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Ribbon Streamers Congratulations Card

October 17, 2020

Hey Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today!  Do you have a collection of gorgeous ribbons that are languishing away in a drawer, un-used but still loved?  That would be me!  So I decided I should think of some uses for them that didn’t involve bow-making.  (Like flower arranging, I’m hopeless at bow-making.)

Well what about 3D streamers? Here is what we can do!

First thing is to decide what ribbon you want to use.  You only need a small amount – 6” will do fine.  Depending on the length of your sentiment, you will want to choose between 5 and 7 ribbons.  Choose different colours and textures.  They should be double-sided ribbon as you will see both sides of the ribbon.

Now choose some cardstock.  It might be easiest to go with plain cardstock, but I had this patterned paper from the Fly & Scrap Collection that I thought would be fun and cheery.

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty….!

Form an 8.5 x 3.75” tent-fold card base from cardstock or patterned paper. (It’s a slimeline card!)

Cut a panel 7.5 x 3” panel from coordinating cardstock.

Cut 7 pieces of ribbon measuring 5” each.  Lay the ribbon out like streamers on your panel in the order you prefer, giving them a single or double twist over the face of the panel.

Use Removable Tape to temporarily position the ribbons on the back. This way you can change your mind about their angle or number of twists.  When you’re happy with their position, use Clear Double Sided Adhesive to permanently adhere the ribbon to the panel.

Die cut Congratulations three times from three coordinating cardstocks. Adhere them together behind the C, the u and the n where it joins with the s at the end of the word. Use small pieces of rolled Clear Double Sided Adhesive or rolled Glue Dots. They don’t have to be a perfect stack, so a little colour peaking out makes it interesting.  I used the white diecut on the top so there was lots of contrast with the ribbon and cardstock.

Center Congratulations on the panel and adhere to the ribbons where they contact the back of the diecut so it “floats” on the ribbon.

Adhere the ribbon panel to the card base with foam adhesive.  And voila!  A card that is bright and a little bit different.

I’d love to see what you make using this technique!  Make sure you tag me on the Elizabeth Craft Design Family Facebook page so I don’t miss it!

Happy Creating! Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Others:

Ribbon
Coordinating cardstocks
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive
Removable Tape

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