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The Breathings of Your Heart

by on February 14, 2011

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Hi there blog friends!  Popping in quick to share a card with you.  This is one of my very favorite Quietfire Design quotes called Fill Your Paper.  I swoon over this Prima paper and I’ve actually done a card using the 12 x 12 version of the paper, but I have the small pad too and the patterns and flowers are just so sweet and petite.  My focal panel uses paper from the smaller 6 x 6 pad; I think this paper is absolutely dreamy.  On the left of the quote I used a very elegant Quietfire Design Flourishes.


You caught me pleating paper again, lol!!  This time I plunked down a half circle and matted it using Spellbinders Parisian Motifs for a rounded border.  At the center of the pleating I used an element from Fleur de Lis Accents to pull my ribbon through before I tied my bow.  On the right edge of the card I used the bottom dotted edge of the Fleur de Lis Accents border – it makes such a nice emboss dotted line to border off the right side.  Zva Creative Pearls and Glimmer Mist dyed seam binding finish the job for me.


Sweet . . . the card I had in mind was so close to what’s running for Mojo Monday 178 that I aimed it in that direction.  I have not played along in so long, but I’m playing today!!

HOW IT’S MADE

1. Make Card Base – mine is 5½”x7½”
2. Layer a mat 7¼”x5¼”. Adhere with foam tape.
3. Layer a mat and design paper 4½” x
4½”. Stamp sentiment and Flourish.  Tie Ribbon.
4. Cut/emboss Parisian Motifs and butt it up next to 4½ ” panel.
5.
Accordian pleat 12″ of paper at 1/8″ internvals and using aggressive glue, adhere on top of motif.
6. Cut/emboss Fleur de Lis Accent pull bow through.
7. Tuck Fleur de Lis Accents border under right side of 4½” panel.  Adhere panel with foam tape
8. Attach center pearl and Zva Pearls

SUPPLIES I USED

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Fill Your Paper, Flourishes
Paper: Prima Fairy Flora 6″x6′ Pad, Prima Fairy Flora 12″x12″, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Accents, Spellbinders Parisian Motifs, Spellbinders Grand Squares, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls

Be good to yourself today!  See you soon!!

Find more like this: Quietfire Design, Spellbinders Die Templates

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jenreynard@shaw.ca
February 14, 2011
1:22 pm
1

Absolutely breathtaking! Lots of detail and gorgeous embellishments.
Love the way you used half of a circle to pleat! The pearls make it
ever so rich.
As always, well done! :)

Marge (mer)
February 14, 2011
1:40 pm
2

WOW; seems there are not enough descriptive words to express your ingenious creativity, Becca! I’m always amazed when I click here! This card, that paper, that sentiment, your folded half circle and those pearls — WOW!

I am being nice to myself today — slept in this AM, ate my not-quite-heart-shaped pancake my Hubby made me, still in jammies at the breakfast bar blog hopping my way around the paper crafty world. Suppose I must get dressed before lunch?!!! LOL!!!

Sending my thoughts/prayers this Valentine’s Day, Becca. God bless you!

Mickie
February 14, 2011
1:41 pm
3

Such a beauty! I love that paper also!

Jessica
February 14, 2011
1:42 pm
4

Oh my gosh Becca! Another lovely design! Such talent! TFS

chrisd
February 14, 2011
1:43 pm
5

Ah Becca… another stunning card. Wow…and the paper is wonderful topped with your beautiful extra embellishments along with Quietfire Design Stamps.

Marg
February 14, 2011
1:44 pm
6

What a wonderful colourful card. I just love everything about it.

Beth B.
February 14, 2011
1:44 pm
7

Wow, Becca, this is absolutely scrumptious! Love the quote too, and that paper is so yummy! You did an awesome job on this, as always!

Marilyn Beaumont
February 14, 2011
1:44 pm
8

You are AMAZING!!! Becca!

Janet Castle
February 14, 2011
1:47 pm
9

So sweet…how ever did you get those pearls so perfectly round on your card…are they on a piece of plastic?
Jan

Rebekka
February 14, 2011
1:50 pm
10

This is stunning Becca! Love the design paper and love that pleating.

Pat
February 14, 2011
1:51 pm
11

Absolutely beautiful Becca x

Lori Aragon
February 14, 2011
1:52 pm
12

So Gorgeous Becca! So many AWESOME details :)
Love n hugs to you on Valentine’s Day (heart)
Lori

Maxine
February 14, 2011
1:54 pm
13

What a great card. I wouldn’t be able to give this card away unless it was to a special friend.
Again Becca, you take my breath away with your designs.

