You’ll Call Me Crazy…

First of all, let me say that the StampingTop50 situation has been resolved and there are no longer any warnings when trying to access  I was unable to get to the area on my blog to change this because I’m traveling and was not in a secure area.  I’ve done scans to both my computer and my site and all come up clean.  It was indeed a problem with StampingTop50 and not my blog.  Now, back to the regular craft stuff I love . . . sweet blog friends, you’ll call me crazy but I’m always looking for a new style of card and today I’m high five-ing the dogs (my only companions on this rainy day) because I overcame a little stumbling block that almost made me trash this card.   I’m so in love with the new expandable Spellbinders patterns so for my card front I used Spellbinders™ Grateful Lattice.  I wanted to be able to see through the lattice like really looking though lattice in a gsrden so I used a gorgeous new background stamp by JustRite Papercrafts called French Rose Background.   Below is what it looks like laying down or coming out of the envelope.  Did you notice that there is no place to handwrite something to the recipient?  Well, this had me stumped for a little bit, so follow along :-)
Below is the ‘faux’ inside of the card.    I didn’t want to try to stamp the background stamp twice, I added a border at the top using Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One.  You’ll notice a little notch there on the bottom?
Below I’m flippping the layer up so you can see the ‘real’ inside of the card.  I made that notch so that the recipient will know there is another layer.
So then underneath I can write my wishes; a fully functional card, but yet a way to showcase a truly wonderful background.  The Grateful Lattice is one of my favs!!  I used the Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags for the cute little tag on the front that holds my sentiment (from the Enjoy the Day set) and used a different tag from the same set to cut the half oval notch on the bottom of the card.  Today my lesson is to keep at it, and persevere – there’s always a solution, it’s just waiting for you to find it!

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – French Rose Background,  Enjoy the Day
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White.
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
AccessoriesSpellbinders™ Grateful Lattice, Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One,  Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Recollections Flat Pearls, Recollections Button, Darice Pearls, Bow Maker

Thanks for hanging in there!!  I’ll be back soon.

  • Debbie BJanuary 30, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    What a gorgeous card and a great idea. I’m glad you didn’t trash the card and kept working on a solution. Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisJanuary 30, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    Becca, Becca once again you amaze me! What a clever idea! love using the lattice as you did and I am heading right to Just Rite to order that stamp!ReplyCancel

  • TriciaJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Beautiful card like all your other work. You and your work are an inspiration and I have added to my craft addiction because of it!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    WAUW this is soo gorgeous Becca. I totally love, how you had this look in the end, just stunning work hun.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn B.January 30, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love your coloring on the roses.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Leave it to our Becca to figure out how to make a new kind of card. You are brilliant, Dear Becca, no other way to say it. This is just a fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    EEEKK WOW! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Beautiful – Beautiful-Beautiful… always ! Clever idea for the notch at bottom. thanks for sharing and making such a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Paper ProfusionJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous work – clever insert design! Nicola xReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    That’s gorgeous! I love the lattice work die cut.ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    AMAZING PAPER GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never give up for you will always have God to guide you to finish what you start!! This is totally beautiful!

  • ConnieJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    If anyone could come up with a clever solution, it would be you! Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Gorgeous, great inspiration, I just ordered this die today!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BJanuary 30, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful card, I am thinking this would make a nice Mother’s day card as my Mom loves her flower garden! You always come up with such wonderful ideas, and what a great solution for the inside of the card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 30, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    SUPERB CARD BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!! :) I AGREE with your lesson for today!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • GG Judy JacksonJanuary 30, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Your card is so beautiful. I have the Fancy Lattice S5-152. What is the difference between the Fancy Lattice and the Greatiful Lattice? I would like to try to make a card like this one.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJanuary 30, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    What an ingenious solution. This card is so lovely! It feels like you are looking at a beautiful garden through a delicate lattice…which is exactly what you intended. Adding the hidden greeting page was brilliant. I love the stamping and coloring you did on the inside…and that gorgeous pink bow. What a treasure!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJanuary 30, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    Oh Becca, your cards only get better & better! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CJanuary 30, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    Beautiful card! I love looking through the lattice fence to see the next layer.ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 30, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    GASP!!! That’s totally breathtaking. I’ve seen the Lattice used, but nothing as gorgeous as yours. It’s definitely on my wish list. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Diane17LynneJanuary 30, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    Becca, This card truly proves that you are….

