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Thanks for ALL the beautiful cards you’ve continued to show us. Thank you, too, for the tutorials – the video and the step-by-step like today’s. Your cards are always inspiring and worth trying to recreate for very special recipients.
    This afternoon I’m trying something new – Glossy Accents. Not that big a deal, I suppose, but new to me. So I plan on having fun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda RobbinsMarch 1, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Thanks for all your work and your ability to share your talents.ReplyCancel

  • DotMarch 1, 2013 - 4:41 pm

    I always love to see your projects! They are so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONMarch 1, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    Hot Exciting to learn of yet another QUICK, but absolutely
    Gorgeous card.
    This is a priivlege to be able to learn this art from a
    Creative Gifted Lady

    love, joyceReplyCancel

  • Jess S.March 1, 2013 - 4:53 pm

    Such amazing projects. The gold paper is so brilliant. I love how you made your own accordion fold centerpiece. :)ReplyCancel

  • Diane JMarch 1, 2013 - 5:10 pm

    What can a person say to these2 projects? They just leave you breathless and wish that I could have come up with something like this. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieMarch 1, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Love all your tutorials, Becca. It’s almost like having you in my home to show me how to duplicate your gorgeous cards.
    I would also like to chime in with the other crafters in asking you where you got those pretty vintage floral graphics for your note cards.
    Thank you again for all you do and your generous, giving spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Ann WMarch 1, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    Gorgeous card. You do such beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMarch 1, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    Becca- ALL of your cards are memorable!!! these are no exception! they are absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Omega BrooksMarch 1, 2013 - 6:26 pm

    Wow, these are beautiful! Your work is always impeccable, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 1, 2013 - 6:41 pm

    These are gorgeous projects!! Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive them??!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SherriMarch 1, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    lovely work once again Becca. Love both of your ideas, and I have just the occassions to use them both too! you always inspire me. Thanks heapsReplyCancel

  • Vicki DavisMarch 1, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    Such fantastic projects. Love them both. You are very creative and I love your style. Such a good way to use the Spellbinder products!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMarch 1, 2013 - 7:06 pm

    Becca oh you have done it again. fantastic tutorials. Have the paste and not used it for ages. but now will try again. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne BoyleMarch 1, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    Becca your work is just beautiful and I want to try it all, Love love love those Celtic diesReplyCancel

  • DodiePMarch 1, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    Because, once again I am mesmerized by your beautiful artistry. I want to be you! LOL. Seriously, if I could make cards half as stunning as your I would be grateful. Thanks for your posts.ReplyCancel

  • DodiePMarch 1, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Darn auto correct! Because was supposed to say Becca.ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireMarch 1, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Wow, Becca! This is just stunning. Bless your heart for using Quietfire stamps! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • joyMarch 1, 2013 - 7:27 pm

    This is my first visit to your blog and all I can say is WOW! What talent you have with these beautiful dies.!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather MillsMarch 1, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    Becca, I know I always say this, but your work is sooo stunning! The way you combine dies is just amazing. I don’t know how you “see” all the possibilities. Gorgeous projects as always.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramMarch 1, 2013 - 7:33 pm

    Love the wedding card. Are those ceramic tiles that you used? They don’t look that heavy, on the finished project. I might be envisioning something you are not using. I have not seen the embossing paste, I am curious to check that out. Sad you are not doing our daily bread.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 1, 2013 - 8:02 pm

    I LOVE your creativity Becca and these projects are no exception. These are examples of how you are able to use the dies in various ways and are why I receive your monthly kit!ReplyCancel

  • Velma MMarch 1, 2013 - 8:08 pm

    Absolutely stunning projects. The tutorial is wonderful. It’s crafters like you that are honest about how some new crafting line can scare some one but your courage in stepping outside the box gives us courage to try new things. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LindaMarch 1, 2013 - 8:09 pm

    OH WOW WOW WOW!!!! So stunning!1 It pops right off the page…I love this..I so need to get these..Ty for am awesome most elegant design…ReplyCancel

