A Faithful Friend

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Always Be My Friend and Spellbinders Oval Regalia and Spellbinders Romantic Agenda - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I had a couple of new dies that I’ve been “die-ing” to play with so I created a friendship card to share.  I love the Quietfire Design sentiment – Those who find a faithful friend have found a treasure from the Always Be My Friend Collection.  I stamped it directly onto my design paper – I love to do that – I wanted some of the roses from the design paper to peek out from underneath the lacy curves of Spellbinders Oval Regalia – a beautiful die cut that just begs for pearls in my humble opinion. :-)
Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Always Be My Friend and Spellbinders Oval Regalia and Spellbinders Romantic Agenda - www.amazingpapergrace.com
My card base measures 6-1/2 inches wide by 5-1/4 inches tall.  The bottom of each layer is cut using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One.  I used Bracket Border on my card base, my cream layer and my design paper layer that is matted with the same shape in lavender paper.  Then over top of everything I used Spellbinders Romantic Agenda as a belly band – it’s backed with the same lavender paper.  I didn’t want to cover that beauty up so I tucked a small multiloop bow underneath it.

Stamps:  Quietfire Design, Always Be My Friend Collection
Craft Paper
:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Lavender Moon
Ink:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders Oval Regalia, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, Spellbinders Romantic Agenda,  May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, clear embossing powder, pearl button

Stay warm friends!  It’s even below freezing where I live so I know it’s cold up north!  Isn’t it a perfect day for drinking hot chocolate, throwing on your thick wool socks, snagging your favorite blankie and crafting the day away?  Make it so!   Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon.

Question Parking Lot:

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:05 am

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:20 am

    Not only are your projects beautiful, but the presentation is just lovely also.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine JohnsonFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:22 am

    A truly beautiful, elegant card.
    I certainly agree about the pearls.
    Stay warm , my dear.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea MoyerFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:27 am

    What a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:28 am

    What a GORGEOUS DIE Becca! Or should I say, “DieS!” LOL AND of course, you ALWAYS use those WONDERFUL SENTIMENTS from Quiet Fire Designs!!! SOOOO AWESOME!!! ;) (It IS COLD HERE!!! BRRRRR!!! ) I’ve been sleeping with SOCKS ON!!!! LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Becca, your cards are always so gorgeous and awe inspiring but this one today is just beyond words!! The oval looks like victorian lace and there is just something about it that takes my breath!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly CookFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:31 am

    Hi! I am overwhelmed at the intricate beauty of this card! I’m just getting back into making cards, and I’m finding there are so many new tools of the trade now. It really is overwhelming getting back into paper crafting, but I love it and will start slowly and learn how to make these unbelievably beautiful works of art! :)ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:34 am

    Be still my heart, this absolutely gorgeous Becca, love the design the colors and verse (nothing like Quitefire) . You do amazing work and always have. Just keep on designing and I’ll keep on coming back.

  • Anne (UK)February 19, 2015 - 8:35 am

    Such a very pretty card, Becca. Love everything about it :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:41 am

    Hi Becca,

    WOW! Love this stunning card and I love these two new dies Oval Regalia and Romantic Agenda, I hope its not too long before they are available in the UK.

    The papers you have used are so pretty and I love your pearl beaded embellishment on the front. The sentiment is perfect as always.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Yvonne Nicholson (Ont.Can.)February 19, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card and love those dies., you always know what to put together.You are right its darn cold and no sign of it getting any warmer I am tired of winter, so will stay in and make cards, you keep warm.

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:59 am

    Stunning card! Love all the different dies you used, they go so well together. Such a frilly card, I am sure whomever opens their mail box to this will feel embraced with love!!!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Hi Becca, I’m in AWE, your card is so beautiful and elegant. Please tell me, the RIBBON is 1/4″ or 1/2″. And the DP, which one is it?. And where did you get those gorgeous PEARL BUTTONS? I am looking all over the internet and I cant find anything like it. Thank you for sharing your talent and for your inspiration.

