Untie the Ribbons

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using New Spellbinders - A Gilded Life Belgian Lace
Sweet Blog Friends, I’m back again today!  Thanks so much for your kind words and prayers – as soon as our situation is resolved I’ll share what I learned, in the meantime I know to be patient.  Today I wanted to share a subtle vintage card I created.  It uses one of the new A Gilded Life Dies by Spellbinders called Belgian Lace and was a great opportunity for me to get a little bit techniquey.  This die is a long textured border that you can either use for texture or it can be wholly cut out.  What I did is construct a card using four of the cut out borders, which when reassembled made the card look like a frame.  You can’t really tell it’s a frame because I simply covered the opening of the frame with my stamped sentiment.  The aged color in the crevices were put there by an ink pad.  I swiped my ink pad across the surfaces before running through my Grand Calibur and it embeds the color into the crevices.  I tried all sorts of inks and depending on the look you want, most any ink will work although pigmented inks and some chalks work better.  The absolute hero for this card is Imagine/Crafts –  Tsukineko’s Delicata Ink.  Every time I ran the die through with ‘this‘ ink, I found myself audibly oooohing when I uncovered the results.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using New 2014 Spellbinders - A Gilded Life Belgian Lace

The sentiment that I used was a from my Kit Club that is no more.  It’s one of my very favorites and it was meant for this card :-)  Although the stamp set is not currently available, popular items seem to wing their way back from the attic so let me know if it’s something you didn’t get and would like to see.  I used Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles to frame up the sentiment.

Rubber Stamps: Amazing Paper Grace Kit ClubIt’s Sew Vintage
Craft Paper: Papertrey Fine Linen Paper, Gold Poster Board
InkImagine/Crafts –  Tsukineko’s Delicata Ink
Accessories: Belgian LaceSpellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Recollection Pearls, Paper Source Satin Ribbon, May Arts Silk Ribbon, A Gilded Life Lace, jeweled button and corsage pin, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks friends!  You sure make crafting fun!!

  • SheilaJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:18 am

    Love the new Spellbinders Belgian Lace look. Beautiful card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:19 am

    WAYW this is just soooo gorgeous again becca, I just so love these gorgeous lace cards, you makes, they´re soooooo beautiful.
    Don´t you worry hun, you don´t owe any of us any explanation to anything hun, just take things one day a time and do what you havae to and know, we´re all here for you, if YOU need us okay.
    Biiiig warm hugs over the pond from here.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HoyJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:19 am

    Beautiful! Things will work out, they always do. As you said, patience and faith is the key.ReplyCancel

  • Diane JJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:21 am

    This is to die for! I don’t know how you do it. I think the card from the day before is stunning and then you come up with another beauty. Does it every stop? Heavens please don’t. Thanks for sharing. It is lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:21 am

    WOW stunning…..I love it Becca!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.January 14, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Each day you are adding another marvelous card. I am really lovin’ these new S/B. The Gold Delicata is my favorite of the gold inks…better than the Brillance gold. Your picture frame is absolutely lovely and that sentiment is so right with this frame. The gold made it appear so very dimensional. TFS & HugsReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Hi Becca,

    This is stunning, love it. So vintage and elegant looking. Love these new dies you are showing us, I do hope they become available soon.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Clare WJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:34 am

    Nice die and fab bow again – love the focal element.ReplyCancel

  • DianaJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:42 am

    Again and again Becca, you give us such wonderful cards to inspire us. LOL, also break us! always want those dies. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:00 am

    Fabulous frame made from the lace die, and the sentiment is great. Christine xReplyCancel

  • Margie vossJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:02 am

    Like always just beautiful …keeping you in my prayers….ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Beautiful Card Becca this Die will have to go on a wish list just bought loads of SB dies While C & C was broadcasting from CHA thanks for sharing Melanie (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Connie C.January 14, 2014 - 11:05 am

    The talent in you is just never-ending, Becca. I look at your creations and go “Awwww”. They aren’t just crafty cards…they are works of art.ReplyCancel

  • Holly BJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Beautiful Card Becca, Love that Vintage Look with the Belgian Lace Die and your sentiment is perfect !! Vintage Elegance at it’s finest !!ReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous card! I just love how you “construct” your cards with all the dies! I had a problem with your link for the Delicata Ink
    Imagine/Crafts – Tsukineko’s Delicata Ink
    I couldn’t find any mention of Delicata Ink???ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:31 am

