Atlantic Hearts Sketch #309

I am playing along with the sketch challenge this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  My go to stamp set is still the Budding Peony set.  I just love this gorgeous flower, especially in bold colors.  I inked my stamps in Intense Black Exclusive Inks by Close To My Heart and colored my image with Copics.  I adhered the finished image with pop dots to give it more dimension, yet still allow for easy mailing.  Here is a look at the original sketch design-

Have you tried the new Intense Black ink by Close To My Heart? I am in love!  Honestly, when the ink came out....I was like, the last thing I need is another black ink pad.  I finally caved and ordered one to try it out.  This ink has now replaced almost all of my black ink pads! (The only other black I still use is my pigment ink for embossing.)  The ink is waterproof, non-smearing and fast drying.  You can use it with watercolors, pencils and alcohol markers.  I highly recommend adding one to your next order!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1831 Budding Peony Stamp Set
X6018 Raspberry Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X6028 Black Cardstock
Embossing Folder-Retired
Stitched Frame Die-MFT
Black Ribbon-Celebrate It
Copic Markers

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge-Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs-Anything Goes
Cut It Up-Flowers w/Die Cut

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Gorgeous!! I love the bold colors and the use of the embossing folder.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Flower challenge!


  2. I have been wondering about that ink pad. I currently use the momento but I feel like it is a dry pad. I think I will give this a try. Your card and your coloring are both beautiful!!!

  3. Gorgeous! Your coloring and color choices are perfect for this elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge this week.

  4. This is so pretty! I love the bold color and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches!

  5. This is sooooooooooooo pretty!Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  6. Very pretty, I love the colours a lot. I also love the touch of the texture with the embossed background, so pretty it is just adds a bit of elegance to the card, very subtle but great element. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  7. What a stunning floral! I love the striking effect of the double mats. Just gorgeous!
    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Blessings,
    DT Member

  8. Your card is stunning! I love the bold color of the peony. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up Challenges.


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