It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Urban Planning?

This is my favorite of the cards I made with Verve's newest stamps. I like the bright colors, simple design, and of course the Label 1 die cuts.

To get the multi-colored sentiment, ink the entire stamp with basic gray. Wipe away the words you want to highlight with a water brush and paper towel. Re-ink with markers or carefully with an ink pad as I did for the kiwi kiss "plans". Huff (breathe warm, moist air) on the entire stamp to re-moisten the ink, and stamp.

After die cutting the white layer, I left the die in place while sponging with So Saffron ink.

The ribbon loop is pulled up through the slot, folded over, and secured with a brad.

What's In It?
Stamps: Jeremiah 29:11 (Verve)
Paper: white, pixie pink, baja breeze, basic gray (Stampin' Up!); urban prairie patchwork quilt (Basic Grey)
Ink: pixie pink, kiwi kiss, tempting turquoise, basic gray, so saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: sponge; dimensionals; Label 1 dies (Spellbinders); kiwi kiss striped grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); paper and ribbon slot punching tool (Making Memories); black licorice brad (Lasting Impressions); swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)


Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful!! I love the pretty papers, and the verse!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Bethany! I love the words highlighted like that...just beautiful!

Corie said...

This is just gorgeous!!

joslyn said...

wow so bright and fun. love it.

Michele Kovack said...

Gorgeous!!! Love these colors together!

Renée said...

This is beautiful, Bethany! Love the ribbon loop and the sentiment!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful, Bethany! The colors are gorgeous!