Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter - He is Risen

The idea for this card using a tomb background was in my head last year - I tried several layouts and finally put them away in a file....revisiting the idea again recently.  None had the impact I was looking to achieve for this stunning image.  At last I had a 'light bulb' moment and decided to use a "Z" fold card to be able to fit all the images I wanted this card to have. 
The image of Jesus on the cross is a digital stamp (that I have used several times) - it was colored in Copic markers and popped up on the front of the card.  The tomb was the real challenge, you just don't find tomb stamps on the market.   I used some other digital art that was basically the tomb entrance and embellished it with my fine point sharpie marker.  I had a small rock stamp that I used and scanned, flipping it to create the surrounding ground.
When the card is folded flat you do not see the tomb entrance- instead you see the cross and the rocky background - this conveys the Good Friday message I was hoping for.

When you open the card you see the full picture - Easter is so meaningful to me as a believer I really wanted a card with impact!  To me this portrays how death could not hold HIM.

Whenever I do this style of card I put my sentiment or message on the back - there is also a place on the separate small flap for my logo stamp - then it all folds down nicely to fit in an envelope.  I couldn't have done this card without my Silhouette Cameo to cut the panels and background.  I also imported the images and used it to cut them out.
I will admit this card took some work, mainly because I had an idea in my head and I knew I wasn't going to be happy until it became a reality.  This is exactly what I love about coloring and creating cards - the challenge of having the finished product look the way I saw it when I closed my eyes and imagined it.

Materials:  Digital image/stamp by Hassified, Copic Markers, Printer, Computer, Silhouette Cameo, card stock, Sharpie marker
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