Beautiful Ribbon Butterfly Card Tutorial for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Bright Spring Colors Challenge
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another great challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. This one is all about using bright spring colors and ribbons on your cards. What fun! I created this beautiful ribbon butterfly tutorial to share with you today.
Here’s what you need to make this card:
- Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Assortment
- 7/8″ white organza
- Iridescent White Metallic String
- 1/2″ Scor-Tape
- 5.5″ square of your favorite watercolor paper
- 6″ top fold natural cardstock base
- Tim Holtz Layered Butterfly Die with Texture Fade
- Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded LIlac, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Worn Lipstick
- Picket Fence Distress Stain
- Non-stick craft sheet
- spray bottle
- glass bottle
- seed beads
- sewing machine…not essential, but it adds a lot to the finished product
- Embossing folder of your choice…I used a chevron embossing folder from Embossalicious
Cut a 5.5″ square of plain white cardstock. Secure the first ribbon strip from corner to corner in the center of this panel, securing with Scor-Tape.
Add each ribbon, checking it’s placement against the evacuated die cut. As you can see here, I didn’t run each piece of ribbon all the way across the cardstock, I just made sure it filled the evacuated space.
Smoosh your Distress Ink onto your non-stick craft sheet. Try not to overlap the colors,
Spray the smooshed ink until little beads of color appear, then drag your evacuated die cut through the puddles of ink. Repeat this until you have the color you want, using a heat tool to dry each layer between applications.
Ink the inner and outer edges with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and a sponge applicator. Again, according to your taste. Flick and spritz the watercolor paper with your mister until it’s just the way you like it! Run it through the embossing folder. Run a little Picket Fence Distress Stain over the embossed areas to soften the color if you like. I liked, so I did that, but you might want the brighter colors. Then, attach to the prepared ribbon base either with stitching or Scor-Tape.
Here you can see the close up of the embossing. I filled a tiny glass vial with seed beads, wrapped it with Iridescent White Metallic String and then hot glued it as the center of my butterfly body. The little shimmery bits on the card are pieces of Iridescent string that separated when I cut it, and they were so pretty, I attached them to the card with glue. Just for fun.
I didn’t want to add any more color to this card, but I did want to add some shimmer and shine, so I tied a big fluffy bow with the white organza ribbon, topping it with more iridescent string and a cluster of Ivory Sweetheart Blossoms that I tapped with Shaded Lilac DI. The metal word strip was in my stash, but it was solid pewter, so I colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, and I like the way it turned out.
I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try! No go get your craft on and create your own beautiful project with bright spring colors and ribbon! I’ll see you over on the RRR Blog!
I’m linking this card to the following challenges: