When I Saw This

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - When I Saw This and Spellbinders Diamond Floral - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hi there friends!  I had a little vacation but I’ve been so busy!  Exciting busy.  It was a welcome change of pace to get outside – where did the summer go?  I’ve been hunkered down working all year and it felt great to get out and feel the sunshine on my face.  I’m not done yet though, I have company coming in a week or two and have to get some things taken care of in my house – a little cleaning, a little sewing, a little decorating :-)   Speaking of decorating, sometimes all it takes is pulling out one die and viola, a card idea pops into my head.  That’s what happened when I pulled out this lovely die – Spellbinders Diamond Floral and paired it with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG.  I wondered what it would look like as a frame and I have to admit that after it was stencilled, I wondered how I hadn’t used it before.  With mint green and powdery shades of a peachy pink, I simply colored the leaves and flowers with a sponge dauber, then reset the die and stencilled the leaves with a darker green.  There’s a lot going on so I kept the embellishment simple.  Then, the perfect sentiment from Quietfire Design – I had nothing like this in my stash and then I realized how wonderful this is when I’m sending a card and enclosing pictures or an article – it’s called When I Saw This.  We do this on our smart phones all the time – forward a picture or a joke.  Now we can do it in our letter writing :-)
Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - When I Saw This and Spellbinders Diamond Floral - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Have you tried stenciling through your dies yet?  It’s such a lovely way to get a subdued color without having to be an ‘expert’ colorist.  Simply dab through the opening – and seriously, it doesn’t have to be perfect :-)


Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – When I Saw This
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb Smooth, My Minds Eye – Market, Coredinations
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders Diamond Floral, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Velvet Ribbon, Buttonpost-header-bottomSavoring the last days of summer!  I hope you are too! I’ll see you soon!!


  • Sue NesheimSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:12 am

    Becca–This is just beautiful! I love the diamond floral pieces, on dimension, over the subtle striped BG! What a wonderful way to frame the oval sentiment and of course your bow is gorgeous! I always enjoy your lovely cards!ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:17 am

    Spectacular and oh!!! so romantic. Love this card!!ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 9, 2015 - 10:27 am

    Lovely as always…never thought of coloring on the pcs of the die cuts…your always thinking of great ideas, thanks for sharing….make many new memories with your company that will be coming soon…ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Oh, Becca—this is breathtakingly lovely!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:32 am

    WOOZER LADY! “When I saw this!” I thought, I never imagined this die making a card that looked like this! OMG! You have got to teach a For Florida girls Class! I keep saying this but I really mean it. I just don’t have any idea how you come up with the ideas you have but you just cease to “amaze” me!! Truly beautiful!!!!!! So soft and dainty!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:37 am

    Oh Becca…this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I’ve missed your posts.ReplyCancel

  • BunnySeptember 9, 2015 - 10:38 am

    I have tried the stenciling and you’re correct about not having to be perfect. It really is pretty. With company coming, how many of these people want to do nothing but play in your craft room?ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Stunning card Becca!! Wow!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 9, 2015 - 10:54 am

    This is lovely. Just as I was reading this blog and looking at the photos, I was asking “how do I do this stencil”. Then the next sentence, you told me. Thank you for sharing. I will try this technique. I hope I have this die. It is stunning. Enjoy the sunshine!ReplyCancel

  • RosieSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Lovely card as usual, Becca. Question: This is a square card and how does it meet requirements at your post office. I love square cards but here P.O. adds another 22¢ plus another 22¢ for hand stamping. My crafting friends are in a tizzy as I am. The square card I sent yesterday cost me 71¢ and a 5 x 7 with the same rules cost me 91¢. Anyone feeling frustrated and have any suggestions with Christmas and Halloween coming up? I love your cards Becca and have lots of die cuts ordered from your beautiful work but sure takes the love away from creating these for special people. ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 9, 2015 - 11:09 am

    That’s a beautiful card!! That is a great die too! I have colored through my dies. I love the “reveal” as you lift the die off of the paper–I love the look!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:17 am

    Hi Becca. Great card and fab sentiment. Yes I am a fan of inking through the die. It only takes a few seconds to do but makes all the difference. Glad to hear you had a good break.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:19 am

    Becca this is so beautiful! The SB frame is gorgeous. I have stencilled with a single colour but I will now be looking at my dies in a different way to see what else I can do with them. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:27 am

    Gorgeous card, I rarely stencil through the dies, but it isworth trying again!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:27 am

    Stunning card. Like the softness of the pastels as well as the sentimentReplyCancel

