First I made a 6 card set using these wonderful 20's Ladies stamps from Artistic Stamper. I absolutely love the feminine flair these bring to any project. Here are the cards before the ribbon treatments
The first card I am just using a satin ribbon to create a simple bow, then trimming the edges.
The second card has a Dior bow attached and this is how you make it.
First cut 4 pieces of ribbon, the longest 3 should be cut at 1" increments. The forth ribbon is 2" max.
Take the longest piece and attach a glue dot to one end, then make a loop. Repeat this for the next two pieces.
Now layer the ribbons on top of one another and pinch together
With the final piece of ribbon,(attach adhesive tape to entire back) wrap around the ribbons you have layered together.
Your final ribbon will then look like this
Now to finish the second card.Such an easy bow that has serious impact.
Third card up and ready. This is one of the funnest borders to do and is so versatile. I call it a loop border. First you will need a few small ribbon pieces and one longer piece for finishing. Start off by applying tape adhesive to the card.
Then adhere each strip of small ribbon
Once all the small pieces are attached, apply another piece of tape adhesive across the top of the ribbons.
Fold each ribbon piece over creating a loop
Once all ribbons are folded over, apply strip of adhesive to last piece of ribbon and adhere to finish edge.
Three cards down, three to go. hope you are all still with me.
For the next card you are going to need a stapler. This is a super easy way to create great ruffles without getting the sewing machine out.
First adhere the edge of the ribbon to your card.
Now take the stapler and staple your first pleat.
Continue stapling then folding
I used two colors of silk ribbon, so half way through, started from step one. and this is the final card.
The last two borders are super easy. First we have the ribbon knot finished with a pearl embellishment. I truly love the simplicity of this one. Try creating different edges to the ends of your ribbon by using decorative scissors.
And the final card of the six pack is a layered border. I started out with a 1 1/4" silk, then added satin and felt.
Start by putting tape adhesive onto the satin piece of ribbon first. Then adhere it to the Silk. Less wrinkles this way. Then add the felt on top.
Now flip the ribbon over and apply adhesive to the center. and add it onto your card.
That's 6 and this is the final results.
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone here at Gingersnap Creations. My term is almost over and I wanted to let each and every one of you know how much I've enjoyed being a part of such a great challenge site. Ali and Shar, you have been fantastic to work with. I've gained so much inspiration from each and every one of the Design Team members and have made some great friends along the way. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and encouragement. I've enjoyed being a part of Gingersnap Creations and I've been truly blessed to be a part of your creative journeys.