Hello everyone! I am so excited and honored to be the Guest Designer for Craft-Dee BowZ for the month of March! I was thrilled when I received the email from Donna! I am having a lot of fun creating beautiful bows with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I love that the dowels are metal and everything is self-contained. I also love being able to create a wonderful variety of different size bows.
Here is a look at the card I designed. I stamped the image fromCR-03660 Easter Blessings clear stamp set from JustRite Papercraft on to simply smooth white cardstock using Rich Cocoa ink and then I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. To create the die cuts I used S4-425 Elegant Ovals from Spellbinder Paper Arts®. The metallic background was embossed using E3D-015 Tiger Lilies M-Bossabilities Folder from Spellbinder Paper Arts . The base of the card is a light yellow layered with a celery green mat. I adhered the two top layers together and then I added some Celery 1.25'' Silk and Ivory 1/4'' Silk ribbons from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Next I layered the die cuts using 3D Foam Squares and applied them to the card. I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to create the beautiful little bow. I love bows with lots of loops so I followed the Multiple Loops-Figure Eight Method for creating the bow.
Here is a close up of the bow. The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is so easy to use and I love using it with silk ribbon. Sometimes when I am trying to make a bow with just my hands the silk ribbon is so silky smooth and it slips right through my fingers but when I'm using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool I don't have to worry about that at all! Love it!
These are the colors of the Spectrum Noir™ markers I used to color the image.
To finish off the card I added a little sparkle using the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and a few pearls.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Also a Huge Thank You to Donna and Barbara for asking me to be a Guest Designer!! Please be sure to hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and check it out. They have a wonderful Design Team with lot of inspiration and they also do a monthly challenge.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft® CR-03660 Easter Blessings
Paper: Simply Smooth White, Light Yellow, Celery, Pearl Metallic
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Dies: Spellbinder Paper Arts® S4-425 Elegant Ovals, E3D-015 Tiger Lilies M-Bossabilities Folder
Markers: Spectrum Noir™ LY1, LG1, LG2, LG3, IB1, CR1, Blender; Wink of Stella-Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Ribbon: The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store-Celery 1.25'' Silk, Ivory 1/4'' Silk
Accessories: Pearls; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'