You Never Know How Strong You Are

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Never Know How Strong You Are and Spellbinders
Hi there friends, happy weekend :-)  I’ve been busy with my grown girls and family stuff but happy to take a break to create!  Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace is one of my favs and I’ve done a couple of cards with it.  This time around instead of the tall portrait orientation I went for the wide landscape orientation.  This card is all die cuts – no cutting panels at all, in fact I’ll tell you how it all stacks up.  I used a wonderful sentiment from Quietfire Design called You Never Know How Strong You Are.  

You can see the inside layers in this picture.

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

I made a card base by gluing two cream die cuts of Mystical Embrace  together at the top using Ranger Glossy Accents.  (Check out my post HERE to see what that looks like from the back.)  Die cut a layer using Spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threader  from cream and adhere to base with foam tape.   Die Cut a layer using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B #5 from gold and top with a die cut layer cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A #4 from cream and adhere with foam tape.  Die cut a layer using Spellbinders Elegant Ovals from cream cardstock, stamp sentiment, adhere to base of card.  Die cut two Spellbinders Architectural Accents from gold cardstock and attach above and below sentiment with foam tape.  On inside of card insert a similar set of panels using Matting Basics B #5 from gold and #4 from cream.  Add pearls and bows.

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignYou Never Know How Strong You Are
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
AccessoriesSpellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon ThreaderSpellbinders A2 Matting Basics B #5, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A #4Spellbinders Elegant OvalsSpellbinders Architectural Accents, The Paper Studio Gems, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

That’s it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!!   By the way, someone asked where they could see the dies and stamps I’ve designed so I gathered them all up in a Pinterest Board HERE. I’d love it if you’d follow me there – it’s a great way to see whole galleries of my cards.  In fact, for the stamp sets and dies, if you would be so kind as to like or repin the sets you like to most, it will help me to know what I’m designing next :-)  You all are the very best!!

Question Parking Lot
Katherine H on Comment #30 asked about the printer I used.   Since there was no printer use on this post, I’ll direct you to the next post where I did actually use a printer and another reader asked the same question.  Thanks so much for the question Katherine!  Look at the Question Parking Lot on THIS post for the answer!

  • MickieJune 14, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Absolutely breath taking girl. This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanJune 14, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Amazing!!!! I love your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoJune 14, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Becca- this is my favorite card of yours…and that is quite a statement because your cards are always fabulous! A work of beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJune 14, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Love this card using all the elegant die layers. Soft creamy vanilla & gorgeous gold- what a combination! ( I know you said white cardstock in the craft list, but in the post, it appears lusciously vanilla!)ReplyCancel

  • CaroleJune 14, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownJune 14, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Oh so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 14, 2014 - 10:09 am

    This is soo beautiful and so elegant Becca. I love the gold, you´ve added to it, it really makes it elegant.ReplyCancel

  • MelindaJune 14, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Oh, Becca! You make the most beautiful things! I just love your style! It’s so girly! ;)
    Love, blessings and prayers, my friend!

  • Maureen KillenJune 14, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Dear Becca,
    This just takes my breath away, it’s so beautiful. And the sentiment is so true, as many of us know.
    I’ve missed you, but the wait has been well worth it. I hope you’ve had a lovely break with your family, you deserve it.
    (it’s 4.50 p.m. in the U.K.)
    Love xxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenJune 14, 2014 - 10:54 am

    P.s. I’ve just been in to see the dies and stamps you’ve designed – you’re one clever lady. If I can do what you ask, I will, but I’m no computer wizard so keep your fingers crossed !!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 14, 2014 - 11:05 am

    Went to your Pinterest board and if it has your name on it, I bought it. Only a couple I haven’t got.
    This is just one more masterpiece to your collection. AWESOME!!
    Glad you had a little break but please know we miss you when you are not here with this AMAZING PAPER GRACE.

