Thursday, March 20, 2014

Easter Cards + Winner announced from New Stamp Release Post!

 Hello Friends,

It is TIME to begin making those Easter cards!  There are two times a year, in particular, where we get to share Jesus with those we love through a 'holiday card' and it's usually well-received, even by the most resistant to Jesus and Scripture that we know:  Christmas and Easter.  It is a time to get Scripture into cards because we know that 'faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God', so join me in making cards with God's Word in them and sending them to those who love the Lord as encouragement and fellowship, and those who have yet to know Him!

I will start us off this week with a card I made that uses our brand new HYMN GIRLS: MARCH, who is holding a cross next to her heart.  I simply took some distress ink in tye dye and sponged the left and right side of her quickly to give her color (love these new Hymn Line stamps that are THAT easy to add color to and use!).  I also used Inspired Stamps: ELEGANT EASTER for the outside verse and the main sentiment inside.  I used BIND AND STITCH for a stitched look around the outside of the pieces.  I always add the Scripture that gives the gospel in a card to those who do not know Him...'for it is the power of God unto salvation' (Romans 1:16).  This stamp is one of the Single Scripture Stamps: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.  All of these stamps and more  can be found under the EASTER category on the online store by clicking here:
 In the piece at the inside top of my card I used Momento ink: London Fog and stamped one time on a piece of scratch paper and then the 2nd time without reinking to get the 'shadow' effect of the 3 crossed above the stamped Scripture (shown above)  I inked all my edges in this card with Distress Ink: Tye Dye.
This is the sentiment that comes on the ELEGANT EASTER stampset and I love using it!

Here are the other BEAUTIFUL Easter Cards made by the Design team this week:
Jamie starts us off with this beautiful Easter card using HYMN GIRLS: MARCH and one of our Single Scripture Stamps, John 14:6

Next up is Deneen, who used some beautiful patterned papers and then showed us how to add stamped embellishments to bring great color to it using elements from Spring Sketches and 1" Circle Sentiments:

Chere made a couple really lovely cards using HIS CROSS stamp set:
Belinda showed us HYMN GIRLS: MARCH also, with a very springy color choice!
And our newest design team artist, Shanta, used HIS CROSS stamp set as well for her Scripture in this lovely card:
Thank you all for your beautiful cards to inspire us to get started on our own and, the key being, mail them out :o)

We have drawn our winner from last week's new Stamp Release comments and the winner is...

Congratulations to Renee Atkinson who commented on our New Stamp Release Post and said she loves all the new Hymn Girls---so we are sending her one for free!  Email us with your mailing address by April 1st to CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!  You can either choose one of the Hymn Girls or we'll just surprise you!!

We will have the next installment of our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling Your Bible Study up later today!
Have a blessed day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for some exciting news!
Antoinette and the DT  (we are shipping most orders out SAME DAY they are placed!)

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Easter cards, ladies, and congratulations to Renee. Linda E.


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