Blessed is the Influence

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf and Spellbinders Baby Buntings - full supply list at
Good morning friends, popping in quickly to share a card I’ve had on my desk for some while. I picked up this lovely Spellbinders Renaissance Acanthus Leaf Background and I played one afternoon. It almost seems like adult coloring rendered from a die. For my first playing I simply embossed it and colored it in with color pencils, on other scraps I watercolored it. In the end I pulled out my trusty gold and decided to layer it onto a muted background with a piece of vellum from my stash. Lately I’ve been jonesing over vellum so that’s where my experimentation landed.

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf and Spellbinders Baby Buntings - full supply list at
Background dies make the simple cards that look like you fussed and seem to be my ‘goto’ style when I’m not sure what I want to make.  As I dug through my stash of patterned vellum (which seem hard to find these days).  I thought the muted tones behind almost make it seem like you are looking through an elegant gate or perhaps stained glass.  I took an additional piece of white vellum cut with Spellbinders Baby Buntings  and stamped a sentiment to hover over top of a bow and mulberry flowers.
Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf and Spellbinders Baby Buntings - full supply list at

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf and Spellbinders Baby Buntings - full supply list at

Rubber Stamps:  Wordsworth – Blessed Is the Influence
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf, Spellbinders Baby Buntings, May Arts Velvet Ribbon, Recollections Pearls from Michaelspost-header-bottomWho is simply loving that autumn is on the way?  Me!! Thanks so much for peeking in – I’ll see you soon!



  • Penny GSeptember 20, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Your cards are always so elegant and beautiful! I loved this one and the sentiment. I live in Arizona, we are always happy to see the arrival of autumn!ReplyCancel

  • giovannaSeptember 20, 2016 - 11:22 am

    Fantastica !!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 20, 2016 - 11:29 am

    Lovely card…health reason, do not like chill in air..and then that nasty white stuff is around the bend..ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropSeptember 20, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Such a lovely card Becca. I love vellum, it is almost ethereal in it’s beauty. I love to see the leaves change colour in the autumn. So beautiful. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • VickySeptember 20, 2016 - 11:37 am

    Very beautiful card. Wanted to check in before we leave again.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 20, 2016 - 11:42 am

    What a lovely and elegant car today! I love it! Velumn adds such a soft touch but it isn’t always easy to find these days. Online ordering seems the best way to order. Thank you Becca, for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieSeptember 20, 2016 - 11:54 am

    Yet another really gorgeous card
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • JennySeptember 20, 2016 - 11:56 am

    Truly beautiful card Becca. When are we going to see some new dies from you?
    Every blessing
    jenny xReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 20, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Oh so pretty! I love vellum, and you are right, patterned is getting more difficult to find, I think! That acanthus die sure is lovely, too. As always, the elements in this one all come together so nicely, Becca. TFS.

  • ChelseaSeptember 20, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    This is a beautiful, elegant card, Becca. I love the layers and different textures you have used. The softness of the velum really adds a lovely dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettSeptember 20, 2016 - 12:44 pm

    What a truly magnificent card Becca! I love the vellum and the soft background peeking through the elegant gate. As always, another fantastic bow. Love your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsSeptember 20, 2016 - 1:09 pm

    Just love that die and the look you achieved with the vellum. Absolute gorgeous!!!!
    Looking forward to mornings back in the 60’s.
    Ann Robbins.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 20, 2016 - 1:24 pm

    I certainly share your love for autumn, Becca. Fall foliage has to be one of the most awe-inspiring sights to behold.

    This is a beautiful card in every way and such a wonderful lift for my senses this Tuesday morning.

    Thank you!

