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Creating Pretty Cards – Monthly Card Challenge #11!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that we have for you, we also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!  This month is our 11th card sketch and we’re looking forward to seeing what you create!


In addition to the sketch we’ve also provided a Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!


 A couple guidelines before we get started and you submit your creations to our challenge!


 Please Do!:

  • Share cards related to each month’s card challenge using Stampin’ Up! supplies only.
  • Post the card to your blog or other online forum (e.g. Splitcoaststampers).
  • When posting the card to your blog or other online forum consider using as a keyword CPCX, with the X representing the card challenge number.  E.g. For this our 11th  challenge it would be CPC11.
  • Use the link tool below to link to your card (not just your blog, please).
  • If posting to your blog, please link back to Craft Project Central.
  • Leave comments for those that share their card creations!  Thank you!


 Please Don’t!:

  • Try to advertise with your creations.
  • Use non-Stampin’ Up! supplies, stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, etc. on your creations.

We reserve the right to remove submissions that don’t meet the above criteria, but we don’t want to have to do that, so please do the do’s!


Each week our project designers will pick their favorite card and at the end of the month we’ll choose two random winners from our four favorites, and the winners will receive a FREE subscription to the month of their choice on Craft Project Central!!


Here is our next Creating Pretty Cards – Card Challenge #11!!




Sketch 11 – Mini Tutorial


Both the card sketch and the elegant inspiration card were designed and made by one of our very talented project designers, Kris!



 We hope that you will be inspired to try your creativity, join our challenge, and share your creations today!! 


Posted on : May 02 2012

3 People have left comments on this post

May 2, 2012 - 06:05:10
sharon Oakes said:

very very pretty!

May 2, 2012 - 11:05:59
Wendy Reed said:

Pretty card. Love your colouring.

May 2, 2012 - 05:05:21

Thank you for your nice comments! I’ve found the secret to water coloring is to outline the stamped images with your Stampin’ Write marker or Watercolor pencils and then use a blender pen to blend from the outside – in toward the middle. Try not to use too many colors and stay in the lines. You can also heat emboss your image to keep your water coloring in the lines. I found an old post of mine, when I started out water coloring and it’s so messy that I can’t even believe I posted it. LOL! So, if you want to see what NOT to do, check out this post here: http://paperfairykris.blogspot.com/2010/03/weekend-inspiration-challenge-photo-by.html
And keep practicing! 🙂

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