I LOVE ribbon. It's rare that I make a card without it. So this week I made a different kind of bow from the kind I normally tie - anyone can do this, read on to find out just how simple it is!
I made this card for my parents 26th Anniversary last month. I started with the background paper and pulled my colours from there. I used Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Vanilla and Kraft.
I stamped and sponged the three panels then used circle punches to cut out a space for that little dragonfly.
Here's a close up of my bow. It's really simple - cut five lengths of ribbon, making each length successively shorter by the same amount - for example: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 inches. Your longest length should be double the length you want your finished bow to be.
Glue the ends of each length of ribbon together to create a round. Stack your rounds and tie the shortest length around the middle and secure with glue. I used a liquid glue - but if I wasn't out of Sticky Strip I probably would have used that.
The great thing about this bow is it folds flat for easy mailing!
I repeated the stamped image and sponging on the inside of the card. The sentiment is from Cheer & Wishes. Head on over to OCC to see the wonderful design team creations and link your card featuring a bow!
Stamps: Cheer & Wishes, Organic Grace (hostess)
Paper & Card: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla & Kraft
Ink: Soft Sky, Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle punches
Other: Sponge Daubers
Paper & Card: Periphery DP - Basic Grey
Other: Satin Ribbon, Self-adhesive pearls