Sunday, 17 April 2011

Waltzingmouse Easter Blog waltz


Well I'm so please to be taking part in this months blog waltz, because Easter is an incredibly important time of year for me as a Christian, its pivotal to my faith that Christ was crucified and then rose again victorious!

So I scratched my head to figure out how I could incorporate my waltzingmouse stamps into an easter card!
My idea was to use the tree stamps from Teeny trees to create a tomb scene from when Jesus has risen and the stone has been rolled away.


Here's how I did it!

I started by stamping the large oval stamp in pale yellow and warm orange. I masked the bottom half of the oval to make it look like a tomb. I then stamped the small random tree shape in a dark brown to look like the stone was rolled away. Again I masked the bottom to create the ground. I had stamped these shapes onto post it notes and cut out so I could then use them to mask for the inside of the tomb. In black ink I stamped the same random tree shape using the mask. Once I'd done this I added some trees, and then using the main oval mask I sponged the sky using cracked sapphire distress ink, and the bottom using forest moss distress ink.

This shows the masks I cut out to help me stamp my scene.

I then used my cuttlebug and nestabilities circles to cut my scene out, and then layered it onto some sage coloured suede effect  paper, also cut out with a circle die.
I cracked open my brand new Swiss dots embossing folder which I have been wanting for months, and was very kindly bought this week by my dearest Honey! Its just as AMAZING as I had hoped!
I only embossed the top part of the card (5 1/2" white card) onto which I had already printed the phrase "He is risen!" via my computer.
Inside I have also printed 'Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. " John 11v25-26'

A quick ribbon knot and some glue and that was it!
I am really pleased with the way it turned out, especially the ingenious use of the teeny trees stamps to create the scene!-even if I do say so myself!!!!!
I hope you like my card, and have a blessed easter, reflecting on Christs sacrifice for us.

18 comments:

  1. What a lovely card! Thanks for showing us how to do it! You might want to edit your link over at WMS, it is currently sending people to your email address and we are getting a pfishing warning from Blogger.

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  2. Thanks Cyndie for pointing that out, I was beginning to wonder why I had no visits!!!

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  3. I'm so glad you fixed your link so we could find you! What a wonderful card - love your creative design of the empty tomb - this is just lovely!

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  4. So pretty! Love the scene you created! The WM Teeny trees look fabulous next to the tomb!

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  5. VERY creative and pretty! Thanks for the cool tutorial too! :)

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  6. Lovely card! Great idea :)
    Shaz x

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  7. beautiful card symbolizing the reason for Easter.

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  8. Genius!!!! Happy Easter. Had to locate you through a comment on the previous waltzer!!!! Did you get my email?

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  9. Oh that card is amazing! Not only is it so creative, but it turned out looking exactly like a tomb. I can't even believe that those images are from the Teeny Trees set! Earlier I tried your link, so I am so glad that you came back and posted the correct one. I wouldn't have wanted to miss this!

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  10. Oh how creative!! I love that you used your stamps to create a completely different image!! So appropriate too! Thank you so much for waltzing with us!!

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  11. A very clever idea.. you did a fabulous job!

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  12. This is amazing and perfect for Easter! I love (!!!) this!

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  13. This is wonderfully creative and beautiful. Fabulous job!

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  14. So clever, and it really looks like the tomb with the stone rolled away: congrats on a job well done!

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  15. This is so creative - love our card and the colors you used.
    Happy Easter!

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  16. from the moment you showed me this card, Beth - I knew it would be a hit. A true reflection of why easter counts. You are such the "enabler" hun x

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