Friday, March 3, 2017

Bodacious Bow Birthday

While browsing through my die collection, I found a set that I have not used in a very long time and one die that has never been used. I thought they would coordinate nicely together on a card.
The older die set was used to cut everything except the bow and the card base. The bow was cut with the newer die. The card base was cut and folded to create a type of easel card. The taupe layer was adhered with foam tape for dimension. The pink elements were heat embossed with clear powder to give them an elegant shine.
The pearls were added to the center of the bow. The sentiment piece was popped up with foam tape and decorated with pearls to provide a stop for the easel card. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and stamped with "... on your birthday."
The card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Dragonfly Journeys #86
    (Theme: Bows)

2. Seize the Birthday
    (Birthday Theme: Anything Goes)

3. Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #258

4. Happy Little Stampers March Challenge (Theme: Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, heat embossing, fun fold
Size: A6 (4.75" x 6.5")

Stamp set: Crafter's Companion "Sentiments #1 - Downton Abbey Collection "
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, White Vellum
Dies: Spellbinders "Resplendent Rectangles" & Crafter's Companion "Delicate Bow - Downton Abbey Collection"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Basic Pearls and clear embossing powder


  1. Just beautiful Melanie! The layered frames are fantastic and that bow is stunning! Great colors too! :)

  2. So beautiful! I love the big bow with all the beautiful cut-outs and that it's an easel card. What a wonderful way to show it off. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Stunning card...fantastic dies and design layout. Wow.

  4. Hi Melanie! This is just gorgeous and what a fabulous die cut! I love to see fellow Arizonans join my challenges too. Thanks so much for joining my Bodacious Bows blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  5. Love your dies! Adds lot of interest to your card! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


  6. Those die cuts make such a nice frame for that gorgeous bow. The pearls add such a glamorous touch!