This image is from Power Poppy's "Best Day Ever" which has super fun images of warm, sunny days at the beach or the back yard. The challenge asks to pick just 3 markers so, this time, I closed my eyes and picked Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky, I actually mixed the yellow and green ones to color the scarf and the glasses, just so they wouldn't just disappear into the background, the result was a very lovely color that really stands out. The image is stamped with my new favorite ink for Photopolymer stamps.....Versafine Onix Black, I love the crisp, detailed image I get the first time. You do need to allow it to dry or, if you are impatient like me, grab your heat gun.
I framed this sweet image using the retired SU labels collection dies.
This close up shows better the mixed colors of the scarf and the glasses, the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley and the seam binding ribbon is from SU (retired) in Daffodil Delight.
Now, about the seam binding ribbon.....I love it, it makes the prettiest bows and it's easy to tie but, it frays like crazy and I just don't like how the ends look so, as I was struggling to make this knot, an idea came to my mind.....why not put a piece of Scotch tape on the ends to prevent fraying!! so, I grabbed the tape, put a piece on one end, and cut it in an angle, then tied the knot and, before cutting I put the tape on the ribbon making sure it was placed at the same distance as in the other end and cut.
PERFECT!! no more fraying, I just cut the sides so they wont show, since the tape is a bit wider than the ribbon and, well, there you have it. I hope this little tip will help you the next time you are using seam binding ribbon.
Ok, the sentiment is from the same set, I stamped it inside the banner from Spellbinders and sponged it with Garden Green ink.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.
This sentiment is also from the set and the pretty shells are from a retired Flourishes set called "Seaside Life".
Here is another look at my card with the markers I used.
It's really amazing how an image can be colored with only 3 colors.
Here is the Power Poppy banner that inspired my card.
And here is the retired Flourishes set I used for the shells inside my card.
I just noticed that there is one shell stamp missing, it better be inside the clear stamp box!!!!! Grr!!
Thank you for stopping by, hope you give this fun challenge a try, it goes on the entire month of April so there is plenty of time for you to have some fun with it.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.