Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Blooms

As summer errupts in a profusion of blooms and vines and leafy wonders I can't help but think of how to mimick that with our ribbon.  Cream City Ribbon is a bit firm and can be made to stand and hold its shape giving you a wide range of use and sculpting capabilities.  The two packages below are using our signature  "floof bow" as a jumping off point.  

The first package is the Water Lily and was created by tying white 1/2" ribbon off with a thin piece of ribbon that was stripped from a 1/2" jonquil ribbon and curled.  After securing the loops the ends of the bows were turned inside out, pinched together to make a point and pushed down to round out the edges.  To give it that floating feel I wrapped the gift in a wavy paper of blues and greens.

The second gift is the Lazy Daisy.  This is also a play on our floof bow.  I created this flower by first taking (3) 4" lengths of brown 1/2" ribbon and twisting them together in the middle and tying them with a 12" narrow strip of brown ribbon and strip and curl the ends until you have a small pom-pon sort of bow.  Set that within reach and tie a jonquil floof bow making large 7" or 8" loops until the flower is as full as you would like it to be.  Tie the large bow off with the small brown pom-pon bow and tie it to your bag.  Arrange the loops until you are happy with your flower.  Experiment with color combinations.  What does your favorite daisy look like?

With any of the flowers or bows you can tie more than one together to get a bigger fuller bow.  If there is a limit to how big your bow can be - we haven't found it yet.  Maybe that is a good project for our next blog... the Bigger, the Better.

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