Thursday, June 24, 2010

Use your Ribbons ~ Sponsored by Nashville Wraps

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.


Layer it!.

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!

~Alexa~

7 comments:

  1. Love the way you have used the eco friendly ribbons in your layouts!!TFS !

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  2. 河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。.................................................................                           

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  3. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」.................................................................

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  4. Very nice!
    Love the details =) Especially the pinned circle, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Awesome... great colours. Thanks for the ideas and tips. Do visit my blog... I make a lot of my cards from recycled stuff.

    Monica

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