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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pretty Punched Thanks

*big satisfied sigh* This card turned out SO WELL!! (If I may say so...) Go ahead... click on the pic to see a larger version. Isn't it sweet? And I used ONLY scraps to create it! (Honest!) I made it for this month's WICKED color combo challenge in the demo forum at SCS.

This was my first attempt at dyeing ribbon. I started out putting the ribbon on my Baja inkpad and using a sponge dauber to pounce it into the ink, but I got better ink coverage on the top, where I was pouncing, so I moved the ribbon to my work surface (on grid paper), and just added ink that way. The gradation was a happy accident (don't you love those?).

Check out this post for a tutorial on how to make the flower.

Cardstock: Scraps of Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy
Stamp (sentiment): Short & Sweet
Ink: C.Coral, B.Breeze, S.Saffron, N.Q.Navy, C.Caramel, Craft White
Markers: C. Coral, C.Cocoa, O.Olive, Gray
Punches: Five-petal Flower, 3/4" circle, Ticket Corner, Large Oval
Other: White gel pen, silver brad, white 1/4" ribbon

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