  • Anita KejriwalFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Dear Becca. .you are truly amazing….such a fine creation.ReplyCancel

  • ShazzaFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:22 am

    simply stunningReplyCancel

  • Susi KFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Yet another gorgeous card, Becca! I love how you added the purple negatives on the Belly Band die to add coordinated colour.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:39 am

    Hi Becca, that Oval Regalia die is to die for, you have made a beautiful card – love the backing papers with the sentiment stamped on, looks gorgeous x x xReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:40 am

    This is utterly beautiful! I love it. Must get those Spellbinders. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Hello Becca
    Love these new Dies and I NEED them all as usual! …..crafting is so obsessive lol!
    This is such a pretty card and yes the pearls do make a difference!
    Quietfire always seem to have the right words!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Wow! Fab card as always. I never think to stamp on patterned paper for some odd reason so I must try that. Also love the belly band and that awesome button. Stay warm. Its not too cold here in the UK at the mo but it is raining!!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 19, 2015 - 9:52 am

    I think this is my all time favorite feminine card! From the purple to the cream to the ribbon and sentiment. This new die will fly off the shelves for this oval is breathtaking and the bellyband is the perfect wrap. I am a big fan of inlaid effect and do this on many of my cards. You get an atta girl Becca for this masterpiece!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:06 am

    Dear Becca
    “A child of God,” you definitely are and HE has blessed you with “amazing” talents. This card is one of your many masterpieces. I know I have to have these 3 sets of dies so guess I will fall off the wagon – my friends are threatening to send me to “Spellbinds Anonymous!” lol When you see something like this how can you help but buy more.
    GOD bless you BECCA!

  • Georgia LindseyFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:14 am

    This card took my breath away.ReplyCancel

  • Julie BloomFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:17 am


    Another absolutely gorgeous card! Do you have a video that shows how to put the lavender behind the cream in the belly band?


  • ChelseaFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:17 am

    Good gracious, that is a gorgeous card!! I can’t stop looking at it! I just love how you have used these dies to showcase your sentiment. Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:23 am

    Absolutely gorgeous – as usual, Becca! The Spellbinders Oval Regalia and Romantic Agenda are great looking dies that I would love to own. Thanks for sharing your art.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:25 am

    Stunning card!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • D.AnnFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:50 am

    It’s such a dangerous thing for me to stop and take a peek at your blog… my wishlist always grows! FAB card! I want to make one like it for all my friends!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzFebruary 19, 2015 - 11:10 am

    Oh Becca! Love this card! I have this stamp set and I guess I need to use it! You have given me such inspiration in this card! Thank you sweet lady!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WFebruary 19, 2015 - 11:11 am

    It is so beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)February 19, 2015 - 11:53 am

    Morning Becca, it’s 6:45am here in New Zealand and its going to be another hot and sunny day here. Your card is absolutely stunning. I love the colours and the belly band is so pretty and feminine. Thanks again for all the inspiration your beautiful cards give to us. Stay warm.ReplyCancel

  • MiluFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:07 pm

    Love it! gorgeous! love the bling too Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    Hi Becca, Stunning card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Beautiful card! I love the dies you used. They MUST go on my wishlist!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:26 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is just beautiful – as always.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:38 pm

    Becca, you know how some art pieces make you go “Wow!” And some make your heart resonate? This card did both for me…just outstanding.

    My question: on the belly band, my assumption is that you ran the die through with lavender paper with an embossing pad? I’m curious about the myriad of small, perfectly placed dots…did you do those by hand? The result is stunning…however that came into being.

