June 08, 2006
This is a picture (on my cell phone, sans flash...but holding a flash light to at least get some light on the subject) of the invitation that I made last year for my 30th birthday. The base is light pink, the squares are a dark cream color. The text was printed on a B/W laser printer and then cut out. There are actually two thin lines bordering each square, not just one thick line. There is a striped piece of velum over the bottom third of the invite. The ribbon is brown.
There are two ways to tie a bow...on this card, I wrapped a longer section of ribbon around the card and secured it with double stick tape. Then I cut a smaller piece of ribbon and tied it around the longer piece on the card and cut the ends.
To make an actual bow (like the one on my previous post), I cut a length of ribbon and make a loop with my left hand, holding the loop with my forefinger and thumb and 'pressing' the loop so that it 'folds over' my thumb, towards my wrist. Then I make another loop with my right hand and pass that loop over the back of the one in my left hand and under and around to make a bow...after I adjust it, I trim the ends and then attach it to my project with double stick tape.
Ok...so I think for my 31st birthday, I am asking for a digital camera :)