As many of you know, I am a huge fan of purple....so 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 markers...you 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)
I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon-New Toys & Ribbon (New Stamps!)
Simon Says Stamp-New Something (New stamps!)
Thanks for stopping by!