Welcome to the February Mini Release from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! This past week, we have been sharing the rest of Stamp Simply Design Team’s cards on the Stamp Simply blog- so much inspiration, I hope you will check it out!
With Easter just around the corner, this new release has two Easter sets along with a sentiment set perfect for Baptism, Communion, and other occasions.
Plus, in addition to the new release, coordinating dies were created for some of our favorite stamp sets and a new paper pad from Echo Park!
For this card, I combined the new Easter is for Jesus stamp/die bundle along with the Welcome Easter 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park.
I love all the sentiments in the Easter is for Jesus stamp set, but especially thought that the “Silly Rabbit” along with “Easter is for Jesus” would be great together for a muted background for the sweet bunny image.
Plus, I thought that the two Easter is for Jesus sentiments, “He died for you” and “Can you live for Him?” would be perfect to combine on one card with the Cross image as well as the bunny and the eggs.
What a reminder of the Real Reason for Easter- Christ died for you and me! Can you live for Him?
Right now, there is a sale on the entire release as a bundle for $69.95 (offer good through 02/28) you still have time to create those special Easter cards to send to your family!
As many of you who follow my blog know, I enjoy participating with online challenges plus I have a personal goal to create a card for each of the over 800 sketch challenges at Splitcoaststampers, so this card incorporates the SC839 Sketch (modified slightly with the stirp of seam binding) for the layout.
I am also linking to the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Watercooler Wednesday #310 Marsha's “All About Occasions” Challenge.
If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
a few pieces of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool,
stamp the cross image, rabbit and eggs from Easter
is for Jesus using a pigment black ink, apply clear
embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Once the embossing is cooled, use the coordinating dies from the Easter is for Jesus bundle to die cut each of the images.
Watercolor the images using water-based markers and set aside to dry.
Trim a piece of the green plaid paper from the Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park to 4” x 5 ¼”. De-static the plaid paper with an embossing powder tool, stamp the “He Died for you” and “Can you live for Him?” sentiments from Easter is for Jesus using a pigment black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Once the embossing has cooled, mount onto a piece of black cardstock (trimming close to the edge).
Add a strip of ½” Black Seam Binding (wrap the edges behind the panel) and mount onto a white card base.
Mount the Easter is for Jesus sentiments, “Silly Rabbit” along with “Easter is for Jesus” onto a clear block and instead of ink, use a turquoise water-based marker to color the sentiments. Stamp onto a square piece of white cardstock, “huff” onto the sentiment to re-moisten the stamps and continue this process to stamp repeatedly (creating the background).
Trim the piece to approx. 2 ¾” square, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.
Die cut a strip of white cardstock with the Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet to create a piece of paper lace and adhere behind the background panel created in the step above.
Adhere the background panel with dimensional foam (or chipboard).
Add the colored, die-cut bunny image along with the die-cut eggs (using dimensional foam/chipboard as needed for dimension).
Add the cross on an angle (tucking behind the bunny panel) to finish off
Stamp Sets: Easter is for Jesus Bundle (Stamp Simply)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers- Light Gray, Pinks, Green, Yellow, Turquoise, Brown
Cardstock/Paper: White, Black; Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park
Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- Floral Cluster & Sprigs Dies (part of the Floral Cluster Bundle), Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ½” Black Seam Binding
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend/week!