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Curtain Call: Bow Tie Card using Inlaid Die Cutting

by May Park-
Happy Friday! Today I’m excited to share a card that I made for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge as a guest designer. Waffle Flower Crafts is sponsoring the challenge, and a randomly selected participant will win a stamp set of their choice from Waffle Flower Crafts.
Now that is something worth playing for, so be sure to head on over and link up your creation. Here is the inspirational picture for you:
bow tie
I love mint green, yellow, and grey in the photo! The color combination is really pretty but unique. I also love the linen texture from the bow, too. Without further ado, here is my take on the challenge:


I drew from the theme and colors to come up with my card. Then I created some bow background using the Bowtiful Die Set from Waffle Flower Crafts. Honestly, grey is not my go-to color, but I recently bought some 3 shades of grey cardstock from Simon Say Stamp, and I wanted to try them out. I layered a piece of black cardstock behind the bow panel in a way to add a little interest and to bring out the black accents in the design.

DSC_6986-2This is a close up at an angle, so you can hopefully see all the dimensions. Can you notice the texture from the white panel? I used some calligraphy paper to achieve the linen feeling from the bow in the inspiration photo. The tiny heart in the middle of bow looks so cute! What do you think? (By the way, I’m linking this up to CAS-ual Fridays #134 challenge: Black,White,Gray.)


This is a step-by-step photo tutorial on how I put together my card. 1)Cut a piece of white cardstock into 4.25″x5.5″. Then die cut the bows in a random pattern. 2)Adhere a piece of cardstock behind the die cut panel. Then die cut the bows out of colored cardstock. 3)Inlay the bow die-cuts into the panel. 4)Heat emboss the sentiment in white from Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set on the bow die-cut. 5)Die cut a mini circle and a heart using Tiny Heart Die. 6)Inlay the circle and heart in the middle of the bow. Then adhere the panel on the black card base using diemensional adhesive. Add the bow using dimensional adhesive.

Well, that’s all I have today. Hope you like my card and get some inspiration. Don’t forget to stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration blog for more inspiration from the talented design team. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!



  1. donna mikasa

    I love the pop of blue on your card! Thanks for joining CASual Fridays Challenge!

    22 . Aug . 2014
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  3. quilterlin

    Love this color combination, May! And that tiny heart in the center of the sentiment tie! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    04 . Aug . 2014
  4. Amy Sheffer

    Beautiful! Love the inlaid die cutting!

    02 . Aug . 2014
  5. Julia Aston

    Love how you nested the bows in the panel!

    02 . Aug . 2014
  6. kerenbaker

    Oooh- gorgeously inlaid bow ties! Love the colour combo too! x

    02 . Aug . 2014
  7. Monika/buzsy

    What a super cute card May. Love the different colors and the black bow tie as your focal point!

    01 . Aug . 2014
  8. Miriam Prantner

    Fantastic die cutting and I love how you used the little circle heart die in the center!

    01 . Aug . 2014
  9. tenianelson

    I just LURVE this card, Miss Lady!! 🙂

    01 . Aug . 2014
  10. tsurutadesigns

    Now how perfectly fun is this?! LOVE the heart center! So SWEET!
    So fun to have you playing along with us at Curtain Call!

    01 . Aug . 2014

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