    Thanks for this one…

  • InnaFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:46 pm

    oh and nice also! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Loraine LewisFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Beautiful lacy card! I love the oval die and also the band die. You always amaze me with your creations and I look forward to each day to see what you have posted.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickFebruary 19, 2015 - 12:53 pm

    Another beautiful , feminine card. I love everything about it. I’m also curious about how you achieved the purple diamond effect behind belly band (I’m assuming you dry embossed it). Also, the rose paper you use, would you share your source? I know you use a lot of digital papers. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with all of us.

  • lindaFebruary 19, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    Hi Becca super card as always just love everything you do also since l got you new pocket dies l cant stop useing them they are so great hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardFebruary 19, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    Becca, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce andersonFebruary 19, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    Absolutely breath taking. I so love every later plus pearls of course
    Thank so much for sharing Your Inspiration with us
    God bless you —-
    Joycekeep “dying”ReplyCancel

  • CindyFebruary 19, 2015 - 1:29 pm

    I’m at awe…Simply stunning is all I can say.
    I love how you share your tools so we can play along with you. Spellbinders here I come.
    Thanks for sharing all.ReplyCancel

  • Liz SpoonerFebruary 19, 2015 - 1:37 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca. so romantic.xxReplyCancel

  • MyraFebruary 19, 2015 - 1:51 pm

    Hi Becca,
    A really beautiful card and a lovely , true sentiment to go with it!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 19, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    Oh my god Becca, this is sooooooo gorgeous, and I just absolutely LOVE it. These dies are really amazing and make the most beautiful card here.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 19, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Such beauty leaves me speechless.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa HoffmannFebruary 19, 2015 - 2:44 pm

    This is beautiful, one of my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonFebruary 19, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Hi Becca. I love your beautiful card. The dies are gorgeous and such a lovely sentiment too. Stunning! Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijFebruary 19, 2015 - 3:24 pm

    Wow,becca,what a beautiful creation.
    Lucky you for the chance to work with this gorgeous dies.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneFebruary 19, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Can’t take my eyes off this sooooo beautiful card. The dies are irresistible!!!!ReplyCancel

  • KaranFebruary 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    Becca, this card is absolutely beautiful, and quite elegant! Thank you very much for blessing us by sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginFebruary 19, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    Love the colors and the saying is very true! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Sonya DoranFebruary 19, 2015 - 4:56 pm

    What a “Beauty” . . and could be used for any occasion . . LOVE IT !!ReplyCancel

  • Sue K (Australia)February 19, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    This card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING – one of the most beautiful I have ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 19, 2015 - 6:54 pm

    the sentiment says it all!! paired with ur talent and use of dies this card is extraordinary. thanks for sharing with us.

  • Diana DFebruary 19, 2015 - 8:26 pm

    My Mom just called to put her order in! This card is stunning and is begging to be cased. Thanks for sharing your love of paper :)) Sending warm hugs. It’s even cold down here at the tip of FL.ReplyCancel

  • Anna KluytmansFebruary 19, 2015 - 10:39 pm

    Becca, that is a beautiful card, I love the pattern paper showing through with the sentiment and those dies are just to die for, and the band around the bottom really is pretty, Cheers Anna.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DFebruary 19, 2015 - 11:49 pm

    Gorgeous card and I love that new die and your quote. Your work si so amazing, thoughtful and beautifulReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKFebruary 20, 2015 - 1:42 am

    As usual stunning Becca!
    Keep warm,

  • Mrs June SmithFebruary 20, 2015 - 2:00 am

    Morning Becca and all crafters, oh wow what gorgeous cards you have put on over the past few entries, sorry I haven’t been able to comment on them but have been unwell, I am loving all that you do.

