The sketch this week was such fun to use.
I immediately reached for the beautiful Awesomely Artistic stamp set. The dragonfly and those dainty flowers are just irresistible. For this card I kept primarily to monochromes, featuring a combination of Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay with Whisper White. And then, for some fun, I three in some Blackberry Bliss.
One of the things I particularly like about the Blackberry Bliss is the variety of colours that one ink provides. I used only the Blackberry Bliss and my Aqua Painter for the flowers and it appears as if several different colours were used, doesn't it? Especially when you consider that the dark square behind the flowers is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Like I said, it provides a huge range of colours.
My dragonfly is stamped on a piece of vellum in Bermuda Bay and then, because ink remains wet for quite a while on vellum, I covered it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder and heat embossed it. Doesn't it look great? Of course I fussy cut it to make it appear as if it just landed on the card. I wanted a very lightweight ribbon for the card so that the airy feel of the dragonfly wouldn't be overwhelmed and so reached for my 1 1/4" White Jute Ribbon. Instead of a bow, I cut a piece of the jute in half and made a knot in the centre. After that I just pulled the threads apart. Doesn't it look great?
The sentiment is Whisper White cut with the brand new Greetings Thinlits. I like the size of these words---they're not overwhelming. Finally, those shiny white dots along the right side of the card---those are the new White Perfect Accents. They're like the Candy Dots but come in three sizes and are super shiny. Love them!
I've also entered my card into the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge.