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Oh Boy..... I love these ribbons, in fact I just LOVE RIBBONS !!!!!
My blog post for Fantastic Ribbons this month is about Backgrounds, that's right, how to use your ribbons to make a background.
Very rarely do I do a DL card, but I felt this just "worked"
Start off with a DL base card, next taking some Bazzill Kraft I die cut two hearts from a piece just smaller than the base card.
Then taking 3 of your favourite ribbons from your Fantastic Ribbons stash, put some adhesive on the back of the heart outline and start sticking your ribbon strips on, this is fab for using up all those little bits and pieces that "we can't possibly throw away"
It looks a bit scruffy from the back, but don't worry thats going to be covered !! To highlight the hearts and give them a little vintage feel, go around the edge (on the front) with little white "stitches"
Tie a piece of ribbon and twine to the front of the Kraft and adhere to the white card base. Finishing off with a gorgeous button, well it would be rude not to !!! My only dialemma here was what button to choose...
 At the moment I'm into teals and greens so I used :-
Centre Stitch 54062
Stitched Grosgrain 677872
Gingham 54078
But this would work for soooo many colours, so go get your ribbons and start creating
Marion xxx


Bea said…
Love the card - Being a ribbon addict myself this isa fab idea to try out
Craftychris said…
What I good idea! I have loads of ribbon and am never sure what to do with it. thanks for the idea xx
Libby said…
Great idea, I knew I would find a use for all those little pieces one day! thanks, Libby x

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