This Is To Know Happiness

I have wanted to use this stamp for some time, but didn’t want it to be too plain by just stamping in black.  I was pleased with the effect of the white embossing powder and it really popped after sponging on SU Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.  Did you notice no DP and no Nesties on this card?  I used a script stamp for the background and added a little bit of sponging for depth and kept all the panels rectangular.  I almost decided no ribbon but at the last minute I gave in to that ribbon weakness.

Nothing complicated here, I tried to keep the layers and lines very simple.  The last embellishment (I had to think on this a little bit) was a large Prima secured with a large filigree brad with a white pearl (I colored the pearl with Copic E33).

Stamps:  Script – Stampers Anonymous, Flowers – Stampington Elegant Stems, Sentiment – PSX
Paper:  Bazzill
Ink:  Sepia; SU Close to Cocoa, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Prima Flower, Spare Parts Bradls, Spare Parts Filigree Brad, Hobby Lobby Satin Ribbon

Just as the sentiment says, I hope that wherever you find your life right now, that indeed, you know happiness.

  • JanineJune 10, 2008 - 5:47 am

    Oh WOW! The colors in this card are absolutely amazing. So rich and comforting. You have some of the nicest verses going! Fabulous work!ReplyCancel

  • mary puskarJune 10, 2008 - 6:52 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I enjoy your work so much. So unusual, elegant, just fantastic!


  • nancy bJune 10, 2008 - 8:11 am

    WHOA!!!! I love this card, beautiful colors….so rich and true. this is stunning. what a gift in and of itself. did you need my address…oh wait you have it already! I crack me up. thank you Becca for sharing your gift with us.ReplyCancel

  • NatalieJune 10, 2008 - 9:57 am

    Have been admiring your work for a while. Was just wondering where
    the Spare Parts filigree brads are available for purchase?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 11, 2008 - 6:15 pm

      Natalie and Kay,

      Spare Parts are a brand sold by Hobby Lobby. These are a new style that came out some time in last month or so….they just had them on sale for 50% off ($3.99 regular price), so they may be scarce until restock time but I’m sure you will find them.


  • Kay McBrideJune 11, 2008 - 8:31 am

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh GOSH I LOVE IT. what else can i say man I just was just overwhelmed when i saw this. I like those large brads too are they available anywhere now? man those copics they color on everything. i might have to start collecting some. hope u are good. thanks for sharing such beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • cassieJune 12, 2008 - 3:45 pm

    this card is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverJune 14, 2008 - 8:28 pm

    Stunning card Becca! I just love the colors and the design.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyAugust 25, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    Just recently I discovered the most wonderful site perfect for my sleepless nights. Becca’s cards are so beautiful. Congratulations on putting God’s gift to you Becca to such an exciting use. I am sure he led me to your site ShirleyReplyCancel