Friday, April 1, 2016

April Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

Hello Everyone,

WOW another month has flown by. And since its the 1st of the month that means it's time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.

Let me share with you my inspiration card 
and if you go to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog 
you will see the other designers inspiration cards as well. 

Since we are experiencing some great spring weather here in my area, I got out a flower stamp from Rubbernecker. The dilemma I had when making my card was what color to use on the flowers. Well I will be the first to tell you I am not a huge lover of orange, but that's the color I went with.
Go figure. LOL

This card is an A-7 card (5"X7"). I didn't want to make a square card and the stamped image is kind of large, so I went with that size.

The stamp set I chose is a 2 step set and only has 3 blooms on it. I wanted the look of a bouquet, so I stamped the image again on the left side and then on the right side of the first stamp.

See those six sided yellow/orange pieces I added to the card, I used a punch on some orange and yellow paint sample chips.I punched them out layered them offset and I popped those up. 

I outlined the blossoms with orange glitter and added gold glitter to the centers.

  Next I wanted the illusion of the ribbon tied around the bouquet, so I cut a slit on the right and left sides of the stems and drew my ribbon thru the slits and added a double loop bow. 

Let me show you a closer view of the bow.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make that bow.
 I chose to make a double loop bow. I think it's the perfect size for this image.
The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is so versatile, I can make a bow from 1" to 4 1/2" Perfect sizes for cards gifts and whatever else you want to add a bow to.

The tool takes up so little room, stores easy and the bows are spectacular!!
You can order one here

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Field of Poppies
Paper/Card Stock
: Orange CS, Yellow CS, White CS, DP
Ink: India Ink - Black, Memento - Tangelo, Memento Markers
AccessoriesRibbon, Gold Glitter, Orange Glitter,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Fiskars Hand Punch - Hex shape, Orange & Yellow Paint chips, 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Addicted to Stamps and More - #187 Make Your Mark (#39)
  • Crafting By Designs -  April Anything Goes (#49)
  • Crafting for all Seasons -  #123 Use DIe-Cuts/Punches (#38)
  • Crafty Gals Corner #65 Anything Goes (#54)
  • Inspiration Destination - #79 Always Anything Goes (#56)
  • Simon Says Stamp -  Anything Goes (#244)
  • The Crafty Addicts #12 - Anything Goes/ Springtime (#28)

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    Monika Reeck said...

    adorable bow on your card wooow
    and nice stamp you have and great color combo
    what a sweet flower card
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week
    Monika (ATSM DT Member)
    PS: today we have a new challenge started at hope you like to join us :)

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Love that image and you colored it beautifully! Love the hexagons and they beautiful wispy bow!

    Jeanie Ellis said...
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    Jeanie Ellis said...

    Your card is beautiful! The colors and bow turned out beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

    Creaine said...

    very nice work! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

    Vicki robertson said...

    Gorgeous, Barbara! The colors definitely bring Spring and flowers to mind. Amazing bow too!

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    A beautiful bouquet of blooms. I love the ribbon as it does look like it is tied around all of the stems of the flowers. Great colors too!

    Teresa Kline said...

    hello! so pretty, I adore the, so gorgeous! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp Wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

    Gail said...

    Beautiful colors. The orange and yellow caught my eye right away. So bright, beautiful and cheerful. What a great 2-step set! And that's absolutely gorgeous. What an awesome card! Hugs, Gail

    Michelle said...

    A very lovely card. I like your bow.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck, Michelle (DT)

    Helen Haines said...

    Beautiful deign and love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Helen DT

    Lena's Creations said...

    Beautiful card. Love the card design. The bow gives it the perfect finishing touch.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs ~ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

    lyn hitchcock said...

    Stunning card, love the colours, thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT