Recently, I hosted the Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge, using one of the SCS Tutorials my sweet friend Dina whipped up -- Embossed Ribbon. It's such a fun idea! You can find the detailed instructions and a video HERE.
Basically, it involves misting your ribbon with water, running it through your Big Shot (or whatever machine you have) with an embossing folder, and allowing it to dry. Depending on the texture of your ribbon, and the embossed pattern, you can end up with a subtle or bold pattern. For my card, I chose a subtle pattern.
If you look closely, you can see the cross hatch pattern of my embossing folder (Sizzix). I chose the beautiful Double-faced Ivory Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It adds such an elegant feel to any project! This is the 7/8" ribbon. My card measures approximately 5x5.5 inches. The stamps are from Remarkable You by Stampin' Up - a set I have been wanting forever and just recently acquired. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, and then colored with my Copic markers. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black - I prefer that for crisp, sentiments, and since I am not adding color, don't have to worry about it running (just smearing before it's dry! Been there!). I added a wood heart to bring everything together.
There is a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and it's Anything Goes! This is my DT sample for that challenge! Come play along with us! My teamies have made some gorgeous projects to inspire you! I hope you will try this technique on your project!