Tie a Bow for Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  Here we are at another Thursday already!  Where does this time thing go?!  I’m trying to embrace Spring for as long as possible.

Today starts a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and this week we’d like to see your “Tie a Bow” creations!  I am a huge fan of ribbon and have WAY too much that I could never possibly use it all in my life time!  LOL!  How about you?  Do you have a big ribbon stash too?


So does it feel like we are at the salon?  She’s fashioning her “new do” which I think would be so fun to go have a spa day with mom or your favorite female person, right?!

The sponsor for this week’s challenge over at Cute Card Thursday is All Dressed Up Stamps and I have used this cute image from the store called “New Hair Do” for my card today.  Now although she does already have a bow tied to her hair, I thought this was a good opportunity for me to pull out some of my ribbon and actually tie a bow!  I thought this image would make for a wonderful feminine/mother’s day card too.

I started out by white heat embossing a piece of purple cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Background stamp called Flower Explosion.  The sentiment on the black banner was also white heat embossed and placed over the design right above the “mom” sentiment that was die cut with silver mirror cardstock.  I layered the purple embossed panel over a piece of black cardstock.

I ran a piece of white organdy ribbon around the two layers and then added the oval cut image panels onto the card front.  I added the tied bow with the organdy ribbon off to the right side and then layered another bow I tied with some silver cord and then topped that with a pearl accent.  All of these layered were attached to a 5″ square white top folding card base.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring of the image.  I’ve used Copic markers to color her in with and brushed some Wink of Stella over her bow.  (Which is hard to see of course!)  I’ve also taken some tiny pearls and randomly added them to her hair.

The ovals were cut out with the Tonic Studios Basic Oval dies and then I also sponged some Tumbled Glass distress ink around the edges of the scallop image panel before attaching it to the black oval panel.


By the way, I have chosen the color theme purple for my card today as it’s my favorite color.  I have actually used many of my favorite items for this card, so I hope you’ve enjoyed it too!  (purple, ribbon, metallic, heat embossing, die cut sentiment, Copic coloring, pearls, florals, background stamps…I have too many favorites! LOL!)   Do you have lots of favorites too?

Please be sure to hop on over to the Cute Card Thursday blog and have a look at the inspiration from the design team and be sure to play along with us for a chance to win something from our wonderful sponsor!  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  Thanks for dropping in!  I’ll be back soon with some fun pics!


  1.  All Dressed Up Challenge – (April) Anything Goes + ADU image
  2. All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge – ADU image + use favorite color(s) (purple)
  3. Always Fun – #109 Female/Mom
  4. Crafting By Designs – Girls
  5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – For a Special Lady
  6. The House That Stamps Built – Tic Tac Toe M819 (I used first across:  Moms, Black & one color, gems or pearls) or (Diagonal:  Moms, Shimmer or Sparkle & Die Cuts)m819

23 thoughts on “Tie a Bow for Cute Card Thursday

  1. So beautiful, darling image and design, a spa day would be fun. I like how you used the Repeat Impressions background stamp and glad you joined our challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you Donna! Sorry, I didn’t use a RI stamp, it is a SSS background stamp. I hope I can still play in the challenge. HUGS


    2. Cute as can be! She looks like she could hop right off that card! Beautifully done, as always!!!


    3. Don’t worry, Vicki! Using an RI stamp is NOT a requirement to play in our challenge. This is sooooo gorgeous!!! Your coloring is stunning and I love your bow with the addition of the little silver one and the pearl! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  2. So very pretty and yes, it’d be great for a spa day. Any mom would love it. Love the background and that wonderful All Dressed Up image.


  3. WOW Vicki this is stunning!! What a sweet image and your coloring is absolutely gorgeous, the added pearls to her hair are so cute and I LOVE that SSS background stamp, I will be adding that to my wish list for sure, it’s beautiful!
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. Gorgeous card Vicki and beautifully coloured image love the bow and brilliant embossed background-i don’t know about Spring think we have skipped Summer and Autumn and straight back to Winter!!!
    Carol x


  5. Wow! Not only am I deeply appreciative of your impeccable coloring, Vicki, but those tiny lines in her shirt have me in awe! You are a fantastic colorist! I know I say it every time, but your style of coloring brings out the sweetness and beauty in every creation! Gorgeous card! hugs, de


  6. Beautiful card Vicki..your image is gorgeous and colouring is FABulous,love your background and the ribbon and I love the sprinkling of pearls in her hair.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  7. Love how you coloured the super cute image and what a fabulous card and yes a spa day would be fabulous x I have loads of ribbon but don’t often use it x.


  8. Mom is going to enjoy this sweet and fun card! Love the colors and cute image, and I have my hand raised for a ribbon stash to compete with the best of them! Sadly, I rarely use it anymore because it amps up the postage on cards I mail! Happy Mother’s day!


  9. Oh Vicki this is soooooooo beautiful. Of course your colour choice is perfect (my favourite) and I swoon every time seeing your colouring skills. Gorgeous background, beautiful ribbon and that silver sentiment making this stunning!


  10. Soo adorable
    I love always your coloring
    I just join Cute Card Thursday and want to visit you after that
    this lady is coloring so beautifully
    and purple always my fav color adorable BG
    lovely ribbon
    I love all on this card
    see you maybe around sweet Vicki


  11. Your card is amazing! I love how beautifully you colored her face! I know they are hard to do so great job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT


  12. This is so pretty Vicki. Love the lavender palette and your colouring is lovely, I especially like the way you did her hair. It’s a great card.
    Thank you for joining us at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and I hope you come back again.
    Marilyn S


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