Thursday, September 28, 2006

{ altered ribbon tutorial }

Well, I decided to give a tutorial a try... I hope you all enjoy! I didn't invent this technique, but I do enjoy it and use it quite a bit. I first saw this striped ribbon in a swap I participated in last fall.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Plain Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (or color of your choice)
  • Certainly Celery Marker (or color of your choice)
Stampin' Steps:

1. Cut a piece of grosgrain and lay it across a piece of scrap paper.

2. Use the brush tip of your marker to simply draw a straight line down the center of the ribbon. Be sure to keep the marker moving steadily or you will end up with a blob
instead of a stripe. The ink will soak right through to the other side, so your stripe will show up on both sides when you tie your ribbon in a knot or a bow.

3. Alternately you can use your marker to run a line down each side of the ribbon. This is the effect I was after for the card I created this morning. I think it looks really cool!

Here is the completed card! I used all Stampin' Up! images & supplies. The stitching was done with my sewing machine using cream colored Egyptian 100% cotton thread. For card stock I used Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. The cute little tag stamp is from A to Z accents. The 3 strips of card stock are stamped in matching ink with Paisley. The striped paper is Petal Patch. Each piece of card stock has been slightly distressed using Direct-to-Paper technique with matching ink. I cannot stamp anything without doing DTP... it's an addiction!!

Ok, here's the card.............

When I started creating this card I thought it would be an upright, tall card... but when it was completed I thought it looked better going horizontally.

Please let me know if you've found this tutorial helpful.


  1. Cindy, this is fantastic! you are so smart!!! I am so lucky to know you.

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  3. Neat idea for the ribbon! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, great and beautiful tutorial! Thanks, Lisa

  5. GREAT job on the tutorial Cindy!
    FANTASTIC idea and THANKS for posting it!!!

  6. Cool idea with the grosgrain ribbon, thanks for sharing!


  7. Thanks so much for demo-ing this unique idea!