I Am Not Afraid of Storms

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven #amazingpapergrace.com
Hi there sweet friends, I have an easy peasy, all die, no measuring card to share with you today.  I was inspired by the sentiment but I wanted to keep it simple.  Three layers, that’s all and since they are staggered, the layer behind them shows off very well.  The sentiment is Wordsworth from a set called the Women Collection – I just adore Louisa May Alcott.WRBF-4364-2014
I used Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven for my card base.  I have a video on how to cut and join each of two pieces for a hinged card – you can see that HERE.  The next layer is the Mediterranean Medallion M-Bossabilities 3D folder, then the upper layer is Spellbinders Valiant Honor.  The flowers are embellished with the petite little leaves and swirls from Spellbinders Sprigs.

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Cut/emboss two Exquisite Labels Eleven from cream cardstock.  One of the cuts must encase a 1″ horizontal fold in order to make a hinge.  For visual learners see the Hinge Video.  
  2. With pink cardstock, emboss Mediterranean Medallion M-Bossibilities 3D Folder and trim around the motif edge with an exacto knife.
  3. Cut/emboss second largest motif from Valiant Honor with cream cardstock.  Stamp with sentiment then attach to Mediterranean Medallion with double foam tape.
  4. Take an 8″ length of  Blossom ribbon to span across card vertically over both layers of Mediterranean Medallion and Valiant Honor, securing on back with tape.  Attach to card base using double foam.
  5. Embellish with pearls and add bow on top of vertical span of ribbon.
  6. Cut/emboss leaf piece of Sprigs with green cardstock, and cut/emboss flourish piece of sprigs with cream cardstock. 
  7. Add Sprigs and flowers to bow. 
Rubber Stamps:  Wordsworth – Womens Collection
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth – Natural White. PTI Pink
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders Exquisite Labels ElevenMediterranean MedallionSpellbinders Valiant HonorSpellbinders Sprigs, The Paper Source – Blossom Satin Ribbon, Mulberry Flowers, The Paper Studio Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’ll be back with an inspirational card using a lovely Quietfire Design sentiment – I hope you’ll join me!

Question Parking Lot:

  • Maureen KillenJuly 23, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    This is gorgeous, a beautiful card and a beautiful sentiment. You are so very clever,
    Love xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 23, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    WAUW this is soooooo gorgeous Becca, and once again, you´ve jsut done an outstanding job on this card here. I absolutely love it.ReplyCancel

  • FrancesJuly 23, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    This is an awesome card. So simple yet so beautiful !! I am running not walking to my craft room right now!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJuly 23, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    Stunning! One of my great-great grandmothers (not sure how many greats) was very good friends with Louisa May Alcott, in fact was a character in her book Little Women. Love this card. :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 23, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Very beautiful and the sentiment is very timely for me as I am going through some serious storms with my health right now.

    Thank you for making this card, hun {{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

  • KathleenJuly 23, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Love this!!! So beautiful!!! You are the best!!!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJuly 23, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Hello Becca
    In the last few weeks we have had a number of storms !
    Its been hot here which is unusual, the last couple of years it rained and rained, and flooded, it is never the same, that’s an English summer.
    The Butterflies and Flowers love it!
    I love Little Women one of the Classics of my school days!
    I really like the font on your card Becca, such a lovely card
    Take Care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseJuly 23, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Amazing gorgeous card. Now this is undoubtedly a Becca card…delicate, gorgeous and elegant. It is simply amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 23, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Oh my!! Sheer elegance and beauty!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Marisa JobJuly 23, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    I just love this card!! I like how you cut around the embossed medallion. Hugs and blessings!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 23, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    Oh, soooo pretty!!! Love that embossed background – it adds so much texture!. Gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim MacdonaldJuly 23, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    I adore this Becca, but you are making me want to rush out and buy the dies I haven’t got….roll on pay day lol. Thank you it’s just beautiful! xxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 23, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Totally STUNNING Becca & LOVELY!!!!!!!!:DReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 23, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Just beautiful, really beautiful Becca. What thrills me almost as much is, this is the FIRST time I’ve had the where with all to copy one of your fab creations. YIPPPPEEEEEE! Many thanks Becca you gifted, generous lady. I haven’t been so excited since Santa stopped visiting me. LOLReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 23, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Really, really beautiful Becca and such a gorgeous shade of pink ,
    Take Care
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 23, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    Simply Beautiful. you always make the most Beautiful projectsReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJuly 23, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    Oh how i love when you make your beautiful filigree cards as they look so delicate and so very pretty looking. They look as if they took so long to the unaware amongst the population, but they are so exquisitely designed and put together. Thank you Becca for your continuing inspiration,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah, (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJuly 23, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    This is such an exquisite and stunning card. Every element complement each other. Lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HoyJuly 23, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Lovely card Becca, and a great sentiment from one of my favorite authors. Thank you for the hinged card tut, I plan to get one going here in a day or so. This is another great inspiration.

