This gift is a bit unusual in the paper is a plain, vivid, rich green: this left me very free to indulge in an elaborately patterned ribbon for contrast, as well as the two bicoloured bows.
I have more white, green and red wrapping supplies than any other, since xmas is when people tend to decorate gifts, and so that's when I scavenge the bulk of my supplies. —I tend not to use such busy looking ribbons as a rule, because they get lost amongst highly patterned paper and other decorations, not to mention having such obviously seasonal iconography (holly and poinsettas in this case).
But because the paper was so plain, it provided a nice background for the visually complex banding ribbon.
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