Monday, April 14, 2014

Golden Easter Morning with Empty Tomb

"Only the spring breeze steps as lightly as a cat."
                                         ----Theophile Gautier 

Hi, Friends......

I felt very inspired when I saw the Perfectly Rustics Golden Easter Challenge.  I knew I wanted to make a golden Easter card.  I love this stamp of the Empty Tomb.  It's another discontinued Clear Dollar Stamps one from the "Jesus Paid it All" set.  I bought a lot of inspirational sets from them when they were selling out their clear acrylics.  I am so glad I got them when I did.

"He is not here, for He is Risen, as He said." 
Matt 28:6a

I love the overall ombre effect this card has.

Closer shot of my emboss resist background.

I've been playing around making emboss resist backgrounds with my Gelatos on watercolor paper with an ancient set of Rubber Stampede Victorian Butterflies stamps.  This particular one used lemon, mango, tangerine, and a touch of metallic melon Gelatos. 

The butterfly originally had a colorless crystal for the body.  I colored it with pale yellow and pale orange Sharpies to make it a golden orange hue to coordinate better.
The delicate metallic gold lacy ribbon is a thrift store find.  Our area has the absolute BEST thrift store!!!  Can you tell I spend a lot of time there???  :)                 

Here's a last shot at an angle that shows the golden gleam a little better.

Hope this card inspires you to rejoice in our Savior's resurrection this Easter season, and to accept the new life that is available through Him and His sacrifice for our sins on the cross.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Perfectly Rustics Design Challenge #20 - Golden Easter
2.  Totally Papercrafts Challenge #214 Easter 
3.  Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #45 Happy Easter
4.  Just Inspirational  Team A with Stitchy Bear - Embossing
5.  Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Easter/Spring


  1. Beautiful card, love the yellow! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

  2. Lovely embossing. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  3. WOW oh WOW dear Janis!!! This card says it all!!!!! LOVE IT!!! you are totally right about it's overall feel and the gold is perfect for the glow that would have been when finding an empty tomb!! YIPPEE!!!! Thanks heaps for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  4. This card is beautiful. Love your color choices. Thanks for joining us in our Easter Challenge at Totally Paper Crafts
    Julie T

  5. YAY for you dear Janis!!! YOU WON our challenge at Perfectly Rustics!!!!!! So deserved, such an amazing Easter card!!!! CONGRAT'S to you lovely!!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

    1. Thank you so very much for choosing my card as your winner!!



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