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:
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.