Friday, March 30, 2018

Week 293: CROSS~ Hold on to Hope Stampin UP

 In honor of Good Friday today I wanted to make a lovely Cross card, and I'm so surprised to find a challenge to play along with too.  So I will be submitting this card to: Casology
I think if it were not Good Friday I would have maybe tried thinking outside the box of the obvious and went for a rail road crossing sign.  Because we live right next to the train yard, so I guess trains are always on my mind.  Nevertheless, I chose my stampin up set called Hold on to Hope and went with a cross.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.  I masked off the little rectangle area to sponge in some color, and then I centered the cross perfectly.. NOT!!!  can you believe that?  after all the lovely sponging inside the lines of my homemade stencil.. I couldn't center the beautiful cross.  (sigh)  Any ways I thought it needed just a little something more, almost like a sign that "hope" is indeed on it's way on Sunday.  So I die cut out a tiny slim cross in silver foil paper.. and boy folks it just popped.  I even took a picture with the flash.. it's like illumination..for the Resurrection to come.  I love it. 
I'm also adding a picture of this little feathered friend visiting my yard.  I only took like 25 pictures to get one good one.. Such is my life.  But so thankful for this nice shot with all the details in his coloring.
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  1. Hello there PJ, what a wonderful card you have made.I love the ink blending inside the rectangle area that you did using your homemade stencil. The slim cross in silver foil sure shines bright as a sign of hope. Thank you for playing along with us at CASology challenge this week. Hugs - Bharati

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the effect that you made blending the ink! Great job as always!

  3. A beautifully clean & simple design! I love the shimmer of the cross! Your feathered friend is a beauty also! :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over at CASology!


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