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Hi there blog friends!  Lots going on the blogosphere today and I even have a card to share.  Yesterday I mentioned that my friend Janet asked me to guest on her blog and this is the second card I made.  If you like you can see the original post HERE.  She has some magnificent designers that play there, they are  full of inspiration!!  I used papers from her ByDigitalPaper Store on Etsy and created  a card using this set of bookmarks called Stories Floral that I simply love; they were printed out as is.  The blue background is from Antique Paper 3 and is enlarged.

WRBF-3879-2013I’ll have to admit, after I made the card, I V8 smacked my forehead and thought  why didn’t I punch a hole and add a tassel so that the recipient could just pull off the bookmark and use it as a real bookmark.  I wasn’t thinking.  I was so taken with the beauty of the artwork that I just plowed ahead, but I’ll do it next time (grin).  I  love to go shabby so I pulled out kraft cardstock and all the creme cardstock that you see was dipped in a coffee bath for a minute or so to age it.
The edges of the blue paper were simply roughed up by dragging them across the open ‘v’ of a pair of scissors (if you never do this, then try it with a scrap).

My card is 5″ x 6-1/2″ and I used a couple of Spellbinders for embellishment, tucking Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents on the back layer and framing the bookmark with Spellbinders Flourish Trim.  Since the bookmark has butterflies I embellished with a filigree butterfly from Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes.  


Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth – Love
Paper: Kraft Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb; ByDigitalPaper – Stories FloralAntique Paper 3
Ink: Amuse – French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and AccentsSpellbinders Flourish Trim, Spellbinders Jewel Flower and Flourishes, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Mulberry Roses,
 Lace, Organdy Ribbon, Becca’s Bow Maker

Don’t forget, if you don’t already get my blog by email, to make sure you’re on something other than Google Reader and verify the feed is www.amazingpapergrace.com – lots about this on yesterdays post – https://www.amazingpapergrace.com/we-need-to-talk/  I’ll see you soon!!

The ladies with Waltzingmouse Stamps are showing new stamp designs today – be sure to take a peek HERE and a huge hop with JustRite Papercrafts  at 10:00 am eastern today that you can see HERE

  • MaryannJune 27, 2013 - 3:14 am

    WOUW Becca, this is soo gorgeous again. I absolutely LOVE this card hun. You´ve just outdone yourself here again Becca, and the result is sooo amazing and beautiful, that I´m out of words for it.
    I love Spellbinders dies to bits and I LOVE butterflies just as much, and my next Spellbinder buy (unless something really exceptional is comming now) s definitely some of all their stunning butterfly dies, so I can add these to all my creations too.
    This is so gorgeous hun, and I´m so exited to see, what you have in the sleeves for us now for the new release soon he he he. You ARE the master of Spellbinder dies Becca.
    have a wonderful day hun and lots of great fun.ReplyCancel

  • RitaJune 27, 2013 - 3:22 am

    Good Morning Becca. What a magnificent card. Image the excitement of anyone that receives a card like this. Beautiful would not be enough to say how I feel. Hugs from Scotland Rita. xxxxxReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.June 27, 2013 - 4:08 am

    Very Stunning cardReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 27, 2013 - 4:15 am

    Love it. This would look good on a canvas I am thinking – it’s too good for just a card! It would make a wonderful picture I think perhaps with a different sentiment – something philosophical perhaps?…ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 27, 2013 - 4:33 am

    I hope that the recipient of this beautiful card makes it into a wall hanging or keeps it as a decoration. It is breathtaking, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • MelanieJune 27, 2013 - 4:37 am

    So breathtaking creation today love it .Melanie UkReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJune 27, 2013 - 5:09 am

    Becca…this is one of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen! I love all the sweet details and layering. The ribbon combined with the lace is stunning. What a treasure!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WalkingtonJune 27, 2013 - 5:29 am

    Your card is absolutely beautiful Becca. I love all the distress as this is right up my alley :)ReplyCancel

  • JoanJune 27, 2013 - 5:34 am

    Fab card I just love your designs. ThanksReplyCancel

  • May HumeJune 27, 2013 - 5:34 am

    Hi Becca, what a stunning card and the colours are absolutely beautiful thank you so much for the ispirationReplyCancel

  • AstridJune 27, 2013 - 5:38 am

    Wow, this must be one of my all time favourites of your Becca, STUNNING!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJune 27, 2013 - 6:31 am