  • Maureen KSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:33 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is perfect. So delicate and beautiful. Yes, I stencil through my dies. Not all the time, but sometimes.
    Love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • InnaSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Fantastically soft card, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaSeptember 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Becca: It is always good to feel the sun rays on our skin and see the sky for the beauty it holds, for this is where inspiration comes from. Your creations are wonderful and I wait daily to what is new, but remember all work and no play makes us forget there is life over the horizon. Enjoy your life and God will take care of the rest.
    Keep sharing, for we (I) love your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Beside all the other beauty, the velvet ribbon is just the right touch.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    Again a just perfect and so beautiful card here Becca. I love the stencilled diecut and yes I use it all the time here too with my dies, as it can again giove a complete different look to things, and this is just gorgeous as everything you do. I must try to do the 2 color shading on leaves thoug, as that´s one thing I haven´t tryed yet, but I really love, how it looked here, so definitely going to try that. Thanks soo much for sharing that idea, and thanks sooo much for all your amazing inspiration here always. I just LOVE your beautiful work.
    Have a wonderful day sweet lady and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    As always, a beautiful card! I loce how you used the curlyques of the die to hold the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    Good morning Becca, you never cease to amaze me!!! Oh how I wish I had just 1 ounce of your creativity!!! It’s good to get outside in the sunshine!!!
    Enjoy your company and have fun!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Victoria DentSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:37 pm

    This is a stunning card. Enjoy your time and be blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Beautiful card love the dies and the stenciling is perfect I have used my dies this way to. it adds a different look to your card. thanks for sharing. HugsReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    Another beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 9, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    You are so brilliant!!!! This is gorgeous! What a great way to make a frame. I love it! Thanks so much, BeccaReplyCancel

  • Doreen RSeptember 9, 2015 - 1:06 pm

    Wow, Becca, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that die, which I’ve not seen before.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonSeptember 9, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    Hi Becca. Another stunning creation – I love how you’ve made the frame from the pretty die. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathSeptember 9, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    Another one of my favorites and I would have never thought of using this strip die as a complete border. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • RuthSeptember 9, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    I love the way you have made this frame Becca, as you say the stencilling really enhances the die.
    A beautiful card,

  • Judy CoveySeptember 9, 2015 - 1:45 pm

    Love your card and the sentiment, and you are right, we do say that line an awfully lot, so it’s perfect for a card. I see that you cut out the diamond floral FOUR times to make your frame, very clever and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 9, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is gorgeous, very delicate stencilling and the die-cuts are beautifully delicate, truly gorgeous !!
    I have tried stencilling through the dies, it always give a very subtle colouring and looks lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • BenteSeptember 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    Beautiful, so delicate!
    And also a wonderful die :))ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 9, 2015 - 3:10 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a treat for the eyes today. So soft and beautiful. The ribbon looks like velvet which really enhances the soft quality.
    Thank you, thank you!
    Love and blessings,

  • Lisa DugginSeptember 9, 2015 - 3:25 pm

    Very pretty, the pearls are just the right touch to all the subdued colors. Glad you got to take some time off and feel the sun. I just take vitamin D!!! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • DianaSeptember 9, 2015 - 3:32 pm

    I simply love this card. I’ll have to give it a go. Enjoy the break in weather. It’s great when the temps col down! Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamSeptember 9, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the die and the soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 9, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    STUNNING!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 9, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Absolutely stunning as always! I never would have thought to use that die the way that you did. You are so gifted.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothSeptember 9, 2015 - 4:56 pm

    This card is so lovely and the coloring is very subtle which is the way I like it. Very pretty and Shabby Chicness indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacSeptember 9, 2015 - 5:04 pm

    Oh Becca, what a magnificent card. I don’t have the die but that might be remedied – YOU had the brainwave regarding how to use it, for me that is the really hard part. Many, many thanks for your inspiration over the years and for sharing ‘everything’ in great detail with us.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseSeptember 9, 2015 - 5:39 pm

    When I see it, I think of YOU! It’s so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy HSeptember 9, 2015 - 5:47 pm

    Thank you for taking a break from your vacation and sharing this card with us. It’s beautiful! I’ve never stenciled through a die before but it looks so good I’m going to have to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 9, 2015 - 6:40 pm

    oooh, so pretty! I’m pretty sure I’m going to need that diamond floral strip! Did you use chalks or ink to sponge in those lovely corners? so delicately done…Love this! Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenSeptember 10, 2015 - 10:05 am

      Hi Joni:

      Six of one and half a dozen of the other :-)

      I used Chalk Ink Pads with a dauber to sponge the colors in….
      I adore chalk pads – I’ll have to do a post on them soon :-)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtSeptember 9, 2015 - 6:47 pm

    Becca, another beautiful card.
    I have try stenciling but I seem to get
    the color under the stencil.
    I am not be around for a while.
    We bought a different house &
    we are packing & fixing this house up.ReplyCancel

