Saturday, February 1, 2014

To My Valentine

Happy February everyone.
Time for the February challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. Let me share with you the inspiration card I made for the challenge post over there.

I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make my fluffy multi-loop bow and it turned out really nice.

Let me share a little bit about how I made this card.

I like using 5"X7" card, it gives me more room to work with. (a bigger canvas as I sometimes will call it.)A lot of times I will start out with a card stock panel which is a bit smaller than the front of the card and make the card front and attach it to the actual card.

In making this card, I used designer paper (DP) for the background, and added paper doilies under 3 of the sides to add more visual interest. I then added that layer to the red panel. Next I made a triple loop bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and added that to the side of the red panel. Then I found the cutest digital Valentine's image from Graphics Fairy (sentiment is on that image) and attached that on the DP layer. I then attached the panel to the card front. I decided to add hearts and thought that attaching them to red and white twine would look really nice.I used 2 strands of bakers twine about 7" long.  I cut 8 larger and 12 smaller hearts and sandwiched the twine between two hearts. I positioned the twine behind the bow and let the hearts dangle freely. And the card is done. Using the two sizes of hearts on the twine gave this card the finishing touch.
Here is a close-up of those hearts.

My bow is made using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Its a tool that is always on my table. It makes bow making a breeze. If you are a challenged bow maker this tool is the answer to your prayers.

This Thursday will be the bi-monthly Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop. You will want to come to the hop for lots of inspiration from the design team ladies and a chance to win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool. The blog hop starts on Thursday, February 6, so mark your calendar because you will want to stop in and check out the hop and leave comments. Leaving comments will make you eligible to win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool. The Craft-Dee BowZ tool really has made it easy for me to make beautiful bows for all my projects.Click here to order yours today. Or ask your sweetie to get one for you for Valentine's Day.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
That's it for today. I hope to see you Thursday at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop.And thanks for stopping in today.


Unknown said...

Love that bow! Great card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks, hope to see you again next week.
Tina - DT member @ 4CC

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love it Barb. The hearts hanging from the bow just make the card!

Cara said...

This has a great Vintage feel Barbara. Love your bow! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Donna Maligno said...

Barb, this card is way too lovely for only one shot -- I think people would love to see a close-up of this confection! Love, love, love the dangling hearts from the lovely bow!

Anonymous said...

This is a very sweet card : ) Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesday's!

crafty-stamper said...

love the vintage image and gorgeous bow and love the hanging hearts -thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love the bow! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Basslady said...

my goodness! what an amazing card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

Billie A said...

Great image and love the ribbon and hearts. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.