Christmas card using red satin ribbon

August 16th, 2011

Hi Everyone

Before i start just quickly tell you there is a fantastic offer on our 23 metre roll of red satin ribbon. Half price for a limited time only, so hurry on to the website to snatch up the deal of the week!

Ok then . . . so this week i thought i would do a red theme and make my first Christmas card for this year using this gorgeous Christmas tree stamp, which I bought from Dimension Fourth whilst I was at the Stamperama show in Stevenage this weekend.

Christmas Card

Christmas card using red ribbons

I love the design of this Christmas Tree, it has decorative stars which I have enhanced by adding some extra sparkle with red pearls and red gems to go along with the Christmas theme. I decided to go for a mixture of pearls and gems to give the illusion of sparkly lights !

Christmas Card

Decorative bow made from red cotton cord

I’ve also created this ribbon bow from red cord to decorate the bottom of the tree. It adds a nice contrast to the soft ribbon.

Christmas Card

Gold brad and grosgrain ribbon to finish the card off

I’ve really got into pleating ribbon at the moment, here i’ve pleated the red satin ribbon around the back of the Christams Tree to create a border. To do this all you need to do is stick double sided tape around the back edge of the stamped image and slowly create tiny folds. Continue right around the card to create the pleated effect. First time I have done a pleated border, hope you like my first attempt.

I have used a strip of red grosgrain to match the red ribbon border and to finish off the card i’ve used gold brads to pick out the detailing of the gold tree.

2 Responses to “Christmas card using red satin ribbon”

  1. maxine says:

    Lovely card Mei

  2. Sarah says:

    The sticky gems look gorgeous. Nice idea to use a mix of gems and pearls…well done

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