Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jesus Is Risen!

I've been seeing some pretty cards lately that have used vellum and/or parchment paper.  This type of paper is something I find challenging to use.  However, when I saw this Stained Glass Cross digi stamp I decided to give it a try.  I remembered the fun I had with a tent card (you can see mine here and find a great tutorial here) and thought a parchment stained glass window would work well for that type of card.

The image was printed on the parchment and then colored with copics.  I mounted the image, colored side down, on plain white cardstock to help it show up better.  The window in the card was made with nestabilities dies and framed with pearlized paper and a floral oval die cut.  The sentiment was given the same layering and some faux stitching was added.  Faux stitching was also added to the background panel.  I added lots of pearls, an organdy bow and a Prima flower to finish things off.  The finished card is 4.25" x 5.5".

I really like this sentiment from the Easter Blessings set.   It's such a great reminder of why we celebrate Resurrection Sunday.  Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin.  {He was sinless so He could pay the price that we could not.}  However, He didn't remain dead.  On the third day, He gloriously rose from the dead.  That's why we serve a Risen Saviour.  Christ died on the cross, paying the penalty for our sin, so that He could provide the way for us to one day live with Him in Heaven. Accepting Christ as Saviour is the THE most important decision you will ever make.  It determines where you will spend eternity. If you have not already done so, I'd encourage you to accept this free gift of salvation and ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour.  Not sure how to do that? It's as simple as A - B - C:

A - Admit that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"

B - Believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins. 
1 Corinthians 15:3b-4 says, "...Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."

C - Confess your sin and ask Christ to save you.
Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." 

If you have questions, need more information about salvation or if you've just asked Christ to save you, please let me know by either leaving a comment below or emailing me through the contact me link in the sidebar.

Cardstock:  Bazzill (green), Georgia Pacific (white),  Cor'dinations (pearlized), Fiskars (parchment)
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey (Picadilly)
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy Digis (Stained Glass Cross, Easter Blessings)
Embellishments/Tools:  Spellbinders (Classic Ovals Large & Small, Floral Ovals, Petite Ovals Large & Small, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large), Prima Flower, Ribbon Trends organdy ribbon, Stampin' Up pearls, CM fine point black pen

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #73 - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Flowers
Digi Darla #55 (DDC#55) - Flowers
Scrap Creations (GGSC149) - Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday #147 - Stitching
Whimsy Inspires #57 - Stitching
Spark Your Creativity Now #7 Challenge - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge #136 - Easter/Spring
Creatalicious Challenges #46 - Lovely Easter
MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #152 - Easter (or Bunny)
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #135 - Easter

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday (Easter) this coming weekend.


Joy said...

Very pretty card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Winnie and Patty said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.

Pat Garvin said...

Lovely stained glass window. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and friends.

Karen Letchworth said...

I really love this, Stephanie. The window looks like stained glass, and the card just turned out perfectly. Such a fabulous Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us again this week. Its always such a blessing to see your lovely creations shared in our challenges.
God bless you this week, and always.
Word Art Wednesday

craftyeyes said...

great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Rea said...

Beautiful card, love the window. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Well one thing is for sure, you know your ABC's. The window effect in your beautiful card is amazing.
Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
I pray abundant Easter Blessings for you and your loved ones.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful card. I really love the die cut you have used for this and how you have colored the image.

Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring and the pretty Spellbinders! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week and I hope you have a lovely Easter.

Olivia said...

Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, just lovely!

Fiona Powell said...

I love the window you have created in your card, it really emphasizes the image you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges and best of luck.


Jo Ann said...

This is such a great design and that frame is gorgeous. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!


Tameko said...

Stunning card design. I will have to try this stained glass technique.
Be Blessed,

Tamie said...

Beautiful! I love the stain glass window with the cross. Great layout! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chick.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie!!
And with all those challenges, many "heard" the gospel!! :)

Charlene said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsy inspires blog

Susie Bentz said...

This is such a beautiful card - the color choices and the subject matter.


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