I remember the day when I thought I had to add ribbon to nearly every card I created. Now I rarely use it! The CAS Challenge on SCS is asking us to use ribbon, but I decided to leave the bulky bows behind and went for a striped background instead. I took a scrap piece of white CS and placed scor-tape over it about 1/4" apart. Then came the fun part of choosing and laying down the ribbon! With the exception of the stitched dies by Lil Inker Designs, everything else is a PTI product.
To get perfect placement of the sentiment, I used my new, favorite stamping tool - the MISTI. You may have heard discussions as to whether or not people NEED this tool (the acronym is Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) and I say every stamper needs it! :-) I especially love it's function for large background stamps to ensure you get even coverage. Enough of the sales talk - lol!
STAMPS: Bitty Bouquets (PTI), Swoosh (PTI).
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), White.
INK: Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango.
ACCESSORIES: Satin ribbon by PTI, Stitched rectangles and circles dies by Lil Inker Designs, MISTI tool.