Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ribbon Card Tutorial

Hi Friends!  I just wanted to share with you a card I made today and give you some step by step directions on how to make one of your own!  This is a great way to use some of your favorite ribbons that  you may have stashed away for the perfect project.  It really makes them the center of attention and is lots of fun.
Heres a list of everything you will need:  Your favorite ribbon (mine is May Arts), a die cut, some card stock, a ruler, tape, double sided tape, a sentiment stamp, and ink.  Since summer always reminds me of parades and patriotic things I thought  I'd use a star die cut.

First create a card from cardstock.  You can use the size of the die to help you determine the size of your card like I did, or you can select a die that will fit on the size card you wish to make. My finished card for this project is 5.75 x 5.75". 

Cut a smaller panel in a colored card stock that will compliment the ribbon color you are using.  Mine is red to keep with my patriotic theme. 

Cut a second panel slightly smaller than the colored card stock frame.  Center your die using a ruler and attach tape to the inside of the die to hold it in place to run it through your die cut machine.
After you run it through your die cut machine you will have a frame that looks like this.


Stamp your sentiment on the frame - I used a stamp a ma jig to help me line it up perfectly and give me an idea of where I should place the image before I stamped my frame.
Cut a smaller panel of card stock that will fit behind your frame that will remain unseen.  Attach double sided tape to each of the four sides of this panel and arrange your ribbon in an eye pleasing pattern.  You can arrange them however you like.  I thought a diagonal would be interesting.
Once you have the area that the die cut frame exposes covered trim the edges of the ribbon so they don't overlap your card stock panel.  Don't worry if the edges are frayed - this won't show on your finished project.
Lastly adhere the frame to the ribbon panel with double sided tape and attach to your card.
Here is my finished card. 
I've made a few of these cards in the past , I thought I would post them here again so you can see some different variations on the same theme.  I used a flower shaped die for this one and stamped the sentiment on  a ribbon banner and the ribbon was woven.  
This one was made using a butterfly die and all sorts of different pretty ribbons - what a great way to use up little scraps that you can't bare to part with!
 Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will give this technique a try!

Jeanne


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.75 x 5.75"
Ribbon:  May Arts:  5/8" Red Twill, 5/8" Grosgrain Dots White, 1/2" Square Stitch Red/White, 5/8" Organic Cotton Stripes Red and Periwinkle, 3/8" Solid Check Royal Blue3/8" Grosgrain Red/Ivory Stripe
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love Tags
Die:  Spellbinder Stars Five
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

9 comments:

Lisa M said...

Oh my word...love that idea!! I've seen this done with paper strips before (can't remember what that's called) but never ever with ribbon before. Your latest with the star is STAR-TACULAR!!! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. :)
hugs,
Lisa

Renee said...

Oh, Jeanne this is fabulous!!
I tried this last year...
and totally forgot all about it...
and I have so many little pieces of ribbon around here that I can't bring myself to toss out...
what a great way to use them!!
I still die over that woven flower though...
above my skill level...
ok...
my patience level...
but it so incredibly eye catching...
love your style, Friend! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! These ribbon cards are so textured and colorful, and so genius! I truly appreciate the time you took to show us how to recreate this awesome cards, Jeanne! I'm pinning this on my tutorial board where others can see it, too!!

Joyce said...

Wow, Jeanne--these are all beautiful and amazing. What a great way to highlight some ribbons (rather than hoard them!)

Kara said...

love these beautiful cards!! thanks so much for sharing how it's done....this is such a great way to use up smaller pieces i have :)

Sharron said...

These are AMAZING, Jeanne! I still haven't tried doing one so I'm glad you posted this to remind me. Your star is so cool! And that flower is so WOW!!

Amy Kolling said...

This is a fabulous technique and looks just like it's been quilted! Love this!

Indy said...

Love these cards! Great use of ribbons!
{hugs}
Indy

Kelly S. said...

I ((Heart)) these SO MUCH!! So sweet and cheerful and an awesome way to use up those beloved ribbon scraps that are so hard to part with!