Hers and His

Quietfire Design - You Never Know How Strong You Are - Designed by Becca Feeken Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Gold Ovals One (closeup)
Sweet blog friends, I’ll have to explain todays twofer :-)  I played around with
Spellbinders Cabbage Roses embossing folder and had so many iterations using different inks and techniques, that I decided to use up all my scraps today rather than try to double back and use them another day.  I used the same dies for both card but they have different looks.  One is a portrait oriented card that is very feminine.  The second card is a landscape orientation and it’s as close to masculine as I can get, lol.  Yes, I fuss over masculine cards and add bows and such and up until I hit publish, I was trying to add something to this card because it seemed plain, but the textured background wouldn’t allow me to add anything else.  For both cards I reached for elegant sentiments from Quietfire Design – I Wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend and You Never Know How Strong You Are 

Quietfire Design - You Never Know How Strong You Are - Designed by Becca Feeken Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Gold Ovals One (closeup)

My first card (pink) is fairly simple, I started out with the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses folder embossed with one side of the inside of the folder inked.  I built up the next layer with Spellbinders Bird Cage Two which gave me a loop at the top of the design.  I followed up with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG followed by Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and ended with Classic Ovals LG embossed with Spellbinders Gold Ovals One.

Quietfire Design - I Wouldn

For my second card, I love the little loops on the ends of Spellbinders Bird Cage Two,  so I used two of them mirrored , as my base die layer.  On top of that I added Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and followed up with Spellbinders Ovals LG.  I impressed the cool embossed pattern into the oval using Spellbinders Gold Ovals One, an enhancing element.   For embellishment I added one of the Spellbinders Media Mixage Ovals One bezels filled with crystals and glued to filigree;  I glued this unit to the center of my bow.  Lastly I had a square piece of filigree that I cut in half and molded around the edges.

Quietfire Design - I Wouldn

Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too.  Start out with a card base cut to  6 x 7-1/2″, foam tape, matting layer 5-1/2″ x 6-7/8″, design paper 5-3/8″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, matting layer 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″, layer embossed with Cabbage Roses 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Birdcage Two, foam tape, die cut layer using Ovals LG, foam tape, die cut layer using Labels Thirty Two, foam tape, die cut layer using Ovals LG embossed with Gold Ovals One.  (Instructions are same for the masculine card except omit the first Ovals LG).

Stamps: Quietfire Design – You Never Know How Strong You Are, I Wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, MME
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Versafine Black Onyx, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
AccessoriesSpellbinders Cabbage RosesSpellbinders Bird Cage TwoSpellbinders Classic Ovals LGSpellbinders Labels Thirty Two , Spellbinders Gold Ovals One, Recollections Gems, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

 Hope you are having a blessed week!  See you soon!!

  • Lynn G.August 29, 2013 - 11:50 am

    Wow….just stunning on both cards. Pink is my Fave color. I love that Cabbage Rose embossing folder. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer WilliamsAugust 29, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Hi Becca,

    Beautiful Bink Card for Her!! Can’t wait to try it. I sent you an email to ask about the kits that were previously offered. I realize you are probably EXTREMELY busy, but I would just like to know if there are anymore available and if you plan to offer them again? Can you take a second to let me know. I purchased one and fell in love with them.
    Thank you !
    Jennifer W.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 29, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    My heart skipped a beat when your first card hit my screen! I just love the freshness of it! And then, just when I thought I didn’t need the birdcage dies….. Love the roses embossing folder too.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • GretchenAugust 29, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    I don’t know where to start, but wow, you blow me away with your creativity once again, how you can use dies other than what they are supposed to be used for. Beautifully done.
    Hugs and God Bless,

  • Anne BAugust 29, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Two beautiful cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerAugust 29, 2013 - 1:09 pm

    Wow BEAUTIFUL both of them.
    I just wish I could come up with half of your creations
    with my spellbinders.
    I would be a VERY VERY happy crafter.
    I look forward to your blog to see something new.
    Love Marion XReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 29, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Both are absolutely stunning cards Becca. You´ve done such an eminent job on these two and the result is outstanding. I really love, howyou made these look.ReplyCancel

  • RoseAugust 29, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I like the first card but LOVE the second one. Wouldn’t have called that a masculine card though – I would love to receive it and I’m certainly not a man!
    Can’t wait to receive the embellishment dies and start playing……….
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • MelindaAugust 29, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Becca, these are both stunning cards. Your innovative approach in the use of SB dies is so creative and I am always watching for your next post to see another way to use my own dies. Hopefully, someday, I will be able to pass on what I have learned from you to others who are interested in this wonderful creative process! It is both challenging and satisfying.
    Be well, my friend!