    Always showing us new techniques
    Making the world a little brighter with your cards
    Astonishing us on a daily basis
    Zooming in to show us the detail of your cards
    Inventive with coloring
    Never disappoint us with your creativity
    Gorgeous cards are your passion

    And for all this I thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Hint: first letter spells the word.) ,ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 30, 2013 - 5:26 pm

    Oh Becca — your lattice card is fabulous! I just love your creativity and the way you pull your cards together. You continue to amaze me!ReplyCancel

  • DeeJanuary 30, 2013 - 5:41 pm

    Very unique!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • MargJanuary 30, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    Thank you, thank you. I have always loved the cards that have an open area in the front but have never done one because, as you said there is no place to write a salutation. Now there is a way to do this! This could even be used if the front has a large transparent area on it. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • SuziJanuary 30, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    I can’t believe you can do so much while you are traveling! Kudos to you! I saw another craft blog had the same problem as you, if that’s any consolation. :o) I love the faux inside! What a wonderful idea! Again, I have learned from you! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • JennyJanuary 30, 2013 - 6:17 pm

    You’re so clever Becca. A stunning card as always. Love it. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis McKennaJanuary 30, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    Very good solution for writing a note on the card. Very clever. Thanks for taking care of that StampingTop50 problem. I saw it last night. It’s always something in this computer age. Glad you got it fixed.ReplyCancel

  • deniceJanuary 30, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    Another stunning idea, love the look of this card. Take care and God bless….. deniceReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthJanuary 30, 2013 - 8:55 pm

    Love this lattice die. Think it is the best die i have bought. You have made a fabulous cardReplyCancel

  • CindyKJanuary 30, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    What a wonderful card! Dimensional and functional all at once! Very nice! It really gives me some much needed inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.January 30, 2013 - 10:22 pm

    I just love all your cards. I don’t think I’ve ever seen less than the best from you. You’re a true artist and smart too. All those tips about the punches and just so many tutorials and Becca Bits. Love you’re site and always glad to come and visit. Don’t always get a chance to comment but I’m always here checking in on you and what the lesson will be for the day. Thank you Becca for all your wonderful tips and tricks and inspiration.

    Bless you and you are a gift to this art form.


  • Heather WoodsJanuary 31, 2013 - 4:38 am

    Gorgeous Becca – 2 more items to add to my wish list!!! You are so inspirational…. Happy crafting.
    Crafty hugs
    Heather (UK)

  • AlexandraJanuary 31, 2013 - 4:48 am

    A beauty of a card with such a clever solution to the insert. I have created similar cards with cut away fronts on to a pretty background and ended up putting the greeting/sentiment on the back of the card, as I was stumped as to how to resolve this dilemma. I love your way much better, it finishes it perfectly and the clever idea of adding a notch to draw the attention to the message below, so cleverly.
    Thanks so much for all the beautiful inspiration and clever ideas.
    I’m glad the computer glitch is sorted now too.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisJanuary 31, 2013 - 5:33 am

    I have always loved these see through dies but always just adhered it to the under paper. Your solution solves the problem of hiding beautiful printed paper so well. I even thought of putting a tab off to the right of the printed paper with a sentiment on top and flipped with my signature. But, I like this solution so much that I am going to try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration as this card is just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:49 am

    I love your card! So clever, so lovely, ao unique, so gorgeous. Becca, you outdid yourself on this one…and that says a lot!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieJanuary 31, 2013 - 10:51 am

    You’re not only a talented card maker but you’re also very innovative and resourceful, Becca! I always thrill at seeing your beautiful designs. I just wish I had enough money to buy all of those wonderful dies you use.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 31, 2013 - 5:39 pm

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Pam HJanuary 31, 2013 - 9:58 pm

    I love this card. It is so awesome! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • NikkiFebruary 1, 2013 - 1:15 am

    Just gorgeous! Love it xReplyCancel

  • Annie CorbinFebruary 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    Hi Becca
    I find that glitter goes everywhere in my stamping room and have started using a swiffer to clean it up. It works great just like a glitter magnet.

  • linda littleFebruary 5, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    your cards are very elegant and so beautiful your work is so outstanding I really love looking at your work linda littleReplyCancel

  • Rene SandersonFebruary 8, 2013 - 8:36 am

    I love all of your exquisite designs. Can you tell me where to find one of the card holders with the spikes? They look antique and I would love to have several for displays. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Rene SandersonFebruary 8, 2013 - 8:37 am

    Can you tell me where I can find a card holder with the spikes? They look antique. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Deanne @ Three TreesFebruary 8, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    First of all this is gorgeous! But the little pull up so you can write your message underneath is ingenious!!!

    Deanne :)ReplyCancel

  • YvetteFebruary 24, 2013 - 7:04 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This style of card has become a favorite but trying to ” cover” the inside so the writing would not show was becoming frustrating! Such a simple yet elegant solution! No wonder I stalk, umm follow you! Many blessings Becca.ReplyCancel

  • MyrnaFebruary 26, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Hermoso y delicado trabajo en la tarjeta.
    Me gusto mucho.
    Abrazos, MyrnaReplyCancel