Without You

Hey there, blog friends!!  I had one heck of a rainy day yesterday so needless to say my day was full of rainy day activities.  No errand running for me even though I needed to, lol!  I think we all need a day like that every once in a while.  Today I’m sharing a card from one of the new JustRite Stampers releases called You Are My Anchor.  I tried to step outside of my current comfort zone and do something kind of collage like or like a theme card  (like I used to do long, long ago!)  I just love the compass points in this set and immediately my mind started flipping through possible uses.  I pulled out some traveling themed papers to go along with those compass points.

I tried to stage the card to look like what my mind thought it would look like if you came upon a stack of old travel documents.  I matted everything with a dark chocolate cardstock to give it some pop. I distressed a couple of edges and smudged ink around the others. I’m using Spellbinders Classic Circles LG and SM and cut the bottom of my accordian folded crepe paper with a border punch before distressing.  I might be cuckoo but I’d send this to a man – even with the lace.  Perhaps that’s why people keep asking for masculine cards and I keep thinking this is can be a masculine card, lol!!

Stamps: JustRite StampersYou Are My Anchor
Paper: My Minds Eye, DCWV, K & Co., Bazzill, Coredinations
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circles LG, Spellbinders Classic Circles SM, Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls, Lace, Crepe Paper, EK Success Border Punch, The Paper Studio Flower Brad, Linen Thread, The Paper Studio Button, Pink Pearl Corsage Pins,

I’ll see you tomorrow, but in the mean time, be sure to check out some of the fabulous samples made by JustRite Design Team Members!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Kathy Jones

Becca Feeken – You are here

Stephanie Kraft

Mona Pendleton

Michele Kovack

Barb Schram

Heidi Blankenship

Angela Barkhouse

Kellie Fortin

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  • MickieJune 8, 2011 - 9:06 am

    Very interesting card and yes it could be a “man’s card” even with the lace. It is very unique Becca. Have a wonderful day and God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RJune 8, 2011 - 9:07 am

    Beautiful card! Lovely paper. Love your idea to think of how it would look if seeing it on a desk/counter top just spread out. Good thought for future designs.ReplyCancel

  • TrishJune 8, 2011 - 9:27 am

    Becca this isjust a fantastic card, love the papers thank you for so many ideas and tutorials.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • TrishJune 8, 2011 - 9:28 am

    Just love this card and the papers you have used. thank you for so many great ideas and tutorials.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoJune 8, 2011 - 9:46 am

    As soon as I saw this card, I said, ” oh my gosh” you totally did it again. When I see this card I immediately thing of a soldier writing back to his loved one with the antique look! Love it Becca!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 8, 2011 - 9:53 am

    This is fabulous Becca, love how you put all these elements together.ReplyCancel

  • MaryellenJune 8, 2011 - 10:01 am

    HI Becca! I love today’s card. I like how you arranged the vintage
    travel papers together to go with the compass. It goes so well
    with the new stamp you are featuring.

  • Ann IJune 8, 2011 - 10:14 am

    I am always looking for travel images and this is another set I want to add to my growing collection. This card screams travel layout for a SB page with all the travel themed elements! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SJune 8, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Becca, this card is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.June 8, 2011 - 10:19 am

    Love it when you break out of your comfort zone. Makes for a refreshing shock to see something totally different! Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Rose ChristopherJune 8, 2011 - 10:32 am

    I love this card Becca – i love the style of it. Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • DonaJune 8, 2011 - 11:03 am

    I love the collage effect.ReplyCancel

  • Jean SJune 8, 2011 - 11:32 am

    Congrats on winning the gorgeous paper Deb! And Becca….you are such an inspiration to so many of us on a daily basis..and we can only hope that somehow we get to “lift” you once in a while! Your work is BEAUTIFUL, ALL of it!! : )ReplyCancel

  • Kim NJune 8, 2011 - 11:33 am

    I would definitely send this to a man, you could easily switch out the ribbon with one that is darker and it would still look great!! I love the look of this card a lot!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl LeaJune 8, 2011 - 11:36 am

