Ombré Ribbon Card

Debra Burgin 1209 Ombré RibbonThis card shows off the featured technique for September camps, Ombré Ribbon.  It was just one of the messy projects we did  — there were dozens of inky fingers this month!  I learned the technique at Convention in July.  I’m surprised I haven’t seen a single card using this since then — I was so wowed I could hardly take notes!  Have you seen anyone else doing this kind of ribbon dying?

Campers this month got the Ombré Ribbon technique card to add to their ring.  It’s filling up!

This card uses some Core’dinations Card Stock, embossed with the fabulous Woodgrain folder, and sanded.  I suggest running this through the Big Shot with no tabs, so there’s not quite as much squeeze.  This card stock wants to crack if it’s too tight in the folder.  Even with this adjustment, take care when sanding so you don’t rip the card stock.  Sand like you’re giving yourself mild facial scrub, not like you’re refinishing a bookcase!

BTW, there was a bit of discussion in this household over the “correct” orientation of this card.  My husband thought it should be sideways, and I actually wondered if I shouldn’t have made it upside down.  What do you think?

Stamps:  Wonderfall*

Ink/Color:  Old Olive (ink pad and refill)

Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Core’dinations Card Stock (Early Espresso), Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade

Other:  7/8″ Cotton Ribbon*, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die*, Woodgrain Embossing Folder*, Stampin’ Sanding Block*,  Stampin’ Dimensionals, rubbing alcohol

*Holiday Catalog

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5 Responses to Ombré Ribbon Card

  1. sue says:

    After some gyrations here, I think you are right. The leaves should be hanging down. Great card though, that Woodgrain embossing folder continues to impress. I wish I could be participating in your technique classes!

  2. Sally says:

    Yes, upside down would be nice, but birch leaves do tend to go up from the branch, so this suits me just fine. Can’t wait to show you my scrapbook project from the weekend. Used a SU! Album, the wood grain wheel, the vines jumbo wheel, and the distress kit!

  3. Sally says:

    Oh, and I used the Always Arichoke denim ribbon in my album. LOVE!!

  4. Sally says:

    Oh, and the SU! embossed Kraft cardstock is lovely too!

  5. Shari Fritz says:

    I like the card oriented the way it is. The ribbon is great!

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