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a simple bow x 2…

Hello everyone~ So glad you could stop by!  Today I have a card to share that I made for Craft Dee BowZ.  I wanted the pleasure of making a vintage style card that could be used for many occasions~ Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, wedding or engagement.  This one fits the bill…


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I began with a vintage image from Pion Papers and then began digging through paper scraps and bits of lace. With some more time, I would have layered more textures and papers, but time puts a rein on me…not a bad thing actually!…


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The edges of the photo were distressed and inked, then mounted on torn vellum.  Some scroll shaped appliqués had been cut from some deep bridal style trim and had been lingering in a drawer.  A piece of torn and painted cardboard was used as the base for them…


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Working with 7/8″ wide, white satin ribbon, I made two single bows on my Craft Dee BowZ tool.  This weight of satin ribbon didn’t make a double bow that I was happy with, so instead I made two seperate singles and adhered them together.  It’s often necessary to apply a little weight to the center of the bows as they dry to reduce the bulk.  A lead weight is my preferred tool!  Once dry, I glued a delicate, fabric flower over the center.  The results make me smile…


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Machine stitching is used all around this card and on many of the components.  I love the mix of colors (whites through creams) of lace along with the changes in pattern sizes.  The panel of lace that flows over the diagonal pocket is the largest pattern I used.  The lower edges were fussy cut to show off the pretty flowers.  The diagonal edge is embellished with two different lace trim scraps…nothing pretty goes to waste around here 😉

Wishing you a wonderfully creative day…


((hugs)) and Blessings,






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10 comments to a simple bow x 2…

  • Holly+Saveur

    did you get my email?
    hugs Holly.

  • This is indeed a very romantic and beautiful keepsake card … I Love the abundance of lace with your gorgeous bow … And the perfect amount of shabbiness makes this so adorable!

  • Gorgeous card Rebecca – I really like the idea of the triangle shape with the beautiful lace at the corner. Oh, and the stitching just finishes it off along with that lovely bow. Margie x

  • Oh WOW Rebecca I am smiling too! This is beautiful! Love all the lace! But then I would wouldn’t I! lol Judy x

  • Rebecca, this is so beautiful in the most vintage, elegant way. What you consider “time-constrained” would take me HOURS. The layers of lace are gorgeous, and that bow with the flower center is the perfect touch! Also love the vellum and cardboard which contrast so nicely with all the white. Brilliant piece of art!

  • Gudrun T

    So beautiful! Wonderful card in every way! I love the bow with the flowr and the vellum layer behind the image with the tears and distressing. So much to learn and enjoy from this!

  • *Angela*

    Swooooonnn! You do the most gorgeous vintage cards of all!!! Love all the textures, even though you’ve used all neutrals, theres nothing boring about it!!!! Applause, applause!

  • Absolutely divine Rebecca! Nicola x

  • Beautiful romantic card, gorgeous lace and that bow is stunning!

  • Victoria Samuels

    This is too gorgeous for words!!! Total love- that’s as close as I can get!!!