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Ribbon Background


Hello Everyone! It's Limor Webber here today!

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons. 
Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. 
Good luck!

I wanted to show you a super quick tutorial on a different way you can use your ribbons.  Join me in 3 super quick steps to create this background.


First step is take your ribbon and adhere it to the cardstock using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium



Take your favorite Gelatos® and apply them on to the ribbon as shown.  With a paint brush, water and your finger go ahead and start blending those colors together.  You'll start to see how easy those creamy and silky colors just mix and blend.



The last step to my background was adding a little bit of the white Gelatos® to tone down the brightness and allow all three colors to blend perfectly.


Here is an example of how easy it is to complete this card in seconds using any stencil and an inspirational sticker or phrase!

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

Limor Webber


Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Bubble Gum 

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Snow Cone

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Coconut

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Black Licorice


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Nancy Wilcox

I never would have considered coloring with gelato on my ribbon, now I can't wait to try.

Yolanda Gonzalez

beautiful result.I will have to try this.

Marion Armitage

Oh this sounds like fun.... So off to the craft room... !!!!

Sue D

Awesome way to use ribbon and Gelatos!

Amante del Papel

what a wonderful idea, looks so pretty!

Carla  Hundley

Great idea and thanks
for the instructions.
Looks lovely.
Carla from Utah

Shari Czerwinski

What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing, I would have never thought to do that!


Wow that's a great idea! Ribbons are so versatile and now with this new media, yumm!

Thanks for sharing!

Janis in ID

Love the blended look!!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Wow - now that's an answer for the last minute card you forgot!!! SUPER. Happy Valentine's Day Limor!

bea savellano

I had no idea i could do this...bea


Wow, what a cool idea and technique!!! Never even thought of turning ribbon into an actual background! I love it Limor!!! Your card is awesome and so are you!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!! :)

sherry butcher

I have used ribbon as a background but never used Gelatos® and apply them on to the ribbon. TFS.


Love the technique, such a gorgeous blend of colors!!!

Margie Visnick

So so pretty!

Iris Soscia

So pretty - another great way to use gelatos.
isoscia at aol dot com

Nichole Bruno

I like the idea of using gelatos on fabric. Would be cool to use them on a tote... wonder if the color would last if washed.


What a beautiful idea.

Miriam Prantner

Loving that ribbon background!

april Lopez

This is a new one for me. I never thought of doing this with ribbon.

Sharon Gullikson

What great colors. I love Gelatos, and May Arts is my all time favorite ribbon company. What a pairing.


I will have to give this try! Thanks for this idea


Love the mint satin ribbon!

Jamie Vanskiver

Wow how unique and different this is! It looks like the Gelatos works well with that beautiful ribbon! I love this project today:)


So easy and yet such pretty result! Thank you.

Pati L

Cool idea, gelatos on satin ribbon! I love it when you pair up with May Arts Ribbon! :)

Robin P

Love this idea! I have a LOT of ribbon in my stash, and now I have another way to use it.

TracyM #6773

FABULOUS card & GORGEOUS technique Limor!!!
WOW - your ribbon background looks SO BEAUTIFUL with the Gelatos - I NEED to try this out ASAP!!!


FAB! (pun intended) I need to do more with my Gelatos... thanks for the inspiration!!

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Beautiful! Would have never thought to do this on ribbon and will have to try this out!

Vicki Loichinger

What a wonderful Idea. Very cool background. Would make an awesome ATC or ICAD. Thank you Limor

Selena S

I like how it has a watercolour effect, yet texture from the Ribbon! Very cool!

Mary Holshouser

Beautiful. I love taking colors and blending them to make another color.
thanks for sharing the details for making this great tag.

Elizabeth D Lumsden

Great idea for a card, I never would have thought of it!

Amy C.

What a neat project!


I hadn't thought to blend my Gelatos like this--thanks for the inspiration!

KT Fit Kitty

This is so creative! The ribbon background looks amazing! I don't have Gelatos (yet!) but I have started my wish list!

Jean Marmo

Such a great idea!

Ginny K

I would not have thought to use ribbon as a background technique and I love the idea of coloring the ribbon with gelatos. Another good use of them. Thanks for the inspiration! ~Ginny K~

Leanne S

Love the background of soft colors.

Felicia Aaron

How creative! I never thought to use ribbon in that way! Thanks Limor for that inspiration! Gonna have to give that a whirl! Thanks for sharing! :)

Susie F

Is there anything you can't do with Gelatos? What a great idea.

Lucy E.

What an easy way to create a
lovely background!
I like how you softened the colors
using the gesso.

Regina Furman

Great ideas for using ribbons as a background, and then coloring! Hmmm...going to have to try that!


Simple technique (not one I would have thought of) with stellar results!

Denise Bryant

Lovin' these ribbon and Gelato ideas! Pretty combination!

Janice Carl

Pretty cool. I might just drag out some ribbon and try it.


Very nice. I like the soft colors.

ruby t

So cool the way the ribbon was laid out to start, fun fun!!!!

Heather Thompson

Very unique idea. Love how this turned out. Thanks for sharing.

Brandi R

Oh my! Love this.....that ribbon is gorgeous and what a GREAT way to utilize it ♥


Clever idea Limor. I like the big bold feather you used on it. Thanks for sharing.

Ruby C

Looks lovely, I hadn't thought of using gel medium to create a ribbon background on a card. This looks lovely.

Sandi B

Wow, great tutorial. Looks so simple. Will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing with us.

Katie B.

neat idea for dying ribbon, I can see this done with white ribbon too! Love the feather. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa Godines #6857

Very cool!!!

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