Saturday, March 1, 2014

Birthday Carousel Ride - and a ribbon tutorial

Last week I won over at Inky Impressions with my Whoopsi Diasy DT card.  :) Yay!!  I had the privilege of picking five images from the Milk N Coffee Etsy shop.  Here is one of the images I picked.  This is Nikki In The Carrousel.  I used to collect Carrousels so this one was precious to me!  I added some fun Acrylic Flowers from Michaels, a glittery butterfly I got at Zurchers, lace, ribbon, gems and ribbon.  I'm thinking I will show you how I made the bigger bows...just because it is too easy not to share.  But first let me show you the card!!

Isn't she adorable?


Okay, so, I'm going to do a quick tutorial on how to make these big multi- loop bows.

What you need...
1. small hair pick
2. ribbon
3. scissors
yep, that is it!

Step 1:
start wrapping ribbon around each comb tooth alternating.  Do not flip the ribbon, keep it flat:
Step 2:
Wrap around as many times as you want loops (each time you go around the edge tooth that's how many loops you will have (this one shown has two loops).  Once you have gone around as many times as you want pull a separate piece of ribbon through the middle space of the comb

Step 3
Tie this piece in a knot.

Step 4
Slide off the comb gently, and this is what you get

Easy huh?  :)  Gotta love easy!

Thanks for looking!

Stampin’ for the Weekend (one entery) – flower power
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) bright funky colors
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – Lots of Layers
Scribble & Scrap Blog & Challenge (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– Always anything goes
Make It Monday – Always ANYTHING GOES!
The Pink Elephant – use pink
Clear It Out Challenge blog (enter up to 3 times) – Theme: birthday  Stash: bling   and a blog hop  

Top Tip Tuesday – (enter up to 3 times) Leave a Tip – stitching (the pearls on the ribbon were stitched on)

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  anything goes
Party Time Tuesday’s Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries or 2 for anything goes) – anything goes
Little Red Wagon – spring
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – animals
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog – Use a sentiment for a girl
Divas By Design (only 2 entries) – make it sparkle
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)uplifting
Paper Pretties – try a new techique
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog (up to 2 entries) – bling it up
Cute Card Thursday – springtime
Crafty Ribbons Challenge (up to 5 entries) – ribbons n butons
Outlawz Twisted Thursday – ANYTHING GOES w/add a flower
Totally Papercrafts (enter a total of 3 times) – Make It Shine
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) Spring Is Coming
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person –Anything Goes


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and I love your bow tutorial. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Rosanne said...

Sweet card! Thanks for sharing it at Little Red Wagon!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Kerry DT x

mulberry station said...

Love the tutorial. Such a cute card. I love the image. thanks for sharing your card with us at Catch The Bug.

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and layout thanks for joining us at SFTW challenge good luck cheers Sue N x

Crafty Judith said...

well this is a wowwww hun love it and ty for the ribbon tutorial too ty for joining us at Clear it out and hope to see u again real soon x

stefali said...

cute :) Nice bows!! thanks for joining TTT this time :) Steph DT

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely colourful card. A great tutorial, one I must have a go at. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Karen said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our challenge and good luck!

Karen. DT.xx

Chris said...

Lovely bright card! Super bows and tutorial! hanks for joining us at LCI for our flowers challenge!

Nance said...

Pretty card. Very cute image. Thanks for playing with us at The Pink Elephant Challenge.

Nance, DT

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card! thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow hope you will join us again soon x
Shaz DT

brenda said...

A beautiful creation and perfect for our Spring theme Karen.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Love your card - your colouring is gorgeous and love how you embellished your card. And your bow - what a fantastic idea!! I NEVER would have thought of making a bow that way - and it looks so fab. Thanks for sharing the tutorial :-) And thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments: they made my day!

Crafty {{hugs}}
Jocelyn x

Anonymous said...

wow vibrant and lots to look at! love your bow tutorial/tip! and so cute the pearls sewn on too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with fab bows and lovely sparkling....thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Sandra said...

Fabulous card karen, the image is very cute and I love all the bright colors!
Thanks for you tutorial for the bow, it looks great!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Saints Rule! said...

Thank you for sharing your work with us at Word Art Wednesday! We are blessed by your support and participation!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous and perfect for our make it sparkle challenge at Diva's by Design. A stunning card.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Hugs Sharon. x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our March Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

Billie A said...

Great card and like the idea of the ribbon tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our girl sentiment challenge.

kelly ledder said...

Such a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.


Jackie said...

Fabulous card, and love the bows and bling. Thank you for sharing with us at SDCB this time.. Jackie (Colorist DT)