Friday, March 15, 2013

March Digi Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps

March is the time to make Easter cards this year since we'll celebrate at the end of this month. Here are two cards I made using the new Clear Dollar Stamps digi set called "Jesus Paid It All." I especially love making Easter cards that celebrate Christ's death for our sins and His resurrection with its promise of eternal life.

This set has so many possibilities for even more cards. The images come in outline or colored form. I used the colored images except for the black crosses that were simply printed on blue cardstock.

Images - CDS Color digis "Jesus Paid It All"
Paper - CDS digi paper "Jesus Paid It All;" Fancy Pants Designs "It's the Little Things" (yellow label mat); Graphic45 "Fashionista;" CTMH Outdoor Denim and Colonial White cardstock, medium blue and white cardstock for printing
Ink - CTMH "Saddle" and Outdoor Denim
Accents - Making Memories ribbon, CTMH Mocha Pearls
Tools - Spellbinder's Nestabilities Large Labels and Fleur de Lis Rectangles
Technique - The daffodils were printed twice. I cut the middle stamen portions out and pop dotted them onto the main image. The petals were bent up for more dimension. The cross image had more Outdoor Denim ink stippled and sponged.

I'm sharing these cards with the following challenges:
Bearly Mine #77 - Easter
Use It Tuesdays #52 - Diecuts, punches, cut-outs and hoarded supplies (MM ribbon on 1st card stashed for 6 years
Digi Makeover Challenge - Easter or Spring
D.L.ART Thankful Thursday #105 - Easter
The Paper Shelter #103 - Easter
Penney's Paper Crafty Challenge #11 - ribbons and diecuts.
Stampavie and More #189 - Easter

Here's the second card. I used the March Viva La Verve sketch for week 1.

I had a really old hymnal with the hymn "Jesus Paid It All" that I scanned, printed, and used as paper behind my image. Two of the other papers came from the digital set, but were reduced in size to 4" x 6." I also colored parts of the colored image to extend it to the edge of my punched circle. I used Copics, but forgot to write which ones I used (oops!).

You can find additional ideas for this set on the Clearly iStamp blog. Thank you for visiting and may you have a blessed Easter season.

Image and sentiment - CDS Jesus Paid It All - colored
Ink - CTMH Saddle
Paper - CDS designer paper from Jesus Paid It All, Hymn from old hymnal, CTMH retired petal dp, white and black cs
Accents - Reflections roses, yellow organdy from stash
Tools - printer, scanner (for hymn), Spellbinder's Nestabilities "Lacey Circles;" 3" circle punch
Technique - I printed the image twice and cut out the larger stones on the left. They were pop dotted for extra dimension



Janie Printz said...

What a gorgeous Easter card ... Love the colored image & how you cut the daffodils out & the great sentiment tag. Thanks for joining in on the challenge here at the Paper Shelter.
Hugs, Janie

jan farnworth said...

very pretty cards vickie thanks for sharing at pms.

Melanie said...

Pretty cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "ribbon & die cuts" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Jennipher said...

These are gorgeous Vickie! I can't wait to work with this set. You did a nice job showcasing it.

cotnob said...

What wonderful traditional Easter Cards, thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs.

DIANA L. said...

The true meaning!! I love them both
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #105 Easter challenge

Heather B said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Ardilla said...

This is beautiful!!!! I like both of your cards, specially because they show the real meaning of Easter...
Thanks for playing with us this week at Digi Makeover.
Ardilla :)

Zella said...


Laurian said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and I hope we see you agains soon!



Anne H. said...

These are wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.