Denise Esteves
February 14, 2011
1:55 pm
14

Absolutely Gorgeous!!
Hugs
Denise

Karen Knegten
February 14, 2011
1:58 pm
15

Swoon-what a beautiful card, Becca!

Tam Harper
February 14, 2011
1:59 pm
16

Becca – that card is beautiful. Love the paper and the ribbon and the… well… everything.

Barbara Parker
February 14, 2011
2:00 pm
17

This filled My heart and will soon be filling some of my PAPER !! So loved it Becca !

Frances
February 14, 2011
2:06 pm
18

Your designs are amazing! Love it all!!! Hugs. Frances.

Marisa
February 14, 2011
2:06 pm
19

You definitely fulfill that sentiment to the max, Becca :) Lovely card.

ColleenB.
February 14, 2011
2:07 pm
20

Stunning! Love that focal panel paper. Soooooo very lovely and the saying stamped in black really sets it off. Love it, love it, love it.
ColleenB.

deb vandersteeg
February 14, 2011
2:07 pm
21

Hi Becca,

This is just beautiful. I to love the Prima paper, it is so ethereal.

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Phyllis M.
February 14, 2011
2:14 pm
22

OH Becca your designs are just breathtaking. Totally love the whole layout and also so happy for your card recipe for what you used. Thank you for your wonderful sharing of your beautiful card designs. How very creative you are.. Happy Valentines DAy…

Louise H
February 14, 2011
2:17 pm
23

…and you certainly have! Becca, this card is truly breathtaking – the colours are divine, the layout inspired and the finishing touches are just perfect xx

Bev J.
February 14, 2011
2:19 pm
24

Beautiful card and design-love the dp!!

Alison
February 14, 2011
2:19 pm
25

Your work is inspirational. I love how you have made this masterpiece. The paper is gorgeous and the trimmings beautiful which all gel together to perfection

Betty Goodson
February 14, 2011
2:21 pm
26

Unbelievable! I understand why you love this paper soooo much. Elegant card as usual.

Tami B
February 14, 2011
2:22 pm
27

You never disappoint. Another breathtaking creation by Becca.

Suzi
February 14, 2011
2:23 pm
28

I agree with your comment about the paper, but all those pearls lined up over the pleats. . . . Now, that’s dreamy! Delish!

Magda Vinas
February 14, 2011
2:26 pm
29

My goodness Becca, your creativity is endless, you have blessed hands!\
This card is a beauty.
Thanks for sharing,
Magda

geaty
February 14, 2011
2:30 pm
30

hi becca this card is beautiful, I love the half rose, wahoo!! I’m in love with so much talent, thank you to you for all this !!!!!

Pamela
February 14, 2011
2:34 pm
31

Oh what a pretty card and such pretty paper as well. You’ve inspired me again today.

emily
February 14, 2011
2:37 pm
32

There’s that pretty paper again! Love your card and the pretty swirls and circles of pearls.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Valerie Matin
February 14, 2011
2:38 pm
33

Every time I click the link to your blog…I brace myself to be blown away!!! WOW!!! You did it again.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
Valerie Martin

Marilyn Clark
February 14, 2011
2:38 pm
34

Absolutely gorgeous card. TFS.

Niki
February 14, 2011
2:56 pm
35

Becca,
Beautiful card, love the paper. Following your blog tends to dip into my crafting budget, now I need to find this lovely paper.

Thanks for sharing your talent, always inspiring to see your work.

Niki

Monique
February 14, 2011
2:58 pm
36

This is so pretty Becca.. I love the pleated Half circle… So creative !!

Sheila - UK
February 14, 2011
3:06 pm
37

Oh my goodness me Becca! This is such an exquisite card…the beautiful paper and the pleated half circle and those wonderful pearls…all just so amazing!!!! I love the sentiment too.

Love Sheila xx

Pat Jandacek
February 14, 2011
3:07 pm
38

Becca, you’re so funny – I can just see you ‘plunking down’ anything! This is a most beautiful piece of artwork and the other entries won’t stand a chance!

Tootsie
February 14, 2011
3:08 pm
39

The old, the new, the brights with the natural…the look…of Becca….

Sherry Doll
February 14, 2011
3:19 pm
40

I have some of this paper also, but haven’t used it yet. I will be working with it shortly. What a beautiful card.

Kelly Sas
February 14, 2011
3:22 pm
41

This card for some reason brings tears to my eyes. Is it weird that it makes me cry?!? I LOVE it. It is beautiful and even for you Becca it is amazing! I wish I had half of your talent in designing cards! I would love to have just ONE of your creations! Such an honor it would be. You are AMAZING!

