Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wishing You The Merriest

Hi Everyone
WOW do you believe it, we are now welcoming in December!!!. And next it's Christmas - are you ready? Do you have your cards finished?? no!!??!! Well Craft-Dee BowZ is here to offer inspiration

Since it's the first of December, there is a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. And the challenges over at CDB are always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. But since we are in the Christmas season, there are a whole host of Christmas projects that the designers are anxious to show off. We hope you will visit the Craft-Dee BowZ blog every Tuesday for some new design team inspiration .....and....we'd love to see your entry this month in the challenge.

Speaking of projects, let me share mine with you.

This is a 6"X 6" card and it's one of my favorite sizes for cards.  

For this card, I layered CS bottom to top - Red CS, Green CS and DP. Next, I used 2 panels of cardboard, one of which I cut with the Holly Frame die. I pulled some of the top layer off the corrugated cardboard panels. Next I painted both  panels with white gesso. After the gesso dried, I used the Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink to cover the raised areas and left the depressed areas white.  

I adhered these 2 panels over the DP. I cut an oval and stamped the sentiment and inked the edges. I made my bow and attached it to the card. Then I made 3 poinsettias using a white shimmery text weight paper and added Flower Soft to the centers. I attached some of the stars to finish the card.

Here is a close-up of the bow. 
I actually made a 4 loop green sheer bow and layered it on top of a triple loop white ribbon bow. 

I wanted my green bow to pop and layering it on the white ribbon, made it POP. (IMHO)

Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly Merriest Christmas Y495
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, Red CS, White CS, DP, White shimmer Paper (poinsettias)
Ink: Memento- Rhubarb Stalk
Dies UsedSpellbinders Ovals S4-116; Wild Rose Studio - Holly Frame and Poinsettia
Accessories: Cardboard sheet;White Gesso; Flower Soft - Yellow; Craft-Dee BowZ  tool; ribbons dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • AAA -  #53 Anything Goes (W2 of 2) (#136)
  • Amusing - Anything Goes (#9)
  • Christmas Card Challenges - must be Christmas / Winter – #52 Anything Goes (#67)
  • Glitter n Sparkle -  #165 Include a bow (#28)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  #22 Anything Goes   (#233)
  • Penny Black and More – November- Anything Christmas (#260)
  • Pile It On - W #97 Use Red and Green (#28)
  • Quirky Crafts -  #24 Anything Christmas  (#93)
  • We Love 2 Create  - #24 Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes (#20)
  • Stamping Sensations - Festive Flowers and Foliage - (#83)

  • Well you have a few weeks to finish your cards. I decided to make most of my cards the same design this year. I will share later this month.

    One last thing..... stop back Thursday nite for the last Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop this year. There will be a winner and you could be our winner of a reel of ribbon.

    Thanks for stopping by to see my project


    brenda said...

    A really super card and beautifully embellished.

    Many thanks for joining us at penny Black and More challenge. It would also fit in very nicely at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

    Jane said...

    Such a lot going on, I admire your use of multi layers and embellishments. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

    Jane said...

    Such a lot going on, I admire your use of multi layers and embellishments. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

    JoAnn said...

    Beautiful card. Love the layers and that gorgeous bow. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

    Vicki robertson said...

    Love this beautiful, festive card, Barbara! That double bow rocks!

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    Beautiful card and love the festive colors and awesome bow!

    Donna said...

    Barb, this just explodes with texture! Love, love it! And that bow!!....!!!!!

    La Papera Gialla said...

    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

    everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

    Beautiful card adore the bow xx thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

    memorial garden benches said...

    Oh it's beautiful! I admire your use of multi layers and embellishments. Thanks for sharing!

    Tracy said...

    Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

    Gail said...

    I love the layout and patterns on this card and that bow is outstanding. You have a fabulous way of combining elements! Hugs, Gail

    Jenny Colacicco said...

    You've placed all the elements perfectly to really bring it together! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)