Adding Texture & Color to Cards with Inked Rows of Ribbon
I am enamored with texture on handmade cards, as it is something that can’t often be found at the cards from big box stores. Today I have two cards featuring the same technique: inked rows of ribbon.
To create this technique, I cut enough strips of May Arts Solid ½” Wrinkled Ribbon in White to cover the front of a card. I then ran a thin strip of liquid adhesive and adhered the ribbon to the cardstock base. I then covered an acrylic plate with watered down ink and placed my ribbon covered cardstock face down into the ink. After a minute or so of soaking, I separated the plate from the cardstock and allowed the cardstock to dry. The ink seeped into the paper, and some into the ribbon as well. Because I did not completely adhere the entire width of the ribbon, the water crinkled the ribbon up from the cardstock base for a nice, fluttery effect.
After letting the ribbon and paper dry, I finished the card by adhering the inked rows of ribbon panel to a cardstock base, affixing a decorative butterfly sticker and sentiment.
The second card features a warm toned color palette. I did not cover the entire card base with the inked rows of ribbon panel, rather only half, because the ribbons were glued to the panel closer together.
By Karen Baker
Other Supplies Used:
- Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive
- White Cardstock
- Distress Inks
- SRM Sentiment Stickers