Today is Good Friday - a day of paradox. Profound sorrow leading to profound joy. It took me until I was an adult to begin to truly wrap my head around this (and the movie, The Passion, was crucial in helping me even begin to understand it in a deeper manner....).... Where was I? Oh yes. Good Friday.
It is a gloriously sunny morning and I was just blessed to spend a few minutes with someone who began as an acquaintance, became a customer, and quite quickly became a valued friend. I wanted to give her something to let her know how blessed I feel to have met her, and to wish for her a wonderful, peace-filled and joyful Easter. So I made her a card I know she will appreciate. And I wanted to share it with you too.
I stamped the grass from Inspired By Nature in Lucky Limeade, then mounted 2 crosses onto the card front. (Run your cardstock through the Big Shot with the Lattice Die, then selectively trim away a few rings to leave the cross shape). The black cross is adhered directly to the card since death is but a shadow, and the victorious white cross is raised up on dimensionals just offset from this. The white cross was then covered with dazzling diamonds glitter.
A few butterflies (Beautiful Wings embosslit), blossoms (Itty Bitty Punch) and basic pearls, and a Happy Easter from the Delightful Dozen stamp set, and my card was ready to give to my dear friend.
Believe it or not, this is actually a Fast and Fabulous card - in keeping with my Friday venture. It did not take a long time to make. But the sentiment and love it carries to my friend are meant to last a lifetime.
To all of you - Happy Good Friday. And may you each enjoy a glorious and joy-filled Easter!
God Bless, ~Cynthia <><