Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone
Welcome back.
On the 1st Tuesday of each month I post a card for Craft-Dee BowZ. This card must contain a bow that I have made but other than that I can make anything, card or whatever and I can choose the theme.

Well I belong to a Birthday Card Club over on Facebook and I have to send out birthday cards each month to different recipients. So I make a few birthday cards each month and I thought I'd share this one with you. It will go to a person who has a June birthday.

As I was making this card I used some things that were on my desk, begging to be included in a card and I also tried out the new  Distress Oxides and used a piece as a background. But it's kind of hard to see because I have so many things that really cover that up.

Now.... I usually don't use orange on cards, it's just not one of my favorite colors
but this orange ribbon worked great with this card.

Hope you can see some of the oxide background I made, 
its by the daisies and above the happy birthday die cut.
I also used a Martha Stewart punch around the page punches  to get the unusual panel. 
I punched the 4 corners then I punched one straight punch, not connecting all the way around. 
(Hope that made sense.) I then added a pink piece on the unpunched edge just to make this layered card panel really different. Oh and the daisy centers, I colored them using fossilized amber oxide, I used a paint brush and tapped it on, I also added a halo of cracked pistachio to accent that amber color.

Let me show a closer view of my double loop bow I made for this card.

Using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, this type of bow is so easy to make.
Click here to look at a video

Also just a reminder - the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge is in progress 
and we are hoping that you submit an entry.
The challenge will end at 8P.M.  EDT on May 31 
The theme is always Anything Goes with a handmade Bow. 
The winner will receive 4 digital images from our sponsor this month -
Bugaboo stamps

Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Pink CS, Orange CS, Purple CS, Green CS 
Ink: Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick,Vintage Photo, Fired Brick,Broken China
Dies/Punches   Used: DIES- Spellbinders -Jewel Flowers and Flourishes,  PUNCHES - Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Fan
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, doily

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today, I will be back soon


Susan Hogan said...

Love the effect from that MS punch and the bow really sets it all nicely. Your daisies are fabulous. Thanks for sharing this wonderful layered card with us for our current challenge at Unstampabelles.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lots of dimension on this beautiful and bright summer card! So pretty Barbara - with the gorgeous bow. Really like what you did with the partial border punching.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful design and I love all the bright orange in it.

Sian said...

Beautiful! I love those bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges, good luck!!! Amy DT

Dale Tiernan said...

Daisies, one of my favourite flowers and my nickname. Also love the music die cut. I'd like to own that. Love your blog background too. Thanks for entering the Unstampabelles challenge and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely bright card. The ribbon is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful card and that bow is fabulous! So glad you played with us at Make My Monday challenges.