  • ShannahMarch 1, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Wow so beautiful! Wonderful creations and fab tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anna GrimsleyMarch 1, 2013 - 8:47 pm

    Gorgeous projects (as usual); thanks for sharing the tutorials. When I grow up, I want to be like you! I’m working on using my dies in more creative ways – like you do. Awesome dies this month!ReplyCancel

  • Candida JMarch 1, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Becca your projects are true works of art, thank you for encouraging us to try new techniques, there are so many I would lke to try and so little time ;)but I will try this technique, hopefuly I get as beautiful results as you, wish me luck! And Thank you so very much for being part of the Frenzy and for all you do and share!
    Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • jpscrapsMarch 1, 2013 - 9:43 pm

    STUNNING! I am in awe!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry KMarch 1, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    You just have the magic touch because my two attempts at embossing paste never even came close to looking like yours. Love the gold and pearls on your first, both are your usual stunning work.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly UMarch 1, 2013 - 10:06 pm

    Beautiful work as always!ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DMarch 1, 2013 - 10:26 pm

    WOW! These are gorgeous. Love the black and white Celtic design. As always your work is amazing and your tutorials are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • MarshaMarch 1, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    This is a gorgeous card! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne #6701March 2, 2013 - 2:18 am

    Your cards are so elegant and classy! I took a look at a few of your other posts as well. You are one talented artist!ReplyCancel

  • CebelicaMarch 2, 2013 - 2:32 am

    These are so beautiful and so elegant! I love them! Hugs! xxReplyCancel

  • Roxanne JMarch 2, 2013 - 2:53 am

    Everytime I come to your blog I learn and or see something I havent before. Thanks for the inspiration. I cannot wait to try the hinge technique.ReplyCancel

  • Kim ThompsonMarch 2, 2013 - 5:17 am

    Two gorgeous creations, love them both.
    Kim xXxReplyCancel

  • StormMarch 2, 2013 - 5:28 am

    Thank you so much for the written instructions. I am going to try this one. Thank you thank you @:)ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaMarch 2, 2013 - 5:50 am

    I am so glad you put on your brave hat. These tiles are stunning! Your brain must be in creative mode even while you sleep.ReplyCancel

  • RitaMarch 2, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Stunning Becca, all in one word. This card just takes my breath away. The dies are gorgeous. Another one to add to my list. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxReplyCancel

  • LaurindaMarch 2, 2013 - 6:44 am

    Lovely and elegant! Thanks for being brave and sharing your outcome, Both projects are works of art.ReplyCancel

  • ReneeZMarch 2, 2013 - 8:17 am

    These are so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Sandie LobbezooMarch 2, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • MelindaMarch 2, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Both of your projects are LOVELY (as usual). I already thought I wanted the Celtic set, now I Have to have it. :)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMarch 2, 2013 - 9:07 am

    AWESOME! TFS. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia RMarch 2, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie SchachterMarch 2, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Amazing projects, they are awesome. Just love
    the Spellbinders dies you used.ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice LawsonMarch 2, 2013 - 10:09 am

    Stunning! I have to say, the celtic pattern is fabulous and so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Susie BentzMarch 2, 2013 - 10:21 am

    Gorgeous! love the gratitude journal. You are so clever to use the tiles! That has to be the most beautiful recycling project I have ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • BaerbelMarch 2, 2013 - 10:56 am

    I love celtic designs and your ideas are fabulous! Thank you for sharing, BaerbelReplyCancel

  • Tina GostlingMarch 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

    So beautiful and delicate. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn BennettMarch 2, 2013 - 11:58 am

    WOW. Such an AWESOME ensemble.. All your designs are to die for!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet L.March 2, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Simply stunning, Becca. I’ve not used the modeling paste, but from your results, I’m surely tempted! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. I read your blog each day and marvel at your talent.ReplyCancel

  • SarahMarch 2, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    You experiment with embossing paste is simply perfection! Beautiful projects, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna MackintoshMarch 2, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GMarch 2, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Your style is always so elegant, this card is beautiful!!

