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Monday, June 24, 2013

Inky Impressions - Bow tutorial

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is my turn over at Inky Impressions to do a tutorial for everyone.  Now I did't have time to create a new one as I've been out of the loop the last two weeks with a couple deaths in the family so I thought I'd pull up an older one I did and share it with you all.  Now i know you all love to make bows and well this little tool is fabulous!!

With this bow easy you can make bows in the following sizes: 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4", 2 3/8", and 2 3/4"

Step 1: hold the bow easy in your hand with the size you want to make closer to you. Hold the bow easy and one end of the ribbon securely between your thumb and pointer. (see photo)


Step 2: Wrap the ribbon around the template so that the tails will cross over each other on the top. (see photo)


Step 3: Pull the tail that is crossing over the top through the middle so you forming a loop. (see photo)


Step 4: Pull the tail back around and through the loop. (see photo)


Step 5: Tighten the bow by pulling on both tails (see photo)


Step 6: This is the back view of the bow after your are finished, still on the template


Step 7: Pull the bow off of the template and trim ends to your liking.


If you want to make a double bow, repeat step #2 again before moving on to step #3. If you want to make a triple bow, repeat step #2 once again before moving on to step 3.

And here is a card I made and of course the bow was made using the bow easy

Independence Lili and flag charm

My card was entered into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - W - Anything Goes (optional: Create a Fat Page/Card) 
Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3E - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations Paint - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) Red, White, Blue (ends 29th June)
Scrappy Frogs - M - (June) Summer Vacation (ends 29th June) 
The Corrosive Challenges - 2W3E - (1st week) Summertime (ends 6th July) 


Sharon said...

I saw this bow maker yesterday on you tube. Love it and love your tutorial.
Hugs Sharon x

Marie97 said...

Cute card! Great bow tutorial, too. TFS from BIF

dawnmercedes said...

Oh, I have one of these...and Honestly, I'm terrible at it...better for my to wrap it around my fingers instead of the tool. lol. Thanks for your tips! Happy BIF!

Unknown said...

Great tutorial. One day I will make the perfect in hope!

Crafting with Darcy said...

thanks for the tutorial. I have the bow easy and I am doing something wrong. You make it look so easy!
Darcy BIF

Anonymous said...

I can't make a bow to save my life! Great tutorial, I need a bow maker!

Christine Barker

KimberlyRae said...

I've never seen this before ... looks pretty cool! TFS

Haidee said...

oaky that was totally FANTASTIC!!! I NEED IT, LOL
from the BIF group!!!
can't wait till I see you at my blog!!!

Sukie said...

Such a great tutorial! I use a bow maker myself but this is a fabulous idea! BIF

Kerry T said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Every time I go to use it I can't remember what I did last time.