Charlotte
February 14, 2011
3:22 pm
42

I’m overwhelmed! Absolutely stunning! The paper is gorgeous, and I love the pleated half circle, all those pearls, and the way you pulled the ribbon through the die cut, too. You are so talented!

cynthia
February 14, 2011
3:24 pm
43

Very beautiful card and sentiment. I’ll have to checkout Quietfire designs.

Gloria Westerman
February 14, 2011
3:27 pm
44

Oh Becca this is gorgeous!!! so bright and cheerful…..love that sentiment….tfs

lois skiathitis
February 14, 2011
3:29 pm
45

This is stunning Becca. I love that BG paper the colors are so vibrant. I love the composition and the elements on your card. Great placement. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D

Donna R
February 14, 2011
3:35 pm
46

Breathtaking, Becca! It’s absolutely gorgeous! Love the layout and colors. TFS! Happy Valentine’s Day

Jana
February 14, 2011
3:42 pm
47

Wow – that’s stunning!

christi
February 14, 2011
3:43 pm
48

becca, this card is just gorgeous.

Jeanielou Kaufman
February 14, 2011
3:48 pm
49

My kind of a card…girly, frilly, soft florals and so much femininity to it. I said before I must have the Parisian dies…now I know they will be mine for sure. There is not a part I would not duplicate…a true treasure.
Hugs, Jeanielou

Donna
February 14, 2011
3:50 pm
50

Another beautiful Becca cards!

Carol L
February 14, 2011
3:58 pm
51

In every sense of the word, this is just FABULOUS!!!

Jean
February 14, 2011
4:21 pm
52

Becca,
this is a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing.

Pat S
February 14, 2011
4:24 pm
53

What beauty! Love the colors and design of your card!

Becky Green
February 14, 2011
4:24 pm
54

BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!!! There’s that GORGEOUS paper again!!!! You did a WONDERFUL JOB!!!!! :)

Diane L
February 14, 2011
4:26 pm
55

My goodness,these keep getting more beautiful everyday!!!
Absolutely gorgeous Becca!

Candy Mills
February 14, 2011
4:26 pm
56

My goodness, Becca!
Your card is so beautiful. I love that paper and would love to get some!!
It is awesome.
Love the way you have used seam binding today and wound it around your card and then through your die cut!
Your pleated paper and all the pearls with this wonderful sentiment are just devine!
Hugs, Candy

Runnergirl Creations
February 14, 2011
4:37 pm
57

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :) Blessings!

Mary Mac
February 14, 2011
4:44 pm
58

SPECTACULAR card Becca. I just don’t know how you can keep coming up with such awesome ideas. Mwah.

Judy
February 14, 2011
5:05 pm
59

I don’t blog but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site. BEAUTIFUL cards…such inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing. I check in daily

Lori Ell
February 14, 2011
5:09 pm
60

oooo ahhhh so pretty
love it

Debbie M
February 14, 2011
5:24 pm
61

Gorgeous as ever. Love the half circle pleat!!

FM
February 14, 2011
5:25 pm
62

Love this card, Becca. The colors are gorgeous! Love the folded paper effect. You are so clever!

ChrisB
February 14, 2011
5:26 pm
63

Wow Becca love your pleated paper with the pearls and that gorgeous swirl. A beautiful card. Will have to start experimanting with my bows like you do. Yours always look simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Love and Hugs x ChrisB

ChrisB
February 14, 2011
5:30 pm
64

Wow Becca, Love what you have done with your pleated paper and pearls. It’s beatiful with that elegant swirl. I will have to experiment more with my bows, yours always turn out so beautifully. Thanks for sharing another stunning card. Love and Hugs x ChrisB

Margaret T
February 14, 2011
5:35 pm
65

Wow, really colorful and in the Spanish style of colors that I often see here in Southern California and it’s absolutely pretty too. A GOOD THING.

Marie
February 14, 2011
5:37 pm
66

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! So many pearls and beautifully pleated paper. And the sentiment is apt for paper crafters xx

Anne
February 14, 2011
5:37 pm
67

Love those vibrant colours, Becca, and the pleating!
Hugs
Anne (UK) x

Kathleen Ritchie
February 14, 2011
5:49 pm
68

As usual beautiful beautiful!!!! I love the paper, I have it in the 6×6 pad as well. I don’t know which one to use first…I love them all. You have inspired me to try some pleating on the next card I do!!! HUGS Kathleen

Linda C.
February 14, 2011
5:58 pm
69

This is one fierce piece of artwork!

