I tend to stamp out of season. So here I was last week making an Easter card. I think I liked it because green and purple go so well together and I found this shimmer paper in my stash and pulled out the perfect two ribbons to go with it. I used a non-Bazzill card stock (I have yet to buy the smoothies style but I will!)for the base card. Inking the edges was a close call but it looks better to me now. I used the Tim Holtz line as usual. I also ran a smaller piece thru a corrugater and then inked that too, both the edges and the ridges.I did use a scrap of minty green textured card stock for a layer and a small piece of yellow textured for the horizontal strip. I was going to leave it just as a strip but when I came across the ribbons, wanted to see if I could tie it nicely on the side and it came out pretty good. I am not a good bow tying person and I get easily frustrated by even shoe laces.
The final layer is not stamped but was a chip I got at a going out of business sale recently. All these wonderful chips of printed card stock were 5 cents a piece. I got at least two of each! I cannot resist much of anything under a dime if it's not smelly. I will have a couple more cards later that use some others I found. Makes for a quick card if you are in a hurry. I distressed the edge of this chip in the same purple and then used a paper distresser to tear it up a bit.
This card is fairly heavy and thick with all the card stock layers and ribbon but I was pretty happy with the outcome and can't wait to make some similar but in other holiday themes. KI just came out with some summer shimmer papers called Beach Party and they have flamingos, palm trees and tiki themes.