Make It Monday #27: Custom Copic Striped Ribbon

By August 8, 2011Make It Monday

I have become quite addicted to creating my own custom striped ribbon with Copic markers the last few months.  It just opens up so many possibilities and color combinations without having to store additional product in your space.  Let me show you some tips on how to achieve different looks with this technique in this week's video.

(As a disclaimer, I have a bit of the sniffles because of summer allergies!)

Suggested ribbons for this technique are our grosgrain & satin ribbons.

Here are some still shots of my project this week.

Copic Ribbon Card

Ribbon markers

Butterfly closeup

Ribbon closeup

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and feature custom striped ribbon created with Copics or other alcohol based markers.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, August 15th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, August 15th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!



Congratulations to Kim S for being randomly selected as this week's Make It Monday winner!  Please be sure to contact customer service with your FREE stamp set selection!  And thank you to everyone else for playing along!  There were some fabulous creation that truly left me inspired!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 34 Comments

  • 1
    AllysonA. says:

    Gorgeous card! Oh my goodness. Love that ribbon, and I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the great tutorial. Hope your allergies aren’t too bad! 😉

  • 2
    Cristina says:

    You are a genius. I can’t count how many times you’ve come up with something that I never would have thought of.

  • 3
    Melissa Ladd says:

    So very pretty! I’ve tried this technique on the silk ribbon, but I’m excited to try it on different ones now!

    I love the medallion on the butterfly and the soft look of your card!

  • 4
    MOI says:

    Awesome. Love this technique….it’s the answer to matching up ribbon with a project and another use for Copics. Thanks for sharing. Hope the allergies leave you soon…know how you feel:-)

  • 5
    Kathy H says:

    Beautiful, Nichole! I don’t own Copics so can’t try this one but I’ll be happy to see what others do with it:)

  • 6

    Love this technique! So fun and original!

  • 7
    Sandy says:

    Wow, who’da thunk it…striping ribbon to match!!! This I gotta try:) Thanks for the inspiration. Love how your card turned out!

  • 8

    Wow! I loved the video and I am going to try this! You make it look too easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • 9
    Laura Isham says:

    Your card is really beautiful. I am so inspired!

  • 10
    Holly saveur says:

    GORGEOUS!Love the colors and never tried to color ribbon…will go and try it noe..thanks so much for the video!Hope you feel better soon!

  • 11
    yainea says:

    Thank you for the amazing ribbon tutorial! Lovely card, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 12
    MaryAnn N says:

    thanks for the copics colouring on ribbon tutorial. So many times I do not have ribbon to match a project, just think now I can make it match just by using copics. Who knew!

  • 13
    Noreen says:

    I love the ribbon! Hadn’t thought of doing stripes, and I like the colors you did it in.

  • 14
    Lisa says:

    WONDERFUL…thanks so much for sharing today! Hope you are feeling better too 🙂

  • 15
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    Superb job! The card is fabulous and creating your own embellishment is awesome. TFS.

  • 16
    term papers says:

    interesting) thanks for sharing!

  • 17
    Anita R says:

    Gotta try it. You did such a beautiful job. Can it be that easy?

  • 18
    Karen Brandt says:

    Fabulous project! I tried this with some old markers I have and it worked like a charm, I just love the customized look of the ribbon! Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon!

  • 19
    Carol W says:

    This reminds me of the lovely cardstock ribbon you showed how to make when Faux Ribbon was released. Hey, maybe that set is due for a DT challenge? 🙂

  • 20
    Rose says:

    Wow… fantastic idea… I am pretty sure my lines will not be straight! =)

  • 21
    Marilyn says:

    Great tutorial. Clear instructions even with a stuffy nose. Thank you.

  • 22

    That was a fun technique! Thanks for the video. It was fun to play in your MIM challenge again — just been too busy!

  • 23
    diana says:

    Great technique & lovely card! You really had a steady hand when colouring that ribbon! 😉

  • 24
    Sara G. says:

    Wow! Great card! I am looking forward to making my own stripped ribbon with Copics. 🙂

  • 25
    Donna K says:

    you poor thing! you sound so congested. I hope you feel better soon. thanks for the coloring on ribbon tips. such a good idea and a great way to color coordinate projects. very pretty card.

  • 26
    Jan S says:

    Love the tutorial on coloring the ribbon with copics and can’t wait to try it! You make it look so easy! I do have one question though–when your ribbon or die goes beyond the card base, how do you fit it in the envelope? Or do you just use a bigger envelope? I have always wondered about that–I have to mail most of my cards. Thanks so much for all of your tutorials and demos. I love them!!

  • 27
    ndheady says:

    You can just use a slightly larger envelope. I tend to put mine in a pretty glassine bag with a tag and slip the whole thing into a padded envelope if it needs to be mailed. Hope that helps! 🙂


  • 28
    Mindy says:

    I never have the perfect color ribbon on hand for my project…you just fixed that for me!!! Thanks 🙂

  • 29
    Marcie Smith says:

    Great tip. Definitely a great way to make sure you always have color coordinated ribbon for your project. Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope you feel better soon. Would love it if you would share any good tips for storing your copic markers so they are readily available on your work space.

  • 30

    WOW!! I don’t have any Copics!! I LOVE this idea though and I can’t wait to see what everyone come up with for the challenge!! THANKS For sharing your card colors are BEAUTIFUL, as is the card!! Great video too!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  • 31
    Marlena says:

    Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for the idea! 😉

  • 32
    donna mikasa says:

    What an amazing technique! Thank you for sharing, your card is gorgeous!

  • 33
    Stefani says:

    What a neat idea! Pretty ribbon and card too.

  • 34
    KellyRae says:

    Thanks SO much for sharing this technique. I love the idea of creating custom colored ribbon, not just dyeing the ribbon all one color – the designer details of striped ribbon . . . AWESOME. On my blog, I’ve just posted a card I made using your technique.

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