Big Beautiful Bow

Big Beautiful Bow

Morning all!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards with the oh so popular Big Beautiful Bow die set from The Greetery, which was restocked just yesterday along with a few other festive favourites.

If you watched the Intro video that Betsy created for this die set, you'll have seen that you can easily make two cards in one go by cutting the bow elements from two coordinating shades of cardstock and swapping over the layered details when you assemble the bows.

I chose forest green and fern green for my bows and found a great colour to pair them with: pale pink.

I ran the two pink panels through my die cutting machine with the Herringbone Parquet die and splattered the background panels with copper metallic paint for extra sparkle.

For a touch of greenery, I grabbed the Big Branches Eucalyptus dies (released last year) and the new BotaniCuts Juniper dies.

Any of The Greetery's Big Branches would work perfectly here. They were originally designed with festive gift wrapping in mind, but the larger size is great for filling the blank space on cards, and you can cut the branches to the length you need to pop behind the bow.

For each card, I cut two of everything in the greenery sets I used.

I blended some green ink on the eucalyptus branches and splattered them with white paint.

For the juniper branches, I found a nice and dark pine green cardstock in my stash and splattered the branches with pearlescent white paint. I cut the berries from cream cardstock and added Clear Rock Candy glitter for a touch of wintry sparkle.

Top tip: Save time by cutting and prepping all the greenery first, so that the paint splatters, glitter and glue are all well and truly dry before you start assembling everything.

The tags from the Big Beautiful Bow set are cut from cream cardstock and stamped with sentiments from the Sentiment Suite: Christmas stamp set, which I find super handy for little tags like these.

The tags have silver thread tied to them and are attached under the knot of the bow.

And there we have it, two cards with a slightly different look - but full of festive charm.

Until next time, happy crafting!

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