Subtle Elegant Texture

Good morning blog friends!  I’m overwhelmed by your reaction to the box I last posted.  Many of you asked where the tutorial will be posted and I’m sure it will be on YouTube, so keep a look out.  Of course if you are subscribed, you’ll get a notification ;-)  In the meantime I have a card to share today and a short post.   My card base was made using Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics A  – I knew by using a template instead of manually cutting, the sides in reference to the bottom would be square – perfection!  My card is 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″.    I created a small panel using Spellbinders™ M-Bossibilities™ Infinity (Side A) –  don’t you just love the subtle elegant texture it adds to a card without overwhelming?  I’ve always been an embossing folder fan but set them aside for a while for a fling with design paper.  They are definitely back in my heart :-)
I keep coming back to the new borders – I think I’m addicted – they add so much elegant flare and can be tucked anywhere.  I added Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One underneath my textured panel then added my lace and seam binding with bow on top.  Last, I added the sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design using the 2013 Valentines Day Stamp Set. 

Stamps: Quietfire Design – 2013 Valentines Day Stamp Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, Coredinations, K&Company
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics ASpellbinders™ M-Bossibilities™ Infinity (Side A)Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One, Mulberry Flowers, Lace
, Becca’s Bow Maker

Thanks so much for being a part of my little crafty world!  I’ll be back soon!

  • Nadine IllingworthFebruary 5, 2013 - 3:22 am

    How beautiful is that ! love the colours. embossing and die cuts .. Perfect card for meReplyCancel

  • OksanaFebruary 5, 2013 - 3:23 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love everything about this card!xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 5, 2013 - 3:34 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, this is sooooooooo gorgeous. I´m really impressed, how you time after time can come up with all these stunning ideas. This card here is just so wonderful, I absolutely LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • Helen RoseFebruary 5, 2013 - 4:15 am

    Look forward to viewing your work as it never disappoints. This is a beautiful card which showcases your clever design. love HelenReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceFebruary 5, 2013 - 4:53 am

    Absolutely stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissFebruary 5, 2013 - 5:21 am

    The bird is such a nice change from seeing hearts on Valentine cards, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceFebruary 5, 2013 - 5:36 am

    Wow, another beauty. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspirations. God bless….. DeniceReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsFebruary 5, 2013 - 6:17 am

    Love this one.

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaFebruary 5, 2013 - 6:22 am

    Oh, my….I love the way you used that bracket border edge. And the embossed background is positively elegant. The bird image is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieFebruary 5, 2013 - 6:48 am

    So beautiful XX MelanieReplyCancel

  • AstridFebruary 5, 2013 - 7:13 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca, love everything about it but my eye was specially caught by that beautiful bird image. I am guessing it is a Susan Winget one? Would you tell me where you got it??
    Thank you!

  • FebeFebruary 5, 2013 - 7:17 am

    I love waking up to your new ideas and wonderfully well thought out projects. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all to new heights.
    Febe- AZReplyCancel

  • Carol HintermeierFebruary 5, 2013 - 7:42 am

    I love every single card you make! Your talent amazes me! This card is so very pretty, especially since I love birds! What product line is the bird, or did you color it? Thank you for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • EileenFebruary 5, 2013 - 8:06 am

    Another beautiful creation today Becca. I particularly love the little bird and the bracket border at the bottom of the card. I assume you coloured the brid yourself, if so, you have done a wonderful job there.
    Thank you again for inspiring us to have a go.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 5, 2013 - 8:24 am

    JUST LOVELY BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (sigh!)ReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 5, 2013 - 8:41 am

    I always look forward to an E-mail from you and when they arrive I am never disappointed! Another beautiful card. I adapted your red/white Christmas card to a Valentine’s day card – and I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us. I pray that you have returned home safely and are refreshed from your trip.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BFebruary 5, 2013 - 8:53 am

    What a cheerful way to start my day!! :D This is so beautiful, my Spellbinders wish list keeps getting longer…I just love how all your elements work together! Have a wonderful week.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:05 am

    This card is super duper!!! Always love how you incorporate the lace and die cuts and they go so well. Thank you for sharing creative talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Beautiful card! I love the flourish splash in the corner, great mix of colors on it! My days off to a good start now that I’ve seen your beautiful blog post!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Beautiful Valentine! I like the way you use lace, borders, embossing, flowers, seam binding and other elements to create such a great card!
    You are so talented and have a wonderful eye for balance on your projects. Thanks for sharin your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka RFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:38 am

    This is elegant Becca, love the design of this card, love the sentiment and your coloring of that bird is fabulous. Where did the bird come from? ;)ReplyCancel

