I love the look of ruched ribbon (pronounced "rooshed") but I'm not typically going to stop in the middle of my paper project and whip out a needle and thread, or go hunt up my sewing machine. Fortunately, it's super easy to do a little faux ruching using Tear & Tape.
Place Tear & Tape the length of the project (photo 1), and remove white paper backing strip. Press the left end of your ribbon firmly down onto the first little bit of Tear & Tape. Using your fingers, a paper piercer or your Paper Snips, create little wrinkles and pinches in the ribbon as you continue down the length of the Tear & Tape (photo 2).
You can do as many ruches as you please, depending on the type of ribbon used and the style of the card you're making. Trim the ribbon excess off when you get to the right hand edge. Go back over the ruching with your fingers or a Bone Folder, pressing all the ribbon down firmly (photo 3). Tear & Tape is very strong and will hold the ribbon pretty much forever.
Ready to try this at home? Here's what you'll need to gather:
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