Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Quick, Little Tip

If you are a cardmaker/scrapbooker, here is a tip for you.  Have you ever been into a project only to discover in all that stash of ribbon you have you just cannot find the right color to go with your card/layout?  That happened to me the other day.  With all the ribbon I have, I was determined I was not going to buy another roll of ribbon for this one project.  So I decided it was either come up with a solution or use something instead of ribbon.  My solution:  I took a rubber stamp to my ribbon.  Yep, I just rubbed a brown stamp pad over my ribbon to age it and make it match my project much better.  See if you think so.....

I hope you can see the difference.  The original ribbon has a black and white stripe.  Swiping the ribbon with the brown stamp aged that white and made it look so much better with the paper I had chosen for this card.


3 comments:

JenE said...

wow! great thinking! love it after you rubbed ink on it!!! cool card too :)

Dawn said...

Thanks for tip! Like the card a lot!

Christy said...

Great idea, it looks much better with the inking, awesome card too! I did that with some lace one time..I was working on a heritage page of my in-laws wedding, and all I had was a bright white lace. After I inked it with some brown, it looked like real vintage lace!