Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.
This week’s technique: FOLDED RIBBON.
The chevron pattern is very popular these days ~ in everything from stamps and paper to fabric and ribbon. I wanted to use some chevron ribbons on a card in a way different than just laying them flat. *You could use any patterned or solid colored ribbon that you have. Just be sure that the front and back are the same or your loops will look different.
You will need: ribbon/ribbons of your choice, stamped label, tape runner or glue dots.
If using tape runner, cover the back of the label. If using glue dots, start by putting one in the center of each long edge.
Attach the end of the ribbon onto the adhesive. Add adhesive to the top of the ribbon you just glued down and fold the ribbon back onto itself to make a loop that extends past the edge. You can make the loop as large as you want but I find it looks better if it’s smaller. Now again put some adhesive on the back of the label on the ribbon and fold the ribbon on the opposite side to make another loop.
Now there is a loop on the top and the bottom of the label.
You can make as many loops as you want but keep in mind the more loops there are, the thicker it will end up being which may result in higher postage for mailing. After I had made 2 loops on each side, I did a v-cut on the end for a nice finished edge. It can also be left straight if you prefer. I repeated all of these steps with 2 more colors.
To make each loop look like a continuous piece of ribbon ~ cut a small length of each color, apply adhesive on the back, lift up the top loop and tuck it under. Cut off the excess ribbon at the top and apply a bit of liquid glue to the edges to prevent fraying.
I added some brads and a paper flower to the completed label/loops. Then attached it to a piece of embossed card stock layered onto a mat the same color as the label. This panel was then ready for a white card base.
*Any dry adhesive works best for this technique ~ tape runner, glue dots or double sided tape. It allows for you to remove and adjust the loops if you need to. Liquid glue is harder to use as it takes time to dry thoroughly.
*A wider ribbon is easier to work with and control.
*You could add ribbon loops to any sort of embellishment, not only labels ~ large button, flower or chipboard shape.
*These ribbon loops would be a nice addition as pull tabs on tags in an album or scrapbook.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!
Until next time,
The Country Touch