• I haven’t posted anything new since last Tuesday. My card ideas were one big jumble in my head. I had ideas but I just couldn’t put them together enough to come up with one cohesive idea – until today.
  • Stampin’ Up’s “His Love” stamp set is very appropriate with Easter one month away. One additional element I wanted to add that is not part of the stamp set is the sash that is typically draped around the cross in Christian churches at Easter time.
  • Crosses are typically draped in purple beginning on Ash Wednesday – the first day of Lent. The purple sash signifies life over death.
  • Beginning on Easter Sunday, the purple sash is changed to a white one which signifies new life through the resurrection of Jesus.
  • This is not a lesson in religion, but rather an explanation of traditions in the Christian church for those who may not know.
  • Here is how I made the card.

Supplies and Measurements

  • Stamp set: His Love (Stampin’ Up)
  • Layering Oval dies 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Basic white card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gorgeous Grape layer 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Highland Heather layer 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • White layer 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″
  • Scrap piece of white cardstock to stamp cross image
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper snips (to fussy cut cross)
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal

Instructions

  • Stamp cross image on scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut
  • Nest the smaller die inside the larger die on Gorgeous Grape cardstock and die cut it using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine
  • Now let’s see if I can properly explain the next step so that it makes sense:
    • Lay the bottom of the oval die across the top of the cross (like a collar) and fold it down behind the cross. See the picture below. You might have to do some pressing to get it to sit straight.
    • Make a slant cut on each side of the oval at the bottom like in the picture below.
    • Fold in half up at a slant and then fold the bottom at a slant in the other directions so it makes a drapery fold.
    • You may have noticed I used a stitched shape oval die on my card, but the jury is still out whether I like it vs just the plain layering oval dies. You can choose whichever one you like better. Or you don’t have to use it at all.

Assembly

  • Put just a touch of liquid glue under the front collar of the purple sash to adhere it to the cross
  • Put dimensionals on the back of the cross and set it aside
  • Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″ card layer using black ink
  • Peel off the paper backing from the dimensionals on the back of the cross and adhere above the sentiment.
  • Now adhere that layer to the Highland Heather cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Put dimensional on the back of the Highland Heather layer and adhere it to the Gorgeous Grape layer
  • Last, adhere the Gorgeous Grape to the white card base

The white layer on a dark purple background really makes it pop.

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