This is my first card with the Ribbon Of Courage stamp set. There is a bundle with a matching die cut for the ribbon.  This set is Patty Bennett’s Million Dollar Achievement set.  When a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator reaches one million dollars in sales, they get to help create a stamp set.  WOW !!!  I believe this set will touch everyone and be used for every program that has a colored ribbon associated with it.  But enough rambling, here is my card.

Ribbon of Courage, 143855


I really love how this card turned out.  The coloring of the ribbon took a few minutes, but I feel was well worth the time.  I colored with Watercolor Pencils and then went over each color with the blender pen.  I am not sure which is the star of the show though.  The ribbon or the Ruffled Embossing folder.  Oh My!  It looks good in the picture but is just beautiful in person.

The Ruffled Embossing Folder is a new item in this catalog.  It is one of the much thicker folders so takes a little different approach when you use it.  Because it gives such dimension to the card stock, you should spritz it with a little bit of water before placing it in the folder.  Once in the folder remember that you need a different “sandwich” for your Big Shot.  You use the Multi-purpose platform, the embossing folder, and a Top cutting pad.  That is all.  You do not have a cutting pad between the platform and the embossing folder when you use these thicker embossing folders.

The ribbon is cut out using the Layering Ovals Thinlit Dies. The Marina Mist layer is cut using the next size of the Layering Oval Dies.  For a little extra zing, I added some Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon.  I stamped “Courage” from the stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  And for some bling I placed a purple heart from the Regals Enamel Shapes.

I hope you like today’s card.  I very much appreciate your comments.  The June Host Special is still in effect if you would like to host a party or just place an order.  I would be happy to assist you.

The items I used for this card are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken to my Online store.