We Are Never So Lost

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire We Are Never So Lost and Spellbinders Basic Lattice at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning beautiful friends, today I’m sharing a lovely sentiment by Quietfire Design for a ‘sweet friend’ card called We are Never so Lost.  I love that it’s a tall, skinny sentiment and I thought it would fit perfectly on the long oval from Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  It did fit perfectly and I backed it with the scalloped oval from Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace.  Lol, that’s when everything I originally planned for the card went haywire.  I love the grid background from Spellbinders Basic Lattice.  I’ve been playing around with weaving paper strips from a floral paper through the die cut background but once it was done, I felt that the texture I was looking for was gone – you actually had to look close to see the weaving. So, I decided to pull some of the strips out randomly but then I didn’t care for the pink showing through so I dumped the pink and put the same design paper behind the weaving.  Oh the trials, but it works out that way some times.

Friendship Card Making Ideas - www.amazingpapergrace.com
The pink layer and the underlying die cut layer behind the weaving were cut using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A.  I finished off with pearls around and a fluffy silk bow.  I know you’re thinking the weaving could be tedious?  Not so, I cut 7 strips of paper and it took about five minutes.  My tweezers were definitely the hero.

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Create a card base with pink cardstock that measures 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  (Card bases are made with two pieces of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ paper scored and glued as in this Hinge Video.  
  2. With design paper, cut a panel 5-3/8″ x 7-3/8″.  Adhere directly to card base.
  3. Cut/emboss Matting Basics A #7 with pink paper then cut/emboss Matting Basics A #6 with design paper adhere together with smaller on top.
  4. Cut/emboss Basic Lattice from design paper.
  5. From same design paper paper cut about 7 strips just shy of 1/4″ wide.  
  6. Weave up and down through randomly picked rows.    Place two 1/4″ vertical bands of ribbon on right side of card, tape on back.  Adhere to Matting Basics pairing with double foam tape.
  7. Then, attach focal panel to card base using foam tape.
  8. Cut/emboss elongated scalloped piece from 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace – attach with double foam tape.
  9. Cut/emboss long oval from Radiant Rectangles, stamp We Never Are So Lost sentiment then adhere to card base with foam tape.
  10. Embellish Basic Lattice with pearls.
  11. Attach loopy bow and mulberry flowers to bottom of oval.
  12. Add pearls to several of the bow tails.
Rubber Stamps:  Quietfire DesignWe are Never so Lost
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth – Natural White, ByDigitalPaper – Romantic (design paper), PTI – Sweet Blush
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx and clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Radiant RectanglesSpellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical EmbraceSpellbinders Basic Lattice,Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics AThe Paper Studio Pearls,  May Arts Silk Ribbon, mulberry flowers

Thanks so very much for stopping by today.  Working on more crafty goodness, so I hope to see you soon!

Question Parking Lot:

  • Sue WaltersAugust 13, 2014 - 9:02 am

    What a beautiful card. Thank you very much I found the filigree hinged card on your blog. Thank you very much again for responding. You are a beautiful lady. XxReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 13, 2014 - 9:12 am

    This is stunning! Love the dies and the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 13, 2014 - 9:24 am

    Such an elegant card with a wonderful saying. Sure could use this saying myself. So many people in my life leaving this world right now.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful design.ReplyCancel

  • Sam SmithardAugust 13, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Hi Becca, A Truly Beautiful Card, I Love The Colours you’ve chosen for your Card and your Amazing Bow you are so Talented.
    From Sam xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 13, 2014 - 9:36 am

    This is absolutely stunning Becca! :) And I am glad to hear I am not the only one who crafts like this! Been there done that, many times over! LOL But, even when it comes together like this, your work STILL comes out SO LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonAugust 13, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Such a gorgeous piece of art once again my friend. Stunning to say the least.


  • Kathy Jo WoodAugust 13, 2014 - 10:00 am

    I am at a loss for words. This is beyond beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jill WolcottAugust 13, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Love this; thanks for the great instructionsReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKAugust 13, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Hello Becca
    I often change the direction on my card , they still don’t look as lovely and sweet as yours though!
    Take Care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 13, 2014 - 10:10 am

    How very lovely! This is a perfect example of your flawless style and creativity. It blesses the eyes just to look at it!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleAugust 13, 2014 - 10:30 am

    Lovely card Becca!!!!

