As feminine as my cards tend to be I'm usually not a buttons and bows kinda' girl but I still managed to have loads of fun creating this card. I decided to keep both the card and envelope a bit simple to offer a light and airy sort of feeling. And can you believe there's no pink!
Let's get right to a few details about my card....to start the front features another idea I had sketched some time ago. It's inspired by the look of a corset which I find is one of the most feminine garments ever. I layered some K & Co designer paper for the background then on the top layer I cut right down the line with a decorative edge scissor and punched holes along the edges on both sides. I used a very thin paper-like ribbon to weave through then added a hat pin with a few jems and pearls, and the satin bow. For a bit of texture I added a medium width ribbon on the left side and finished it with 3 tiny buttons and a touch of the same dp behind each button using a SU punch.
The most difficult task for this card was the oval shadowbox. I used 2 cut outs from a nestie and satin ribbon on the outer and inner edges for some height. The background of the frame was created by stamping French Script then sponging heavily for a vintage feel and used the crackle effect to continue the worn, antique feel. For the finishing touch I added a butterfly adorned with pearls and a few more buttons.
Inside the theme continues with layered oval nesties and two buttons and ribbon on both sides.
Below are photos of the envelope which also continues the theme with K & Co dp edged with a neutral cardstock which I first ran through the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder.
Finally, I created a ribbon bow closure which ties in nicely with the Buttons and Bows theme.
So now it's your turn to share your fabulous Buttons and Bows creations! I'm looking forward to seeing what beauties you'll all create! Be sure to flutter on over to the rest of the DT's blogs for more inspiration. Just click on their names on my sidebar to get right to their blogs. Have a wonderful week!