Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Twist of Faith Easter Card

My family always celebrated Easter with dying and decorating eggs and plenty of chocolate in the Easter basket on Sunday morning. We wore new dresses my grandma had made (with scratchy petticoats) and little white gloves, white shoes, and hats. But the real highlight was going to church. I always loved singing hymns about Christ's resurrection. I was even allowed to sing with the choir one Easter when my dad pastored a small country church. I still remember that we sang "Low in the Grave He Lay" when I was only eight, singing with the grownups! After church our extended family would get together for a large dinner and lots of hugs, laughing, and photos.

This week at Twist of Faith our challenge is:

Your creation should also include a scripture,
uplifting verse or positive words/quote
We are excited to welcome our sponsor for this week, Robyn's FetishOur randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from  Robyn's Fetish ... and we thank our sponsor for their generous prize
I wanted my card to represent the stained glass windows at church and the white Easter lilies that line the front of the church. I wanted to include the first verse I remember memorizing that represents the gift of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, eternal life.
I chose to use their digi stamp called "Lily" with an "Inspired Hearts" Cricut die cut of a cross in a "stained glass" window. The digi was just one lily, but I flipped it horizontally in Photoshop to print it the second time. Both lilies were colored with Copics and fussy cut.
May your Easter be blessed with the joy of knowing Christ's gift of salvation. May you make happy memories of celebrating that gift with friends and family.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #71 - Easter or Spring
Avadares Challenge #9 - Easter or Spring
Digi Haven - Easter
Hiding in My Craft Room #89 - Use 3 designer papers ( 2 Basic Grey for the window, blue is DaisyD's)
Little Red Wagon #176 - Windows (mine is a stained glass window)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #11 - Ribbons and Diecuts


stitch-and-greet said...

I think, the "Lily" looks fantastic and you´ve chosen a great scripture for your card! Love each detail! Regards and blessings, Renata

Karon said...

Beautiful card - love the lilies. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and a really Easter card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Jenée said...

Vickie, this card is quite stunning. I so very much like the window behind your lilies -- quite a lovely effect. Beautifully done.

mags said...

A lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Jennifer said...

Great card. Very clever, how you have done the lillies.

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful and so meaningful.

Thanks for joining us at Avadares for our final challenge.

Blessing hugs,

Zella said...

Vickie, I love this card!! Truly a work of art!!!

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card, the image is so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
Hugs ♥ Sandra ♥

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x

alethea said...

beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at PD! Hugsxx