After getting this card on my blog and working on the post, I noticed the photo of my card is slightly crooked and because I layered the inside with the same papers, the front doesn't sit flat against the back of the card. By doing that, it makes my jewels across the card, under the image, look crooked, too. But the card is square and the jewel strips are straight. You can see from the shadow on the bottom of the card that the left side of the card isn't flat. Sigh. Why is it that I see these mistakes AFTER it's too late to re-photograph and still be on time with my post?! I therefore, apologize to anyone who gets a headache from looking at a crooked photograph. ;)
I used a new image I got this month from Lili of the Valley (one of my favorite companies) and the diecut around my image and directly behind my image are by Spellbinders and I've used them numerous times. My sentiment is by Cardz TV and I used a Stampin' Up punch to cut it out. And a close-up of my image. I used adhesive jewel trim (isn't it awesome...sparkly and shiny!) and then sprinkled Warm Glitter Ritz over it because the adhesive is shiny and I could see it between the jewels--if you look close you can see the glitter shine between the jewels. I used flat back dark green pearls in the corners and four sugared gold tone jewels on the Spellbinders diecut; the pearls and jewels are from Queen & Co. (my favorite embellishment company).
What do you think of my bow? Here's a close up of it that I made with my handy dandy Craft-Dee Bowz tool. You think I'm kidding, right? I'm not! This little bow maker is awesome and for someone like me who has made bows by hand and even resorted to having hubby Tim make me a 'bow maker' with a 2x4 and 2 of the 6" nails (with the heads sanded off) pounded into the wood, then you know I'm serious about bows. I like pretty bows that are looped nice and I think I've found how to do that with my new tool.
This ribbon was a little more stiff than the satins and silks I'm used to, but then again, because it was a little more stiff, it made a great bow. It holds it's shape so nice and it cut wonderfully. My stickpins went right through the center of the bow with no problem and I glued the pretty white rose in the center. Are you wondering what the clear tips are that I put on the end of my stick pins? I purchased them at Michael's or JoAnn's, in the bead section. They're actually considered "earring backs" but if you don't push the pin all the way through, they're wonderful to protect whoever handles the card from the sharp tip! In this photo, you can actually see the Warm Glitter Ritz between the jewels where the bottom of the bow is.
Well, I hope you'll join us at Craft-Dee Bowz for our challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Jelly Park, Pink Gem, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge, 613 Avenue Create, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Pile It On, Addicted to Stamps, Weekly Christmas Card Challenge, Glitter n Sparkle, Robyn's Fetish, That Craft Place, Whoopsi Daisy, Ooh La La Creations, Melon Headz Friends, Blessings, Creative Card Crew, Penny's Challenges, Hanna and Friends, Sister Act Card Challenge, Fairytale Stamper, The Christmas Challenge, Cardmania, Divas by Design, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Stempel Magic, Sparkles Forum, Aurora Wings, Dream Valley, Fresh Brewed Designs, Inspiration Destination, Loves Rubber Stamps