I always look forward to Craft Project Central's monthly Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge, and this month's sketch, designed by Monika Davis, is such a pretty one. You can find Monika's FREE tutorial HERE for Sketch Challenge #59:
And this is the card that I created for the challenge:
My card features the following Stampin' Up! products:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Vellum, Peekaboo Peach, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Peekaboo Peach, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set: You've Got This
Sizzix: Fluttering embossing folder
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Tree Builder
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Iced Rhinestones, Gold Metallic Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Aqua Painter, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
Admittedly, I haven't been as fond of the metallic thread as I thought I would be, but what worked for me while making this card was to put adhesive on the Vellum cardstock and then lay the thread onto the adhesive as I created a crazy design with it. This worked beautifully, and then the cut flower was placed on top. I think that I will be using the metallic thread more often now! The flower . . . it was stamped on watercolor paper, and I used an Aqua Painter to color the image with Peekaboo Peach and Always Artichoke ink. After the image was dry, I brushed it with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush. Oh, how I love the Wink of Stella!
Did you know that you can participate in the Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #59? Yes, indeed, you can! All that you need to do is follow the tutorial to create a card, and then upload your card HERE. At the end of the month if there are at least 10 cards submitted for the challenge, a winner will be selected to receive a FREE one-month subscription to Craft Project Central. I hope that you are now inspired to play along!