FMS10 How to ruffle ribbon

If you are ever stumped for ideas when you sit down to make a card, I definitely recommend starting with a card sketch. These layouts are a great way to kick-start your creativity.  The sketch you see here is last week's sketch challenge as provided by Freshly Made Sketches. They provide new sketches every Wednesday. (Click on the link provided to be directed to their blog.)

In a recent class, we dragged ink pads across More Mustard card stock in order to create a faux-wood panel as a background. (We used More Mustard, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede Classic Ink along with Whisper White Craft ink.)  This panel created a great backdrop for the sketch and our Elizabeth stamp.

Once mounted onto the card base, it needed a little "something else" so I decided to add some ruffled ribbon. Begin with a line of Sticky Strip, then add ribbon - pulling up and pinching the ribbon every so often to give this ruffled look.

Tip: If your fingers choose not to cooperate, a Stylus makes it easy to pull up just the right amount of ribbon. Just lay the end of the stylus under the ribbon where you want the pleat and hold it in place while you push the free ribbon down onto Sticky Strip. (In the photo below, my finger would push down just to the right of the stylus.) Remove the stylus, move down to where you want the next pleat and continue. You'll be happy to know that the Sticky Strip is a bit forgiving, you can pull the ribbon back up and try again if you need to.

Supply Details: 
Stamps: Elizabeth, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Whisper White
Paper: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Tools: Simply Scored (incl. Stylus), Sticky Strip
Embellishments: Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon, Brads (Metallics)
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