Oh blog friends, I had not intended to be gone for so long but I’ve been so busy behind the scenes. Today I have a Becca Bit for you and some news – in fact, I hope we can make it a date!! As you know every June/July new craft products start to roll out in anticipation of CHA. That’s when I get kind of quiet with the new things I’m designing behind the scenes. Well, it’s time again for Blog Frenzy and I’m so excited!!! It starts on June 21st which is tomorrow but I can just tell you this little secret, I’m in Central Time Zone so my post will go live tonite at 11pm. There are tons of new die templates to see and the contest is going to be awesome this go around!! So, please come back around midnight so that you can get your name in the drawing and be prepared to be totally enabled!!
Now, on to a Becca Bit I’ve been trying to share for a while. Since I’ve managed to collect all the Distress Inks, I was so intrigued by the nibs you can use to apply color. Once I got rolling with it, I decided to get enough nibs for one per color and of course I needed some way to store them. Just recently I purchased the nib holder to go along with the nibs and I really like this set up. I simply used one of my clear cases and cut clear acetate to fit into both sides of the case and put a piece of double sided tape down the front on top of the acetate. On the underside of the acetate I put listing of the colors with enough space in between each that the nib could be stored with the color. I have a piece of wax paper that is cut to size – when I close the case, I simiply lay the wax paper in so that none of the nibs touch, if they are still a little moist they won’t affect each other and to keep the tape on one side from sticking to another.
This is a card I did several months ago that was colored using the nibs – I love the control and the way the nib handles the pigment from the reinker so I thought I’d share. You can find the original post for the card along with the product list HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m so eager to hear what you think of what I have to show tomorrow!!
Thank you for the info! What a great idea! I love that card!
Ohhh, Becca, I cannot WAIT to see what’s coming from you tomorrow — you’re such a tease!!! ;~) Sooo, 11 PM your time is 9 PM my time (I think?) since we rebels here in AZ don’t go on DST! PERFECT, I’ll be stalking you tonight!!!
TFS your great nib storage idea — LOVE it!!!
I sure have missed your posts but figured you were working on all the new stuff that will be coming.
Love this tip on storing the nips as I have been getting some each time I go to Michael’s – this is just perfect
Can’t wait to see the new stuff..
Smashing card and love spellbinders. xxx Cant wait for midnight hehe
Don’t you just love those storage boxes. I have a wonderful supply of them now and find so many uses for them. Can’t wait to see the new dies on the mkt ! I’m a die freak ! Love your card Becca, as always !
What a wonderful idea and a stunning card Becca. Can’t wait until tonight to see what you create, I know it is going to be fabulous just like every thing you do :).
What a fabulous idea for corraling all those paper stumps. Where did you get the nib holder?
Gorgeous card and thank you for the great Becca bit tips.
I’m also in central zone so hope I can just stay awake long enough for when 11pm rolls around
Oh, and happy first day of summer which starts today
You always come up with such beautiful cards. I can hardly wait to see the new dies.
I did miss you and glad you explained that this is a busy time for you behind the scenes. Since I am fairly new, I have not seen this card before and I love it, the colors, the roses, etc. Who would ever think roses would look good blue? LOL I am excited to check back here tonight to see what you have in store for us.
Gorgeous card- love the beautiful colors! A great tip for the nibs- Thanks so much! I am looking forward to seeing the CHA projects!
Aside from the fact that blue is my favorite color, this card is absolutely beautiful……wish is was mine. :0)
Woo HOo Hallelujah!! Becca!!! You and me both!!! I’m sooo excited about the Spellbinders blog frenzy and their new releases!!! I think Spellbinders are ingenius and am so thankful to own 3. :) I am so over the top thankful, too that the Lord has given you to me to glean from:) You are so gifted:) thank you for sharing and I’ll see you tonight:) be blessed
Where did you get the nib holder and the nibs?
I would love a tutorial on using them. And how you put the nibs in the tray.
Ooopp–s I forgot to mention that I’ve not seen this card before—wow what a beauty?!?! I LOVE how you colored it with Distress inks. You speak and show the nibs, but could you please let us know more details —wo that we may could possibly purchase some for our use? be blessed
Becca, so great to have a post today. Was hoping you were just busy – not having difficulties. Thanks for the lovely card…and the Becca Bit. I’m with Cindy on the tutorial when you have time. I’m not sure I understand the wax paper bit. The other made great sense. Great idea too! You did a fantastic job with the nibs…got to try that. Hugs.
