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Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Sculpted Leaves Background and Vintage Labels Seven
Good morning friends!  It’s true, I’m on a gold and cream kick, but I have to admit that gold embossing powder simply makes this stamped background sing!!   I’m using Sculpted Leaves Background Stamp and was inspired to make an aperture card  since I haven’t done one in a while!  The inside of the aperture is lined using Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five.  I’ve added a couple of pictures to show you how I did that – it’s easy.  What started out as a plain card with two layers of gold matted panels turns into quite something else thanks to the intrigue of the aperture which is cut using Vintage Labels Seven. I decorated using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four and Spellbinders Foliage Flourish.  The sentiment is from JustRite Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine that is layered on Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two.  I have a wedding congrats card to send out later this month, so I think I’ll be making a duplicate :-)

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite and Spellbinders
Here’s how I made it – step by step:

This time working from the top down, stamp the Sculpted Leaves Background Stamp.  Trim the stamped background around the edges then adhere to a gold foil panel cut to 4-1/2″ x 5-5/8″.  Cut/emboss the aperture from both layers using Vintage Labels Seven.  Cut a cream panel 4-3/4″ x 6″ and adhere to a gold panel cut to 4-7/8″ x 6-1/8″.  Taking the aperture panel you cut previously, reseat the die into the panel and center the panel over the uncut cream and gold panel.  Trace on the inside of the die with a pencil so that you have a guide where to cut then remove die and set this panel aside.  Cut/emboss an aperture from the gold/cream layers using your pencil marks for guidance.  Construct a card base 5-1/2 x 7″.  Taking the first aperture panel you cut, reseat the die into the panel and center the panel over card base and trace the inside of the die with a pencil.  Remove the die and set the panel aside.  Cut/emboss an aperture into the upper layer only of the card base using the pencil marks for guidance.  Assemble by stacking the larger cream/gold panel onto the card base using one layer of foam tape.  Next tape the pieces of Majestic Labels Twenty Five to the back of the opening of the smaller cream/gold panel so the filigree shows .  Stack on top of the larger cream/gold panel adhering with one layer of foam tape.  Add Foliage Flourish and Spiral Blossom Four on the front of the card for embellishment with a few pearls.  For the inside, cut/emboss Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two – smaller motif.  Stamp sentiment, add ribbon and adhere to a panel 3-3/4″ x 6″ .  


Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftSculpted Leaves Background StampSpecial Gifts Labels Twenty Nine
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb, Coredinations, gold foil (posterboard from Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Vintage Labels Seven, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty FiveSpellbinders Spiral Blossom FourSpellbinders Foliage Flourish, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two,  gold embossing powder, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks for stopping by!  Be crafty friends!


Question Parking Lot:

Several have asked how to get the gold detailing on the flowers.  I used my trusty gold krylon pen to rim Spiral Blossoms Four before rolling the spiral :-)

  • AnnJune 23, 2014 - 7:05 am

    It’s another beautiful design, Becca. And, yes, make that duplicate for a perfect wedding card!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 23, 2014 - 7:07 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, this is sooooooo gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE it. It´s soooo elegant with the gold and white together, soooo stylish and gorgeous. I´m totally amazed once again with your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 23, 2014 - 7:14 am

    Lovely – very rococco looking I am thinking. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • rindaJune 23, 2014 - 7:19 am

    I really love your cards! they are very niceReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJune 23, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Another STUNNING card Becca very elegant
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 23, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Sumptuous! Scrumptious! Stunning!
    Love, love, love!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceJune 23, 2014 - 7:35 am

    As always your cards are gorgeous, I totally love the cream and gold on this.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsJune 23, 2014 - 7:45 am

    T-o-t-a-l-l-y A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!!!!! Have never tried this type of card but may do it for my friends birthday which is the same day as mine. I wish you had a video of this aperture panel. I do better with a video than I do just reading it. LOL Love the sentiment as well.
    Have a beautiful day, Becca.

  • Beth EllisJune 23, 2014 - 7:46 am

    What perfect timing! I was looking for an idea for a wedding card and you came through for me! This is simply lovely and I will definitely be scrap lifting it soon. Lovely as always. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 23, 2014 - 7:48 am

    Becca, another beautiful card. I really like it when you shows us what you did. I learn better by watching. ThanksReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 23, 2014 - 7:57 am

    Cream and gold always look so elegant.. This is over the top elegant. :) Thanks for the mini tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Holly BJune 23, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Hi Becca, Your card today is absolutely stunning… wow !! I will have to check-out some of the dies you used as they sure are worth a closer look… Thank you for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJune 23, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Hello Becca
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for the diagram too!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Margie vossJune 23, 2014 - 8:26 am

    Love love your card.The extra pictures are very helpful……thanksReplyCancel

  • TerryJune 23, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Becca, your cards are always so elegant! This one is no exception! I love the cream with gold flowers and wonder how you did that. I would love to know how to get the gold edging – it doesn’t look like krylon but rather gold foiled edges – please tell! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsJune 23, 2014 - 9:41 am

    Simply sensational. Your cards are always so elegant and beautiful but I must admit that using the gold embossing powder and gold panels adds an element of sophistication to the card. You continue to amaze me with your wonderful creations.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.June 23, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Marvelous. Elegant & rich looking. Gold & cream is always a stunning color combo. TFS & HugsReplyCancel

  • JoniJune 23, 2014 - 9:56 am

    All I can say is, “Wow!” You hit this one out do the ball park. I love the gold edged flowers, and would love to know what brand of embossing powder you use. Mine is a little grainy looking, even with a lot of verse mark ink. Thanks for another stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillJune 23, 2014 - 10:08 am

    Oh my Becca….what a beautiful card. Love the colors.
    You just continue to awe me.

