One of the first things you learn when working on a Web site, is your goal is to KEEP people on your site. You do NOT want to provide a link to another site and have them leave you! That being said, I am going to break that rule to show you something really cool. But you have to promise to come back. Promise? Pinky-swear? Okay, then ... check out this Ribbon Wreath Card. I'll wait ... ... ... ... ... ... Okay, you back? Good, let us continue.
So you just KNOW I had to try it, right? Like, I have ribbon, and plenty of it! Here is my first shot:
I had a little trouble with the tying of the ends, but I'll work on that. I also had trouble poking brads through the wreath, because the weave is so tight, so I opted for stick-ons instead, Not bad, but it needs some layering like in the one I CASEd.
Since the video tutorial link in that off-site post is from May Arts and she used two-sided ribbon, I decided to try some SU double-sided ribbon from my embarrassingly large stash. Here is what I made:
This is the woven length ...
... and the back ...
... and tied. This is really easy to make, and I plan to keep trying until I get it right! These could make ornaments as well as card adornments. I think they are pretty fat to mail, but if you are giving a card to someone, have at it!
Let me know if any of you try it, and show me how you did!
Thanks for stopping by!