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Monday, August 18, 2014

Love my guy...

Hello bow makers!  This feels like unchartered territory for me -- I don't get to post much of my own creations since I have this spectacular design team on board.  But, unfortunately, one of our designers had to step down due to unforeseen circumstances.  We will miss you Robin.

So, with that being said, I have taken over the empty slot each month as well as subbing in for the Blog Hops in October and December.  Since our theme this month is masculine (I know!  it can be a challenge creating masculine cards!), I have created this card using lots of fun mediums.  The obvious medium is burlap.  I do so love working with burlap and have it in many colors, but the natural is my favorite.  I've wrapped raffia and bakers twine around the left edge of my burlap canvas.  The burgundy borders were created using silver peel offs which I had to color with a burgundy Copic marker.  Add a few gears, a "love" die and create a background stripe and here we have it!  I made the little bow using the raffia and twine at the same time and created a multiple loop bow which I adhered using a glue dot.






Sorry about the photo quality -- left pic shows border with peel offs and right pic shows bow with raffia and twine.

Using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is such a time saver and a no-brainer -- two precious commodities!  I hope you enjoy this little project and I welcome any comments that you care to share.  Thanks for dropping by.

Donna





8 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Donna, your card is perfect for the guy in your life. The twine bow is definitely a wonderful medium for a guy card. Love the tool charms and that burlap as well.

Anonymous said...

Lovin it! Never think of burlap- you've given me thoughts!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I absolutely love your masculine card design. I am thinking I need burlap for my card making too. This is just fantastic!

MG said...

All those little details just "make it".- like the little charm hanging from the raffia now. You are right that doing a guy card is hard, but you have shown us that it can be done AND can be fun! Thanks!

Donna Ellis said...

wow! I had not thought of using raffia like that DD, and the card is WONDERFUL! I've pinned it, of course, and enjoy the beautiful twine on the burlap. This is a fabulous men's card! hugs, oo

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous card, Donna! I love all of the detail and texture you have created!! Super!

Shirley said...

The card is perfect for a guy, Donna! and that bow is so creative! I would never have thought to do that and it is perfect for the man out there!!

vinita jain said...

Love your masculine cards with all textures and little details added!!! Perfect masculine card:)