Monday, April 27, 2020

Easter Blessings

Hi, Friends.....

Sorry for the long silences between blog posts. A close relative asked me if I had given up on making cards. I guess maybe I didn't get a Valentine or Easter card sent to her....and so she thought I had quit cardmaking altogether!! Whaaaa---aaat????? HORRORS!! What would I do with all these zillions of supplies in my craftroom if I quit????? lol...
(Incidentally, I have given my hubby and son instructions on what to do with it all if I suddenly drop dead. :o Of course, whether or not they will remember is a different question!! lol...)

Well, I have NOT stopped making cards, but I have been rather negligent at getting things blogged. Before April gets away from me completely, I thought I better blog this Easter card I made from a lovely new die I won recently from Kat Scrappiness. (THANKS, Kat!!!)

I stenciled over a previously made leftover Easter egg dye background. I layered the diecut for a gentle shadow effect. I used scraps for the sentiment panel and the diecut shadow.

Supplies used include:
Kat Scrappiness - Faberge Egg with Cross die
Easter Blessings sentiment from dollar rack
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Multi-Faceted Creative Screenings (retired)
Distress inks
DCWV and Core'dinations scraps

That's all for right now. I will be back later with a Rudolph Days card. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you liked my card.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. NBUS Challenge #13
2. Kat Scrappiness April Challenge - Flowers
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge 113
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #376 - Use Snippets
5. Papercraft Challenges #57 - Easter
6. Double Trouble Challenge #55 - Thing 1: Spring Things
7. Papercraft Business Challenge 28 - Easter
8. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #436-437 - AG
9. Dare2BArtzy April Challenge - Pastels
10. STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge - AG with a stencil


  1. What an elegant and beautiful Easter card. The layering effect looks wonderful. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I really appreciate it x.

  2. Love the layered die and that background is very pretty. Glad you're back in your blog sharing your projects. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, and come back soon.

  3. Beautiful Easter card, I love how you used the two die cuts for the shadow effect. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  4. This is really beautiful, Janis! It looks very elegant and sophisticated and I'm sure it will become a keepsake for the lucky recipient! Speaking of lucky, congrats on your win from Kat!

    And thank you for linking at NBUS! Anything never before used qualifies whether it's years old or minutes old. (Haha, minutes old! Do people actually do that?😊) Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Great background and a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  6. Beautiful Easter card! I love it! And congratulations on winning this stunning die!

    We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  7. Beautiful Easter card. I like the die you used. Glad you are ok--I was wondering.

  8. Gorgeous card Janis! Such pretty colours as well.


    Di xx

  9. I think s lot of us have been rather discombobulated lately, what with the coronavirus having such an impact on every day life. I know that my mojo went out the window and I'm only just now getting back into the swing of things again. Like you, Easter came upon me suddenly and I hadn't made my usual cards to send.
    This one is a real beauty, and how appropriate that you used one of your Easter egg dye backgrounds for the card base. The soft stenciling adds interest but still allows the egg die to stand out, and I love the shadowing effect from your layered die cuts. You can always start on next year's Easter cards now, so you don't get caught again!

  10. Oh, and not to be morbid but I always joke that I need to live a long and healthy life in order to use up most of my craft supplies. I don't want my family to ever know how much stuff I actually own! Joking, but not really.

  11. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the PaperCraft Challenge this time and good luck :)

  12. Lovely Easter card. I especially like the Easter egg die cut. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble Challenge #55.

  13. Really nice made.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)


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