Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's Palm Sunday

...so let me post an Easter card I made months ago.


size 4.25" square


This Hero Arts dogwood stamp is beyond gorgeous and is a nice variation for an actual cross. The dogwood has long symbolized the cross because its four petals have indentations or holes on the end and hints of pink or red, symbolizing the holes and blood from the nails that held Jesus on the cross. The center of the bloom looks spiky, like the crown of thorns.

The crucifixion in a flower. Pretty cool. And pretty.

I stamped the flowers in pale pink after masking off the top third of the card with a post-it. Then I drew a line with a silver metallic marker and metal ruler. The sentiment came next, but the card lacked something, so I added the three silver half-beads as an accent.

Love it!

Happy Palm Sunday to you all!

Supplies
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memento
Paper: PTI white
accessories: silver marker, half-beads, ruler, post-it to mask

17 comments:

  1. What an absolutely fabulous card. Thanks for the story.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Myrna

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  2. Exquisite. I seem to recall the story of the dogwood blossoms. Funny, they were my late mil's favorite flower. And I have a silk bunch in my bedroom. But your card, oh your card. It truly is beautiful. Bev

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  3. I didn't know that about the dogwood. I always love to learn new traditions etc. Beautiful card, lovely colours. xx Maggie

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  4. Love this card! So elegant. I know you've mentioned it before but could you post what brand of metallic marker you use??

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  5. Lovely card, and Happy Palm Sunday to you, too!

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  6. The dogwoods usually bloom for Easter here in NC, but Easter's early, and the weather's chilly. Your card is perfection!

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  7. Fabulous looking card.
    I have that stamp as well and sure do like what you had done with yours..
    Nice CAS card.

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  8. I never knew that about the dogwood! Love learning something new! Thanks for sharing. Your card is just beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful, Susan. I have never inked this stamp - feel the urge to now :)

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  10. I have never heard of the link between dogwood blossoms and the cross either....we have dogwoods but sadly they have never blossomed in 30 years so we just enjoy the red stems every year....this is a lovely dogwood stamp...the one I have is by Flourishes. Beautiful card...as you do so well...just enough!

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  11. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card!

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  12. I've known the legend of the dogwood for most of my life, but never thought of using a dogwood image for an Easter card. What a great idea! Dogwood trees were one of my mother's favorite and I miss the ones that were in my yard back in Ohio. Now, I live at an altitude where I can't put any in my yard so I collect them in rubber stamp images! LOL!

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  13. Beautiful card, beautiful story of the dogwoods and the cross ... Anita :)

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  14. Just perfect and pink too, what could be nicer :) Viv xx

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  15. I'm not a huge fan of pink, but what else should a dogwood (which I love) be? The addition of the silver touches make it a winner.

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