Anyways, I was up bright and early this morning. I just could not sleep. I had a lot on my mind and got tired of staring at the ceiling. So I decided to get up and come in my scrappy room. I have had so many people ask me about a ribbon technique that I like to use on my cards. I did one yesterday using it:
I promise yall, this technique is really so simple! If I can do it, anyone can. So I tried to put together a really basic tutorial this morning. I am still kinda new to this tutorial thing, but I am practicing. So please bear with me while I figure these things out. I took pictures through my whole process to share with yall. I wish I had a handycam so I could record these tutorials so you could have a better visual, but at the moment, I do not. My camera does not have recording capabilities, so for now, pix will have to do. So here we go...
I created a really simple look for this example on a pre-made double-sided note card. I took one of my new EK Success Border Punches called Swiss Cheese and punched along the bottom edge to show the color on the inside of the card. For this technique, you will need:
1. card/card base
2. Permanent Adhesive ( I use the Permanent AdTech Glue Runner from Wal Mart)
3. Ribbon of your choice
First, I like to take my glue runner and lay down 2 strips of adhesive from one side of the card to the next. I do these directly on top of each other to give me a wide area of adhesive for the ribbon to adhere to:
Next, I leave the ribbon attached to the spool until I am ready to cut it off at the end, which you will see later in the tutorial. I do this because there is no exact measurement that you will need. It will all depend on the distance you are going and how much ribbon you like. I like to start on the left hand side of whatever I am working on. You will take the end of the ribbon and adhere it down about half way up the wide strip of adhesive at the very edge of your card. Press down to secure.
Now, going the other direction, lay your ribbon as show and press down to secure.
You will want to go in a back and forth motion and overlap a little each time. This overlapping will help to hide any adhesive from showing through.
I like to vary the length of mine up a bit for added interest and to make it easier on me! LOL
Once you get toward the end, it will look like this....
From here, you will want to cut your ribbon from the spool leaving about 1 and 1/2".....
Then you will want to adhere it all the way to the far edge like you did at the beginning of the technique; keeping in mind to leave about half of the adhesive showing.....
Then press down and this will secure your ribbon into place. As you can see, this technique almost hides where it begins and where it ends. So you will not have to worry about any overlapping ribbon.
Then, I like to use my fingers to press down the middle of the ribbon to secure everything really well...
Voila'! You are done!!!
The permanent adhesive will hold this on it's own, but I have also added staples to the center for extra added interest and security.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! I promise, this is so simple and so fun!!! Give it a try on your cards, layouts, or altered projects! Be sure to let me know if you do too so I can see!!!
Thanks for stopping by!