I've had this Cosmo Cricket 'Gretel' paper for a while now, and haven't used it as much as I'd like. I stamped the large flower from Fabulous Flowers (SU) in Craft White ink, then embossed over it in a mixture of clear embossing powder & Dazzling Diamonds. I love the sparkle this flower has---yet it still looks aged a bit, due to sponging the edges of each of the flower's layers with Cocoa ink. I used several different colors and patterns of ribbon for this Ribbon Blossom--the light 'sage'-blue ribbon is Martha Stewart, and the others are from Michael's, Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby. I'm not too picky about brands, or buying from specific stores---if I find ribbon for a good price, or on sale, and like what I see, I stock up! When I first started stamping, I was lucky enough to find a store that had most of their ribbon on clearance for 10-cents a roll. I think I bought every roll they had!
Hanna Stamps Release:
I'll have something new to show you later today, or early tomorrow, using the newest releases from Hanna Stamps. Cute, cute images to work with---perfect for Valentine's Day creations and many more occasions as well.
Ribbon Blossom Update--Questions:
Some of you have asked questions in your posts for the Ribbon Blossom Tutorial. I'll try to answer them in a separate post later today or early tomorrow. If any of you have more questions or haven't added your question yet, please add your post here or under Ribbon Blossom Tutorial and I'll try to answer them. Thanks!!
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Weathered, Warm Words.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Gretel DP, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Naturals Ivory.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Craft White.
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds, heat tool, ticket corner punch, brads, HPH, ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers.