Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Always Hope!

Easter is a season of hope - no matter how you celebrate it.  For me personally, Easter has very strong meaning.  It is the season in which we celebrate the fulfillment of Christmas and exactly why the Baby Jesus came to earth in the first place. Easter means the Resurrection of Christ. 

With that in mind, these tulips and the verse blend together beautifully.  Easter IS the HOPE in the Resurrection.  Because of Easter, there is always hope for the future, always hope in the present, always hope in my own faith in the love of God and His redeeming love at work not only in me personally, but in all of the World.  We seldom see exactly how God is working, but we can ALWAYS have the hope that He is!

The tulips here are from Technique Junkie Stamps  S662 Tulips - http://techniquejunkies.com/tulips/   The verse is SD 651 Always Hope - http://techniquejunkies.com/always-hope/. I measured the verse to have the correct size for the yellow and purple card stock underneath the vellum.  I ran the card stock through my Xyron machine in order to stick it to the back side of the vellum. I had to use an adhesive eraser on the bottom left corner of the card stock.  I heat embossed the verse on the vellum and then tore it.  The tulip background was stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I first first inked up the large background stamp with versamark and then with the light blue dye based ink.  Then i was able to cover it with clear embossing powder and heat emboss it.  I colored the the tulips with several shades of Copic markers.

Have a wonderful Easter season.


2 comments:

Hetty said...

Totally beautiful background with tulips, Judy.
Fun and colorful.

Laurel Stimler said...

Beautiful card Judy! Happy Easter! He is Risen!