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Monday, August 8, 2011

Ribbon Techniques & Large Scallop Circle

The little bow shown above was created
NOT by creating the normal little bow.
In fact, the bow is not tied at all!
The base ribbon is adhered around the
Designer Series Paper while the bow is created individually.
Take a small piece of ribbon
and make a loop so that the ribbon looks
somewhat like a "shaw" or the ribbon of "hope."
Push the ribbon (at the top of the loop)
into where the ribbon meets.
Close a Designer Printed Brad (or brad of equal size)
around where the ribbon meets together.
DO NOT close the brad shut as usual.
Instead, just bring the legs of the brad
back into place and use as a brad would normally be used.

And in case you are wondering
how the scalloped edge was created
around the 2-1/2" Circle Punched image, easy peasy...

notice in the photo above
how a strip measuring 3/4" x 11" has been
punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch
and then "snipped" at each valley between each scallop.
Add adhesive to the back of the puched circle
and begin working the scalloped edge
around the circle until the circle is
completely encased by the scalloped edge.
A good tip is to wait to trim the 3/4" x 11" piece
to 3/4" until the scalloped has already been punched.

Hope your day is filled with ribbons of joy!
Be blessed!

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