Friday, July 30, 2010

Crinkly wrinkly ribbon


You've probably seen it on cards. Wrinkly looking ribbon in muted colors that add the perfect vintage touch to a card. I first saw the ribbon used on Kiara's card here:

card by Kiara Lee (www.stampingcafe.blogspot.com)

Gorgeous, huh? I love how she uses the perfect color of ribbon to complement each of her cards.

After buying several bundles on Etsy, I wanted more colors and wondered if I could make some myself. I searched You Tube and there are several great video tutorials that show you step by step how to make your own wrinkled ribbon.  And it's not really a "ribbon" but rayon seam binding.

I found a great source for 100 yard spools of seam binding here. They come in tons of colors but if you want to custom dye your own, you have to get the white, cream or eggshell.

I made a card for an upcoming challenge and I can't share it yet--you'll see it on August 7th--but here's a peek at the ribbon tied around it. I used some Dusty Concord distress ink and for this, I just pressed the ink pad on my craft mat, spritzed some water and sopped it all up with the ribbon.

And if you do decide to try this, wear disposable gloves!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you all have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. Great card and the ribbon looks wonderful. Can't wait for the reveal as the ribbon looks interesting... lovely colour.... great tip about the gloves...

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  2. Teaser!! Yeah, I have to use that stuff soon too, though I'm not going to buy a whole bunch, I'm trying to figure out if I can cheat and just use satin ribbon and scrunch it up ;0) Looks like you did awesome with it tho!

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  3. WOW! love the vintage look and that crinkly ribbon is fabulous. love your image and your coloring too. this is wonderful and you always give such great links & ideas. I am so amazed at how you can keep finding new things to do! well, have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the friendship!

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  4. Thanks for the tips and info. I too have loved how this ribbon looks and curious about it. :)

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  5. Your ribbon looks so perfect! I'd love to try this technique, wonder if I find some of that satin thing here. Have to have a look! Looking forward to seeing more of your card!

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  6. Hi DOnna, LOL, I did the same thing!! Made my own, it's soooo easy and you'll forever have every color you'll ever need!!

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  7. Ditto exactly what Suzanne said! It is gorgeous! I wonder if there's a local source for this? Hmmmm.

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  8. Those ribbons do look amazing!! Thanks for sharing your "source"!!

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  9. Kiara's card is gorjuss, as always! And your little tease is very pretty too! As Rach said, we have a challenge coming up using it and I was hoping to see it used on a card! Your tutorial for making it was much easier than the one I saw, thanks so much sharing...you're the best! :)

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  10. Love the wrinkly ribbon idea...can't wait to see your card!!

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  11. Kiara's card is so beautiful! Love the ribbon dying tips! Can't wait to see what you have created for the challenge!!

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  12. Oooohhh, Donna! Thank you for sharing your source for the seam binding. I love the results you achieved with the Distress Ink. Lovely and soft. I have also seen a tutorial where you can add a few drops of a Copic marker refill (any color) and a few drops of Colorless Blender to a small zippered baggie. Take a piece of the seam binding and place it in the baggie and just sort of massage it around to pick up all that fab color. I can't tell you how excited I am about this seam binding stuff...lol!!

    Your card is exceptional, by the way! Love the doily in the background and of course your image is perfectly colored. Can't wait to see the full pic of your other card, too ;D

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  13. So fun! Yes, I've seen how popular those ribbons/seam binding is nowadays! Have yet to try them, hopefully soon, they do give cards such a unique touch!

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  14. thank you so much for the link to the store! i was looking for them!! can't wait to see your card! off the grab some seam binding!! =) thanks for enabling!! love ya!!

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  15. That's the ribbon I've been trying to get my hands on! I got as far as "seam binding." But, no luck after that. Thanks for the info! I can't wait to try and make some.
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. I've noticed the ribbon too and love it! Thanks for the links, Donna!

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  17. i'll take 5 yds of donna's custom crinkly ribbon!! how fun is this to make your own? must go find some!

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  18. So pretty, love the soft cclours and vintagey feel. Your ribbon is so pretty, thanks for the ribbon tip

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  19. LOVE the Krinkly wrinkly ribbon....Looks so PRETTY!!! Can't wait to see your card!!!

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  20. love the sneek of your card thanks for the ribbon links too. will check them out when i get some time

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  21. O!!! we have to wait that long for the reveal?!! :) It'll be worth the wait I'm sure. Thanks for the tips and links to check out the crinkly ribbon. Lookin' fwd to the reveal. :)

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  22. Super adorable with that crinkle ribbon. Love your colouring Donna.

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  23. Thank you for showcase my card, Donna! You are way too sweet! Don't you just love making the wrinkly ribbon yourself?!!! Thank you for the links, you are the best!

    I can't wait to see your work, you are such a tease!! :)

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