Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Easter Cards - yes! I still make cards! :)

I recently purchased some stamp sets from Verve. I'd been looking for elegant scripture stamps for LONG time, and these are just gorgeous. I love their "Plain Jane" collection too - individual verse stamps for just $3!

All of these cards feature the Verve Easter set "Everlasting Life" as well as Floral Tapestry papers by CTMH, and embellishments (buttons, waxy flax, ribbon, brads, mini brads) by CTMH. I also used my piercing tool and a few punches to add some pizazz.

For each card I used a "paper piecing" technique. I stamped the cross/lily image onto patterned paper and cut out the image. Then I stamped again onto plain cardstock and glued the cut out images to it. This is how the cross can look textured, but still have detailing swirling around it on the plain cardstock. Clear as mud?

Here are a few close ups:




9 comments:

Katie Paterson said...

These cards are beautiful!!

PaperCrank said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I keep hoping CTMH will come out with some elegant Scripture verse stamps.

sharalyns said...

Those are gorgeous stamps!!! You made beautiful cards! :-)

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards Nona!

Allison said...

I love these cards! Very nice job :)

Carla Harrah said...

Just Beautiful!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oooo, Nona! These are beautiful! I have some of that paper left and this is a great occasion for it. TFS!

I love how you are so creative with so many crafts.

Barb said...

Just lovely, Nona! The pairing of this stamp set with that paper pack is perfect!

Jane ... said...

Beautiful cards, Nona, and the scripture stamps are just what I've been looking for. Thanks for the heads up. Love your paper piecing and all your designs!