Under His Wings

Waltzingmouse Stamps - Fine Feathers; Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Captivating Squares; www.amazingpapergrace.com
Sweet blog friends, so sorry for my absence.  Like most, I go through brief bouts of being overwhelmed and pushing to create and that’s when I know it’s time to take a couple of days off to rejuvenate.  It feels empty to make something just for the sake of making it – I love to enjoy the process and I really do craft from the heart.  This is from my heart.  I sat down yesterday with the Fine Feathers stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps that I added to my collection after last months release – truth be known, I had to have it.  Claire made sure it found it’s way into my hands – thank you Claire!!!  It’s been a week of introspection and this is a beautiful reminder, one I sorely needed.  It was my treat to sit down and create with such a beautiful thought.

Waltzingmouse Stamps - Fine Feathers; Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Captivating Squares; www.amazingpapergrace.com (closeup)

I pulled a couple of dies together to layer and the card base is made as I’ve shown with the Filigree Hinged Card Tutorial using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two.  It was made that way so that the two borders used could be arranged on a flat front sheet and then joined to the back – I find it easiest that way.  I followed with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and Spellbinders Captivating Squares.   The cut out from the borders made such an intriguing window that I lined the inside with pink.

Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too.  Start out with a card base cut to 5-3/4″ wide x 6″ tall.  Cut with Scalloped Borders Two before assembling, foam tape, die cut layer from white using Opulent Ovals, foam tape, die cut layer from white using Labels Thirty Two, foam tape, die cut layer from white using Captivating Squares.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Fine Feathers
Paper: Masters Touch White Watercolor Paper (140 lbs), EK Success – Pink Viburnum
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse Blush
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Borders TwoSpellbinders Opulent OvalsSpellbinders Labels Thirty TwoSpellbinders Captivating Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Recollections Pearls, Feathers from my stash, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

I’m working on a tutorial friends.  I think this week the jet lag got the best of me among many other things.  I’ll be back in the saddle soon as I have lots of goodies to play with :-)

  • MaryannAugust 18, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    Once again you´ve just made such a wonderful masterpiece here Becca. I´m really drooling here over the beauty in all the work you ever do. I just love it. Thanks so much for being such a wonderful inspiration always. Have a wonderful week ahead now girlfriend and lots and lots of great fun with it, I hope.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleAugust 18, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    This is another beautiful card, and so imaginative with how you use the die cuts! Thanks for sharing, and creating from the heart! It shows.ReplyCancel

  • Ann WAugust 18, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    Another beautiful card. You do such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your projects with us.ReplyCancel

  • MelindaAugust 18, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Becca, this is stunning, as usual! I love visiting you and seeing what you are up to next. You are such an inspiration to us all! Much Love, M.ReplyCancel

  • Natasha MarrAugust 18, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    Wow this is another absolutely gorgeous card sweetie, love the sentiment too. Hugs xNxReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsAugust 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You’ve made another beautiful card :o)
    I too have been struggling, for a few months now.
    This verse was so good to read today – thank you!
    Big Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • landa wagarAugust 18, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    I can’t help seeing a mustache instead of wings : )ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 18, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Lovely! The border “window” is a great idea!! It looks so pretty with the other lacy dies. And the pink is just so subtle and fresh. Thanks, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • jo anne eggersAugust 18, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous–every one deserves to be in a frame, on the wall!!!

    I have purchased two of the elaborate, lacy, Spellbinders dies recently and haven’t been able to use them–what is the secret to getting all the little throw away pieces out without ripping the rest of the paper??? someone said to use waxed paper–I assume you put it on top of the die, then your c.s.. I have a Big Shot and have had to add a piece of c.s. to get them to work at all. the latest one I have tried is the Majestic Elements.

    thanks much, Jo AnneReplyCancel

  • ann RobbinsAugust 18, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    Hi Becca
    Absolutely had to have that border when it came out. Just truly Georgous!!!!! Guess we all go thru those periods of less creativy.

  • Colleen HAugust 18, 2013 - 5:02 pm

    Love it and yes, I too need to be inspired to do my cards or the scrapbook pages. This is very pretty, and I have to say I love the feather, and I DO NOT FEATHERS, they make this card work.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkAugust 18, 2013 - 5:28 pm

    Becca, thanks for sharing. AMAZING PAPER GRACE!ReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 18, 2013 - 6:03 pm

    Gorgeous card, I love all the intricate cuts ^& layering! What ate the shinny pieces in the middle of the bow?ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 18, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    Beautiful card as usual! I really love the pink accents.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaAugust 18, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    I love the book of Psalms and I love your new card. It’s so inspirational. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Calli MedvedAugust 18, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    Just beautiful….
    Patiently waiting for your tutu ribbon tutorial!!!ReplyCancel

