Experiments in ribbon ruffling

Thursday, 3 March 2011

At training yesterday my lovely SU mummy Jules showed me how to ruffle ribbon. I've seen this loads but never managed to get to grips with it.

The trick is to use the wider Taffeta Ribbon and pull out one of the strands. It is a little bit fiddly - you cut into the ribbon and fray it up then use your nails (or tweezers) to eek one of the threads out.

Here are the cards I made featuring this technique. I used the Color Coach to determine the combo - Crumb Cake, Real Red and Bashful Blue. I love the Color Coach because I would never have thought of utting these colours together, but they look amazing. The stamp set is the now retired SAB Bliss, but I've not yet been able to put it down!

On this one I pulled out a thread in the middle, so it went crinkly on both sides. You can loosen it up a bit as you go along or pull it really tight.

Here I pulled out a strand at the very edge, so it created a valance effect.

Now I just need some of this ribbon in different colours ...


Karen Thursday, 03 March, 2011  

I used that colour combo on your birthday card Gem! x

Post a Comment

  © Blogger template Brownium by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP