As promised in Friday’s post for the Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop, I am here today with a tutorial on how to make the bow for the wreath card. Supplies needed: a salad fork and some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on the photo.
*Disclaimer* – This is in no way an original idea. I have watched variations of this from very talented stampers and have simply taken pictures to show how I created the bow for my card.
In the above picture I had not yet pulled the bottom tail enough (do as I say, not as I photograph *smile*). Next take the remaining tail and pull it through the center tines on the top. How you see it now will be the front of your bow so now is the time to fuss with the center to make it look smooth.
Turn your fork over and tie the two tails together as shown. You will only make one tie and then pull it as tight as you like to make the front pretty.
Finally, turn the bow over and cut off the tails. I placed two Mini Glue Dots at the ends of the cut off tails and attached it to the card. This helps to keep the bow attached securely and keeps the ends from coming loose.
I hope these pictures help you make these cool little bows. Please let me know if you have any questions about them! I’ll be back later in the week to show you the bow for the tree card that uses yet another commonly found kitchen utensil. Tomorrow, I have a fun birthday card for you so come on back by! Hope you have had a safe weekend and that the storms have not affected you adversely.
Stamp: Bright Hopes; Paper: Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig
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