Sunday, March 25, 2018

Easter - Earth's Gladdest Day!

I like that quote by Susan Coolidge that says, "Earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart." The Good Friday message of Christ's death on the cross nearly breaks my heart but the joyful message of His rising from the dead adds a new dimension to life and death. It surprised some of His followers, but gave them a new understanding of His gift of salvation.  The angel said, "He is risen as He said," so they should have all expected it. Scripture records that He was seen by over 500 people after he arose. No wonder His message spread like wildfire. Although we've been born about two thousand years later, His message still changes lives today. He conquered sin for us with His death by taking our punishment and He conquered death for us with his resurrection. Those of us who believe in and receive His gift will resurrect to a new life with Him after our deaths here on earth. This is the message I like to send with my Easter cards.

I used Cricut Design Space to cut the frame and mat for the PTI sentiment.  I stamped a diagonal background on the white panel behind it. I inked the CTMH stamp with Pixie, then dabbed on a few spots of Lagoon and Gypsy inks with sponge daubers. I also stamped the same pattern on the Juniper leafy frame using Lagoon. You can see the detail in this close-up:

Thank you for visiting! I pray your life will be blessed with the message of Easter!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #215 - Easter
Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge #100 - Easter cards
Crafty Catz #409 - anything goes with option of Easter
Cut It Up Challenge #144 - Easter with die cut
Moving Along with the Times #67 - Easter
Sweet Stampers Challenge #18 - Spring or Easter
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Easter
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #326-327  - anything goes with uplifting message


Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Gorgeous! Love those flowers and the leaf frame. Thanks for sharing your creation with us for our Easter challenge at Cut it Up! and Happy Easter!


Cynthia said...

Thank you for the prayer; Easter really is the greatest message ever told!

Kuni said...

A fantastic card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.