  • Denise TrottierFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:47 am

    Super elegant card, love that bird and the way you colored it…could you tell me where you got it…your work is exquisite and you never disappoint…hugs…
    Denise TrottierReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:54 am

    You never disappoint Becca! I have pre-ordered those 5x 7 Matting Basics and the Bracket Borders One as well and I just received those wonderful stamps yesterday! What a great use of these new products. I love the bird too.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.February 5, 2013 - 10:02 am

    This is very pretty. I love the borders, too.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 5, 2013 - 10:07 am

    What a gorgeous card, Becca!!! So elegant and feminine with al of the lacy details. You are such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie CarneyFebruary 5, 2013 - 10:17 am

    Wow!Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.
    Looking forward to your next creation. Take careReplyCancel

  • CheriFebruary 5, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Wish I could be a light shining for you, just to watch all your stunning art happen! Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealFebruary 5, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Your card is a knock-out! I am enchanted with it. Each element comes together as a harmonious whole. What a lovely creation.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoFebruary 5, 2013 - 10:28 am

    What a lovely card. It makes my heart smile. :)ReplyCancel

  • LauraFebruary 5, 2013 - 11:25 am

    I think this card is one of your absolutely best! It’s just stunning. I’m with everybody else too—where the heck did the bird come from?ReplyCancel

  • Linda GuestFebruary 5, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing how to make this very elegant card. It is very beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mFebruary 5, 2013 - 12:42 pm

    Very beautiful, gorgeous elements and design. Hugs, Lori mReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunFebruary 5, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Dear Becca, I never tire of your creations. They are fresh, stunning and brilliant every time. Thank you for inspiring me <3ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kirste CampbellFebruary 5, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Ooo, a total favorite!! LOVE the bird, the flourish, the texturing and layering, all gorgeous, gorgeous! Adore this card!!

    I’m a huge fan of embossing folders, that’s why I design so many of them, actual Infinity side A is one. Embossed paper is so versatile and beautiful!

    blessings to you today my friendReplyCancel

  • Cindy MFebruary 5, 2013 - 3:55 pm


  • MarshaFebruary 5, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    That is a beautiful card! How did you cut out the flourish at the top? It looks like part of it is hanging in mid-air?ReplyCancel

  • RonnyFebruary 5, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    Love, love , love this card. So beautiful.
    I too want to know about the bird and the background behind it with the
    writing,flourish and stamp on it. I read over and over the list of products
    and couldn’t see anything on these two things, except a mention of
    k & co.
    Could you please tell us about the bird and its immediate background
    on your next post?ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsFebruary 5, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    Elegant setting for a beautiful sentiment.
    Thanks for using Quietfire stamps.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaFebruary 5, 2013 - 7:57 pm

    Just when I think you have pulled every rabbit out of the hat, you pull out another beautiful card. I love the lace and seam binding on the bottom.
    Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your lovely box tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • colleen hFebruary 5, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    love it, it is so pretty and yes I love the bracket borders myself, its on my list to buy asap.ReplyCancel

  • LageneFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous card! Beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • Robin ShakoorFebruary 7, 2013 - 1:18 am

    This card has got to be my all time fave! Your attention to detail is like no other!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronFebruary 7, 2013 - 11:28 am

    I am with Ronny!! I have searched and searched your list of ingredients and can’t figure out where that gorgeous flourish came from. I hope you’ll share. The card is amazing and that flourish is a BIG part of what makes it so gorgeous… give it up, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Deanne @ Three TreesFebruary 8, 2013 - 9:54 am

    Another gorgeous creation – I don’t know how you do it time and time again!

    Deanne :)ReplyCancel

  • Lynne WFebruary 9, 2013 - 6:01 am

    This card is stunning!! It’s one of my new faves from you!!ReplyCancel

  • Anusha VamseeFebruary 11, 2013 - 12:10 am

    Awesome card.. Love ur creativity..ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.February 11, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    WOW! Love this elegant beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LucasFebruary 12, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    This is so very beautiful Becca – I always love the way you use the M-Bossabillities – they add such gorgeous details! You make Quietfire Design so beautifully! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • marshaFebruary 12, 2013 - 8:50 pm

    This card is spectacularReplyCancel

  • BibiFebruary 12, 2013 - 10:58 pm

    WOW! That is a BEAUTIFUL card, Becca!! Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyFebruary 12, 2013 - 11:02 pm

    Becca it’s simply the eye appealing harmonious flow of textures that you’ve added that makes this card so outstanding. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • JaniceFebruary 13, 2013 - 12:55 am

    Oh my it is so elegant. I love the touch of lace to co-ordinate with the edge cut.ReplyCancel