Friday, June 5, 2020

Tie a Holiday Ribbon...

...around the Christmas tree! Because this fortnight we're making cards that incorporate ribbon, trimmings, lace or fibers! 

Here's what we made:

Stephanie says, "In my very earliest card-making days, ribbon was often my only embellishment, so it was fun to revisit the ribbon wrap technique.  I wrapped three different ribbons around my card front and attached them to the inside with clear packing tape.  Then I attached another * inside front* to my card to cover the tape.  I layered on on felt snowflakes and a silver glitter sticker (to coordinate with my silvery hand-painted paper and two silver ribbons) and finished with a sentiment flag from my stash."

Lauren says, "This idea is making me wonder HOW I didn't think of it before? Because I've made similar cards where I've done a lattice pattern with washi tape, but somehow it never occurred to me to use ribbon. I suppose partly because it's hard to attach in strips that lie completely flat? Unless, that is, you have 1/8" wide Sookwang Scor-Tape, so you can basically make your ribbon into stickers, one piece at at time. I didn't need to sew all the way around the edges, because those ribbons were on there; but I did anyway and I like how it looks. A fabric poinsettia and a retired Eyelet Outlet paper flower are all the focal point you need when you have NINE different ribbons... am I right? "

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Barbara Godden said...

Both inspiration cards are fabulous and awesome use of ribbon, seems the use of ribbon has dwindled, probably due to putting a bow on a card jacks the postage, doesn't fit through "their" slot. Using ribbon as you ladies have might just bring it back in focus.

Barbara said...

What gorgeous inspiration cards! By comparison, my first entry is a bit low on ribbon volume... but there' still lots of time! Thank you for another great challenge, I absolutely love every single one.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Super makes from you both, love the challenge, Hazel x

Gail said...

Both are fabulous ribbon cards - I love the snowflake on the first card with the lovely ribbons and the multiple ribbons on the second card - beautiful work!

Suzanne H said...

So many ideas to use up ribbon!