I found this week's Stampin' 411 Sketch such an inspiration. I have missed so many of their sketches as of late, due to a busy schedule and holidays but I am back and so happy to be playing along again! I wanted to create something using the Presto Patterns Paper and some other newish goodies I have been hoarding.
I cut a small piece of the Presto Patterns Paper and inked it up first with Bashful Blue but it did not look right to me, so I inked it up in Marina Mist...and I loved the darker, bolder look that it created. Using some Early Espresso Ink, I inked up the flower image from the Hostess Level One set called "Because I Care" and stamped right over top of my sponged Marina. Then I embossed a piece of Sahara Sand for the background with my absolute FAVOURITE embossing folder...Vintage Wallpaper. Oh how I LOVE it! Then I wrapped two pieces of 1/8" Espresso Ribbon at the bottom and punched out the sentiment with my scallop oval and large oval punches...the inside is also finished with the flower again.
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