For today’s card I re-visited a favorite from the Annual Catalog, Hold On To Hope. The stamp set has wonderful images, plus coordinating, Cross of Hope Dies.

By Su Mohr for Sisterhood of Crafters Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Hold On To Hope Stamp SEt, Cross Of Hope DIes, Stampin’ Write Markers; #inktostamptechnique #eastercards #sympathycards #holdontohope #crossofhope #crossesoncards #god #religiouscards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

God Is Love


I began with a Purple Posy card base, layered with Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. Next, I cut a cross with a Cross of Hope die from gingham, Purple Posy 6X6 In Color Designer Paper, layered it for thickness, and glued it to the center of the card front.


Now for the pretty, floral vines. I thought it would be fun to use the “ink to stamp” technique for coloring, since it’s an easy way to color, using the Stamparatus.

First, I attached the red rubber stamp to the lid of the Stamaparatus, with Thick Whisper White Cardstock positioned to take the stamped image. Then, using Stampin’ Write Markers I colored the stamp with five different markers, one color at a time. So, I colored, stamped, colored, stamped, etc.

I repeated the process for the second vine, used a Cross of Hope die for cutting, and glued them above and below the cross.

TIP: As long as your Cardstock is secured with the magnet, it’s hard to make a mistake. 


“God Is Love” is also in the stamp set, which I stamped in Highland Heather Ink, and cut with its coordinating, banner die. This would be a nice sympathy card, as well as an Easter card.


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