Hi there blog friends!!! I’m so excited because I have a new bow to share made using my Peg Bow Maker!!! This was originally one of those things that went wrong and I kept looking at it and really, really liked it. After a couple of days of testing it out, I figured out how to make it consistently and can share it with you on a video. Now it’s an elegant, decadent looking bow, but then you’re not surprised, are you? Okay, so I pulled together a quick sample card to show you what the bow looks like.
About the card…I dug out this round medallion originally made by K and Company. Of course it was something I hoarded, until it was no longer current and I had completely forgotten about it – why do I do that??!!? I’ll list it in my recipe but you probably cannot find these medallions. Heck it was so old that the resin had yellowed — in fact, I had to distress the matching paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. But, it perfectly matched the ribbon I wanted to use to make the sample card, lol. This is a 5″ x 7″ card that I included two matted layers. I glued on the medallion, added the bow and at the bottom, my sentiment by Quietfire Design (a new one) called The Doors We Open and Close. How true is that?
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Doors We Open and Close
Paper: K and Company, Strathmore Acrylic, Bazzill
Ink: Stormy Sky Distress Ink, Antique Line Distress Ink
Accessories: Martha Stewart Photo Punch, K & Company Medallion, Ribbon
After a year online, this video was retired. I spent a year perfecting the bows and techniques and remade all the videos into a collection I’m really proud of. This particular bow is now tied very differently after I refined the technique. The collection can be found on the DVD that accompanies the professional looking version of the bowmaker - HERE.
This was a fun make today – time goes fast when I have the music on. I was up early and me and my ipod were in concert in the studio this morning, lol – oh, and we were hot!! In fact, Rascal Flatts and I messed up a couple of sheets of pricey cardstock this morning because we got carried away. It’s a little know fact that I sing all the time. I’m sure for some people it’s horrible, but I can’t help it – my husband must have learned how to tune me out because he never said anything. I am that lady in the car next to you who is definitely singing and bopping and the only way I’d be embarrassed is if you heard me. To this day I don’t know how people walk around with head sets on, listening to music, without having to tap their feet or sing? And I listen to everything…in the studio it’s Rascal Flatts or Journey, in the car it’s Casting Crowns, in the house it’s Usher or Michael Buble, in the shower it’s . . . well, you get the picture. Every where music, every kind of music.
So who or what are you singing today?
I have some low key candy I’m going to give out today if you are brave enough to leave a comment and tell me us :-) I have some 12×12 sheets of double sided dreamy Prima paper (10 of them I think) that will go out to one winner. I’ll pull a random name on Friday, how about that?