Repeating Motif Christmas Card

Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken using Bella Rose Lattice Frame -

Sweet friends, you get a two for one today – a card with a repeating motif and a matching ornament.  Bella Rose Lattice Frame from the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection is really two or three die sets in one.  I’ve spent a lot of time this past month showing you what you can do with all the parts and pieces.  For more inspiration click HERE and HERE.  I have two posts today about using this “runner up” die in the set – there is simply so much to make with it.  The first, shown here, is a Christmas Card and the second, over on the Spellbinders Blog is the matching ornament!  P.S.  It’s awfully quiet over there – please leave me comment if you can – there is no longer a requirement to register.

So lets talk about this card, the center oval is a great element and it makes for such a stunning element.  When it’s stacked on top of itself and then offset to make a repeating motif, you have a winner.  It will give you a focal point as large as the main attraction in the package.  This is a little trick I love to do, because repetition is eye-catching,  the eye tries to figure out what makes up the motif.    Let me show you how easy it is to get this combination.

Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken using Bella Rose Lattice Frame -

Using two elements, see how the ovals snap together perfectly to make for an intriguing pattern?  A repetition of three will make almost a full background.

Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken using Bella Rose Lattice Frame -

Building A Repeating Motif

Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken -

Cut the Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die oval with two arched inserts, twice

Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken -

Overlap left die onto right die, then use a clear glue product, like Ranger Glossy Accents, to sparingly attach one piece to the other.

Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken -

Find the best real estate to put strips of doubly stacked foam tape to secure your project and raise it.

Looking for easy?  This is easy.  Cut repeating motifs, stack them together to compose a striking focal panel for your card, and you’re done!  I hope this will let you look at some of your supporting dies in a new way!!

Matching Ornament to Repeating Motifs Card Tutorial by Becca Feeken -

Stamps:  Recollections Christmas I Noel Stamp Set
Paper:  Bazzill Almond Cream Cardstock, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board, The Paper Studio – Vellum
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink, Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder
AccessoriesBella Rose Lattice Frame,  Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Offray 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, 3M Foam Tape,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ PlatformT-001 Tool ‘N One™



Thanks for peeking in today!  Sending Hugs!!

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 2, 2017 - 10:19 am

    Hello Becca
    I think this is one of your best sets ever…I love it and the card today is beautiful!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 2, 2017 - 10:20 am

    Becca, this is a beautiful card. So elegant and classy. Thank you for showing us how you created it. You always impress me with your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 2, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Lovely card will have to try this.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQDecember 2, 2017 - 10:35 am

    Oh, yes, great idea to stack the dies for a focal element. I need to go through my stash and see with “new” eyes. By the way, all through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale at Spellbinder’s, I tried repeatedly to order a handfull of your latest dies. I could not sign in, nor create a new account, nor change my password. I was not able to purchase anything that I was hoping to buy. Very frustrating! I wonder if anyone else had this problem at Spellbinder’s site?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 2, 2017 - 11:16 am

      Hey there Suzzieq, I’m going to pass your comment along to Spellbinders to see if they know what may have been going on :-)ReplyCancel

    • KathyDecember 2, 2017 - 12:12 pm

      I had same issues…couldn’t order either!! Ps love today’s card too, I gotta have this die! It’s a must!ReplyCancel

  • KathymDecember 2, 2017 - 10:56 am

    Gougeous!! Beautifully calm and graceful! Your heart is in each design! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 2, 2017 - 11:12 am

    Wow Becca. Yet another stunning creation from you – absolutely gorgeous!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • jamie schnirchDecember 2, 2017 - 11:47 am

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoDecember 2, 2017 - 12:18 pm

    So elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 2, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    THANK YOU, Becca for showing us JUST HOW YOU DID THIS! This is STUNNING!!! My husband liked it too! ;) It is GORGEOUS with the gold, embossing, pearls, ribbon, etc.!!!! It makes me want to RETHINK my Christmas Cards this year! LOL BUUUT, could I get the dies here in time? LOL TOTALLY STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS & SO ELEGANT!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsDecember 2, 2017 - 12:41 pm

    This is one of my favorite die sets and I love the way that you have used it to make this ornament. It is so elegant and beautiful. It could be done with so many different materials. I can you imagine what it would look like with a little glitter. Thank you for sharing Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 2, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    This card is so elegant aalnd beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryDecember 2, 2017 - 1:15 pm

    All I can say s amazing would love this die cutReplyCancel

  • Sylvia NeaveDecember 2, 2017 - 3:27 pm

    That is so beautiful, so sophisticated and so rich looking! Another die that I must have! You are such a clever, gifted lady Becca. xReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterDecember 2, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. Love how you’ve overlapped the two diecuts to
    Make a gorgeous focal point. xxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASDecember 2, 2017 - 5:44 pm

    Hi Becca been over on spellbinders love it I am
    going to have a go love your new dies ….
    This card is lovely as well thanks for all you do
    hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelDecember 2, 2017 - 5:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, girl, why didn’t we think of this???? Such an easy but clever way to get more mileage out of our dies. Going to pick thru my stash & try to think like you. ? ???
    If I don’t get a chance later on, have a very blessed and Merry Christmas, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Christine CoileDecember 2, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    This card is lovely. I wish you would show us how you make your bows.


  • BenteDecember 3, 2017 - 7:09 am

    Gorgeous design on your card!
    I think this collection of dies is one of the most elegant ever designed :))
    Thanks for the instruction on how to assemble!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineDecember 3, 2017 - 7:43 am

    Love this die where can I buy it from. Love what you make is beautifullyReplyCancel

  • A BeallDecember 3, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    What a great way to use dies! I wonder if there is a way to use other ovals, squares, etc this way? I’ll be trying it!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamDecember 4, 2017 - 4:52 am

    I thought I could do without this die set but now you’ve changed that. Gorgeous creation. This site is dangerous to my pocketbook. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyDecember 5, 2017 - 10:24 am

    Thanks for the tutorial Becca – I love what you do with the dies! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceDecember 9, 2017 - 4:08 am

    I just received this die and have been playing with it, but now I have to try this repeated idea. Love it!!!ReplyCancel