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11 September 2015

You're Awesome -- a Tutorial

Hello, and happy Friday! Julie here today with a short tutorial on one of my favorite techniques -- pleating ribbon. 

First, the completed card:

This Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp is part of the Warm Summer Days A6 Stamp Set.  I colored her with Copic markers and Lyra Rembrandt Polycore pencils. 

For the ribbon technique -- below is everything I used -- card base, patterned paper, image, and sentiment.  There's double sided tape across the top of the card, and the ribbon that I'm going to pleat.

Maybe it's because I'm left-handed, but I found it easier to turn the card upside down and have the edge I was pleating closest to me.  I started at the outside edge (either one), and gather the ribbon, pinching it every 1/2 inch or so, sticking it the double sided tape as I go.  Be careful to keep it straight along the top.  It's easy to get going crooked if you're not paying attention.  Trust me, I've done this!

This is what it looks like after I've gotten started....
Once the ribbon get all the way across, cut it straight across the card edge with a sharp scissors.  Assemble your card, tie a bow, embellish as desired, and your card is complete! Awesome!


aworkofheart said...

I love this pleating technique and I am wondering what kind of double sided tape you are using as I know it would need to be fairly sticky...thanks for sharing this tutorial.

Julie Odil said...

There are a number of double -sided tapes that work. This particular one is Sookwang tape. I like it because I can just rip off a piece and go. It comes in a wide variety of widths. Hope that helps!