The Infinite Meadows of Heaven

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Astoria Labels, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments - fully supply list at
I’m giddy that I had time to play!  I’ve been hankering to use a new border die that was jumping out of my stash.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and have another card coming to show you how crazy wonderful this new die is – Spellbinders Shells Duality.  OMGoodness!  Oh, and I have been dreaming about using the Minced Die Cut Borders Technique I created, with black paper.  I love how it turned out!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Astoria Labels, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments - fully supply list at
Walk Through on How to Make the Card

The base of the card is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ on black card stock.  I used the same black paper cut to 4-1/2″ x 7″ as a dummy layer to affix the Shells Duality border to.   All of the leaves for this border are unattached on one side so I simply slid my paper underneath each leaf and it created a special treatment on the edge of my paper although it essentially hides half of the border.

Focal Panel

Since I knew I was going to Minc these dies I copied three of the Spellbinders Astoria Label dies using my copy machine and then ran the copy through my Minc Machine to apply gold foil.  Then I cut out each label (you can see the pieces below after I cut them out).  If you don’t have a Minc Machine you could apply gold on the edges using a gold leaf pen.

Not much embellishment for this card because the gold is so bold.  I reached for Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments and cut out the pointed filigree element.  I cut the element in half and applied it to the top and bottom of my stamped image.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Astoria Labels, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments - fully supply list at
Here’s an up close of the sentiment.  Unfortunately it is no longer available (to my knowledge) but I just can’t bear to let it go from my stash.  I have lots of stamps like that – that need lover every now and again :-)
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Astoria Labels, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments - fully supply list at
If you are not familiar with the Border Technique here’s a  quick summary.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Astoria Labels, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments - fully supply list at
I have quite a few posts here about the technique and tips on finding the right printer.  You can read more about it at these links:

Five Tips for Creating Perfectly Bordered Diecuts with your Minc Machine

How to Add Foil Borders to Die Cuts with the Minc – Two Videos

How to Use Intricate Dies and Patterned Dies for Mincing

See another sample close up: Here and Here

Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth Rubber Stamp – Retired
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb Cardstock
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Shells DualitySpellbinders Astoria Label, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments, Minc Machinepost-header-bottomIt’s just the best day ever!  Hope you’re having a great day too!!


  • Yoshiko GlennJune 25, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    Love the gold on black and the beautiful sentiment. Another awesome creation!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 25, 2016 - 4:19 pm

    This is BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!! I LOVE the gold on the black & the new dies you have used too!!! TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropJune 25, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    Wow! The gold and black together look so dramatic! It’s beautiful. I love how you crop dies and change their use. Brillianty. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Stephanie McKnightJune 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    ABSOLUTELY A-MAZING BECCA!!! I love all your cards and techniques, they are all so beautiful and professional-looking. Thank you for sharing with us!!ReplyCancel

  • DebraJune 25, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Just when I think I’ve seen amazing, you post something even MORE amazing! This is really breathtaking, I think it’s partly the black and gold together, but also the verse itself. Breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJune 25, 2016 - 4:54 pm

    GOLD AND BLACK! What a statement that makes. This card would make a stunning sympathy card for a male. Again, Becca, thank you for sharing.

  • ElaineJune 25, 2016 - 4:57 pm

    Wow Becca another beautiful creation, i love it
    take care
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 25, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Very clean and classy…glad your having an awesome day..ReplyCancel

  • MaggieJune 25, 2016 - 5:23 pm

    I’ve subscribed to your blog for many years now and you’re one of my favorite designers, but now in order to view your latest news or card design, I have to click on three links. It used to be nice when I could see your latest in my mailbox without even opening.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 25, 2016 - 5:48 pm

    i agree with you totally on this card, hun !!! I love it totally all the way through and though :D My most favorite colors together to boot. I am saddened the Sentiment is no longer available, I so love it. *sigh*

    I am so glad you are having a great day {{{hugz}}}}ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 25, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    Good morning Becca, simply stunning just when I think you can’t take my breath away you do it again!!!
    Glad you’re having an awesome day!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • bunnyJune 25, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    I love the gold and black. My girlfriend has a Minc and absolutely loves it.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJune 25, 2016 - 6:18 pm

    Wow factor ! love gold and black the sentiment is so Beautiful what
    a shame it is not available .
    Happy you are having a wonderful day hope you have heaps more
    of these days ! Hugs PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensJune 25, 2016 - 6:28 pm

    Oh my! What a stunner! Such a dramatic colour combination.
    So glad you are having a great day.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 25, 2016 - 6:28 pm

    How absolutely gorgeous in black and gold, what’s tender sentiment this is too.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelJune 25, 2016 - 6:30 pm

    Such a beautiful and elegant card. You have created another masterpiece. Thank you and have a good evening.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 25, 2016 - 6:31 pm

    This is such a different card, Becca. We don’t see black featured very often here. But what a dramatic effect is has pared with the gold. So lovely!!
    I’m happy to see the minc works on colored paper and not just white. Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJune 25, 2016 - 6:43 pm