  • MickieAugust 18, 2013 - 6:54 pm

    Another beautiful card dear Becca, you have such a knack for putting all the dies together to create such a work of art. I kinda had a feeling you were a little under the weather, so to speak, hope you are up and running on full octane now and bestowing us with your beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginAugust 18, 2013 - 7:08 pm

    Beautiful card, this is my favorite verse. shared it at church this morning in fact! I too need this set. Thanks for another lovely card. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • RoseAugust 18, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You’ve created another absolutely beautiful card – well worth waiting for. I do exactly what you do when my mojo leaves me. A couple of days in the garden refresh me every time, even heavy work.
    I cannot wait for two of your dies to arrive – Lacey Tiers and Filigree Corners. They are gorgeous and I’m sure I won’t have any problems creating beautiful cards with them.
    Thank you for all the inspiration you give us .
    Best wishes, RoseReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonAugust 18, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Oh Becca…this Scripture has MUCH meaning to me!!! Jesus gave it to me before I was diagnosed with cancer and continued to speak to me through Psalm 91 during some difficult days… and now, going through some other difficult circumstances, I need it more than ever!

    Thank you for this wonderful post and beautiful card ?ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 18, 2013 - 8:28 pm

    I KNOW EXACTLY what you mean Becca! I don’t do well either when I’m overwhelmed or making something just to make something! THIS CARD is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! SOMEONE will be VERY BLESSED to receive this!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesAugust 18, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    Beautiful, as always! I am always amazed at your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Diana G. StewartAugust 18, 2013 - 11:53 pm

    Hi Becca,
    One word comes to mind…..awesome! I love the Spellbinders layering.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieAugust 19, 2013 - 1:10 am

    Beautiful Becca .Melanie UKReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 19, 2013 - 2:05 am

    Love the borders. There’s a celebrity in the UK who lost her daughter to cancer a few years back – and she says finding a white feather is calling card from her angel, or words to that effect I think – what a lovely thought. This card reminded me of that.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Tatters, AustraliaAugust 19, 2013 - 2:47 am

    Beautiful. I love the way you used the brackets. You do give inspiration to put our tools to good use.ReplyCancel

  • Bim HHAugust 19, 2013 - 6:07 am

    Hi Becca, I think you read my mind there, I tend to craft from the hear too
    and feels kind of empty and overwhelmed when I cant find what I need to make certain projects and clearly sure that I had them hidden amongst my mountain of crafting stash! LOL

    The whole card stunning, love the sentiment too!
    Thanks for sharing and keep them coming!
    Bim xx (UK)ReplyCancel

  • VickyAugust 19, 2013 - 8:08 am

    Becca I don’t know how you manage to come up with one beautiful card after another! I’m totally in awe! I felt I HAD to have some of the Spellbinders borders that you use but some how my cards never come out as beautiful as yours! I look forward to your emails so much just to get another great idea! Thanks for all you do for our creative minds!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 19, 2013 - 8:40 am

    Gorgeous card! Love that you are so thoughtful to share the exact directions to make this!ReplyCancel

  • PoojaAugust 19, 2013 - 8:52 am

    Its absolutely gorgeous creation !ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 20, 2013 - 2:18 am

    Morning Becca, You never cease to amaze me with your talents, this card is absolutely stunning, I love the die-cuts and the borders, I love everything about this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • TammieAugust 20, 2013 - 6:27 am

    Love the card and the “find more like this search function”. How did I miss this in the past? Smile.


  • CynthiaAugust 20, 2013 - 8:44 am

    Becca, not only is this card beautiful, it speaks to the soul. It is inspiring and uplifting! Thank you. Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothAugust 20, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Beautiful as always!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaAugust 20, 2013 - 10:03 am

    Becca, I hear you talking! I’m in that place right now. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that it’s OK to take a breather. It obviously did you a world of good because this card is spectacular. I love the sentiment, and that bow is nothing short of divine. All the lovely layers of pink and white are so inviting….I can tell it came from your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerAugust 20, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    Hi Becca
    Another stunning card, just BEAUTIFUL like everything about it.
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 20, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    I totally agree with creating from the heart. I’ve been away from home with my Mother since my wonderful Father passed away on July 29, 2013. This has been the most difficult time of my life so finding my creative spirit is hard. The only thing I’ve been able to do is make roses for future projects. I know my desire to create will return and your card is inspirational. The sentiment really speaks to my heart and is a reminder I needed today. If you aren’t aware of it, I hope my post will let you know how your creativity brings comfort to others. Thank you for this post today BeccaReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeAugust 20, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    LOVE the inset design you created with the Scalloped Borders Two!! Great affect!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SethAugust 20, 2013 - 9:29 pm

    Glad to hear that you were feeling better and ready to create such a stunning and beautiful card!ReplyCancel