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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tying a knot/bow (this is great)

I tested it out and it's awesome. I never could tie a knot or bow on my card without it looking sort of off centered or flipped in the wrong direction. I love it! I'll post a picture of a card I made using this knot/bow technique.

If you look hard enough, you will find the answer. . .

Here is the card that I made using the knot/bow technique:

Card Instructions:

Tools and Materials

Burgundy cardstock 7 x 10 inches
Beige cardstock 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and cut a mat card 1/8 inch larger
Olive cardstock 5 6/8 x 4 6/8 inches
Beige cardstock 3 4/8 x 3 7/8 inches and cut mat card 1/8 larger
Red and green cardstock
Green eyelets
Stampin Up Christmas Foliage stamp set
Any sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz walnut distress ink
Stampin Up old olive craft ink and dye ink or any brand
Stampin up really rusty dye ink or any brand
Stampin up creamy caramel dye ink or any brand
Black dye ink
Embossin ink pen
Versamark ink
Marvy green and burgundy markers or any brand
Garnet embossing powder (any brand)
Egyptian gold embossing powder or any gold embossing powder
White embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Heating tool
Eyelet tool
Foam tape
Glue or adhesive
5/8" organza ribbon
Corner punch (any design)
Crystal Effects or any dimensional glue
Burgundy ice stickles glitter


  • Create a 5 x 7 inch base card with the burgundy cardstock
  • Set aside

  • Using the 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch cardstock rubber stamp large pine leaf randomly using the old olive dye ink, then ink the stamp with old olive craft ink and stamp over the already stamped image. It's not necessary to stamp over the image exactly. . .slight variant to alignment is preferred.
  • Heat emboss images with clear embossing powder
  • After embossed images are dry, highlight images with clear embossing pen randomly over parts of the pine leaves
  • Heat emboss with white embossing powder
  • Rubber stamp pine cone with really rusty dye ink adjacent to already stamped pine leaf images
  • Stamp "squiggly" pine cone image using creamy caramel over the already stamped pine cones
  • Ink pine cone image with Versamark ink, stamp over the already stamped pine cone images - don't need to be exact
  • Heat emboss with garnet embossing powder
  • When dry, highlight pine cones using clear embossing pen
  • Heat emboss with white embossing powder
  • Ink pine cone image again with Versamark ink and stamp over pine cone images
  • Heat with garnet embossing powder
  • Using walnut distress ink, highlight edge of the cardstock and randomly around the stamped images
  • With corner punch, punch the four corners
  • Mat on to beige cardstock
  • Adhere to left side of 5 6/8 x 4 6/8 inch olive cardstock
  • Set aside

  • Rubber stamp pine leaf on to 3 7/8 x 3 4/8 inch beige cardstock three times randomly to top right corner using old olive craft ink
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Highlight edge of cardstock with walnut distress ink
  • Corner punch all 4 corners
  • Mat with beige cardstock
  • Add green eyelets to the corners
  • Tie bow around the lower horizontal half of the card
  • Attach with foam to right center of the background image as shown in the picture

  • Rubber stamp sentiment on to olive cardstock using black dye ink, mat with beige cardstock and attach to left side of cardstock
  • Rubber stamp 3 poinsettia image using Versamark ink then heat emboss with egyptian gold
  • Color inner outline of poinsettia image with burgundy marker
  • Apply burgundy stickles glitter to center of poinsettia image
  • Apply crystal effects to poinsettia image (do not apply to embossed area)
  • Set aside to dry

  • Rubber stamp 2 poinsettia leaf image with Versamark ink
  • Heat emboss with egyptian gold embossing powder
  • Color inner outline of the leaf with green marker
  • Apply crystal effects to the leaf avoiding the embossed area
  • After both poinsettia and leaf are dry, attach to top left corner as shown in the picture using glue and foam tape. Layer the images as shown in the picture.

  • Apply assembled design on to card base

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