4 days ago
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Last weekend was challenge weekend over at ISC. One of the challenges was a ribbon weaving challenge. You had two types of ribbon weaving you could pick from. I wanted to try both but my first card was actually entered into the pink and gray challenge. I cut the top layer with a heart shape "window" using my Spellbinders heart die. I then placed that onto my next layer in the position I wanted and traced the heart with a pencil. I then removed the top layer and wove my ribbon directly onto the second layer making sure I was weaving over the traced pencil heart shape. Here is a tutorial on how to weave the ribbon...HERE. In the tutorial a separate piece of cardstock is used to weave the ribbon but by doing it the way I did, I was able to cut down on some bulk. Notice the stick pin? That was made by Terrie who was one of the participants in a stick pin swap that I recently hosted on the CardMakers site.
This next type of ribbon weaving looked a bit tricky but once I got started I found it was super simple and fun to do. You can view a tutorial HERE. Once I had my ribbon woven I brought the ends together creating the circle to make a wreath for my card.
Once I had my card done I realized that I had actually weaved leather strips this way as a kid. One summer at camp during arts and crafts time we made leather belts weaving a long strip of leather. That was a long time ago!
It was fun trying something new. I hope you will give it a try too!
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