Saturday, March 9, 2013

Easter Stained Glass and Cross 'Z-fold' Card

Jesus is not here! He has risen!
Remember how he told you he would rise.
Luke 24 : 6

Welcome to An Elegant Touch’s and’s ‘24 Carrot EGG-stravaganza Blog Hop’!  With Easter just around the corner we wanted to share some of our ideas and give you some inspiration for your Easter projects! 

If you've come from visiting Sheena’s blog  at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to  and start at the beginning.

For today’s Hop I made a 'Z-fold' Card to send to a Dear Loved One, as we remember the Reason for this holiday.  I used 2 of Melin’s NEW cutting files to make this card that will stand on its own as a display remembrance.

Card standing open
Card closed
Card propped

*  I used sage parchment cardstock for the base of the card and incorporated lavender and black – this being my favorite color combination and representing 3 elements of Easter and Spring.    To me, Sage green represents the awakening newness of Spring – Lavender represents the peace those who have accepted Jesus into their hearts may have, and Black represents His taking our sins upon Himself as He died and was resurrected.

*  The card is a 4.25 x 11” piece of cardstock, scored and folded at 5.5” from one end and then at 2.75” on the opposite end.

*  I ‘sized’ and cut the elements in SCAL3 and cut them on my Silhouette CAMEO.

*  One can make the front piece in any fashion that would allow it to just tuck under something attached to the top of the ‘back’ section.

*  I included a Sentiment printed on Vellum and edges inked that hides behind the front piece – for this card, a Bible verse.  There is space for a personal message on the sage middle section.

*  I embossed the Lavender plain and patterned sections.  I adhered them to Black Cardstock = then adhered that to the card.

* I raised the Stained Glass section and the Cross with tiny PopDots.

I saw the idea for this ‘Z-fold’ Card on Pinterest – a much different décor – and was led to the instructions on the Splitcoaststampers site – I’ll be happy to send the .pdf, if you request it, or if you are a Member, you can find it there.

Here are the Files I used –

Melin has graciously offered each of us on the Hop with a specific File for us to offer to a fortunate Hopper this weekend!  Mine to Give Away is this cute cutting file –  Winners will be chosen by -

To be eligible to win this, I ask that you:

*  Follow my blog here -  ;-}
*  Follow my ‘An Elegant Touch’ Pinterest Board, at the least – Follow more, if you like! 
*  Then - Leave a Comment here – BE SURE to include your eMail Address so that you can be notified and receive the File, if you win, after the drawing on Monday - and your blog address, so I can visit YOU, too!

Now it’s time to hop on down the bunny trail . . . to Charlotte’s blog  at Be sure to visit each blog for a chance at winning some Easter-y blog candy!

I wish You a Blessed Easter holiday as we remember the Reason that we celebrate it!  Thank You for popping in here -  Come again!  ;-}


  1. Beautiful card Lynden, love the embossing and the die cut that you used! Your cross is just fabulous and such an important part of Easter! Great job!

  2. Lynden, what an elegant card! Love how it folds! You did a marvelous job on it! :)

  3. Beautiful card! I love the detail of the cross and the style of this card :)

    Hugs, Sheena

  4. A very thoughtful and elegant card. Love the Z fold idea.

  5. This card is really very elegant and I love the purplecolour you used.
    xxx Michelle

  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! How lovely! The color combination you used is perfect!



  7. Beautiful card and I love the cross. Also like the easel part - your card is the true meaning of Easter.

  8. Love your cards. They are elegant and fabulous.

  9. Thank you for the great explanation of the colour scheme. Love this card - it is kinda an easel in reverse isn't it. I think I will be inelligible to win your prize as I don't do FB or pinterest but I would love you to come visit my blog at

  10. this is truely a lovely card just looking at it you already know its easter..Beautiful and ful of meaning.

  11. This just touched my heart. Thank you for sharing this amazing card. Love it and I am a new follower of all. Can't wait to check out your pinterest boards. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  12. Lynden, this is simply lovely. Beautifuly put together. TFS


  13. Hi Lynden, I love your z-fold card, this is the first time I have seen this shape of card and I love the digis you have used on it. TFS. I have hit the button below to subsribe by email but if that is not the right way will you please let me know? Thanks

    Michelle E xx

  14. Lynden your card is beautiful! I love all the special meanings you have incorporated :)
    Happy Easter!

  15. Very nice card. Good design and colors.

  16. Your Easter card is beautiful!!!! Love the colors and the files you used!!

  17. Oops - forgot my e-mail address

    New follower to blog, pinterest and your fb page and great card you have made.

  19. Your card is absolutely beautiful!!

  20. Beautiful fancy pancy card!! I love cards that actually reflect the Easter season correctly!!

  21. Beautiful card.
    Rae Ann O.

  22. The card is so nice. I love the way you made it with the cross, and the colors. Thank you for giving us chance to win your prize. Sandy

  23. Oh my your card is wonderful I don't have that machine but love the fold of the card. I will go look for it and have become a follower on all your sites. Thanks for the chance to win the free digi. Now the free digi is something I will use. My blog addy is and my email is
    Linda K.
    Thanks for sharing your site.

  24. What a gorgeous card and so many detailed cuts Lynden. Certainly shares the true meaning of Easter.

  25. Very Lovely. Thanks for the inspiration. You show so much meaning in your work. Have a Blessed Easter

  26. Fab! loving the blog hop and a new follower too!

  27. Gorgeous, elegant card.

    vwilson577 at

  28. It's beautiful! You always think of all the little details that push your work to the "super special" level. Great job!


  29. Love Love Love your card. It is beautiful and it is great to see something that truly represents what Easter is about. TFS
    upnseams at gmail dot com

  30. This card design is great! I love the cors you used. And I just love the way your card captures the meaning of EASTER.


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