Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Easter Blessings

Hi everyone,
So glad you stopped in today. I am back with my post for Craft-Dee BowZ for March. This month the theme for the design team is Easter.  I want to share with you an Easter card I made and the bow I added was made using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

The background image is actually a pre-printed card about the size of a post card and it's from a set called Paintables. They come in a set of 16. I used a metallic paint set to color the image and decided to use a soft metallic green that compliments that bow color. I also used a soft bronze and a soft blue, again all the colors are soft metallics and look great with the metallic CS I used for the card base.

Here is a closer view of part of the printed card, painted.

Isn't this butterfly awesome. It too is from Prima. They have some of the prettiest embellishments. 

Let's take a closer look at my bow. I made a double loop bow. This ribbon has wired edges and that's really my favorite type.  I love the mint green ombre color on this ribbon, hope you do too.

My Craft-Dee BowZ tool is my go to tool for all my bows. Easy to use and stores easy and always at my finger tips. The best thing is the fact the that it lets you make different sizes and types of bows.

One last comment about this card - That filmy looking purple piece peeking out around some of the edges, is a used dryer sheet sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray. I love the filmy, dreamy look it adds to your project. Save those sheets and use your sprays to color them. I pulled mine to stretch it out somewhat.

Stamps:  JustRite - Easter Blessings
Paper/Card Stock
: Metallic CS  Pale Green, Bronze
Ink: VersaMark
AccessoriesRibbon, Metallic Watercolors, Pearls Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, used dryer sheet, Dylusions Ink Spray, Prima-Butterfly and Preprinted Card, 
White Embossing Powder

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today, have a great week.


Shona Erlenborn said...

A dreamy springy creation Barb. Love the butterfly background, the butterfly embellishment, and the shaded bow which goes perfectly with your project. Great idea for the dryer sheet, TFS.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card. Love the butterfly and your bow looks amazing.

Mollie said...

Beautiful card! Just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR this week!

Mollie's Motif

Verna Angerhofer said...

As always, a. Magnificent work of art.

Marina said...

Pretty creation. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Josephine said...

This is so pretty - love the sequinned butterfly!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Susan Kennedy said...

Fantastic card!!! Love that amazing bow and your butterfly!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

mulberry station said...

So pretty. I love all the added embellishments. Thansk for joining us at Catch The Bug.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh wow what a glorious bow! Just adore the fabulous butterfly you have added as well!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

Shell B. said...

Wonderful card!
Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

Aluna said...

Adorable card. I love bow and butterfly with emebellishments. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Good Luck, Joanna DT

Eret said...

I love the look of dryer sheet on your card. It's fabulous. This Prima Butterfly is the prettiest butterfly I've ever seen. Your bow is perfect to finish of this stunning card, Barbara.

Shirley said...

Wow, what a gorgeous bow and that butterfly is wonderful too! Your card is beautiful! What a keeper!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our March Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous creation! Love every bit of it and thanks for the hint about the dryer sheet. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck! Maggie - DT

Amy Andrade said...

Wonderful Card! Fantastic Detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

Kay Dalton said...

realy pretty love that bow,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a beautiful card!

Thank you for participating in last week's One Stitch at a Time Challenge! I hope you'll join us again soon!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Barbara! Stunning bow and that butterfly is magnificent. So glad you chose to play along in our "Something Green" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

NanaConnie said...

I'm back with a different DT hat this time, Barbara. Thanks for also playing along in out "Anything Goes" challenge at Scribble & Scrap.
NanaConnie DT

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card! Love the gorgeous bow and the butterfly too!

Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis! We have a new challenge up in the morning, so I hope you'll join us again!

Jennifer Scull said...

I bet this card just sparkles and shines irl! you did such a nice job with it!

thank you so much for joining our 'anything goes' challenge over at The Doodle Garden Challenge Blog! it's great to have you join us for our very first challenge! :)