  • Sherry RSeptember 20, 2016 - 3:28 pm

    Another gorgeous card…and what a beautiful sentiment! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingSeptember 20, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    Beautiful, clever, elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 20, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Good morning Becca, just beautiful as always!!! I love vellum it’s so classy!!!
    No not me give me sunshine and lots of it!!! Autumn isn’t too bad but it’s what comes after : ( cold wet and dark nights yuk!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 20, 2016 - 5:46 pm

    Beautiful card. That Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf die makes an elegant card. Love how the background printed vellum looks behind the Acanthus leaf die.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaSeptember 20, 2016 - 6:23 pm

    Love,love love this card it is beautiful I love the saying and all the textures that you useReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 20, 2016 - 7:29 pm

    Stunning card, love the sentiment!!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapSeptember 20, 2016 - 10:45 pm

    What a clever idea! Such a classy card xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 21, 2016 - 1:14 am

    Hi Becca,

    So sorry I have not been on blogger recently so I have missed all you beautiful post of inspiration, they are stunning my friend. I hope things are okay for you over there in the states? I am not sure how things are going to go with blogger as things are changing at the end of the month where we will apparently lose all links to other blogs so I apologise in advance if I am unable to access your blog in the future, I really do hope this is not the case. So take care my friend and please do keep going with the beautiful creations you inspire everyone with.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxxReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraSeptember 21, 2016 - 1:38 am

    oh! This background die is gorgeous!!!
    lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 21, 2016 - 2:54 am

    Morning Becca, This card is really beautiful, the background die-cut is stunning, as is the vellum and the beautiful bow and flowers.
    I’m afraid that Autumn is not one of my favourite seasons, I have a ‘thing’ about leaves, especially when they are wet, they are very dangerous !! I am constantly outside getting leaves off my garden, why oh why does the wind always blow ‘onto’ my garden hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenSeptember 21, 2016 - 4:16 am

    Another really beautiful card here too. Love the gold and the soft look in this card here, just absolut gorgeous work all the way through as usual hun.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterSeptember 21, 2016 - 5:09 am

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous card. I’m not an Autumn girl as I do like My warm weather but on holiday in the sun for now so happy.
    Love the colours of Autumn though xReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostSeptember 21, 2016 - 5:47 am

    Another beautiful creation. Love all elements of this card. (Truly Beccalicious!!) Would also love to see what you did with the coloring options you mentioned.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASSeptember 21, 2016 - 7:39 am

    Hello Becca this card is soft and pretty I JUST LOVE THE BOW !!!
    What a lovely sentiment you seem to know where to find them thank
    you for sharing Hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Maureen KSeptember 21, 2016 - 9:10 am

    Hello Becca,
    What stunning ideas you have which make beautiful, lovely cards, thank you.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelSeptember 21, 2016 - 9:15 am

    Your new creation is beautiful – it may be the beginning of Fall but when I open your website it’s like a breath of Spring Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 21, 2016 - 10:20 am

    Soooo glad I dropped by to see this fabulous creation! Wonderful.
    The temperature has dropped some 10 degrees celsius here, so a bit of a shock to the system after the mini heatwave last week! I love all the seasons, but autumn leaves turning can be quite stunning. My mother’s gift to me of a small tulip tree, was planted some years ago. It is now a sizeable specimen and the leaves are large and turning coppery gold – beautiful!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 21, 2016 - 11:20 am

    The layering over vellum looks elegant and soft. Great pairing of products in your design!ReplyCancel

  • Toni LuceroSeptember 21, 2016 - 2:42 pm


    I too am loving that autumn is on it’s way!!

    Lovely card as always! I’m interested in the pearls you used, they are lovely. You got them at Michaels?? Thanks for sharing!


  • Jennie BaileySeptember 22, 2016 - 5:18 am

    oh what a lovely card andy card and and a beautiful sentiment too.

    From your post on the 23rd of July I searched and found in the UK the Spellbinders box die and I’m really pleased with the little boxes I’ve made, they’re so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 22, 2016 - 10:10 pm

    This is such a stunning card Becca. You make to most beautiful cards and love the bows you make. Thank you Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Beatriz JenningsSeptember 22, 2016 - 11:02 pm

    so beautiful and elegant!ReplyCancel