Since then, I've been very selective about the ribbons I buy, but one consequence of this has been to make my ribbon stash sort of boring: mostly grosgrain, a few sheer and satin, very little else. And lately, I've hardly used ribbon at all.
Every now and then, I come across a funky ribbon that has colors that match SU or PTI or inks I have, and those ribbons jump all by themselves into my cart. IT'S NOT MY FAULT! But now that my ribbon stash is growing again, I need to USE it. So here goes:
The light side of the ribbon is on top, to simulate snow over grass. The pointy effect of the ribbon echoes the pointy Christmas tree and the "W" of "wishes." I experimented with three shades of green ink, one for each section of the tree, but I just didn't have the right shades to match the ribbon well. I did use a lighter green gemstone to top the tree, and darker green gems below. (Wouldn't it be cool if I had three shades of green gemstones? Sigh. Guess we can't have everything.) It's a 4.25-inch square card, which seems to be a good proportional size for these trees from PTI's Merry and Bright set.
What are your feelings about ribbon? How do you decide what to buy? Have you tried silk ribbon yet? If so, did you love it or not so much? Where do you buy your ribbon?
Inquiring minds want to know.
stamps: PTI Merry and Bright
cardstock: PTI white (of course)
ink: can't remember, but the sentiment looks like VersaColor Tea Leaves
accessories: gemstones, dimensionals, ribbon