This week we are featuring the Ribbon Border as designed by Claire Brennan, one of our sponsors this week. You can create a card of any shape or size but your image must be enclosed by the Ribbon Border frame - that is it, the criteria for the Challenge this week.
Claire's brief instructions on how to create Ribbon Border
First of all create 4 slots in your card allowing sufficient space around your stamped or design image for your ribbon border. I did this using the Making Memories Ribbon Slot tool as this was just the right size to allow two thicknesses of ribbon to be threaded through. These slots are positioned diagonally across the corners. Take a piece of ribbon slightly longer than the distance between two slots and tie a knot in the middle, pulling tight. then slip the ends through the slots. Check the front to make sure the knot lay midway between the two slots before sticking the ends of the ribbon down. So simple. Here is a photo of the reverse to show you how it is constructed.
As an alternative to the Ribbon Slot Punch tool you could use a craft knife, but instead of just cutting a slit - actually cut out a skinny rectangle, the ribbon will need a little room. To find out what length to cut your skinny rectangle, look at your ribbon. Take a ruler and measure across the width of your ribbon at a 45 degree angle. Cut your skinny rectangle just short of this measurement so that the ribbon fills it nicely.
Design Team Creations
Our newly formed Design Team members have really done us proud this week with their stunning creations - so take a look below to see their interpretation of the Challenge this week and hopefully give you some inspiration. A special thank you to Fern, who is our first Weekly Guest Designer, she has made us a very beautiful card. If you click on the cards themselves they will open up in a new window so you can get a real close up of the detail. If you click on the Designer's name directly above the photographs you will go to their own blogs where there will be more detail on their work with additional photographs.
Fern (Guest Designer of the Week)
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