Today's card is short and sweet at 4 x 4. The card base is Very Vanilla with a layers of Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper (Hostess Level III Bundle) and Kiwi Kiss (both from Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter Catalog, available Aug. 11) on top.
The main image is from Dreams du Jour, inked in Kiwi Kiss with touches of Pink Pirouette added via a Blender Pen. Bright idea: I colored 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon with the Pink Pirouette Ink Pad and it's a perfect match to the card stock. Woo Hoo! Both the Vanilla Dreams image and the Kiwi Kiss Scalloped base were shaped with Nestabilities Rectangles and a Cuttlebug.
TIP: Allow dyed ribbon 24 to 48 hours to dry. Otherwise if will bleed to the card stock below. This was my third effort before comprehending how long it takes to dry. I layered Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss card stock below the ribbon as an accent (and, honestly, to cover the ink that bled into the Very Vanilla on the first attempts). Fortunately, I ended up liking it better than the plain version. TIP: Sometimes the best ideas come by accident.
Here's the Perfect Touch . . . Green Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice Collection) fit wonderfully into the ribbon slides from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit. I added three of these fun combinations. I hope, hope, hope that Stampin' Up! continues this kit (which expired with the Occasions Mini last month) in the Fall/Winter catalog. I feel it was the most versatile hardware kit to date. Very usable pieces!
COMING UP: Two new hostess sets: Fall Flair and Window Dressing PLUS more Fall/Winter Sneak Peeks.
Hugs and Pretties . . . M
Stamp Set: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Holiday Happenings Designer Series (Hostess Level 3 Bundle)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Cool Tools: Blender Pen, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Rectangles
The Perfect Touch: Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice Collection), 1/4" White Grosgrain, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware