Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--CAS Graduation

Time once again for Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style! This week we're focusing on CAS ("Clean and Simple") graduation cards!




My CAS card is truly simple...I've chosen a pretty sheet of designer paper (Bo Bunny Gabrielle) and simply stamped my graduation sentiment (Our Daily Bread Design's As You Graduate) directly to it with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Although difficult to see in the photo, there is a scalloped border peeking out from the bottom of the designer paper panel. Each scallop is embellished with a Kaisercraft's jet black Rhinestone adding a bit of gleam.

All supplies are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.




As always, this is a Mystery Blog Candy  (pictured above), meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, April 10th and will be posted on Sharon's blog Wednesday, or shortly thereafter.


You must check back to see if you are the winner! 


CAS Graduation inspiration can be found at the following blogs:


Sharon Johnson -- The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen (you're here--thanks for stopping by!)
Barb Schram
Linda Duke


Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

56 comments:

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

Candy Meyers said...

Butterflies are a symbol of new life and that is what graduation is. Great idea to use one on the card.
Candy Meyers

SuZeQ said...

Thank you for introducing a new way to make a graduation card ... how perfect!
kosec@sbcglobal.net

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! I love the paper and the butterfly!

Sue D said...

Great simple card--I like the paper and the rhinestones.

Pssequimages said...

Love the addition of the black rhinestones. This card is just so great! Thank you for sharing the techniques you used

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

A simple yet beautiful card.

Shona said...

I love the effective simplicity of this card. The added bling is the perfect touch. Beautiful !!

Ellen said...

Love the black background, it makes the decorative paper and primary image, butterfly, just pop!

Nan G said...

Beautiful! Thought the butterfly was a stamped image! LoL CAS can be stunning.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. Grad cards are never easy for me. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Jan D.
Jax, FL

Karen W said...

Very pretty with the butterfly on the DP.

Kim said...

That butterfly card is stunning! I was going to ask you how you got that butterfly image on there like that until I read on and see you used designer paper.....Awesome!!! : )

Lynda said...

Great idea for a CAS card...I struggle with using designer paper so this was great inspiration for me!

Carol E said...

Lovely card, love the butterfly, thank you so much for sharing it.

Irish Eyes said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Just goes to show you that simple can be wonderful!
Pam

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful Graduation card would never have thought to use this style of designer paper.
Marilyn

Darlene G said...

So easy and yet so gorgeous.

Michelle Bowley said...

Such a simply card but it turned out exquisite!

rlovew said...

Beautiful and simple card- Love the paper you choose.

Serena said...

Beautiful card! Love that paper!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card! Love the paper!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful card.

BethH said...

I really like the elegant simplicity of your card.

JoanneO said...

I really like your card! Thanks for some much needed inspiration.

VeronicaA said...

I love clean and simple. I too thought that the butterfly was stamped. Gorgeous card!
VeronicaA

Diana N. said...

With designer paper like yours, nothing else is needed but the sentiment. I thought (too) you had stamped a white butterfly on the patterned paper.

Charlotte Ann said...

You may think your card is simple - but, it's positively beautiful! The paper you've chosen is gorgeous! And, the black makes it "pop" even more. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Yummy card - love the butterfly
Charlene

Shirley said...

Simple but elegant card. Really like your design and the touch of black bling. Cool.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love this card! Simple and elegant.

Joanne G said...

I never thought of using a butterfly for a graduation card! Simply stunning! An in inspiration to us all!

Janet L. said...

Very, very pretty card! I love the soft look you achieved.

Ravengirl said...

So simple, yet so effective! Way to capitalize on the beautiful paper!

Marge said...

I LOVE your butterfly paper for this joyous occasion! All grads are so full of hope for their future and a butterfly perfectly represents hope, renewal, a joyous coming of great things yet to be!

Luanne said...

Love these colors. It is simply beautiful!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and wonderful colors.

KVencel said...

Love the simplicity of your design. The designer paper gives it wonderful texture & the bling at the bottom makes it complete! So new and different for a grad card.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Pretty card and I do love simple.

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely butterfly graduation card! I do like simple and elegant. This card would also work for lots of other occasions.

Lynne said...

Deb-Love your CAS graduation card. Love the butterfly makes you think of flying off into the future.

Karen said...

The card/ butterfly design is gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the rhinestone embellishment... glad you mentioned it. It adds an elegant touch.
DeniseB

Marionment said...

I love the black background and the soft colors you used on the card. Simple, but beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte Taylor said...

Love your graduaton card with the lacey butterfly.

Rosemary said...

simplicity at its beautiful best!!

Anita Braddock said...

Supper beautiful Card the colors and the sentiments are Awesome.
Love the butterflies thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

tina said...

So pretty.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Barbara A. said...

Wow...I love what you did for your card...so simple but yet elegant! Thank you for sharing with us all!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!

Baseret said...

Simply beautiful!

jean w. said...

Love the dp! Great color too!

rush said...

i love letting the paper do some of the work for me! love your card.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the butterfly and the lovely dp!

craftingsue said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy