Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 6-March Easter/Passover - He is Risen! Card

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,
 who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.
See the place where they laid him.
Mark 16 : 6

Welcome to the Third Annual ’25 Days of Christmas’ in conjunction with My Paper, the blogsite for which I am on the regular Design Team – and loving it!  Here’s a bit of an introduction, history and explanation of what you can expect during this 25 Days of December.  Don’t worry if you’ve missed any of the original posts to this point – You can click on links on Melin’s post to get to posts from previous days.  I am posting on Days 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 25, corresponding to the days of this month – and possibly some other days in between, depending on how my time goes…

We have almost 30 designers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create some spectacular projects to share with you! So pull up a comfy chair and get ready to be inspired! There will be daily projects featuring:
* Cricut Cartridges
*Electronic Die Cutting Files
(Svg type, using Pazzles, Silhouette, Gazelle, Cameo type Machines)
*Digital Stamps with Coloring
(Using Copics, Digital and other coloring mediums)
*Stamping and Inking
*Traditional Dies, Punches and all the other tools we love.
A Little Something For EVERY TYPE of "Paper Crafter"

Format: Each day the designers were given a “theme” to work with, so each day will be different.  We will also have a daily FREE Cutting File and a daily FREE Digital Stamp-Printable along with some FREE Royalty-Free Vintage Graphics. Today's theme:

Today’s Theme is for the month of March, during which we celebrate Easter and Passover.  I decided to make a card representing the miracle that although Jesus died on the cross on what we call Good Friday, He did rise from the grave three days later on what we celebrate as Easter Sunday.

Card closed - Cross inside shows through Vellum

Card slightly open -

*  I cut the card from lavender cardstock, using the ‘Scalloped Card Set cf.’  I then embossed the front of it using the polka-dot embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.  I lightly inked the raised dots with a Pearlescent ink.
*  I cut an oval of Vellum slightly larger then the hole left by the previous cut and adhered it to the card.
*  I used the ‘3D Bow and Oval Frame cf’ and cut it from purple polka dot cardstock, then placed it over the Vellum.
*  I cut the ‘Cross and Medallion cf’ from black cardstock and adhered on top of the previous layers.  I then  carefully lined up the cross cut from the design to the inside of the card, so that it would show slightly beneath the Vellum when closed.

*  I punched leaves and tiny flowers using my MS punches, inked the edges, curved all of the pieces using my embossing tool on a foam mat and then adhered them to the card.  I added tiny pearl gems to the flowers.

*  Using my Photoshop 10 program, I typed the sentiment for the card front and inside, printed them, punched them using my scalloped circle punch, inked the edges and adhered to the card using PopDots for a raised effect. I made sure to place the inside sentiment so as not to be seen through the Vellum.  There is room to sign the card toward the ‘margins’ outside of the Vellum oval area – or on the back of the card.

 The files I used are –

As mentioned above, Melin will be giving away FREE digital die cutting files, digital printables and vintage graphics. Please note: Each day we will have new files. Be sure to stop by each day as they will be free one day only! Please also note, the free files will have a price listed by them, but when you add them to your cart to check out, they will be free during the day they are posted only. These files have been generously donated by Be sure to take advantage of the great 50% off sale on all downloadable files through December!

Today’s FREE files are –

Here are just some of the prizes we will be sharing with you!

~ Quick Quotes Prize Pack
~ The Twinery: Twine
~ Gift Certificate
~ Gift Certificate
~ Melinda Beltran: Close To My Heart Stamping Items
~ Miscellaneous Weekly Prizes

We will share details on all of these prizes as the days unfold. 

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Thank you for joining us today. Be sure to go back tomorrow for some more great projects and our new FREEBIES!

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  1. Wow...this is the colors you used!

  2. I love this cutting file and the way you have used it is just fabulous.

  3. Wow, your card is amazing Lynden! You have the true meaning of the season with this beautiful and stunning card!


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