When gems become ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today I am using the Gilded Gems to create a string, ribbon, or cord. Instead of actually using a piece of fabric I have decided to use embellishments to give the illusion of a ribbon.

What else do you think could be used to mimic a ribbon?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Decorating ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today we are grabbing our ink pads and markers with a blank canvas of woven trim from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

We are grabbing the middle one in the picture above and stamping on it, coloring it, and more. In the photo below is the ribbon decorated.

The only technique I did not demonstrate is when you dip the ribbon in a container filled with water and ink to dye it.

From left to right…

  • a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker was used on the brush tip to create stripes
  • a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker was used on the thin tip to create polka dots
  • a Cajun Craze Ink Pad was pressed on to the ribbon to change the color completely
  • a Cajun Craze Ink Pad and the acorn from the Beautiful Autumn Cling Stamp set was used to stamp

Just because something comes as a white ribbon doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When ribbon meets mummy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

For today’s tip I will use the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

I don’t know about you but when I saw this ribbon I thought it should be a mummy wrap. So I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock in the shape of a body and head. I then proceeded to wrap the card stock loosely with the woven ribbon from this combo pack. The ribbon is secured with Mini Glue Dots and then finished with two googly eyes.

You could easily unravel the ribbon a bit to give a more ragged look or sponge some Crumb Cake Ink so it didn’t look quite so clean. Nevertheless, here’s how a piece of ribbon becomes a mummy.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Curling paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

The Take Your Pick Tool was intended to be used to help in picking things up, especially embellishments. But, for today, I want to use the tool to curl paper.

In this instance I am curling, much like curling ribbon, the Plaid Tidings 6X6 Designer Series Paper as well as the Brushed Metallic Card Stock using the pointy end to the Take Your Pick Tool. I didn’t use water to dampen the paper first.

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And here is what this looks like on a project.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bows, knots, pleats, and more.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we learn all about ribbon.

Did you know that there are two different ways to do the same knot? You can also tie a bow at least three different ways. Then there are pleats, flops, and more.

For full instructions on how these cards are created please go to https://youtu.be/8gQlnXataow.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Ribbon as a background.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Did you know that you could use ribbon as a background? Instead of using paper or stamps use ribbon.

Join me tonight as we talk about ribbons being backgrounds and all the different ways to tie or place a ribbon.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bows, knots, and pleats.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are going to learn about all the things you can do with ribbon. Well, maybe not all. Let’s say some.

First you have all the different knots. You have knots for hunters, sailors, and more. The knots for crafters usually are a traditional one or a square knot. If you can’t get the knot to face the right direction then maybe you should tie a separate piece around it so you have more control.

Then you have bows and all the different types. And don’t forget if you want a double or triple loop. Don’t even start with all the floral bows.

And my point is that while we remember to tie our ribbon in a knot or a bow we don’t often remember to pleat it. So grab your glue dots and pleat instead.

If you would like to see more about this please join me tomorrow night for the Facebook Live at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Split the paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day that we split the paper somewhat literally.

I have taken the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and picked my least favorite pattern out of the bunch. It is my least favorite since the little blue flowers or stars are all in a row. So I thought…how do I break this up? How do I keep this pattern from looking monotonous? The only way I figured was to break it up. So I laid a ribbon across it and it was enough for it to appear well coordinated instead of too repititive.

Please join me tomorrow night in creating a simple card. You will need a card base, mat, inner mat, some kind of repetitive patterned paper, ribbon (or other thin cut paper), adhesive, and scraps for a label.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Frosted Flossing

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are talking about frosted flossing today and it’s not the dance. I am taking the Feels Like Frost Paper and creating an elegant card. The floss comes in when I am gathering the ribbon.

To learn more on how to create this card and the middle of it too please go to https://youtu.be/ayJRICOwbGU.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting hammered.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want an image that is more concave you will want the back of the folder where it is blank or the copyright is displayed.

For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base, Mossy Meadow Mat, Blue Peacock Foil Paper for inner mat, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper with the ornament punch, and ribbon.

For full instructions and the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD9n_-Sr2PI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