Monday, October 22, 2012

4 Ideas for How to Use Ribbons

Card made with a package bow and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.Do you like using ribbons on your paper projects?  Have you ever wondered what else you can do with a ribbon - besides just tying a knot or a bow?  Well here are a few ideas.

I shared these ideas with my Starter Kit group. I meet regularly with the local people who have bought the Starter Kit from me and ribbons were the topic of our last meeting.  People who are not local get the same information, just by email instead.

The first card shows the Satin Stitched ribbon used as a decorative strip to the left of the green paper with the stamped image.  We then made a "package bow" for an added embellishment.

On the second card we made a "faux bow".  Watch for a video coming soon that explains how to make some of these bows.
Card made with a faux bow and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.
You will also notice that all the cards use stamps from the same stamp set: Lovely as a Tree.  I did this on purpose because I knew they all had this set. 

                 Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.

In fact this is one of our most popular sets, its been around a long time. I think almost every  Stampin'UP! fan already has this set.

 The third and fourth cards use ribbons in a less traditional way.
*On the 3rd card the ribbon is used as a "flag" off the side of the main element.
*On the last card the ribbon is "ruched" as a way to underscore the main element.  Ruching ribbon is pretty easy.  It looks like gathered fabric but you use adhesive (actually you need Sticky Strip - also known as "red line tape" -because it has to be really strong adhesive). Here is another post showing ruched ribbon.

Card made with ribbon flags and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.Card made with ruched ribbon and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.
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