I just love the new Dusty Miller Square and Dusty Miller Corner dies. They are just so versatile. I tend to stick with 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ square cards though and the corners were just a little too big. This was easily remedied by snipping them where the to parts meet up and layering them. They then became just the right size for this card.
My card design is pretty straight forward. I created a piece of background paper using Distress Inks in old paper, antique linen and frayed burlap. That was layered on a piece of dark brown and then I added my die cuts.
Next I added a layered strip of ribbon using Turftan Brown Delicated Stitched Satin Ribbon topped with Gold and Copper Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon and secured it on the back of the large dark brown base. Then I added a layer of natural mulberry paper with torn edges. That was then adhered to my card base.
I stamped my sentiment on to a piece of the Distress Ink paper and cut with the Vintage Bracket Shape die set, added a layer of kraft card stock and then backed with brown mulberry paper. This was then added to the card over the ribbon using foam tape for some dimension.
My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Raw Silk and Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I added an Antique Bronze Vintage Flower Charm to the bow center.
For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #199 – Anything Goes with Twist of Monochrome
Word Art Wednesday #292/293 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #184 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #169 – Anything Goes
Make my Monday #51 – Monochromatic
Dragonfly Dreams – July Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #7 – July Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #85 – Vintage/Shabby Chic
A Vintage Journey – All Squared Up
Crafting with Friends #48 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #198 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #70 – Anything Goes with Dies
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold and Copper Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp: Inspired by Stamping Words of Inspiration set
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink Old Paper, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives: Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, E6000
16mm Antique Bronze Vintage Flower Charm
Natural and Brown Mulberry Paper