    What a stunning card,love blk.&gold.You sure know how to use your dies.Have a great day Hugs.YvonneReplyCancel

  • Claire H.June 25, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    Beautiful! Such a creative use of these dies.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJune 25, 2016 - 7:28 pm

    Hi Becca, This is a stunning sophisticated card and a show stopper. Art deco is my favorite look at the moment and this is a sensational adaptation of the design. No way could I duplicate your card but I can give a try at mimicking it. Thanks for a really special card. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • MaureenJune 25, 2016 - 7:35 pm

    How strikingly beautiful, Becca! Your talent and gentle sharing are so inspiring. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaJune 25, 2016 - 7:38 pm

    Well I don’t mind saying that you have out done yourself. This card is simply beautiful. I have worked with lot of black and white but have never thought of using gold as the main focal point.
    What an ingenious way you have with the paper. Absolutely Beautiful you are so talented. I hope you cherish this gift from God that he has blessed youwithReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 25, 2016 - 9:07 pm

    This is really funny, Shout out to Rosemary (cousin) who blogged just ahead of me. She worded my thoughts perfectly. I love the gold with the black – so very stunning! You continue to “amaze” all of us, Becca.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

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  • Cynthia StevensonJune 25, 2016 - 11:25 pm

    Dear Becca,
    This is a beautiful card! The sentiment…oh, how it touches my heart, this evening. Thank you, for being a blessing to all of us! You are being used by the Lord to speak to hearts.

    Blessings and Joy!

  • Kathleen RJune 26, 2016 - 12:05 am

    Another gorgeous card


  • Noelene ApapJune 26, 2016 - 1:59 am

    Hi Becca,
    wow no internet for 2 weeks! Looks like I got it back in the nick of time. What a beautiful sentiment & card. I have most these dies & have to give this a try xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 26, 2016 - 3:03 am

    Morning Becca, This tutorial is fabulous !! the card is very striking, but always elegant, I how the die-cut ‘holds hands’ with the next layer, really lovely.
    I must re-look at your minc videos, my memory is terrible !!
    I’m off to Church now. Take care and Bless You.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJune 26, 2016 - 3:16 am

    Hi Becca
    This is a stunning card, the black and gold really pops, beautiful dies too X X XReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 26, 2016 - 3:53 am

    WAUW this is really different from your normal style Becca, but it´s really elegant and would be the perfect card for any male, I´m sure. Hubby just looked over my shoulder here and said wouw this looks really cool, and he very rare express this kind of comments on anything, so for him to do that, I know, it´s really awesome in a mans eyes too.
    I really love the gold on the black it sure gives that really elegant look. It´s awesome as everything you do Becca.
    And I hope the week ahead will be just as good as your day yesterday too.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJune 26, 2016 - 5:17 am

    Wow, this is so opulent and strikingly beautiful.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 26, 2016 - 7:29 am

    Hi Becca. Such a striking and dramatic card. With a Gothic feel. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne JonesJune 26, 2016 - 8:33 am

    Wow Becca. Such a beautiful card. The black and gold combination is so classical. I love it. XxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 26, 2016 - 8:45 am

    Hi Becca! Hope all is well with you.

    I’m so used to seeing all white cards or light colored cards that I was shocked when your website loaded and there was a card in black!

    I love how your card is outlined in gold using the MINC and how you used the Shells Duality die to hold your layers in place! Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 26, 2016 - 10:00 am

    Oh Becca, this is just perfection and the verse if so beautiful.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardJune 26, 2016 - 11:19 am


  • JenJune 26, 2016 - 12:38 pm

    THIS is why I come back again and again to see your creations! I can NOT tell you how giddy I got when I saw the way you wrapped the”g” of angels around the lower border of the frame. Amazing! And the sentiment is quite fabulous. I totally understand why you keep and use it even though no longer available. Thank you for sharing!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 26, 2016 - 1:10 pm


  • Dianne SchlegelJune 26, 2016 - 2:09 pm

    Beautiful work – alays inspiring. Thanks Becca

  • SuzzieQJune 26, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    AWESOME on black! Becca you are so clever to use the art deco die to “hold” your sentiment layer. So glad you are having some time to create your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 26, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    This card is absolutely stunning! Love the dramatic effect of black and gold.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJune 27, 2016 - 10:02 am

    Gorgeous!!! I always enjoy the cards you make that are white with gold, but this black with gold is outstanding! This could definitely be used for your more masculine cards as well. Specially with these deco dies. Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 27, 2016 - 3:06 pm

    There’s something so captivating about black and gold – it’s dramatic, it’s exciting… It’s amazing how it brings light out of darkness! I love this sentiment. When I realized that today would have been my Mom’s 90th birthday, this was a beautiful way to remember her.
    Blessings and gratitude,

  • MichelleJune 28, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    Very very pretty Becca. I am saving up for a Minc Machine so hopefully will be able to do some beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 1, 2016 - 4:07 am

    Hi Becca,

    Beautiful design love the Gold on Black, so striking.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx