Thursday, May 8, 2014

Product Shuffle : Ribbon

Good morning!
As promised, I return this morning with a new twist on the same collection I used last week.  If you need a refresher just click here and see what I created last week with the Now and Then collection from My Mind's Eye.  The previous layout was girly and fun.  This week I went for the vintage feel.  This amazing collection is perfect for so many occasions.
For this week's product shuffle I decided to work with ribbon.  I love ribbon and I try to use some on most of my layouts.  I mostly use them for trim or I fold them in half and slide underneath a button or a flower.  I wanted to show you that you could use them in more ways.  I did want to incorporate ribbon in a subtle way and I was inspired by Aurélie's post on Monday about masking.  Why not use my ribbon as a mask?  I dug out my old meshy ribbon from the bottom of my ribbon drawer and my Tsukineko rich cocoa spray and I sprayed away.

I also used the ribbon in a more traditional way, tucked under a button and flower and as a trim under my picture.  The quote in the bottom of my page is accented by strips of ribbon.  With the help of glue dots, the ribbon is folded on itself to create fun ruffles. 
The finished layout is even better than what I had envisioned.  

In addition to all the My Mind's Eye goodness, I used Webster's Pages, Tim Holtz and Stamping Up ribbon, Kaisercraft flower, Close to my Heart cardstock and American Crafts thickers.
I hope that you dig through your ribbon drawer and find a way to incorporate it into your next layout. How do you use ribbon?  Let us know in the comments below.   Have an awesome day!


elisa delora said...

Wow! that's awesome use of ribbon!! Love all the details- I'm gonna lift some of these ideas!

Gisèle said...


Beatrice Lawson said...

Love your title, and with the ruffled ribbon adds so much dimension. Very pretty! I have stamped on ribbon, and used it traditionally as a trim and to make bows... great to see more ideas as I love ribbon too:-)