January SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January's Stamp of the Month, Happy Valentine's, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have came here from Wendy's Blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participating consultants here.

 This stamp set comes with a gorgeous trio of roses stamp.  I can see this stamp being the focal point of many cards in the future! I colored my image with the Close To My Heart Exclusive Inks alcohol markers in Ruby and Olive.  The colors were blended with the Alcohol Blending Marker.  If you are just starting out with the alcohol markers, be sure and pick up the blending marker.  The blending marker will be your best friend in coloring your images!  I added a second layer of roses to my card for added dimension.  The chevron border panel is from the Whooo's Your Valentine Kit stamp set.  I stamped the chevron background stamp in third generation Ruby ink.  My bling button and color ready seam binding ribbon were colored with the alcohol inks markers as well. I love the smooth even color you can obtain on the seam binding ribbon with the markers!

 Additional artwork by Close To My Heart

The January Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying Close To My Heart purchase.  You can see all the details on my Current Specials page! 

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Retro Sketches.

I finished out the inside by adding another fussy cut rose to the side of my card.  I rounded the two corners, keeping with the theme on the front of the card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

S1301 Happy Valentine's-January SOTM
CC1022 Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z2429 Ruby Markers
Z2425 Olive Markers
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-Anything Goes
Link up for Pink-Dash of Pink
Pile It On-Embellishments
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend-Anything Goes

We have 49 consultants participating in the blog hop!  Hop on over to Sarita's Blog to see her artwork.  Be sure and continue on with the hop for more stamping inspiration!  Get your set before it's gone!  The last day to order is January 31, 2013.


  1. I love this - your coloring is beautiful!

  2. Your card is stunning Allisa. Just beautiful.

  3. This card is absolutely beautiful. Love it! Happy New Year!

  4. Don't you just love this stamp set, so love your beautiful card...thanks for sharing

    Peggy Lee

  5. This card is stunning, Allisa. Doubling up the flower images...genius!

  6. WOW!! I love your card, the coloring is amazing! I love the chevron pattern!

  7. Love it so much..very gourgeous..want give as a gift to my gf..she'll like it so much..

  8. This is gorgeous! Beautifully executed design.. great job with the sketch! :) Thanks for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  9. Very stunning-- another great card!

  10. I love the mix of modern imagery (chevron) with the delicate rise images. The contrast turned out amazing!

  11. Love, love, love this card. Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful card. The roses are stunning!

  13. An awesome card!!! Great design, coloring and absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink challenge.


  14. Allisa,

    What a stunning card!!! It is simple and clean and SO elegant!! WOW!

  15. This is so pretty and the colours are a fantastic choice.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Hope we see you again in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Sheryl Hugs xx

  16. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge this week at Charisma! Gem :)

  17. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz, and good luck.

    Caz CC DT

  18. Really pretty! Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

  19. Beautiful card and awesome fussy cutting!

  20. Beautiful image and lovely card. The whole composition is so elegant looking. Thank you for joining this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  21. Your card is LOVELY!!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!
    Happy New Year! Have a GREAT day!

  22. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  23. Beautiful card!!! Love the pretty roses :)
    Thanks for joining us for challenge #8 at LUFP!!


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