  • Blue RoseJune 14, 2014 - 11:12 am

    What gorgeous card, and a gorgeous sentiment. Great encouraging words. Love all the dies you used…getting them little by little.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 14, 2014 - 11:21 am

    What an absolutely stunning card Becca! I love the verse too! Thank you for directing us to your Pinterest Board! I bookmarked it! :) As always, you are such an inspiration! :) Blessings!ReplyCancel

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  • RoseJune 14, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Hi Becca,
    So lovely………. you really make gorgeous cards. And the sentiment is spot on, too.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleJune 14, 2014 - 11:44 am

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJune 14, 2014 - 11:55 am

    Hello Becca
    I love this sentiment ….that ……and …..No one knows, how much a heart can hold!
    I really like today’s card such sweet colours Becca!
    Love it
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 14, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Becca you are just one amazing Lady ,
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • HelenJune 14, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous! Love it. Off to see you on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing. Love HelenReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 14, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    This is just so elegant! Love the color combo.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineJune 14, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    How beautiful this card is you are such a blessing to just drop by on thanks for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • anita kejriwalJune 14, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    For me you are the ultimate your cards have a duvine touch….. believe me! Its true.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJune 14, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Such a pretty card. You always manage to create the most elegant of cards.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy HarrsionJune 14, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    Becca, Absolutely beautiful – as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordJune 14, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    Hi Becca, love this card. Stunning and oh so elegant, and a lovely sentiment. I cannot believe that you have designed so many stamps and dies. It seems just like yesterday, we were all waiting with expectation, for the very first Amazing Paper Grace stamp to be released! How time flies when having fun! Thanks again for sharing.
    Margaret (Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • JeanneJune 14, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Becca, you are sooo talented, I absolutely love following your card-making, and I must thank you for sharing how you store your dies, which I have copied and am so grateful for knowing. One day I will make a card as good as yours, but until then they are staying strictly in the family!!!!

    Kindest regardsReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 14, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is so elegant, I’m absolutely loving the curly, wurly focal die-cut, it is very pretty and the sentiment is so poignant. I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJune 14, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    I always like your filigree cards as they always look stunning and todays is no exception as it is quite exquiste with just the right message on it. I don’t have the ribbon threader die but i do the gorgeous mystical embrace that i fell in love with the minute i seen it. I think because of being spoiled by your creativeness, i now try and make more cards with the die cut shape itself. Thank you Becca for your inspiring designs,
    Norah, Glenochil, ScotlandReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 14, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Just fab- fab- fabulous!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Katherine HJune 14, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    Hi Becca, your card today was so absolutely beautiful. I noticed with many of your cards you use digital paper…can you please tell me what kind of printer you use to get such beautiful results ?I truly hope you will share your secret…..

    Thanks again for your great inspiration.

    God Bless,KatherineReplyCancel

  • Carol H.June 14, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    Such a beautiful card! No truer sentiment ever. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • barbara macaskillJune 14, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Elegant and Stunning do not do this card justice! It took my breath away and my jaw is still on the floor! I went to your Pinterest boards and pinned tons but have to go back again for more pinning and perusing pleasure!
    I am a fairly new follower but am in total awe over your creations!!
    Looking forward to many more of them! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 15, 2014 - 1:12 am

    great die cut and that stamp wording is spot on. Wish those stamps were more accessible here in the UK – hint hint!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 15, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Wow, absolutely stunning, that gold gives it such an elegant touch!
    Enjoy your family time :)ReplyCancel

  • Terri WJune 15, 2014 - 7:29 am

    So delicately beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 15, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Hi Becca,

    This is gorgeous, love it.

    I shall take a look at your stamps page. Do you do mail order from the States to UK by any chance, or do you have a supplier over her, if not it might be worth thinking about?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 15, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Oh my gosh, Becca I am so sorry, I did not realize you designed all those Stamps and dies for Justrite, how silly of me, I even have a few lol!!! There’s me asking if you sell any lol!!!

    love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • JenniferJune 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    HI Becca
    Yet another beautiful card from you, I like the way you not only embellish your cards beautifully but you always manage to accessorize the card ready for a photo, stunning work.ReplyCancel

  • ShazzaJune 15, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    this is beautiful xReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellJune 15, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    That would make a gorgeous wedding card. You always find the coolest flowers, too!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 15, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    So very lovely. Thank you for the joy you and your creations bring to the world!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJune 16, 2014 - 2:34 am

    Hi Becca. This is a lovely card, so pretty and the sentiment is beautiful : ) Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita DJune 18, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    This is truly another of your fabulous cards. Never can wait until the next one comes out that you make. You are so blessed with talent.. If I only had 1/32 of your talent I’d be lucky. Keep going girl….ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONJune 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm

    Soooo BEAUTIFUL…..especially using all dies, NO MEASURING,
    Thank you for posting this for us to droll over!
    God Bless you Becca,

  • Norma EikenberryJune 22, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    You are so amazing. I love your cards and all the creative ideas you think of doing. God blessed you with many gifts.ReplyCancel