Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Ribbon Technique Instructions

As promised here are the instructions for the ribbon folding technique used on the layout at our last crop.

Step 1
On the rear of your card stick your ribbon at a 45 degree angle. I used the extra sticky double sided tape for this project as it holds the ribbon really firmly.
Step 2
Turn the card over and holding the ribbon taught place a square of the double sided tape next to the ribbon, parallel with the edge of the ribbon and level with the top of where the ribbon comes around the edge.
Step 3
Fold the ribbon up at a 45 degree angle so that you have a straight edge of ribbon across the bottom and use the tape that has already been positioned to hold it in place. Repeat placing another piece of tape ready to fold the ribbon again.
Step 4
Repeat the folding and sticking of the ribbon until you have reached the desired length.
Step 5
Make sure your ribbon is going in a straight line. The easiest way to do this is to have an edge to keep parallel to.
Step 6
To finish cut the end of your ribbon. If you are doing the entire length of your card you can fold the end over to the rear of the card and adhere. For this card we are stopping part way and the end will be covered with a flower.
Step 7
Stick your flower to cover the end of the ribbon.
Step 8
I used scraps of coredinations card left over from the layout for my card so I decided to distress the edge of the card to show the core colour through. Drag your distress tool back and forth on the edge to distress it.
Step 9 - Finishing off your card...
Cut a mount and distress the edge of this too. Mount your flower onto this and then mount onto a card blank. Cut freehand leaf shapes, distress the edge of these, score along the middle of the leaves and adhere next to the stem of your flower. Stamp a greeting on your card blank and your card is done.
I also did a second card using different colours.
Products used (click and you should be taken to them on our site)
Raspberry Lime Iridescent Ribbon
Teal Flowers
Metallics B Brads
Coredinations Cardstock (various colours)
Edge Distresser
Extra Sticky Double Sided Tape
Wild Plum Adirondack Dye Stamp Pad

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