Sunday, April 19, 2015

He Is Not Here Daffodil Card

Daffodils in my garden a couple of years ago on March 27 and later on April 4th.
Every year around Easter my daffodils spring up out of their frozen beds just as if they had risen from the dead. Each year their yellow blooms seem to pronounce the resurrection message that Christ has risen from the dead. They also herald the glorious news that winter is over and, yes, once again, spring has arrived to infuse us with warmth, color, and new life, just like Christ is the giver of new life. This idea directed my choice of ODBD scripture stamps which said:

"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:

Deconstructed Sketch 197

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


Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Vickie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Bunny said...

Great card, Vickie. I love the message, too. Daffodils are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card...and daffodils too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

Myndi said...

This is a beautiful card, as is the message you find every year in your daffodils as they bloom. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!
Myndi, DT

Jo Rice said...

Oh I do love daffodils, and your card really made me smile...totally gorgeous...thanks for sharing it with us over at the Fussy and Fancy of luck...Jo. X

Jennifer Shults said...

This is lovely Vicky! I love the extras you added and the fabulous daffodils! Thanks for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Irish Scrapper said...

Wow fabulous card Vicky. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 76 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Meighan Wheller said...

A lovely card Vickie. Love the Daffodills too! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

Rebecca Wong said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing in open minded crafting fun challenge, hugs!
Rebecca, DT

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "things that start with B” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Vic said...

I love how you used patties image on this card... printing it numerous times, cutting out specific parts and adding the... so effective! Thanks for joining up with us at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

Hanne M. said...

Lovely card with wonderful colours. Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT