One of the cool accessories that Stampin' Up! have is the Pretties Kits. This tin is FULL of all the pretty things that any crafter needs. From silk flowers to blingy brads, perfect pearls and even hat pins! The flowers come white so you can colour them up to match any project. You can sponge them with ink from the ink pads (which I did here) to give them a subtle colour. Or you can dip them in a water and reinker mix for really deep colour. Pastels work well as well as the SU markers.
This card had the half pearls and one of the flowers from the kit. A bit of Very Vanilla ribbon, a Very Vanilla grommet and a wee strip of Choc Chip is all it took. I have used the Forever Friends Jumbo wheel with Whisper White craft ink for the stamping. Then finished it all off with a light sponging of Whisper White around the edges just seems to soften it off. Some times less is more!
The actual shape of the pattern on the card is from a sketch challenge on a cool website www.just-add-ink.blogspot.com which you can access thru the link on the right. I have never done a sketch challenge before but its amazing what people come up with. Go and have a look at all the entries to see how one sketch is visualised so differently by some amazing crafters. Why not enter a challenge yourself!