I made this card for Beate's Big Deal Sketch Challenge. Can you believe she's already at 200,00 hits?!? You go girl!
The card is 5-1/2 inches square. Both designer papers are from Basic Grey's Urban Couture line. The palm tree is on SU! watercolor paper with Versafine Black. It's colored with an aquapainter and inks (celery, olive, garden green, brocade blue, close to cocoa, choc chip). The three cut outs are colored with markers (garden green, banana, caramel, olive, bordering blue). I gave my VersaMagic dew drop chalk inks their first mini trial too, on the acrylic Papertrey sentiment. LOVELY! The three brads were smooshed into TimberBrown Stazon and heat set. They look pretty decent for a quick fix. I use so much brown, I may as well just invest in some brown brads though.
Do you ever use bordering blue? I don't, and I don't know why. I really love the color. This may become a new fave. We'll see.
A little tip: When working with some ribbons (like this ricrac), if I don't want to tuck the ends under a layer of card stock, I'll LIGHTLY singe the ends to keep them from fraying. I have not tried this on all ribbon, so be very careful. But I have done this to the ricrac on this card and some velvet ribbon in the past. Works quite nicely.
Stamps: SU! Balmy Breezes, Papertrey Paper Tray
Ink: Versafine black, Jumbo Java Versamagic, timberbrown stazon, all of above mentioned inks and markers for coloring
Paper: bordering blue, choc chip, SU! watercolor, Basic Grey Urban Couture
Other: dimensionals, aquapainter, silver brads, JoAnn's brown ricrac, word window punch