Our Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime152) for this week is "Ribbon Scraps": show interesting ways to use up some of those itty bitty bits of ribbon!
My design features Graphic 45's "Halloween in Wonderland," available by kit or separately from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Image panels were layered onto a black cardstock base, leaving space for a "hanging" banner.
I first tried to simply cut triangles from ribbon scraps (all May Art's Striped from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) to create the banner, but found the ribbon frayed easily. My solution: run a short strip of ribbon through an Xyron "Create a Sticker," stick it to a strip of cardstock, THEN cut your triangle from the stickered ribbon/cardstock. It still has the potential to fray (if roughed up), but far less so.
I then glued a piece of May Art's Ivory Twine to the back of the triangles to create the hanging effect. The banner triangles are actually dimensionally taped down, with the twine wrapped and taped to the back.
Stampin' Up's "Rough Type" was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx for a sentiment of "BOO," then sponged with SU Creamy Caramel ink.
A Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie corduroy button, thread through with May Art's Black Twine, adds an upper corner accent.
Be sure to head to see what the rest of the Stamp Simply Challenge team has done with their ribbon scraps!
Sharon Johnson and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Neerman (Deb's off this week)
Charlene Driggs, August Guest Designer!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!
You are probably tiring of this reminder, but...there are two Wednesday's left in August...that means two more drawings...two more wonderful kits from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. If YOU haven't signed up yet, please do! See the deets, HERE.