Being that today is the 4th Tuesday in the month, it's my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ. This month we all shared a fancy fold card. I used this adorable image by Di's Digi named Hello Butterfly. For those of you surrounded by snow, I hope my card makes your toes feel warmer.
I don't make many fancy fold cards so this was my attempt. The paper is by Doodlebug, the fence die is by Magnolia; the cloud die is by Die-Namics, and the sentiment die is by Cheery Lynn. The flowers (and I added tiny rhinestones in the middle of each one) and leaves (I painted over each with my Wink of Stella green pen) are miscellaneous punches and the grass die is by Memory Box and was cut 4 times in 4 different green papers (yes, the grass is very lush!). Below is a side view so you can see my fold and how I layered my card with the fence on top of the flower paper, 4 layers of grass with the flowers and then the back layer was my image.
And here's a close up of this adorable Di's Digi image. I colored my image with Copics, but this time I used a different paper and am disappointed with it. My usual paper, Neenah Super Smooth, didn't bleed like this paper did. I really did color within the lines, honest! So, I'm off to purchase more of my Neenah.
And I HAVE to show off my bow. I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and made this very pretty bow with it. I added this cute orange enameled metal butterfly with a piece of embroidery thread. I love embroidery thread since it comes in so many different colors and is easy to tie a bow, unlike some of the wax coated threads. I thread embroidery thread in all my buttons, too (on other cards).
I don't do many CAS cards and enjoy this type of cardmaking with the many layers and embellishments. I'm not sure why, but I think getting really involved in making a fussy card is what helps de-compress me from work and other things that weigh on my mind.
Since this is the 4th and last Tuesday of the month and our challenge is monthly, guess what...you need to get your cards posted on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog where the topic is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW this week by February 28. I hope you'll join in since the prize is a reel of ribbon and who doesn't want a reel a ribbon!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner (tic-tac-toe: rhinestones/flowers/ribbon), 4 Crafty Chicks, Sister Act, Di's Digi Designs, As You Like It, Inspiration Destination, Lacy Sunshine, Crafts Galore Encore, 613 Avenue Create, Come And Get It, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Corrosive Challenges, Artistic Inspirations, Party Time Tuesdays, Scrap-Creations (bingo: Flowers/Diecuts/Digi Image), Creative Moments, Crafting for All Seasons, Simply Create Too, Love to Scrap, Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Cuttin' and Stampin', Fussy and Fancy (tic-tac-toe: Charm/Ribbon/Sparkle), Crafty Calendar, Bunny Zoe's, Scrappers Delights, Crafty Boots, Whimsy Inspires, Art by Miran, We Do Doobadoo, My Creative Moments, Cheery Lynn Designs