  • Leslie MillerAugust 13, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Dreamy and, oh, so beautiful, Becca! Gorgeous design with the lattice and narrow ovals and the floral paper. Love the pearls on the ribbon tails.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaAugust 13, 2014 - 10:41 am

    Such a lovely card a sentiment! Thank you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanAugust 13, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Wow, what an amazing card!! It’s so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 13, 2014 - 11:14 am


  • Maureen KillenAugust 13, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Good evening Becca,
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I’m lost for words it’s so stunning – and the sentiment is just what I’d like to be – tall and skinny!!! Will have to find these stamps on a UK site. Thank you and God Bless xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 13, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Oh this is lovely – so Beccaesque – must have a go at this one! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us again –ReplyCancel

  • Sue (suen)August 13, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous card, Becca! The woven lattice panel is so effective! Love the beautiful paper and sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 13, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    WOUW this is so gorgeous and so elegant Becca, I absolutely love it. Sooo girly and romantic too, just beautiful work as always. Can´t wait to see, what you have in the sleeves for us again soon.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 13, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca, the stamp and the ribbon go perfectly together:-)ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 13, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    A beautiful card and ! love the sentiment. The pearls threaded on the ribbons is such a lovely touch.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonAugust 13, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous card. I love the lattice background with the paper weaving. XxReplyCancel

  • PaulineAugust 13, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    Gorgeous Becca. Love how you weaved strips of the paper through the lattice -very effective.ReplyCancel

  • AntonellaAugust 13, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Such a beautiful card! I love this saying, it reminds us that we all have someone looking out for us.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 14, 2014 - 2:24 am

    Ahh such a beautiful card Becca, i have fallen in love with this sentiment , just beautiful .
    Take Care
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • LaceladyAugust 14, 2014 - 2:43 am

    Love the card so much, I ordered the sentiment stamp (and another one for luck!). Inspired weaving, great background (especially as I have that die). Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BAugust 14, 2014 - 2:47 am

    Hi Becca. A wonderful card, I am glad that you are happy with the weaving, it is so pretty. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 14, 2014 - 7:41 am

    the weaving looks gorgeous and the pearl accenting is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 14, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Hi Becca, I love the card, love the lattice, love the weaving, love the patterned paper, love the pearls, and I absolutely ‘adore’ the sentiment.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Janet L.August 14, 2014 - 10:45 am

    So pretty. I love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Carole Ruffell in UkAugust 15, 2014 - 10:27 am

    I have just found your web site and love your work and tutorials. Please may I contact you if I need your help in regards to your patterns and cards?

    Kindest wishes,

  • EveleneAugust 15, 2014 - 5:06 pm

    Another lovely card that would certainly delight the receiver.ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenAugust 15, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    Hi Carole,
    Feel free to leave questions you may have about a particular card in my Question Parking Lot at the bottom of each post. That way everyone can benefit from the answers! Thanks so much for asking and welcome to my site!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyAugust 16, 2014 - 2:16 am

    Becca, your posts are always so entertaining! Your writing style is so easy going and fun, and I enjoy your thoughts as much as I enjoy your cards. I will tell you that the weaving was difficult to see in the first picture, as a matter of fact, I thought you had just reinserted some of the lattice squares back into the die cut. The second picture is much easier for my old eyes to pick out the weaving! I do not have this die so I’m not sure how small the squares are, but I wonder if using a ribbon would be possible? Since you are the undisputed queen of ribbons, I figured you’d know! Thank you so much for all the lovely thoughts and ideas that you give to all of your loving fans and please know that you will always be in my prayers each night.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeAugust 16, 2014 - 5:46 am

    Good morning Becca,
    What a really pretty card you have made for our delight with beautiful pretty girlie paper behind. A lovely lovely card,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsAugust 16, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Hi Becca,
    Have been traveling this week so did not get a chance to tell you just how beautiful this card is. I have the lattice die and just love it. It is so great for backgrounds and I use it quite a lot. I am wondering if instead of the Radiant Rectangles, I could substitute something like Floral Ovals or another rectangular die that I might have. I don’t have the Radiant Rectangular one and am going poor trying to keep up with all the ones you use. LOL I wish I could become a designer like you – do you get all the new ones from Spellbinders as it seems you must have everyone that comes out?
    Keep posting all your lovely work. I so look forward to seeing what the next “amazing” work of art from you will be.

  • Diane LucasAugust 16, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    Becca, beautiful card as always, but the sentiment absolutely
    brought tears to my eyes. I have several friends going through
    tough times and have used this sentiment in cards to them.
    Thanks for sharing!