The Hope of Easter

This post is a really sad one for me to we start our last challenge at Meljen's Designs.  I have loved this team from the moment I joined and it's so hard to see this wonderful business close.  But I know that whatever Melissa decides to do, she will smash it!  She's just an incredible woman and I'm so thankful that I had the chance to be a part of her team full of amazingly talented ladies!

Our theme this week is Easter.
I was asked by a very supportive family member to make up some Easter cards for her.  I don't normally do anything for this holiday because it can be a little tricky...and I get a little torn on what to make.  But I have had this Easter Cross image for so long and have been dying to put it on a card.  So I printed it off and set to work.

The background was inspired by a really cool background die that I saw from Taylored Expressions called the Ray of Sunshine.  I loved that it had divides between each section and wanted to replicate that for the background of this card.  So I went to my sunray cut file in my Silhouette Studio and tried a few things out.  I ended up just doing a little offset option which adds a frame around the cut lines, and did a lot of piecing together.  To make it easier on myself, I left everything on my cutting mat while I added the colors.  That way it was all stuck in place and I didn't get their placement mixed up when I went to assemble it all.

Since the background was so vibrant, I kept the rest of the card simple.  I cut the cross image out with an oval die cut and added a scallop frame behind it for some extra detail that wasn't distracting.  Printed off and die cut a fitting sentiment and it was all done!  I really love this card!  The background is so awesome and it's perfect matched with this sweet cross image!!

Be sure to stop by and join in this challenge!  And remember there is a 50% off sale going on at the shop until the end of March before the store closes.  So run on over and pick up all of Melissa's crazy adorable images!!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Artistic Inspirations #128-Anything Goes/Easter
    Creative Fingers #72-Anything Goes
    Inky Impressions #202-Bold and Bright
    Our Daily Bread #231-Easter/Spring Religious Inspiration
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! <3


  1. I love this Easter card. The sunray background is perfect. Love the simplicity of it.

  2. Lots of love and care went into the design!! Perfect Easter card! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. WOWZA on the background here girl!! You are on a roll with!! Stunning colors and such a beautiful design!! :)

  4. What a beautiful and cheery Easter card!! I just love your colors in the background as well as the sunray design!! Beautiful frame for the beautifully colored cross!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  5. Love your card colors and the coloring on the cross is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions! Maria