Ribbon Trimmed Holiday Cards
Hey All, Virginia here with a few ideas to get the engines rolling on the Christmas train. I wanted to share a few ways to trim Santa’s suit using May Arts ribbons. I of course couldn’t show you this with out a great Santa image and as luck would have it, I got to try out a great Santa stamp this week from our friends over at Stampedous.
To trim Santa’s suit I used 419-01 white mini pom-pom trim. I cut a length the width of his cloak (8 pom poms in this case) and a piece for the brim of his hat (4 pom poms) I glued them in place using Tombow MONO liquid glue. For the ball on the end of Santa’s hat I used a Red pearl from a strip of wired beads. I cut the piece with a piece of wire remaining on either end and twisted the two pieces together creating a brad that could be poked through the paper. I trimmed his sleeves with 389-18-46 green ¼” velvet, again gluing with the mono. The card wasn’t complete without a pop of color so I used 412-94 blue bakers twine threaded through a button to trim the card.
I loved using this Santa from Stampendous so much I couldn’t resist making a second card. I chose to do an antiqued look to showcase their crushed glass glitter. I trimmed the card with 372-1-31 crochet velvet center
- 389-18-46 1/8″ green velvet
- 419-01 white mini pom-pom
- 372-1-31 crochet velvet center
- 412-94 blue bakers twine
- FY14- wired beads.
- Stampendous– Santa Stamp and Crushed Glass Glitter
- Tombow– Mono Liquid Glue
- DCWV- Pattern Paper
- Graphic45– Pattern Paper
- Echo Park– Joy sticker
- Fiskars- Circle Cutter
- Tim Holtz- Vintage photo distress ink
- Thrift store- buttons and Doily
- Stampin’ Up- Whisper White Cardstock, Stamp and Write markers, grey ink pad, crystal effects
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Blog post by: Virginia Fynes