    This is just STUNNING.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.January 14, 2014 - 11:47 am

    WOW tfsReplyCancel

  • Melissa HoffmannJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:54 am

    As always, your card is beautiful. I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJanuary 14, 2014 - 11:55 am

    Beautiful in every way. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Eileen L.January 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm

    Beautiful Becca, that ink truly sets it off nicely. After looking at the Belgian
    Lace on Spellbinders its hard to tell for me that this is a die and not just an embossing plate, confusing. I dont see any cut lines like the regular Spellbinder dies in the photos.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJanuary 14, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    Trusting the Lord will see you through whatever you and yours are dealing with. Another lovely card Becca, can’t wait for the new dies to be available.ReplyCancel

  • Tina EldridgeJanuary 14, 2014 - 12:22 pm

    Hi Becca

    I can’t think of a time when I have looked I have looked at your cards and thought I don’t like this one, and this is’nt the day either. Your cards are beautiful little works of art, and the sentiments are also beautiful. I may not comment every time, but i am in awe of your work.

    Kind regards :-)

    Tina XReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 14, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    GIRL, You must never sleep! All of your ideas constantly going through your head, YOU absolutely never cease to “AMAZE” me. Each day you come out with something more beautiful. Unbelievable, such a God-given talent. Thank you and Bless you, Becca.

  • Jen (Jennifer Swandells)January 14, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Beautiful card as always, you really are a true inspiration, I am hoping that some of your inspiration will rub off on me as my ‘mojo’ has still not returned to me. Please if you can, give me some advice to help me get it to return as I am being driven insane by it now. lol. Hugs, Jen xx

  • Dottie DavisJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Lovely card with a beautiful bow! As I looked at it I wondered how you backed the front so you don’t see the opening of the four dies together when opening it. And also the other half front and back, are they covered as well? You can see we do have technical questions too! LOLReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Becca, Love this card and all your creations. I used to belong to your kit club and just used one of the dies just the other day. So loved that club. Hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    Love the card and the verse!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJanuary 14, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    Hello Becca
    I look at the Die, and think that’s beautiful!
    Then I look at what you have done with it, and think that’s really beautiful!
    You have such imagination Becca I really love this Belgian Lace Die!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Such a lovely card! The lacey appearance outshines any other.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:14 pm


  • Anne (UK)January 14, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    So chic, Becca. And what a lovely sentiment.
    You are in my prayers.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • DebbiJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    This is absolutely stuning!!!!
    Debbi (UK) xxxxReplyCancel

  • CarolbJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    I love the sentiment, and I missed out on that one. If it ever becomes available, I will surely buy it. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Terri SJanuary 14, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    I love the sentiment on this beautiful card. Bring it back, please?ReplyCancel

  • Beth PalmerJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    I just adore this card and I have the Delicata ink but not used it yet but will real soon. My wish list is growing fast with all the lovely new dies and thank you for sharing your talent with us and giving us inspiration and courage to give it a go. You are just amazing how you put the dies to such fabulous cards. Praying for you and your daughter and trusting God for a good outcome.ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    another fab ,lacey looking card ,Laura OReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GouldJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    This is another elegant card, and what a wonderful new Belgian Lace die/embossing folder. Still keeping you both in our prayers.
    L, from down underReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    VERY BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) I’m OOOooooing & Awwwwwing!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Another beautiful card! I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. All the wonderful new things being shown at CHA and introduced to us crafters make me want to buy buy, buy. But, alas! I MUST be practical and set a budget! I will make room for that Belgian lace right away though! Prayers still going up for you, dear friend.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaJanuary 14, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    Gorgeous card!!! But yet again, just my luck! By the time I discover something (like this sentiment stamp) it has already been discontinued.ReplyCancel

