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Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Inspiration: Fraying Ribbon Tutorial

Welcome Back to Monday Inspiration. Today I want to show how to fray ribbon. I saw this on another website, but neglected to bookmark it to give the proper credit to the person I learned it from.

Look closely at the card below. On the right side you will see a frayed edge. This edge can be as narrow or as wide as you want it.


Some of the Stampin' Up! products in this card are:
Newsprint Designer Series Paper, item #117166
Extreme Dirt Bike Stamp Set, item #115175 - wood only
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, item #115370 - wood only
1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Basic Black, item #115615

I thought it would be fun to mix the old newspaper that had the old style bicycle with the new Extreme Dirt Biker.

Tutorial of how to fray ribbon:

Measure the area to want to cover with ribbon, then add on 3/4" to 1 " to allow for wrapping to the backside of the card stock. This will help prevent the ends from fraying.


The striped ribbon is perfect for the fraying technique. Cut it in half using the center stripe as your guideline. Stampin' Up! Scissors and Paper Snips are the perfect tools for doing this.

Start at one end of the ribbon and pull the threads away. Be gently and go slowly.


You will be amazed at all the threads you will be pulling off. Pull as much as you want off. The width of the fringe/frayed area is up to you.


Looking at the frayed piece and the regular piece.

Close-up of the frayed area.

To adhere to a card, use Stampin' Up! sticky tape, item #104294.

We have this ribbon in 11 colors. You will find it on Page 191 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011. It is 10 yards for $9.95. Here is the list of the other available colors:

Daffodil Delight, item #119770
Pumpkin Pie, item #115616
Pretty in Pink, item #119775
Real Red, item #119768
Rich Razzleberry, item #119774
Night of Navy, item #119773
Marina Mist, item #119772
Certainly Celery, item #119771
Old Olive, item #115618
Early Espresso, item #119961
Basic Black, item #115615

Here are some more samples using the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Black, item #115615.

This is one of our favorite sayings. Thought it was perfect with the rocking chair on the card. The frayed ribbon is at the bottom of the card.


I used the ribbon on this card without fraying it.
Extreme Guitar Stamp set, item #115328 - wood only


Just having fun with our bat paper punch and the ribbon. Could be used for a Halloween card or just to let someone know you care.

Bitty Bat Large Paper Punch, item #119279

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and the card samples today. If you would like to purchase any of the products above or other Stampin' Up! products, you may do so on-line by clicking HERE and then click on shop now. Also orders may be placed by contacting me directly (e-mail link is at the top of this page).

Mary Director
http://marydirector.stampinup.net
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary,
I really like the card you made with the biker. Great card for a guy and the ribbon almost looks like a road.
Joan

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

I really didn't like the wide ribbon at all until I've seen so many people fraying it. Maybe I'll try it. Nice tutorial too.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Great tutorial Mary. As always wonderful cards!

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