Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Faux Ribbon - Ahoy

See that "ribbon" ... it's not really ribbon but actually a strip of designer paper that I have had for a long time.  It was the last edge of the paper but the design was running lengthwise, making it hard to use.  But then I started seeing some "faux ribbon" made from strips of designer paper with stripes like this.  So I tried it out.   
One of the reasons I had the designer paper around for so long was because I was having trouble matching the colors as they are such bright blues, pinks, and greens.  I did find that the Papertrey Ink's Spring Rain was a close match so used it to color in the sailor hat (from Out To Sea, Papertrey Ink).  I used only part of one sentiment in the set and added a scallop circle (Spellbinders) cut from Spring Rain cardstock.  The background was created by stamping the various small images from the stamp set onto some K&Co. designer paper.  I added some Close to Cocoa (SU!) ink around the edges and on the "ribbon" to help distress it all a little. 

Off to work.  Hope you have a great day!!


Lindsey said...

This is a great card... it's hard to believe that isn't really ribbon!

Linda Palmer said...

Love the idea of the "faux" ribbon. Very Pretty card.

Angela said...

Love this! Great DP you have created along with the "faux" sure fooled me!