Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Bows

This card looks simple in design, but it took a while because of the bows.  I used glue to help construct them and had to rely upon clothespins to hold them for me so I could continue on with the rest of the card.
That worked fairly well, but you have to keep checking on the bows so they don't adhere to the clothespins.
It's hard to photograph a white card base on a white background, so I took pix on a darker one too, so you can see it better.

I used a sentiment from my new, recently-won Mark's Finest Papers set, Seasonal Poinsettias.  Have to say I really like that set a bunch.  There are many beautiful sentiments in different fonts, and I am a sucker for unique fonts (that might sound kinda weird).  And there are, as the name implies, some beautiful poinsettias as well.

I ran a glue pen around the edges of my label, then sprinkled on my favorite, no-name iridescent glitter.  The "o" in the word "holidays" was just begging for a ruby rhinestone.
I am entering the card in these challenges:
I wish you all a belated Happy World Cardmaking Day!  I was busy the whole weekend and was not able to participate.  Hope you made lots of fun stuff!

Happy Stamping,


Stamps:  Seasonal Poinsettia by MFP
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Other:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug Holly and Ribbons embossing folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlit die, dimensionals, ribbons, red rhinestone, Zig Two-Way Glue Pen, iridescent glitter, SU buttons, red thread & needle, Aleene's Tacky glue, clothespins and lots of patience!


Ann Schach said...

Adorable card! I love the embossing and the bling!

Marisa said...

Fun bows - even if they were a nuisance to make! Love the sparkle around the sentiment panel and the bling in the "o" of holidays. The white cards stands out much better in the dark background as the edges get defined. Wonderfully done :)

Bonnie said...

What a creative idea Colleen! I think I'll be CASEing it soon.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Colleen - this is fabulous! So elegant~~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Virgo5 said...

What a great card! Love the way you used the ribbon and bottons!
Thanks for playibng with Speedy's friends!

redwasher1 said...

Wonderful card. Love the CAS look to it and thanks for the tip on using clothes pins. Clever!
Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy's Friends!

Joanne Travis said...

SO gorgeous!! Your ribbon treatment is perfection!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS and sharp.....truly dramatic.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how cute! This is adorable!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is fantastic, Colleen!! I'm so glad you got to use your new Seasonal Poinsettias set. That sentiment looks so classy with your layout. And I LOVE how you added bling to "O"--great idea! I've had to wrestle glue-y ribbons into bows with clothespins, too. And you are absolutely right--patience and double-checking to make sure that the pins don't stick are definitely required. Great job with the buttons and bows!! [PS I love fonts, too ;) ]

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun buttons and bows holiday card, Colleen!!

Thanks for sharing it in Speedy's challenge this week!!

Cards by Gina said...

Buttons and bows--what could be better? Great card for the holidays! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love all the white and those darling bows -- what a GREAT card! So glad you played the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

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