Becca, great idea for organizing tools. Can’t be too organized, saves time looking for things. Again thanks for your help.
Clever clever idea for nibs storage. As others have asked about the nibs you use for the Distress Inks I would like to know, too. I use nibs for Mineral Spirits with my Prisma Pencils but I think they are a totally different kind. looking forward to the new dies!
Becca are you saying you use the reinkers by Ranger to color when you stamp? If so do you do that with all of your stamped images? Its beautiful!!!!!!!!
I just love the way you layer your die cut frames. They turn out so beautifully and really inspire me to find new ways to use mine. thanks!!
I just love that card….in fact I love just about every card that you make as they are so beautiful and elegant!
Thanks for sharing that tip about the nibs, if I had any i would use it :o)
Cannot wait to see what is planned!
Have a great day and may you be richly blessed !
This is wonderful Becca! I always love seeing how you organize & your card is stunning. I have some dedicated blender pens. I use Ranger ink refresher as the blender fluid & I love the smoothness, but now I’ll have to try the nibs for sure.
What is holding the nibs in place…can’t tell from the picture – slots to slide them in??? I get the waxed paper sheet to keep colors from touching…maybe a tutorial on exactly how you use the nibs and also a bit more on the nibs, holder and where to get them…pretty please!
Jan Castle in Salem, OR
This is a beautiful card, I love the blue! Another new craft to learn…painting with inks. It does have give it great color! Thanks for sharing!!
I wondered where you had got to glad you’re back missed your lovely cards.
As usual I am behind the times and know nothing about these nibs…*sigh* but I really love the control you have using them as exhibited in your card! OK, so I have to go on a quest for these nibs…and of course I love your storage idea! I probably need to collect a few more re-inkers as I am sure I don’t have all my fav colors yet! LOL! Is there ever a point that we are satisfied?! I guess that the new discoveries are half the fun of our art!
Sorry must have pressed something in a hurry as I was saying gorgeous card love the colors you have used. Can’t wait to see all the new dies have fun. Love and hugs Rizwana xx
Great idea, Becca. I’m saving up for some of those cases but I can’t afford 200 at one crack so I need to find some crafting buddies to share an order.
I keep my Distress Ink Pads stored upside down in drawers that are just deep enough to stack them two high along with my homemade foam pad holders (also stamped with the name and color it belongs to) resting on top of them. I keep certain color families together and stamp an image on the bottom of each case with the color contained inside. Since they are upside down, you see the color first thing. I have had to refresh them occasionally but I do all of my ink pads this way… upside down with the color stamped on the bottom of the container.
And, yes, we have a date. Have you noticed the stores having great clearance sales? Making room for the new stuff, I bet! Also, since you are a MIchael’s regular, have you seen the Paula Dean papers in the $1 Bins? (At my store it is a $1.50 Bin but my sister in SC still only pays $1) Paula Dean?? I was sceptical thinking they would have to be fattening in some way (!) but they are nice and have a lot of pretty little florals which I know you love and I haven’t gained an ounce since I bought them!
What a beautiful blue! It makes such a pretty card. You sure have a lot going on right now – It’s so exciting! I’m looking forward to more :-)
I’ve missed you! Like you, I am coloring challenged. A tutorial on coloring with inks and nibs would be appreciated.
In your nib storage, do you run a row of double sided-tape on the acrylic so the nibs stay in place and don’t roll around when you close the case?
Thanks for another handy hint for storage.
YES! I’ve missed your e-mails! :) BUT, happy to know you’re doing something in the background to show us! :) Can’t wait to see….Your “nib” idea is GREAT!!!!!!!!! Leave it to Becca to be SOOOO ORGANIZED!!!!!!!!! :) You’ll keep us ALL in-line! :) Thanks Becca for ALL you do!!!!!!!!!! :) AND I LOVE this card!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Love the nib storage idea. You didn’t specify how the nibs stay in place tho.
Did you use double sided tape? When I first read your Becca Bit and saw the picture, I thought you bought the item, but on the second read, I got it that you made this..just wasn’t sure about the attaching of the nibs.
