Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ribbon, Ribbon and More Ribbon

This is the card I made for todays challenge, WT120 - Ribbon Revisited at SCS. You can see the challenge here. I had seen a card using this weaving technique for ribbon in a magazine some time ago and I had wanted to give it a go. Today seemed the right time. It looked so easy, but I can tell you, it's not. The card in the mag showed ribbon so straight whereas mine is somewhat crooked in spots. Another thing I learned is to use a completely different ribbon for the crossways weave, that way the left edge will not be so bland. However, it took me about two hours so I wasn't about to change it, but will make sure I learn from it.
After spending that much time on the ribbon, I didn't want it overshadowed by some fancy image front and centre, so I subtly stamped my favourite flower images onto the cardstock, added the ladybug and tag for focus and balance. I think it's okay, not my best and will probably go into a Makeover Monday in a few months! But now, I need a nap to ease my tired eyes.

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Text Boxed, Little Lady, Paper Tray
Ink: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Black StazOn
Accessories: ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon


Anonymous said...

WOW! You must have a ton of patience. That looks like a lot of work, but worth the effort. Very nice

shuggy said...

wow! i couldn't do it!!

Alexandra said...

Wow, what a lot of work - but a really nice result! *HUGS* Alex

running on ink said...

This is way to cool! Love the weave! Your inspiring me to give it a try!