Blue Ribbon with Embossing Folder Technique

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I wanted to give an update on my Hero Hugs event on Sunday (making cards for our men and women serving in the military), but I’m still finishing cards and some have been sent with trusted friends to be finished or have messages written in, so I will report on that later this week.  But for now, I’ll say a quick thank you to my friends who helped, and I’ll be more specific later.

The above card uses almost the same embossing folder technique I showed on Friday, but I brayered the flat or indented side of the folder, rather than the raised side.  Since I covered the technique in that post, I won’t repeat myself.  I especially like the Alphabet Press folder for this technique.  I can see this particular design used on a card for welcome baby, graduation, teacher, job well done, or any card where you would like a bold graphic background.

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Per my norm, I popped and double popped the ribbon and banner pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals to make them stand out, but I adhered the embossed mat directly to the card base.  Hey, even I know when enough is enough.

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The Blue Ribbon stamp set coordinates with punches and dies, so it’s a preferred stamp set for me, but I did do a slight bit of trimming after I punched the scalloped piece, as the stamped tail pieces show if you don’t.  I used the die from the Bitty Banners to make my own tails for the ribbon.

The colors I used are Wild Wasabi (for the embossed mat piece), Daffodil Delight for the cardstock banner, Perfect Plum for the scallop part of the ribbon, and Pacific Point for the circle of the ribbon and the tails and card base.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back!  To view my class list or purchase anything you have seen here, go to Stampin’ Bon.

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