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Monday, November 5, 2012

Stamping on Ribbon

Today's card is another one I made using the background paper I made described here (it used heat embossing and distress inks in a resist technique).

The border was made in two parts.  First, I cut and embossed a strip of purple paper using a Spellbinders Edgeability die.  Then I took a white grosgrain ribbon and stamped "Celebrate" all the way along it in purple ink.  I wanted the "party!" and "birthday wishes" of the background to be seen, so ran these at an angle between them. 

To make the card, I used a couple of tricks that may not be readily apparent.  First, my focal sentiment was cut from the background piece of cardstock and then matted to cover up the hole!  Because I wanted the angle to mimic the angle of the border, this resulted in the focal being a bit higher on the card than I would have liked. So, I added a bow with LONG tails to help pull it into the card more. 

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