New Pigment Ink Pad Sets!

The challenge this week at CASology is to create a CAS design featuring fruit.  Let’s  just say I have very few food related stamps!  All I could come up with was an apple in a school set….a really small apple!  While glancing through my stamp sets, for some hidden fruit….I came across the pumpkin.  Hmmmm, is that a fruit or a vegetable???  Yes, indeed the pumpkin is a fruit!  So, the hardest part of this card was picking a stamp….after that it was easy peasy!

My pumpkin is made with a coordinating shape and detail stamp set, So Grateful.  Super simple, stamp your solid image.  Then come back over the top with the detailed image.  Close To My Heart's clear stamps make lining up the image a breeze.  I popped up my leaf stamp to add a little dimension to the card.

This card was super fun to make!  It was my first time using the new pigment ink pads sets by Close To My Heart.  I am in love with the luscious creamy colors.  I will admit, when I first saw them in the Idea Book....they were not high on my list of must have items.   But, I had to try them to be able to tell people about them.  I have a full collection of dye ink pads and did not see a big need for the pigment ink.  WRONG, I need a full collection of pigment ink!  The coverage you get with the pigment ink is awesome.  The difference is amazing!  I will be posting sample pics tomorrow with stamps inked in dye ink vs pigment you can see the difference.  The pigment ink pads come in mini sets of 10 pads.  The set is $19.95 and there is a set offered for each color palette.  Don't make the same mistake I did...........put these high on your wish list!  They will be available to order in just a few short days on August 1!

These are the ink pads I used in creating my card.  All supplies by Close To My Heart:

1388 Colonial White Cardstock
B1395 So Grateful Stamp Set
D1283 Say It in Style Stamp Set
Z2503 Pigment Ink Set-Avail 8/1
Z2502 Pigment Ink Set-Avail 8/1

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle -Clean & Simple
Dutch Dare Card Challenge3 Colors from Photo
Paper Pretties  - CAS
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Make CAS Card

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stop back tomorrow for more info on the pigment inks!


  1. Great card Allisa! Thats one of my fav stamps sets and I'll be giving those piments a whirl sonn. Thanks for the advice and the inspiration.

  2. Beautiful. What a lovely, elegant card. Thanks for the info on the ink. Happy crafting and have a wonderful weekend. -Kim

  3. Good for you! We haven't had a tomato (or pumpkin) yet - I was waiting for someone to think outside the box! I love all the detail on your rich pumpkin -it makes me look forward to fall, my favourite season! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Hi Allisa! Your card is gorgeous! Very CAS and VERY well done! Love the colors, the stamps and how you popped up the leaf! Perfect! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!

  5. Thanks for the info. on the pigment inks. I've been wondering about them and unsure, but plan to buy the neutrals first. Cute card! (Pumpkin is a fruit? Really? I didn't know that.)

  6. Lovely CAS example. The image is actually very pretty, isn't it? Of course, I think fall colours are FAB no matter what, so this was a definite shoo-in to appeal to me (grin). Well done. Thank you for entering this week's CAS challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  7. Well, i really like your pumpkin and the writing on's really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  8. I love your pumpkin, at the speed summer is going it will be here soon. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week.

  9. Allisa - What an adorable card! That is a great stamp set. I love anything autumnal. Thanks for sharing with us this week at SSiC.

  10. gorgeous pumpkin and card!! thanks for playing along with CASology!

  11. Okay, I just learned something new about a pumpkin! Kinda like a tomato then...being a fruit! LOL!
    Love this CAS pumpkin! What a perfect Thanksgiving card! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology! :)

  12. Wow, love this, Allisa! Way to use your bean! I know that a tomato is a fruit, but I have never heard that a pumpkin was a fruit! So I learned something new and have another fave for my book! Thank you!

  13. Your pumpkin looks great! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at DDCC!

  14. This is SOOOO sweet! I just adore pumpkins! Thanks for sharing with us at the Card Crafter's Circle CAS challenge!

  15. Hi Allisa,
    Thanks for playing in our Clean & Simple Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you have created this beautiful card !!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team


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