Stripes. Always a classic.
The May Arts Solid/Stripe ribbon comes in 12 attractive color combinations. The stripe pattern is versatile, always popular, ever the classic. A handy ribbon to use – whatever your purpose – from baskets and floral arranging to paper crafting and interior design.
This week I pulled out my solid/stripe ribbon and challenged myself to create projects using the ribbon as my inspiration. With the recent May Arts Blog challenge, “ribbon on cards” in mind, I thought that would be a good place to start.
- To add texture and dimension, I layered ribbons of varying widths and textures.
- I also applied acrylic paint to the edges of the card.
- Fold over a 3 inch piece of ribbon and sew a button near the ends to create a tab.
- Wire string is an amazing thing. If you haven’t used it before – try it!
After making a few cards I decide to showcase the Solid/Stripe on a few scrapbook pages. Wide ribbon is something scrappers are often apprehensive about. But it can add so much texture, depth and interest to a page. Give it a try.
This FUN TIMES layout used the Navy/white stripe 365-2-03 and natural burlap string SM10.
- There is nothing like a lovely big bow with the classy stripe! Instant happy!
- Burlap string is an absolute must for buttons.
- Distress your ribbon for an aged vintage look.
- Ribbon of any width makes a perfect photo corner.
Next up – The altered item. Paper crafters love to alter and the wide stripe is perfect for altering journals, covering clipboards, or in this case – changing a plain wooden photo frame box into a bright, lively, unique container!
- Adhere vintage buttons on top of your ribbon for a playful look.
- Ribbon works with almost any other material, most of the box is covered in blue masking tape.
Blog Posted By: Leah Farrar-White