Simple card making

Happy Saturday to all!

As usual, I will visit CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog during the weekends and try to find time to make a card for submission.

This week’s challenge is really inspiring, it’s not easy making a design simple while making it stand out.  And I decided to take on CAS(E) This Sketch’s challenge together with CASology and try out simple card making with as few items as possible.

Armed with 3 distress markers and 2 stamps from Hero Arts, this is what I came up with.

The wonderful thing about Distress Markers is the ability to transfer the ink to the stamp easily, just by coloring it directly.

I used Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon for the flower, Forest Moss on the stalk.  After inking up the stamp, I sprayed some water on the stamp to let the ink spread and mix a little before stamping on my card base.

This gives a much softer look on the stamped image.

For the sentiment, I used Forest Moss and stamp it in two different parts.  First, I ink the “heart HAPPY” and stamp it below the stalk.  Next, I bend the photopolymer stamp slightly for the “YOU MAKE ME” section so that it will be somewhat running parallel to the stalk.

I hope you like this clean and simple card using very simple card making technique.  Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Tools and Supplies

  • Hero Arts F2897 A Real Wild Poppy Wood Mounted Stamp
  • Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages Clear Stamp
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon and Forest Moss

Submitted to the Following Challenge(s)



  1. stampersuzz says:

    What a lovely CAS design. The sweet flower with sentiment is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Judy1223 says:

    Ren, this is stunning! I’m so excited to see these old Hero Arts stamps (especially because I have them and would love to CASE your card!!!) Perfectly inked and arranged…so creative and fresh! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology this week!

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hi Judy, these Hero Arts Woodmounted stamps are so amazing! Great quality even after years of storage! Would love to see you use them again! :)

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