Cross and Lily

Finally a post!  I have been busy all week with a wonderfully large purchase from Etsy so I haven't had much time to make any other cards or posts!  But that order is finally done, so I'm back!
This card turned out so fabulous!  I just can't stop looking at it, it's so pretty :)
I was really sketchy on how the pink, black, and gray colors would work together but I think it is all fabulous!  I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday for this week.  Originally I had a whole different idea for a Valentine card...but I just couldn't get the image of the cross out of my head!  So I changed gears and went with the cross :)
I embossed the pink background with my D'vine Swirls embossing folder and the white frame around the cross with the Swiss Dots folder.  The frames around the cross are cut from my trusty Lacy Labels cartridge!  I had planned on putting sunburst type accents around the cross but I think this frame worked pretty well since it has a spiked edge.
The cross is cut from the Wedding Solutions cartridge.  The top layer is a white glitter paper.  I really wanted the cross to shine, so that was the point of the glitter paper.  Then I cut out a pink heart, added some glossy accents and clear glitter so it also sparkled, and placed it in the middle of the cross.
On to the flowers!  Those lilies gave me such a headache! 
I made so many of them trying to get them right...I still don't think they are great but better than before!  The first few I made didn't stick together at all!  The next few just totally crumbled in my fingers...seemed like my paper just completely soaked up my glue and became mush...but alas, I finally figured out a few things that made them sturdy and was able to get them put together!  (I watched a few tutorials :) )
The roses are dusted with some pink chalk and then glittered.
As I said before, I just love this card!!
I've entered this card in the following challenges:
    Mojo Monday #227
    Fantabulous Cricut #97-Love is in the Air
    Kaboodle Doodles #105-Hearts and Flowers
    Lexi's Creations #58-Love
    The Pink Elephant #134-Pink
    Ruby's Rainbow #21-Flowers with a bit of Sparkle
    Delicious Doodles #12-All Loved Up
    Stampin Sisters in Christ #125-A Project That Shows Love
Some of these challenges are for "Love" projects, which at this time of year would represent Valentine's Day.  But to me the cross represents the greatest love of all!  So even though it is Valentine's Day soon, the cross will always be the greatest symbol of LOVE in my life!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very cute card, I love the cross! Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

  2. Fabulous card and the lilies came out super gorgeous. :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles :-D xx

  3. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our
    " Flowers with a bit of sparkle " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

  4. my goodness! what a touching work of art!
    love it!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Beautiful!!!!! I love the color combination!!!

  6. Emily, what a beautiful creation. Don't you love it when you give in to your card and listen to it insteady of trying to fight it. I love the 3-d lillies. I am glad that you kept at it to make them. They really make the card. I usually make roses, so I'm inspired to try some lillies now. Thanks for sharing your creation with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the color combination. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  8. What a beautiful card - lovely colours

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon


  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB--hope you join us again!

  10. This is so beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to put these colors together but they work so nicely! Great job.

  11. Fabulous creation - so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges!

  12. Really pretty creation hun!
    Thanks for playing with the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time, and good luck with the draw.
    Teri x

  13. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your pretty card.