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Finding Inspiration: Ikat Print


Inspiration is everywhere and whether you’re a DIYer or a paper crafter we all are inspired by many things in many ways.  Today I’m sharing a May Arts Ribbon card I was inspired to make from an awesome dress I just had to have.

Finding Inspiration: Ikat Print

I’ve been really into ikat print and when I saw this dress I could resist it.  I’m not going to lie either, when I saw the salmon color on the dress the first thought I had was “That is the exact color of one of my favorite May Arts Ribbon”.

Finding Inspiration: Ikat Print

To make the card I simply layered strips of ribbon onto a paper panel.  I wanted to capture the flow the dress had so I added a strip of two-way tape to the top and slightly over lapped the layers.  Then I stamped the ikat pattern on top with a clear stamp and pigment ink.

Finding Inspiration: Ikat Print

I adore how this card came out.  You can see that I drew inspiration from both the pattern and colors of the dress.  So next time you’re in a craft funk look around you and you may find inspiration.

Finding Inspiration: Ikat Print

Blog Post By: Lalo IK



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Other Supplies Used:

  • Avery Elle “Ikat” stamp
  • VersaColor “Imperial Blue”

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  1. Heather Whitman

    I love how this card came together for you. Such a unique way to use ribbon. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Tigerberry

    Before seeing this idea, I probably would have stamped the ribbon first. I like that the stamp over laps onto the next ribbon, making it look more like one big ribbon.

  3. Virginia Fynes

    THis is SO clever! LOVE it, great job, and cute dress!

  4. Johanne L.

    Beautiful card. Love that look.

  5. Angelica Chambers

    I wouldn’t be able to resist that dress either! Love it! You really pulled off a darling card with the stamp and beautiful ribbon! Lovliness!

  6. Jan Garber

    so very cool! and LOVE that dress fabric!


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