Good Morning! Hope you have all had a nice weekend. We’ve had very nice weather — cool by my August standards. It is hard to believe August is already half over.
Paper Pretties is celebrating the grand re-opening of the store under new ownership. Twelve new sets were released on Thursday. Of course, I had to get a few sets — the newest Sophia & Cooper stamps are just absolutely adorable! Especially the tire swing images. I can already attest to the speedy service Heater is giving — I placed an order Friday morning and had a shipping notice by noon. Speedy!
This week’s Paper Pretties challenge was an easy one — to use ribbon on your card/project. I decided to use my Always in my Heart Sophia, which sadly hadn’t seen ink yet.
She’s so sweet and this is totally an outfit my daughter would wear — especially the wild tights. She’s colored with Copics, inspired by the fun colors in my designer paper from My Minds Eye. When I attended the shoebox swap in June, one of the ladies attending had Nellie Snellen dies on her card. I loved them and she used the technique of weaving the ribbon through the openings. She later was able to get an order of dies for a bunch of us and this is the first time I’m using them.
So I cut Sophia out using the second largest die and then wove some pink 1/4″ ribbon through the openings. The mat is cut with the largest in Green Galore and I decided to repeat the weaving there as well. The layout is pretty simple. I used the sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar this week. I cheated a little and only used one dp on the card — I felt it was just too much else going on with another pattern. The “seam” is some May Arts satin hot pink ribbon along with Hobby Lobby green & pink stitched grosgrain. I added in some Prima flowers and a double bow made with my Bow Easy. The sentiment from the set was too big to fit on the front, so I used a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages and put the other sentiment on the inside.
Stamps:Paper Pretties Always in My Heart Sophia, PaperTrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Select White, My Minds Eye Summer Song
Copics: C3, C5, E00, E000, E11, E33, E35, R20, RV29, YR21, YR20, YR68, B12
Other Stuff: May Arts ribbon, ribbon, Nellie Snellen dies, Primas, Nesties, Diamond Stickles