Thank you for all of your great organization tips. You are a blessing in so many ways.
Super fantastic nib & storage idea! Gorgeous card!
thank you , thank you for the idea. I use nibs a lot for blending and coloring. Question? could you give us tutorial on just how you put this together. Right now I have mine in a cup. thank you so much.
Love your card and the coloring is gorgeous. Can’t wait for the new things and your creativity……..hugs.
Becca – What a wonderful tip. Have not tried the nibs yet, but now I will have to! You have been missed, but I know alot goes into your CHA projects and I know they will be just fabulous! Can’t wait to see your fabby creation tomorrow!
I am so impressed with your mind and the way it works! Darn I wish I was more out of the box like you~ :) What an awesome way to store these tools – space saving and so convenient! Have I mentioned I adore your mind? :)
What a great tip. I love the card you did.
I love these little nibs! Just one more thing to add to my ever growing list of things to purchase when the money starts flowing in! Now I really need more of those wonderful clear cases. Hmmm I wonder if Tapeonline would give me a discount if I were to order a gross!? Just a thought. Thanks for always thinking outside the box and for sharing what you come up with with all of us. Have missed your posts but am anxious to see what you have been up to. You can bet I will be one of those up at 11PM CST to check it all out.
Can’t wait! I love the card you’ve showed today – gorgeous!
oh you are a tease Becca LOL! Lovely creation today!
New to site, love the card presently displayed. Can not wait for the newbies.
A day without Becca … is a day without sunshine. Happy Summer. Can’t wait to see what’s new!!!!!!!!!!! Spending my kids inheritance on Spellbinders. they will have a lot to sell when I’m gone. LOL
This card is totally fantastic. I just bought some lace like that and my next card will be using it. I have a birthday card to make for two of my cardmaking buddies, one June 30 and one the same day as mine, July 9.
Glad to hear you have just been busy and nothing else wrong. Love your ingenuity and creativeness. God Bless!
Oh I must check out those nibs, I had not even heard of them.
Can’t wait for tomorrow, bet it will be super cool. I still so vividly remember your beautiful crown with the Persian accents etc.
Again , Once more—you are amazing…Love this card…
Becca, beautiful card and coloring. I am looking forward to your creations with Spellbinders. God bless, Peggy
Such a beautiful card Becca and yes, have been missing you like crazy lately… love you idea for your nibs and well like everyone says, more money to spend.. oh well, its only money!! will be on with you at 11 pm tonight… can’t wait…
Lovely card! I can hardly wait to check out your site later this evening!!! What a great tip for Distress Ink and tips!
Your blog is just awesome, what a kind hearted person you are!
Enjoy your day!
Hello from the UK. I enjoy your blog soooo very much & have missed seeing your post over the last few days :(
Can’t wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.
Enjoy your day while we’re asleep xx
I had already thought of that way to store my nibs also, but I could not figure out a way to keep them in place when I closed the case in order for them to not run all over. But I have doubts about the wax paper, do the wax paper protects them or do you use something else in order for them to stick down? I would also like for you to tell me how do you think they work best dry or wet? Thanks for all the help and keep inspiring us with your awesome talent!
María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beautiful card!! I always love all your cards & have been using several of your organizational storage tips. I also would love a tutorial on how you use these nibs (have never heard of them – but love the end result!!) (Just what I need – another addiction!)
Wondered where you had got to ,this card is really lovely blue makes it stand out !
Have never heard of the nib’s ! – But the end result show’s it all
Thanks for the great organizational tip. I have a few distress ink pads, but no nibs. This looks like a great idea for storing them!
Can’t wait for the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy!
Fabulous idea to use with any ink. Thanks for sharing. Your card is also beautiful.
Gorgeous card Becca!! Love the storage idea!
Great way to store your nibs. I need something like that and also something for my other coloring materials. Thanks for the idea. Love your card also. Edna
Hi Becca, I am going to guess you are in New Orleans. Love your card the blue reminds me of those old vintage dishes. Glad your back. Can not wait to see what else you come up with. Thanks for sharing , Carolyn
This card is sooooooo beautiful and elegant. I love the way you used the DI to paint the stamped image….I love that technique. Fab bow…
I don’t know those kind of nib and how to use it.
