I do all sorts of things and never give a thought about how I do them until someone asks what die I used, or how I layered tags or comments on a bow I've made. Today I want to share a bit of this and that, and at least answer the BOW question for you with a mini tutorial.
Want to know what's my very favorite new product? Antique brads, I love them! I wanted to use one on yesterday's card, (you may scroll down to see it) but it just didn't fit by itself with the focal image. Ribbon and a bow to the rescue!
Begin with about 8" of ribbon, add a glue dot in the middle and have some cotton thread handy.
Wind the cotton thread tightly around the center of the bow and knot in the back.
I LOVE the way the new brads look, but they are so practical because you can pull the prongs out to make them long enough to wrap around the bow and STILL bend it back after you poke it through the card stock. Try it! Finally, I trim the ends using our Craft and Paper Scissors, they are the best for ribbon! I resisted getting them and now I want an extra pair.
My lovely photographer got a bit carried away while waiting for me to assemble my bow, so here's an embarrassing picture, I really MUST quit stamping long enough to tidy and organize my craft studio.......
Here's the funny part. Puppy Josie's crate is in the kitchen, and when it's time for her nap, I sneak out of the kitchen with everything I'll need for a couple of hours. WOE to the person who wakes her up during my work/stamps hours, lol! I mean, I've fed and watered her, played with her, taken numerous trips outside with her, wiped up a couple of accidents, hugged her and used bits of apple to coax her to Sit, Down and Stand to her heart's content. So of course she (and I) are tired!!!
I'd like to know if these tips (or maybe the 'this and that') are helpful to you, please leave a comment!