  • KarenMarch 2, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Wow what a stunning card, I’ve always wanted to try modeling paste,ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Bousquet-SmithMarch 2, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Since I have a Celtic background, I love to incorporate Celtic motifs in quilting, knitting, and paper crafts. Thank-you and Spellbinders for honoring that heritage and making it easy for us to showcase it with their dies.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonMarch 2, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Exquisite artworkReplyCancel

  • Vicki SopcakMarch 2, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    Becca thanks for sharing your amazing creativity with your followers!!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyMarch 2, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    That wedding card is AMAZING! Love the gold.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekMarch 2, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    Your works of art are always so breathtakingly beautiful. No one can layer like you, Becca! TFSReplyCancel

  • VivianMarch 2, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    The things you come up with, just amazing! As always, thanks for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

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  • Darlene PMarch 2, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Gorgeous as always Becca. I’m usually not a fan of anything gold, I go for silver, but this looks so elegant – I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara MacAskillMarch 2, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    I am actually trying 2 new things at this time. First is using dies and second is coloring stamped images with alcohol markers. I am having much better luck with dies than coloring but I know with practice I can ONLY get better! Your work is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • sandy halliburtonMarch 2, 2013 - 1:15 pm

    wow! such beautiful projects! the wedding card is wonderful with all the bright, shiny gold and i love the accordion album….love using emb. paste!ReplyCancel

  • Josie LombardiMarch 2, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Once again, just too beautiful for words.ReplyCancel

  • LyndaMarch 2, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    Both projects are works of art!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa HoffmannMarch 2, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    I love this card and you always use my favorite dies, Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • Barb ParksMarch 2, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Becca, another beautiful project!. You are such a talented crafter!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis McKennaMarch 2, 2013 - 2:12 pm

    I have never tried embossing paste; looks interesting. The tile project looks great with the paste. Another thing on my list of things to try. lolReplyCancel

  • StampindaybreakMarch 2, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    I love how elegant the celtic die is in black and white. Thanks for all your great ideas – as they are always so inspiring. I look forward to seeing your work daily!ReplyCancel

  • SallieMarch 2, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    You can visualize beauty many of us dream about. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichMarch 2, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!! The album just blew me away!!!
    You must look at EVERYTHING and see a potential project. You have such remarkable talents!! I just can’t believe how EXQUISTELY BEAUTIFUL both the card and the album are!!
    I LOVE the celtic dies…….which are the next on my list of Spellbinder dies!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Barry-CotterMarch 2, 2013 - 4:02 pm

    Oh my! This is spectacular! Adorable, uplifting and inspiring as always. Off to see where I can get that embossing paste from to try as well. Thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy MartinsenMarch 2, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    Today’s project is beautiful! Celtic Accents & Celtic Motifs were not of particular interest to me……but you have really “knocked this one out of the park”!! I love what you designed with these dies…….thank you for sharing your amazing talent!ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 2, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann FMarch 2, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • CecMarch 2, 2013 - 5:06 pm

    Wonderful projects and so unique. Love the shape of the gold & white card and it is a size you can easily find an envelope for.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksMarch 2, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    I’d love to have just a tiny piece of your brain – to think outside the box and create wonderful items like you do! I’m just in awe every time I visit your blog (or anything you do!)ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterMarch 2, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    Wow so regal looking, great textures and embossing!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CMarch 2, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    Adorable, love the celtic dies. Look forward to you postes. Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • Gail BoydMarch 2, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Thank you for always being so generous and sharing tutorials on how to make your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • DisneyLisaMarch 2, 2013 - 7:04 pm

    Another great design. Thanks so much for taking the time to show us how you do so much of the amazing work you create.ReplyCancel

  • Glennis FMarch 2, 2013 - 7:08 pm

    Fabulous projects – thanks so muchReplyCancel

  • ionabunnyMarch 2, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    That is a beautiful die. Love the effect when used with the foil coated card. The journal of gratitude is something we maybe all should be using every day. Never thought to try paste with spellbinders. Very innovative.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BMarch 2, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    Wow…what can I say except FANTASTIC!! Both of these cards are wonderful, love the gold medallion and pearls as well as the black and white design. Thank you SO much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • RufusMarch 2, 2013 - 7:27 pm

    Becca, love this card! I adore Celtic motifs so this is right up my alley. Combine it with your classic color scheme and the swirl of pearls…gorgeous!

