Have you noticed curly ribbons popping up everywhere lately? I have, and so I decided to try curling my own ribbons!!! These fun ribbons can be used in a great variety of ways like on gifts, for hairbows, for cheerleaders, home decor..... etc... but I wanted it on my card!!! LOL! Turned out funky, but also added a fun final touch! :)
If you are interested in knowing how-to, there are several ways to curl ribbon, but here are the top 3;
1. You can simply; tightly wrap-it-around a dowel, spray it with extra firm hold hairspray, use a hairdryer to dry it, then leave it place for a while to stiffen.
2. If you are in a hurry, spray ribbon with water to saturate, tightly wrap it around a curling iron and heat curl it until completely dry.
3. This is probably the best method--> in the Oven!! --> Tightly wrap-ribbon-around a dowel, spray it with water, pin ends with clothespins, place on cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, put in oven and heat at 200 degrees for 10 minutes until dry. Let ribbon cool and remove from dowel to reveal beautiful curls! :)
For additional instructions, here are a couple LINKS to sites that show you just how easy it is to curl Fabric Ribbons in an OVEN; (Please pay close attention to the types of ribbons to use and make sure to watch the ribbon while it is drying in the oven to avoid burning it!).
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 64564
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 @ 4:11 AM
Creative and inspired! Love the curly ribbon..........altho USPS would probably wreck havoc on it! : ) It is FAB for those hand-delivered cards or for gift tags. I plan on trying it. Thanks for all the instructions and how-tos right here in your description(I rarely link to blogs after some bad experiences.)
Now to your card. Not only the special ribbons, but your image is adorable and your coloring terrific. Beautiful edging and the sparkle of rhinestones too.