Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons are pretty common in most kits. That does not mean you HAVE to have some but since they are easy to make and can be versatile, why not include a couple.


It will be very easy to create a straight ribbon as you can add patterns evenly. Straight ribbons also have the advantage of being usable with scripts to create knots, bows, and other elements, so it will be helpful. Straight ribbons also sit nicely on a project.

Starting with a straight ribbon, you can also create folded ones.

If you really want to have some not-so-straight ribbons, you can always use the Mesh Warp tool to give them some irregularities.


Since a full-size page is 3600 pixels, you would like your ribbon to fit that size. If you have some fancy ends, you might consider making the ribbon shorter than the full-size paper. However, if you want to give the most flexibility to the user, try creating your ribbon at about 4000 pixels in length. This will allow the user to place the ribbon at an angle on their page while reaching both edges.


Ribbons will range in thickness. They can be as thin as 100 pixels, or as thick as 300.


If you are starting with a straight ribbon, you can create bows and knots manually, using one of the tutorials in the Creative Scrap. However, I admit it is a little tedious to do. If you want to go a little simpler, you can use a script from the Creation Cassel store, that can then use the straight ribbon you have created or you can use some greyscale knots/bows and colorize them. You can use this tutorial to colorize the bow if you are using a greyscale element.

If you include bows/knots and the matching straight ribbon used to create them, the users will greatly appreciate it.