This week’s sketch is provided by Karen (visit her blog, Feline Creative, to see her pretty cards!)…and she created the sample card below too. If you’d like to create a sketch and sample for an upcoming week, email Karen at email@example.com … she’s helping to coordinate bloggers to add content on this blog! *biiiiggg thanks to Karen for helping out!**
Cardmaking 101: Ribbon Tying
To help with this week’s sketch, here’s one method for tying a bow, courtesy of Wikihow!
The “one loop” method that most people use with shoelaces doesn’t produce the most symmetrical bow when used with ribbon. But, with a little tweaking of your technique, you will learn how to perfect making a bow using ribbon.
STEP 1 – Cross the two ends of the ribbon and loop one end under. Do this the same way as when you start to tie your shoes.
STEP 2 – Make one side of the ribbon into a loop. If you are tying a ribbon, make sure that it doesn’t twist.
STEP 3 – Make the other side of the ribbon into an identical loop.
STEP 4 – Cross the two loops and pull the loop on top through the hole that exists between the two loops. This is the same motion you made in step 1.
STEP 5 – Pull tightly. The bow will look messy at this point.
STEP 6 – Adjust the loops. Loosen the ends of the bow and keep adjusting until the loops sit evenly.
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