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Monday, May 22, 2017

Fluffy bow tutorial revisited...

Two years ago I did a tutorial on how I make my fluffy bows on tags. Today I show how I put them on cards. I use crinkle ribbon or seam binding to make my bows. I stain them either with distress stains, oxides, inks or markers. Depends on the look I am going for. This tutorial focusses on how I put them on my cards though.

I wrap ribbon around my hand, like in the pic, 6 times and cut that off. That way I have enough to make a lush fluffy bow on my card.

I stained the cut off piece of ribbon with worn lipstick distress stain. I dry it with my heat tool as it crinkles the ribbon a bit. It makes for a fluffier bow.

I measure out how much I need for the first part of the bow. I make sure I have enough to make a simple bow. I put the ribbon behind the piece of card I want to put the bow on, and make sure I have two pieces on each side to tie my bow. And cut the rest off. The cut off part will turn into the fluffy part of the bow.

I put a strip of double sided tape on the back of the card, where I want my bow to go. I used my ATG in this case, but if you don't have one, you can use any double sided tape. 
I put the piece of ribbon on the tape so it won't move anymore. 

I do the same on the front of the card. I put a strip of double sided tape down where I want my bow. This way it won't sag once you tied your bow. 

I tie the ribbon at the front and look where I want the bow. On this card I want it in the middle. Once I am satisfied where it is, I press the ribbon onto the sticky tape.

Here you see how the ribbon is neatly stuck to the card. So no matter how heavy and fluffy you make your bow, it will stay put!

I wrap the remainder of the ribbon around my hand again. 
And I slide it off my hand.

This will be the fluffy part of your bow!

I put the "to be fluffed" part of my bow on top of the knot I tied. Now I tie the first part over the "to be fluffed" part, and that way secure it into place. Then I tie it in a bow.

After you tied the bow over the "to be fluffed" part...... you fluff your bow! You seperate all the loops of the bow and a fluffy bow is born! Now this piece of card is ready to be mounted on the rest of the card :-)

And this is the finished card!

I hope this helps you create gorgeous and luscious fluffy bows on your cards or tags. For a tag you just thread the first part of the bow through the hole of the tag and follow the same steps from there.

Thank you for stepping by and I hope to see you again. 

Take care and keep your craft on!

Freddie
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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your bow making technique, great step by step procedures and easy to nderstand and follow. Your bows totally rock!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Rox. Mwah mwah!!

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    2. Thank you so much for your kind words Rox. Mwah mwah!!

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  2. What a great idea to make a tutorial for cards in addition to your beautiful fluffy bow tutorial for tags!

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  3. Thanks for sharing how you created your fluffy bow. Love the card too. A new follower :)
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Linda, and for taking the time to take a look at my blog. Freddie xxx

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    2. Thank you for your kind words Linda, and for taking the time to take a look at my blog. Freddie xxx

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  4. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing Freddie. I will definitely have to try this, I now have a great excuse to buy some seam binding ribbon!! ☺️��

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    1. Thank you so so much Zoe. Can't wait to see what you make :-)

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    2. Thank you so so much Zoe. Can't wait to see what you make :-)

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