Well, about that same time, HeatherP over at RibbonsAndInk was offering up the exact same challenge! So we swapped ribbon and went to work. This is what she made with my ribbon. Pretty cool, huh?
This is the ribbon I received from her:
It is blue and the edges are sparkly. It actually goes irridescent when you move it around. Very cool, but also very challenging to actually USE. But that is the whole point, is it not?
When I first opened the envelope, my thought was to somehow make this into a flower, so I did this. I found I was incapable of holding all eight pieces of ribbon at one time, so I ended up skewering the individual folded petals on my paper piercer. Word of caution, just in case you might try to do this same skewering technique: the easiest way to get the buggers off the skewer is to first put a 1/2-punched circle of card stock on the skewer, then the ribbon, so you'll have something to grab onto to slide the stack off the skewer. Got that? Good!
The petals are held together with a Build-A-Brad, on which I stuck an image from a PSX alphabet set inked in Brilliant Blue.
I did originally have this on a card, but it went South very fast. I added and added, then took away and took away, and ended up with just this flower and lots of sad scraps in my trash. Ach, it was too fat to mail, anyway! Bah! Moving on ...
... I made the same flower but with flat petals instead. Not sure I like it, but I have plenty left to play with. ;-)
The edges of the card are inked with balled-up plastic wrap tapped in some Brilliant Blue ink. The image under the flower is from SU's Baroque Motifs.
So then I got a query from one of my beloved two (maybe three) readers, and she wanted to ... send me some ribbon! Ack! Like I need more ribbon!!! But we collectors never have enough, do we? So I took her challenge, and yesterday I received this:
Lots of possibilities, here! I'll have to think on it, along with the other stuff, and I'll get back with you when I become enlightened. Hey, Sunday I made baby cards, so you just never know when it will hit me. ;-)
This was handed to me by HeatherS as we rummaged through our free Grab Bags of ribbon after our trek to the Ribbon Outlet. She challenged me to use it on a card. See, I have not forgotten! I ... um ... er ... maybe do not know exactly where in The Other Room this little thing of ribbon might be hiding ..... I am sure I will stumble across it one of these days. :-)
Well, the rain is a-comin' down, so I think I'll shut down the laptop and go play with my stamps and ink. I can do that by candle-light, if need be. ; -)