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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pre-Yoga quickie

Just dashing off to yoga - first lesson in ages. But I thought I would post this card made with Certainly Celery Poly Twill Ribbon (that is available for this month only) embossed with a gold Christmas sentiment. I'll be back soon...

ETA: 8:31pm I'm back but it's time for dinner *sigh*

ETA: 9:12pm I've had dinner and except I haven't had dessert. I suppose I shouldn't throw away all the benefits of my yoga session in a fit of sugar consumption.

So, back to this Christmas card with the rather spiffy ribbon. I've always loved gold embossed ribbon and decided that I should try making my own. I initially experimented on the wide double-stitched grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip by doing the responsible thing: which was to tip some embossing powder on the ribbon before using any VersaMark on it. Unfortunately, the fibres of the ribbon held the embossing powder regardless of how I tapped, flicked or hit the ribbon. So I brushed the powder back into its container and gave up on using the wide double-stitched grosgrain ribbon for this purpose.

When I followed the same procedure for testing the new poly twill ribbon, the powder dropped quite effortlessly away from the ribbon. Eureka! and I don't mean the stockade. And the rest is well ... this ribbon!

Card made using Stampin' SuppliesStampin' Supplies
Certainly Celery
Encore Gold
Rose Red

Stamp sets:
Many Merry Messages
Tree Trimmings

Certainly Celery
Rose Red
Whisper White

Certainly Celery Poly Twill Ribbon
Eyelet Border Punch
Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Tool


Louise Sutton said...

Oooh, I likey! Clever you! Lovely non-traditional colours too.
Have to admit I eyebrows raised when I read your title - half your luck! LOL

Leigh said...

Love the idea of embossing your ribbon. Excellent. Lovely card.

Lin Mei said...

Hey Louise! Were you thinking of ... Ready, Steady, Cook and the quickie bag? *grin* Thanks so much for dropping by!

Hello Leigh! Thank you muchly! I really appreciate your generous comments.