Well, I must say that this was a true challenge for me. We were supposed to use ribbon in a unique way and I had a picture in my mind. It sort of looks like the card...doesn't that happen a lot? Anyway, I got up close and personal with my sewing machine. Now, I have a business sewing purses so I should be familiar with my machine but it's different when you are zig-zagging on a piece of cardstock and trying to ruffle ribbon with sparkly thread at the same time. Needless to say, I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. It's not perfect but I like it as is. Then, I used Polka Dot Basics in the background. I stamped the smallest dots with Versamark and then applied clear embossing powder. It just gives it a little something. Along the bottom of the card I used more of the Aqua Mist ribbon and added a Making Memories "congrats" tag.
I hope the colors come out right...I have such a hard time photographing this color.
I think the colors look better on this card.
Close up of one of the ruffled letters:
PTI white cardstock
PTI aqua mist cardstock
PTI Polka Dot Basics stamp set
PTI aqua mist ribbon
Tsunsinki embossing powder
Sewing machine with shiny thread