February 2014 Designabilities – The Sweetest Flower

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Mediterranean Medallion Embossing Folder and JustRite Papercrafts Welcome Spring
Good Sunday Morning sweet blog friends – I hope your week was magnificent and that next week is stacking up for more of the same.  Today I’m participating in a fun blog hop with my team mates from the Spellbinders Blog Team.  We all just got together on our own and decided to post our creations on the same day, so there’s lots to see.   Today I have a card that uses an embossed background to enhance the shape of the dies layered on top – really it doesn’t get much easier than this and the detail of the embossing does all the heavy lifting.  I broke up my 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ base with a couple of layers topped with Spellbinders Mediterranean Medallion.  On the bottom of that layer I attached Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, wrapping the excess around the edges.  The card is topped off with Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor (stenciled with Victorian Velvet while still in the die), stamped with JustRite Papercrafts Welcome Spring and embellished with pearls and bows.

Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsWelcome Spring
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – Natural White, Coredinations
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
AccessoriesSpellbinders Mediterranean MedallionSpellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor, K&Co Pearls, Darice Pearls, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Triple Pearl Pin, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

My fellow designers are hopping too, hope you can peek in on them too!

Seth Apter • Sherry Cheever • Debbie Olson • Heidi Blankenship • Linda Duke • Michelle Woerner • Darsie Bruno

Have a glorious day and I’ll see you soon!


  • Ruth UKFebruary 16, 2014 - 6:09 am

    Pretty in pink Becca!
    I love these dies and they are shown off so well here.
    Thanks for the blog hop extras!!

  • Clare WFebruary 16, 2014 - 6:27 am

    such a delicate card – love that bow and pin – simply divine!ReplyCancel

  • VivaceFebruary 16, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Pretty, pretty card! Love the double bow. And the background is lovely. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.February 16, 2014 - 6:34 am

    Very pretty and love how the embossing adds a nice background for your die cuts and your pin and pearls are always so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKFebruary 16, 2014 - 6:51 am

    Hello Becca
    Love the card today, and I will go and look at the blog hop, after I have commented on your’s.
    The Sun is shining today….. which is more than welcome, makes everything worthwhile, but more on the way is forecast for the UK .
    I love all the new things that will eventually reach these shores so fingers crossed the weather changes..PLEASE !
    Take care Becca

  • AudreyFebruary 16, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Yet another beautiful card! Love the bow and pin too. Thanks for the links to the other designers. Looking forward to tomorrow’s email already!ReplyCancel

  • LorrayneingramFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:20 am

    I have loved all your cards the last few days. I love all the layering and mats. I can study the details for hours. Beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Beautiful way to usher in spring, lovely layering of the dies and that pin w/bow is very pretty too!ReplyCancel

  • Holly BFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Sweet card and great layering…ReplyCancel

  • RoseFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Hi Becca,
    It’s a beautiful card, what did we ever do before dies came on the scene?

    You, too, and all the other folk out there have a brilliant week.

    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:47 am

    WOUW this is once again soooooooooooooo overwhelming gorgeous Becca, that I´m totally blown away with it. I love the soft and beautiful look in all your stunning work always. This is sooooo beautiful as always hun.
    Hope you´re having a wonderful sunday.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:50 am

    Very beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KFebruary 16, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Another fabulous creation Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorFebruary 16, 2014 - 8:21 am

    so stunning ,Laura OReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonFebruary 16, 2014 - 8:55 am


  • Linda LoydFebruary 16, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Love this card. So so pretty and I love your bows!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellFebruary 16, 2014 - 9:30 am

    absolutely love this card, and the pink and white just set it off.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsFebruary 16, 2014 - 9:44 am

    This is as close to the top of your creations. Love the double bow, have to poractice on that one. I have al;ready ordered the valiant honor die; to die for!!!!!!!

  • May HumeFebruary 16, 2014 - 9:44 am

    Stunning Becca I adore all your cards , so elegant and duch pretty colours too , thank you for all the inspiration you give us xxReplyCancel

  • Diane JFebruary 16, 2014 - 10:36 am

    Your creations are breathtaking! They are all so beautiful. Have a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie PFebruary 16, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Just wanted to let you know…I sit here and scroll up and down….up and down looking at your cards. And I seem to do this for several minutes some times!!! I just realized that I do this…almost every time haha!!! I am thinking a quick video of your cards, holding it at different angles. You don’t have to do a lot of talking, just more so the depth and so forth can be seen. After who knows how many scrolls up and down I realized you put the ribbon under a piece of the die!! Spellbinders have so much detail, which is most likely why we all love and are obsessed with them (ok so I am) but I am sure I am not alone!!!
    Till next time Becca!
    Jackie PReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsFebruary 16, 2014 - 10:58 am

