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Jan 26, 2009

Tailor It!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We were skiing all weekend with the boys, and oh goodness, am I dreadfully out of shape. My legs hurt!  After a weekend of family outdoor adventures, I was of course, inspired to pick up this stamp set "Got Snow?"- which was my first ever purchase from Gina K Designs!  

Its Monday, so of course that means another challenge is posted on the Gina K Designs Member Company Forum on Splitcoast Stampers.  This week, I challenge you to "Tailor It"! That is, create a "Tailored Bow"  

Now, we all know I love my usual loopy bow/button combination, but for this card, I went for a flat tailored bow.  
They're SO easy to make, but if you haven't done one yet, here's a quick walk through.

1) Tape a flat piece of ribbon across your cardfront. I placed a dimensional just behind the ribbon where I intended the bow to sit. The bow does get a little heavy, and can cause your ribbon to sag.  So by placing a dimensional or adhesive there, you'll ensure that your bow doesn't cause your ribbon to droop. Cause, that's just not cute!

2) Create a small length of ribbon and form a closed loop (circle...). Secure with a piece of tape, adhesive, staple etc. You can see I used tape, and don't worry, you won't see it once you do the next step. 


3) Wrap a small piece of ribbon around the center of that loop and secure with adhesive or a glue dot. This is the "icky back" part with the ribbon end and the glue dot.  Attach the finished bow to your flat ribbon base on your cardfront.

As always be sure to "floof" up your bow to make them purty once they're on your card front.  I'm all about floofed bows.  If you ever get a card from me, or another stamper, that has a bow on it, be sure to primp it upon opening! They get squashed once mailed! 

You can experiment with this bow making several layers of closed loops, adding tails to your ribbon etc.  Can't wait to see your tailored bows! Remember my challenge is open till next Monday at 9am, and one lucky winner will be picked at random to win a Gina K stamp set valued $19.95 or less. See the details and enter HERE.

Happy Stamping!!!


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury White, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Ski Slope Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Nestie Circle, Martha Stewart Punch, SU Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

5 Comments    Post a Comment:

Ashley Newell said...

Great card and tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

Vanessa said...

I have always wondered how you do that beautiful bow!!! It is easy, and I can't wait to try.

I grew up skiing, but my DH and I don't live near a ski resort, so I would feel the same way as you. . .sore all over!! Take a lot of hot baths!!

Nancy Riley said...

Joanne, your card is adorable, and your tutorial is fantastic! I never think of doing my ribbon like that ... I'm so boring - always doin' the traditional knot.

Love your advise about fluffing up the bow! Sure wish whoever photographs artwork for Stampin' Up! would learn that little trick! Their bows are always smashed and cockeyed!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute!! Love it!!

Alice said...

I was looking for how to make a bow like this! I am lucky today, I found the exact thing I was looking for :)
Really thank you!


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