Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CAS Lace & Bow Gift Card Holder - HOC 'Add A Bow' Challenge

What a wonderful time away we had in Dorset last week, lovely weather, beautiful scenery, delicious food and fabulous company!  Sadly, as soon as I returned home I got poorly and have been feeling yucky for the past few days.  That means no crafting for me in over a week so I've been itching to get inky but not feeling perky enough to make anything other than simple and quick!  When I saw the House of Cards 'Add a Bow' challenge I decided I'd make a CAS card for the challenge - perfect to ease me back into crafting again.

Bows often make me think of gifts so I decided I would make a gift card holder.  Lace is a great accompaniment to a bow so after die cutting the ornate card shape I stamped my new SU! 'I Love Lace' stamp onto the card front.  I die cut and embossed the ribbon and bow shapes, attached the bow to the ribbon strip and finished off with a circle dazzler.  

Using the card front die I cut a piece of white CS, stamped the lace onto it, trimmed it to size, applied glue just at the bottom and sides and adhered it inside the card so it forms a pocket that I can slide a gift card or money into.  I stamped the sentiment and added a line above the pocket with a black marker.

 The envelope front was decorated simply with some stamped lace and a black marker line.

Just some simple die cutting and stamping but that's me done in for the day, I'm now off to slob on the sofa and watch Netflix!

Stamps: SU! 'I Love Lace' background stamp, SU! 'Made for You' set
CS: IndigoBlu white Perfect Stamping Card, SU! Basic Black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Basic Black marker
Tools: Sizzix 'Card Fronts A2, Eyelet & Ornate' Bigx XL die, Creative Expressions Finishing Touches 'Classic 3D Bow' die set
Embellishments & accessories: Creative Expressions Small Circle Dazzler, glue dot

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MRS DUCK said...

Hi Ruth
Super creation. Love the pattern.
Thanks for joining in at HOC.

Pat Couder said...

Perfect stamping ....simple but very elegant. Thank you for sharing your card with us at HOC! Pat x

Judy V said...

Hi Ruth! Hope you're feeling better. Love the stamped lace on this card and such a gorgeous bow! So glad you shared at House of Cards!

sue t. said...

Ruth- first you are missed! Second I love love love your card. CAS as well as classy and elegant! Welcome back to House of Cards!

Cornelia W said...

Such perfect stamping, Ruth and that bow - perfection! Great to see you playing with us at HOC again. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

Mynn xx said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. Ruth, this is STUNNING! I LOVE the monochrome and I adore the elegant feel--this is amazing! Miss you! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Pia S said...

This is really elegant, Ruth! I love how everything matches - the front, the inside and envelope. Nice work!

Donna Nuce said...

This is a gorgeous card Ruth! I love the lace look. So elegant.
Have a great day and thanks for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge blog.

Anita said...

Hey friend, I miss you. This is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty. I like how you finished the inside as well as the lovely envelope!

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :)

House of Cards DT

Ang said...

Wow, this is just stunning. So elegant.

Thanks for joining us at HOC

Merethe Arstein said...

This was just simply ELEGANT. Showing the rule of "Less is more" once again is true. LOVE IT. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

Ma :)
House of Cards DT

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