Monday, March 21, 2016

He Has Risen



Despite how the weather is acting in some places, it is spring.  This is my favorite season and this coming weekend is one of my favorite holidays – Easter.  For my Easter cards, I like to mix it up with fun, bright bunny and chick cards and more subtle, elegant religious cards.



Today’s card features the Easter Cross.  It is a great combination of the cross and lovely lilies.  I heat embossed the image with detail white embossing powder on kraft cardstock.  I did a little experimenting with colored pencils to get a lighter look behind the image by coloring around it with yellow, and then white, colored pencils.  Then I buffed over this to help blend the coloring and sponged Distress Ink around the outer edges. 



I used a mixture of colored pencils and Tombow markers to color the actual image.  I really love how the lilies came out, with the soft white and a little of the craft showing through.


The sentiment, He Has Risen, was stamped with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and die cut with Spellbinders’ Ribbon Banner die.  Before removing the die cut from the die, it was lightly sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  
Don’t forget to enter the new JFF Monthly Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to JFF Stamps!  The March theme is “Spring” and you can find all the details here.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

E. Marie

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