Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Using ribbon - part 2

Yes, at long last, a return to my occasional look at ribbon uses. This time, the "flag". This is a really easy and effective way to use up small pieces of ribbon. All you do is fold a ribbon scrap in half and attach it to your card. You can attach the ribbon in loads of different ways. On the card above I attached it behind the layer so it just pokes out. This card uses the wet on wet watercolouring technique - for details, click here. I really thought I'd already posted this card but can't find it so maybe not. If I have, I apologise.

On the pink sample, I've used a household staple - see the whole card here.

Notice how trimming the ribbon can have different effects - the diagonal is cut in the opposite direction on the green sample (click here for full image), where I've used the flag behind a scallop circle to create a rosette effect. You could also trim the ends straight if your ribbon scrap is really short!

One flag is good... but try two, three, four, or have them going all down the side of your card or scrapbook page. Go on - use those scraps!

Recipe for main card
Stamps: Summer by the Sea (p48)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark (p82), Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Basic Black
Accessories: Brads - Rich Regals (p85), Taffeta Ribbon - Chocolate Chip (p86), Stampin' Emboss Powder - clear (p82)

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  1. I love your uses for ribbon. The ribbon under the main image on the child on the beach is my favorite I wi ll have to try that.

    Your cards are so elegant.

  2. Helen, I love how you use your ribbon and then have taken the time to explain some tips.

    I also wanted to let you know that I have 'given' you an award for your blog. See my blog for more details.

  3. Love your ribbon flags! Too cute!!!

  4. Very nice examples of ribbon. Such a great blog!

  5. I love the top idea. What a fun card too!

  6. Thanks for the ideas. I'm a ribbon fanatic and don't think I've ever made a card without some somewhere.

  7. The way you affixed the ribbon to the scallop to look like a prize winning medal is awesome.

  8. Great job.. I love how you use your ribbon!!

    Jessica Lynn

  9. Love your different uses for ribbon.


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