    I love knowing how you think about the theme you are going with. Your card really does look like what one might find in an old attic trunk…except, of course, without the musty smell :) Is there anything you CAN’T do with paper??? Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJune 8, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    Hey Becca, Lovely card. You always make such beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!
    Hugs, JessicaReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherJune 8, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    yeah, i could definitely give this to my husband and he wouldn’t even blink at the lace. love this collage – you could even frame it and it really would work for sb, too.ReplyCancel

  • PattiJune 8, 2011 - 12:29 pm

    I love this collage effect. The chocolate mat is perfect and the sponging gives the whole thing that antique feel. I even love the lace, too. This looks like a perfect collage for a scrapbooking corner with some old vintage family photos. Thank you for listing the paper source, too. A Traveling theme has always been one of my favorites. I am inspired………!!!!

  • Faithfule CreationsJune 8, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Becca this is STUNNING. I have lots of travel paper that comes in stacks and I never know what to do with it but this is definitely going in my inspiration file box. Thanks again for such a great work of art!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 8, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    This is just gorgeous Becca. I so love this card, and you really have done it again, outdone yourself hun. Awesome work as always. Amazing how you can keep on and on all the time.
    Have a wonderful day everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M.June 8, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    This is awesome!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramJune 8, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    Becca: your cards are always wonderful but I really love this one.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria MerrickJune 8, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    I love the way you made all of the elements on your card “pop”! Great ephemera and the stamp you chose is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJune 8, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    I love this collage card! Not sure why but it gives me that exited feeling I get before going on a trip. I love the antique feel the chocolate mat and the sponging gives. I think any guy would be happy to get it, lace and all.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Beth PollockJune 8, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Becca, this is really lovely. Oh to have some time and money and just travel… I think this card could easily go to a man. Hey, men can cook, men can do dishes…men can get cards with distressed lace and their manlihood (is that a word?) can stay intact :D that’s my story and I’m stickin to it:D
    Beth PReplyCancel

  • DarlaJune 8, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    I LOVE this card, the layering is amazing! Beautiful work, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 8, 2011 - 1:37 pm

    NOW, you sound like me, when I’m putting together a card!!!!!! LOL THIS is GREAT!!!!!!! LOVE all of the elements you’ve used!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY FETCHING!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy SJune 8, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    Hello Becca I just love your card, its soo different and i would certainly send it to a man, thank you for your inspiration.

    hugs Chrissy xxReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)June 8, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Just like Naomi A. of Colorado, I immediately thought of a soldier writing to his sweetheart. He’s stationed in France and it’s WW 2, perhaps. Your beautiful card nudged my imagination to recall favourite songs from that era. “I’ll be seeing you” for instance.

    Isn’t it amazing how a card can stir up such a poignant response, eh?
    Your card is simply the cat’s meow! I love it.ReplyCancel

  • andreaJune 8, 2011 - 2:33 pm

    wow, what a beautiful card you’ve made
    hugs andreaReplyCancel

  • alsmouseJune 8, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Perfect card, perfect set. I gotta have that set, it is so perfect for the world travelers in the family. Great card for a guy. Thanks for sharing.

  • EFIJune 8, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Woooow!!!! What a gorgeous card!!!! Congrats! Thank you again for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Susan GJune 8, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    Great collage! The layering and colors are awesome!

    This would be a great wall board or mixed canvas. I think it is a bit much for a card though.


  • Iris, Saved by GraceJune 8, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Hi Becca! Oh I love your card! I love that you talked about your thought process as you were deciding how to make your card. It does look like something you might stumble upon when looking thru and old drawer or trunk. So clever. Love the vintage look. The look of old clutter with that clean “Becca” style. Good job
    sista! Thanks for giving us a peek inside that clever mind of yours : ) Iris, Saved by GraceReplyCancel

  • ColoradoJune 8, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Becca… this is one of my favorite cards of yours because of all the contrast. Everything stands out and is visible. I love the layers and the whole look. Just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • SorayaJune 8, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    another beautiful work of art! how can you part ways with such a gorgeous card?ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJune 8, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    Very pretty. Wish the rain inspired me like it does you. Great Job. EdnaReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 8, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    What a terrific card — the sentiment goes so well. I just love all of the travel paraphanalia — old letters, compass, etc. I think this card would work for a man or woman. Super job Becca!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 8, 2011 - 5:49 pm

