A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bring on the Big, Beautiful Bows

Hello everyone! I don't know if you remember, but a few weeks ago I shared the exciting news that I had been selected to be on the Design Team at one of my favorite blogs, The Cuttlebug Spot. Well, this week is my first week! Whoo hoo! The challenge this week was to create a card using big, beautiful bows. Here is the card that I created:

I used the Cuttlebug Script folder to emboss the pink patterned paper and the Swiss Dots folder for the brown cardstock. I chose to lace up my card like a corset...a favorite look of mine. This is so easy and simple to do. I just placed eyelets (using my Crop-A-Dial) in my solid cardstock at 1" intervals. Then you begin your lacing. It is like lacing up a shoe, so really very easy to do. I used some coral-colored grosgrain ribbon for this part. Then I topped off the top with a big bow of sheer pink and brown polka dotted ribbon. I then added a safety pin and a charm to the center of my bow for some added interest. I then stamped my sentiment and used pop dots to raise it up a bit. I also decided to use my sewing machine to add some fine stitching around the perimeter of the patterned paper. Last, I used some ink to distress. This card really was very easy to do and came together in maybe 30 minutes. Why not give it a try? I promise, it is so fun! Or come on over to The Cuttlebug Spot to be inspired by more beautiful projects that involve big, beautiful bows. Then you can join us for the challenge and show us your wonderful projects! The site is:




As always, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Cuttlehugs,

Aymee

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11 comments:

Carter'smomaw said...

I love this card!!!! The colors, bow, sewing, and especially the lacing effect! Congrats again on making the DT.

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Margie said...

Yay! I'm first!! Aymee, this is fantastic! I love the laced up ribbon. Perfect choice for the bow -- it's beautiful! Love the bit of flourish on the bg!

Angela said...

Another great bow. Great colors too. Nice job with the weaving.

SCRAPS 4 FUN said...

Love how you did this card... great take on the challenge.

AUsome mom said...

Aymee....this is just fabulous! I LOVE the entire look of this. I may have to scraplift that lacing up effect. Beautiful card!!

Amy said...

I love this card and Im loving your "lacing" technique!!! Great Job

Steph said...

Aymee your card is wonderful! Love the colors and your bow is beautiful! Well done! :)

Maggie said...

Aymee such a fabulous card luv the colours :)
Maggie

Susan (peebsmama) said...

You took the bow theme to the max! Looks fab!

campbelljudy1228 said...

Aymee,
The layouts are cute. I love the Big Bow on the card. How did you get it too lace up so good? Great Job!!

Rleen said...

WOW! Aymee, your card is stunning! I love the colors and the gorgeous bow. TFS!