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Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using 2014 Spellbinders Vintage Brocade
Good morning friends . . . just popping in quickly to  share a card that has been languishing on my desk for several weeks.  Thinking about the right sentiment, I wanted something small and decorative so I had to really dig through my stash.  That’s what happens when you make the card then need to find a way to fit the sentiment in :-)  This all stems from not wanting to cover up any of the elegant texture of the die template I used.  My sentiment stamped on vellum, is from an Anna Griffin set I picked up from HSN – I used Spellbinders Labels Thirty Seven to cut the bottom.  The gorgeous gold work is  Spellbinders Architectural Accents and the background was made using Spellbinders Vintage Brocade.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using 2014 Spellbinders Vintage Brocade (close up)
Before I ran my die template through the machine I swiped all the surfaces with Imagine/Crafts –  Tsukineko’s Delicata Ink and after embossing the ink is pushed into tall the crevices giving the brocade an antique look.  I love the elegant look as well as the contrast and dimension it gives.  I paired it up with some silk ribbon, gold thread and a mulberry flower.

Stamps:  Anna Griffin
Craft Paper
: Gold Poster Board (Hobby Lobby), Bazzill, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White (80lb)
Ink: Amuse Studio – Eucalytus, Fresh Ink – Blue Sage, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Imagine/Crafts –  Tsukineko’s Delicata Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Thirty Seven, Spellbinders Architectural AccentsSpellbinders Vintage Brocade, Mulberry Flower, K& Company Pearl Sticker, Recollections Pearls, Darice Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by. . . have a great weekend, friends!

  • ann RobbinsJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Wow not your usual. But I like it a lot.

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    I love to see how you use some of these dies in combination with each other. I wish my brain worked the same way yours does, but unfortunately that is not the case. I would never have thought to use them together like you have here, but I really do love the vintage brocade die and will want to add this to my collection. I can see many uses for this one as well as the architectureal accents die set. I also love the gold posterboard which I have in my stash and see that you are using alot of it lately in very clever ways. Thanks for the visual ideas on using some of these dies. It always helps.

  • Brenda OsmanJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    You don’t just make cards, you make masterpieces.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    Every time I think you’ve outdone yourself, there you go again… You do IT and I have to say it all over again! I THINK YOU’VE OUTDONE YOURSELF GIRL! This card is gorgeous. I must say though that it’s frustrating cause I can’t run out and get my hands on the dies RIGHT AWAY.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Beautiful, Becca. So wonderfully elegant. Love it. Thank You.
    Margaret (Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • yvonne tuneJanuary 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Beautiful, so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!! Love this elegant fabulous card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanJanuary 24, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    Love this card and would never have thought of using just the bottom half of a die in this way. Thank you Becca for the never ending inspiration. Have a good weekend. xReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 24, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is soooooo gorgeous, and so clever thinking of you hun. I admire your ability to think these out, always sooo elegant and gorgeous. Boy I wish I could do something like this too, but I´m afraid, that´s never going to happen in a lifetime LOL. But I absolutely LOVE to see your stunning creations over and over again.
    Have a wonderful week-end hun and I already look forward to what you´ll bring us next time.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll ukJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Hello Becca
    Nice to see an Anna Griffin stamp on your card!
    I have been using her products for the last 9 years and actually save most of them just to look at. lol
    I love the items you have used, and I have the Belgian Lace on order when it comes to the UK in March!
    Any day now I will have you Heirloom Die! I can’t wait !
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    Love this Bekka -I have been toying with ordering this Belgian Lace die and now I will give in and order it!
    Have a great weekend and thanks for the inspiration,

  • JeanetteJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca. You are one very talented lady. Jeanette (New Zealand)ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    Sorry Becca-spelled your name wrong and mixed up the dies-not Belgian lace but vintage brocade-it’s been a long day!!!

  • Becky GreenJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    OH MY BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO ELEGANT & BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This just makes me SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!! (and smile!) :) AND THE COLORS….!!!!!!!!! (of course, gold makes me swoon!) :)ReplyCancel

  • annekeJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    very,very Pretty
    liefs annekeReplyCancel

  • MyraJanuary 24, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Such a lovely card and why should I be surprised you used an Anna Griffin sentiment. Anna is another talented lady. Love the colour combinations in this card. Very elegant and a favourite combo of mine.
    Trust you have a lovely weekend. It is cold and wet across the pond!
    However we are thankful that we are warm and dry – not everyone is so blessed.
    God Bless, love MyraReplyCancel

  • LorettaJanuary 24, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    Such a graceful card. Always love your placement of pearls. You are a great inspiration to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Gould in AustraliaJanuary 24, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    Once again you have left me in absolute amazement. Love the card. Thanks again
    Lorraine FDUReplyCancel

