Blogging since 2006 ~ Formerly known as Stamping Therapy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tutorial: Ribbon Treatment on the Edge

I've been asked about how I secure my ribbon tied on the side of a card. So, I decided to take photos of the steps since my printed words don't always explain it. IRL, I talk with my hands. LOL! If you would like to see a larger view of any card, right click on the photo and open another tab or window. The finished card is at the end of this post.

Step 1: Gather materials. You can do this at any step of the card process. In this photo, I am about 1/2 done. You will need 2 colors of ribbon, an eyelet, an eyelet setter, and a pair of scissors. This is a great time to use ribbon scraps!

Step 2: Set the eyelet. Don't worry about getting a smooshed look. Set it tightly to get a big hole. The smooshed look is not likely to be seen, especially with 2 ribbons.

Step 3: With your 1st ribbon (apricot for this card), wrap it around the edge of the card and tie it only once. Don't make a 2nd tie to secure it.

Step 4: Slip the 2nd ribbon (mustard on this card) underneath the apricot ribbon.

Step 5: Tie the mustard ribbon over the apricot ribbon. You will need to pull the ribbons to secure it. Go back and forth between the apricot and mustard ribbons as you tighten it to your satisfaction. Be careful not to pull so tight (like on this card) that it tears the card base.

Follow the link to see a card with wider ribbon. I think it's actually easier with wider ribbon, but that's just me. {wink} Ballet Sophia

Follow the link to see a card with skinnier ribbon (I like that word "skinnier". Wish it explained me. LOL!) There's more room and allows side to side ties. It's also a lot easier to thread both ribbons through the eyelet. Paper Piecing Jimbo & the Gang

Step 6: Finish your card! (Recipe below)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (SU)
Paper: white, apricot appeal, more mustard
Ink: black, apricot appeal, more mustard, SU apricot appeal marker, Copic markers (YR23 yellow ochre, Y23 yellowish beige, R29 lipstick red, CO cool gray
Accessories: CB Swiss Dots and Birds & Swirls, scallop square punch, eyelet, ribbons, diamond Stickles, sponge
Wish RAK Items: CB Swiss Dots and Birds & Swirls, scallop square punch


Jennifer E. said...

What a great idea! Great way to use up the millions of eyelets I have! Cute card too-love the way you layered the embossed background panels.

Jessica G. said...

Thanks for another fun way to use my all-time favorite embellishment!