Saturday, October 1, 2016

Boo To You

Welcome back to my blog.

Do you believe it?! It's October 1. Oh my. Pretty soon it will be Christmas.
Whoa WAIT!!
Let's get thru Halloween first!! 

Since it's the first of the month, the new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ begins now.
The challenge theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
And since we are beginning the month of Halloween
I decided to make a Halloween card.

Let me show you what I designed

All of the images on my card are digital and are from 
Graphics Fairy

I added glitter to the web to make it look like a real web, shimmery.

Check out my bow.
I started out making a single loop bow but my bow took a surprising twist.
Let me show you.

Look at that bow - it has 3 loops. 
Yes I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make a single loop bow.
But a single loop bow just gives you 2 loops.
Let me explain how my 3 loop bow came to be. 
  • I cut a ribbon piece a little longer than the card panel. 
  • I folded the ribbon ends over the panel edge and taped the ends down on the backside of the panel. 
  • Next I made my single loop bow and set it aside.  
  • I cut a separate a piece of ribbon (an attacher) to use to attach the bow to the ribbon taped to the card panel. 
  • I made that attacher piece too long but I still used it to attach the bow to the ribbon taped to the panel, 
  • After attaching the bow I had a tail that was way too long on one side. 
  • I made a loop using that long attacher piece. I taped it under the single loop bow. So now the bow looks like a 3 loop bow. 
I added a charm to the bow center just to dress the bow up even more.

The challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ is underway. 
You have til 8:00 p.m. on Oct 31 to submit your project

Stamps:  Digital Images - The Graphics Fairy
Paper/Card Stock
: Black CS, Orange CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Memento ink - Morocco, Tangelo
AccessoriesRibbon, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, charm

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
  • Crafty Gals Corner - #91 Anything goes (#47)
  • Inspiration Destination Always Anything Goes (#90)
  • Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes (#355)
  • Deep Ocean Challenge #138 - Anything Goes  (#259)
  • Digi Choosday Challenge - #39 - Anything Goes (#37)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#69)
  • Brown Sugar – No. 218 - Anything Goes (#25)
  • Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes (#99)
  • Polkadoodles -  No.39 - Anything Goes (#48)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 37 -  Anything Goes (#75)

  • Barbara


    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Spooctacular Barbara! Loving all those creepy little images and of course your bow is amazing!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    Wonderful Halloween card design with all of those various elements you added. And, I love that perfect for this holiday.


    Fantastic and wonderful card Barbara thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx

    Vicki said...

    Awesome Halloween card, Barb! Lots of layers and great details. Love that bow!

    Annemi said...

    Fantastic halloween card. I love it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

    Lin said...

    Lots of scary Halloween elements, Barbara! That ribbon couldn't be more perfect for your design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    Lacey Lassy said...

    This card is so full of awesome little tidbits. I love how you've cut out some of these items and the skull in the key is great. I can't even pick something I like better than another since this card is an overall awesome Halloween card. Wonderfully done! Hugs, Gail

    Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

    I just love this such a great spooky card thank you for joining into our challenge at Polkadoodles

    Michelle DT

    Rae Ann said...

    Wow! So many wonderfully, spooky details. Love the layout and that ribbon is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

    Moni said...

    This is the perfect Halloween card!!! Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt