Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Seam Binding Double Bow

It's my first entry for Just Add Ink as a player!  I love the colour combo the girls gave, and I wanted to use it to colour one of my all time favourite Sugar Nellie images... Bumble Bee.  :-)

Isn't she an adorable image?

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

And now for the fun bit.  :-)  I've developed a major weakness for seam binding and I'm finding myself using it quite a bit on my cards.  I love it because it's soft and light, and really easy to work with.  I've had a couple of messages and emails asking about how to tie a double bow with seam binding, so I thought I'd take a few photos of the process for you.  Hope it helps!

Tying a Double Bow With Seam Binding
Tie a regular bow.

Pull a separate piece of seam binding underneath the knot in the first bow.

Tie a knot over the previous bow.

Tie a second regular bow.  Because seam binding is so light and soft, you can get away with multiple bows before the knot in the middle begins to look overbearing.

Secure and trim the ends of the tails.  Seam binding frays easily, so be wary!

The finished bow!  I secure mine to the cardstock with a mini glue dot.

You can see other cards that I've used seam binding on HERE (this post with also be in the results), in case you want some further inspiration. My other favourite thing to do with seam binding is to secure the knot with a gorgeous brad.

Now to the hard part - where can you get seam binding?  Seam binding is currently not offered through the Australian/New Zealand Stampin' Up! Catalogue, and my demonstrator agreement prohibits me from providing a link to competing companies.  BUT, it is definitely available in a large variety of places... you just need to look!  :-)  Happy hunting!

Stamp sets - Bumble Bee (Sugar Nellie Gorjuss)
Cardstock - White Cambric Linen, Old Olive, Haiku DSP
Inks - Blush Blossom, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories - Black embossing powder, heat tool, aqua painter, white seam binding



  1. Cute cute card! Love this image too! Thanks for showing how to do a double bow...always wondered. You learn something new every day :)

    Judy xxx

  2. Love... Love... Love!!!!! The colours are gorgeous, the image is precious! What did you use in the background? It is GREAT! Also, thanks so much for the tut on creating the double bow! I just recently became aware of seam binding and am in love! I am waiting for an order of it from the US as I haven't found a source out here yet! xoxo

  3. GORGEOUS!!! Looooooooooove your card!!

  4. Fabulous card Danielle :-) The image is very cute and the bow is beautiful, thanks for the tut :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. Hi Danielle. Lovely to see you back, being inspired by the colour combo and playing along. Great little tute on bow tying too.

  6. Just so gorgeous Danielle....great image, super colours and fab tut too...

    hugs Vicky xx

  7. So gorgeous Danielle. Thank you for the tutorial... your way is so much easier that what I have been trying to do :)

  8. Cute - the colours look awesome. Thanks for the pics of the bow!

  9. I just adore this card Danielle, and thanks for the seam binding bow tips, I think I will have to get some of that!

  10. Gorgeous card DD. And thanks to you I went and spent a small fortune on Seam Binding :o)

  11. I'm feeling the need to buy some seam binding! Love the girly whimsy it adds :) cute card!

  12. Love the hair! And the fantastic coloring on her dress! :)

  13. I love this card!
    The colours are gorgeous, and I love your colouring on the image!

  14. Fantastic bow tutorial. I love it and your card is fabulous. Your coloring is lovely. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  15. Look at that! My wish is your command. :) Thanks!