Monday, July 1, 2013

Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge for July

Hi Everyone,
This is my second post for today. I always have 2 posts on the first of the month announcing the 2 challenges that I am involved with. If you are looking for my Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge post, just click here.

This month the challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW. That's my favorite theme, it leaves it wide open for anyone who wants to enter the challenge.

Sunday, was the birthday of a wonderful friend of mine. So I made her birthday card and decided to share it with you and all the visitors over on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog.

I decided to make Linda a step card. I used designer paper on the left panel and then I cut a transparency into an oval shape. 

Next I stamped Silhouette Grasses on that transparency with Olive Green Staz-On. I overlayed it onto the DP and then applied a 1/8" tape around the front edge and covered the tape with gold leafing to make a very thin frame. 

Next I cut another oval in blue cs for the back step. I cut a Catalina Wreath using white cs. I added a little color and some glitter and kind of pulled it into an oval shape and attached it to the blue oval.  Linda loves dragonflies so I cut one from vellum, colored it and attached it in that oval. I attached the blue oval to the back step. The front step holds the sentiment and I stamped it in Faded Jeans Distress Ink and I attached that as well. Next I added a small blue panel on the face of the card in front of that sentiment. I embossed it just to add dimension and added glitter for the added visual effect. 

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool, and to finish it off I made a pearl stick pin. 
Well I am taking this card and a gift to Linda this evening.

Tomorrow is the 1st Tuesday for the month and that's my regular monthly post date for Craft-Dee BowZ, so please stop back. I have a interesting project to show you. The theme on our posts at CDB this month is a beach theme, so that's a hint of what you will be seeing.


Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Barbara. Love the gold leafed frame and the bow with the stick pin is gorgeous!

Donna Maligno said...

Wow! I can't believe all the elements you put into one card and made it so cohesive! Love what you did with the vellum overlay - very clever and pretty. And that bow with the stick pin is a crowning touch.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful step card and love the stick pin added to the bow.

Jean Bullock said...

What beautiful cards. I especially like the gold leaf frame and bow with the stick pin.