Tuesday 29 May 2012

Merci BOW-coup--CFC54

My new BOW-die from Lil' Inker arrived today, and I could not resist making up a few.  I just love dies that result in a dimensional item!
The perforated detail on these bows looks just like stitching, and they go together with just a few Glue-dots. You can also cut them out of felt (see Debby Hughes' example HERE), and I bet they'd work with fabric backed with iron-on stiffener.

That made me think of a bow-tie, and that reminded me of this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays: a masculine card using designer paper.

I have already submitted one item for this week's challenge, but that bow-tie was just so appealing. I had seen a man's shirt (black-tie, another gorgeous Debby Hughes creation) done using the Bow Die and because we speak French here in Canada, this idea was born:

How perfect is that punny sentiment!?
The stamp is from a French "thank-you set" by Close to My Heart.  Striped DPs are "Cherry-O," also from Close to My Heart.  Some old shirt buttons and pen-stitching completed this shirt-front.

One more view of that dashing dimensional BOW...


  1. OH wow wow wow!!! What a very clever idea, Caroline! My bow dies turned up this week and hope to play with them weekend!

    Mary x

  2. So, so clever! Love the shirt and tie! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. This is perfect! Your patterned paper really makes your card feel like a shirt! Wow! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. It's so fun to see you using the LID bow dies, Caroline! I adore your dressed-up card!

  5. You know I had to go buy this die after I saw your card! Too cute!!!

  6. This is really cute!! Those bows are just the cutest aren't they!?


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