Bless You and Keep You

It’s a brand new day and an brand new week – I hope it’s a happy one for you friends. Spending many blissful hours in the craft zone this weekend, I have a card to share with you today to get my week off to a crafty start.  I love it when I have enough time to play that I make a happy discovery.  This for some will seem minor but it’s the little things after all, right?  You know how much I love seam binding and I love it even more when I take the time to dye it to match my card.  Just by scrunching and spritzing and manipulation you can get splotches and stains and such.  The ink I used for my card is a chalk ink and I could not find an ink to match it so I threw up my hands and used my chalk ink re-inker.  Never in a million years would I have tried that but you know . . . desperate measures!  I loved the result.  Although it is hard to tell in the photo, the effect of using a chalk re-inker takes the sheen off of the seam binding and makes it look powdery soft giving it an opaque color.  On to my card, the inspiration for the card was this Leafy Background Stamp by JustRite Papercrafts and the sentiment is from the Get Well Labels Twenty set.  I wanted to show the background by having bits of it pop through the die cuts and around the border.  I picked Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles and Spellbinders Labels Fourteen to make my frame, highlighting the frame using Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.  To seat my sentiment I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.  The green is quite pale but you can get a better view by clicking on the picture to enlarge.
So to recap the layers I used from the bottom up, I started with a card base from light green paper cut to 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.   Foam Tape, cream matting layer 5″ x 7″, foam tape, dark green matting layer 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, Cream background stamped layer 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, foam tape, Timeless Rectangles/Labels Fourteen die cut layer,  foam tape, Twisted Metal Tags die cut layer, Floral Oval die cut layer, Classic Oval die cut layer, foam tape, Classic Oval die cut layer.  Ribbon, bow and pearls set on appropriate layers.

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Leafy Background Stamp, Get Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb, EK Success Cloud, Coredinations
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Pistaschio
Accessories:  Spellbinders Timeless RectanglesSpellbinders Labels FourteenSpellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and AccentsSpellbinders Floral Ovals,Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM White Seam Binding, Sewology Button, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker, Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

The other ladies on the design team are also previewing June sets today, here’s where you’ll find more inspiration:

JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken (here) • Darsie Bruno • Michele Kovack • Sheri Holt • Eva Dobilas • Angela Barkhouse • Marisa Job

Don’t forget,  JustRite is having an awesome sale on dies – 20% off.  Thanks for stopping by to visit today, I’ll see you soon.

  • MihaelaJune 3, 2013 - 9:18 am

    Awesome card, very elegant, love the colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJune 3, 2013 - 9:21 am

    This is really beautiful Becca ,Its a shame I can`t get your stamp set here in UK .and it would really be expensive to get it shipped for USA
    Boo Melanie UKReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 3, 2013 - 9:37 am

    This is soooo gorgeous Becca, and I abasolutely love the soft green color, you´ve used on this one too. It looks soooooo beautiful and elegant, and you always makes such gorgeous bows on your cards too. Really awesome creation hun, I just love it.ReplyCancel

  • Susi KJune 3, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Another gorgeous card, Becca – thanks for the tip about using chalk ink on seam binding, the result looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KJune 3, 2013 - 9:39 am

    This is gorgeous! I just love that sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopJune 3, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Being a green addict I would naturally fall for this I do for all your cards…but this one is so special and so beautiful. One question, where can one purchase the light green paper/cardstock ? Thanks so much for sharing Becca, your a special person !ReplyCancel

  • colleen howellJune 3, 2013 - 10:09 am

    I love it so very pretty, you always do a awesome job. thanks for all of your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Patsy EcclesJune 3, 2013 - 10:26 am

    Becca, you are back into your sweet profound mode. You may not see it but your card designs show your changing emotions as your thoughts change over time. I love this moment in your time and thought!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.June 3, 2013 - 10:44 am

    WOW….absolutely awesome sentiment. I love it! Very beautiful. Green’s are one of my many Fave color’s; but, I struggle to combine the right one’s. Yours are spectacular! The darker green really makes it pop. I never heard of Chalk Ink before. Very interesting….I will have to research this! I love to learn and I can never get enough. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz ShattuckJune 3, 2013 - 10:54 am

    Absolutely love the color of this card. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyJune 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

    What a beautiful card Becca! I love the muted colourscheme and the dyed seambinding. That leafy background stamp is stunning too and I can’t wait to be able to buy it in the UK!ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsJune 3, 2013 - 11:48 am

    Oh my what a beautiful green!! And your seam binding is truly amazing – nice touch with a perfect match! Girl, you done it again – “AMAZING.”

  • Francie in MontrealJune 3, 2013 - 12:17 pm

    Like the rest of your fan club, I too love the colours – so soft, muted and just plain beautiful. The layers are perfect and it’s simply a lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 3, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Good gracious, Becca. What a gorgeous card! I love the way you have layered the elements to create dimension. Why don’t I ever think of making an opening so the background shows through???? You are just brilliant. So magical with the tools at hand.ReplyCancel

  • Nelly ReyesJune 3, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous Becca! I love de color combination you made. You are soo creative and smart.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 3, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    Oh wowzers! I am in love with this card! And the sentiment is wonderful! Definitely another for my collection :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Lisa RansomJune 3, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    For the first time ever, I have all the dies you’ve used so I can make this card, well my own version :D love the fab design

    West Country, UKReplyCancel

  • LageneJune 3, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the color! & design!ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisJune 3, 2013 - 2:45 pm

    Dear Becca you used my favorite color GREEN!!!! I was so excited to see this card and love your idea of using your chalk ink re-inker to stain the seam binding! This past weekend I used one of my Distress Ink PADS to achieve the exact color I wanted. It worked well too but I would caution anyone who wants to try it to wear gloves! It took a little longer to dry the seam Like you said necessity sometimes stimulates the mind to be more creative! Blessings for a good week {{{ hugs }}}ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisJune 3, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    Ooops! The last part of the above post did not contain all of the information I wanted to share. My tip is, to dry your seam binding more quickly you can use your embossing heat gun!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 3, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • EmilyJune 3, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    You are the Queen of layering! I am so inspired by you! I’ll have to try out that technique with the chalk reinkers…some of my inkpads dried out and I need to order some reinkers for them. What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • JudyJune 3, 2013 - 7:05 pm

    Another fantastically GORGEOUS card Becca. Just love the mint dp and cardstock, and EVERYTHING about the card.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 3, 2013 - 11:58 pm

    Really fresh and classy – I too love that background stamp – very William Morris in style I am thinking.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieJune 4, 2013 - 6:20 am

    Another beauty!! Thank you so much for the new “recap” feature to your cards… makes it so much easier to “copy”, I mean “case”!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 4, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    Lovely Becca. Isn’t it funny how need sparks creativity sometimes?ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 4, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    Becca, I love this card & I really like the color. So soft & nice.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 5, 2013 - 3:21 am

    Morning Becca, A truly beautiful card, loving the subtle green colourway and I really need the leafy background stamp, it is beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierJune 12, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    so gorgeous…what a pretty colour tooo yummyReplyCancel

  • Linda MageeJune 15, 2013 - 9:47 am

    I love the card. The vintage look is just my style. You inspire me to get out my dies and create!ReplyCancel