Today, when I should have been mowing the lawn, I went into my stamp room and made a card. I feel a little guilty, but I got a bunch of new stuff yesterday and I needed to try some of it out! The lawn will still be there tomorrow, after all. Not to mention that Hand Stamped Sentiments has a really cool color challenge this week and I didn't want to forget to participate. Paired with the latest retro sketch I think I made a pretty card.
I used a little old and a little new with this card. The Daffodil Delight DSP is from Beyond the Garden and that beautiful flower is from the new Stippled Blossoms. I was pretty sure that flower would look fabulous in yellow and I was right! I'm a little excited about my bow. I think it looks nice and I have a new gadget to make them.
I'm a huge fan of ribbon and bows on my cards, I'm just not a huge fan of making bows. I am able to make a half-way decent one and some of my blogging friends have generously given me tips and tricks to make me better at it. I've got the Bow Easy, but I don't like using it because I think the "fingers" should be longer so that there's less chance the ribbon slips off it. I have this huge wooden bow maker that I bought years ago for tying ribbons on my Christmas packages and I realized that what I really wanted was a smaller version of that. So today, I went down cellar and made this from a scrap of walnut (so fancy!) and dowels.
I've seen other similar bow makers for sale on other's blogs, but I'm cheap and I've got a cellar full of wood and figured it would be pretty easy to put together. So far I like it. It's super simple to use and the dowels move around so I can make different sized bows. Yay me!
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