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.
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.
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!
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