  • HeatherAugust 29, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the gingham! And of course the bows are perfect too :)ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaAugust 29, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Becca, both of the cards are beautiful. I absolutely love your use of pearls, which remind me of my grandmother. Blessings! CynthiaReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 29, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Gorgeous cards! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.August 29, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    Becca, you lift me up with your absolutely beautiful cards (had a down day today)…THANK YOU!ReplyCancel

  • Sherrie ClarkAugust 29, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Becca, it’s so nice to see your cards popping up on pinterest the day they are released. I’ve added you to my blog site (because you are my favorite person who inspires me). Blessings in Christ, SherrieReplyCancel

  • Colleen HAugust 29, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    I love both of them, but the pink is my favorite. I just like girly stuff I guessReplyCancel

  • PhyllisAugust 29, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    Wow! GORGEOUS work! Love all your details!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleAugust 29, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    I love that pink. It’s such a soft pretty card. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • MickieAugust 29, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Aww, the first one is sooo sweet, just love it. The second is outstanding, love the embellishment on the bow!ReplyCancel

  • Sue BlackAugust 29, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    Oh Becca what lovely cards! We are just in the process of putting out house up for sale and everything has to be put away….. these are just making me wan to tell the realtor to take a hike for a week or two so that I can get back to cad making….. haven’t had time to do anything in about 3 weeks and I am aching to get back to normal. House goes on the market on Tuesday and hopefully it won’t take long to go!!ReplyCancel

  • Annick@AuxDoigtsAgilesAugust 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

    Hello Becca,
    It’s been years that I am you and I think I’ve never left any text review.
    So, I caught up with my late to tell you that your card is a marvel and your cards are all more beautiful than the other.
    You have nimble fingers and I wanted to congratulate you.

    Annick (AuxDoigtsAgiles)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkAugust 29, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    Stunning cards! God bless you for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealAugust 29, 2013 - 5:36 pm

    Oh my… just love those cards. And… I have both quotes from Quietfire. Lucky me. Now I can make something really really nice with them. Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • May HumeAugust 29, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Hi Becca, these are so beautiful as always, and the sentiments are lovely so meaningful, thank you for the inspiration xxReplyCancel

  • JeannieAugust 29, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Larina MillerAugust 29, 2013 - 6:16 pm

    Beautiful cards! I always check in too see what new twists you have put the elements to use in! Thank You for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 29, 2013 - 6:22 pm

    Lovely cards, Becca! I love everything your hands produce!! keep ‘um coming! :-DReplyCancel

  • SethAugust 29, 2013 - 7:16 pm

    Great cards Becca. Your style is evident through and through. I love the fact that you couldn’t help but put some bling and a pink bow on the masculine version. :-)ReplyCancel

  • AntonellaAugust 29, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    I love these cards, most especially the “friend” card!
    Hugs, antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonAugust 29, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    Your ‘hers’ card is soooo precious! I LOVE the sentiment on the ‘his’!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 29, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    Both cards are just stunning!!! My oh my your cards are just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 30, 2013 - 12:52 am

    Love the pink one and such inventive use of the bird cage die in the other card – I wouldnt ever of thought to use it like that! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie tannerAugust 30, 2013 - 1:06 am

    Your cards are truly amazing….. And your embellishments are fantastic. I wish they were available to us crafters in the UK. XxReplyCancel

  • PoojaAugust 30, 2013 - 1:10 am

    I loved both of them his n hers too ! You create wonderful layers with dies and lovely textures with embossing !ReplyCancel

  • loftylassAugust 30, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Hi Becca – stunning cards… both of them. I love how you come up with a new ‘take’ on an old die. tfs
    Heather (UK)

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    Hi Becca, These cards are stunning !! I absolutely love your use of the birdcage two, that is a brilliant idea, and gives the ability of threading ribbon through. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous papers, gorgeous ‘everything’, stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • bethann dAugust 30, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    how do you get your swrils of pearls or gems to lie exactly where you want them? I am so frustrated, my shapes get stuck to itself, end up in a very pretty ball that is useless. I need help, surely there is some trick to doing this without distorting the shape or having it stuck to itself. thanksReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyAugust 30, 2013 - 8:11 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful! I think I would like to see a tutorial on the bezel you made for the second card. What is a filigree and where do I get them? Becca, you are such a blessing to us all! Much love…ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyAugust 30, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    After reading everyone else’s comments, I too am interested in your kits. I remember reading that you were no longer associated with the Amazing Paper Grace kits, so I’m not sure you even do them any longer. But, if you do, I would love to purchase one. Or two. Or three…..ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 31, 2013 - 8:04 am

    I love your cards today! The his is stunning and of course, you used my colors on the hers card! Thank you for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorAugust 31, 2013 - 10:51 am

    great card love the way you threaded the ribbon in the birdcage die.Laura OReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeAugust 31, 2013 - 4:25 pm

    I love how you mix and match so many dies to get different looks!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WAugust 31, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    They are both beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Tina McSeptember 1, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    Becca, I just love your cards and the amazing ideas you come up with. I live in New Zealand and have trouble getting my hands on a lot of the dies you use, so can’t wait till I come to the States in November to see what I can purchase. Thanks again. God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireSeptember 2, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    Just lovely Becca! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey DrakeSeptember 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Wow these cards are SOOOO gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen G (cardcrazed)September 2, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    Both cards are stunning !ReplyCancel

  • Linda DukeSeptember 3, 2013 - 12:13 am

    Both cards are gorgeous Becca, but like always everything you create is. Hugs my friend ;)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 3, 2013 - 11:39 am

    GORGEOUS CREATIONS BECCA!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been busy getting kids off to college & comforting one that didn’t want to go (freshman) & getting her settled! WHEW! I THINK she’s settling in NICELY NOW!!!!! SOMETIMES, it takes awhile!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your sentiments on these!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • KaranSeptember 27, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    You are a talented woman, who inspires me as a Christian woman. I thank you. God bless all of your efforts to others!ReplyCancel