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Ombre Striped Ribbon Card


Ombre Striped Ribbon Card

One of the most amazing perks of May Arts Ribbon is the variety of colors they offer in one line. And most often, if you are missing a shade, they offer the ribbon in white and you can make your own shade! This technique is perfect for creating any ombre project, which my card features today.

 Ombre Striped Ribbon Card

I chose to work with the Wrinkled Ribbon line in ½” inch, in the olive color family. I had on hand the Moss and Olive, but needed a lighter shade. This ribbon is easily dyed with alcohol ink or mist. I cut a length of it and with a plastic shopping bag as my base, sprayed alcohol ink and let the ribbon soak up the ink. I sped up the drying process with a heat gun.

Ombre Striped Ribbon Card

Next I adhered the ribbon on the underside of the die cut, after having sprayed it with adhesive. Then I simply trimmed the ribbon, which was really easy to do since this ribbon is thin and pliable!

 Ombre Striped Ribbon Card

After the ribbon was trimmed, I adhered the panel to a white card base and finished with May Arts Faux Suede Leaves, a sentiment banner, two lengths of the Moss Wrinkle Ribbon and a silk artificial flower.

This card is so easy to make, and I am excited to try it in shades of blue, purple and pink!

 By Karen Baker



Other Supplies Used:

  • Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko: Memento Luxe Ink in Pistachio, Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution in Willow
  • Lil Inker Designs Cover Up Die-Stitches & Stripes
  • Lil Inker Designs Sugar Kissed Cottage School Girl Stamp Set
  • Silk Artificial Flower


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  1. Carol Mc

    Gorgeous card. Love the technique.

  2. TracyM #6773

    AWESOME card Karen – LOVE your ombre olive and EXCITING card design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing this colouring technique and your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  3. Vanessa H

    Great card idea! I can’t wait to give it a try in different colors!

  4. Ava Gavloski



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