Friday, December 23, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Birds & Berries Peace Christmas Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Christmas card to share with you.  I know Christmas is just a couple days away but if you are needing any all occasion winter cards this one is perfect.  Quick, easy, and can be used for all occasions and done with so many kinds of pattern papers.

For my card I used some of the beautiful papers from the Wild Rose Studio - Birds & Berries collection.

I love this paper and the floral pattern is so pretty.  But when I laid the peace die cut on top of the paper it just kind of got lost due to the busy pattern.  So I used a cotton ball to dab some white pigment ink into the center of the paper.  Doing this toned the pattern down and gives the paper a softer look.  Now the die cut won't get lost in the image anymore.  Pigment ink is a little stickier that dye based ink so you might want to use a heat tool to dry the ink.

Here is a close up of the sentiment and die cut.  Unfortunately when I designed the card I didn't realize the Peace die was sold out in the store and has been retired.  However, Sharon has a wonderful selection of dies that could be used in place of this die.  You could also use this same technique of adding the white pigment ink to any off your pattern papers and create cards for all occasions.  To create the die cut I used Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper.  I die cut the word peace a second time with some of the other paper from the collection.  Then I added some Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink along the bottom of the word to create and ombre look.  Next, I added one of the flowers from the Prima Flowers - Miss Godivas Caramel collection.  I also added some Marion Smith - Pearl White Stamens and Melissa Frances White Pearls.

I added another piece of pattern paper for a layer behind the floral print.  Then I added the card front to an A2 top folding white card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for lots of paper crafting goodies.  Also check out the Stamp Simply Blog for more inspiration from the design team.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Paper:  Wild Rose Studio - Birds & Berries, Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink, White Pigment Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders Peace Die (retired)
Accessories:  Prima Flowers - Miss Godivas Caramel, Marion Smith - Pearl White Stamens, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner


  1. This is absolutely stunning Heidi. That background paper is beautiful but I love how you toned it down for this card with the white. So pretty.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


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