DH and I got back from our family reunion last night. We had a great time reconnecting with relatives (and for me, meeting many for the first time) and thoroughly enjoyed the Black Hills. We were there just a few years ago, but I don't think you could ever get enough of that beautiful scenery!
I started on last week's sketch challenge before we left, but I didn't have quite enough time to get everything done. So - I finished it up last night. I just got the Wild About You set, and some friends of ours just had a baby, so that's the direction I went with the card. I wheeled the Ruby Red background piece with the Rough Texture wheel (which I just saw today was retiring - I love to use this wheel to add just a subtle texture to a project). The elephant was stamped in Ruby Red also, and I cut out an additional piece for her ear and adhered it with dimensionals. The diaper pin in the scalloped circle is also adhered on dimensionals.
The ribbon is Whisper White Taffeta that I dyed with Ruby Red ink. I had read about that on Cindy Lawrence's blog, the creative closet, and thought I'd give it a try. I think it turned out fairly well. The only problem I had with it was giving it enough time to dry. I set it aside overnight, but it was still rubbing off some ink when I checked it the next morning. I left it to dry while we were gone, so I'm not sure how long it really took. I'm sure you could heat set it also, but you'd just want to be careful not to scorch the ribbon. Anyway, I like the technique, and I'm sure I'll use it again!
The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory. I made another card with this same sketch today, but it's going in the mail to someone who reads my blog so I'll have to wait a little bit to post it.
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Wild About You, Riveting, Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Groovy Guava
DSP: Ginger Blossom
Ink: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink & Old Olive Markers
Accessories: Red Eyelets, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (dyed Ruby Red)
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Crop-a-Dile, 1/2", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" & Scallop Circle Punches, Distressing Tool