Saturday, March 24, 2018

Easter Sunrise

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. Before I start with today's card, I wanted to let you know we have a new release of dies. It's our Rise & Shine collection and they are currently on a 25% sale. To see some card samples from the team - click here and here

Today, I am showing a card from our Spring die collection. I still need a few more Easter cards and I wanted to create one using the Happy Easter Phrase die. So lets get started with the details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I had this idea brewing in my head for awhile about sponging a sunrise with hills, the cross and the Easter Phrase. I wasn't real sure of how I was going to accomplish all of this but I think it worked out well the way I created my card.

I started by sponging my white cardstock with distress inks. I used hello honey, abandoned coral oxide and wilted violet oxide. I just purchased a few of these oxide inks and they sponge on so smoothly. I really like them. Now I can see why the team loves them so.
Card Panel: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2: I was going to create a slope for my hill and then I decided to use the rock die from the "under the sea" collection. I cut two of them with some soft suede patterned paper. I re-sized them by cutting off of the bottom to create my hills. Just another way to get more mileage out of the dies that you already own.
Step 3: Now for the cross, I just used a stamp I had in my collection and stamped with the help of my MISTI in soft suede ink. I centered the cross in between the slops of the hills. Attached the hills to the sponged sunrise panel. Sponged a bit more of the coral and violet inks to get the color a bit more vibrant.
Step 4: The Happy Easter phrase was just a bit to big to fit this panel so I snipped off the Happy part. Just the word Easter seemed to fit the sunrise background I created.
Step 5: I wanted to layer this image panel on a violet background but I had no cardstock that color. So I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged the outer edges with the wilted violet oxide ink. Now I had the perfect color panel. Attached to the image panel and then attached to my coral card base.
Violet Layering Panel: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Coral Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Step 6: I decided to do a little finish work on the inside of this card. I added several eggs and some of the flowers that are part of the Happy Easter Phrase die.
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea on another way to use the Happy Easter Phrase die on a card. See you next Saturday!

Dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Gorgeous sky for your cross! Lovely Easter card!

Lois said...

This is just lovely, Mary. I love the way you created the sky for Easter morning.

Janja said...

Beautiful! I like the background.

Sherry said...

Absolutely gorgeous. A beautiful Easter card. - hugs, Sherry

Jeanne said...

WOW Mary! This is just beautiful! Love the background and the simplicity!

Anja Ž. said...

What a lovely backround! You made such an elegant card.

SugarShine Designs said...

So beautiful Mary. You hit it on the head - the Reason for the Season! Really stunning. -Janet