Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.  Matthew 28:6

Wishing everyone a blessed Easter.  We're spending the day with hubby's daughter & her family, so I'm not doing any cooking.  Thought I'd share the last of my Easter cards.  
I had the Paper Smooches crosses on my wishlist for a long time.  They're quite inexpensive, so finally put them into my cart.  I actually didn't even realize each one is a solid & an outline until I die cut the first one. They're just the right size & so versatile.  I also "had" to have the Frantic Stamper Arched Labels dies because of a card I received from my blogging friend, Di, using similar ones no longer available. My first card using both new products was very simple with the sentiment inside.  I like the bronze & purple together.   
Next is a card inspired by the beautiful soft watercolor backgrounds my friend Rosemary makes.  
The sentiment from a company no longer in business is stamped in Versafine Smokey Gray.  I might not have used glitter cardstock for the cross, but that's something else I saw Rosemary do.  I'm entering HLS Watercolor  & Anything Goes with Dies.  
My stencils don't get used very much, but I had in mind a long time ago to use this one by TH for an Easter card.  
Here's my first attempt using Distress Ink with a wet brush. You really can't tell it's watercolored, so next time I'll probably just sponge it on. The outline cross is the purple one from the first card & a strip from the same cardstock scrap was added to the card front.  I know my sister & brother-in-law will enjoy this one. 
Thankfully, my friend Darnell made this sweet bunny card, as it reminded me of a very old Magenta stamp I love & never use.

I really didn't know what to do with it, but was happy with the result when I simply stamped it on cream cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia.  You can't beat pink & brown in my book.  The sentiment is an old one by Inkadinkadoo.  I'm entering Penny Black & More & SSS Monday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'll catch up with you soon.
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25 comments:

  1. happy easter, Greta - wonderful cards - love the pink and brown bunny - enjoy your family day!

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  2. Happy Easter, Greta! You are one busy stamper and you always amaze me. Good for you, getting those dies used before they get real old (which is what I do too often). The arch is perfect with the cross, resembling a church window. Love the bunnies, too. Magenta made some beautiful stamps. Sheesh, I remember Darnell's bunny card, and I have a bunny card in the works, but can't seem to get in there to finish it. Soon, though. Also, I was enjoying a little scroll-through and saw that you've retired. Congratulations! I know you're one who will enjoy it thoroughly. It's been fantastic for me!

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  3. beautiful card Greta...what a gorgeous bunny image and I agree pink and brown go so well together...wishing you a very Happy Easter and thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  4. What a lovely stamp. I don't think I have ever done brown and pink together, but it does look lovely so I will give it a go! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

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  5. You have a wonderful set of lovely cards, and I will say right off, #1 is my pick with the wonderful traditional colors of this day. Each is so beautiful, and I enjoyed the sepia bunny. I have a similar Impression Obsession one which I forgot about, hope I can remember for next year. Enjoy your day, and TFS, Happy Easter.

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  6. Happy, happy Easter, Greta! Just love all your beautiful cards, but especially the one with the trio of crosses. Stunning!

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  7. Happy Easter, my friend!! Your cards are beautiful... I especially like the 2nd one! It is so pretty in person!!

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  8. I hope you enjoyed a very Happy Easter and the dinner you didn't have to cook!! Beautiful cards Greta, each and every one!

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  9. Great cards, especially the blast from the past Magenta one. You got it to stamp out real good too. They can be tricky!

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  10. There is something special about the symbolism of the cross and combined with purple, it really makes a statement. On white with the "He is Risen" words, it has a joyful feel and the yellow strokes remind me of the rising sun. Such a sweet Bunny to finish your lovely Easter Collection. Beautiful work. TFS

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  11. Your Easter cards are a delight Greta, each different and have to agree how lovely the purple and bronze coordinates. And the bunny one is adorable and looks perfect in the sepia tones.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  12. These are lovely cards with the cross. It is so impactful and the arched dies are beautiful. The bunny card is vintage looking and very sweet. All of the cards are great.

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  13. HOpe you had a wonderful Easter!! All your Easter cards are so lovely! Each one so unique. I took a second look and can't decide on a favorite...love them all! Take care and have a great week, my friend!

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  14. Gorgeous cards my Friend!
    Happy Easter Monday to you!
    Hugs~

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  15. Hope you had a Happy Easter Greta. Beautiful Easter cards.

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  16. Beautiful Resurrection Day cards!! I love the crosses with the arch. Hope you had a blessed day!

    Are you the Greta that won over at SCT? Hooray!!! Congrats!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  17. Hope you had lovely Easter Greta. Your cards are so lovely. I hardly got any Easter cards done so enjoyed looking at these. The cross die is veryversatile

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  18. Wonderful cards for the Easter holiday Greta. Heartfelt and right on point.

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  19. Just beautiful...love your gorgeous crosses!

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  20. You know, I also ordered those crosses a few months ago but then didn't use them for this Easter. They are still in my NBUS box. Thank you for inspiring me with you wonderful cards!

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  21. Hi, Greta! Your Easter cards are wonderful - each one is unique and oh, so pretty!

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  22. Fabulous set of Easter cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  23. Gorgeous Easter cards, Greta....in fact, I can't even pick a favorite :)
    Hope you had a Joyous Easter with your family!!!

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  24. Happy Easter! What a wonderful showcase. Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge! Jenny x

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  25. wonderful set of Easter cards
    thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
    Barb Housner (DT)

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