    Becca what a wonderful card. just love this and your digital papers you have used are a dream.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 27, 2013 - 7:13 am

    Your card is absolutely wonderful. I love all the wonderful features and I agree it would make a great bookmark!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealJune 27, 2013 - 7:14 am

    I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this card – the result of overly- enthusiastic swooning. Oh my goodness, it is a delight to look at. As many of your followers have already said, it deserves a place on the wall for all to see and admire.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HintermeierJune 27, 2013 - 7:34 am

    Oh my goodness, this card is just stunning! Thank you for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • antonellaJune 27, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Such a pretty card! Always love what you do!
    Hugs, antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 27, 2013 - 8:12 am

    Oh my just breathtaking, I can see why you got carried away before thinking of doing a tassel, love the touch of lace with it and such a great idea with the die!ReplyCancel

  • AliceJune 27, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Love the card. What lovely soft colors & beautifully done 3D effects. Thanks, for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • colleen howellJune 27, 2013 - 8:52 am

    Love the card as always you did a great job.

    Question for you how do I subscribe to your email, I have not been able to find it on the site as of yet?ReplyCancel

  • Jennie-WrenJune 27, 2013 - 9:00 am

    This is just beautiful – you are a real inspiration and as a relative newcomer to die cutting I find your designs really helpful. Thank you for sharing as you do.. J xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 27, 2013 - 9:06 am

    OH MY BECCA!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJune 27, 2013 - 9:15 am

    Stunning! Super gorgeous! I love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenJune 27, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Hi Jennie-Wren:
    Just hit the subscribe button in the upper right hand corner of my blog and it will take you to the place to enter your email address. Daily emails are hosted by Feedblitz so it will ask you to set a password and such for an account if you don’t already have one.

    Hope this helps!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJune 27, 2013 - 10:03 am

    Your cards are works of art! God bless you for sharing with your fans.ReplyCancel

  • TonnieceJune 27, 2013 - 10:12 am

    Stunning Becca
    hugz TonnieceReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoJune 27, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Hi Becca!

    I have been following your blog for a while now. Your cards are always fabulous…this one is my favorite…now that is quite a statement!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret TaylorJune 27, 2013 - 10:15 am

    You are so talented, I love your creationsReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 27, 2013 - 10:17 am

    So lovely!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 27, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Wonderful card! Beautifully designed! Every single element augments the beauty of the others. No one is going to want to remove the bookmark and mess up this gorgeous card. No. One. :- DReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJune 27, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Beautiful Card. Love the use of coffee to color the stock. Great ideaReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 27, 2013 - 11:41 am

    love the card. great 3D effective.ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJune 27, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Hi Becca
    Another beautiful card, and Thank You for your email fingers crossed
    it goes OK.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJune 27, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    Lovely card Becca…a little different look for you, but it too is beautiful! TFSReplyCancel

  • DebbieJune 27, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    What a stunning card I am truly inspired by your talent, my kind of craftingReplyCancel

  • Cindy MJune 27, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    So fantastic. Lovely. (I like the V8 smack, too.)ReplyCancel

  • TheresaJune 27, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    Oh golly!! That is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneKJune 27, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, off to check out the store.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.June 27, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love this vintage look. Thanks for the coffee aging tip. Gotta try that. HugsReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZ xoJune 27, 2013 - 4:33 pm

    Oh Becca, your cards are delicious.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • MickieJune 27, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    Such a beautiful piece of artwork and I love the coffee dye, you are so smart and talented. Have to try that one. Also, been back to Janet’s Etsy and bought more paper. Love, love, love her paper almost as much as the Spellbinder dies!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria C.June 27, 2013 - 8:43 pm

    I lOVE it Becca…I love the blues and the vibrant colors of the image…I like it just like it is, but I am sure, making one with a tassel will be just as beautiful….blessings, victoriaReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 28, 2013 - 2:51 am

    Morning Becca, Another truly beautiful card today, you never cease to amaze me with your ‘Works of Art’, this card is so pretty, I love it.
    We have our Churches’ Walking Day today in the town, and the rain is pouring, yuck !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jo Ann ChaddJuly 5, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    You keep out doing yourself!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJuly 8, 2013 - 9:48 am

    I never miss a Becca day, and I see your posts now on Bloglovin’ after Google Reader went away. It’s a wonderful reader that I like even better that I did the Google Reader!ReplyCancel