Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Striped Grosgrain Ribbon for Pals Paper Arts!

I was gazing idly at my ribbon stash yesterday, when my glance fell on the 4 rolls of striped grosgrain ribbon.  I realized that, as much as I loved it, I had barely used it.  I just didn't have the occasion to get it out.  But sometimes I think that you have to create the occasion, and when I saw the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 224 for this week, I knew that it was the perfect opportunity!

Whenever I have a sketch that calls for narrow panels, I try to think of new ways to create them besides using just paper.  You can stamp border designs on them, you can dry emboss them, or you can use ribbon. And that's what I did.  It started out pretty plain.  Just the ribbons, the tag and the bow:

  • I liked what I had done, but had a vague sense that it was incomplete, so hunted around for a way to complete it. I decided to add a matte to the tag, cut from Old Olive cardstock.
  • I tried Candy Dots, large Designer Buttons with a Linen Thread bow, but nothing was working for me.  I finally settled on a medium sized Designer Button in Old Olive at the bottom right of the tag with a large Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle.
What do you think?  Which version do you like the best?

And it is Tuesday, so it's time for the....(drum roll please)...

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  1. Such a great use of this wide ribbon! Love the result.

  2. Love and oh, what fun!!! I think using the ribbon in this fashion was brilliant! Thanks for playing this week!

  3. The ribbon bow is a great embellishment all by itself. Love the applied colors to the tag stamp image... Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week!

  4. This is so fabulous with the grosgrain ribbon and the wonderful way that you inked the stamp. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!


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