Hello crafty friends. It’s Good Friday today, when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus so I felt I should share an appropriate card. I’ve used a really old image from Claritystamp that I’ve had for years- the stained glass Easter window, which I don’t think is available anymore. I took the layout for this from CAS Colours and Sketches – in fact it was their sketch that made me think of this stamp, as I hadn’t used it this year.
I stamped the image in black Archival onto a square of white card that I’d cut to fit a 5×5 card blank. I have to admit that I really like the graphic design of this stamp.
I stamped it again onto a piece of scrap paper, which I then cut in half along the horizon in the image. I masked off an area around the image using low tack tape, covered the ground area with the scrap paper & then brushed ‘salvaged patina’ Distress Oxide into the sky and around the outer area. (I hope that makes sense – I had taken a photo at this point to show you, but then managed to delete it!) I then covered the sky area with the other piece of the paper, and brushed ‘bundled sage’ across the ground. I used a waterbrush and piece of kitchen towel to lift the ink from the window frame, then added ‘rustic wilderness’ to the trees.
I finished by stamping the sentiment in black, then attached the topper to a 5×5 card blank.
Thanks for dropping in. It always seems so strange that today is called Good Friday, when there’s not anything nice and happy about it for Christians (by contrast the Germans call it Karfreitag, which means ‘Sorrowful Friday’). I had a quick look to find out the origins of the name – some suggest that it’s a corruption over the centuries of ‘God’s Friday’. If you want to know more, follow this link to Christianity.com’s website