Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ribbon card technique

These cards are so quick and easy to make.............the last time I made a bunny one; this time I used the Frantic Stamper Large Solid Swallowtail die.

First I cut two panels out of white cardstock, both 4 x 5.25".  These will eventually fit on top of my card base which is an A2 card, 4.25 x 5.5" folded (8.5 x 5.5 unfolded).

Using just one of the panels, place the swallowtail die on it and run it through your die cut machine.
On the other panel, turn it horizontally and cover it with two sided tape.

Next you want to cut your ribbon in lengths of about 5 to 5.25" so they fit across the card.  You could do these vertically but I chose to do them horizontally.

Once your ribbon is all cut, start adhering them butted right up against each other on the panel with the two sided tape.  If you want to stamp a sentiment on it, it is easiest to do that before adhering the foam tape on the back.  When that is done, put foam dimensional tape on the back of the panel that you cut the butterfly into and adhere it to the top of the ribbon panel, centering it on all sides.

Cut out the center body of the butterfly and adhere it to the card.

You can also adhere the ribbon diagonally for this look:

So, what can you do with that extra butterfly that you cut out of your top panel, now that your card is done?  I made another card with it by inking the surface with distress ink then stamping some flowers on it with VersaFine black ink.  Simply attached it to another card base and now you have a second card.  You can also use the cutout pieces for tags on baskets or gifts.


  1. These cards are SO bright and cheerful! Thank you for instructing and sharing :0)

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!