Rest and Recuperate

Greetings blog friends!  I’m back with another tone on tone card and I’m sorry to do this, but I have an additional disclaimer to share about a technique that I tried yesterday. I sent my cut die still in the die back through the Grand Calibur to emboss and I don’t recommend you doing it.  It leaves a faint line on the embossing folder and can mar the surface potentially showing on your paper on future embosses.  It was just me experimenting and many have asked me how I preserved the edge, but now you’ve been cautioned and know it can mar your folder.  Edited to add:  my sweet friend Sue Wilson emailed me  Whew . . .  now with that behind me on to my card for today – a square, embossed card.

My Get Well card was created using Spellbinders Grand Squares and embellished with sentiments from JustRite Papercrafts – Chicken Soup Labels Four.  I embossed with Spellbinders Dainty Dots and created my card base using the technique I’ve shown you for Spellbinders Hinged Card Bases.  If you’re interested in the same technique for Creating Plain Card Bases, I originally did this technique back in February 2011 and you can see my older video —>HERE.  On top of this card base I added Spellbinders Adorning Squares, topped it with Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents, added Spellbinders Venetian Motifs and on the inside used Get Well Labels Twenty , embellishing with Spellbinders  Venetian Accents.

So to recap the layers from the bottom up
, die cut layer of Grand Squares 5″ x 5″, foam tape, die cut layer ofAdorning Squares, foam tape, die cut layer of Blossom Tags, foam tape die cut layer of Venetian Motifs.  

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsChicken Soup Labels Four (Outside)Get Well Labels Twenty (Inside)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb,
Ink:  Amuse – Heather
Accessories:Spellbinders Grand Squares, Spellbinders Dainty DotsSpellbinders Adorning Squares, Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents,  Spellbinders Venetian MotifsGet Well Labels TwentySpellbinders  Venetian AccentsRibbon flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Want2Scrap Pearls, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Becca’s Bow Maker

Hugs friends, I’m tickled to be a part of your online journey.  Everyday is finding me so inspired and I hope you are too!

  • ChelseaJune 22, 2013 - 10:21 am

    Oooh – more of this elegant creamy look! I just love it!!
    Say Becca, there is a way to do the embossing and maintain the margin on the die without ruining your embossing folder. You keep the folder open and use your rubber mat. I have to run off to work right now, but I’ll send you a link to that tutorial (it’s pinned on my Tutorial Paper board) when I get a chance later today.
    Thanks again for the inspiration of this beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsJune 22, 2013 - 10:31 am

    Love the tone on tone, Becca. Love the tutorials and EVERYTHING you do, girl!! An inspiration to all of us wanna-be card “Becca style” cardmakers.


  • Betty NevilleJune 22, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Totally gorgeous, Becca! Love this! Thanks very much for all your tips and tutorials – I know they must take a lot of time for you to do and it is much appreciated! BTW, you have a very soothing voice!ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaJune 22, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Beautiful card. ThanksReplyCancel

  • RitaJune 22, 2013 - 11:26 am

    What a stunning card Becca. Really beautiful. Maybe Chelsea would share how to keep that edge with me too. Hugs Rita xxxReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.June 22, 2013 - 11:56 am

    Wow… elegant….I just love that green in with the purple flowers and ribbon. And that Spellbinders Venetian die…another wow….just love it. The purple sentiment was a great idea for color also.

    I would be interested in seeing the tutorial from Chelsea who wrote the first comment. I love this process and would really like to see how you don’t leave the marks on the folders.

    Thank you so much for sharing! I truly love it when I see and e-mail from you in my in-box.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 22, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    Thank you for the heads up. I will not try that as I love all of my embossing folders and dies to much to mess them up!!! Beautiful card today. Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 22, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Oh my goodness! An absolute stunner!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealJune 22, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    I’m a big sap for tone on tone; and cream or white on cream or white is my all time favourite. Nobody does it better than you. This is such a delicate delight. Thx for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.June 22, 2013 - 1:18 pm

    Stunning – as always.. Thanks for the layering recipe, it surely helps me out. And also thanks for the embossing warning. Have a wonderful weekend, and TFS. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJune 22, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    This is definitely “my kind of card.” I love the colors and the daintiness. You are a great salesperson … every time I see one of your cards I feel like I “need” to go out and buy those same Spellbinder dies. Beautiful card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJune 22, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Beautiful card becca ,I do this a lot I love the crisp edge on the card when its been embossed my sandwich is grey plate and put a couple of card stock this has to be the same thickness as the open side of your folder.under the folder first then folder open then die to be embossed then rubber mat ,then last pink plate , Im now working on finding the correct sandwiches for the ebosser which I have fallen in love with this machine but will not get rid of my GC as need it when you do half cut in the dies Ebosser can`t do this .Melanie ukReplyCancel

  • Camille M. RussellJune 22, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    When you click on Blossom Tags and Accents you get the page for Adorning Squares…..error?ReplyCancel

  • LisaJune 22, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    I was watching your video and wondering if it caused any problems w/ the mat!! Thanks for the disclaimer. Your work inspires me to get off my butt and go make something. I, too, would love to have the collection of Spellbinder dies that you obviously own!! God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Marie BingamanJune 22, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    OMG, Becca, this is stunning! You so ROCK the embellies! :)ReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 22, 2013 - 6:25 pm

    Another magnificent card!ReplyCancel

  • KarenJune 22, 2013 - 7:08 pm

    Only one word for this card: stunning! I’d be willing to get sick just to receive this beauty!