    Hi Becca ~ what a lovely, imaginative card! Becca, thank you also for the “Spirit of the Season” card which is so pretty. I start thinking about Christmas card ideas early so that I can collect all the materials well ahead of time. I look forward to seeing more of your Christmas creations! Thank you for all your inspiration. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • KarenJune 8, 2011 - 6:01 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. Someone who was lucky enough to receive a card like this would have to frame it and put it on a wall. It is definitely more like receiving art than a card. GorgeousReplyCancel

  • ShelleyJune 8, 2011 - 7:48 pm

    I have just discovered the blog world and can’t wait to look at your blog every morning to see the stunning work that you do. You are so talented and give me so much inspiration. Wish I was able to spend more time being creative. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. God Bless.

  • lois skiathitisJune 8, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    What a wonderful collage card you have made Becca. It reminds of something that my grandmother would have in a secret chest that she would keep her prized possessions in, and only take it out to reminisce every once in a while. Beautiful work Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • MarilynJune 8, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    Becca, your cards are always just beautiful!!! I want to come and make cards with you, that would be a dream come true!!!ReplyCancel

  • KarenJune 8, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    Becca, have been following your blog for awhile now; you are such an inspiration and create such beautiful things! Thank you for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • RufusJune 8, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    My first thought was that’s a new look…then the more I looked at it, nope that’s a Becca! Actually love the compass and the words. Great card! For a guy I think I’d replace the lace with thick 3 ply linen or hemp cording. Or just sponge some distress ink on it and grunge it up a bit. Love the chocolate matting and inking. As always, you ROCK Becca!!!

  • Billie AJune 8, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    You amaze me. Your work is so detailed and just a pleasure to look at. Love all that you do. Where do you get those thoughts. To spend a day in your mind while putting your card together would be so much fun. I’d learn so much.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKJune 9, 2011 - 3:25 am

    Fabulous collage card Becca….your talent seems to be endless. I just love how you still managed to add the wonderful lace and ribbon to this card.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • auntie emJune 9, 2011 - 5:06 am

    I’m not sure how masculine it is but it sure is a gorgeous card!
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Deb HooperJune 9, 2011 - 6:40 am

    Really beautful card. I love how you are able to pull elements together.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JonesJune 9, 2011 - 6:44 am

    Becca your card is simply AMAZING!!! I just love all your detailing – such a breathtaking creation!!ReplyCancel

  • Donna (DJ)June 9, 2011 - 9:22 am

    For outside your comfort zone, your card is spectacular!! Looks great, then again, everything you do is fantastic!!

  • Donna (DJ)June 9, 2011 - 9:24 am

    For outside your comfort zone, your card is spectacular!! Looks great, then again, everything you do is fantastic!! And I know what you mean, about rainy days, except for me it is not rainy days but 100 degree days keeping me cooped up!!

  • Connie GoodJune 9, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    Love the whole card. Love the paper. Another beautiful creation.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJune 9, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    Love this new stamp set. Looks great on your card. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nancy MashburnJune 9, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    I love the lace you have been using lately – I’m going to have to go through mu stash of sewing stuff and see what I have and then may just need to make some purchases when this stuff goes on sale. What a blessing you are!ReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonJune 9, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    This is awesome! I thought I was on the wrong blog for a minute as it is different from your usual…but oh man is it great!ReplyCancel

  • PeggySJune 9, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Becca, I love this card and yes, I consider it masculine. Wonderful lace, bow, stamps and antiquing. Wonderful and amazing.
    God bless,

  • Trisha B.June 9, 2011 - 6:58 pm

    Becca, You’ve made a lot of cards in the past couple of years that have made me make fireworks noises (“ooooo” and “ahhhh”), but this is by far my absolute favorite.

    You never know who you’ll reach when you make a card. Today you reached me. Thanks for being here and sharing what you do so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 10, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    I was thinking when I first saw this that it could be a masculine card too if you took away the ribbon and lace, but like you said everyones interpretation of a masculine card is different, beautiful collage!ReplyCancel