I used a Martha Stewart Punch set for the shape of my card, the view master die is by Little Darlings and the die around my image is by Cheery Lynn and I used my Cuttlebug with my dies. I used a round punch on my Whimsy sentiment. The paper in the background...well, it wasn't colored so vibrantly so I took my markers and colored the flowers to match my card colors. The lace and cream pleated ribbon is from my stash, as are the pearls. I recently had someone over and they entered my girl cave and were slightly overwhelmed by the number of punches and flowers I've collected over the years. I'm attempting to use some of them more often and quit hoarding flowers that I think are too pretty to use!
This is an image from La-La Land that I got years ago while taking my Copic class at 7 Kids College Fund with Suzanne Dean. Thank you, Suzanne, for the lesson you taught us using this image!
I have a tip about shading around your image. If you're fussy cutting out your image but want to shade behind it, what I did was lightly trace around my fussy cut image and then inked around my pencil line with my finger dauber. Then I colored her and adhered her to the oval.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid and I Am Roses. The leaf punch and embosser set if by Nellie Snellen. I added a little glitter by Hero Arts on the edges of my flowers using my Zig glue pen. I have to admit to being a die hard fan of 'fine' loose glitter and have all kinds from many companies. I only wished it photographed as nice as it is in person.
This gorgeous bow is made with ribbon provided to me by Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make the bow and it came out just perfect. This little bow making tool is fabulous and I'm so happy with the excellent bows I'm now making!
The team at Craft-Dee BowZ has made some awesome creations to inspire you to join the June challenge. As usual, we will have a new post for you each Tuesday along with the blog hop on June 11. I hope you'll join us this month and don't forget to put a handmade bow on your creation!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown, FanTastic Tuesday, Clear It Out, 7 Kids College Fund, Penny's Challenges, Aud Sentiments, Crafting With an Attitude, Simply Papercrafts for All Occasions, Sister Act, Penny Black and More, PolkaDoodles, Artistic Inspirations, Inky Chicks, Top Tip Tuesday, Cuttlebugmania, Crazy Challenge, TimbroScrapMania, Pink Gem Challenge, Lacy Sunshine Challenge (tic-tac-toe: ribbon/diecuts/flowers)