Hello Jax Bean Stalks friends and followers! Today I have a fun end of summer card. Here in Colorado the watermelon is just about over....but still good. So here is to the end of summer and oh how I will miss the watermelons and summer!
My card today is colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. The watermelon stamps are colored with CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, LG4, LG5. The bright reds are super easy to shade and blend compared to other brands of alcohol markers. The LG family of colors are a nice pop of green. The LG4 and LG5 are a perfect balance of light and dark green. You could even use this combo achieve a kiwi or lime color,
The ribbon on my card is a combinations of three Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbons. The main ribbon I used is the Sheer Kiwi Watermelon. It is super sheer and the two tone coloring is just amazing and beautiful! Behind this super sheer ribbon is the 1/8" diagonal striped ribbon in black. This ribbon is fun to make multiple loops and fan them out in front or behind an accent ribbon. In my bow I put this ribbon in the middle and made it a bit wider than the other two. Finally in the back of my bow, as a base, I used the Black Organza Ribbon. It comes on a spool! This is a great ribbon to keep on hand for a base ribbon when making multi-layer bows or it is a great stand alone ribbon.
As you can see from the side, I used a small piece of the top ribbon (kiwi watermelon) and tied all three separate bows together. This bow is on the bulky side but it sure does look stunning on the front of this card!
The stamp set is a retired stamp from Stampendous-Cutie Watermelon. The entire card is stamped using Memento ink. The card is adhered together with Xyron 5" Creative Station.
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