  • TammieJuly 23, 2014 - 6:23 pm


    Did you make this card just to inspire me with the meaningful words? Thanks, I needed it.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathJuly 23, 2014 - 7:49 pm

    Love, love, love the card and easy peasy is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 23, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    What a beautiful card & as you said easy. Love all the cards & bows that you teachs us.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 23, 2014 - 8:56 pm

    Gorgeous card as always – but the sentiment is the one that spoke to me most today – I see a new stamp set in my near future.

    Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne M.July 23, 2014 - 9:57 pm

    Becca, another beautiful card today. When you layer your cards just what glue or adhesive do you use on the delicate layers and what weight of card stock do you use for them?


  • SueJuly 23, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    Becca what a stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJuly 23, 2014 - 10:57 pm

    So simple, yet so elegant! Love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 24, 2014 - 12:50 am

    Love this – and the double satin bow is back – yeah! I am :-) again. Just cant beat your bows Becca.ReplyCancel

  • NoraJuly 24, 2014 - 1:27 am

    Hi Becca,
    thanks a lot for your inspiration.
    You made a wonderful card.
    from GermanyReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 24, 2014 - 1:57 am

    Another truly stunning card. I love the colors and the texture added by the embossing folder.ReplyCancel

  • AliceJuly 24, 2014 - 2:20 am

    Hi Becca,

    Another absolutely gorgeous card. I have tried this style a number of times but I find it really really hard to get the dies to cut through the creased part because it’s a double layer. Can you tell me if there is a specific type of card you use? You make it look so easy but I’ve tried for hours and hours to get this right and I keep messing it up.

    Hugs Alice xxReplyCancel

  • GailJuly 24, 2014 - 2:49 am

    Hi Becca
    As always your card is beautiful! You never cease to amaze me with your talent. I have a question about the cutting of the hinge front if I may please? I have tried cutting card fronts in the way you show in your video however, mine always seem to not quite cut in the double layer of the card. I have tried running through my GC several times but this seems to mess up the card. Do you have any suggestions please that may help to cut the card easier? Perhaps I am using too heavy a card (centura pearl which I believe is around 250 to 300 gsm).
    Best wishes
    Gail xReplyCancel

  • Jeanette in Auckland, New ZealandJuly 24, 2014 - 3:26 am

    Hi Becca
    Love this card, very delicate and feminine. I just checked out the video as well. Thank you for clear easy to follow instructions.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona YoungJuly 24, 2014 - 4:45 am

    Absolutely divine Becca. Please would yo show the inside of your cards also?ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 24, 2014 - 6:30 am

    Gorgeous, that’s all I can say. I love the colors, the sentiment, and all the pretty layers. Thanks for sharing something beautiful to think about during the dayReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJuly 24, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Hi becca. Love the pretty card and the beautiful sentiment : ) Haven’t read Little Women etc. for years, must get them out again. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 24, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Stunning card Becca, Love it, so pretty. The sentiment is gorgeous.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • deniseannJuly 24, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Hi Becca, Im really into these frame cards now, thanks to you. This is lovely and an inspiration. Love the sentiment too. V. hot in the UK(mustn’t grumble)ReplyCancel

  • barb macaskillJuly 24, 2014 - 10:35 am

    LOVE this gorgeous card and the sentiment is amazing! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 24, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Hi Becca. I so love this gorgeous card. The dies/embossing are stunning and I love the sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration xxxReplyCancel

  • ArnetteJuly 25, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Beautiful! I love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJuly 25, 2014 - 9:45 am

    Gorgeous card Becca, so pretty, I love the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJuly 25, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Absolutely Beautiful, love the way you layered the dies, great quote and lovely flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKJuly 26, 2014 - 1:47 am

    This is an adorable card Becca , love the sentiment,

  • Marion UKJuly 27, 2014 - 12:13 am

    A truly Exquisite Card!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia EcholsJuly 29, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Becca, I’ve not been able to check website for a few days. Wow! These cards are exquisite. You always inspire me!ReplyCancel