I rarely use ribbon these days. Too often, when I go to my stash, nothing works for my need. So my glass jars of ribbon sit on the shelf, looking pretty and being fairly useless. It's a bit frustrating, but there you have it.
When I stamped this card, though, I knew it needed ribbon, and this orange sheer-and-satin number worked perfectly. (The photo-editing made the ribbon look darker than it is, but the colors are nicely balanced in real life.)
Ordinarily, I keep bows pretty small, but in this case, I wanted the tails of ribbon to extend to just beyond the edges of the card. Everything in the stamped image is curvy except the straight lines of the sentiment, and the bow's horizontal emphasis subtly draws attention to the sentiment.
Or maybe that's just the medicine talking.
Not having the right ribbon isn't nearly as frustrating as whatever sinus thing has been tormenting me for seven--SEVEN--weeks. At least now it's confined to my head and not sucking all energy from every cell in my body.
Was that too dramatic? Sorry. But that's what if felt like, and I imagine you all can relate. I have another doctor's appointment this week about the sinus headaches, but I suspect there's nothing more they can do. Some things just have to be grunted through, and chronic sinusitis is one of them.
Thank you for listening to me whine. I'm happy to return the favor anytime you need to vent. Seriously.
stamps: Papertrey Round and Round, Autumn Acorns, Fall Elegance
paper: white (PTI)