I must admit that this challenge at Bah Humbug really made me think. After all, we all use ribbon in some form or other on our cards; tying around the spine, bows, knots, threading etc etc.
So, how to make it a bit different? After a while of ruminating on this I came up with the idea of making my "backing paper" from ribbon weaving. I started with a square 6" white card blank and cut a piece of card 5 1/2" square and then started my ribbon weaving using some Christmas ribbon I had in my stash. When it was finished I adhered all the ends of the ribbon to the back and then used d/s tape to mount the piece on my base card.
The main image is from Creative Expressions and is a Umount Stylish 1 Christmas A5 stamp plate. This was coloured in pink for the robin and green for the branch and flourishes and clear embossed. I stamped the robin twice so I could give the image some depth by decoupaging it. The bottom of this was punched with a ribbon threader edge punch with a piece of ribbon threaded through and tied in a bow at the left hand side. The sentiment is from the same stamp set cut out using my SU oval punches. I added some pink gems for the bird's eye, at the side and on the flourishes and then used a small piece of left over ribbon and a brad on the top right.
I'm also entering this card in Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club challenge - #18 Anything Christmas.
Thanks for looking.