Autumn is a Second Spring

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Autumn is a Second Spring and Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Astoria Decorative Elements, Spellbinders Astoria Label, Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers - full supply and instructions at
Hi there friends!  I have a card to share today and have been having a fab time cutting and testing out dies.   I’m not stuck but so much in a groove that I’m enjoying right now with clean cut die cut cards with a classic flair.  My mom is watching me create and was quite tickled with this card and of course it’s so much fun having her here that listened intently to her advice.  She especially loved the use of vellum to give a soft muted look at the pattern, texture and pearls behind everything.  I hope it’s not too soon to think about Autumn, but I am with this lovely sentiment by Quietfire DesignAutumn is a Second Spring.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Autumn is a Second Spring and Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Astoria Decorative Elements, Spellbinders Astoria Label, Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers - full supply and instructions at
I used four dies on this card.  The background is made using three border strips of Spellbinders Renaissance Border One.  The frame is made using Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Elements and using Spellbinders Astoria Label  to cut the aperature and the vellum.   The golden leaves were made using Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers.

Walk Through on How to Make the Card

The base of the card is 6″ x 7-1/4″ on cream card stock.  I used gold paper cut to 5-7/8″ x 7″ as a background to layer on three strips of the Renaissance Border One which are combined by overlapping the edges.

Focal Panel

The Astoria Label Decorative Elements is pretty lacey, so I thought it couldn’t clash and you’d be able to see through it well.  I cut the largest die and cut the aperature then layered vellum behind it, attaching the vellum with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I used a bow to span the card and thought filigree gold leaves would be a different embellishment that didn’t get in the way of the bow.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Autumn is a Second Spring and Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Astoria Decorative Elements, Spellbinders Astoria Label, Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers - full supply and instructions at
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignAutumn is a Second Spring
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb Cardstock, The Fine Touch Gold Metallic Poster Board
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Renaissance Border OneAstoria Decorative Elements, Spellbinders Astoria Label, Spellbinders Loopy Roll Flowers, Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Source Satin Ribbon, Button, Recollection Pearlspost-header-bottomThanks so much for stopping by!  See you soon!!


  • Patricia HowarthJuly 21, 2016 - 2:01 pm

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, and I’m loving the gold leaves atop the beautiful bow, really effective. So glad you are having great times with your Mom.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJuly 21, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    Hi Becca
    Stunning card again, looks almost lacy and intricate, enjoy your time with your Mum x x xReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 21, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I love, love, love the ribbon-bow-pearl flower-gold leaf embellishment – so beautiful! Bringing the ribbon over the bow is something I just wouldn’t have thought of. It gave the perfect base for the flower and leaves. You’re just so creative that way!

    It’s wonderful to see you playing – as you heal.
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJuly 21, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    I must admit, I would love some more summer, before I start thinking of autumn, but with that said, this is an abasolut stunning card. I just love your use of gold on your cards. It looks just like a million every time, and this is no different, and I absolutely LOVE it.
    I hope, you´re having a joy of time with your mum there, it´s a real treat to have that chance.
    Have a wonderful summer now sweet lady and enjoy every minute.ReplyCancel

  • DottieJuly 21, 2016 - 2:36 pm

    What a gorgeous card with the loopy roll leaves setting it all off. If it’s beautiful in a pic how much more in real life!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 21, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    What a beautiful card as always, but this one really is simple to create but looks so stunning and professional. You are just the most talented card maker I have ever come across through the years. You simply never cease to amaze me time after time and I have been following you for more years then I wish to recall. Thank you Becca for all you share with us. Hugs,

  • SorayaJuly 21, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    What a lovely card. The die cuts are gorgeous and the velum enhances all the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 21, 2016 - 2:58 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a stunning card. Love the bow embellishment. Enjoy your time with your Mum. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • DianeJuly 21, 2016 - 2:58 pm

    Oh if I could only be as talented ! ! ! Beautiful card Becca and we love you for sharing your talent. Blessings !ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 21, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    Beautiful card Becca,Enjoy your time with your Mum.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 21, 2016 - 3:28 pm

    What a gorgeous card! I love the leaves.

    I am so glad you are enjoying having your Mom around to help you. That is a priceless treasure many of us are not afforded. So treasure it all :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim BanasJuly 21, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    I love the gold filigree leaves!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 21, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    A stunningly beautiful card! Love the white and gold elegant look and the lovely sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJuly 21, 2016 - 4:13 pm

    Another Stunning card! How great it must be to have your MUM there to watch your creativeness. I too like the vellum to soften the sentiment. Keep on keeping on with your amazing creations!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 21, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Now that is just gorgeous. You mom gave you some good advice! I’m glad she is there with you to enjoy participating in your creative process. You sure have created another beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJuly 21, 2016 - 4:26 pm

    Hi Becca, (I hope you received my Jacquie Lawson Thank You) Sometimes people won’t open it thinking it is spam.

    Love your card today. And love the fact that your Mom is near. I can almost hear a giggle in your voice. You must feel very loved. Your card is spectacular. Each element stands on its own, but compliments each other. Love the Gold. When you told us what gold foil paper you used, I ran out to Hobby Lobby and bought it. I love it and it is beautiful with any die-cut.
    Rest well and heal quickly? Hugs,

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 21, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    Terrific card! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • DebraJuly 21, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Lovely Card,,,,ReplyCancel

  • VickyJuly 21, 2016 - 5:01 pm

    Hi Becca, Your card is beautiful.
    It is always nice to have your mother around.
    Mine has been in heaven for a while now.
    But she did stamp with me.
    She loved colors & would put a lot of color on her cards.
    I have some of her cards & I treasure them.
    Enjoy your time with your mom.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 21, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. Here in Florida our Spring and Fall last about 3 days each. Ugh!

