This week has been crazy. We had a fun Labor day and then actually went to school the rest of the week! The storms decided to stay away for a while. I'm glad.
Our challenge this time was a color challenge. The colors are Ridinghood red, Tangerine and Pacific Point. All new In Colors at Stampin' Up! for the new catalog. I love all these colors but, together....they were a challenge! I decided to play up the red and blue and use the tangerine as a highlight. I pulled out my True Friend stamp set and stamped the large medallion style stamp all over the ridinghood red using my basic black stamp pad. It looked okay....but then I remembered the Banadana technique Pat shared in a recent Technique Junkie newsletter. You all know how much I LOVE my white gel pen, so...I went to work. I won't tell you how the bandana technique works, you'll have to visit Pat for that info. She puts out a fabulous newsletter every other month, FULL of great stampin ideas. I hear she has some great new stuff on the horizon and can't wait to see it all!
I didn't have any ribbon in the new colors, so I took a piece of white grosgrain from my scrap ribbon jar and ran it across the Tangerine pad to die it. If you hold the ribbon down on the pad with a sponge dauber and then pull the ribbon so it passes under the dauber, that gives you a pretty good coverage. I usually do both sides to make it nice and dark.
I don't usually do envelopes, frankly I just forget, but after seeing all the cute envelopes in the new catalog, I've gotten the envelope bug I guess. I pulled out a regular whisper white envelope and put a piece of scrap paper in the flap to cover the back and expose the flap. I used a sponge to rub ridinghood ink onto the flap til it was pretty covered. Then, I did the bandana technique again, right over the red ink. I think it looks cool!
Be sure to check out what the other BC gals are doing this week. They amaze me!
have a good weekend!