New Day, New Strength

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Diagonal Chevron and Labels 42 Decorative Accents
Hi there friends!  As always, I’m working on stuff in the background but took a moment have a look at what’s new in my stash.  I  was so inspired by this Wordsworth sentiment I’ve had on hand and it reminded me of the new Spellbinders Diagonal Chevron I had laying on the table.  It’s very contemporary but in cardmaking I feel strongly that there are no rules – go where ever your heart takes you!  I thought that this template was a great opportunity to show some design paper so I cut the die template, flipped it over, placed Glossy Accents on the the back of the pieces that would normally fall out but then laid a piece of gold paper on top and let it dry.  Once dry, I took off the die template then removed the diecut and the leftover pieces stayed glued to the gold paper.  The small sentiment is popped up on Spellbinders Labels 42 – Decorative Accents and Spellbinders Classic Squares LG.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Diagonal Chevron and Labels 42 Decorative Accents

See my tiny bows?  Yep, I didn’t want to cover up too much of that pretty background :-)  I embellished the bottom of the card with Spellbinders Corners and Accents One.

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Create a card base with cream card stock that measures 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  (Card base is made with two pieces of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″‘ paper scored and glued as in this Hinge Video.)
  2. With print paper, cut a panel 5″ x 6-7/8″ and mat it with a gold panel cut to 5-1/8″ x 7″.  Adhere with print paper on top.
  3. With cream paper cut emboss outside border from Diagonal Chevron and mat it with a gold panel cut to 4-3/8″ x 5-5/8″.  Adhere to previous layer with foam tape.
  4. With floral design paper cut/emboss Diagonal Chevron, flip die template over so back is face up and place Glossy Accents on the fall out die pieces.  Cover with a gold panel cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ pull off main die cut and fall out pieces should remain glued down to gold paper. Adhere to previous layer with foam tape.
  5. Wrap ribbon and lace vertically on right side of card, taping on back.  Adhere grouping to card base.
  6. Cut/emboss Labels 42 – Decorative Accents and adhere to upper left corner using foam tape.
  7. Stamp sentiment on cream paper then cut/emboss with Classic Squares LG #4, rim with gold Krylon pen.  Adhere square directly to Labels 42 – Decorative Accents
  8. Cut/emboss Corners and Accents One and adhere to bottom of card
  9. Attach bow, add Pearls.
Rubber Stamps Wordsworth Stamps – Life Affirming
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, Gold Paper, Printed Design Paper from Iralamija’s Etsy Shop
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
AccessoriesSpellbinders Diagonal Chevron, Spellbinders Labels 42 – Decorative Accents, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Corners and Accents OneThe Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

I’m listening to a circa 2008 Oprah rerun and they are talking about ‘schlumpadinkas’ (google it).  Oh emmm geee – that’s me, it’s just a schlumpadinka day – it’s raining and I’m sure sitting here in my sweats!  Come on sun, time for me to get outside and walk :-)

Parking Lot Questions:

  • Sherry BSeptember 15, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    Beautiful! I especially like the gold accents!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 15, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    ALWAYS LOVELY BECCA!!!!! :) None do it better than YOU! :DReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaSeptember 15, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    Elegant card with beautiful detail. Where do you purchase your gold paper? Will make but substitute with s Sue Wilson die. thank you for the wonderful tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelSeptember 15, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    One word BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 15, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    Loving your card, the detail and layers , just beautiful as always Becca.

    God Bless.

    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Susi KSeptember 15, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    Ooooh … gorgeous gold diecuts and accents on this beautiful card, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Beth W.September 15, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    This is really a very striking card . . . very bright and gay . . . and out of the ordinary! But beautiful, exquisite . . . and FUN!! It took me a couple of read-throughs to understand that you set the die cut cut-outs atop the gold, but now that I get it, it all makes sense, looks lovely and is pure genius! Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations – we appreciate every one!ReplyCancel

  • teresaSeptember 15, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    I love your work where do you get your ribbonReplyCancel

  • LindaSeptember 15, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    I must be a very visual person, I really can’t figure out how you did the cut-out pieces, any chance of a quick video tutorial in the near future? The card is amazing as always, I love everything you do. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 15, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Such a flexible design. Thanks for you inspiration! I am finally getting comfortable leveraging your designs and adding changes to make my own twist (rather than exactly copying your designs). Thanks for helping me increase my confidence!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieSeptember 15, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    Might be contemporary – but everything you do still has a very classic look to it. This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 15, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    Hi Linda. To help identify which pieces are used from each die set you may want to click on each link (Spellbinder die name link) that is provided. When the link opens to a new page with a picture of the set, then I can see the piece that is used in the card. Also, I can see hoe that die piece is used on the card such as, which layer. Hope this helps. Best regards, a fellow Becca’s fan.ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseSeptember 15, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, what an amazing card. Love everthing about it. Thank you for the tip, I will have to give that a go. Question: Do you find that Glossy Accents works best on foil paper, or do you use another adhesive for slick surfaces?ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathSeptember 15, 2014 - 7:45 pm

