Sunday, 23 December 2012

Ribbon Christmas Trees

Many of you know how I just love to experiment, well this card is a result of one such day of messing around.  I had some wonderful wired ribbon in my craft draw (rescued from a parcel I received last year) that was crying out to be used.  This is what I came up with

Wired Ribbon Christmas Tree

This was so easy to create, first cut three sets of slits into card to thread ribbon through.

Stage 1 of making ribbon tree

Thread ribbon through the bottom row of slits, using the wire to add ruffles to create depth.

Stage 2 of making ribbon tree

Sellotape ribbon on the reverse side.

back of tree stage 2

Repeat this process for the next two sets of slits as seen in the images bellow. Add a piece of gold ribbon for the trunk of the tree.

Stage 3 of Ribbon tree

Back of tree stage 3

Stage 4 of Ribbon tree

Back of tree stage 4

Take a piece of Fuchsia Fantasies mix and match card 13-003 and stamp Scrolling Along 3812J with versa mark ink, sprinkle with Amber Rose WOW Embossing powder (this matches the pattern on the ribbon perfectly).

Background for Ribbon christmas tree

Mount tree onto gold mirror card and then onto the stamped card blank, tear a piece of vellum, add the Happy Holidays sticker from SRM and gold metallic pearls to the ribbon and bottom of the tree to finish.

I will have one more Christmas card to share with you tomorrow, so if you have time please hop on back.

Hugs Cathy


kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Cathy - love those rich colours!!

Paula (PEP) said...

Superbly original Cathy & the colours are delightful. It's elegant & chic with the tactility I love as well as the detail.
Have a wonderful Christmas with the family & thank you for all your encouragement & inspiration.
Paula (PEP)

Unknown said...

that is a fantastic card!

Hugs Yvon.

Barb said...

Cathy, you are just so clever! What a neat idea - and so beautiful too!

Merry Christmas!! :)

Dawn T said...

so pretty Cathy. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

annemarks said...

Great idea for using wired ribbon, clever you :). Hope you have a lovely christmas :)

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card Cathy love that ribbon tree so elegant. Happy Christmas to you and wishing you a great New Year.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--if only my playing around resulted in something like this! I'm just in awe!

Carla said...

Beautiful!, I have some wired ribbon that I save from different projects, you demonstrated and additional use for it. Thanks Cathy