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Monday, May 18, 2009

Colored Ribbon with Stampin' Pastels

Three cheers for Jerry at Computer.com! My computer is fixed and better than ever!!! Luckily it was the power supply and not something terrible like the hard drive. While my computer was in the shop I had some memory added! It is running faster than ever-not too bad for a four-year-old computer!

The inspiration for this card came here from Carrie at Carrie Stamps. I changed the colors but the idea and layout are basically the same.

I have been trying different ways to color ribbon. This is the white taffeta which has been colored with Stampin' Pastels using a dauber. The color is not as intense as using a marker but it is easy and you don't have to wait for the ribbon to dry. The background is a piece of solid Not Quite Navy DSP from the hostess pack. I texturzed it with the Big Shot and then sanded it.

I did discover something new. Sanding blocks can be washed!! Yep! My sanding block was stained with Not Quite Navy after making this card so I put it under running water, added a little Palmolive dish soap and Tah Dah! A clean sanding block!!! It does take quite some time to dry, probably a day or so!
The card base is Sage Shadow.The flowers were some silk flowers I had that I also colored with Apricot Appeal Stampin' Pastels and a dauber. The sentiment is from a retired SU set.

Off to make some swaps that are due tomorrow night!! I am going to ride the roller coasters tomorrow at Worlds of Fun. The weather is supposed to be beautiful!!!

12 comments:

carrie said...

Hey Rhonda,
Thanks for the shout out! My computer is sick too, I super worried that I may have lost 4 years of pictures. I wont go with out back up next time. So, say a prayer for my 4 year old computer! For now I am on my husbands laptop. CUTE CARD!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - the little bird is adorable.

Vicki said...

So cute!!

Shari Nelson said...

Interesting technique using the SU Pastels. Looks nice too. I like the color combo you used.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Rhonda! tfs!!!

Rosa Youschak said...

Very cool! Like the colors!

Fura said...

Just gorgeous, Rhonda. TFS

trisha too said...

so apparently my e-mail has decided it doesn't like sending things to rr accounts. i receive, but cannot send. bleah.

VERY pretty card!!

Steph Herbert said...

I love how delicate this card is! Fabulous job. Glad to hear that your computer is all better!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Very pretty card! I love the bg texture :)

Jackie said...

Hey Rhonda!
I achieved that look by embossing the butterfly first and then I used the bleach. I did let my Versamark dry a bit first but when I taught this to my customers; they embossed immediately and it made a really cool shadow effect!

Have fun trying it and I want to see it when you do!!

Lois said...

Very pretty. I love the colors you used. I'll visit here more often, you have some neat stuff on here.

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