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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ribbon Threading Tutorial

I saw this technique on someones blog a while back. I didn't remember it until I got the Stampin' Up! set "True Friends." So if you know who came up with this please let me know and I will give them the full credit they deserve and a link back to their blog.















First you stamp your image onto card stock. I did try it on watercolor paper but you need to make sure the ink is completely dry or your thumb will be colored and the ink will be smeared by the time you are done cutting it out. Here I used Purely Pomegranate.






Punch out the holes around the center flower. For this one I used the taffeta ribbon. I cut it about 12" long. On the calendars I did I used grosgrain ribbon. It was a little stiffer to work with but it will work. And if you rip through a hole you can tape it back together from behind and repunch it and continue on. It's on the back so it won't show. Speaking from experience here!!! Yes, even I make mistakes but I am willing to share them with you so you don't make them or so you know how to fix them too!!!
I taped the end of it to the back center and then I punched out the center hole. Now all you do is thread your needle in and out of the card stock. You start from the back and outer hole and then thread through to the front center hole.
When you have gone all the way around just slide the needle under one of the "stitches" on the back and cut it off. You can leave the center the way it is or you can cover it with a smooth brad, charm, rhinestone brad or half pearl. I sponged the edges to punch the color up a bit and for this one I used it on a mini composition book. Just add a little decorative papers and some layers and you can really dress up a little composition notebook, can't you? You may want to use Dimensionals to affix the flower on because the bulge from the ribbon will cause the flower to stand out.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

18 comments:

Carol said...

I've never seen this done before - and it's so pretty! TFS the directions for us to try it too:) Beautiful!!

SmilynStef said...

How beautiful ... thanks for the how-to ... love those colors together.

Susie said...

Wanda, this is just gorgeous. Thanks for the directions. When we return home I must try this.

Gwen said...

Thanks for the "Ribbon Threading Tutorial" Now, I hope I can do it half as well as you did. I love the technique.

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful!! Perfect with that set!

Cathy M said...

Wow great tutorial and very easy to follow. Another creative idea and it looks awesome.

Pat S. said...

Simply Stunning!

cathy said...

how cool is that!!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

VEry cute...I have not seen this before. TFS

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Beautiful. This is the first time I have ever seen this. Thanks for posting it with the directions. I am going to try it.

Amy said...

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Hope you have a great week!

Val said...

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful and I love that you shared this! TFS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

stampin_melissa said...

How cool is that?! TFS!

KraftyChic said...

OMG! This is just wonderful. TFS!

KraftyChic

Char- said...

I just love this idea! Thanks for this great tutorial.

Shannon McGann said...

What a fantastic idea! It looks beautiful. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

Sara Paschal said...

This is beautiful, now I need to give it a try.