The idea for this Easter card began while I was on vacation. The song, Amazing Grace, kept running through my mind, and I thought of using the word “amazing” from our Celebrate You Die Set. And, guess where I would find the word, “grace.” Yep, the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set!

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Amazing Grace Easter Card with Cross of Hope

 

I really liked my wooden cross from a recent card I made, so I grabbed my brand new pack of Wood Textures DS Paper, and cut a cross using a cross from the Cross of Hope Die Set. I cut several and layered it, so it would look like a real piece of wood. I just read in our Stampin’ Up Success magazine that the Wood Textures DSP is carrying over to the new catalog. Yay! It will be available for another year! Since I was out of conservation mode, I used it as a layer on the Thick Whisper White card base. 

The top layer would be Whisper White, and I stamped the beam of light from the Amazing You Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight. For some texture, I used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, which is also carrying over to the new catalog. Double Yay!

 

Are you curious about my rainbow words? This was inspired by the Paper Players challenge.

I used the Aqua Painter with five colors of ink, and painted across a piece of Glossy White cardstock. After it dried, I used the die from the Celebrate You Die Set (also carrying over to the new catalog, triple Yay!) to cut the word “amazing.” I layered it for thickness, and glued it over the cross. I really like the way it shines.

Next, the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set comes into play. If you missed my tips on making it easy to use, here you go.

Tips on Using the Labeler Alphabet While Vacation Continues

 

I used a slightly different method this time, because I wanted each letter to be a different color. I left them on the sheet, but just pressed the letter I was using onto the ink pad. I needed to be careful when stamping on the cardstock to leave enough space for unwanted ink. Then, I cut them out individually.

I thought it was rather remarkable that the letters, G-R-A-C-E, fit perfectly between the stripes. God is full of surprises!

I used a piece of Painted Autumn DSP to decorate the envelope flap, stamped Happy Easter on the inside, and other than writing a personal note, my card is ready to send.

I hope you’ve been inspired by my Easter card. Have a wonderful day!