Hello as promised this is my walk through guide / card making or scrapbooking tutorial on how to make a layered bow it’s really very easy to do and I will take you through step by step how to make your own handmade version at home.
To begin making your layered bow you need to take your ribbon and cut the various lengths of ribbon that you want (for this one I have used 3 lengths of ribbon but you can have as many or as few as you want), when cutting out the ribbon I normally double back the ribbon before cutting so I can see what size loops the ribbon would make. Whatever size ribbon and however many layers you choose to have the process is the same. Begin by doubling over your ribbon and checking the size of the loop you will make, the first one you cut will be your biggest loop so judge it against the space you want it to fill, when you have cut the first one judge the next one against the first making it slightly smaller and so on and so on. Once you have all your layers cut you will need to cut another small piece of ribbon, the size of this piece of ribbon depends on the width of your ribbon and the number of layers you have as it needs to be long enough to wrap around the center of your layered loops at least once to seal them at the back.
When you have all of your pieces of ribbon cut take either double-sided tape or a clear drying glue gel and place a small amount on the inner side of the ribbon (if your ribbon has a right side and a wrong side) at the very end and then bring the other end around to stick to it forming a circle as in the picture above. Then put another small piece of glue or tape to the end you just stuck down (on the inside of your circle) and press the front of the circle to the back join that you put the glue on forming a figure 8 shape from your circle as in the picture above. Repeat this process with each of your loops (keeping the smaller extra piece separate to one side), when they are all done take your largest figure 8 and put a little adhesive on the middle of the front of your figure 8 (where it is stuck to form the figure 8 ) take the next size down and layer that centrally on top of the first. Do this with all of your layers and when they are all layered take the smaller piece and wrap it around the area where the layers join sealing it and sticking it at the back.
Your homemade layered bow is now complete I hope you have enjoyed my cardmaking and scrapbooking tutorial / walkthrough guide, please feel free to let me know how you get on with making your own versions at home.
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