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.

7 comments:

  1. Cindy, this is fantastic! you are so smart!!! I am so lucky to know you. http://inkinwithval.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

    Hugs
    Julie

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

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