Friday, January 25, 2013

Your Oldest Ribbon

I played along with another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash; Challenge #86, use your oldest ribbon.  I am currently on the East Coast, and I have had these snippets of 3 ribbons since I set up crafting space here. Every time I tried to use them they just didn't look right.  That might still be the case, but they are now out of my stash.

I decided to weave the ribbons together after cutting them down further to give me about 8 pieces .  I got some packing tape, laid two pieces together slightly overlapping and then laid the wider tape piece sticky side up on my work  surface. (This method came to me after several attempts on my apparently slippery work surface and unladylike outbursts) The weaving went much more quickly using this method.

Two spellbinder dies were used to cut the frame, a scalloped edge and a smooth smaller edged oval. Patterned paper was attached to a light card-base which I edged with a black sharpie. The frame was placed on the woven mat. Once it was secured, I trimmed the woven piece to fit under the frame. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with white powder, buttons were threaded up and attached with glue dots. 

While I do love bright colors, I have an equal love for the combination of black and white.

What are your favorite colors to work with?

Thanks for stopping by.
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Ink: Versa Mark
Die: Spellbinders
Stamp: Hero Arts CL574
Marker: Sharpie-Black
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: unknown scrap
Embellishment: Doodlebug Buttons
Embossing: Tsukineko White
Fiber: Sew Easy Floss
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches


ScrappySandie said...

Ooooooo...I LIKE this! The black & white really pops! The ribbon weaving is wonderful! And thanks for that tip about using packing tape...nice! AND thanks for sharing your lovely creation at SOS this week!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love your ribbon weaving! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today too. Judy x

MS said...

haha, unladylike outbursts! I'm stealing that one. Brilliant idea to weave the ribbon. The card came out really elegant with the black and white. My fav color is kraft and then anything else. I struggle with pastels though :/

Kristi said...

This is lovely Cat! I like how you wove the ribbons together and cut them:it's very unique. I like black and white too. there's something elegant and simple about that color combo that is so appealing.