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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ribbon Layering Technique Tutorial

Today I thought it would be fun to show you a new technique called Ribbon Layering. It is so easy to do, plus it will extend the uses for your ribbon stash as it creates many different patterns and looks when you do this.

First you will need two pieces of ribbon ... any length, but make sure they are equal in length and one ribbon needs to be wider than the other.

I used these ribbons from Stampin' Up!
Whisper White Organza Ribbon - 5/8" wide, item #114319
Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - 1/4" wide, item #111366

Now you are ready to adhere the two pieces together. You could use sticky tape (if it is narrow enough), but I used SNAIL adhesive and was very pleased with the results. Here's informaton on the Stampin' Up! SNAIL adhesive:

SNAIL ADHESIVE, item #104332
Did you know that our SNAIL adhesive is a permanent adhesive that is acid free. There are 472" of adhesive in each one. It is great that you can buy refills for it too as many companies do not sell the refill for their adhesive. Stampin' Up! is doing its part to recycle.

Put the SNAIL on the back of the smaller piece of ribbon. Then starting at one end gently center and layer across the wider piece. Then press firmly to adhere.

This is the completed piece (above).

Now I have added it to a piece of card stock to dress it up a bit. Think of all the new looks you will be able to create with this simple technique. Remember you don't need to wrap the ribbon all the way around. Make the ribbon just about 1 inch longer than the area you are covering, then fold over the ribbons ends and tape to the back of the paper. Then attach the paper to your card. See card below to see how it is attached.

Here's the card I created using the layering technique for the ribbon. My scallop ovals do cover it up a bit, but I like the addition of the color and the organza ribbon to dress it up a bit too. I'm doing this card in response to challenge at 365 Cards Blog.

Stampin' Up! Products Used (in addition to those listed above):
Butterfly Paper Punch, item #116629
Scallop Oval Paper Punch, item #114889
Sincere Salutations Stamp Set, item #115068
Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper, item #118401 (Sale-a-bration product, only available thru the end of March ... this is one of the FREE choices).

This card could be made with many different designs of paper, colors of ribbon, sentiments .. the ideas would have be limitless.

Hope you will try this technique, and let me know what you think of it. If you have any questions, please let me know. If you would like to order Stampin' Up! products from me, please contact me directly OR order them thru my official Stampin' Up! website where you can order 24/7.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)


Gramma said...

Another great card Mary!

Anonymous said...

what a nice sweet card. love the butterflies and layerings.

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