    Have a great Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith from UK xxxReplyCancel

  • Kai RamosFebruary 20, 2015 - 2:32 am

    I missed your posts. This is just so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • KatyFebruary 20, 2015 - 3:59 am

    Becca you are amazing. This is such a gorgeous card and I love the way you have combined the two colours in the belly band. Such patience.
    Thanks for sharing. xxReplyCancel

  • Pam (Tasmania)February 20, 2015 - 5:46 am

    Hi Becca I have missed your cards the last few days this one is very feminine so pretty. XXReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 20, 2015 - 5:59 am

    Hi again Becca. Yes, I am staring at this gorgeous card again and the more I stare I have another “how’d ya do it” question…sliding this over in to the Q & A parking lot. What did you do to raise the very delicate oval? Tiny little bit of foam? Also the brand of printed paper. There is always so much that doesn’t meet the eye at first in creating an intricate card like this one. We all love it and would appreciate all the details! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • DominikaFebruary 20, 2015 - 9:30 am

    I love it!!! These dies I wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • weim houseFebruary 20, 2015 - 10:18 am

    Wow! Your cards are just awesome! Beautiful! Love your colors, layers and all the elements! You are awesome!
    Thank you so much for inspiring! Hope you have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • LynneZFebruary 20, 2015 - 11:16 am

    Becca – Your card is simply lovely. Those die cuts are beautiful and the sentiment is so true. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanFebruary 20, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    Ooh Becca this is absolutely gorgeous. The new dies look stunning too. Hope you have a great weekend (and that it warms up where you are). xReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 20, 2015 - 1:51 pm

    So lovely! A perfect card for those of us born in June – Roses & Pearls. I love it.
    You got my day off to a beautiful start – Thank you, Becca!
    Blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaFebruary 20, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Gorgeous card!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • RosieFebruary 20, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    So very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kim BanasFebruary 20, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    Beautiful card! I am curious with Dottie Davis as to the details…how are you raising levels so delicate as this wonderful new die? You have wonderful taste and could you give more info on paper and ink? Thank you for the inspirational AWE!!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BFebruary 21, 2015 - 1:17 am

    Hi Becca. What a beautiful delicate card, and a wonderful sentiment too : ) Take care. Mrs BReplyCancel

  • Diane L ClemenFebruary 21, 2015 - 2:08 am

    Love the card. I love the oval die; it is so different from anything I have in my stash. It just might be a must have.ReplyCancel

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  • Vicky SchmidtFebruary 21, 2015 - 10:26 pm

    Becca, I love that saying. The card you made is perfect.
    I get such good ideas from you but my cards are not as nice as yours.ReplyCancel

  • VickieFebruary 21, 2015 - 10:46 pm

    I love every card you make God has blessed you so much with such a talent it just a joy to see it in action with every post Thank you BeccaReplyCancel

  • Mandy GegenheimerFebruary 22, 2015 - 8:19 am

    Becca Hello,
    I just found your blog and believe it or not, I have gone through all of your posts. And I loved them all. Your work has inspired me to be more creative and think outside the box. Your talent is amazing and thank you for sharing. Also I’ve found new companies to look for, some things I have never seen before.

    Thanks again
    Mandy GReplyCancel

  • Margaret Bowe UKFebruary 24, 2015 - 4:13 am

    Good morning Becca
    Such a beautiful and delicate card today and such a very true sentiment too, quite simply I love everything about this one.
    Margaret corgi ownerReplyCancel

  • ????????? ?????????February 27, 2015 - 2:21 am

    Hello Becca! Very nice and air work, they are perfection itself. Do not stop to admire your skill.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacFebruary 27, 2015 - 6:09 pm

    What a truly magnificent card, it could only be a ‘Becca creation’. I don’t know how I missed this post but thankfully, picked it up just now on Pinterest. It really has the Xfactor!ReplyCancel

  • Beatriz JenningsMarch 2, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    Beautiful card I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne PearceMarch 4, 2015 - 6:39 pm

    Such beautiful work just love lookingReplyCancel

  • TNMarch 13, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    Hello, I love every card that you do. They are done beautifully. Could you please explain to me how you did the belly band on the “Faithful Friend” card. I know you cut one out and the purple you used a mat to emboss. My question is how did you cut the edges so they did not show?ReplyCancel