Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter Blessings {Scrapy Land #14}


It's the third Wednesday of the month and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme for this bi-monthly challenge is Spring or Easter, plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Easter is only a couple weeks away and I know everyone is wishing Spring would get here.

I chose to have a little bit of both on the Easter card I created.  I started out by die cutting a cross from an older set of dies by Spellbinders (Cross Collection).   I believe this set has been retired, but there are several other choices that would work just as well (or better), including these when I searched for "crosses".  While the cardstock was still in the die, I covered the exposed areas with VersaMark and then heat set it with Opaline embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

The mat behind the cross is a Sue Wilson Designs die (Spanish Collection - Cordoba) which was cut from white cardstock and then colored with Pan Pastels (blending several colors together).  The back layer incorporates an old technique of pouncing alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock (Polished Stone technique).  I used Copic's Various Reinkers Y35, BV01, and R05.  The cardstock was semi-glossy so the inks didn't blend as well, but gave me the mottled look I was going for as opposed to a smoother look.
















To finish off the card, I created lots of tiny lilies using the Sizzix die by Susan Tierney-Cockburn (Mini Lily).  Flower Soft was used for the stamens in lilies and Pan Pastels were used to color the throats of each of the petals.

Be sure to see what the rest of the team has created.  You'll have until March 29th to upload your Spring and/or Easter project and the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to shop at the Scrapy Land store.


15 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous Idea, Anne, to use the flower soft in the darling little flower centers (I want that Sizzix die). Your attention to detail in those little things really brings your card together. I have not used my Cordoba die yet, and I love what you have done with it here. The EP on the cross is brilliant! hugs, de

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ This is such a beautiful Easter card! I love that Spellbinders Cross and the Sue Wilson frame die! The background you created is awesome and I love all those lilies!

McCrafty's Cards said...

So beautiful Anne, I love the die cut cross, those beautiful flowers and the frame
Kevin xx

Jacee said...

Anne, this is such a lovely design for an Easter card, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous. Love the design
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful Easter card Anne! Gorgeous background and die cuts!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Anne That is one stunning card. I love the way you added the flowers and your details on the flowers is amazing. Very elegant card.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Lisa said...

This is so stunning and beautiful, Anne!! The flowers look amazing and so real!! I love that you used the flower soft on them!! The colors are fabulous!! Gorgeous, gorgeous Easter card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Anne. Love the cross and those mini lilies are stunning.
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous!~ Love those bright spring colors, Anne, and the lovely die cut cross. The ep is a great idea.

MiamiKel said...

Wow! This is a brilliant use of color and design! I love the bold colors and the beauty of your card, wonderful message of course :) Stunning work, Anne!

April said...

Bright and lovely! The flowers are so pretty! Hugs

Patricia Chalas said...

your card is adorable and love the colors!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just lovely! I LOVE the cross, and the frame, but really love the detail you added to the flowers- wonderful!

Lady E said...

Beautiful card Anne and the flowers are just gorgeous!! Hugs xx