Beautiful card and cannot wait 11 tonight.
Love this idea, what is the name of the nibs manufacturer and did the nib holder come with it?? Need to get me some of those!!!
This is a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to tomorrow to see what you have in store.
Great idea! I have daubers for all of the colors but not nibs …… hmmmm, I feel enabled and i haven’t even seen the new dies yet!! Can’t wait until tomorrow to see unless of course i am still up at 11. Oh, and of course, your card is gorgeous!
So happy to see you back. MISSED your inspiration. The storage idea is super & so useful. Where did you get the nib holder and the nibs? I would love a tutorial on using them.
Have a super visit in Central Time, can’t wait for you to be home & creating again.
Thanks for sharing. Thanks to you my cards have some pretty looking bows! I have been asked how I did that….Becca’s Peg Bow Maker. Now I will be looking forward to your next gift to your readers. God bless.
Thanks for the tip! Looking forward to all the new dies! Can’t wait!
Becca – thanks for your post. Excited for the blog frenzy from Spellbinders and to see what incredible projects you have come up with once again.
Are the nibs for the water pen that you use with the new Tim Holtz distress markers? I am not sure? I don’t have these yet but I believe I saw a video showing how to color using a water pen with an interchangeable nib?
Thanks for all you do!!!!
What a fantastic idea to use nibs, must be great for detail coloring! New dies? WOW!
In a word your card is stunning. Love the colors of the flower. Coloring with distress inks always has a look of it’s own. Beautifully embellished too Becca. Thanks for the Becca Bit, such a clever idea using the nibs for coloring. Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D
Oh, I have been wondering how to store those nibs. I just got them yesterday. I have all the distress inks and I have been wanting to use those nibs. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous Card!! Love it !!! Can’t wait to see all the new.
The card is beautiful!!! BUT you always do a great job on everthing you make!! Your ideas are so good about storing things too!!
That’s all I have to say!
Wow, what a spectacular card, think it is one of my favorites of all time so far from you, love all you do, but this one is just stunning. Love the new dies and the hop ends on my birthday, maybe I will be lucky enought to wina present for myself, and boy what a present, I love my spell binders, wish i could afford them all!!!
Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!!
Where can I purchase the nibs? Have not seen them at the craft store.
Love this idea. I checked out the other post and didn’t see the nib listed. Thanks.
What a great idea to store the nibs!! So organized!!!! Love the beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!!!
Absolutely beautiful, as always!! I can’t believe how nice the rose looks with distress inks. But you can make everything look beautiful!! And thanks for sharing the great Becca Bit!
Hi Becca!! These are so interesting and I’ve never seen them before. Where did you buy them from? Would love to try some. Thanks so much!
OMG your card is gorgeous BTW!!!
BECCA EVEN IF YOU USE BLUE AND NOT PINK I STILL LOVE THE
CARD AND I AM SURE EV ERYONE ELSE DOES TOO. YOU MUST BE
SO BUSY KEEPING ALL THESE IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD. I JUST DON’T
KNOW HOW YOU CAN COME UP WITH SO MANY WINNERSGOD BLESS YOU FOR DOING SO.\
becca just wanted to make a comment. i just read all of the comments
made and am so very proud to know you. you have so many people
just loving you and your work. i dont think there is another artist making
cards that has such a big following. God Bless You and thank you for
sharing your work and ideas.
Becca, I’m so sorry to hear about the untimely death of your friend. Only God has the answers. You spoke of flowers – remember how much more beautiful His bouquet is now that he has added her. I enjoy your blog so much, your talent is truly God-given. But even more than that, your love of Christ is so reflected in your words. You have found a truly wonderful way of sharing His love with others. I pray God gives you comfort.
Thanks for tip. Your work is amazing this card is beautiful. So glad I found your blog.
Your work is breathtaking and your vedios so informative.
So sorry to hear about your friend. It’s so sad to think this has happened to your friends. Thursday I heard from my daughter that my son-in-laws step sister went to bed Wed night and didn’t wake up Thurs morning. She was only 24 years old. They are awaiting the cause. She was going to be in her mom’s wedding today. It’s not a happy day! Peace to you. Joyce
Wow, Becca! Your creations are so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talents!