Friday, February 22, 2013

IBS February Blog Hop - Bows

Happy Friday!

Today's card is for the IBS February Blog Hop Challenge - Bows.  Joanna has a great video on how to create four different bows.  I made the triple loop one which is featured last in the video.

I definitely recommend watching the video.  I am severely bow-challenged and cannot believe I made this gorgeous triple-loop bow.

As I do not have a wooden block with dowels (though Wolfgang said he will make me one) like Joanna used in the video, I searched for something in the house that I could substitute.  You will not believe what I used:

Yes, the knife block from my kitchen!  I removed four of the knives and used the two that you see in the picture.  Easy Peasy--just move the knives to create different sized bows.  Wolfgang will probably never make the bow maker now!  

Some details:  My card was inspired by this card, though I did not follow the tutorial for it.  I created the fan with a single strip of DSP cut at 3 1/4 x 12 and scored every 1/2 inch.  The card is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Supplies used:  Concord Crush and Pink Pirouette CS and Ink, Lap of Luxury and Patterns Love DSP, SB HC Timeless Amour Dies, EKSuccess Corner Punch, MS Border Punch, IBS Shabby Pink Flower, May Arts Pink Silk Ribbon, ZVA Pearls, and IBS Just Because Stamp Set. 

Thanks for stopping by!



Karli said...

Ha! The cleverness of you! I would not have thought of that in a million years! Lol! But there's nothing funny about your card. It's drop dead gorgeous! I will definitely check out that tute bc I'm 2 left hands when it comes to bows *Ü* hugs~

Marie-Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card. Fabulous bow and beautiful colours.

Anonymous said...

That was super that you were able to improvise and use the supplies you had to make the bow. I would never have thought to do it, but think its a cool idea. Your bow and card turned out very lovely, Lisa. I think your fan looks very victorian the way you did it also, though I did appreciate the card that inspired you (gorgeous!).

Audrey Frelx said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, sweetie!

Hi, dropping by to say just that and that once I've gone through the neighborhood to greet everyone, I'll be right back! Missed you and your talent, my sweet Lisa!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Lisa! I love the fan, and the gorgeous bow. You are so clever!

Joanna M said...

WOW! So gorgeous Lisa! Love your fan and your colors too! Gorgeous Bow! Hugs, J

Maureen said...

Truly gorgeous card Lisa...I just love that bow...!! Clever you...!!

Regina said...

hallo, liebe Lisa
endlich schaffe ich es, auch deinen Blog zu besuchen. Da warst ja megafleißig in der letzten Zeit!

BOAH! Diese Karte sieht sehr elegant aus! Und auch deine Lieblingsfarben hast du gewählt!
Der Fächer aus einer halben Rosette sieht großartig aus! Und die Schleife erst! Bin ganz begeistert! Und die Idee, die Messer als Schleifenbinder zu nutzen, ist eine geniale Idee!
Hast du den Link für das Video für mich?

liebe Grüße Regina

Shani Thomas said...

And a lovely bow it is, Lisa! Congrats on your win!