Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bow Front Cards.

Time for a new challenge and a new set of the Alphabet over on the Butterfly Blog.We are now on the letter B.
#145 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with B for Bow Fronted  Card.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.  As usual you will find the tutorials for making these cards over on the Butterfly Blog under the tab Card Shapes. We are getting a nice collection of card shapes on there now and you are free to browse and make cards from the instructions  given.

This card uses Version I 

I am using from the wheel:
Bow Front shape Card
Theme: Buttons (real or faux).
Colour: Buttermilk
Colour: Beau Blue (is a hint of azure.)

The digital design paper is by Prima 'Sun Kiss' no 5 from Snap Click Supply Co. who are the company that the prize certificates for the winners of the Butterfly Challenge will be from. I have used faux buttons for this card and die cut three for each button and glued together to make sturdy. Finished with matching thread. The sentiment is Birthday wished by Kaisercraft. 

Aerial view showing the bow front shape.

The card opens up conventionally for a greeting to be enclosed. 

 Also folds flat for posting. 

 Entering this card into the following challenges:

My Second  card uses Version II 

I am using from the wheel:
Bow Front shape Card
Theme: Buttons (real or faux).
Colour: Buttermilk
Colour: Burgundy

This card opens up a bit like a gatefold card with a row of buttons which each side tucks under to stay closed. The right hand side is the bow front section of the card. 
I have used my beloved acetate for the aperture window.
The paper is again from Snap Click Supply Co. and is by Jodie Lee from her Rustic Shabby Papers Set. I have teamed it with burgundy cardstock.  The sentiments are by Kaisercraft. the buttons this time are real wooden ones that I coloured with my Burgundy Promarker. The butterflies are my go to Memory Box 'Pippi and Isabella'.

Aerial view showing the bow front shape.

 The card opens up conventionally for a greeting to be enclosed.

View showing the acetate window in the bow front.

  Also folds flat for posting. 

 Entering this card into the following challenges:

I have another version of this card for you which I will show you next week. 
Hope to see you over at the butterfly challenge which will again be running for 3 weeks. 

Stay safe and well.
We are not out of the woods yet!



aussie aNNie said...

Magnifique cards so classy. xx

Sandra H said...

What a lovely design Mrs A you have created absolutely stunning cards enjoy your day x

dutchess said...

Two great shaped cards the rich colours on the second one....take care xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic examples of bow fronted cards Valery Anne.

Sue xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning. I just love that design it is fabulous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

Ooh I do like this shape- both versions! It adds interest and dimension without being too fussy- both cards are very elegant- love the button closures too Thanks for the inspiration.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

These are really pretty. You won't be surprised to know I really love the first one ;) x

Margreet said...

Great shaped cards with fab DP.
xxx Margreet

Viv said...

Hope the shoulder is better.
Lovely cards Mrs A. xx

Mac Mable said...

Creative, unique and fabulous and both are so very pretty x.

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous, love the papers and designs.
Linda xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous designs love the butterfly paper on the second card
Carol x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh your cards are stunning, I recognised the Jodie Lee Papers straight away!!!! Hope to get crafty this weekend!!! I hope your shoulder is better than it was before. Sending Hugs, Hazelxx

cuilliesocks said...

How beautiful Valery, I love the shape of the cards and the papers are gorgeous, I'm drawn to the second card, I love the colours.
I hope your shoulder is feeling much better now, Kate x

Kathleen said...

What gorgeous background papers and a great colour mix of the lovely shaped card, lovely sentiment too.

Kath x

Donna said...

What beautiful cards and such a unique fold, it is awesome Mrs. A! I hope your shoulder is on the mend.

lichazul said...

Absolut stunning cards Valery👏👏👏👏
Congrats , beautiful design👍
Great colors😊
Hugs and hope you shoulder Is much better

scrAPpamondo said...

Two elegant cards, so pretty! Love the effect of the bow front folding and the second one is just stunning and classy with the touch of acetate!!

Di said...

Fabulous cards!Hope you're not melting in this heat!


Di xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great cards Valery. You always come up with such brilliant folds. Have a lovely crafty weekend. Big hugs, Angela xXx