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 🙂