    Karen L 1020 @ gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • TheresaJune 22, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Simply lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori AJune 22, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    I am in total LOVE with this card!!! You’ve showcased more must have goodies which need to be on my wish list :) BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyJune 22, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    I’d like to receive this card as it would certainly help me to recuperate much faster. Outstanding as usual, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierJune 22, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    absolutely stunning…… it!!! Also would love to receive this card, along with almost every card you’ve show cased here, lol!! OMG I laughed when I read Karen’s reply about being willing to get sick to receive it, lmbo, that’s a good one love it!!
    I was wondering about that when I saw that you embossed with the cut still in the die but figured I’d try it one day, if you do it it must be ok, lol ty for letting us know before I tried it, I’d be sick if one of my embossing folders got mared, my solution….by two….. LOL jk, a few ladies had a better idea, lol, much cheaper!!
    I tried your perfectly inked edges yesterday on an embellishment I was making for a onesie album, my first try was a bit messy and couldn’t be salvaged but I did better the second time, then realized I chose the wrong shade of blue and had to do it again, ohhhhhh geeeee darn (lmbo) practice makes perfect they say and I certainly won’t complain about practiceing :) lol ty so much for sharing “everything” with us Becca, you rock!!ReplyCancel

  • EllenJune 22, 2013 - 11:17 pm


  • Clare WJune 23, 2013 - 12:23 am

    What a classy classic looking card – love it. I have embossed a die cut in the die but you must keep the embossing folder OPEN and put the die cut (which remains in the die) with the flat edge, not the ridged cutting edge, against the folder.ReplyCancel

  • Sue MJune 23, 2013 - 12:57 am

    Your white on white cards are so classy, I just love them. They make me think of lace. You really are to me the only card maker! Your stuff is just so classy and stunning everything else pales. I would love to become a Becca card maker but I am a long way from your confections! I too would love any further tips on the best way to emboss with the die cut. I get so excited every time I see I have an email from you. I can’t get enough of your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunJune 23, 2013 - 2:53 am

    You never do let us down with your incredible creations! Thank you Becca, as well as for the lesson on running dies with folders ?ReplyCancel

  • mollieJune 23, 2013 - 5:20 am

    Hi Becca, Just when you think you ve seen everything out comes another wonderful card Well done MollieReplyCancel

  • GitteJune 23, 2013 - 5:41 am

    Wow beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 23, 2013 - 6:31 am

    Gorgeous card as always Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patty GluckJune 23, 2013 - 6:39 am

    Simply beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJune 23, 2013 - 7:22 am

    I love this single tone card! Anyone receiving this would get better, or they would stay sick hoping to receive another of your creations!ReplyCancel

  • colleen howellJune 23, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Wow, it is gorgeous I love it! I would love to receive on of your creations in the mail, it would make me feel better right away.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 23, 2013 - 9:01 am

    Good morning Becca:

    Your card and the colors are so very pretty. I love the lilac and green combination.

    Since the arrival of beautiful summer weather I try to spend much of my time outdoors in my garden so creating something like this, that is fairly quick to put together is appreciated. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 23, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Gorgeous embossing, to go with the lovely layers of framing and love your hint of color with the lovely pearl embellishing!ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WAJune 23, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Beautiful card Becca! I’ve always wondered how you were able to keep your edges with dry embossing. Now I know–disclaimer and all. So, does it only mar the spellbinders m-bossabilities or do you do this technique with other folders without the marring effect?ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 23, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Hi Becca. This card is stunning, the gorgeous embossing and die-cuts and the beautiful flowers all add to the beauty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • NadineJune 23, 2013 - 11:44 pm


  • Becky GreenJune 25, 2013 - 5:44 am

    I MISSED this one! :( Found it NOW though!!!!!!!!:) ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that PURPLE!!!!!!!!:) This card would help ANYONE recover QUICKLY!!!!!!;)ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJune 25, 2013 - 9:46 am

    Beautiful Card
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • ShazzaJune 25, 2013 - 11:16 am

    this is so elegant , just beautiful xReplyCancel

  • Gloria NunnJune 26, 2013 - 7:57 am

    My dear Becca,

    If only you could hear my comments each day when I open your card!!!

    Oh my, oh my, oh my Beautiful, Breath taking, Gorgeous and the list does not end there!!!!

    Thank you for sharing! I so want to make a Becca card but have not succeeded yet! I need so many more spellbinders!ReplyCancel

  • DorothyJune 26, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Hi Becca
    I love this stamp and your flourish pearl embellishment. What a delight for someone feeling down to receive such a precious reminder that someone is caring enough to take the time to create such a beautiful masterpiece. BlessingsReplyCancel

  • LenoriaJune 26, 2013 - 8:15 am

    This is a gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisJune 26, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Another lovely card! Thanks to you I have discovered Janet’s work as well and ventured into digital paper printing within the past few months. It is absolutely amazing how many wonderful vintage digital papers are out there just waiting for creative minds to discover them and put them to use! I believe I have found a new passion! Best of all, I can print off just what I need for a project and size the paper to suit my needs. Thanks for sharing with us. {{{hugs to you }}} and God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJune 26, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Beautiful CardReplyCancel

  • Linda DaleJune 26, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card. I just love everything about it but I have a question if you can answer. What kind of a printer do you use to print out the digital papers. They are just lovely. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. I don’t always get time to leave a comment but I always look at your gorgeous creations. Blessings, LindaReplyCancel

  • KTJune 27, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    This is the most beautiful card on the planet! If I was sick and received this card, it would make me feel better instantly! Thank you for providing a detailed list of your supplies, too. The entire post made me want to do my happy dance!ReplyCancel