CASE Study #122

I have missed out on a few CASE Study Challenges lately.  The challenge this week is going for two weeks, so I managed to have time to play!  My January Stamp of the Month, Happy Valentine's has yet to leave my desk.  I am in love with the trio of roses stamp.  I am really enjoying coloring the roses with different mediums.  I even get to practice  my coloring skills in the process!  This stamp is for so much more than just Valentine's.  So far I have made Valentine's, Birthday and now a Sympathy card with the stamp set.  Here is my original inspiration card by Windy Robinson.

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of I kept with the purple floral theme and the basis of her sketch.  I once again fussy cut and layered my roses.  Not sure which is more relaxing, the coloring or the fussy cutting.  Either way, it is my nightime escape!


With my previous posts with this stamp set, you have seen me use alcohol markers and watercolor pencils.  If you are just starting out stamping, you might not yet have collected either of those coloring mediums.  For this card, I colored my roses with just my ink pad and a blending pen!  If you have yet to venture into alcohol can get close to the same color variations by just using a blending pen and your dye based ink pads.  All you need to do is press your lid into your stamp pad to get some ink on the lid.  You then pick up the color with your blending pen and add to your stamped image.  If you need a darker color, you can pick up ink direct from your ink pad as well.

I kept the inside simple, a few layers to balance out my card and a strip of ribbon along the bottom edge.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1301 Happy Valentine's Day-January Stamp of the Month-Only $5 w/qualifying purchase!
D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
X5757 Gypsy Cardstock
Z2190 Gypsy Ink Pad
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink Pad
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
3174 Blending Pen
Z1708 Sparkles Flourishes
Black Copic Sketch (to color sparkles black)
Black Ribbon-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge-Embossing
Creative Moments-Embossing
Really Reasonable Ribbon-New Toys & Ribbon (New Stamps!)
Simon Says Stamp-New Something (New stamps!)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW, das ist wunderschön die Farben gefallen mir sehr gut
    lg Gertrude

  2. Your card is beautiful! Gorgeous roses, and beautiful embellishments.
    Thanks so much for sharing at ABC challenges, good luck!

  3. Beautiful card!! So much detail. I love your inspirational.

  4. I love this card! The purple with the black and white is so dynamic! The embellishments add such elegance to it! Cute update on your blog too!

  5. Stunning card, love all the details, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  6. Such a lovely card. The colours black and purple really look amazing together. Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments this week. Gill (DT)

  7. Really lovely, Allisa! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  8. Allisa your card is completely stunning. I love the elegance of these colours and those roses are just beautiful!

  9. Very pretty such stunning colors. I think it's funny you find fussy cutting relaxing, i find it mostly irritating lol but coloring yes is fun! ;-)

    xo, Kristina
    visiting from CASE study challenge
    Hope you can stop by to say hello :)

  10. Such a wonderful card! Love the coloring of your roses, and great classic feel!! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  11. Great dimensional layering. Thanks for playing at ABC.


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