Dianna N.
February 14, 2011
6:08 pm
70

Becca:
This is so beautiful. I can see how this might inspire an Oriental theme card by using the half fan! Just lovely!
Dianna N.

Dianna N.
February 14, 2011
6:11 pm
71

Becca,

This card is beautiful as always! It inspires one to make an Oriental theme card utilizing the half fan. Wonderful Idea!
Dianna N.

Peggy Mullenaux
February 14, 2011
6:13 pm
72

Beautiful card. {{ }}

Nina
February 14, 2011
6:14 pm
73

Stunning, I love all the details.

Dianna N.
February 14, 2011
6:15 pm
74

Becca, this card is beautiful. It gives a person ideas for an Oriental themed card utilizing the half fan. Just lovely!

Jen
February 14, 2011
6:20 pm
75

Gorgeous!!!

Gloria
February 14, 2011
6:47 pm
76

Luv ut!!! Great depth and original treatment of layers with details. Once again you have outdone yourself. You truly are a wonderful inspiration to us all.

Marie Clark
February 14, 2011
6:49 pm
77

Another gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing Becca!

Karen W
February 14, 2011
7:02 pm
78

This is gorgeous, I love that paper also. Just a beautiful card!

Diane J
February 14, 2011
7:03 pm
79

I am so jealous. I want to know where all your ideas come from. I can not begin to come up with cards like yours. Simply beautiful.

Judie Ryman
February 14, 2011
7:08 pm
80

This card SINGS!!! thanks

Pat s
February 14, 2011
7:11 pm
81

A beautiful card Becca.

Paula Fuller
February 14, 2011
7:19 pm
82

I have really enjoyed participating in your Blogaversary. I have been so inspired by following your blog and learning from you. I am truly grateful for that!

Michelle
February 14, 2011
7:40 pm
83

Beautiful! I love that accordion fold and the seam binding ribbon

Chaun
February 14, 2011
7:53 pm
84

What a fabulous card! Love the colors!

Conniecrafter
February 14, 2011
7:55 pm
85

The papers are gorgeous and just love your half circle pleating along with the pearls, so pretty!

Marcie Smith
February 14, 2011
8:03 pm
86

Beautiful card Becca.
Marcie

josie Walrath
February 14, 2011
8:12 pm
87

Becca beautiful as always. tfs

Elayne
February 14, 2011
8:27 pm
88

Beautiful, I love the colors in this card.

Janey
February 14, 2011
8:30 pm
89

I love this paper…..and the other colors you used to pull it all together – stunning!

hugs

Peggy
February 14, 2011
8:38 pm
90

Awesome card. Love the pearls!

Dianna N.
February 14, 2011
8:48 pm
91

Hey Becca,
I just love your new card! The fan is so fun and pretty. I envy how you put so many different elements together!

Rufus
February 14, 2011
10:00 pm
92

Gorgeous card today, Becca. Not that that is unusual, but it’s not often that you use patterned paper. When you do you have the most lovely DP! Also like the pleated 1/2 circle and the ribbon pulled through a Spellbinders Die. You’re always thinking! Also wanted to tell you that I like the Becca Bit on the Angel Pins.
R/

Val W
February 14, 2011
10:18 pm
93

Absolutely stunning. I love that Prima paper and all the swirly, pleaty, pearly, accenty details! Wow!

Delama
February 14, 2011
10:24 pm
94

I really really like this card. I love the paper with the flower it look like you painted it and I like zva creative pearls. I just like it very very much. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)
Delama

cynthia beynon
February 14, 2011
10:25 pm
95

BECCA BECCA THIS CARD IS SO DIFFERENT THAN THE TYPE YOU
USUALLY MAKE ,YET IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL WHICH TELLS ME YOU
CAN MAKE ANY TYP[E. GOD SURE HAS GIVEN YOU SOME TALENT.
AND TO THINK YOU SHARE IT WITH US EVERYDAY. GOD BLESS YOU
AND ESPECIALLY TODAY VALENTINE DAY. TAKE CARE.

CYNTHIA

Angelina Wessels
February 14, 2011
10:32 pm
96

What a pretty card! I just love those pleated medallions. They are so elegant looking. Also, very soft colors and pretty paper! Enjoy your day! Thanks for sharing with us!

Cindy K
February 14, 2011
10:42 pm
97

OMGoodness! This card took my breath away! Truly beautiful! Thank You for such a beautiful piece of heaven!

