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Card – Using Ribbon as a Background

Today, we have a very special guest post for you!  Andrea Walford over at over at Paper Crafter’s Library was kind enough to create this lovely card for us.  Now if you haven’t heard of this fabulous site yet, here’s a little bit about them:
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelmingAfter spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

And now for her project:

Everytime I look at my colourful collection of May Arts Ribbons I’m inspired to try something new and different. I’ve always found that with a litte imagination and a few tools, May Arts Ribbons offer endless possibilities! This month I wanted to share with you a card I created in which I used my May Arts Ribbon to fill a negative die cut space.
I started by creating a card stock panel with the “Peace” sentiment on it – and I die cut it using my Silhouette Cameo – saving the inside of the letters “P” and “A”.  I added to the greeting by masking a sentiment stamp I had that said “Wishing You Peace, Love & Joy”.  I stamped the “Wishing You” portion of the sentiment above the die cut “Peace” negative, and then stamped “love & joy” beneath it, each time masking the portion of the sentiment I didn’t need.  To fill the die cut negative space I affixed a 4 1/2″ piece of May Arts Red with Ivory Stripes 1.5″ Grosgrain Ribbon (RG14) to the back of the card stock panel so that you could see the gorgeous stripes showing through the die cut letters.  I then stuck the center of the letters “P” and “A” directly onto the ribbon.  I finished off my card with some die cut holly and berries, filling in the center of the berries with red rhinestones.
You can watch the video below on how I assembled this card.  I’ve also provided for you a pdf handout with directions and supply list, the studio file which you can open in your Silhouette, as well as an SVG file which you can import into your Silhouette or any other electronic die cutting machine that accepts SVG files.
If you enjoyed today’s project and you enjoy my style of teaching and the resources we provide along with our projects then I encourage you to take a minute and stop by Paper Crafter’s Library – where you’ll find projects like this and a whole lot more!

May Arts Ribbon Used:
Other Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio (papertrey ink)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko)
  • Paper: Hillary CS, Cardinal CS (Bazzill); Vintage Cream CS (papertrey ink)
  • Accessories: bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, mini glue dots (Stampin’ Up!); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); 450 Quick Dry adhesive (Helmar); Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America Inc); Tombow multi-purpose liquid glue (Tombow); red rhinestones (KaiserCraft)

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  1. Nikki C

    that is just sharp love the look 🙂

  2. Natasha Poteraj

    What a great idea. I need a die cutting machine…

  3. Renee VanEpps

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!  Really enjoyed the video!  The Cameo is definitely on my wish list 🙂  (Already have the beautiful striped grosgrain ribbon!) 

  4. Virginia Fynes

    Pretty card! WHat a great idea!

  5. Kristie Maynard

    Love this card!  Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

  6. Sue D

    Great way to use ribbon.

  7. Nicole Martel

    Lovely card!


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