    The New Day New Strength card looks like the dies are Rectangles and not Squares.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle P BSeptember 15, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    So lovely….and the sentiment is beautiful as well.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KSeptember 15, 2014 - 10:56 pm

    wow Becca, another stunning card. I love that bow..ReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 16, 2014 - 12:18 am

    So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 16, 2014 - 1:18 am

    Beautiful Becca, love the card and the pretty papers. I love your bows they always look fabulous no matter what size they are.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 16, 2014 - 1:59 am

    Morning Becca, Another gorgeous creation, as always your cards are so elegant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 16, 2014 - 2:19 am

    Great card and love that mini bow – soo cute – never heard the word schlumpadinka – I did look it up – think we use the word chav here – it reminds me that there was a funny comedy sketch done by Harry Enfield some years ago now called Wayne and Wynetta – known as The Slobs I think- was really funny – if you get a mo and fancy a laugh it might be worth googling. I think we all have comfy clothes that we would not be seen dead out of our own house in – I know I have – so you are not alone and I have fessed up also! Thanks for sharing –ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 16, 2014 - 2:21 am

    Hello Becca
    Thanks for showing the new Dies……. I have started a list of the ones I like, so when they are available here….. who knows ? I may get them for Christmas! lol !
    Lovely colours Becca! the Angular shape of the Die will have to grow on me I think…you have made it look lovely though!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Mrs BSeptember 16, 2014 - 2:23 am

    Hi Becca. A gorgeous card, I love the delicate dies that you have used. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 16, 2014 - 2:54 am

    Absolut stunning card here again Becca. I love your use of gold, and wish I could make mine to look this elegant too, but they just never do for some reason.ReplyCancel

  • LisetteSeptember 16, 2014 - 7:57 am

    Good Morning Becca!!! Can you tell me what kind of gold paper you use and where I could buy it? Is it Cardstock or Paper? Thanks and have a blessed day!!

    Lisette MarquezReplyCancel

  • DawnSeptember 16, 2014 - 8:48 am

    Beautiful card! Do you still sell your bow maker? I’ve been trying to send you a msg via the “Contact” button from above but Captcha doesn’t seem to be working properly.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 16, 2014 - 10:15 am

    You are just so brilliant, Becca. This is just a fabulous card! I love the way you see the components and design a work of art. Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaSeptember 16, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Amazing use of negative space…so just to confirm, the backside of the floral designer paper is showing through the gold, correct? Also, i’ll second the video tutorial request! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Ann D.September 16, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    This card is stunning! Please share the name of the gold paper you used for the small frame around the quote. It appears to shiny and has to be very sturdy to be cut well by that delicate die.ReplyCancel

  • barb macaskillSeptember 16, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    GORGEOUS card!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKSeptember 16, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Super card Becca , love that dinky bow!

  • teresaSeptember 16, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Where do you get your e

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 17, 2014 - 10:01 am

    The quote is wonderful and I so love how you framed it. Interesting chevron die. You sure made it pretty!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 17, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    Beautiful gold accenting, really highlights the wonderful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 20, 2014 - 5:25 am

    Love the stamp and the gold accents on the card. REally beautiful!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Marlene OldhamSeptember 22, 2014 - 9:03 am

    I regularly make sets of thank you, get well and thinking of you cards for our minister as she loves sending out cards. As an “international” guest, I would love more word dies. Thanks for your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie KoreenSeptember 22, 2014 - 9:46 am

    a small black pad used for molding flowers, I called the company and said it works great for molding, but they were losing out, as it excelled for a mat under your cardstock for a perfect stamped image!ReplyCancel

  • June SchmidtSeptember 22, 2014 - 10:05 am

    I am a die cut junkier….I have mostly spellbinders and would love any of there dies……can never have enough….. thanks for the chance to win some goodies….how do you store your large spellbinder dies?ReplyCancel

  • teresaSeptember 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    I love your work fantasticReplyCancel

  • Edith DoubleSeptember 22, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    I save the containers from Crystal Light instant tea to put cut out sentiments in them. I can make multiples at one time and store for later.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaSeptember 22, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    I would love to own a new sillouette die cut machine.
    Love the fresh modern look of this card.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenSeptember 25, 2014 - 11:58 am

    My dreams: shelving and someone to help put it up – and time to actually sit down and organize my heart out so that I can create with the joy and peace that comes with a calm, organized place.ReplyCancel