Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Final Bow Tutorial

Happy Tuesday,

Well as promised here is my last bow tutorial, hopefully everyone has now bought or made their bowmakers ready for this one.  Todays tutorial is on making the pearl wrapped bow as shown in this card...

Todays bow is very similar to the messy bow I made for the first tutorial however with the addition of the strips of pearls the technique changes.  Watch on to see what I mean!

The remainder of this card is simply layers of blue and white cardstock embossed and studded with pearls.  The focal elements is a frame cut with the two largest of Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM mounted on a whole cut oval stamped with a Waltzing Mouse sentiment.

Having reviewed the video it is a little dark in places sorry We will do better next time!

click on the PLAY icon to watch!



  1. Hi John thank you for the tutorial, this bow is lovely. I can see a future in filmmaking for you and Wendy. Your card is so elegant, love the colours and embossing and of course the bow.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Hi John. Beautiful card. I love the shade of blue used. T'hanks for the bow video. Take care

  3. Love this card John.. simply elegant
    Thank you for the tutorial, those pearls really lift the bow

    Sue x

  4. Hi John,
    I love the simple elegance of your card, just my cup of tea. Thanks also for the video now I have two to watch later.

  5. Hi John
    A very nice card,i love the color ,pearls bow and proverb, i am going to get my housework done ,then sit with your video and a coffee , aww bliss !!

    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Great. What a great, easy to follow video. The string pearls make the bow so special. Very pretty card. Really lovely colour.
    Bye for now. Love Val x

  7. Luvly card and thanks for the bow tutorial - I have bought a bow maker cos although I thought it would be easy to tie a double bow by hand I personally found it quite difficult - the bow maker makes it look sooo easy xx GailT xx

  8. I knew how to do the first bow, but now I have two more in my arsenal - thank you.

  9. Hi John, very effective card and your video makes the bow look so easy!! Will have to get some of the pearls and give it a try, best wishes Jackie

  10. Hello John. Fabulous bow. Up until now I have always tied my bows by hand, but I think I have just been inspired by your bow. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. Hola John
    Just need to find somewhere that does those stringy pearls as they make a lovely feature with the ribbon. Great stuff matey!
    Ang x

  12. great card ,simple but so stunning.Fab colour to go with the pearls.Laura O

  13. Hello John
    Another lovely card - I love the embossing with the pearl accents - AND a video to boot. I often visit a village in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca and there is a Chinese shop in the local town. My husband won't believe it when I go in search of stash next time we're there!
    Best wishes
    Anne O

  14. Hi John,
    fab card,and such a great design. Great tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to make it. Also thank you Wendy for being your great camera person.
    Regards. Jenny L.