This month the DT were sponsored by the very generous Nashville Wraps. They make eco-friendly packaging which is beautiful and they supply everything from tissue paper to re-usable shopping bags, you really should check them out! I was given a lovely selection of ribbons, which are all made from sustainable and recycled materials. I was really impressed with the quality of them and the richness of the colours. With so much of it at my disposal I decided to have a play and see if I could come up with any new ways to use it.
Here are a couple of layouts I made featuring the ribbons and an explanation of the ways in which I used them.
Dress it up!
To give the ribbon a whole new look and tie it in with the colour scheme of the layout, I put a rub-on on the white ribbon seen here:
Rub-ons are easy to apply and the possibilities are endless, you could also try using words as well as patterns.
Add some bling! Here I've used some studs for a more masculine feel, but you could also use gems, eyelets and brads.
Use it as an embellishment
On the 'Love' layout, I've used the raffia to make a heart embellishment.
And here I've wound it in a circle and stuck a pin through it. So simple! I adhered it to my page using fabric glue.
On the 'A Team' layout I've layered the kraft coloured recycled fibre ribbon on top of the green eco grossgrain, I like the combination of different textures and I think it adds more interest.
I also plaited the raffia ribbon combining all three colours, creating an unusual effect.
I hope I've given you a few ideas you haven't tried before! If you have any other tips for using ribbon, please share in the comments!