Invisible Tears

WRBF-4685-2015Good morning!  I’m up and at ’em early this morning and thought I’d share a card I had scheduled to post earlier this month but got busy, lol all I had to do was press go :-)   What happened was that I was going to rework it – so I’m gonna just be brave and put it on out there.  Yes, this happens to me too. You work for hours on a card and then you decide to tear it apart and change some items.  After weeks of sitting in my stash, new eyes and I’m good with it, I hope you are too.  The stamp that I used on this project is called Invisible Tears by Quietfire Design.

My tall card is a little bit more shabby than my norm and made it into an encouragement card.  We all know someone who is struggling.  Just an acknowledgement, a show of empathy is enough to help someone through it.  I framed the sentiment using ovals from Spellbinders Oval Floral.  The curly vines are a new die called Spellbinders Romantic Vines and I added flowers from my stash made using Spellbinders Urban Blooms.   For a final touch, a cut one of the buntings from Spellbinders Baby Buntings, distressed it with the Prima Distress Tool by Ingvild Bolme as well as the top corner of the card.  Little touches, you know?
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Invisible Tears and Spellbinders Oval Floral (closeup) -
Stamps:  Quietfire DesignInvisible Tears
Craft Paper:  Bazzill, Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb Smooth – Natural White, Die Cuts With A View – The Primrose
Ink:  Fresh Ink – Sicilian Blue, Amuse Studio – eucalyptus, Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders Oval Floral, Spellbinders Romantic Vines, Spellbinders Urban Blooms, Spellbinders Baby Buntings, Prima Lace, Recollection Pearls, Corsage Pin with Pearls and Gold Spacers, Rubber Earring Back, Paper Source – Soft White Double Sided Satin, Prima Distress Toolpost-header-bottomOh my goodness I’m busy in the background!  You’ll be tickled when you see what I’m up to.  Hope you’re having a stellar day and staying cool wherever you are!


  • Kira ZonJune 25, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Hi Becca
    Your card today is very beautiful, as always.
    I love your work and you inspire me. Thank you.
    I always looks forward to see what you post.
    You are such a talent.
    Hugs from Kira Zon from DenmarkReplyCancel

  • AdaJune 25, 2015 - 8:38 am

    An example of elegance end perfect execution…hugs AdaReplyCancel

  • Gail D.June 25, 2015 - 8:40 am

    Your card is beautiful!! We all look at our cards and go I should have changed this but then maybe not. I am glad you didn’t change it at all. It is perfect with the sentiment and the moment.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJune 25, 2015 - 8:43 am

    Hello Becca
    I have these Dies…… Hooray!
    Love this card and will indeed try to copy it!
    Thank you
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 25, 2015 - 8:51 am

    Good morning Becca!
    You were going to what – change it? OMG, no, no, no! Glad you went with the original. It is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!Everything about this card is top shelf!!! Thank you for all your inspiration!! I know I hav told you that many times, but mean every word of it!!
    ANN ROBBINSReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 25, 2015 - 9:03 am

    Hi Becca, Another very beautiful card, I adore these flowers and how you have manipulated them.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 25, 2015 - 9:03 am

    What a LOVELY sentiment, Becca! AND I LOOOOVE your flowers too! Just PURE GORGEOUSNESS ALL AROUND! ;)ReplyCancel

  • EileenJune 25, 2015 - 9:38 am

    Another stunning card Becca…beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 25, 2015 - 9:42 am

    Soooo beautiful card here again today Becca. Sooo elegant and beautiful as usual, I just love the soft look on all your stunning work.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 25, 2015 - 9:57 am

    Well youve got me wondering now! Hope we won’t have to wait too long before you reveal all? Another stunningly amazing card. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 25, 2015 - 10:10 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca. It’s difficult to imagine what needed to be changed about it, but anything you do with paper is beautiful, so I’d probably love a reworked version as well. I particularly like how the tails of the bow and the bunting add the length to it. What a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 25, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Hello Becaa,
    This is just beautiful, and the sentiment is so true. We will certainly stay cool here in Newcastle in the U.K., it’s cold and pouring with rain!!
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Carol H.June 25, 2015 - 10:16 am

    I love this card just the way it is!! The “shabby” look is one of my favorites! I’ve always liked it more than many of the “clean and simple” looks so many seem to be making recently. So beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you are up to!ReplyCancel

  • SueJune 25, 2015 - 10:25 am

    This card is lovely! I am glad you didn’t change it, someone would be very happy to receive this one!!! I know a few that need encouraging including myself at times.
    I think it’s perfect.
    Victoria, BCReplyCancel

  • MarionJune 25, 2015 - 10:32 am

    Hi Becca
    This is a very beautiful card, just LOVE those flowers too.
    Love marionReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 25, 2015 - 10:42 am

    You do “Shabby” in such an elegant way! Beautiful card today and your style is coming through in a most pleasant treat to the eyes. The edge around the ovals have that tatted look that I am so fond of in heirloom clothes and linens. It is not cool here today in the mountains. I think I will stay in the cool of the house and work on a card! Hope you can stay in the cool too!ReplyCancel

  • MyraJune 25, 2015 - 11:21 am

    Hi Becca,
    A lovely card with a very true sentiment! Really nice to see a longer thinner card again.
    Love Myra xxReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterJune 25, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    Becca this is beautiful and my favourite border which I have not yet seen in oval. Love it. Thanks for sharing, caring and inspiring in more ways than people may know. XReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 25, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    Such a lovely sentiment – and so true. You have showcased it beautifully.
    Hope you are feeling better.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 25, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    Hey! The auto populate is working. Thank you!

