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Adding Texture & Color to Cards with Inked Rows of Ribbon

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.

 Adding Texture & Color to Cards with 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.

 Adding Texture & Color to Cards with Inked Rows of Ribbon

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.

 Adding Texture & Color to Cards with Inked Rows of Ribbon

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.

Adding Texture & Color to Cards with Inked Rows of Ribbon

I finished this card with a May Arts Rosette and a bow made of black silk ribbon in 1/8”.

 By Karen Baker

 

 

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive
  • White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks
  • SRM Sentiment Stickers

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  1. Lucy E.

    These are really pretty! I love the ombré effect.

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