Monday, July 30, 2007

Beate's Sketch Challenge

I decided to do another one of Beate's sketch challenges on her blog, which she posts each Friday. I really liked this sketch and wanted to use some of the new In Color paper, which I really haven't used yet at all. This was the type of card that I just kept adding things to...and if I hadn't decided that I just HAD to post it now, I probably would have added more and more!!
So, I used three different In Colors: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, and Wild Wasabi. The patterned paper is Basic Grey. I decided to try a new "technique" that really isn't a technique at all. I used retired Cream Organdy ribbon and ran it over the Pomegranate ink pad to color the ribbon...many tutorials out there talk about how to dye ribbon with a reinker, but I actually don't have the reinkers yet for the new In Colors. So I thought I'd try this and see how it went. Well, it colored it beautifully...but the ink DOES NOT DRY!!!! Seriously, I dyed this ribbon about 35 minutes ago, and I can still touch the ribbon and get ink on my fingers!!! So this is a tutorial I do not recommend...but it sure is purty ribbon!! :-) I love how the card turned out...but I don't think it's one I can give to anyone unless that doggone ribbon ever decides to dry!!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Harmony (Stampin' Up SAB set from 2007)
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up, patterned paper by Basic Grey
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Black Stazon
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon (retired), Silver Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack

4 comments:

mum on the run said...

Beautiful work!

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and papers you used! :)

beate said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for trying out the sketch. Hugs and smiles

Corie said...

This is gorgeous!!! Great job on the challenge!