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Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist Polka Dot Parade

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Here in the Pacific Northwest it was a beautiful day.  My brother-in-law is visiting us from Florida and he always says we live in paradise.  I am not sure he would feel that way if he came to visit us in January but for right now, he is right.   While we waited for him to arrive I spent a little time in my stamp room.  I wanted to do some coloring.  It has been an intense few days and I find coloring to be relaxing and almost meditative. 

Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist polka Dot parade

I used a combination of Marina Mist and Midnight Muse to color the poppies.   You see that lovely ribbon?  Starting today, you get a FREE spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon with every $40 purchase.   This ribbon is soft and supple and a dream to tie. 

Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist polka Dot parade ribbon

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs
Ink: VersaMark, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Sahara Sand Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Punches: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle
Big Shot: Woodgrain embossing folder
Extras: Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, Black embossing powder, heat gun, Aqua Painter

Are you wondering how I  stamped just part of the stamp?  

Pleasant Poppies and Marina Mist polka Dot parade stamp

I use post it notes or scrap paper and cover up the parts of the stamp I do not want inked.  I ink the part of the image I want and  when I am ready to stamp i take the post it away and then stamp.

I also made this card in another color and I will post that to my Facebook page.   Enjoy your weekend and if you are ready for some FREE ribbon be sure to visit my online store and place your order.