Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's Easter?

This will be my first attempt to make an Easter card. 

Easter to many people is a holiday filled with eggs, bunnies and such while Christmas, an even more well received and celebrated event worldwide has been associated with Santa Claus, snowman, reindeer, hollies, turkey and etc. But do people remember that Easter (though not as popular as Christmas) is also an important day? - literally 'for Christ sake'.

Sometimes, I do wonder if people know what they are celebrating. No offense, I know fairytale is fun and I like them too but I really do wonder if people (the non church goers) remember what Easter is all about? 

To me, Easter is the completion of the Christmas story... Jesus' purpose on earth in a full cycle. 

Although it's more cheery and fun to make cards with colourful eggs and fluffy bunnies, I opt to remind myself and people around me that Easter is but the sacrifice the Son of God made for the salvation of mankind.  Well, I thought it could be quite difficult to make a card with such serious notion about death (unless it's for Halloween). But then I came across some suitable stamps at the recent Big Stamping & Scrapbooking Fair. Saw this crown of thorns and the bible and immediately thought I just need to have it as it's not the typical kinda stamp image we would see everyday.

So this is my take for Easter card.

Stamps: Bible & Crown Of Thorns (Stamp Away), Sentiment (RubberNecker)
Paper: 5"x7" Opalescent White Card (Royal Langnickel),  Connemara (Laura Ashley)
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Memento), Old Paper & Walnut Stain (Distress)
Promarkers : Saffron, Coral, Satin, Crimson, Canary, Soft Lime, Amethyst, Prussian, Leaf Green, Blender 
Accessories: 2cm width Forest Green Satin Ribbon
Tools: Ornamentel Die (Tim Holtz)

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Have a Blessed Easter everyone. May we all be touched once more by His saving grace this season.



  1. What a beautiful Easter card, I love your crown of thorns, you lovely lilies and yummy bow. Thanks you for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  2. Beautiful easter cards! I love the ribbon you have chosen! Thanks for playing at ABC!

  3. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  4. Wow! This is amazing

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


  5. A lovely set of Easter cards with sumptuous ribbons to adorn them.

    Thanks for joining us this week with our Easter ribbons challenge over at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn ;0

  6. Beautiful Easter card! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Easter Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  7. Thank you for your post and for your extremely exquisite card to celebrate the beginning of "Hope". Please join us again soon at SCH!!
    Easter Blessings!
    SCH DT

  8. So beautiful! Truly captures the essence of Easter. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!
    Sharon, SCH-DT

  9. What a beautiful easter card - thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week. Sheena xx

  10. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  11. What a gorgeous creation love the colours
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la