Saturday 5 May 2012

Big Stripey Purple Bow

Hi Bloggers,

Today I'm sharing a card that I didn't get time to demo on Thursday. It features a big bow made with Ivory/Purple Grosgrain Ribbon - my fave of the striped grossgrains.

I ran a piece of milk card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Hearts M-Bossabilities Folder. I inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinder Angle Approach Cut, Fold and Tuck dies out of purple card and did the folding as per the instructions on the pack.

I stamped my sentiment from the Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a motif from the Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs Die Set and inked with Dusty Concord while still in the die. I cut another motif out of purple card that was slightly lighter than the one I used for the Angle Approach.

I cut 2 borders out of purple felt using the Spellbinders Moroccan Accents Die Set. I ran some 12mm Super Sticky Tape along the bottom of one of the borders and started to make a flower as per Sue's Ribbon Flower Tutorial. When I had used up all of the first border, I added some super sticky tape to the other felt border and continued adding that to my flower. Once finished I cut off the excess rolled-up tape. I cut the tag accent out of the same die set out of green card and used this as my 'leaves'.

I cut 2 tiny stars from the Moroccan Accents Die set out of purple card and added a dot of Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl Pearlescent PVA in the centres of each one.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Golden Pearl PVA around the edges.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia

    Times does fly on C&C but this card is lovely and you go into detail and explain every step that makes it easy for me to imagine I can make these cards.


  2. Lovely card must get the moroccan dies set they are on my wish list .Melanie

  3. WOW!!! Beautiful and so elegant in it's simplicity!!

  4. Hi julia,
    Lovely card, I've got moroccan accents and will have to have a go at making the lovely flower with it.
    Have a great day
    Caz x

  5. Stunning card really like the look of this ribbon whatever the colour. love the morroccan flower at the bottom xx hazel

  6. Hi Julia, I love this card and the way you've made it..:) I'm so pleased you gave out your blog on CR&CR cos now I have yours and Sue's blog to brighten up my day...Keep up the good work..have a great day...xxxx

  7. Hi,Love the card and the felt flower.

  8. OMG! Julia this card is stunning love all the elements you've used to put it together



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