Friday, September 16, 2011
Something New - Ribbon Card
Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am!! This Friday's challenge is to try something new! so I decided to try a new kind of card - and to be honest - I think it came out pretty sad looking. But I am not scared to show you my sad little card - maybe it will inspire you to create something much better! This post should also be called "Why Allison should not make cards" Onto the sad card:
I was inspired for this card by a beautiful wedding invitation I got in the mail but I am not doing the inspiration justice. I really love the style of this card and yet I have no idea what is called so I am calling it a ribbon card.
I took a 5 1/2 by 12 inch strip of K and Company kraft patterned cardstock and scored it at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches. Then I punched some holes with my Big Bite for the ribbon o go through. Here is the card "unfolded" so you can see how it folds to meet in the middle:
I cut two 3 inch pears from Preserves and layered them over each other (a pair of pears! - sorry can't help myself sometimes). I adhered them to the front of the card while it was closed and then used a razor to split them down the middle. I was not happy with the way that came out at all so if I were to do it again I probably would cut them first and then apply them to the card.
Then it was time to put the ribbon in - which is honestly my favorite part. You loop the ribbon towards the center of the card.
And then bring the ends through the whole toward the front of the card.
You can trim the ends if they are too long and then you are done!
So that is my little sad card! While I am not pleased with the way it came out I do like the style so I expect I will be trying it again. I can't wait to see what new things you all try! Happy crafting!