The very first challenge at The Ribbon Girl Blog is to use black, white, and orange. Orange is one of my favorite colors, especially at this time of year, so I started with a glossy white cardstock, and using my Tim Holtz color-blending tool, I swirled wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks, then added Sunset and Cranberry Adirondack inks so that there was some depth in the colors across the paper. Immediately I spritzed my flourish background stamp with water and stamped that over the top. I heat set the colors, and then overstamped this gorgeous PSX stamp in versafine onyx black.
That was then trimmed, framed in black and added to a white cardbase, but it came right back off again, so that I could stamp the flourish background on the base first. Then I added a wide grosgrain black and white dotted ribbon to hold my sentiment, stamped on a piece of the same background, and lastly the skinny little black and white gingham ribbon in a bow.
Also entering this into Paper Sundaes challenge, to use fall colors and into Stampin' Sisters in Christ, challenge #57, to use autumn colors and/or leaves to comemorate this first day of Autumn!
Supplies: glossy and matte white cardstocks, black cardstock, distress inks (wild honey and spiced marmalade), Adirondack inks (sunset and cranberry), versafine onyx black ink, 2002 PSX stamp #G-3322, Hero Arts CG119 Flourish Background, The Paper Company Studio Autumn clear stamp pack (sentiment), wide grosgrain and skinny gingham ribbons