Shine Your Light

Good morning Blog Friends!  I broke out my copics and had a delightful time coloring.  You know that doesn’t happen very often, but I really do enjoy it.  I’ve been drooling over this new background stamp called Songbird Background Stamp  by JustRite Papercrafts, and set down to wrap my mind around different ways to use it.  The images on the collage are just so pretty and I thought that by layering it up it would really highlight the artwork as well as create a lot of dimension.  I colored the image one time and cut all three layers from the one colored image.   Because each layer has a black mat it hides the hole underneath it.  Of course, this set up is an excellent way to cover a goof, if needed.  I paired it up with a lovely sentiment from the December Amazing Paper Grace Kit and was thrilled to see that the slot left for sentiment will take a long sentence – lots of options from my stash that I can use there!

From the bottom up I used Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Four and hand cut the black layer.  On top of that I added the center part of my image cut from Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG matted on Spellbinders Standard Labels SM.  I finished off with the decorative corners from Spellbinders™ Asian Accents and nestled a large pearl on each corner after tying on a bow lengthwise.

Stamps: Justrite PapercraftsSongbird Background StampDecember Amazing Paper Grace Kit
Paper: Bazzill Simply Smooth White, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Four, Spellbinders™ Asian Accents, Hug Snug Seam Binding (Vivid Pink), Copic Markers, Recollections Pearls

Wishing you a colorful day :-)  Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you soon!

  • Darlene PavlickNovember 25, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Just GORGEOUS Becca! The black framing on each panel really makes it POP! Beautiful coloring and of course the entire design is such an inspiration! Thanks!
    HUGS from AKRON, OHIOReplyCancel

  • CindyNovember 25, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Lovely card!! I envy your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna MackintoshNovember 25, 2012 - 11:18 am

    Your card is beautiful Becca and I’ve just been to have a look at the stamp – no wonder you were drooling over it!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderNovember 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

    What a gorgeous card. That black framing just makes everything stand out! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen K.November 25, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Oh Becca…..This is just so BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieNovember 25, 2012 - 11:43 am

    Stunning cardReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 25, 2012 - 11:45 am

    What a stunner! The bird is highlighted beautifully by your layout. Wonderful and so artistic!ReplyCancel

  • LageneNovember 25, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    Oh my! This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UK.November 25, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    I love how your mind works. There is no way I would have seen all this in that one stamp! fabulous Becca! love from Christine xxReplyCancel

  • GloriaNovember 25, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    Becca, your cards are gorgeous! Oh, how I miss your daily cards! I would wait each day for a new breath of spring!

    So nice to see what you creaye. Love, love, love each one of them!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808November 25, 2012 - 12:35 pm


  • GitteNovember 25, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardNovember 25, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Becca, this is gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Alice RoushiaNovember 25, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Absolutely stunning, I love the colors that you use on this cardReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceNovember 25, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeousReplyCancel

  • deniceNovember 25, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    Absolutly gourgious. wow wow wow ……… +God bless+ deniceReplyCancel

  • Donna RNovember 25, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Gorgeous Becca! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyNovember 25, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Beautiful coloring, Becca…and your card is GORGEOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 25, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    An absolutely delightful card! Many thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LucasNovember 25, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    Oh my giddy aunt – Becca this is gorgeous. I love that image and how you have given it the ‘Becca touch’ – totally divine! You should colour more often – love it! Your Die combinations are always fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneNovember 25, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Layering with glue dots is a favorite thing for me to do, but I have not thought about layering with the same stamp. This is why I love your stamping — you bring out inspiration when my mind goes blank.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Crawford (Scotland)November 25, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Hi Becca, so, soooooo love this card. Gorgeous. Just makes a statement.ReplyCancel

  • joyce andersonNovember 25, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    GORGEOUS – – – Wow, thank you for your Inspiration…hope I catch it
    as well.

    You really get my attention every single time I see a new card you’ve
    put together…and SHARE all the tips with us.

    God Bless you,

  • Becky GreenNovember 25, 2012 - 6:39 pm

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!! Done in your BECCA WAY!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE your coloring AND OF COURSE, your LAYERING!!!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsNovember 25, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Nice. I like the coloring and the layeringReplyCancel

  • Sue K (Australia)November 25, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    will make comment when i pick my jaw up off the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is possibly the most STUNNING card i have EVER seen!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanNovember 25, 2012 - 8:48 pm

    Wow — just gorgeous Becca!ReplyCancel

  • GG Judy JacksonNovember 25, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    Thank you so much for using the club kit. I really don’t care for clear stamps. I prefer cling. Your designs makes me streach by using the clear stamps that comes with my kit each month.ReplyCancel

  • SorayaNovember 25, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    I like how you have used the stamp to create a layered effect! I was able to get a bow maker (hope I did it right and got it right from your link) and I’m delighted! perfect bows each time.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 25, 2012 - 9:49 pm

    Very pretty but looks like more work than I have time for. Love your choice or coloring with your Copics! Exquisite!!

  • Jean HempelNovember 25, 2012 - 10:03 pm

    Wow Becca, this is so colorful. Love your background stamp and your coloring of it.. the spellbinder sets it off so well and love the quote, matches it so well. A wonderful card.
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownNovember 25, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love your work. Whomever gets your cards must feel like a million bucks to find one of them in their mail box!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaNovember 25, 2012 - 11:54 pm

    Striking…..good use of colorReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 26, 2012 - 12:13 am

    This is stunning Becca, really gorgeous work from you here again hun, and I just sooooo love it.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and lots more of fun too.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyNovember 26, 2012 - 12:18 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. The black frame on each layer is perfect. And I really like being able to color once. :)ReplyCancel

  • colleen hNovember 26, 2012 - 5:50 am

    all I can say is WOW I love the colors you picked, and stacking them up on top of each other the flowers just fall off the build up so beautifully. And I have to echo all of the others when they say, you inspire me everytime I see one of your creations, you are AWESOME!!!!! Wish I could meet you and pick your brain to see how you always come up with these great cards.
    many many more thanksReplyCancel

  • mary anneNovember 26, 2012 - 6:00 am

    Absolutely beautiful. The coloring is just gorgeous and the black border really makes it pop elegantly. I also like that you used different shapes to make the background really special.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyNovember 26, 2012 - 9:50 am

    This is one amazing card. I love the colors and the black separations. Very striking. Thank you for sharing this with us.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthNovember 26, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Fabulous well done xReplyCancel

  • Kathy BNovember 26, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Oh My Goodness!! What a striking card – love your choice of colors, and the black really makes them pop!! Thank you for bringing some sunshine into my day today.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kirste CampbellNovember 26, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    Wow, such a lovely, dramatic card, Becca!!

    Hope your week was wonderful! I’ve had over a dozen family members all week. They left today. I’m tired, but smiling from all the new delightful memories we made together.

    Hope you have a splendid week!


  • conniecrafterNovember 27, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Oh my this is absolutely Gorgeous, such elegant way with yuor layering, pretty accenting and the coloring is just lovely!!ReplyCancel