  • RufusMarch 2, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Becca, love this card! I adore Celtic motifs so this is right up my alley. Combine it with your classic color scheme and the swirl of pearls…gorgeous!

  • LenoriaMarch 2, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    These are beautiful! I’m glad you experiment and show us the results.ReplyCancel

  • JaniceMarch 2, 2013 - 7:55 pm

    Being from a province where celtic music is very popular, and some gaelic is still spoken, I love the beautiful black card.ReplyCancel

  • Betty BMarch 2, 2013 - 7:55 pm

    These were so stunning I had to pull out my Ironworks motifs (the only motif set I have) and make multiples of each die in double sided gold CS. I immediately made a hastinote and sent it to my “Spellbinders Sister” with some samples. She just bought a Grand Calibur last week. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey RumsbyMarch 2, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    Elegant creations! Very clear step-by-step photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Michel EMarch 2, 2013 - 8:35 pm

    Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Laraine RMarch 2, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    Just gorgeous! You simple amaze me with every creation you make!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieMarch 2, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    Stunning!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Margie FulcherMarch 2, 2013 - 9:41 pm

    WOW Becca, your cards are amazing. So beautiful. You make the most elegant and stunning cards. When I open my e-mail and see something from “Amazing Grace,” it is the first thing I open. I just know that I am going to see a beautiful card or project. Thank you for all the tutorials that you share with your blog friends. The tutorials are greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraMarch 2, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    This just left me breathless! I’d never heard of embossing paste and I would sure love to learn more and try it!ReplyCancel

  • Deanie SchaefermeyerMarch 2, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    You amaze me how you can come up with so many differant cards, and ideas. You blow me away. Love all the lovely creations.ReplyCancel

  • Sheri SchmidtMarch 2, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    More beautiful projects! Your talent never ends, which is great for you fans…lol. Could you please share your source for the Colorbok foil card stock and Dreamweaver embossing paste. Those are techniques I would love to try! Hugs to ya for sharing you’re awesome talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 3, 2013 - 12:25 am

    Thanks for showing all the details! You always have the most amazing projects!

  • FrannMarch 3, 2013 - 1:40 am

    I love what you have done with the Celtic Accents and Motifs–so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)March 3, 2013 - 10:15 am

    Fabulous as always, Becca.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Beverly PerdueMarch 3, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Your cards are amazing! All I can say is WOW!!ReplyCancel

  • SHELLEEMarch 3, 2013 - 3:07 pm

    Stunning work once again Becca! I too would like to know the source of your foil cardstock. I love the look, but have only been able to find it by the single sheet and quite expensive….Would really like to use it more but the cost does hold me back. That being said, this is a project that I need to try. Your work is just beautiful!

  • shartlMarch 3, 2013 - 6:37 pm

    I always love your projects and this one is spectacular! Love the gold metallic!ReplyCancel

  • Mau xxMarch 4, 2013 - 8:41 am

    These are beautiful Becca, I love the accordion style, what gorgeous sentiments in it too.
    I am so tired of my old style of colouring images, I have a new passion (addiction) for dies but money holds me back. I have however purchased some of the new Spellbinders frames and my aim is to work on a new card style….gulp!
    Hugs Mau xxReplyCancel

  • MYRNA SWEETMarch 4, 2013 - 11:43 pm

    Becca: I was a little disappointed when you stopped your fabulous card kits, but I love your new direction of totally sharing your talent and skills with us. You are truly blessed to have such an imagination to develop such beautiful designs. I am so glad you have partnered with such great companies as Spellbinders and JustRite. I look forward to your next creations!