    Sure wish we could get out of this 105+ heat index. Even 3 days of Fall would be so welcome.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 21, 2016 - 6:40 pm

    Good morning Becca, another beautiful day, another beautiful card!!! I too hear the joy in your post!!! Keep getting better and give your mum my best!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • DebraJuly 21, 2016 - 7:41 pm

    Love your card and glad to hear you are totally enjoying yourself! So much fun in creating when it all flows! Still enjoying summer but unfortunately it will be over all too soon!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 21, 2016 - 7:47 pm

    Beautiful card with amazing elements on it. I like how the words just “float” on the vellum and how the gold die cut shows through the vellum like a “vision” through “fog”. Thanks for sharing your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • DevyJuly 21, 2016 - 8:19 pm

    Such a beautiful card, Becca! I’m so glad you are getting to spend some time with your mom!ReplyCancel

  • Margie MaloneJuly 21, 2016 - 8:49 pm

    I love roses, but my real favorite is the fluffy carnation. I’m a lace type and they fit right in with that. Glad you foot is doing ok.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 21, 2016 - 9:42 pm

    This card is gorgeous! Looks like your mom has an eye for beauty, too. So your talent has some basis in heredity. So glad your surgery went well, and she is there with you. After all, there’s nothing that compares to a mother’s care. Mend well, my friend. You mentioned being in a groove, but be mindful to not overdo.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineJuly 21, 2016 - 10:39 pm

    So Beautiful! Gotta Love Mom’s little whispers of sweet advice!ReplyCancel

  • VickieJuly 21, 2016 - 10:53 pm

    i am so in love of this!! my first Granddaughters name is Autumn and i love anything that has her sweet name in itReplyCancel

  • Bette SJuly 21, 2016 - 10:54 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 22, 2016 - 12:58 am

    Hi Becca. Your mom has taste. Love the vellum and the leaves look like angel wings a little I think. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope it’s not too long before your up and at em again.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJuly 22, 2016 - 1:59 am

    Anotherbeautiful card. Thanks for posting it. You are so lucky to have your Mom with you. I miss mine so very much. Both my Mom and my Daughter where called home in 2000


  • PAM TASJuly 22, 2016 - 2:34 am

    Hi Becca lovely card the leaves look very classy and as you say
    don’t take anything away from the bow.
    So happy you have your Mum with you how lucky you are !!!!!!!
    she has brought you up to be a very giving and caring person
    she would have to be so happy and proud BIG HUGS TO YOU BOTH

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 22, 2016 - 3:58 am

    This card is truly beautiful! (As are all your cards!). I hope you are resting your leg after your surgery and that it’s healing well. Very best wishes
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Iris harborneJuly 22, 2016 - 4:07 am

    This is so beautiful, Becca. You have a great talent and share it so beautifully woth us all. This card is wonderful. Mum’s are so precious. Enjoy every second you share together. xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 22, 2016 - 5:10 am

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, love the use of Vellum, love the sentiment too. Autumn is my favourite time of year as i love all the colours it brings.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxxReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaJuly 22, 2016 - 6:00 am

    Beautiful card Becca!!! I hope you’re healing well!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJuly 22, 2016 - 7:18 am

    Hi Becca, Yes, indeed, I agree with your mom–this is classic elegance with bold gold card stock softened by the vellum. Can’t beat this basic look for lots of occasions. I don’t have all of dies but enough to copy the feel and look of your winner card. Thanks to you and your mom for another great idea of combining die cuts, stamps, and materials. Your bows are a study in themselves. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Bente SoerflatenJuly 22, 2016 - 8:17 am

    A really gorgeous card, Becca!
    Love the colors :))
    So beautiful with those golden leaves and the pretty frame.
    Wish you a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJuly 22, 2016 - 8:51 am

    Becca what a beautiful card love the gold and white so lacy and the see thru with the vellum.ReplyCancel

  • ernestineJuly 22, 2016 - 8:54 am

    dear Becca, I have to tell you how much I like this Card !simply great,simply heartwarming. hugs from oversea, ErnestineReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJuly 22, 2016 - 9:22 am

    Hello Becca,
    Stunning card and I really like the use of the vellum to give a softening effect.
    Enjoy your mam’s company and give her plenty of cuddles.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJuly 22, 2016 - 9:44 am

    Love, love, love this card! I always love your combination of gold and white…so classic. I love how you have lots of pattern here but it doesn’t clash with each other. Gorgeous card, Becca! Hope your recovery from surgery is going great and I can only imagine your mom’s visit/help is a wonderful experience.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 22, 2016 - 11:05 am

    This is lovely. I agree with your Mom – the vellum is a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 22, 2016 - 12:24 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the vellum behind the frame. Your bow is also so lovely – I have yet to master putting big bows on my cards :)ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaJuly 22, 2016 - 1:39 pm

    absolutely gorgeous card. Hope that oyu are feeling much betterReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterJuly 22, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous white and gold card. The vellum just gives the centre a softness. Your bow is beautiful and I too like your ‘leaves’ embellishing it.
    So glad you and your mum had some together time. XReplyCancel