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Old 08-15-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Fraying Grosgrain ribbon

I've had a few pm's about frayed grosgrain and see there is a question in this forum too, so I'll share what I have done:

I got the idea from the "Bubble Queen" card in the new IBC and started playing with the grosgrain to see what I could do with it.

1)Start with a sharp fabric scissors. I keep a fabric scissors in my stamp area with a big ribbon tied to it. Everyone who stamps with me knows that this scissors is only for ribbon - never for paper!

2.)Cut with a 4 or 5 inch strip of grosgrain. You need to trim 1 edge of the ribbon very close to the edge. If you sew it would be like trimming off the selvege (sp??). #1 in picture

3.)Set this aside, then pull off a third to half of the threads. You'll end up with the trimmed thread-like piece. a fringe peice and loose threads #2 a, b & c. Its fun to mix colors to match your work. I include the trimmed selvege, and sometimes even the fringy part, with the loose threads, twist very slightly before knotting them. I attach them with a mini glue dot but you could try to loop them through a hole before tying them. You can also use the threads to tie through buttons and attach tags. I hope this makes sense.

Here are some of the cards that I have used this on so far:

Tag Time Best Witches - this also shows threads tied through a button

Sunny Anniversary

Back To School Plaid

Irish Linen - You have to look closely to see that I trimmed the edge off a piece of white organdy to attach the tag. I suppose I could have used white thread but it was a limited supply challenge.

Have fun playing with your ribbon!
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Chris,

this is AWESOME, thank you so much for sharing, and i LOVE all the samples.

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Old 09-06-2006, 05:40 AM   #3
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I tried this technique and loved it! It was so fun to mix and match the colors. I also found a use for the part that's left over after you fray. It looks cool used on the cards also. Thanks for sharing. Nickie
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I'm so glad this was brought up for todays techniques challenge. I missed it the first time around and am sooo glad it was brought up again, so much fun!
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Wow........... thanks for taking the time to share your idea in writing. I really admire the work you have done, with your thread technique.
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Thank you so much for your inst. and the visual is soo a great help!! I loved your tag card! The colrs and patterns are so bright and blend really well! Thanks again for sharing!!! Stormy
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This is such a cool technique! I love how you mixed up the different colors together! I'm gonna need to try this now! Thanks for the directions!
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here is a card I did a few years ago with fryed ribbon.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...00&ppuser=7065
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oops! I posted to the wrong thread! sorry
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Too cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing, great directions and wonderful cards
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Cool technique and good instructions and pix.

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Thanks so much for these instructions. I love working with ribbon. This
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