Monday, March 26, 2018

Wishing You Easter Blessings

Each year I always seem to make a lot of Easter cards. Artistically, I love the pastels and lovely colors of spring after a gray, white and brown winter. Practically, I enjoy having an occasion to spread love and the message of God's love. Today I made half a dozen using scraps from my scrap drawers. I have an Ikea chest of nine drawers and put one color in each drawer, arranged like the rainbow. Today I focused on the lavender and purple drawer but added more colors for contrast. Here are the two I made using the colors of Sunday Stamps challenge and the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #257.

I've been using CTMH paper and stamps for 16 years so these scraps are very old. The top blue strip is a satin ribbon. The chicks and sentiment are from a new stamp set, Easter Animals.   The chicks are so cute and reminded me I need to tell my grandkids about the chicks and ducks I got for Easter as a child.  This card is for a sweet young first grade girl I know. 

I had an extra silver embossed CTMH cross left from making several other cards, so I added it to my second version of this card.  I think the design works well for an adult card that focuses on the spiritual meaning of Easter as well!

I kept the inside simple with room because I like to write a personalized message.

I used another lavender scrap and a verse you can save and print from Word Art Wednesday, February 28, 2018: 

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you make your own lovely creations to share with those you love. 

I'm sharing the first card with the following challenges:

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #114 - Bunnies, chicks and ducks
Sunday Stamps Challenge #175 - Easter color palette


Heather said...

Aw, check out those sweet chicks - against such a gorgeous background! Great use of our colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Becca Sadler said...

Lovely Easter cards you've shared for the any holiday theme challenge at HIMCR! Thanks for participating! Becca~DT

Jeannie said...

Hi Vickie! These are so lovely and I love the pretty Spring colors and those cute little chicks. Thanks so much for joining my Bunnies, Chicks, and Ducks Blog Challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Christine said...

Vickie, what fabulous cards! The little strips of paper make such an impact because you have created such a beautiful combination. Love the petite chickies and the fancy cross. Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

sweetpea said...

Lovely Easter card, thanks for sharing it with us at MMM Janet DT

Jennifer Kelly said...

Beautiful cards. The baby Easter chicks are sweet. I love your colour combination. Great job. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC this week.

Kathy Klersy said...

Two very lovely cards and great use of the sketch -thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful layers and such spring colors! I love both your chicks and cross version. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Brandi said...

LOVE IT! I love the soft spring colours and the pop of yellow on the chicks, great job Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Claire Broadwater said...

Both are lovely cards! I especially love the cross one! Such a great way to use our color combo! Thank you of joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Jenscrapstoo said...

Thanks for sharing your talent, Fabulous Project!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM