Bugaboo Tutorial — Ribbon Weaving

Good Morning!  Today I have the tutorial over at Catch the Bug.  Ribbon weaving is a great way to add texture and color to a project — not to mention, use up some ribbon stash if it is overflowing.  So grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and relax.

The first thing you will want to do is pick your ribbons.  I find it easiest to use ribbons of the same width.  You can use more than two colors, if you’d like, but I did two to keep it simple.

 I chose to use 3/8″ wide satin ribbon.  A quick note — I started with a larger piece of cardstock than I ultimately wanted, so you will see a smaller piece on my completed project.  You will want to measure your paper so that your ribbon ends on an edge — so that it doesn’t overlap.

Next you will want to adhere your ribbon to the back of your cardstock.  I like to use Scor-Tape as a strong adhesive.

After turning your cardstock back over (you will see here that my ribbon is double sided), you will start weaving.  Bring down the first piece of green ribbon from the top and then pull over the first piece of pink (from the left) over the top of the green.

You will weave the first row — over and under with the green and pink.  Here you can see the second piece of green ribbon is over the top of the pink.  I’m holding back the pink to bring the third piece of green down.  The pink will be over the top of the green.

This is what the first row looks like after finishing the weave.  As you can see the pink is adhered to the back of the cardstock and the green is rather loose.  The second row will begin with the green on top and the pink underneath.

Here you can see five rows completed.  Make sure that when you cut your ribbon, you cut them long enough to be taped to the underside.  Don’t cut them too short or you will see your ribbon popping up.

Here is the completed weave.  I’ve done ribbon weaving in smaller pieces, as well as a full background for a card.

Here is my completed project, featuring the Easter Fancy Sunbonnet.  I cut out my Sunbonnet using an egg nestie.  I popped up the weave with dimensionals, which is on top of the bit of dimension it will already have from the ribbon.  In order to get the Sunbonnet on there with enough dimension, I used Scor-Tape on the bottom and doubled dimensionals at the top.  It worked  perfectly!  I cut out two smaller eggs and embossed them with Swiss Dots.

Challenge Submissions
A Spoon Full of Sugar — #145 Easter

Woven Easter Greetings
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Fancy Sunbonnet – Easter; There She Goes Hunny Bunnies
Paper: Gina K Grass Green, Innocent Pink; PTI Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R85, RV06, G14, R81, YG11, Y11, RV10, B02, YG23, YG25, E000, E00
Other Stuff: ribbon, pearls, nesties, Cuttlebug Polka Dots and Swiss Dots; Modern Tag punch, Word Window punch, Enamel Accents, stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


7 thoughts on “Bugaboo Tutorial — Ribbon Weaving

  1. This is gorgeous! Wonderful tutorial and nice effect. Also, thanks for the honest review of the Staples 110lb paper. It was VERY helpful (decided to NOT try it).


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