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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 :)


*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.


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.


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


  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.

  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

  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

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

  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.
    Carol x

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

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


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