Have you ever gazed at those beautiful bows with their pretty fish tail ends and wished you could create bows like that? In today’s tutorial I will show you how to create bows just like that, without the need for any special equipment.
You Will Need
- Ribbon 70 cm
- Double Sided Tape
If you wish to create the card shown in the film
- White card stock A5
- Pearlescent card 13.5 x 10 cm (match the colour to your ribbon colour)
- Text weight paper A5 (match the colour to your ribbon colour)
- Embossing folder of your choice. I used Perfectly Paisley
The film gives details of the tying method for the bow itself, as this isn’t simple to explain in words.
- Take your A5 white card and score it in half along the middle, fold to create an A6 base card.
- Using the Cuttlebug emboss the pearlescent card.
- Attach a strip of double sided tape to the back of the embossed card, in the area you would like the ribbon to be.
- Find the middle of the ribbon, as shown in the film and attach this to the back of the embossed card
- Tie the ribbon into a bow, as shown in the film
- Attached the finished piece to the front of the base card using double sided tape
- Take your A5 text weight paper and trim .5cm off the long side
- Trim 0.5cm off the short side of the text weight paper
- Fold this in half to form the card insert
- Attach a thin strip of double sided tape the top of long edge of the folded insert
- Remove the backing from the double sided tape
- Place your insert inside the card, lining up with the fold in the cards spine
- Close the card and press along the edge to ensure a good fix to the tape
- Add your chosen greeting and your card is done.
Here is a picture of the finished card
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