Try This Ribbon Technique!

Honeycomb Happiness- Quick Tip Tuesday

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday with the cutest little chic in town using the stamp set Honeycomb Happiness.

This free Sale-a-Bration set has the most adorable chic included in the images.   It’s the chubbiest little thing and fantastic to watercolor.

Today’s quick tip is a fun way to use ribbon.

 

Quick Tip Tuesday

 

Before I get started… BIG news today. I have a NEW Stamps in the Mail.  I’ve made a few changes that I’m excited about.  Click HERE to check it out.

Okay… Ribbon is by far one of my favorite embellishments to add to a project.  I’m always looking for a different spin to adding ribbon to projects instead of the standard bow.

 

It’s funny to look back through my blog and see the different ways I’ve used ribbon on cards and the cycle of trends I’ve gone through.  Have you noticed this with your own cards?

 

Today’s quick tip is easy and fun. I’m using one of my favorite ribbons- Seam Binding.

 

 

Why Seam Binding?

 

It’s the most forgiving ribbon I’ve found.  It not only ties a beautiful bow, but it also lays flat after you layer it.

Here is how I love to layer ribbon to give the appearance of a classy banner.

Honeycomb Happiness, Stampin' Up!

The ribbon stays in place with a simple staple in the center.  Notice how flat the ribbon lays down, too?

Now let’s see how this looks on a completed project.

 

Honeycomb Happiness

Honeycomb Happiness, Stampin' Up!

 

The Honeycomb Happiness stamp set is a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set when you purchase $50 with any order.  This set is perfect if you love to watercolor, and great for a beginner watercolor enthusiast.

Tips & Tricks

  • I started with a piece of Watercolor Paper and stamped the chic using Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Use an Aqua Painter to color the image with our Classic Ink Pads.  I watercolor around the outside edges first starting with  light color then gradually adding darker color as the water absorbs into the Watercolor Paper.  I used Hello Honey Classic Ink to color this chic.  The feet and beak were colored using Tangerine Tango.  It’s a brighter orange and perfect to add a little pop of color to this card.
  • It’s My Party Designer Series Paper has a perfect pattern that mimics chicken feet and perfect to coordinate with this stamp set.

Honeycomb Happiness, Stampin' Up!

The banner with the greeting was added over the chic image using a dimensional.

Honeycomb Happiness, Stampin' Up!

While there are hundreds of ways to use ribbon, I hope you will try this quick tip on your next project.  It’s simple enough not too bulky for the postmaster to get grouchy.

Honeycomb Happiness, Stampin' Up!

Below are the Seam Binding spools Stampin’ Up! has available.   This is a ribbon I love to always have on hand.

One More Quick Tip-

One More Quick Tip with Seam Binding Ribbon-

  • Spritz ribbon with water.  Crinkle ribbon in hand.  Tie ribbon in bow.  This creates a fun shabby chic look.

You can find all the supplies to create this card in the clickable links below.

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Comments

  1. I love what you did with this card! I would love to share this on my blog for ‘My Crafty Friends Monday’ (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn’t share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
    Inky Hugs!

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