Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Faux Bow Tutorial

Ask, and ye shall receive...My first ever Tutorial. Let me know if the directions aren't clear enough!

Use the Double Rectangle punch to make two holes in the place where you would like your “bow”. Thread your ribbon through your holes so that both ends are at the back of your cardstock:

Cross the ends over at the back, and thread a loop of ribbon through to the front of your cardstock. Do one hole first:
And then the other hole:
Now cross the ends over at the back again, and thread the tails through to the front of your cardstock. One tail:
Then the other tail:
At this stage, you can adjust your bow until you are happy with the lengths of the loops and tails. This is what your bow should look like at the back:
You can make this bow with any kind of ribbon. A thin, soft ribbon like the Organdy is the easiest! It sits flat, is attached to your card, and even the most bow-challenged person should be able to make this one look good!

23 comments:

  1. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!
    Didn't dare to ask - but will definitely try this out - i am a bow challenged person!!!
    Carolyn

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  2. Marelle, This is beautifully explained and illustrated! Well done and thank you.

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  3. What a very cool bow! This will be much easier than trying to tie it. Thank you so much!

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  4. Thanks Marelle, very good of you to take the time to do this. Love Kim

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  5. Yay! will be trying this one out

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  6. You are too clever! Thanks for sharing. No more wonky bows for me!!

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  7. Great tutorial Marelle!! That wedding card is just amazing!

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  8. Wonderful technique!! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. ...and I thought I knew how to do this! Your way is so much better than what I was doing! Thanks for sharing - great photos and clear instructions!

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  10. That is probably one of the most helpful tutorials yet! Thank you and I will do my ribbons like that from now on!
    Big Rubber Hugs to you!

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  11. Thanks for sharing that Marelle. You've now enabled me to add to my order!!! Woo hoo!!

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  12. Thanks so much. Your tutorial was fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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  13. What a great tutorial !!!
    Love the fact that the back is flat. Thank you so much for sharing, the pictures are great.. Truly a RAK.
    Have a great day.

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  14. Oh, I was hoping you would post the tutorial..this is so clear and concise...thanks so much. I will try this. Big hugs to ya...Dee 8^)

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  15. WOW Marelle - now I understand this.... (yes I am a slow learner - well I'm not really - just more of a visual learner) I was trying to work this out from some verbal instructions but just couldn't get it - you made it all so simple!

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  16. Great tutorial Marelle and such a simple and lovely way to achieve the perfect bow. Thank you !!!
    Tina

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  17. Thanks so much Marelle! Excellent Tutorial - no more wonky bows for me!

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  18. Thanks heaps for a great tutorial. I too will definitely being trying this out sometime soon. TFS

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  19. Fantastic Tutorial Marelle, dammit I'll have to buy this punch now lol.

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  20. I finally got around to trying it OMG It's fabulous!

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  21. I hope you don't mind but i showed this technique to some of my customers at a workshop on the weekend (giving you the credit for the idea of course) and they were all so in love with the bow that they asked for a copy of the instructions so I've printed this for them with your web address so they can check out your blog as well!

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  22. ...interesting; I'll try this today. thanks.

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  23. Wonderful!! Several years ago, at a craft class I was taught how to make these bows. However I forgot, and am delighted now to be able to make them again. The instructions are excellent. Thank you so much.

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