Monday, April 21, 2008

Ribbon Weaving

I've been seeing it everywhere, Ribbon Weaving. Now I have a history with weaving papercraft supplies. I once saw Anna Griffin weave paper and was entranced. This was back when I just first started scrapbooking. I raced to the craft store to get some pretty papers. Raced home and cut it all into 1 inch strips and got weaving. It totally came out wonky and generally not anything like Anna's sample. And of course I did what any reasonable person would, I swore off weaving forever.

Then in the past few weeks I started seeing ribbon weaving all over the net! "NO WAY" I said, "I've sworn off weaving" I refused to do it.

Friday night I went up to the stamp store. It was innocent enough, I went to get one of my copics refilled. But the crop room was packed with my stamping friends, so how could I not pull up a chair? Next thing I know Roniece is pointing out some ribbon weaving card samples she's printed off the internet. Before you can say, "No Erin, you've made a commitment to forswear weaving" I had a pile of strips of ribbon in my hands!

I will admit there was drama. I started by taping my ribbons to the edge of the measured cardstock, *I'm using a technique I saw on Kristen Werner's blog HERE* I wanted a checker board type patern. So I tape the green, then black, then green on one side, and black, green, black on the other. NOPE. I got stripes. So I change it up. MORE stripes. I give it dirty looks and think "I told you so!" to myself. But then, with the help of Penny, who is a quilter *quilters know everything* I figure out that I need to do all black on one side, all green on the other!

And here are the cards. I actually made 3 so far. I left one with Roniece at the crop, I made these two yesterday at home.

The "thank you" stamp is by justjohanna, the patern paper is making memories, the ribbon and flowers are stolen out of Ronice's stash, because remember I went to the store with my one copic.

Oh and this is scary. I've been really busy all weekend. I've made time to stamp, but not time to clean up! I usually clean my stamp area after each session. I'll get to this later today, I refuse to do another project before I clean it!

ETA I KNEW I was spelling Roniece's name wrong! Sheesh! Spelling is corrected. Sorry!


Skittl1321 said...

Erin- this cute little baking pan made me think of you-

Now you can have veggie cupcakes!

Roniece said...

I feel like a star!! I really can't believe you did more than I did that night and all you did was come to the store with one marker! LOL!

Tami Bayer said...

These are adorable, Erin. I don't know anything about ribbon weaving, so I'll have to check out your link.

Jennifer said...

Oooohhhhh Erin! I love this! You've inspired me to give this a go again. It has been a few years since I last tried the Anna Griffin approach that you mentioned. I love the ribbons!

You know, every time I open a magazine I see your name inside! Congratulations!! I get so excited to see your name next to your beautiful work in all of the glossy glory of print!

Jennifer :)

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Ying said...

Love how you use the ribbons on your card.

TJ said...

Pretty! I don't think I could do it but it's beautiful! Also, I'm gonna need a source on that paper ... I must procure it immediately.

Kathi Rerek said...

Those look GREAT! Wow.

I've never weaved ribbon. I'll have to give it a go!