Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge!

April and warmer weather are finally here and we at Craft-Dee BowZ are celebrating with a new monthly challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

My Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge inspiration is an Easter card for my dear mother.  Hopefully, she will already have it in hand when this post goes live.  
  
"Happy Easter"

We are playing with ombre colors this month at CDBZ and the papers I received in my DT product had a great selection of patterns with blended colors.  When I started this card, I thought that it was "too busy" with all of the different colors and patterns, but when it was done, everything pulled together and I was delighted with the end result.

I love the dimension on this card created by using layers and pop dots.  The ironwork window is one of my favorite die-cuts.  I used the clear cellophane wrapper from the sticker package as the glass behind the ironwork. The cross is behind the window while the lilies are in front of it on top of the window frame.  The window is matted with a lattice design which is also matted with several different colors of patterned paper.   The "Happy Easter" sentiment is stamped on a die-cut tag and added across the top. 

I created the ombre ribbon by using 3 different colors of distress ink over a piece of ivory ribbon.  Starting with the lightest color, I blended each color into the next color.  The bow was the perfect "pop of color" and so easy to create with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.

Featured Product

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
 CloseTo My Heart Ink - Garden Green
EK Success Sticker Embellishments - Cross, Lilies
Memory Box Grand Gothic Ironwork
Memory Box Grand Gothic Window
Ranger Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick
Ribbon with Satin Edge (DT Product)
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Stampin' Up Sentiment - Happy Easter
Studio Calico Snippets Paper Collection (DT product)
Taylored Expressions Lattice Cutting Plate

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! 

Please hop on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and share your creative inspiration with us.  Just click on the monthly challenge link at the top of the blog.  The challenge is always, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".


5 comments:

Jenny Alia said...

Beautiful Vicki! I love the colors and layering.

Gail said...

This is gorgeous. What a fabulous bow and the color of that ribbon is so perfect for the card. Orange is such a tough color to use at times and you pulled it off masterfully! This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! Hugs, Gail

wendipooh13 said...

so pretty!!! Just LOVE the bow!!!!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning card! I love the mix of patterned papers. The way you layered the die-cuts is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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