There are so many fun options and color combinations to use with the Lift Me Up Bundle. This is one of my favorite color combos – Watermelon Wonder paired with Smoky Slate and Basic Black. When adding Basic Black as an accent color, it tends to make the other colors pop.
~Dying Your Own Ribbon to create a custom color~
I wanted to match the ribbon to the watermelon wonder paper, so I dyed the white grosgrain from the Sending Love Ribbon combo pack, using a few drops of watermelon wonder refill ink and a few spritzes of water or rubbing alcohol. I put a few drops of the reinker into an empty stamp case, spritzed several sprays of rubbing alcohol to make a bit of a puddle, shake it gently to mix the color well. Place a cut length of white ribbon in the case to allow it to absorb the color. I tend to color enough for 3 or 4 cards at a time in order to have a little more control over the color, however, you can color a longer length – you’ll just need to make a bit more of the “dye”. Once the ribbon has absorbed the color lay it over some paper towels to dry. I keep a mini flat iron on hand to run the ribbon through to help it dry a bit more quickly as well as iron out any wrinkles. It’s always better to start lighter, and repeat the process if you desire a darker color. It’s easy to add more color…. nearly impossible to lighten it. (Although it is possible by adding water to dilute the color if you work quickly)
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