Last Fall, I bought the stamp set Crosses of Hope, a beautiful set with three very distinct crosses. I couldn’t help but to think this would be a very purposeful set when Easter rolls around. Guess what! Easter is here, so I pulled out the set and played around with it. Here’s what I made:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- The cross. The entire card starts with the cross. I embossed it on Whisper White with Early Espresso embossing powder. Since the stamp is designed with a negative image, it’s a perfect image to heat emboss. After the powder was heated and set on the paper, I added colors inside the flowers and leaves. With my Stampin’ Write Markers, I just brushed and tapped in the open spaces to add beautiful pops of color.
- Color scheme. The Early Espresso cross is dark and solid, but I really wanted the colors of the little flowers and the green of the leaves to pop, so I designed the rest of the card to be packed with neutrals. No matter where the image is placed, your eye goes right to pops of color. Mission accomplished.
- The borders. Since I received my Pop-up Posies Kit, I have been looking for ways to use the embossed paper tags. I love these things, so I have to find the right place to use them. A celebration of Easter is a perfect occasion, don’t you think? The oval fits perfectly inside the tag, and the cross pops right out of the oval. The combination really works.
Stamp sets: Crosses of Hope, Delightful Dozen Inks: Early Espresso Papers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron Accessories: VersaMark, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Write Markers (Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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