Shades of Pink...


Can you guess what my new favorite stamp is???  The lovely floral bouquet that is featured in the February Stamp of the Month!  There are soo many possibilities with this set.  I decided to go with many shades of pink for this one.  Being totally honest, when I first got this set, I googled floral bouquets to see what came up.  There are a ton of color variations for floral bouquets, but pink does seem to be the most popular! I created my card based on the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch-


I had numerous ideas for the striped background, finally deciding on the striped paper from the Cedar & Pine Collection.  Yes, this is actually from a Christmas themed paper pack! I so love the double sided papers that are included in the Close To My Heart paper packs.  They include theme specific as well as a more neutral coordinating pattern, increasing your mileage out of the paper! Here is the complete pack, which is currently still available in the Online Only Section of my store-


My floral bouquet is stamped in Intense Black ink and then colored in with Prismacolor Pencils.  I blended out the pencils with Gamsol.  I actually took my pencils on a road trip and managed to get in a little coloring time.  I do have a whole new respect for those of you that color on the go!  I have gotten so use to coloring at my desk, that the struggle was real! The floral bouquet stamp is from the February Stamp of the Month, Cherishing Her-


You can add this set to a qualifying order for only $5!  And in case you have not heard the news, we are having a Stamptacular Sale!  Almost all stamps and Thin Cut bundles are on sale for up to 50% off!  Now is a great time to add to your collection!  You can view all of the sale items here, and the sale items count towards the Stamp of the Month purchase as well!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S2002 Cherishing Her, February Stamp of the Month
D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy Stamp Set
X7251B Cedar & Pine Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6044 Peach Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Prismacolor Pencils-911, 950, 1014, 1029,1090, 1092
Gamsol
Oval Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges-Anything Goes
ArtsyStamper-Hearts and/or Flowers
Creations in Pink-Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Simon Says Stamp-Floral Frenzy
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to check out the Stamptacular Sale!


3 comments

  1. Beautiful card and take on the Sketch! The bouquet is perfect and so timeless!

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  2. Simply beautiful and great coloring! Love it! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
    Darlene
    ARTSYSTAMPER CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  3. Hi Alyssa,
    I used to be a CTMH consultant YEARS ago! I also color on the go, so I can understand your adventure! Thanks for entering our challenge at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge! I truly hope we see you again soon. Hugs, Bev ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS

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