Tasha designed this card last week but we needed something to finish it off. I finally decided to stain and add one of our satin roses. I’m putting a tutorial below for that-- I started when I made perfect plum colored flowers for our Stamp A Stack, but I also want to tell you about the other technique that she used here.
It’s call Kissing. If you’ll look at the friend stamp and notice it has wood grain through it. The stamp is actually solid so she inked that in Baja Breeze. She also inked the wood grain stamp in Soft Suede. Then while they were both still wet, she put the friend stamp down onto the wood stamp to pick up the color on it’s design, then she ‘huffed’ on it and stamped it. Okay, the ribbon is the Baja Breeze Seam Binding. She put sticky strip the whole way around the edge and then we just stuck the ribbon down, pinch-pleating it as we went. She then sponged the edges of the ribbon with Soft Suede Ink to antique
The peek-a-boo design was done with our new stamp for April—Strength and Hope. It’s the Breast Cancer fundraiser stamp set which I love.
Okay, here’s the ribbon staining tutorial
Take a small container and add a few teaspoons of water. Drop in several drops of desired ink color. Mix lightly.
Use tweezers to hold the back of the satin flower and dip several times into colored water til you get a color darker than what you want. Please note: if your color is too light to start with, you may need to wait until flower dries completely to re-dip into darker water.
Lay out on paper towels to dab off. Replace them to a paper plate or a plastic bag to allow to complete their drying. They will need overnight to dry completely.
Because I wanted this flower to look antique to match the card, I took my soft suede marker and added a little bit of s.suede to the flower while it was still wet. You can see that from this pic but if I hadn’t done that, the blue of the flower would be too pristine for this card.