Today is our final day of my colorful ribbon splash week. I have really enjoyed hosting the blog this week and thank you for stopping by to share with us! Now, just take a moment and pull out that colorful ribbon for some homemade embellishments that myself and Pebbles Inc. DT member Ginnifer Maloney thought we would share two idea palates, in order to inspire a variety of ribbon uses.
I wanted to create a rainbow effect, opposite my son Gavin’s black and white photo. The contrasting cardstock really makes for a nice matting against the brightness of the ribbon. The white stitching, chipboards, and penmanship also create a sharp contrast for the photo. Enjoy!
Pebbles Inc: Ribbon Spools, Chipboards, Cardstock Stickers, Candy Dots
Helmar: Liquid Scrap Dots
Chipboard title letters with miniature stickers
Gellyroll White pen
1) Gather ribbon spools and cut Approx. 3 inches of each coor/pattern.
*Vary +/- the 3 inches for more graphic effect in the ribbon.
*When cutting start at top of ribbon spool and gab a sampling of each style for visual effect.
*Lay on flat surface in order, for ease of putting together layout.
2) Starting at bottom of page, layer individual ribbon on top of each other.
*Vary start and stop positions of ribbon for effect.
3)Carefully list page to sewing machine and sew down center of the ribbon pieces.
4) Add photo
5) Sew around edges of photo in a framing form.
6) Add Candy Dots and chipboard accents for framing piece of photo.
6) Add layered title.
Your final project can take on many looks, but here is my take that you saw earlier this week.
Now, there are other wonderful ways to create fun layouts with huge color splashes, take a look at this fun layout that Ginnifer Maloney created, using another ribbon flower technique. I love how Ginnifer folded her flowers under for another unique way to make the ribbon petals pop.
She also likes to use staples (a favorite of mine) and adhere her ribbon to her layouts with a click.
The cute stitching down the middle ribbon stem just added the perfect detailing to her sweet layout. That and the contrast of the straight ribbon stem, just highlighted how versatile of a technique that Ginnifer was able to share. Easy, quick, and the perfect accent to an adorable floral page.
The centers, too cute!!! Gathered brown ribbon, with white stitching…..absolutely perfect!
I want to thank everyone again for peeking in at our colorful week this week. I hope you have enjoyed the fun and quick ways to enjoy all that luscious ribbon that I know so many of us have in our stash. What a variety of ways to use that scrumptious product.