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Sunday, 27 May 2007

Ribbons Pack A Punch (Now That's A Musing!!)

The fabulous Auntie Jane brought back some samples from a ribbon manufacturer on her last visit to the States and a brand new product called ribbon stiffener. Happily, Strano Designs are also a sponsor of this year's A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA so everything is coming together nicely!!
This weeks AP design challenge was to create cards using not only A Muse stamps but punches too, which gave me a fantastic excuse to play with the new samples. I shall explain.

Ribbon stiffener is a product specifically designed so that treated ribbons, once dry, may be die cut, punched, cut etc without fraying. The product also acts as an adhesive and is acid free, so totally safe for your scrapbooks too! Being aware of the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of many punches even on thin cardstock, I was dubious but I have to say I had absolutely no problems with any of the punches I tried.

The card to the right uses the Dovecraft medium tulip punch, which happens to fit the A Muse scribble tulip very well. I masked off the stem as the leaves wouldn't have matched up & stamped the flower over the ribbon one in black. The greeting stamp and card blank are also by A Muse; the polka dot ribbon by Strano Designs. And before you bombard me with questions: yes we will be stocking Strano Designs products & no, we haven't got them in yet LOLOLOL.

Don't forget to check out my blog, for your chance to win some blog candy & check out the other card project posted there, the forum for details of our latest ATC & card swaps & my gallery for all the other cards I made for this week's AP design challenge.


Anonymous said...

Love the card, so glad you liked the Ribon Stiffner. Told you it was good AJ

Looby said...

Can't wait to play with the ribbon stiffener - it looks great! And the strano ribbons are SOOO yummy!! All your A muse cards are just LUSH!!