The challenge this week at Simply Stampin' Challenge is Monochrome - With a Spash of Colour.
I have use the colour of Perfect Plum and my splash of colour is Always Artichoke. The base card is made using the Lace Ribbon Border punch. I found a fantastic tutorial by France Martin on how to do this. I just love the finished effect and what a great use of the punch.
Fabulous Florets is the stamp set I have use for my flower and stem, and Tiny Tags stamp set for the little tags. I had a slight problem in that I did not have any Perfect Plum ribbon or other co-ordinating ribbon. So on went my thinking cap, I tried using reinkers to change the colour of some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, but I was not happy with finished piece of ribbon. So I tried sponging Perfect Plum onto the Whisper White Organza Ribbon, perfect (excuse the pun) I got the effect that I was looking for. I did not use the reinkers on the Whisper White Organza Ribbon, I used a sponge dauber and the Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad to colour the ribbon.
The base card was a piece of A4 Perfect Plum cut long ways at 4 1/4" width, this piece is then folded in half to create the base card that is punched with the Lace Ribbon Border punch. The centre piece was made by cutting an Always Artichoke mat at 1 5/8" x 4 5/8" and a Whisper White piece, that was stamped, at 1 1/2" x 4 1/2".