Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #580 August 9th 2017
Embossed Ribbon  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares a technique from one of our members for adding texture to ribbon.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Wide ribbon (silk, rayon, and grosgrain work best)
  • Mister bottle
  • Embossing folder
  • Die cutting machine
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Maryanne wants to know: "Can you use a regular sewing machine to sew on cardstock?"
    A: I do! One thing to note is that paper will dull your needle very quickly. You may want to designate a needle as your 'paper needle' and switch it out when you're sewing on fabric. I mark my paper needle with a permanent marker on the flattened front of the base so it's easy to identify (purple for paper!). Remember that the size of the needle will determine the size of the holes in your cardstock too, so choose one that's fine. Click HERE for some great tips for sewing on cards.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Janet has a tip for the Watercolor Imprints technique: " I will put my watercolour panel on a metal sheet (as used for die cutting) or magnetic sheet if I use a metal stencil. If using a plastic stencil I'll use a metal sheet and place A5 size magnetic sheets over the overlapping pieces of plastic die -either side of the watercolour paper - should give a nice firm contact."

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