    God bless and have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 23, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Wow Becca. Another beautiful card. I love the gold and cream – stunning! Fabulous too lining the inside of the aperture with a gorgeous die :-) xxxReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 23, 2014 - 10:56 am

    Oh my, just scrumpious Becca i love it all !
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 23, 2014 - 11:37 am

    gold around the flower edges is such a pretty touch and I just love that window framing you createdReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BackJune 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Your cards Becca, inspire me, blow me away and touch my spirit.
    You have quite a unique ministery!

    May the Lord bless you and keep you.

    Thank you x


  • Blue RoseJune 23, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Cream and gold go together like vanilla ice cream and hot fudge…a perfect combination. An amazing card, such detail, such beauty. You did an amazing job.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 23, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Hi Becca,

    This is another stunning card from you, love the design. Thank you for your inspiration and the details on how to make this one. Love, love, love the background stamp.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • JenniferJune 23, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Hi Becca, another gorgeous classy card by you, thank you so much for clear descriptions of how you made your beautiful card, much appreciated the care and time that goes into it.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenJune 23, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    I’ve seen you make some beautiful cards but this is exceptional, I think you are on to a winner for a wedding card as well.
    I have a few good friends, but one in particular that this verse would apply to and whom I would trust completely. We have been friends for over 50 years when we met at work, and still meet every week for coffee. She is such a good friend.
    Thank you Becca, for reminding me of what a good friend she is.
    Love xxReplyCancel

  • FMJune 23, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • barbara macaskillJune 23, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    You have outdone yourself! This card is magical!!! My MUST HAVE list just grew because I have to have the JustRite sentiments stamp set, the Romantic Rectangles and the Sculpted Leaves background stamp!! Spelllbinders and JustRite should pay you for advertising for them! LOL
    You probably cost a lot of us a good share of our craft budget every month just getting the dies so we can try to recreate your cards!!

  • Becky GreenJune 23, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    How beautiful Becca! I have been making Wedding cards all month! LOL THIS will look FABULOUS as a Wedding Card! :D You NEVER disappoint! :D Blessings Dear Lady! :)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJune 23, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    God bless you for sharing such a fantastic card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LoydJune 23, 2014 - 6:32 pm

    I really love that background stamp!! So so pretty.ReplyCancel

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  • Vicki RobeJune 23, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    What an absolute stunner!! This card could be adapted for any special occasion or milestone. Love it.ReplyCancel

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  • Fiona YoungJune 23, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I love the cream and gold combination .ReplyCancel

  • Janice BJune 23, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    Love the beautiful card. Cream and gold makes an elegant card. Thanks for idea.ReplyCancel

  • Arnette CJune 23, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    This is a beautiful card! I love it. I love the white and gold.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)June 23, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    Absolutely stunning card Becca. Would love to see this being made on a video.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJune 23, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    Love the elegant look on this card and thanks for the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 24, 2014 - 12:09 am

    What a beautiful card, Becca! I love the shadow effect of the cutout. I confess I couldn’t really follow the directions on how you made it. (I think I’m getting old!!) But I sure can -and do! – enjoy the finished piece. Just lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJune 24, 2014 - 1:03 am

    This aperture card is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The flowers with gold trim are truly stunning. Thanks Becca for such a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJune 24, 2014 - 1:12 am

    Hi Becca. You have come up with another beauty: ) Love the Sculpted Leaves Background Stamp, it is lovely. The Majestic Labels Twenty Five really finishes it off a treat. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKJune 24, 2014 - 1:26 am

    This card is simply stunning Becca , beautiful design and love the stamp!
    Thanks so much,

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  • Patricia HowarthJune 24, 2014 - 2:01 am

    Hi Becca, This card is stunning, I adore the colour combination, and I love the aperture and what you have done with it, and the sentiment is fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • LaceladyJune 24, 2014 - 2:54 am

    Good morning Becca, love how you made the aperture and I have that die, which always cheers me up when you use some I already have. Also love the touch of colour on the edges of the flowers. Great card.ReplyCancel

  • RoseJune 24, 2014 - 3:13 am

    Hi Becca,
    beautiful card – just exquisite. Every time I see an aperture card I resolve to do a few of them but then I forget……….
    The colours in this card are just lovely – white and gold is a combination I can never see enough of.
    Thank you for sharing
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • SorayaJune 24, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    very exquisite! I love your style!ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanJune 27, 2014 - 2:24 am

    Love this card Becca. Thank you for the detailed pictures on how to achieve this too. xReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallJune 27, 2014 - 4:12 am

    Love your card, it’s stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui WadeJune 27, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Hi Becca, stunning card as always …….. please would you let us all know how you got the gold around the edges of the rose petals! xxxReplyCancel

  • MayJune 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm

    Becca what a awesome card! Thanks once again for sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 29, 2014 - 6:21 am

    I love the gold on the roses. As always, your card is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • PatJune 29, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Becca, this is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen. Amazing and inspiring. If I got this card, I would keep it forever!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • PatJune 29, 2014 - 7:09 am

    Becca, the links on your tutorials for the “Our Daily Bread, quote collections scripture collections and sentiment collections” are broken. Can you re-link again or indicate where to get them? Thanks a million! Love your site!!!!!ReplyCancel