Friday, February 22, 2013

Ruffled Moon

Happy Friday everyone!  Welcome to Paper Made Bakery!  It's my last Friday with February's How's the Weather? Kit.  Can't wait to see what is in March's kit - so excited!

I have a photo tutorial for you today.  I may have gone a little overboard with the photos... just a head's up!  I'm going to talk about ribbon ruffles today.  I'm using the gold and silver ribbon from the February kit.

To ruffle a ribbon, you just need a sewing machine and some ribbon. Set your stitch length quite low.  I put mine on 6.  You might have to experiment with your tension a bit too.  

Yes, my sewing machine is older than I am!  It works though, even if the tension is a bit temperamental sometimes.  There is no computer to fry either. 

Next, run a stitch down the centre of the ribbon.  In this case it is easy to follow the line.  If it isn't perfectly straight, don't worry.  Don't back stitch to secure the stitches.  The threads need to be free.  Leave long ends on the threads.

If it doesn't seem to work the first time (tension off, stitches the wrong length), just pull it out and start again.  The ribbon is usually quite forgiving.

Take one end of one thread and pull to gather the ribbon.

You can play around with how tight or loose you want the gathers to be.

To secure it on to the paper, I just used a bit of narrow double sided tape on both edges, front and back.

This is how it all came together.  I was originally going to just use a purple moon but didn't like how it looked so stamped and trimmed a yellow moon to put on top.  Stamped, glittered and fussy cut the star. I stamped the sentiment right on the dry embossed panel.

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Hope you found this fun and useful.  Have a fabulous day and a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Love the ribbon treatment!!! Excellent tut! Fab card:)

  2. What a fantastic clear tutorial, I have to give this a try and like you I have a machine older than I am ... I love how the ribbon turned out and your card is awesome!!! hugs

  3. Love love love love this!! LOVING what you did with that ribbon!!!!

  4. This is fabulous Glenda! I love ruffled ribbons!

  5. So cute! What a great idea. Your card is fantastic, Glenda!

  6. Great tutorial! Love how you ruffled the ribbons!

  7. Great tutorial--I'm going to have to try this technique! Your card is so sweet. I love the glittery star.

  8. wow what a great how you did the ribbon..thanks for sharing Glenda..

  9. Beautiful ruffle and card Glenda! Thank you for the tutorial~