Blog + video tutorial: Sharing a tutorial on how to die a bow to add to your cards. An easy method that doesn't require any tools. Plus, a lovely sympathy card using Unity Stamps. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy
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Adding the perfect bow to your card + video

Blog + video tutorial: Sharing a tutorial on how to die a bow to add to your cards. An easy method that doesn't require any tools. Plus, a lovely sympathy card using Unity Stamps. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy

I have a useful tutorial today. I love bows. String, twine or ribbon, I love them all. But ribbon bows are the hardest to tie into a perfect bow. I’m here to share my tip on how I like to add a ribbon bow to my card.

Featured Stamp Kit

Mourning Dove

Assemble This! Video

I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

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The Project

Blog + video tutorial: Sharing a tutorial on how to die a bow to add to your cards. An easy method that doesn't require any tools. Plus, a lovely sympathy card using Unity Stamps. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy

The Details

Blog + video tutorial: Sharing a tutorial on how to die a bow to add to your cards. An easy method that doesn't require any tools. Plus, a lovely sympathy card using Unity Stamps. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathyI like to keep my sympathy cards simple. That’s just my style. So I went with some simple patterned papers and simple stamping with some soft coloring. The papers are all die cut with a stitch pattern and then layered together on the card. The dove was stamped in Copic friendly ink and then colored with R20, G12, BG01, and N1. To see a video on how I colored the dove, you can CLICK HERE.

I added the bow before popping up my dove. The bow is created with my fingers and is really hard to explain. So I’ll just have to ask that you watch the video. It explains it better than I could ever try with words. It just takes practice, but it is super simple once you get the technique down.

The Steps

Here are the steps to recreate this card:

  1. Cover standard size A2 card with gray cardstock.
  2. Die cut 2 patterned paper and 1 white cardstock rectangles. Stamp the with sympathy sentiment down the side of the white rectangle. Layer and glue to the front of the card.
  3. Stamp the dove with Copic friendly ink and color with Copic markers (R20, G12, BG01, and N1).
  4. Tie the bow and add to the card.
  5. Pop dove up onto card with foam adhesive.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.

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Blog + video tutorial: Sharing a tutorial on how to die a bow to add to your cards. An easy method that doesn't require any tools. Plus, a lovely sympathy card using Unity Stamps. More inspiration at dahlhouse-designs.com #handmade #cardmaking #card #ideas #howto #tutorial #video #papercrafts #unitystampco #diecutting #sympathy

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4 Comments

  1. So so beautiful Lisa!

  2. I don’t use ribbon a lot at the moment, but sometimes it adds just the right touch, doesn’t it? And gorgeous on this lovely card. Good tips on bow tying too! I find I either get it right the first time, or forget it. 😀

  3. Linda says:

    Excellent bow tying video! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Holly says:

    Great way to tie a bow, and perfect instructions!

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