Happy Friday! Today's Friday Focus is being shown by me Stacy.
I bet you think its on satin ribbon! Well, surprise! It's not. Its actually on ribbon knots themselves. I have a few different ways I like to tie my ribbon. I have used the same elements on each card to show you how the ribbon can add a different look for each one depending on how its tied.
For the main image, I inked it up and then stamped it on scrap paper. I then colored the flowers that I wanted darker with markers and then huffed on the stamp before I stamped the image. This gives a softer look to the image. The ribbon and pearls are all from Flourishes.
This one is my all fancied up versions, right out the gates. I love big ribbon bows like this on cards. I think it just adds to the flair! Usually these type of cards I send out with a package so the fancy bow doesn't get all smooshed in the envelope.
This knot uses a smaller version of fancy but still adds a special touch to the card to dress it up a little. This is great for smaller pieces of ribbon or even smaller areas on the card front.
I use this type of knot pretty much for any scraps of ribbon I have. I won't throw away any ribbon bits. It's also a great way to cut the ends a little fancier as well. This knot I usaually do to fill a space at the top or bottom of a card. If I can't seem to find something to fill that spot, I put the ribbon there! It gives the space something and it adds a touch of fancy without having to think about it.
I hope you enjoyed my idea on knots for cards. There are so many I am sure I haven't even tried yet. These are just my "go to" knots. If you have a ribbon tip/trick, be sure to leave a comment here. I am sure we'd all love to know your ribbon tying secrets!
FYI: The design team has put together their favorite ribbon tying techniques, so be sure to hop on over to their blogs to check out their fancy creations!
Have a wonderful day!