Saturday, 27 October 2007

Wrapped in Ribbon

The girls at DCM have been playing with ribbon from Ribbon Oasis this week so their challenge is for us to make a Christmas card featuring ribbons galore. Here's mine:



I cut a triangle from thick card to make the tree base and then wrapped lengths of various different ribbons aroud it. I've machine stitched a length of wide velour ribbon to the card base and cut a pot from the same ribbon as well. I added a few brads for baubles and a star brad to top the tree off. A stamped sentiment, a bit of piercing and a trio of brads on the right hand side finish it off. I didn't have gold brads so I covered some (and the star) with gold sparkle embossing powder so they all matched.

My original idea was to do some ribbon weaving but I decided I liked the stripes before I started putting ribbons through in the other direction!

Supplies: ribbons from stash, sentiment stamp from MSE set, mini brads, star brad, gold sparkle EP.

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ETA: Blogger's image hosting seems to be playing up. If you can't see the image and you'd like to, it's here on my Photobucket.

22 comments:

Andrea said...

Love how you have put the ribbons on the tree it looks fabulous

Hazel said...

Fantastic card, Joanne - very effective use of ribbons.

Nickynoo said...

I love the ribbon tree! Funnily enough it was the first idea that sprung to mind when I saw the DCM dare - but I've changed my mind now, yours is much nicer than I would have managed! Oh, and I was so inspried by your 'bagolope' yesterday that I made one myself, they're fab aren't they? Thanks for the link :0).

Melanie said...

Wow love the way you have used the ribbons from Bea. She does some wonderful ribbons, too scrumy to use at times. Fabulous!

Kaz said...

Love this card Joanne.

All Pink girl said...

Lovely card ,very cleaver idea with the ribbon on the tree ,Dawnx

Sue said...

very clever I love this idea

Beth said...

I really lurve this card Joanne, very christmassy indeed.

Sandy said...

Wow what a Card. Great work. Love it.

Paula said...

I can't see your card, Im just getting a red cross so I'll have to pop back later & try again.

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous, Love the red and green theme and the ribbon tree is just fab - just shows how versatile ribbon can be

EllePiggo said...

I can't see it....., but I know it'll be just gorgeous.:) will pop back.

Juliet said...

Oh, I can't see it either - sounds fab though. Will try again later.

Keryn Campbell said...

I can't see it either. Will make a mental note to come back for another visit later.

stampingbalou said...

It really looks fresh and winterly.... Great !

Crafty Green Poet said...

it looks great!

Nanie said...

Wow ! Beautiful christmas tree !

PaperBabe - Kim said...

This is gorgeous, love the ribbon tree with it's brads it's just fantastic! it goes to show just how versatile ribbon can be.
Thanks for Sharing!

Samm said...

This is gorgeous! love it!

Samm
x

Lynne said...

Fab idea Joanne - your card is gorgeous, thanks for joining in the ribbon fun.

Rhi said...

Such a lush card Joanne, I love the ribbon tree and the way it peeks over the top of the card, fab!

Clare said...

Great idea, love the effect you have got with the ribbons.