Accented Tone on Tone – An Invisible Sun Within Us

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Life is a Pure Flame and Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, Spellbinders Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Stack and Fan Flowers -
Hi there card makers!  Today is part two of what I blogged about yesterday – tone on tone.  I mentioned that when I need a beautiful polished card and I need it relatively quickly and I’m simply overwhelmed with color choices, I go for tone on tone.  In this kind of card, depth and texture are the hero!  They take over to give the visual interest instead of color.  So, the next step up over tone on tone is to add small accents that  pop – my color of choice is gold or silver.   (By the way I purchase my gold foil paper at Hobby Lobby in the art department – it’s metallic).  A week or so ago it was on sale for $0.50 per sheet for the poster board size – of course I stocked up!!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Life is a Pure Flame and Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, Spellbinders Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Stack and Fan Flowers -
Walk Through on How to Make Card

So for today’s card again I made a shaped base using the outline die in the Spellbinders Heirloom Oval set.  You can make a card base by cutting one whole outline and then cutting another whole outline with a piece of card stock that has been folded one inch from the top and the fold seated inside the cutlines – this will make a flap (video on how – HERE).  These two pieces are then glued together to make the shaped base.  On top of that I add another panel cut from the Spellbinders Heirloom Oval set using the outline, the filigree and the inside lip of the die set.  Behind this panel I stack two layers of foam tape cut into smallish slivers so you can’t see them from the front – this gives lovely depth.

Focal Panel
The focal panel is cut from Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence.  I need this panel to over slightly above the other floating layer.  I stack four layers of foam tape to get that elevation.  I know that four sounds like a lot but the layer under it is a frame so I’m anchoring to the base of the card.

Simple, simple, simple!  As a contrast to the all the other lines going on with this card, the swirls from Spellbinders Corners and Accents One are perfect.  I simply cut two from gold, trim off one protruding curl and glue onto my panel so that most of the embellishment is over top of the panel.  Last, curly flair at the top is made with Spellbinders Stack and Fan Flowers – it’s a series of swags that you stack on a brad and curl over to make flowers however in this case I made half a flower and used a large pearl brad to draw the eye in to the center of the card.


Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Life is a Pure Flame
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, Spellbinders Heirloom Oval, Spellbinders Stack and Fan Flowers, Recollection Pearls, Pearl Bradpost-header-bottomThat’s it for today friends!  I hope you’re playing with tone on tone – it’s quick and easy and you can always take things up a notch with an accent or two!  I’ll be back soon!


  • AdaMay 24, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    Wonderful project…beautiful details…hugs adaReplyCancel

  • CarolenMay 24, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    Gorgeous! Especially like the embellishment at the top!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 24, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    As always your work is outstanding and fabulous Becca. I´m simply stunned about how beautiful, you always makes everything look, no matter, what you´re making. Todays card is no different and just stunning. I love the golden feature on it, soooo beautiful and elegant as usual sweet lady.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Linda KirschMay 24, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    Beautiful card. I had never heard of 80 lb cardstock before. Must look into it. Your cards put mine to shame. Love your videos and your calming voice.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 24, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Oh, I am liking having daily cards to look at that you are sharing with us. Another lovely card. I would not have thought to make a half flower using the swag piece in this die set. It made up a beautiful flower. Becca, you are so clever!ReplyCancel

  • Claire H.May 24, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    I am so in love with this card design! I definitely must try this. Love the half flower too idea.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsMay 24, 2016 - 1:50 pm

    Stunning Becca, love those fan flowers, so elegant. Sorry not been around much again lately but will check through your blog to see what I have missed lol!

