Freshly Made Sketches #71

Linda has created a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I cut out a fancy tag shape from the Cricut Artiste cartridge and paired it with a single rose from the January Stamp of the Month, Happy Valentine's.  We have a great mix of cards this week by the Design Team, be sure and stop by and see the other creations!  Here is a look at the original sketch-

My papers are from the new For Always paper line by Close To My Heart.  This is a new series of black and white patterns that you can easily pair with any color of your choice.  I paired mine with Smokey Plum.  The black and white script on my tag is a pattern paper from the line, which I have overstamped with second generation Smokey Plum ink. I stamped the Smitten stamp, for the fun swirls.  I selectively cut out a single rose and mounted on pop dots for added dimension.  My flower is colored with a blending pen and my ink pads.

I finished out the inside with my customary style...a strip of pattern paper and a simple saying.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
S1301 Happy Valentine's
Sentiments by MFT
X7165B For Always Paper Packet (avail 2/1/13)
G1060 For Always Cardmaking Kit (purple bling, avail 2/1/13)
Z2147 Smokey Plum Ink
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink
3174 Blending Pen
Z891 VersaMark Ink
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
Retired Smokey Plum Ribbon
Fishtail Dies by MFT

Your time is running out to add the January Stamp of the Month to your collection.  The stamp set will no longer be available after January 31, 2013.  Here is a look at the full set.

The trio of roses is a large stamp, I selectively cut out a single rose for my card above.  The whole trio measures about 4" x 3" to give you an idea of the sizing.  While the stamp set comes with Valentine's sentiments, the flowers can easily be used for any occasion.  You can view the details on the stamp set here.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons-Anniversary
Die Cuttin Divas-Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop-Flowers & Ribbon
Sweet Stampin-Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to see your creation over at Freshly Made Sketches!


  1. Allisa this is simply lovely! Your colors are rich and warm. Love your pretty tag and that fabulous bloom!

  2. Allisa, deine Karte ist ein Traum sooooooo schön
    lg Gretrude


  3. This is beautiful! So elegant - love the snipped flower!

  4. Allisa this is just so darn beautiful. I love the script behind the rose and the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

  5. Your card is beautiful! Love the tag with the rose and these pretty papers and colors together! Lovely!

  6. Breath taking... I love everything about it.

  7. What a beautiful beautiful card .... it is everything an Anniversary card should be ... soft, pretty and full of warmth!

  8. This is gorgeous! The flower is so beautiful!

  9. Love this card Allisa! Such fabulous colours. Love that rose and all the fussy cutting. Beautiful anniversary card!

  10. Hello
    Fabulous card.... Love the tag.... Think i will join this Challenge.....
    I am your new follower
    Hug Sylvie xxxx

  11. Beautiful card!! the colors are great!! Thank you for joining our DCD challenge.

    Veronica DCD

  12. Wow! What a beautiful card Allisa! I love that fancy tag and the rose! It makes the perfect anniversary card!

  13. Fabulous! The tag and rose are perfect.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge.

    Sarah x

  14. Fab card, thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Wedgie xxx

  15. Another absolutely amazing card, Allisa! The flower just pops against the darker background. You have such a way with colors!


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