I really enjoy using ribbon and trim on layouts. I recently received some twill from Come On Get Crafty, in a beautiful assortment of summery colors and thought it would be fun to use all of the colors on one single layout. That's when it struck me that I could cut them to different lengths and use them to create a backdrop for my photo, similar to the concept of creating a background with scrap paper strips.
That is my mom on the far left with her two cousins. They still hang out today and cause trouble, lol!
I have found the easiest way to adhere ribbon to paper is to stitch it down or use glue dots to adhere it. I stitched down these ribbon strips, although it is difficult to see in the close-ups. Once I had the ribbon in place I added my photo, title and embellishments.
I placed a glassine bag behind the photo which I used to store a journaling tag.
If you have a stash of ribbon, I challenge you to make a backdrop on your layout! Can't wait to see what you create!