Hello. Welcome to my little crafty blog. I’m sharing an Easter card this week, which I made for my sister. It feels very strange not to be visiting family and friends, and celebrating in church this year as we usually do. I have to say, however, that this period of lockdown is making me really appreciate some of the things in life I’d previously taken for granted – everyday freedoms that I didn’t think about most of the time.
I reflected in my last blog on being able to listen to birdsong in a London garden, and this week we’ve spent some time out in the evenings looking at the stars now the skies are so much clearer. My son found a great app called Starwalk, that shows you which constellation you’re looking at when you point your phone at the sky. It seems to me that there is a real analogy at the moment between the Christian season of Lent (a time of withdrawal, fasting and reflection) followed by the sorrow of Good Friday and the hope from Christ’s resurrection on Easter Day, with our current situation as we live through the Coronavirus pandemic.
My card this week picks up that sense of hope for Easter, with flowers blooming over the cross. This set, “Tina’s floral spray” from Claritystamp, is one of my favourites at the moment as it’s so versatile. It basically uses the same technique as my very first blog from a few weeks ago, with the addition of the cross.
I stamped the floral spray onto a background made from mopping up left over ink on a blending mat. I then added the colour into the flowers and the leaves with the other stamps in the set
I wanted to add the cross behind the flowers, so cut masks from a Post-It note (using the sticky end!) to cover up the two lower flowers and then stamped the cross in black (this one is from a set called “Easter Blessings” by Paper Smoochies).
At this point, the cross seems to be floating in mid air, so I grounded it by using a small piece of torn copy paper and sponging ink along the edge to catch the bottom of the cross on a small hill
I finished the card by adding a sentiment (this one is from Claritystamp), then matted it on green card and mounted on a 7×7 card blank.
So wherever you are, I pray you have a happy and blessed Easter. Take care and stay safe