Saturday, June 30, 2007

Faux Ribbon

Make faux ribbon with just a few items. Gather a ribbed bottle cap--I used the cap of a bottle of rubbing alcohol; the coke bottle cap I tried first didn't work well--VersaMark, strip of cardstock, ink to match cardstock (Rose Red used here). polka dot stamp (from SU!'s new punch box), and Whisper White Craft Pad.

1. Cut cardstock into a strip the width of what you want your ribbon to be (Fig. 1).

2.Take the bottle lid and ink it up with the VersaMark. Stamp it on the cardstock strip all the way to the end (Figs. 2-4). You should end up with Figure 5.

3. Run edges of strip across coordinating ink pad to define edges (Fig 6).

4. Stamp polka dots on strips using Whisper White Craft Pad (Fig. 7).

5. You will have a piece of cardstock that looks like ribbon! (Fig. 8)

Use on cards, scrapbook pages, or other projects where you want a piece of flat ribbon.

Have fun with it!









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17 comments:

Mimi Hornberger said...

That's really cool. TFS!

Pattyjo said...

You are so clever!

Kristine said...

Oh, HOT TIP!! :) Thanks for the tute, I will have to try that. How did you ever come up with THAT?!! Lol...you're a genious! :)

Croppycatter said...

Thanks for the comments! I actually thought of it a couple of nights ago when I was trying to go to sleep. I also dreamed the new SU! catalog was going to be a magazine so I never know what my brain is doing. : )

mum on the run said...

Great tip! Thanks

Cathy said...

This is way to cool. I just love trying new techniques. You made it so easy to follow.

Lara said...

ingenious! Thanks!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Great tutorial. I must try this ASAP as I have no polka dot ribbon.

Pat said...

Great idea...thanks for posting it!

Karen said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Wow! I would have never thought of it!

Donna B. said...

pretty neat tip! tfs!

Eileene said...

I knew you would be able to do something like this. You need your own shop . You'd make a fortune!!! Where do I get a stamp like that? Also, I need a new catalog.

Abra Leah Cross said...

That is AWESOME!!! What a great idea! I'm totally going to play with it. :)

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Too cool...can't wait to try this!

Tami H said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it!!

Patti said...

Great tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!! I'm off to try it!! :)