Friday, October 15, 2010


The latest challenge over at the DeNami Design Blog is to create a card/project using ribbon. The challenge ends tonight at 11:59 PM PST, so there's still time to participate!!!

Jennifer McGuire recently posted a wonderful tutorial over at the Hero Arts Blog to demonstrate "Inking Ribbon." Click HERE to go to that post and view the video. After watching the video I was really inspired to try out the technique.

I started with these supplies:

And here's what I came up with:

I only inked up a portion of the "Large Winter Tree" image from DeNami Design, so that it would look more like a branch.

The variations in the colors on the ribbon turned out quite nice, although it doesn't show up very well in the photo. Here's a closer look:

It was a fun technique, and I'd love to try it again with some May Arts silk ribbon (instead of the satin ribbon that I used here---that's just what I happened to have on hand). And I'd like to experiment with other colors of the Distress Inks too (again, I just used the ones I had).

I hope you like my creation and feel inspired to try this technique or some other new technique soon!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy Friday!

Stamped Images: "Large Winter Tree P93" (DeNami Design), "Owls Stamp Set PF32" (DeNami Design), "Zigzag Stitch Border N111" (DeNami Design)
Stamped Sentiment: "You're A Hoot C81" (DeNami Design)
Cardstock: "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "Vintage Cream" (Papertrey Ink),"Green" (scraps from my scrap bin), "Chocolate Truffle" (The Paper Co)
Patterned Paper: "Dotty Biscotti" (Papertrey Ink), "Earth Love" (Cosmo Cricket)
Distress Ink: "Wild Honey" and "Rusty Hinge" (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Ink: "Timber Brown StazOn" and "Rich Cocoa Memento" (Tsukineko)
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Ribbon: (satin ribbon that my ballet teacher passed on to me)
Buttons: (DeNami Design)
Rustic Twine: (Papertrey Ink)
Copic Sketch Markers
Medium Scallop Die: (Papertrey Ink)
Scallop Circle Punch: (Marvy Uchida)
1" Circle Punch: (Marvy Uchida)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Diane Jaquay said...

This is so cute Lisa! I love the scalloped border!

Michele Gross said...

Squeal!! I LOVE the tree inked as a branch!! You are a genius!!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so CUTE! LOVE how you made it look like a branch and LOVE the ink on the ribbon! The scallop layers and owls are cute, too!

Kristy Smith said...

Lisa this is gorgeous! I love what you did with the ribbon! What a great technique! =D

Unknown said...

Super cute card! :)

Laurel said...

Oh gosh this is adorable!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo stinkin' awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Keva said...

Oh my gosh, this is an awesome card. I love the images, the layout, and your ribbon is perfect!

Rae Ann said...

Love the way the ribbon turned out. What a great idea. I will have to remember that when I am searching for the perfect color of ribbon!

Courtney Baker said...


Paulina said...

Wow....where to start? Love how you used the tree as a branch- super great idea. Then those scallops are just delicious. On top of that, you created your own colored ribbon? AMAZING!

Thanks for joining us in the DeNami ribbon challenge, Lisa!

Jen Carter said...

Those owls are adorable! I had to go and look them up! I love this card! The scallops mimick the owl feathers perfectly and your ribbon looks terrific!

Ayana Posadas said...

I'm catching up on my Google Reader today... and OMG... I LOVEEEEE this card. (That was an understatement)! WOW!... The tree branch... what a GENIUS idea! I will definitely have to case that soon. The ribbon is also fabulous. Lisa, I can't express how much I adore this entire card! It's just beyond fabulous!