Monday, August 4, 2014


I have a gazillion flower stamps, but just couldn't resist these great two-step stamp images and
matching dies just released by Lil Inker Designs!  Also love that word die...seriously! :-)  I started with the current Retrosketches Challenge for the layout and guess I took a pretty loose interpretation.  I'm also playing along with Stacy's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge with this inspiration photo and bow tie theme (photo on right).  I didn't have a single bow tie stamp, but remembered seeing a paper bow that was made using SU's oval punch.  I punched 3 ovals and wrapped two of them around my piercing tool to form the curved loops.  The ends were secured with a tiny glue dot and I also used the mini stapler from Tim Holtz to better hold it together (the button covers this up).  I cut the 3rd oval in half and V-notched each side and adhered it behind the two looped parts of the bow. Love it! 

STAMPS: Lil Inker Designs
PAPER: Authentique "Bundle" pad, Pool Party (SU)
INK: Crushed Curry, Black Licorice hybrid ink
ACCESSORIES: Large oval punch (SU), Button (SU), LID flower dies, LID seriously word die, Black pearls.

Thanks for stopping by...


Marisa said...

Your bow is brilliant, Wanda!! Must remember this! fabulous card and thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Wanda. Love the flowers and that elegant bow! The die-cut word is awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.