"It is true! The Lord has risen!" Luke 24:34 and "He who has the Son has life. 1 John 5:12
Easter is about the Risen Lord. The apostle Paul told his contemporaries that Christ was seen by over 500 people at one time after His resurrection. It was a detail his contemporaries could check. It's an amazing historic detail that encourages our belief. To me the resurrection is as important as His death to take the punishment for our sins. It tells me that his followers will also have life after death with Him as He promised. He met with His disciples during the 40 days following His resurrection and amazingly, after He ascended to heaven and His Spirit came to fill His followers, over 3,000 people believed in Him in one day when they heard this testimony about the Son of God and what He did in their own languages!(Acts 2:41)
Because my main image came in circle form, I decided to use the lovely sketch this past week at Deconstructed Sketch:
I used Pattie's Creations digi stamp: Daffodils Circle Scroll. I printed it 3 times, colored the entire image, then colored just the daffodils, and finally just the centers with Copic markers, cut them out and pop dotted them in position. I embossed the blue background paper with a pinked, stitched border. I sanded the stitches so the white core shows through. To make the extra two circles behind the daffodil circle, I trimmed the outer edge of what was left when I removed an orangish circle sticker, so you just see a thin line of white and orange. I embellished those circles with leaf flourishes cut with Spellbinders Foliage Two Shapeabilities and a few aqua dots. I chose the darkest dots for contrast. More details are listed below in the recipe.
Thank you for visiting. May the Risen Lord bless and keep you!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards #89 - use a die cut (foliage)
Come and Get It - things that start with "B" - buttons, blue, blossoms
Craft for the Craic April - Die-ing for Spring or Easter (foliage die)
Deconstructed Sketch #197
Fussy and Fancy #137 - Springtime flowers
Hiding in my Craft Room #196 - freestyle/anything goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #34 - Recycle something (cut out orange edge left over from a circle sticker)
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #109 - Easter + use an image (mine is Daffodil circle from Pattie's Creations.)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #76 - anything goes with twist-use die (Foliage 2 die) or punch
Word Art Wednesday #179 - anything goes with family friendly project
5" x 6" Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Blossom," and White Daisy cardstock; sticker remnant from "Blossom" Complements
Stamps - Pattie's Creations digi stamp Daffodils Circle Scroll; Our Daily Bread Designs "The Lord Is Risen"
Copic Markers: Y11, Y13, Y17, Y21, YG03
Tools & Embellishments - Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" embossing folder, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage Two die, CTMH sanding block, CTMH Aqua Dots, very old unknown button brads