back to stamping!

We had family visiting last week so no time to craft, but what an enjoyable week it was!

We spent just about every day down on Pensacola Beach and I am happy to report that there was no oil and no tar balls!  I  spent most of the time under the beach umbrella, but did manage to get a little color on me.  We saw alot of fish in the water – one day a small group of sting rays showed up and just kept swimming along the waters edge – they did not seem to mind the people in the water – it was a great sight!

Today’s card is based on the sketch challenge at SCS and I wanted to use some of the Stampin Up ribbon I’ve been holding on to. 

The image and sentiment were stamped with celery, apricot and pumpkin inks.  The flower is from Starving Artistamps and the sentiment from Flourishes.  The paper is celery and apricot.   Both the striped and solid ribbons are from SU.

You can’t really tell from the photo but the middle panel has the flower image stamped in white on it. 

The back panel is embossed with a Letterpress diamond plate that is part of their Baby set.  I used this plate uninked to get an embossed (really  debossed) look, but I could have easily used white ink with it to bring out the pattern a little more.  I really like this particular pattern and will most likely use it alot!!  I also like the flexibility of using these plates with or without ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!