Sunday, March 27, 2016

Christ Is Risen Easter Card

Happy Easter Sunday! This holiday brings up childhood memories of new dresses, hats, white patent leather shoes, and gloves. That was the 1950's and '60's. Of course there were Easter baskets with jelly beans, chocolate and stuffed bunnies. Joyful hymns at church and dinner with a large family stand out along with my mother's pots of Easter lilies adorning a table. She continued to decorate with those lilies all her life. This is why I chose the lily image from Our Daily Bread Designs.

But the enduring message of Easter was the joy I always found hearing the exciting account of Christ's resurrection from the dead. It surprised His followers then, but gives hope to believers now that He was truly God's son who took our punishment and that death doesn't end a believer's life -  life continues after death!  I used purple for this card because one of my younger sisters died in her early 30's and is now in heaven. I have the  hope of seeing my sister again some day. As I type, March 26th is Purple Day to raise world awareness of Epilepsy. My sister changed her seizure medication and when it combined with her regular meds, it stopped her heart. But I knew that she had believed in Christ as her savior from sin, so when she was "absent from the body," she was "present with the Lord."

I used this sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

I stamped the ODBD lily with light gray ink and colored it with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I mounted it on a purple die cut piece made with a Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Rectangle (which means lily in French!). I added some glittery details with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

The polka dotted paper is from Graphic45 Sweet Sentiments.The lace is covering some of the stripes in the unknown striped paper from my scrap stash. I white embossed the sentiment from ODBD "I Am the Way" on a scrap of Basic Grey. The ribbon was old Making Memories and the sparkle flourishes are retired CTMH.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you and yours during this lovely Easter season! May you have joy in the hope of life after death!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Card and Scrap #114 - Lace
Card Mania #78 - polka dots and stripes
Crafter's Cafe Challenge #145 - Easter
Crazy 4 Challenges #329 - Purple for Purple Day/World Awareness of Epilepsy
Kreativeinkauf #37 - Happy Easter
Let's Craft and Create #111 - Easter
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - March card sketch

Why the Resurrection Still Matters


Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

DebR said...

This is beautiful. Great job!
Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Astrid said...

Such a lovely easter card :-)
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

DT Astrid :-)

scrapfantazje said...

Nice design and colours:)
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge
Marzena DT

Paula Jennings said...

Such a beautiful card and touching sotry of your sister. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card. Your lilies are so lovely! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Your card is just lovely, and your Easter lillies are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this month for the SEM Challenge! DT Karla

cohenna said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create

Cara G said...

This is such a beautiful card Vickie!! Love the glittery detail too. Thanks for joining us again at SEM!! Love your work!