Tying a bow
by Heather Jensen
Learn how to tie a bow around card layers.
- Ribbon (satin ribbon used here)
- Card layer
Place the spool of ribbon under and to the right side of the card layer. You should have the spool on the right and the cut end to the left of your card.
Take the left end across and over the right side of the ribbon.
The left side should cross over and then under the ribbon coming from the right side. The right side that is attached to the spool comes up and the cut end of the ribbon is pointed down.
Make a loop with the ribbon in your left hand, shiny side up and take the other piece in your right hand.
Make sure that the piece that is in your right hand has the shiny side going in the correct direction so that when you go around the loop it will be shiny side up on booth loops.
Take the piece in your right hand and go around the loop in your left hand from the bottom and around to the right.
This step makes a big difference in how your bow will look in the end!
Make sure that you twist the ribbon before you go through the knot to make your second loop.
Pull the loop through so you have two shiny sides of the bow showing. Pull the knot tight so my bow doesn't move after you are finished.
Add little bit of glue under the knot to make sure it stays secure.
Cut the end that is still attached to the spool.
Adhere the layers to your card base to finish your card.