I had fun with this. The particular Heartfelt Creations paper scraps I needed to work with seemed suitable for an Easter card. I’ve had this small cross stamp for years and it is just perfect for the center medallion. I used gold embossing powder for the cross and even edged the green scallop with it that I used for it’s base. Can you guess what the rosette is made with? I sliced strips and made the accordion folds myself. It was not easy for me to hold the folds together and plop the pasted punched circle of card stock on top to lock it down. I had sponged edges of the papers with Ranger Oxide Frayed Burlap so this color worked for me. The answer: unbleached coffee pot filter. The sentiment, from an old Stampin’ Up! set, is stamped on a Spellbinders die cut strip and popped up. No other embellishments since the features of the sketch were designed so well. I thought about adding sequins, which I almost always add to my projects, but took another look and decided they weren’t needed.
The Scripture readings at mass now are getting more sad, adding to a heavy heart as I think about the disbelief that plagued the people during that time leading up to the Crucifixion. They claimed to believe in God, the Father, but failed to recognize the Son of God standing in the flesh before them, perhaps because they were all about the material consequences for them if they had to change the order of their ‘religion’ and beliefs.
The end of our time of the Lent draws closer. And searching my pledge to study my faith more deeply and contemplate the Scriptures more often, have fallen short. Would I, too, have been one of those who rejected Jesus back then? I have a couple of centuries of knowledge at my fingertips, all the words spoken to the “Chosen People of God” and meticulously handed down over the ages, and I don’t always take seriously the teachings Jesus gave his disciples for us to follow.
Hopefully this card will reflect the happiness of the Resurrection we all will experience on Easter Sunday!