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Friday, May 1, 2015

Buttons, Bows and Bling!

Hello, hello! Today starts a new, exciting challenge at DigiStamps4Joy. I'm the hostess of this month's theme, which is Buttons, Bows and Bling :)  This is such a fun theme that I've been waiting for months to share with you!  Your options are limitless, so use your creativity and an image from the shop to be eligible for a great prize and join us in the fun.  I used the adorable Bettie Bow image from the DS4J shop to create my card:




Now, I just have to say, that I think this whole project turned out beautiful!  All of the elements are present: lots of bows, lots of bling on the bows, and I used a tiny button brad for the inside of her earring :)

Bit-by-bit:

*I printed the image on Neenah solar white cardstock, trimmed it to an A2 size and colored it with Copic markers.

* I sectioned off part of the card to do some stenciling with embossing paste and embossing powder to create a very thick pattern that had some shine.  (Tip: use painters tape to hold down your stencil! It won't tear your paper and the stencil won't wiggle around on you.)

*The Bow-It-All v. 2.0 tool was used to create the bow. I must say that this is one amazing tool! If you struggle with bows, it will be your best friend.

* I attached the pearly ribbon to my paper and added my bow with a glue dot.

* Attach the panel to an A2 card base.


Supplies:

Bettie Bow  (You MUST buy this digi! It's only $1.50 and it's adorable and very versatile!)
Copic Markers (E 000, 00, 02, 53, 55; Y 02, 06, 08; R 12, 14, 17)
Wink of Stella in ClearSpare Parts Metallic Button Brads
Prima Stencil in Flourish 
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Glue Dots
The Ribbon Boutique Ribbon (7/8" thick; Item # 117333)
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste in White
Ranger Embossing Powder in Red
Palette Knife
(Note: I can't find the pearly ribbon at this time. We just moved and I think it may be packed away still, but I hope to update this when I do find it. It came from the craft store and was with all the other ribbon in the sewing department.)


Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope I've inspired you to join in our challenge. Remember that you have all month to create something and enter, so please join us.

Submissions:

Digi Sketch Challenge--Buttons and Bows
Melonheadz Friends--Add Sparkle
Sparkle and Sprinkle--Use Glitter
Whimsy Stamps--Color an Image
Graph'it Colour Challenge #18--Ribbons and Lace
Kitty Bee Designs #46--Girly Cards
Simply Create Too #84--Pretty Woman
The Stamping Boutique--Ribbon and/or Lace




7 comments:

  1. This is such a fun card and a great image. Love the combo of the image along with the embossing paste. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge where the theme is always anything goes using loose glitter, embossing powder, and/or flock. We hope to see more of your fabulous creations in the future.

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  2. Super fun, well done and just so cute and clever!!! Love the side border and the ribbon bow is such a lovely touch!! Kudos to you on your coloring - looks fantastic!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler
    http://daisiesgirl.com

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  3. Beautiful coloring and just love your bow and embossing!! Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

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  4. great card
    Thanks for joining us in our Ribbons and Lace Challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    xx

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  5. What a fabulous, blingy card and absolutely love your stencilled embossing paste. Cute earing too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  6. Thanks for joining us in our Ribbons and Lace Challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    caroline dt

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  7. Gorgeous make! Such a fun image. Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It Colouring Challenge
    Claire xx

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