Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pastel Cards - He Is Risen

This week the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is to make cards that show the real reason we celebrate Easter. These are the cards I love to make and share because I want to honor Christ and His gift of love for us. Both of these cards have a subtle yellow stamped cross made of the rough nails that would have pierced Christ's hand and feet to nail him to the cross. I love the verse on this first one because it emphasizes that the sacrificial gift Christ made was because we were loved
God loved us so much. To symbolize that love, I embossed the two lime green photo corners with tiny hearts and swiped white pigment ink over them.   Both of the stamps are from the set He Is Risen from Our Daily Bread Designs The stamped verse says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have Eternal Life! John 3:16"

I love the verse on this second one because it emphasizes the fact that Christ didn't remain on the cross, but arose from the dead, giving us the promise of life after death if we believe in Him.  The stamped verse is a quote from Christ from the ODBD set I Am the Way and says: "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. John 11:25"

I'm sharing this second card with the following challenges:

ABC Challenge - J-Just as you like it.
Clear It Out - Easter (stash item pastel brads top left on 2nd card)
Connie Can Crop #21 - Spring pastel colors and polka dots
Cuttin' and Stampin'  14/15 - Easter
Emergency Crafters - Polka Dots
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Easter
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #99 - Easter or spring
Oldie But a Goodie - Easter (with old pearl brads, crochet flowers, and ancient organdy ribbon)
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #198 - He Is Risen with pastels
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & scrapbooking Challenge #16 - Easter

9 comments: said...

Two beautiful card and perfect for Easter. Thank you for joining us over at Oldie But A Goodie. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT xx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fabulous work hun and ty for sharing with us at Clear it Out x

PaperDaisies said...

Love both cards. They are well designed and I love all the layers. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Vickie, your card is beautiful with the soft pastels and the cross over-stamped with most certainly the most well-known Scripture verse in all the world!! What a beautiful layout! So very glad you've joined us once again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Vickie!! I just love the over stamping with the cross and your use of pastels. Beautiful layout and design sharing the true meaning of Easter!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful cards Vickie. Love all the layers and detail you have added to both cards. Gorgeous colours you have chosen. Thanks so much for joining us this week in the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Elizabeth

Indy said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing at Cuttin' and Stampin' Easter challenge!

Athina said...

I love your design on both of these. Beautiful work! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Moms Been Scrappin said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Cuttin and Stampin!
Doris :)