Sunday, October 7, 2012

Merry and Bright

Hello it is time for another challenge at the Greeting Card Challenge at The Outlawz.  This week the challenge it Trick or Treat. Which is to show a trick you use in card making and it will be a treat for the rest of us.

Here is my card.
 My trick is an easy way to make a corner bow.  It is something I learned from my sister Theresa Momber.

I used poinsettia and Pine form Flourishes and colored it with copics.  I will also be entering this card into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to Think Pink,  Copic Oz's challenge to make a Pink Project and use copics and finally Ooazk's challenge to use a die cut.

Here is a little tutorial on how I make my corner bows.

I start with an ink pad and tie and bow around it.

Depending on where you want to place it on your card if you use the short side or the long side. The next step is to cut the bow off of the ink pad.  Don't be afraid, but remember after you cut it you will not be able to re work the bow so make sure you have the bow the way you want it before you cut.  Dont' ask how I know this.  You will be left with a bow that looks like this.
Notice I have long tails.  I like to have plenty of ribbon to allow for me to cut the ends to the length I want when my card it finished.  Cutting the ends is the last thing I do when making a card.  To attach the bow to the card I use scor tape and using the back ribbon lengths I glue them down.  It looks like this.
So that is my trick. Well it is my sisters trick, but one I use all the time and has been very helpful.

I hope you can play along with us this week at The Greetings Card Challenge.  We have three wonderful sponsors this month so you have a chance at winning some fab goodies, see below.  And don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams cards.  Thank you for stopping by.


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  1. Gorgeous card! Love that Poinsettia and Pine stamp and your clever little bow!

  2. Brenda, it was great that you showed us how to do your trick--I think it is definitely one I will want to use! Thank you--and you already know how wonderful I think your card is! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. First, your card is truly stunning! And cool way to do the this tip (-:

  4. Your card is just gorgeous, and the tutorial is wonderful, I will be trying that out :-)

  5. Loooooooove your card!!! The colouring on your poinsettia is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing the Copic Oz Challenge and helping us raise funds for the McGrath Foundation!!!

  6. Absolutely stunning Brenda! Lovin' your colouring - superb! Thanks for playing along with us for Timeless Tuesday this past week! Don't forget to check out the TTC this week along with our new release Noon Time Challenges over on the Flourishes blog!

  7. Thanks for the tip Brenda I will certainly be trying that as I hate making bows cause they never look good. Love your card....

  8. This is so pretty done in the pinks....I love the non traditional colors for Christmas! Your coloring is wonderful, choice of papers is great and I love the little gem swirls. I really like this card! --Gail


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