    Lovely card. Many have invisible tears. Someone will love that.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 25, 2015 - 2:47 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Wow this really is shabby chic, just gorgeous, I love it. Such a beautiful design, beautiful papers and dies and a beautiful sentiment too. This was not one to hide away believe me lol!

    Hope this finds you okay?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Marilyn in E~TownJune 25, 2015 - 3:12 pm

    WOWZIERS! What a gorgeous card, I just love the dies you used, so versital!ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullJune 25, 2015 - 3:47 pm

    I love your work Rebecca. You are a good marketer for Spellbinders. Their dies are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 25, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    Hi Becca. This is beautiful – so glad you shared it with us. I love the sentiment too. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Nannie AnnieJune 25, 2015 - 6:18 pm

    Really beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 25, 2015 - 7:08 pm

    Good morning Becca, gorgeous card, gorgeous sentiment. Love it!!!
    Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJune 25, 2015 - 7:14 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Lovely card, glad you did not change it, you sure know how to put things together.Its rainey and cool so much for summer here in Ontario. Can.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 25, 2015 - 7:58 pm

    A beautiful, thought provoking sentiment. The mirror illusion ico-insides with the words. Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • jennieJune 26, 2015 - 2:05 am

    a beautiful card as always.ReplyCancel

  • Angela (UK)June 26, 2015 - 2:10 am

    Hi Becca,

    I look at your blog EVERY day, I don’t always comment but am always in awe of your work. This card is beautiful, please keep up your excellent work and keep inspiring us. Thank you xxReplyCancel

  • Pam Miller TasJune 26, 2015 - 5:28 am

    Hi Becca love the card who wouldn’t ! Those flowers are gorgeous
    loved it when you did the tutorial very effective and a bit different.
    We have the wood heater going here and 13 deg and 5 overnight
    it was -2 the other night and 10 during the day .
    So enjoy your warm weather just spare a thought for us lol.
    Have a good weekend everyone stay safe and well XXXReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezJune 26, 2015 - 5:55 am

    Gorgeous card and beautiful sentiment, very true indeed.
    Your cards are inspiring works of art Becca, always a joy to see.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 26, 2015 - 10:38 am

    It is just gorgeous, wouldn’t change a thing, wonderful encouraging card!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJune 29, 2015 - 6:09 am

    Good afternoon Becca,
    Although i am not one for scarfying card you have just the right amount of distress for me. I love your cards although this one is different for you it still has your trade mark elegance to it. We can tell a Becca card at 40 paces as you have such a beautiful, uniquic style all of your own that so many of us drool over and follow to see what your next work of art is. Thank you Becca for bringing such beauty to our lives,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • LizzieJune 29, 2015 - 4:39 pm

    So appropriate to inspire me to send something like this to my dear friend who is dealing with both her husband and precious 42 year old daughter suffering terminal cancer. Especially as they are both receiving treatment in different parts of the country. As beautiful as our southern mountains are at this time of the year, having to travel through snow and ice between her two loved ones is so challenging. Thank you so much. This card would be just perfect for my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BJuly 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm

    Beautiful card. I can only hope my bows will someday be as lovely as yours! xxReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 1, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous and so inspirational, I get a lot of encouragement and peacefulness when I see and read tour cardsReplyCancel

  • Patsy EcclesJuly 1, 2015 - 10:08 pm

    Any of your work would be a real treasure to get. This card is no exception!

    When I was away at college, I would get letters from my mother. She died before I returned home. It is not what is in the letters that was of great importance but more her handwriting on the letter and on the envelope. When I see the writing, all of her comes flooding back to me. My mind goes from the paper to mental images of her talking and laughing.

    I have written some journal pages addressed to my daughter. I can see in the future her looking at these and having the same feelings.. We should never underestimate the impact of handwriting.ReplyCancel

  • Linda HeitholdJuly 2, 2015 - 9:06 am

    I’ve been following your blog for a long time. Love your cards and the new web site. You inspire me! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 2, 2015 - 9:36 am

    Another beautiful card! (Not too shabby!) One of these days, I’m going to try my hand at the lovely flowers you make.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Elizabeth WattsJuly 2, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Hi Becca, this my first time on your site, and what I have seen so far is amazing, some of the most beautiful cards that I have seen, I look forward to seeing more and maybe even trying to make some of them with the help of your tutorials.
    Mary Watts.ReplyCancel

  • Gail SwindleJuly 2, 2015 - 3:10 pm

    I inherited my husband’s grandmother’s quilting materials. Among them were some pieced squares, not made into a quilt. So one year for Christmas I made wall hangings for each of my husband’s brother’s families, plus our own. That gave me great pleasure to send them something from their grandmother.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJuly 23, 2015 - 3:03 pm

    This card is absolutely beautiful Becca, the greeting has really touched me as I have recently had some recent personal problems and the words really resonate with me – thank you Becca x x xReplyCancel