Friday, March 26, 2010

He is Risen!

Good morning girls! I'm so glad you stopped by today. I am very excited about the card I have to share today and have a lot to say about it (for a change) so make sure you have your coffee and settle in for a chat!

This week the designers at Sugar Creek Hollow are creating Easter cards, using the sketch below.

I wanted to use the eggs image that was last week's free image and started doing some research on the symbolism of Easter eggs. I learned that originally, the eggs were dyed red to symbolize the blood of Jesus and I immediately thought it would be neat to make red eggs. I also saw a photo of the (Ukranian?) eggs that are decorated with wax before being dyed to reveal the pattern. This is an easy thing to recreate on paper using the wax resist technique.

My final color combo of red, black and white was inspired by a bag of jelly beans that my little man brought home from MDO earlier in the week. Each color symbolized something and I was thinking of the black symbolizing our sins and the white symbolizing how the blood Christ shed cleanses us. The greatest sacrifice of all. I hope that you experienced Jesus' love and His sacrifice for you.

Other than that, lots of layers and embellishments. This card is also larger than normal - about 5 x 6 1/2.

A couple of reminders for Sugar Creek Hollow - today is Friday so be sure to go grab this week's free image - it's just wonderful for spring! There is a bit of time left to enter this week's Sensational Saturday Sketch challenge. And a new sketch posted tomorrow that I hope you'll create with as well. Be sure to link your cards up so we can see them! New Releases coming up and a blog hop too! Lots of excitement - hope to see you there! There is a great tutorial on creating vintage style cards over at the store blog too if you've been wondering how to "vintage-ize" your card be sure to take a peek - Linda did a terrific job with it!
Be sure to see what the other designers have done with this sketch. I've been able to have a sneak peek and you will not be disappointed!
 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
StephanieTracy ♥
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I am also entering this card in a few other challenges today!
Of course, it fits the Cuttlebug Challenge for this week
Sew Many Challenges - use punches
Stampin for the Weekend - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Dimension
I Love Digi - Easter
PaperPlay - Easter
ABC Challenge - Q is for Quote
Stamp with Fun - Easter
PaperCutz - Easter


Joan said...

Beautiful card Cassie - Love those fancy eggs!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a pretty card! I think the colors you used are very striking.

Thank you for participating in the Sew Many Cards Challenge this week!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is gorgeous. i used to make ukranian easter eggs (or russian). it was a long, tedious job and you could not eat the eggs afterwards as the dyes were poisonous, but the eggs sure were gorgeous.

the story i heard was that as the blessed mother's tears fell, they fell on the eggs & colored them!

but your card is still beautiful no matter the story!

Primitive Paper said...

Cassie, I have never heard the story of the red easter eggs. Thank you so much for sharing this and your SUPER card with us. This is just outstanding!

{Jane} said...

Beautiful simple card

Thanks for joining us on ABC & I LOVE DIGI :)

Hugs Jane x

Martha said...

just amazing, love it.

Elaine said...

Oooh what a beautiful card, love the red, black and white, so striking :)

Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi :)

Elaine x

coldwaters2 said...

How beautiful is this and the history behind it's creation wonderful colours thank you for joining the challenge at SMC this week

Lorraine x GDT

Dragonlady said...

HI there

It's nice to see something a bit different, the colours are really effective. Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi.

Hugs Ali x

Stephanie said...

Just love this card, so stunning with the black,white and red.

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Suzi said...

Stunning colour combo. The design is fab. So glad you joined us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Suzi x

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining SMC's challenges with your very nice card.

Loretta said...

Wow! Your colours for this Easter card make me think of traditional Ukrainian eggs! Gorgeous!

Eiglas said...

Super 'real' Easter card Hunni!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colour combo and how you've decorated the eggs, it's stunning!

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T for our Easter challenge and good luck.

Rose x

Karin said...

Love those detailed corners! Thanks for playing at I Love Digi!

Helen Dooley said...

Great card. Thanks for playing at PCC this week.

Paul said...

Such a different looking easter project. Thanks for joining us at the I LOVE DIGI CHALLENGE, hope to see more in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Cassie Your card is beauitufl..
always a delight to catch up with your beautiful creations..TFI
Hope your enjoying your weekend:)xxx

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful how you did the eggs! Thanks for joining us this week at PCC!

Terry said...

Love your card!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Lynn said...

A wonderful color combo card with a lovely sentiment indeed :)lynn

Poppy said...

lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

Nancy said...

This is so pretty, Cassie:O) Love the papers and great design.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Mummylade said...

such a classy card. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this week and good luck.

Anonymous said...

What a cute and classy card! I like it. and those fancy eggs! It makes me smile.
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Bev said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Digi!
Dee (Spryte)

Cathy said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Cassie. I love the emboss resist.. I have not used that in so long.. Great card.. Just checking in on my 2RB gals..miss you.

Milliesmarvels said...

Beautiful card, I love the eggs and the colour combo you chose.
Thanks for joining us for the I love Digi Challenge.

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours!
Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck

Kimmi x

Nancy said...

Such a striking card!! Love the colors...and whoa, that's a lot of challenges!!