  • Paula GaleSeptember 9, 2015 - 7:04 pm

    Hi Becca

    You always make your cards look so effortless and elegant.
    There was a Royal Mail commercial on TV some time ago, advertising and encouraging sending stuff to ppl in the post (the ‘old-fashioned’ way)… Someone would do just that, pop something in the post to a love one and wrote on the postcard or notelet ‘saw this and thought of you’… Of course the ‘thing’ being sent was something quite funny/sarcastic (British sense of humour) – an item or article that linked to a funny clip shown about the recipient. I used it once on my cousin who is 2 days short of 2 years older than me… I played on her age and sent a leaflet on something to do with anti-aircraft creams lol… Nice to see the words made into a beautiful stamp. XxReplyCancel

  • MildredSeptember 9, 2015 - 7:39 pm

    It is perfectly done, as usual. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mSeptember 9, 2015 - 7:55 pm

    Soooo pretty!!! The layering, subtle ink, velvet ribbon, words… Perfectly enthralling. Your cards dance with movement!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity. You are a joy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • RosemarySeptember 9, 2015 - 8:33 pm

    as usual another beautiful card. Wish I had the mind and creativity that you have love love all your cardsReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 9, 2015 - 8:35 pm

    So glad you were able to have a bit of vacation, Becca. I hope you were able to rest and refresh, even if you had to do some work. This card is so prett. The die is very delicate and feminine. You added just the right amount of stenciling and the sentiment is perfect. I really love QuietFire stamps.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASSeptember 10, 2015 - 1:04 am

    Hi Becca , glad to hear you are enjoying life and are having visitors soon, hope you are blessed with more sunshine !
    This card is super soft love the pastels I have never used my dies like this
    I will be giving it a go very feminine so you !!! Hugs XXXReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 10, 2015 - 1:04 am

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, love the design and the stenciling, so, so pretty.

    Glad you had a bit of a break, that is what I am doing at present with my blog, I think you need time away sometimes to re-adjust yourself.

    Happy crafting

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 10, 2015 - 2:47 am

    Hello Becca
    When I first saw this I thought it was a square, then when I Googled found it was a single Die !
    Love how you have stencilled and added colour its so pretty!
    Love the card and the sentiment!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Jane BSeptember 10, 2015 - 3:17 am

    Hi Becca, A lovely card,love the frame made with the different dies and the colouring,which I do often,it’s easy and effective.
    Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BSeptember 10, 2015 - 3:20 am

    Hi Becca, A lovely card,love the frame made with the different dies and the colouring,which I do often,it’s easy and effective.
    Take care Jane B..ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostSeptember 10, 2015 - 4:13 am

    Truly lovely! Got to add this stamp to my ever-growing wishlist.(sigh!)ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellSeptember 10, 2015 - 4:52 am

    Simply stunning, I love the die as a frame and the colors are so fresh and summery, thanksReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonSeptember 10, 2015 - 8:09 am

    Hi Becca,
    Love your card and what you did with the die cut to make a frame, you sure know how to use your dies in different ways.You make me think out side the box when I use my dies.Enjoy your company.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 10, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Oh what a little beauty of a card , Just Heavenly Becca , i love it .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassSeptember 10, 2015 - 10:43 pm

    What a beautiful card with such a sweet sentiment! Thank you for sharing your beauty in words and cards. I find it restful to come to your we site when I need to rest and relax in the beauty of your work, Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesSeptember 11, 2015 - 1:32 am

    Oh what a gorgeous card- as they all are!! Love the soft stenciling. I’m gonna use chalk inks the next time I stencil & hope for the same softness…ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 11, 2015 - 6:48 am

    So lovely Becca. Such a soft and feminine card. Just love this one. Will have to pick up this die set for sure.

  • Noelene ApapSeptember 13, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a great way to use one die!
    Yes I tried this for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I am no pro when it comes to stamping but it is so easy to do through the dies & works well. Will definitaly be doing it more often xReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 15, 2015 - 6:33 am

    Oh I just love this card, Becca! You are a genius with die cut combinations!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • lkingboyleSeptember 24, 2015 - 11:42 pm

    Such an elegant card! I have been looking over your website, and a few of your posts, Such elegance! I am so happy to be able to subscribe to your newsletter, and I will try to subscribe to your you tube when you get your internet up and running! I am so impressed with your creativity and the ingenuity, I have not even tackled the “loading” of my cards yet….the fabulous internet age:) Bless you, and thank you for giving us the order number on your journal, and where to purchase, and all of the other information that you bless us with! I truly hope that you have many more gifts, the prices are fabulous for friends a,nd family members that we like to sometimes make a few smaller items with the amazing impact! One more thing… do you ever make calendars ? I would love to see you do one, especially one with the elegance if your glorious items! Bless you! LisaReplyCancel