I think this stamp has seen ink maybe once. I seem to be doing well with my goal to use older stamps instead of buying quite so many new ones. (I just switched my addiction to embellishments and tools!! HEHE LOL) I have always loved this stamp but it is bold and doesn't like to 'share' with other stamps. It is so big it takes up almost the whole card. I had to go with a larger size than I normally use to get the ribbon on there, it is 6x6". It's a beauty though, right? I wish I could draw like this. It is hard to see how shiny it is from the main photo; be sure to click on the enlargement so see the embossing shine!
My oh my. Miss Maddie has her own blog now! So, if you would like to play along with her sketch, be sure to link your creation to Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesdays whether you upload to your blog, SCS or PCP with MTTSC8. Every week will feature a different team member. Any team member particularly fond of their creation can also upload their card even if it isn't their week. I will still be uploading my cards here as well even when it is my week to be featured. Be sure to check out the Twinkle Team's work-links on my sidebar! <--------
I was going to use my Copics to colour this. I didn't know that Copics and embossing do NOT get along! It seemed to dissolve the embossing and took the shine right off of it and icky grunge ended up on my marker tip. **ARRGGHH** Thank goodness I had only done a tiny bit and the marker tip cleaned itself while I scribbled on a scrap! Next time, I'll use vellum and colour on the back. I think it needs something in the upper corners. It is too blank up there. What do you think??? Maybe a subtle swirly rubon? I don't think I have any in vanilla. Maybe a white one and lightly sponge it with Copic scribbled on a sponge soaked in blender solution to make it more vanilla? I don't think I can apply it directly though I could try it. I actually coloured the pearls on the pretty pin with E00 so they wouldn't be quite so bright.
Paper: barely banana, vanilla CS-SU!, Basic Grey Two Scoops
Ink: Versamark, regal rose-SU!
Accessories: Pretty Pins-CTMH; ribbon, gold EP and foam dots-SU!, Nestabilities, SU! markers, Copic E00,