Next is sketch 18. The stamp is Earth Flowers from Hero Arts and colored with Tombow markers before I stamped it. I saw the technique about two years ago and it popped into my head for this sketch. It's the first time I've tried it and I really like how it turned out. The purple paper has a slight metallic sheen to it and I added the pink bling to finish it off.
For sketch 19, I could hear my monkey stickers from The Paper Studio calling out to be used. I picked this one and sure enough, he looks happy with the hearts. Again, I used Sizzix Hearts EF and some Pearl Pen for accents. The smile stamp is from Magenta, ribbon and papers from my stash. I like how this can be used as an adult or kid, male or female card.
Last, but not least, sketch 20. I found these papers while digging through one of my drawers. I had totally forgotten about them. I believe they're from DCWV. The stamp is Fiskars and dots are Pearl Pen. I love the metallic look of the paper.
Here is one extra picture. People have been talking about how they store their ribbon. This is how I do it. I cut out 3x5 pieces of thin cardboard, from cereal boxes, granola bar boxes, etc. I tried 3x5 cards, but they were too thin. I wrap the ribbon around them and sometimes use a glue dot to secure the end. This makes it easy to see what colors and patterns I have. It also shows me I don't need any white ribbon for awhile! It takes up a lot less space than having all of those spools and it's easy to see how much I have left of a particular ribbon. I hate it when you pull ribbon off a spool only to discover you only have three or four inches.
How do you store your ribbon?
Smiling because I can,