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Monday, June 22, 2015

Beautiful bride!

If you're following Craft-Dee BowZ you know that there are four Design Team members and we each have our own week to display something we've made for you. The fourth Tuesday of each month is my day to post a card to, hopefully, inspire you to join our challenge. Now the bad news is...when you see my post, that means the end of the month is near and you need to get busy and get your card posted to Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog if you want to participate in the monthly challenge! 

The challenge this month on Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.  Not difficult, right?  Well, we're a bit overachieving, as Design Team members often are, and we challenged ourselves a bit farther and this month we attempted, and succeeded, at making our cards white, cream, silver or gold, with the topic of wedding since June is known as the month for brides. Your card doesn't have a follow a challenge except that it needs to have a HANDMADE BOW.  

When you look at my card below, be ready for one of the prettiest satin bows you've ever seen. This card is 6"x6", so you can see this bow is no slouch....it's a nice size bow, very soft and because it's satin, it's got a beautiful shine to it. It also tied perfect the first time using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. If you'd like to see how I made this double looped bow, here's the video


I used this bride image by Rubbernecker and I stamped it with Versamark on heavy vellum and then embossed it with Sweet Stamps Medieval Metals embossing powder. I thought the soft brushed gold look of this embossing powder was absolutely perfect with my background paper from Wild Rose and the brushed gold solid paper also used. The image has two overlays; one for her hair and one for her bouquet...and I stamped, embossed and then colored on the back of the vellum, cut them out and overlayed them on my image. The cream paper behind the vellum is die cut with the Stitched Rectangle die by Memory Box. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and that gorgeous lace is from my stash. Below is a close-up photo so you can see the stamp and overlays even better.  Isn't she a beautiful bride?!


You're thinking: is this really Gail's card?  I mean, there's no little girl or little boy image, there's no extra flowers, and where are the pearls and rhinestones?! I tried for 'elegance' with this image. It's not easy to do when you're a bling type of person. This is the closest to CAS I've ever gotten, and CAS people are thinking: this isn't CAS! Right?  But, it is for me and I hope you like it and the bow has knocked your socks off!

Here at Craft-Dee BowZ we will be having a guest designer, Olga Moore. She will be visiting us on Friday, June 26 with a post. Please take a few minutes and visit her blog, here and check out her beautiful creations..  

You've got a few more days to get your card posted to our challenge blog at Craft-Dee BowZ and I hope you'll join us in our July challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Fab n Funky, Penny's Challenges, Inspiration Destination, Moving Along With The Times (Song:  Here Comes the Bride), C.R.A.F.T., Sister Act, Art by Miran, Paper Nest DollsCatch the Bug (Bingo: 3D object is bow/Player's choice is lace/Embossing), Allsorts Challenge, Love to Scrap, Sparkle n SprinkleCraftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Crafty Time, Craft Your Passion, One Crazy Stamper, Fresh Brewed Designs, Hiding in my Craft Room, Sugar and Betty,  Little Miss Muffet, Time Out Challenge, Craft for the Craic, Simply Papercrafts, Scrappers Delights, Dragonfly Dreams, Not Just Cards, Sweet Pea, Addicted to Stamps (Bingo: Lace/Sentiment/Ribbon), Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Fashionable Stamping, Whimsy Inspires

39 comments:

  1. Stunning- Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.
    Amy-GDT

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  2. WOW - this is fantastic, Gail - I love the way you have outlined the image with embossing powder, the lace is beautiful and that bow is stunning. It's a very elegant creation. Thank you for joining in our Gorgeous Girls challenge at Fab'n Funky.
    Alison x

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  3. A totally delightful wedding card Gail.

    Many thanks for joining in our stamping theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  4. You were going for elegant and you nailed it...that's exactly what I thought when I saw this card! I can appreciate that it's CAS for you but with the touch of lace and the super stunning bow it really doesn't need anything else to embellish the lovely image :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  5. Simply gorgeous and so elegant! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  6. Beautiful, elegant card! The embossing looks fabulous!

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  7. Beautiful design Gail, the bride is lovely and I adore your fabulous bow!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  8. Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Erin (Blog Owner)

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  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  10. So elegant, simple and absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  11. This is fabulous!
    Thank you for joining us this month at Fab N Funky! xx Jan Dt

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  12. Very elegant card! I love your bow. Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

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  13. This is fabulous a very elegant card its so classy and I love that image and fab bow love and hugs Carole x

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  14. Congrats - you have definitely caught the essence of "elegant" on your creation, simple as it may seem to you. The lace oozes elegance, as does the gold embossing of the image and vellum overlay and then the satin bow is the "cherry" on top of all else. And, with keeping the embellishments down, this would be perfect to add into their wedding scrapbook, if they so desire.

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  15. Hello,

    wow, what a dream. Your card is so wonderful. Very very nice. I love it.

    Big hugs from germany,

    Sebrina

    P.S. The jellyfish and the seahorse die are from the Magnolia DooHickey Kit.

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  16. This is really lovely Gail and I think the embossed image is perfect! I just love those soft colours that you've used. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Time (Girls, Girls, Girls) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  17. This is stunning! Love your bow and the added lace and the image is gorgeous. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  18. A beautiful wedding card, very stylish and the bow looks great! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

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  19. Wow, Gail, what a classic, elegant wedding card! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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  20. Lovely!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge!
    Monica - DT

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  21. Gail, your card is very elegant. I love this big bow and embossed image. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Eret x

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  22. Gorgeous card! Love the bow and the design! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act this week!
    Kamila DT

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  23. This is so full of beauty and grace,Gail.Love the softness of the colour palette and it's all set of beautifully with your perfect bow.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  24. Only that beautiful bride image on a beautiful wedding card could stand up to a satin bow this stunning! Gail, this card is gorgeous and a gift all by itself!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Good morning sweetie, I love this creation and the colours you have chosen :0) hugs Pops x

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  26. Beautiful card. Sure to bring a great smile to a happy couple on their special day. Pretty enough to frame. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.

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  27. Beautiful elegant card. Very Stylish and chic.

    Thanks for sharing in the Craft for the Craic challenge
    Angela

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  28. Such an elegant card you have created. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

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  29. So pretty and elegant!!! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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  30. Stunning card love the beautiful image and B.paper and gorgeous bow -love the lace too
    carol x

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  31. Thanks so much for joining us in our June Bingo Challenge, I love your project and hope you will join us again very soon!

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  32. The card is a dream!!!! Thanks for sharing at FSC!!!!

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  33. Čudovita voščilnica in krasna pentlja.

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  34. Gail, this is gorgeous!! Specially that yummy bow!! And I have to say, it definitely isn't CAS, but it IS super elegant, and I love elegance! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  35. What an elegant design Gail.

    Hugs Diane

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  36. What an elegant design Gail.

    Hugs Diane

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  37. So elegant and beautiful!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Scrapper's Delights and Good Luck!

    Hugs,
    Karen. DT.xx

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  38. Awesome. Thanks for joining in with us at Art By Mi Ran.

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  39. This is a beautiful card, love the embossed image on vellum. The bow looks amazing.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC on our 100th challenge.
    Avril xx

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