  • Terri WJanuary 24, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 24, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    Beautiful card, thanks for sharing. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Sondra KrastinsJanuary 24, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Beautiful as always, Becca. I have a request for you: Please, please, please do a tutorial on making your beautiful stick pins. I think you did one a long time ago, but I can’t find it. They add so much to each of your cards and each is so unique. Thank you for all your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • RoseJanuary 24, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    Hi Becca,
    what a lovely card and clever use of the Vintage Brocade. Love the bow and flower.
    I bought one of your stamps (cascading ferns) and would you believe it – the fairies have hidden it. I can’t find it anywhere – currently in a bit of an upheaval with regard to storage of crafting stuff. All the other Justrite stamps (apart from one which I bought together with yours) are now neatly clipped on the floorstand I’ve assembled yesterday! But I suppose they’ll turn up at some time……….
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • TeriJanuary 24, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    WOW! how beautiful. How long have you been crafting/card making. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PJanuary 24, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    My favorite time of the day is when I have a moment to click on the link to your blog that graces my email inbox. You never disappoint.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 25, 2014 - 2:16 am

    different but I like it!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJanuary 25, 2014 - 3:28 am

    Hi Becca. Great card. I love the Spellbinders Architectural Accents, not seen those before. Have a good weekend. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Jen (Jennifer Swandells)January 25, 2014 - 4:26 am

    What a stunning card, I have never seen the Architectural Accents before so they are DEFINATELY on my wish list. What inspiration. Hugs, Jen xx

  • loftylassJanuary 25, 2014 - 4:41 am

    Morning Becca…. your blog is the first one I visit each day…. you never disappoint ….. this card is stunning …. love the colours and the elegance. I am in awe of your creativity. tfs.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Heather (UK)

  • Dottie DavisJanuary 25, 2014 - 5:41 am

    Gold just goes with any color it seems! This card is beautiful! I skimmed right past these particular dies thinking they didn’t have much potential. Then I saw how you used them. No wonder Spellbinder loves your work! We all are profiting by your combination of these dies too. I am not familiar with the gold poster board but will check it out as it seems sturdier looking in your pictures than just reg paper. I am wondering how you keep those heavy bows with flowers and pin attached firmly to the cards. Thanks for sharing all these creative cards.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJanuary 25, 2014 - 7:23 am

    Beautiful, simply beautiful…ReplyCancel

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  • Jacquie JacobsJanuary 25, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Hi Becca,

    This is gorgeous, love all the delicate dies, so beautiful. You have added the sentiment well.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 25, 2014 - 11:19 am

    Oh Wow, absolutely Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 25, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    Hi Becca, Another stunning card, I love the colours, the gorgeous gold ‘marries’ beautifully with everything, and those die-cuts are stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockJanuary 25, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    A stunning card Becca love the colours absolutely gorgeous .
    Hugs Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • Jan SymondsJanuary 25, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Love your website Becca and your beautiful Card creations. Love the elegant beautiful lines. Only recently found your www and so pleased I did. You have a new follower from Australia. Thank youReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 25, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithJanuary 28, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Oh My! This card is simply fabulous! I cannot wait to purchase the Vintage Brocade die template. It is so beautiful. Thank you for your inspuiration and for challenging me to create more often.
    God’s blessings to you and yours today and always!ReplyCancel

  • Linda TenneyJanuary 29, 2014 - 9:59 pm

    Becca This card took my breath away. It is perfectly lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy StevensonJanuary 31, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Hi Becca. I love butterflies and this beautiful card. I thank God for the amazing creative talent He has blessed you with. Have a wonderful day BlessingsReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweFebruary 3, 2014 - 10:10 am

    Love, love, LOVE your card–as always. SO gorgeous, and I’d been wondering what you used (card-stock) to create your amazing die cuts that are usually gold foil but sometimes silver too. You said “gold poster board” in one list, and I thought “aha”, perhaps it’s at one of the big craft stores in the US–I live in Canada, but only 45 minutes from the NY border, and love crossing and shopping when I can. I’d asked about such CS in our local stamping store and the wise person there suggested that I e-mail and ask, and I was going to do that. Then on a recent quick trip across with a good friend (I met her through stamping, she’s such a gem, a wonderful friend named Donna), and we only had time to stop at Hobby Lobby, she had never been to HL. I found the gold and silver poster board and bought one sheet of each to try, just in case it wasn’t the right one. My friend LOVED HL too!!!

    Then I laughed when I saw this posting, and you’d listed the gold poster board, and that it was from Hobby Lobby too. Thanks SO much!!! I needed a good chuckle!!! HOPING I will be able to create some gorgeous die cuts too with this amazing poster board. And the next time I’m blessed to be able to go across the border, I’ll pick up a few more sheets…

    As always, Becca, you amaze me with your gorgeous cards and other projects, and I’m thrilled when I see more coming out from Amazing Paper Graces in stamp sets and dies, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a collection of printed papers too at some point. Any of those top paper companies like Graphic 45 and so many more would be blessed to have you on their design team… I just KNOW you are going to do more and more in this field, and you’ve accomplished a lot already through much talent, hard work, and most of all through God’s leading and His perfect design.

    Love, JoanneReplyCancel