Before I share the details on todays card, I wanted to thank you all again for your supportive comments as I try to once again “find my groove” using Stampin’ Up!’s products.  It’s definitely an adjustment when I’ve become so used to pulling whatever I want off my shelves.  At the same time though, in some ways it’s easier – too much choice can be overwhelming. I do find though, that I approach creating with my Stampin’ Up! products a little differently.  When I’m in “anything goes” mode, I just go with the flow and use whatever of my supplies appeals to me.  When I am sitting down to create with my Stampin’ Up! products, I find that I tend to start with a stamp set, then choose a patterned paper (if I decide to use one) and then the “accessories” are my last step.  

As I mentioned on Monday, today I have one last card (for now anyways) using Stampin’ Up!’s Twitterpated DP and Field Flowers stamp set.  I stamped the flowers right onto the green patterned paper in Basic Black Classic ink.  My greeting was stamped using the Family Reunion stamp set, but I stamped it AFTER I added my ribbon across my DP.  The bow is another style of faux bow – I created two loops and held them in place using mini glue dots.  The center of my bow is one of Stampin’ Up!’s antique brads which I wrapped around the ribbon center to hold it in place (rather than piercing and inserting it through the ribbon and DP).

The ribbon I used is Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon.  Which is where today’s Quick Tip comes in:

Quick Tip: Altering Your Ribbon Colors Using Stampin’ Write Markers.

Use your Stampin’ Write Markers and color in the white dots on your ribbon to coordinate with the colors in your project.

I found the white dots on my ribbon to look very stark compared to the rest of the card, since there was no white in any of the other elements on the card, so I took my Old Olive Stampin’ Write marker and colored in the dots. I only colored them once – if you want the color to be more intense, then you can color over them several times.

I created the black pearls using the Quick Tip I shared with you on Friday, by coloring them with a black Sharpie marker.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s card, I’ll be back again Friday with another card for you.

You can link to most of the products I used above.  Make sure you are logged into your country’s Stampin’ Up! site.  You can purchase any of these products through your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator or if you don’t have one, you can use the “Find a Demonstrator” feature at www.stampinup.com – just make sure you select the appropriate country first.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section of this post and I’ll answer them in my next post – which will be on Wednesday.