Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter - Crosses part 1

As I said this year I chose two themes for Easter and these are the first three cards I made using a cross as a theme.

The first card was made using a die-cut system (Cricut with the Inspired Hearts cartridge from Walmart). The image was so beautiful and powerful that I decided to leave it alone except for the addition of the sun behind it. The papers all have a shimmering finish (Bazzill Bassics) except for the cross; which is just a mat finished burned sienna color (DCWV).

The second card was made using a laser cut wooden cross that I found at our local craft store (Micheal's'). I colored it in green, red and gold using magic markers (Sharpie). To emphasize the center I added a faux gems sticker (Stampendous Dot Sparklers - diamond). he background is made up of three rays in white shimmering paper (Bazzill Basics) embellished with gold lines (Starform).

The third card was made using my favorite media: stickers. The cross is a 3D sticker (Studio 112/K&Company/E.K. Success) mounted a circle of metallic copper paper (The Paper Company). The card was covered with more of the metallic paper and then with a patterned paper (DB Designs) trimmed with a deckle edged scissor (Fiskars) and edged with walnut color ink (Ink It-up!). The rays are antique gold stickers (Mrs. Grossman's Design Lines). The text was computer generator and printed on a clear adhesive label.


  1. Beautiful cards John! I like them all & especially the last one. I think the light coming from the cross is what draws me.

    I found your blog through OWH & our upcoming skip this weekend. See you there :)

  2. They are all 3 just stunning John. It is always a pleasure to see the beauty that you create. You have a vision that is unusual.