Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Frills and Flowers and Buttons and Bows!!

 You might get a clue from the "old" song lyric at what the challenge is but I'll explain it just the same  Shopping Our Stash is creating with  "old school" favourites like... Buttons, ribbons, brads,  eyelets something you haven't done in a long while.  I looked through some of my cards and realized I haven't used ribbon in "gasp" over a year and I have no clue why not I have two buckets of ribbon, it all needs re-oranizing. So I picked a 11 inch scrap to use for my card. 

I love this Gina Marie wreath die and use it a lot, in fact made one not long ago in Blue and Silver and I knew I wanted to make a few more in other colours to boost my holiday stash. So other than the ribbon the rhinestone brad is ancient and I found the tutorial on how to make the bow HERE.  The patternd paper is also years old, not sure where I got it or the make it was a package deal. 

Close up look at the bow and brad. 

Finished the inside of the 5 1/2 inch square card with a favourite Hero Arts sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today and get out your "old school" stuff and make us a card. Don't forget to check out the Main Blog to see some fabulous old school  "embellies."


dj said...

Bows are back!! At least for this challenge!! What great inspiration to have offered to those who decide to play along with our new Buttons/Bows Challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! #SOS483

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is an absolute beauty, Barb! Love the metallic wreath and gorgeous background paper! The bow is fabulous! I never seem to use my ribbon any more as the bows end up being too bulky for mailing, so I'm preferring to die-cut my bows. So I have tons and tons of ribbon going unused! Oh look, the sun just came out! Yay! Have a wonderful day, my friend, and please give Toto a cuddle from me, and a meow from Honeydew!

AlisonC said...

This is so pretty, I love the layered look and the colours and that gorgeous ribbon is the perfect touch. So sumptuous. x