Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Blessings

Hello! In one week Easter will be upon us. Although it is a holy season for Christians around the world it is often considered the harbinger of spring as well. We expect to see robins, the birth of flowers as they come up from winter's frozen ground, fresh green grass and sunshine. As we celebrate this holy season I think of excited children dressed in their finest going to Grandma's house for a meal of their families' traditional Easter foods, of Easter egg hunts and lots of chocolate bunnies with the ears still intact. That's what I think of when Easter nears. 

This year we just may have a white Easter. I was thinking positive when I made this Easter card even though when I look out my window my green grass is covered in white. Sigh....

I began with creating my focal panel. I used white card stock and embossed it with a die from Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles. Next, I cut  a large cross from Spellbinders Crosses die in white and another smaller cross in purple card stock. I adhered the two crosses together, the smaller over the larger, and added a white pearl in the center. I put this aside.

Using a Memory Box Lavish Branch die, I made 2 in green card stock and the other in purple. I cut off  the flowers of the purple die cut and adhered them over the flowers in the green die cut.  This was then positioned around the cross and all was adhered to the card. Tiny pearls were added to the centers of the visible flowers. Finally the focal panel was adhered to a white card base and that completed my card.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting  my blog.  Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter. May you be surrounded by family and friends and good food and drink. 

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #116 - AG - Opt Twist: Purple
Sister Act  -  Challenge #99 - AG
Brown Sugar  - Challenge #139 - Easter
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #52 - AG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #78 - AG - Opt Twist: Easter
Inspiration Destination  -  Challenge #26 - AG
Mod Squad  -  March 25 Challenge - Easter
Papertake Weekly  -  March 24 Challenge  - A Cut Above
TTCRD - Challenge - Wk of  Mar 24 - AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #176 - AG


Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous! Happy Spring!

Tina Goodwin said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing. Thank you for sharing with us at Through the Craft Room Door! Good luck! We'd love for you to join us again next week.
Tina DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so very elegant with those colors, the wonderful layers and the beautiful cross dies. It is a gorgeous Easter card.

Hj Burton said...

This is a beautiful card with all the texture, rich colors and creative design. Happy Easter to you!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining the challenge at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Judy Woodland said...

This is lovely. So clean and simple, very tasteful. I have all those dies so I may just have to CASE this one!

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

rachel taylor said...

lovely shaped dies on your card thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

Kathy Krug said...

Lovely card. The cross is beautiful so I am glad you made it the star.

Patricia St Martin said...

Just stunning!
Hugs, Pat/♥

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Lisa Babitz said...

Just gorgeous!

Joyce Erb said...

Love how you embossed the die! Great card. Sure hope it warms up soon there! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge