Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Real Beauty of Easter

The real beauty of Easter is knowing that you are loved so much by someone else that He would volunteer to take your punishment for all the wrongs you'd ever done in life by giving up His own life, dying in your place.  His death was cruel, traumatic, and ugly, but His love for doing it is beautiful, so we tend to make our Easter cards beautiful. This card is made in gratitude of Christ's beautiful love for me, for you, and for the world (Path of Positivity Challenge - Beauty).

I made the cross by cutting a border strip into two pieces and lining it with gold glitter paper to make the cross. I stamped the sentiment: You are Loved from the stamp set Your Own Kind of Wonderful.

The soft colors come from the Charlotte paper pack and the leafy branches are from Charlotte complements chipboard. The gold heart is one of my favorites from Treasured Puffies.  They have shine, dimension, but are fairly soft so shouldn't affect mailing.  The Whisper thick twine is also soft for mailing. The Cricut cut is from page 70 of Art Philosophy, If you use Cricut Explore, the image code is #M413F5.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you and your loved ones this Easter with the overwhelming realization of how very much you are loved by Christ the Lord!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
All Sorts #355 - Easter
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Spring flings and Easter things
Crafting with Dragonflies #53 - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers #160 - Easter
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday #176 - Easter
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #262 - Easter
Jo's Scrap Shack #130 - Happy Easter
Path of Positivity Challenge - Beauty
Where the HeART is Challenge 7 - Easter/anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #222/223 - anything uplifting


brenda said...

A lovely Easter creation Vickie, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I LOVE that cross, I love any card or project with crosses on them. The colors and patterns are so beautiful and soft. Just beautiful. Thank you so very much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Caroline said...

Ohhhhh, this is such a beautiful Easter card. The colors and papers are perfect. Beautiful thoughts, also. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Unknown said...

Vickie, it's lovely and sing out the real beauty of this season. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday DT Member

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely stunning, Vicky. I love it so much, and can't thank you enough for sharing it in our challenge. I would love to have you stop by my blog to say hello if you get a spare moment. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

moknowsall said...

wow - this is spectacular - you are so creative - I wish I would have thought of this idea. Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week. Happy Easter.


Karla Yungwirth said...

Such a lovely card! Cutting the border strip to make the cross is brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

Pippa said...

A fantastic Easter card. I love your link to Beauty explanation and you are so right. What happened on Good Friday was a supremely beautiful act of love. Thank you for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT PoP

Laurie Levorson said...

Such a beautiful card and meaningful sentiment! Charlotte was the perfect paper to use for your gorgeous creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Bitten by the Bug 2! Wishing you a blessed Easter!

Laurie at www.craftysisterscreations.com

Lynn B. said...

This is really lovely. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at BBTB2.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Very pretty card, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela DT x

L.B. said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week.

moknowsall said...

congratulations on winning our BBTB2 challenge for last week. I just loved the creativeness in creating that cross for your card. So special. Have a great week.


J said...

Lovely traditional Easter Card - I really like the colours you have chosen. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Helen said...

A really pretty, traditional design - love it.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Dragonflies.

Helen x