by Jean Okimoto


ColorBox® inks create a warm and lasting message.



  • ColorBox® Pigment Inks: Orchid, Lime, Sunflower, Moss Green
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk® Inks: Lime Pastel
  • Top Boss® Embossing powder: Clear, Opalescent Clear
  • Other Materials Used:
  • Cardstock: Pink (1) 11” x 4 ¼”, folded in half the long way; 31/2” x 3 ¼”; White: 1 3/7” x 3 ‘; 1 ¼” x 3 ¼”; 2” x ¾”
  • Stamps: Penny Black
  • 1/16” Hole Punch
  • Heat Tool
  • Iron
  • Ribbon: white nylon ¼”
  • Mini Brads
  • Sponge Applicator
  • Double-stick Adhesive
  • Foam Mounting Tape
  • Small Stipple Brush


  1. Ink both sides of the white ribbon with Orchid, then heat set with a hot dry iron (no steam).
  2. Ink the flower with Orchid and Lime inks and stamp on the 1 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of white cardstock. Add Sunflower ink to the flower center with a stipple brush. Emboss the Sunflower with Opalescent Clear powder. Stamp the letter background over the flower using Moss Green ink. Edge piece with Moss Green ink then emboss the edges with Clear embossing powder.
  3. Temporarily adhere the 1 ¾” x 3” piece of white cardstock to a piece of scrap paper. Lightly press the Moss Green inkpad onto the cardstock for a soft sponged background. The cut edges will pick up more ink, creating a darker outline.
  4. Attach the finished flower panel to the Moss Green background.
  5. Knot the cut ends of the ribbon, cut the ribbon in half and tape the cut ends behind the background piece.
  6. Using Lime Pastel ink, stamp the music background image onto the 3 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of pink cardstock. Edge with Lime Pastel ink
  7. Use Moss Green to stamp the words onto the 2” x ¾” piece of white cardstock. Edge piece with Moss Green and with Clear powder. Punch two holes and add mini brads.
  8. Assemble the card using double-stick tape. Use mounting foam to attach the word strip.

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