Monday, March 2, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot Bows Challenge







I'm so excited about my first challenge as a Design Team member at The Cuttlebug Spot. This week Nilda chose bows. I tried to stretch myself and make the entire card using the Cuttlebug since I've been investing in lots of new folders and dies so I'm proud to say that with the exception of cutting the mat layers that's what I did. The style is a tent topper that I learned from my friend and BBTB DT sister DeeDee (be sure to check out her BLOG, she's awesome) and both the scalloped and regular ovals for that were done with my Nesties, the top one cuttled with my Swiss dots folder. The green background is cuttled with flower folder from the With Gratitude Cuttlebug set and the Thanks and small pink flowers are cuts from that set as well. The larger flowers and leaves are from the Shapeabilities Sunflower 2 set. Besides cutting and embossing you can use these dies as stencils. Before embossing I used my metallic gel pens to give them some detail and bling. I added small button centers to the pink flowers (because I missed last week's challenge and I thought they were cute) and popped the entire bouquet for dimension. Finally, the DMC floss stems are tied up with a big bow that inspired my entire color scheme. I hope you'll visit The Cuttlebug Spot to view the fabulous creations the other designers came up with and invite you to play along.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my GOSH! This card is gorgeous... your design is amazing..love those flowers and the colors and everything...
    I just added your blog to my inpirational blogs list.
    I am very proud to be yout teammate too. HUGS...SK :)

    My new blog:
    www.scraps4fun.com

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  2. Well, if this card doesn't give you spring fever nothing will! Absolutely fabulous! Love those colors!

    (-: Heidi

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  3. Oh dang girlie, this is lovely! WOW! You are so GOOD! BTW...I tagged you on my blog for some photo fun! HUGS!

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  4. WOW! That's gorgeous! I bet that got you feeling better. I'm glad to hear your feeling better. It's awful when your sick!

    Congrats on the Cutting Cafe DT too. Well deserved!

    You rock!

    ChrissyC

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  5. Oh my GOSH!!! I love that card! You are so creative!!

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  6. This is just gorgeous Donna, I love that ribbon you used for the huge bow, the perfect finishing touch to a wonderful design.
    hugs
    En xx

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  7. Donna, this card is delightful!! I love the bright colors and the bow is stunning --- big and fluffy!

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  8. Gorgesous, Donna!!! Love those flowers!!

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  9. WOW! Your card is gorgeous, I love the colors and the design and the bow is beautiful! TFS!

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  10. WOW!!! this is amazing! WOW!!!

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  11. I LOVE this card....it's my very favorite you've done. I hope it's okay that I scraplifted the design :) I posted a link to your original on my blog =)

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  12. Simply gorgeous! I think the colors in your bow are wonderful.

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  13. The colors are flowers are just stunning.

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  14. so springy and cute!
    Great job!

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Thanks for making my day!