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Friday, November 14, 2014

A Doubled, Double Bow

Hello dear blog friends and welcome.  I am back for a visit to Craft-Dee BowZ, this time as a guest designer. This project reminded me of why I love my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker.  Using organza ribbon, I created two different sized bows that I joined together when I tied the larger bow closed, placing the smaller one in front and wrapping the center tie around both bows.  If I had attempted to do this by hand, I would probably still be working at it!  Anyway, fast and simple on this little, inexpensive tool.  The rest of the project followed the bow…

RebeccaDeeprose CDB1

I used a vintage image that I found in the public domain and printed it onto off white card stock at 45% of the original size.  Only the acorns were treated to a touch of color.  It will help if you look at the size of the image in ‘preview’, before you hit the Print button, so that you can judge the size that will work for your project.  Here’s the image for you to save onto your computer for your own use….

Count Your Blessings

You can print it in this beautiful brown or if your printer allows, adjust the color.  Since this card began with the bow, I adjusted mine to print a bit more of a greenish brown…

RebeccaDeeprose CDB2

I wanted a touch of something with a bit of contrast as an added embellishment to the bow, so I stamped some acorns and then covered the lower portions with Glossy Accents for some wonderful shine and the suggestion of a 3D shape…

RebeccaDeeprose cdb3

On top of a background panel of paper with a gauzy pattern, I used some snippets of lace, behind the sentiment panel on the left and layered over the ribbon and panel at the bottom…

RebeccaDeeprose CDB4

I love the play of textures and rich colors of autumn.  The gauzy patterned paper was mounted onto a brushed, old gold card stock and then onto the card base of cream.  What wonderful inspirations are found in the changing seasons!
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