    Hi Becca,

    Another stunning card from you, so pretty, love it.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • ChelseaFebruary 16, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Wowza! That is one gorgeous card! Pink – you can never go wrong with pink, and it looks so beautiful here. Thank you for the inspiration, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry CheeverFebruary 16, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Once again you have blown me away . . . absolutely Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • EllenFebruary 16, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Hi Becca, this card is so lovely…beautiful bow….love it!
    Hugs EllenReplyCancel

  • Sheila BaconFebruary 16, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    I continue to be in awe of what you create!! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent/gift of creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 16, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    What a fabulous bow – adorning a fabulous card!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • CynthiaFebruary 16, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Simply beautiful, Becca! I have to work for a few hours this afternoon, in my art studio, and this will keep me inspired as I work and listen to some of my favorite gospel tunes. Blessings to you~ReplyCancel

  • Heather ThompsonFebruary 16, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    so beautiful and elegant. !!!!! Breathtaking.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Gould in AustraliaFebruary 16, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    I am so Blessed to wake up today (Monday) to open my emails and find this beauty. Yes my week has already started on a high note. Thanks to you. This card is just so sweet.
    Lorraine FDUReplyCancel

  • Joanne M.February 16, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    I love opening your posts to see what fabulous creation you are sharing. How clever to use that embossing folder to frame a die cut. But then, you are so adept at using the dies, etc . in such unusual ways. Thanks for another beautiful, inspiring card.ReplyCancel

  • AliceFebruary 16, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    Another adorable creation! So cute what you wrapped around the stick pin, not sure what it is but it looks fab.

    Alice xxReplyCancel

  • JoyFebruary 16, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Really like the way you did the embossing. Truly a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Heather BFebruary 16, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    Love the new embossing folders coming from Spellbinders-they are so rich and elegant. The go perfectly with your style and crafting sensibility. Simply Gorgeous. Your cards just give me a sense of happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Iris SosciaFebruary 16, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Exquisite card – love the pink and white color combo and the romantic look.
    isoscia at aol dot comReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 16, 2014 - 5:12 pm

    SOOOO LOVELY BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!! AND what a BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtFebruary 16, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    Wow, Becaa. Your card is beautiful & love the pink bow. Thanks for continuing to share with us.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 16, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    As always a stunning card. Your work is always such a pleasure to look at and to read your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents, it makes my day to visit your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BFebruary 16, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card. I love the embossed background, it shows up the layers so well. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Tina EldridgeFebruary 16, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    It’s my daughter’s birthday on the 16th Feb, and what a beautiful day to see a beautiful card, and in pink.

    Kind regards :-) Tina XReplyCancel

  • Linda TenneyFebruary 16, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    I love this card! I really love the way you put your heart into them, So often it is sounds like what the human heart is singing accented by you putting all the elements together.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichFebruary 16, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING!!! You never cease to AMAZE me with the BEAUTIFUL cards you create!!

    Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 17, 2014 - 3:19 am

    Morning Becca, A stunning card, loving the die-cuts, the pearls are stunning and your bows are magnificent, as always.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • LaceladyFebruary 17, 2014 - 4:14 am

    Beautiful card, set off with that incredible bow!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockFebruary 17, 2014 - 10:54 am

    Hi Becca stunning card and an amazing bow beautiful xxReplyCancel

  • Renee ZarateFebruary 17, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Beautiful and so feminine!ReplyCancel

  • Jo MurrayFebruary 17, 2014 - 11:16 am

    That’s so sweet BeccaReplyCancel

  • Linda DukeFebruary 17, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    Beautiful Becca, you know I’m a fan :) hugs my friend.ReplyCancel

  • LageneFebruary 17, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • christine c. from great britainFebruary 18, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    hello bekka, wow I love this creation, and would like
    to thank you for sharing your talent with us. sending
    hugs from Christine cReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellFebruary 18, 2014 - 6:01 pm

    Love the double bow and the little bud your stick pin sits in! Care to share where you found that? It’s solo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Arnette CFebruary 20, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Beautiful! I like the bud, it’s different.ReplyCancel

  • SVETLANAFebruary 21, 2014 - 4:07 am

    Amazing card, chic!ReplyCancel

  • durandconnieFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    I enjoyed your decorated pin on this card. I always wanted to use pins but am always hesitate. Uncertain on how to make them and utilize them. Do you dull the ends so no one gets stuck? -conReplyCancel