Debbie B
February 14, 2011
11:26 pm
98

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it. You are amazing!

michelle f.
February 14, 2011
11:28 pm
99

oh, this is wonderfully gorgeous. love all the details that you put in there without putting too much and making it look gaudy.

Trish
February 14, 2011
11:31 pm
100

Becca where on earth do you get your inspiration. I just love this card. well done again.
Hugs Trish.

Nancy
February 15, 2011
12:29 am
101

I love this card so much that I made a similar one to go along with a gift I made. The gift has pleated paper rosettes also so this ties in very well! Thank you for inspiring me again.

Kathy Bohannon
February 15, 2011
12:37 am
102

So pretty!

Edna
February 15, 2011
12:44 am
103

Becca, it is gorgeous, yes, let us fill our paper with breathing of our hearts, with our songs, with our joy, so the world will be a better place to live.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures
February 15, 2011
1:40 am
104

Becca please drop by my blog , I have a special award for you, because you make my days so special.

Phyllis Jachowski
February 15, 2011
2:42 am
105

Very clever and beautifully accented half circle….this is a stunning use of the accordian fold….I’m wondering: “how does she come up with these day after day like that??”
Phyllis
Ramstein AFB, Germany

patounine
February 15, 2011
3:04 am
106

très jolil

Lynne
February 15, 2011
3:36 am
107

Just lovely, amazed at how many ways you have used these

Anne Cullen
February 15, 2011
4:26 am
108

Love this Becca,
The pleated half circle is fabulous and those papers, well I think I could stroke them all day:)
Anne x

Olga Jewell
February 15, 2011
5:32 am
109

I am speechless! My mouth hangs open, I wanta speak but all that comes out is WOW!! You never cease to amaze me with all your talent!!

Sandra ltb
February 15, 2011
8:10 am
110

lovely – the colors are just perfect!
Sandra ltb

annette klasinz
February 15, 2011
8:15 am
111

how pretty!

Rosenda
February 15, 2011
9:09 am
112

Beatiful and amazing card .

lacyquilter
February 15, 2011
9:18 am
113

Gorgeous card, gorgeous paper.

Heather (Montreal)
February 15, 2011
9:28 am
114

Delicious details on your card!
I don’t know how you manage to get your Zva creations from a-b to well. Mine seem to want to bobble up all together when I try. Perhaps there’s a Becca Bit in there someday?
Thanks for sharing!

Terry S.
February 15, 2011
12:12 pm
115

Amazing, as always. How can you do such fine intricate work like placing all those beads on all the folds. Fantastic.

Paula S.
February 15, 2011
2:04 pm
116

Your work is simply terrific and I love that you are so generous in sharing your ideas and techniques.

I am thankful that I can look out my window as I type this and see wild turkeys roaming our fields!

Karen Hetherington
February 15, 2011
2:16 pm
117

What a spectacular card. I had almost forgotten about stamping a sentiment right over the beautiful flower paper.It looks great!
Karen

Debby Walker
February 15, 2011
2:30 pm
118

Your card is wonderful,! I like how you made the accordian collar only half…Hugs.

Quietfire
February 15, 2011
5:34 pm
119

Beautiful Becca! It makes me long for spring! Especially today when it raining and blowing… Thank you so much for using the rubber!

kathy s
February 15, 2011
7:03 pm
120

beautiful card those pearls look like they’re floating love it.

Mary Harris
February 15, 2011
7:54 pm
121

So spectacular!! I just love your cards!!!

bethann d
February 16, 2011
8:30 am
122

another stunner, and the sentiment fits you to a T love it and holding you in my prayers.

Connie
February 16, 2011
1:54 pm
123

You keep adding on to you giveaway, are you going to have anything left for yourself. I have been doing some cleaning in my sewing/craft room. If I don’t go through once in awhile I forget what I have and get inspiration from some of what I find that I had forgotten about.

Annette
February 16, 2011
2:05 pm
124

WOW, this card is a dream. Wonderful!
Annette

Karen Shaylor
February 16, 2011
3:16 pm
125

Today I am grateful for your constant inspiration. I have a card I haven’t quite finished and the fan will be perfect– and I hadn’t thought of it.

Carolyn
February 17, 2011
12:54 am
126

I love the button jar. Especially the attached spoon. My sister loves buttons of any kind and it would make a great gift idea for her.
I have a bow maker from Joann’s. It big but it will work for now.

Rebya Falk
February 19, 2011
7:28 pm
127

Becca, Your talent is amazing.