This is my last post as a Guest Designer here on Really Reasonable Ribbon for the month of May. I've had such fun. Thank you Bonnie for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be part of the RRR team again.
With so many amazing new dies and cutting machines on the market right now, it's only right that ribbon should be used to help sell them, don't you think? LOL How can you not want to play with layers of ribbon behind the fantastic die-cut shapes on offer? Paper needs to take a backseat for awhile! So, here are 2 quick cards I made to get your creative die-cutting and ribbon combo juices flowing.
They are very simple. I used doublesided adhesive paper on a card scrap for the ribbon layering. Cut the shape you've chosen (I used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders' bird and butterfly dies), and decide on your sequence of ribbons to suite the die-cut you're playing with, then cut the required strips of ribbon and lay them down over the adhesive. Position the ribbon panel behind the shape on your cardfront, use doublsided tape to stick it down in the right place, then pop the top die-cut card up on adhesive foam tape or Pop Dots. Not only does this add a shadow and therefore dimension to the look of the card, but it also keeps the cardfront elevated above the ribbon panel. I think it looks good layered this way and it also avoids bumps and an uneven top surface that would result if you adhered the two layers together directly.
I hope you like these cards, and hope that they've inspired you to look at your ribbons and die-cuts in a different light. Experiment and have fun!
Remember, Really Reasonable Ribbon Rocks!