  • MyraJanuary 14, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Lovely card – such a beautiful sentiment .
    Thank you.
    Christian love, Myra.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsJanuary 14, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    the Delicata ink pad lives on my desk!
    Lovely, thanksReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Oooohh Darling Girl!! You have done it again! You know I love lace and just can’t get enough of it. Also, there are several products that are new to me in this card, so I appreciate seeing what can be done with them. Thanks so much for a brilliant post!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret BoweJanuary 14, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    What a wonderful card absolutely beautiful and the die is so aptly named Belgium lace anyone who has seen real lace from Belgium will know exactly what I am talking about. I am blessed to have a friend who lives there and she has on occasions sent me some, just like the card it is so beautiful.
    Take care Becca you are in my thoughts.
    With love
    Margaret xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownJanuary 14, 2014 - 8:03 pm


  • Sandra SmithJanuary 14, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    You are such an inspiration Becca. Not just for the stunning creations you share with us but for the life you live and faith you share. This card reflects who you are. I was blessed to have purchased each of your kits but I wish you would start another kit club. I know I would sign up.

    Thank you for your commitment to your blog and to all of those who follow you.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:09 pm

    This is just beautifully done. I like the vintage look with the ink and Belgian die you used. :D

  • Ruth HarreJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I always look forward to receiving your emails. Becca you definitely have been blessed with a very special talent. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God’s Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IbergJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    I absolutely love this card, but all of your cards are beautiful. I don’t know how you can come up with so many amazing ideas. Every day I check in and just love seeing your creations. I pray that everything turns out well for you and your precious daughter, you are a very dear person and it shows so well in your blog, how much you care for your family. Hugs to you and yours!ReplyCancel

  • MarianneJanuary 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    So perfect. Every day you share your talent with us is such a treat. Thank you and hope that the bump in roads life becomes straight again soon.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJanuary 15, 2014 - 2:17 am

    Hi Becca. Beautiful, love the sentiment too. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 15, 2014 - 2:42 am

    Morning Becca, Absolutely loving this card, I would never have known it was a border style, thought it was a full die. I have heard of inking embossing folders, but have never heard of inking the dies too, I will have to give this a try, your card is stunning, as always it is so, so, pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJanuary 15, 2014 - 4:48 am

    Beautiful. It’s nice to see you get techniquey as you said.ReplyCancel

  • LaceladyJanuary 15, 2014 - 5:14 am

    Beautiful card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockJanuary 15, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Wow stunning Becca at first I thought it was a full background die but being a border die makes it much more versatile I love it . All the elements on the card are so beautiful than you for sharing
    Hugs Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleJanuary 15, 2014 - 6:50 am

    So beautiful that I had to post again. Such lovely, lovely cards you make. Thank you for all your inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJanuary 15, 2014 - 8:48 am

    ….just beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • charlotteJanuary 15, 2014 - 9:47 am

    Becca just love the die and how you used it. Did you make a hinged card? I would love to see how you did the back. ThanksReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.January 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 15, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Beautiful, thanks for showing this die , I have been real curious how it works and looks!ReplyCancel

  • ivonne alvarezJanuary 16, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Me encantan sus trabajos muy bien elaborados y especiales todo un arte, admiro este blog desde Venezuela.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealJanuary 16, 2014 - 9:19 am

    What a lovely card! It’s pure magic they way you intermingled the dies and the ink. Beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie TipckeJanuary 16, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    This card is another beautiful creation that I would love to try to make. Could you possibly explain a bit more about how you did the card base? I know others have had the same question. Thank you for sharing all your amazing ideas.ReplyCancel

  • carol boireJanuary 16, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    Thank you for all your daily inspirations and wonderful talents. carolReplyCancel

  • PeggyGeeJanuary 17, 2014 - 9:44 am

    YOU are AMAZING !! Please continue to be an inspiration to us all. You are truly gifted !! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • DorthyJanuary 17, 2014 - 11:27 am

    My favorite color is PURPLE! Love your site and get so much inspiration from your sharing your live as well as sharing your art. Keep up the great work.ReplyCancel

  • Hazel Basnett NSW AustraliaJanuary 18, 2014 - 4:28 pm

    Becca your site is daily inspiration, you never cease to amaze me with the beautiful creations you share with us…xxReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallJanuary 20, 2014 - 3:55 am

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJanuary 22, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Loved the very over the top lace card. I would love to know what set of the card kits that stamp came in. I want to buy if I don’t have it already.lol
    May God hear and answer your prayers quickly.
    Much loveReplyCancel