Adding Ribbons around the spine, in bows or plaits can enhance all your designs to perfection i such an easy way.
They are a reasonably cheap embellishment and come in a myriad of colours, textures and widths.
What better way can you find to finish a card.
Just simply wrapping some around the spine can make your card really lovely.
But why not be more adventurous with this wonderful and inexpensive embellishment.
Ribbons come in all different materials, sizes, widths, and patterns.
Some look really lacey and some even have wire in them to help you shape them even more
You can even get the same effects from paper if the real thing is not to hand.
My favourite are Organza and they are so easy to make into bows and flowers and they just make a card look so good.
There are so many to choose from that you will be spoiled once you start looking
For an excellent choice visit
The Ribbon Room and you won't be disappointed
Flowers are easy to make with them and they are a lovely adornment.
And it is a good way to use up any odd lengths that you have left over.
This card would look ordinary without this extra bit of ribbon, but by fixing it around the panel it adds the finishing touch.
Navy blue or white would look just as good and it is simply tied in a knot rather than a bow.
This is a good way to add ribbon to any of your male cards without it being to "Pretty"
You could also use Bakers Twine as a really good substitute for the ribbon
Experiment to see what you prefer on your creation.
And another idea is to plait them and add them to your cards and this tutorial will show
how to get the look.
Try Velvet for another luxury look, and it comes in many different widths.
Use eyelets to create an extra finish and thread it through the slots.
This technique is Braiding
And if you are new to this then the video tutorial will refresh your memory in eesy to follow steps.
You can even turn it into a wreath.
For other ideas take a look at
Tying A Bow ...
or Using a Bow Maker
and create some beautiful bows for all kinds of projects.
With so much choice in the ribbon world, and so many different ways in which to use it, it would be shame not to take advantage of it to decorate your projects.
And even it you only use it to thread through a tag, or to wrap a parcel it can still make a beautiful adornment
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