Friday, February 17, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - CAS For God so Loved the World Easter Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you.  It won't be long and the Easter season will be here so it's a good time to start working on some Easter Cards.

For my card I used one of the Easter Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-005 He Has Risen and the Altenew Clear Stamps - Floral Shadow.  The He Has Risen stamp set has some wonderful sentiments and verses for Easter.  To start the card I had a piece of white cardstock and I stamped a couple of the leaf images around the outer edges of the paper.  I used Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Sea Shore (Mountain Mist) to stamp the leaves.  I wanted to add a textured look to the leaves so instead of inking up the stamp like usual (tapping the ink pad on the stamp), I lightly ran the ink pad up and down on the stamp.  Doing this added some detailed lines and a textured look to the images.

Here is a close up so you can see the detail.  It's very subtitle but it does give the image a different look.  Next I inked the edges of the paper using Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio which looks very nice with the Altenew Mountain Mist ink.

Once the paper was good and dry then I stamped a sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-005 He Has Risen using VersaMark Ink.  I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to heat set and melt the powder.

I added the card front to an A2 white top folding card base and I used some  Foam Squares in between the layers for some added dimension. To finish off the card I added a thin strip of the Bazzill - Gold Mirror Cardstock along the side and then I added a few My Mind's Eye - Record It! Charmed Enamel Dots.  I'll tell you a little secret--I hadn't planned on using the gold mirror cardstock.  However, after I stamped the sentiment I realized it was off center--not by a lot but enough that I noticed it lol.  I didn't want to scrap the card so I added the thin strip of paper to the left side of the card front and it kind of tricks the eye making the card look balanced. Just a nice little trick to remember in case you sentiment isn't centered. :)

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  If you would like to see more paper crafting inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  If you would like you can also visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to find all of your paper crafting supplies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-005 He Has Risen, Altenew Clear Stamps - Floral Shadow
Paper:  Bazzill - Gold Mirror Cardstock, White Cardstock
Ink:  Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Sea Shore (Mountain Mist), Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, VersaMark Ink
Accessories:  My Mind's Eye - Record It! Charmed Enamel Dots, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing PowderScrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Runner, Foam Squares, Heat Tool


  1. Another stunning card Heidi! Your work is amazing!

  2. Stunning card, Heidi! Very elegant looking!!! Loved the background and the colors! The gold embossing is really beautiful on the sentiment and really sets the card off!!!!

  3. So appropriate for the season...card beautifully designed I just did a long verse for Valentine's Day in silver on Parchment- always hold my breath that the VersaMark is even on the stamp & the powder doesn't clump...since the first one was perfect, I stamped out four more to have on hand (all were perfect) whew! Lol !!


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