RRR Pretty Bows Challenge

Really Reasonable Ribbon Pretty Bows Challenge


Hello, Friends!

There’s a brand new challenge up on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Show us your prettiest bows in out Pretty Bow Challenge!

Kathy by Design/Vintage Beach Flapper CardOh yes!  Pretty ribbons make this card sing. Don’t you just love this gorgeous bow made with Bluebird Plaid and Ivory Burlap String? It was the perfect match for the vintage bathing suit in this Vintage Beach Flapper Girls Digital Collage from Polly’s Paper Etsy. I dug into my vast hoard of papers and found this beautiful Blue Awning paper from K & Company, which picked up on all the great vintage blues found in the project.

Pretty Bows Challenge 03I die cut a burlap seahorse and starfish to embellish the page, along with a big blue polka dot flower that I found in my stash.  I glittered it up with Diamond stickles and Prima Pearls, and surrounded it with some Petaloo Sugared blossoms.  The silver star brads are from Stampin Up.  The leaves were freehand cut from an old book.

Pretty Bows Challenge 04I love to layer on texture, so I wrapped a couple strands of white netting around the card base.  It makes me think of fish nets, and I love how it lightens up the card. To add even more texture, I put down a row of Elise Crochet lace on top of the Bluebird Plaid.  It was a little brighter white than what I wanted, so I just lightly tapped it with Vintage Photo Distress ink to make it perfectly vintage.

Pretty Bows Challenge 05This Vintage Beach Flapper just makes me want to say boop-boop-be-doop!  How does she tie such gorgeous bows, you may ask?  With my trusty Zutter-Bow-it-All tool, that’s how! It makes a perfect bow each and every time.  I loooove this tool!

Pretty Bows Challenge06I layered in more papers on the inside and stamped a quick sentiment.

Stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for more inspiration from the team, and don’t forget to link up your fabby project to the Pretty Bows Challenge at RRR.

And, if you’re interested in purchasing this card, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!





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12 thoughts on “RRR Pretty Bows Challenge

  1. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive

    Wow, Kathy, I love this fab card. I love the image, the beautiful bow and the pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing this wonderful work of art.

  2. thecobweboriumemporium

    Ohhhh Kathy … this is one of those cards which you’ve made, which totally bowls me over. The choice of colours, styles of ribbons, embellishments and … well just about everything … it all makes one totally fabulous work of heart which doesn’t just sing, it ZINGS!

    As always, I think you’re brilliant.
    Oodles of love ~ Cobs. xxx

  3. Carol

    Hi Kathy firstly happy July 4th to you and everyone. Another gorgeous masterpiece. I love the colours they are just so bright and are filled with summer energy. The design and beach picture, added with the ribbon, simply gorgeous x

  4. JudyB

    I love that vintage beach girl. Did you color just the suit in Photoshop? Those blues are so pretty and that burlap seahorse, adorable. Thanks for sharing this sweet confection with us.

  5. soozyb2013

    Grrrreat card as usual Kathy. Love these beach babes!! I MUST get some for myself for when I really begin my journey with cards. 🙂
    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to you and your family. Wishing you good food, family and friends to help you celebrate Independence Day good and proper.

  6. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, Happy 4th, enjoy an have a safe one. I just adore this card, the image is so cute, and the blue ribbon an other accents, just add more beauty…..Hugs

  7. Pamellia

    Well how perfect is that bow!! It’s like you cut a swatch from her bathing suit, well done! I love that you cut the seahorse from burlap, it’s such a great beach textile!

    Twine and mesh and lace, oh my…a big blue flower, a treat for the eye!

    See what I did there? I wrote you a little rhyme about your wonderful card! HAHA!! sending big poet hugs to you 🙂

  8. Darlene Pavlick

    Oh My Great Gingham … this is AWESOME! What a fabulous image and you’ve showcased her PERFECTLY! (No surprise here! lol) … I just love everything about this card … brought an IMMEDIATE smile to my face! WOW … where do you find the time! Fantastic my friend!

  9. Candy Colwell

    This is waaay more than a birthday card! This is a work of art! You are a master at anything that has to do with the beach! Your card is fabulous! I adore the vintage bathing beauty. The predominately blue them is gorgeous!

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