The Colour Q Challenge colours this week are amazing! I really like Sahara Sand and I'm always trying to find great colours to go with them ... this is it!!
I decided to combine the colours with this week's Make It Monday challenge #43 from Papertrey Ink - Ribbon Pleating. I don't think I've ever tried ribbon pleating so I decided to "take it easy" and just do a few pleats like on Dawn's 2nd card in the video.
Supplies used include Background Basics: Retro and Birthday Basics (both Papertrey Ink), Spring Rain grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and other blue cardstock (Stampin' Up!).
And see, I've used another one of my "home-made" half & half die cuts. I have had a lot of people ask how I do this. Nothing magical I assure you. I simply took some light cardboard, traced some edges of other dies I had with nice curvy edges, made straight edges and cut them out. Now, if I want a "half & half die" that I don't own (yet - getting them for my birthday) I just trace the outline onto cardstock or patterned paper and cut it out by hand! More effort but cheaper!! Here is a photo of the 3 I made ...