It’s amazing a few bow tie silhouettes can be used to make so many crafts.
I needed a guy themed card that was versatile for any occasion so I created a bunch of cute bow ties and placed on a simple black cardstock background.
I love simple cards like this. They are so easy to make and versatile for different occasions, events and people.
I love that I can also use the templates for lots of other projects or even just cut them out with different color cardstock and create a whole new card design with the same set of bow tie templates.
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Materies for this Bow Tie Card
Cardstock – I like using medium weight cardstock with colored cores for card making. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Favorite Assorted Pink/Blush 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Favorite Assorted Purple 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
Glue – I like to use glues that don’t warp the paper, here are some of my favorite brands:
Cricut – I use a cutting machine to do some of the cutting for this project. This of course is optional but it sure makes things go faster. Check out my reviews for Best Cricut machines for beginners if you’re new to the Cricut.
Templates – This set of bow tie PNG and SVG vector templates are free and available in my resource library.
How to make this bow tie card
Step 1: Cut out the bow tie pieces using the template
I use a Cricut cutting machine to cut out all my card templates. For this particular design, I light using a light grip mat to minimize clean up hassle. The design isn’t so complicated where the light grip isn’t enough to prevent slipping of the blade.
Step 2: Fold the base card
I didn’t do anything complicated with this base so I just folded it in half by hand and then used my scraping too to press on the crease.
Step 3: Position all the bow ties to align them properly
Since I decided to cut out all the bow ties separately, I need to position them by hand. That way, I can insure everything is aligned prior to gluing.
Step 4: Glue all the bow ties on to the base
I like to use a glue pen for more intricate smaller pieces like the bow tie.