I love this card because I finally got to make something using Mango Melody! The paper from Tropical Oasis DSP was just the thing I needed to showcase this wonderfully bright color which looks perfect for tropical theme designs.
I also wanted to do a small “collage” of items to set off the small sentiment. I like finding something “soft” to add with the “hard” items like card stock and embellishments. The Whisper White Crinkled Ribbon is great for the “soft” part. And was it a problem this ribbon is white? Not at all! It can be easily colored using a Stampin’ Blend!
After re-coloring, I wanted the ribbon to really pop and using a strip of card stock is a perfect way to do that. The sentiment was die cut with a die from Ornate Frames. But it wasn’t staining out, so I took another die from the set and die cut it in Old Olive card stock to pop the sentiment.
Some die cut leaves from the In the Tropics Dies along with a Tropical Oasis Trinket and sticker from the Tropical Oasis Memories & More pack were arranged with a scrap piece of the ribbon. You can see I kept the collage small and compact. This allows the beautiful DSP to show.
Stampin’ Tip: You can recolor any ribbon using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I recommend testing a scrap to make sure the color blends well. Then, always start with the lightest color in the Stampin’ Blend and color using the side of the brush tip. Keep your strokes long and even. Let the ribbon air dry a bit. If you think you need a second coat of ink, go back and try it on your scrap.The crinkled ribbon in this sample was colored with one coat of the light Stampin Blend in Mango Melody.