Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Craft-Dee BowZ Christmas Blog Hop

Merry Christmas Bloggers!!

Welcome to the Craft-Dee BowZ Christmas/Holiday blog hop. If you arrived here from Monica's blog then you are in the right place.If you didn't and you want to partake in the blog hop and become eligible for the prize then you will want to start at the beginning and leave a comment on each designers blog.

Barbara (You are here)

WOW!!!,  have you had a good time on the blog hop? It's the last one for this year and I am the last blog in the hop.

Let me share with you my card.

Let me start by saying that the bow on this card is a double loop bow. I know you are looking at the bow and you're saying I see 3 loops on each side of the knot.'s a fooler.

I will be back on Sunday to post the photos and the explanation of how to achieve this fool the eye bow. So please stop back on Sunday to see how this bow is made. It's really easy.

See..... that bow looks like its a 3 loop bow. 

Check out that red ribbon under the bow, I pleated it and attached it to the face of the card. Again this is so easy to do because it's a wired ribbon. (My favorite kind of ribbon.)
I tied the double loop bow onto the red pleated ribbon, using a piece of gold leaf ribbon. 

Since I used a digital image with a blank banner, I stamped the Joy to the World in that banner section using VersaMark and Gold detail embossing powder. I wanted to add more dimension to this card, so, I decided that since there are holly leaves in the image, I would use my holly branch Sizzix die as that dimensional accent.Adding crackle accents to the pieces left the leaves looking more realistic. And adding white paint to the edges gives a snowy/frosty look.

Here is a final view from above. 

Thanks for joining us for the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop. Leave a comment to be eligible to win your own Craft-Dee BowZ tool.The winner will be announced on Saturday Dec. 6 and don't forget to stop back Sun, Dec. 7 when I will post the pictures of how to make a double loop bow look like a triple loop bow.

Image:  The Graphic Fairy (digital)
Stamp - My Favorite Things - Holiday Subway Art (Sentiment)
Paper/Card Stock
: Red CS, Cream CS, Green CS, DP 
Ink: VersaMark
Dies Used: Sizzix - Holly Branch
Ribbons (3), Gold detail embossing powder, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Dimensional foam

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

In the meantime, stay warm.


Vicki said...

Beautiful card and GORGEOUS bow, Barbara! I will be back on Sunday, for sure!!

2amscrapper said...

that ribbon is so pretty and the bow you made with it is a real stunner!

ZenGirl said...

The ribbon and bow is the focus and I LOVE it! As always Barb is a paper and ribbon genious! Always love your art! Joy Ritter

Arlene said...

Lovely card and who doesn't like bows....

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

New Creations said...

Oh Wow, Barbara - you never cease to amaze. I bow to your bow… PERFECTION! Honestly people think these might be easy but I have really screwed up a bow or two. The bigger the bow, the bigger the screw ups (at least for me) Bravo you big bow maker!!
And what a gorgeous lot of gold and red - wonderful Looks so professional! Am impressed
just perfect for Christmas!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a show stopper Barb! Those bows together are just amazing and the colors you've used along with the holly accent is just stunning. Superb job!

Darlene said...

OMG! This is stunning! LOVE that musical ribbon treatment ... GORGEOUS and so festive! Thanks for inspiration! WOWZA!!

Donna Maligno said...

Everything about this card is stunning! Can't wait to have you show everyone how you created that gorgeous bow!

Trish Brunkhart said...

So, love, love this card.

Dana Tatar said...

Gorgeous card! I LOVE the bow!

Denise Goeldner said...

WOW !!! stunning vintage chrsitmas card and that bow is outstanding. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge} starts Jan 4th 2015

sammi said...

Amazing card Barbara! Wow the bow is absolutely stunning!

Nikki said...

Such an elegant card with so many layers to it thanks for the wonderful hop

Pamellia said...

Barbara, this is just gorgeous! That is one heck of a stunning set of ribbons and bows, how luscious! Love the texture on your holly and the traditional colours are just so festive! Amazing Christmas card! hugs :)

Heather said...

Beautiful card and I really do love the bow. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this month at Doodle Pantry.

Meggi Bischoff said...

eine hübsche karte ist dir da gelungen.
danke fürs mitmachen beim ASC.

glg meggi

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Barbara,
Thank you so much for joining us this month at CVC,- NOSTALIC CHRISTMAS. Your card is gorgeous and the design is stunning with that Bow.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card. Love those holly leaves. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Merry Christmas/Anything Goes Challenge and Good Luck! xx