Sunday, 23 May 2010

A Riot of Ribbons

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.


  1. Great idea and it also uses up all those strips of paper. Pretty card


  2. Unusual color combo for Christmas, but I like it! Thank you for playing with us at Susie and Vikki's christmas club!

  3. wow just fabulous - your ribbon weaving makes it really special. A great effect and worth the effort.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  4. Brilliant effect. Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug! this week.

    Bah! Humbug!DT

  5. Hello Karen

    What an amazing idea to use ribbon as a background, just perfect for our challange.
    I do like your robin and love your use of the little sparklies.

    Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug!


  6. I like your card very much. Love the robin and the twig

  7. This is Beautiful totally stunning and so pretty in pink
    Thanks for joining us at the Christmas club this week
    Hugs Susie & Vikki

  8. Great idea made a lovely card. You have been busy while I have been away some gorgeous work


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