Last week, I had a workshop w/ a bunch of really nice ladies. They liked this card, but a lot of them were confused on how to make the folded ribbon on the front of the card.
The Basic Black satin ribbon I used for this card measures about 7 1/2" long. The card is 4 1/2" square.Doesn't the ribbon along w/ a vintage brad really fancy up the card?
On my card, I layered Basic Black on Basic Black. I started w/ a Basic Black piece just an 1/8" bigger than my dsp. I wanted something to punch my brad through and attach my ribbon without being seen on the inside of my cards. I like my insides clean. :)
Using plain old scotch tape, I taped the ribbon to the back of the cardstock. I like scotch tape for this in case you need to adjust the ribbon.
Add sticky strip to your ribbon, I used about 4" on my card. It's hard to see in my picture, but there's sticky strip on there.
I do a double check to make sure that I have sticky strip right where I want my folds. If not, I adjust my ribbon.
Now just fold your ribbon back and forth making your folds. The sticky strip will hold it in place. I typically do 3 folds.
There they are. :) If you don't like how they look you can pull the folds back apart and try again. Sticky strip is so sticky can adjust the ribbon quite a few times before it loses it's stick.
Using my crop-a-dile (I love this tool!), punch a hole for your brad. Trim the end of your ribbon.
Add to your card base. See no dirty insides! LOL