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Ruth ArmstrongMay 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Becca I just love the tone on tone cards you made yesterday and today. They are so classy looking and I do love all the filigree. Just Stunning! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaMay 24, 2016 - 2:08 pm

    Hi Becca, Simple but over-the-top elegance and style. I’ve got the major die components so off I go following Becca down the yellow brick road but this time it is white with gold accents. Thanks. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • LynneZMay 24, 2016 - 2:53 pm

    Becca – This is a totally awesome card. Love everything about it. You are the master or design!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 24, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    SO ELEGANT BECCA!!!! I ADORE Gold on cards too!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMay 24, 2016 - 3:18 pm

    Here you go again another gorgeous card, do you find this inspiration in your sleep? Every day a new card and it is more
    beautiful than the last such talent that you have been blessed withReplyCancel

  • JeanMay 24, 2016 - 3:24 pm

    I live the card. So elegant with layers of the same color!! So pretty. Love your creative designs. They are always so elegant and beatiful.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 24, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    Love the cards you posted the last couple of times, all gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • trish AveryMay 24, 2016 - 3:38 pm

    Becca simply a glorious card and your accent on your white on white just makes this pop. Thank you for telling us how you did it.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMay 24, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Another beautiful card just like yesterday.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 24, 2016 - 3:49 pm

    OOoooHHH, I just love these lacy cards you are making this week, Becca. Gorgeous stuff!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 24, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Good morning Becca, I totally agree with all of the above comments!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… you are one very talented Lady!!!
    Have a good good!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 24, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    That should say…
    Have a good one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 24, 2016 - 4:55 pm

    This is so gorgeous and that die is lurking around some where and needs to come out and shine again.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Jennie xReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergMay 24, 2016 - 5:09 pm

    Your card is amazing. I love the tone and tone and the gold embellishments add the perfect touchesReplyCancel

  • Margie vossMay 24, 2016 - 5:28 pm

    What a sweat card love love white on white…ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaMay 24, 2016 - 6:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 24, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Beyond elegant! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMay 24, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    Your tone on tone card is GORGEOUS Becca!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • BunnyMay 24, 2016 - 7:06 pm

    Beautiful card. Thank you for the tip on the metallic paper.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 24, 2016 - 7:13 pm

    I love the elegance of the card! The tone on tone with the touches of gold is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASMay 24, 2016 - 8:11 pm

    Hi Becca we are being spoilt that’s for sure !!!
    Another beautiful card we are so blessed to have you keep
    sharing with us , I like all the others am LOVING IT PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Deb M.May 24, 2016 - 8:58 pm

    Ohhh, another beauty!! I do love how you add touches of gold to some of your cards…I have GOT to get to where I can do that! :-))ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 24, 2016 - 9:30 pm

    Oh so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • nancy VondraMay 24, 2016 - 10:55 pm

    Beautiful, Becca! I love the tiny gold pieces you’ve added. Elegant!ReplyCancel

  • RobertaMay 25, 2016 - 12:01 am

    I love the tone-on-tone look and need to do more of this! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 25, 2016 - 1:11 am

    Hi Becca. Love the curly flair. That’s genius. I don’t think I’ve ever used 4 lots of foam to raise a layer so high but maybe I should as it looks fabulous. You are spoiling us with so many posts but we like it! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMay 25, 2016 - 3:10 am

    Absolutely stunning!,
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensMay 25, 2016 - 3:32 am

    You have prepared some real treats for us! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 25, 2016 - 5:19 am

    Hello Becca,
    As usual the beauty of your card is just stunning, and shows the dies off to perfection. In fact that’s what the card is – perfect.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonMay 25, 2016 - 6:49 am

    What a great project. I love that you use different cuts and layered them together. The use of a corner for the top is a wonderful way to use them. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 25, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Gorgeous! The gold accents really set the card’s tone to one for celebration. I can picture using this for a wedding card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DMay 25, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    Lovely card Becca, looks so complicated until you break it down and then it appears to be so simple to make. The hardest part would be placing the pearls.

    Thanks for the inspiration, AGAINReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMay 25, 2016 - 1:52 pm

    What a lovely card, like the touch of gold.ReplyCancel

  • Betty mcalisterMay 27, 2016 - 1:33 am

    Morning Becca. Gorgeous tone on tone card again. The gold accents just give it a subtle lift. The Quietfire sentiments, today snd yesterday, are very thought provoking. Thank you xReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijJune 3, 2016 - 3:18 pm

    What a gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJune 4, 2016 - 1:42 am

    Hi Becca
    There is Something about gold and white together that is so elegant and classy, great card X X XReplyCancel