Thursday, February 24, 2011

That's How Thursday!!

Hello there sweet {ippity} friends!
To carry on with our week 4 monthly challenge "using ribbon", 
I thought I would share with you a
 super quick, easy, and fun way to spice up your ribbon!!

You ask how?  I will tell you how (smile) !!

Today, we are adding TEXTURED EMBOSSING 
to satin ribbon for our {ippity} projects!!

I love how it feels & adds that extra pop to your ribbon!!

(click to enlarge and see detail)

Here's what you can do to add TEXTURE  to your SATIN RIBBON...

You're only using 3 items: satin ribbon, heavy starch spray, & an embossing folder!!

1) cut your satin ribbon to the length you desire
2) spritz the cut satin ribbon with Heavy Starch Spray
3) let the ribbon air dry (optional: use a heat gun to speed up dry process)
4) using any embossing folder, run ribbon through your Cuttlebug/Big Shot (I ran my ribbon back and forth twice to give more dimension)

Viola!  That's it!  How easy was that!

Details for this project - "Smile" Card
Supplies for this project - Stamps: {ippity} "How You Doin'?"; Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye "Hazel" 6x6 Pad; Die Cuts: Spellbinders; Ink: Memento; Flower: Recollections; Leaves: Doodlebug; Pearls: Michael's Arts & Crafts; Satin Ribbon: Michael's Arts & Crafts; Lace: Joanne's Fabrics; Heavy Starch Spray: Faultless (find it in your local grocery store); Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

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  1. How cool! Never thought of adding texture to ribbon! Thanks for sharing this great idea!! Now, I must get some spray starch!!

  2. i will be getting some spray starch TOO...LOVE this karen...thanks for the inspiration! :)

  3. oh what great tip, love the card too :)

  4. Thanks for the great tip Karen!! Love your card!

  5. wow! great idea. love this and it's stunning! tfs.

  6. Neat-O! I'm going to definitely have to try this one!!! Great idea Karen!

    lisa a.