Sunday, March 29, 2009

Guest Tutorial - Multi-colored Ribbon Tutorial

Today I have another special guest tutorial to share with you by our own Holly McMillen. I'm sure many of you are familiar with Holly's wonderful work and her previous tutorials from her blog. Personally, I feel blessed to have her as part of my team and have enjoyed getting to know her better since she has joined us!

Multi-colored Ribbon Tutorial
By Holly McMillen

First, pick your colors (two or three) that coordinate with your project/card.

Decide which is going to be your main color (in this case the rust velvet) and which are going to be your loops and tails. Cut your loop piece to approximately 6“. Cut your tail piece to approximately 5” (you’ll trim this later).

Set your main color and your tail piece aside for now. Take your loop piece and apply a small piece of sticky tape to the end and form a loop.

Turn your main color piece to the backside (if it has different sides) and apply a small piece of sticky tape to it. Adhere the loop onto the sticky tape. Next, take the ends of your main piece and tie a KNOT around your loop piece. You will need to twist it a little to get your bow loops to lay correctly.

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Next, turn your tail piece into a inverted V. Place a small piece of sticky tape on the top of the inverted V and attach to the back of your previously made bow.

Now you are ready to adhere to your card!

Now finish your card!

Here are my deets:
Stamps: Artful Inkables’ Fairy Whimsy and Basic Sentiments
Colors: Really Rust, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, GP White, Crate Paper Lemongrass Collection Dp
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics, white gel pen for accents
Accessories: Swiss dots EF, MS Embossing border punch, Label 1 Nesties, Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder, Buttons, MS Butterfly punch, Rust Velvet Ribbon, Olive and Light Olive grosgrain, Twine, dimensionals

Thanks to INK Girl, Holly for providing us with that fun Tutorial! What a Gorgeous card!


Elena said...

It is a big honor for me too to be in one DT with Holly! She is very TALENTED!
I really love this tutorial! So creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

Velta said...

Holly has such talent and creativity...After viewing her tutorial...I was thinking...geez Holly, not only is the ribbon tutorial great, but that card is just stunning!

Dawn said...

whoda thunk! this is great Holly!! and such a gorgeous card too... love it

Julia Aston said...

what a great bow! thanks for sharing the 'how to'!!

Anita said...

Great Tutorial! Beautiful card!

LorettaL said...

Wonderful, Holly! I'm really stinky at tying bows, but this gives me some hope.

Cathy Rulli said...

Wow! Thats really cool!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a wonderful tutorial and a gorgeous product!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow what a stunning card ,fabulous tutorial ,many thanks ,hugs Dawnxxx

toners said...

Wow - way cool!! Adding this one to my list of new techniques to try! :)

Alexandra Lundgren said...

This is SO cool! Thank you!

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