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Monday, March 03, 2008

Debossed Friend

Debossing is so much fun and creates a beautiful look. Be sure to check out today's Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast. I chose to use Embrace Life and really like this color combination. To make a no tie bow, you will need to punch 2 1/8" holes about 1/4"-3/8" apart. I started with a piece of taffeta about 14" long. You will want it to be a little longer so you have enough to work with. Using the large ball on an embossing stylus, push the tails through each hole from the front of the card to the inside. Leave a small loop on the front and then even the tails out on the inside. Cross the tails over and push a loop through each hole coming back up on the front of the card. Even out the loops. Now, take the tails and push them through the opposite hole from the loop with each tail. Give it a try and let me know if this doesn't make sense. The results are a perfect bow. I ended up with about 4" left after finishing my bow, but I prefer to have extra to work with.


  1. Gorgeous card -- I love the colors you chose and your vellum looks awesome! Thanks for the directions on the bow too!

  2. Very pretty card and what a cool way to make a bow! Thanks!

  3. Stunning card! Thanks for the bow instructions.

  4. I love the colors! Its very, very pretty!!!!

  5. This is so gorgeous! I was too scared to try the challenge today, it seemed hard. You've inspired me,but I know I can't do anything this exquisite! I love it! tfs, Shell!

  6. WOW! This is one GORGEOUS piece of art!

  7. Absolutely beautiful. I love....everything. The debossing, the colours, Speechless.


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