Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Blessings Wooden Pearl Cross

Here's something a little different. Well, the easel card isn't different, but the focal point is! This is a wooden cross ornament that I found at Micheal's a few weeks ago on one of my scouting trips. They had several different shaped crosses, but this one caught my creative eye.

As you can see in this close up version, I attached pearls around the outside and distressed the wood with Rangers Tea Dye Distress inks. I also tied a sheer bow around the center of the cross. The roses were made with a Marvey punch, I distressed ink them as well. I used Star Dust Stickles for the glitter as it compliment the soft teal card stock I used.

Now for the details....

Martha Stewart - Punch Around the Page Iron Fence, Frond and Branch Punch
Spellbinders - Oval Beaded Nesties, Large Oval Nesties, Fancy Tags 2, Parisian Motif Shapabilities
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink, Pearls, Stardust Stickles

Challenges Entered
The Crazy Challenge - Easter
DDH Challenge - Stitches
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Layer It Up
Oooh La La Creations - Happy Easter
Pink Elephant - Easter
Pollycraft - Easter
Shabby Tea Room - Doilies & Lace
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Distressing
Stamps R Us - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter
Delightful Challenges - Easter
Paper Romance - Paper Flowers
Little Red Wagon - Easter

30 comments:

Benzi said...

This may be your most gorgeous creation, Carol. I absolutely love the cross theme and it is so perfect for Easter. Love the colors you used.
I see you've entered many challenges. I don't want to get into a challenge with you...no way. LOL

Candy C said...

Your easel card is exquisite! I love everything about it. The colors are some of my favorites. The cross is beautiful and I love the roses, too! It's ALL just a feast for the eyes! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Carol this is absolutely stunning.Perfection...
Luv CHRISSYxx

Marisa said...

Holy moly, Carol! The details on this are simply amazing!!! Fabulously done!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my goodness, Carol--this is absolutely amazing! I can't believe how incredibly detailed this is. I had to click on every single picture to enlarge them just so I could take it all in. The colors are such a pretty combo, and the cross is beautiful. WONDERFUL WORK, my friend!!

Dan said...

Such a great level of work and detail in this, it's wonderful! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it is something different carol, but beautiful.

greetings karin

Betty said...

Stunning Easter card, love all the detail and colours used.
Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week with this wonderful card.
Betty x x
(GDT for the month of April)

Debzi333 said...

Ohhhh Carol! That's just gorgeous!! Hmmm is it the most gorgeous to date! Well, you made so many beautiful detailed cards.. I'd have a difficult time choosing!!

Delightful!!!

Janette said...

Stunning creation, really very beautiful.xx

Abbie721 said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colors used and the flowers are very pretty xx

Rachel x said...

Wow- this card has so much detail and really beautiful colours!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER Carol!! You do have a way of using those die cuts hun!! This is soo stunning!! A beautiful and elegant master piece!! Have a lovely weekend friend!! Smiles, Vicki

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a Stunning card, Thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

Hannah Clark said...

Uh, WOW! Your easel card truly is amazing. The pearls add exquisite detail! Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

Nancy said...

Your card is outstanding!! What lovely details & colors!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Carol--this is an awesome Easter card. Your eye for detail is amazing. I love the moss green/light orange color combiniation. It really is striking! Absolutely gorgeous! TFS

Katrin said...

Очень красиво!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This could not be more beautiful! Stunning creation, Carol!

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at Paper Romance!

deesdesigns said...

Stunning! Words aren't adequate for how beautiful your card is. Thanks for joining us for our Stitching challenge at Digi Design House.

sharon said...

Wow, what a stunning card. Thanks for sharing it at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Sassylassy said...

Hi Sweetie! Good Gosh women your creations are always so amazing. Such detail and creativity in each creation. I love all the texture papers and fabulous dies!
Hugs Bonnie

Pattie said...

So very beautiful! So glad you could join us in the Tea Room for our Doilies and Lace challenge!

Jess said...

Hi Carol,
So nice to meet you Saturday as well!
Your creations are stunning!
I look forward to getting to know you and enjoy some creative moments together...thanks for telling me about the upcoming Ladies' Tea.
Hope you have a wonderful week~ ((HUGS))
Jess

Olga said...

this is so beautiful!!!! Elegant!

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Wow Wow Wow! This is a grand creation, Carol!

Sandy Ang said...

Wow such a wonderfully embellished card. The easel format shows off your cross so well. Have a happy easter

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wooooowwwww! I like how you gilded and prettied up that wooden cross. Great, great, great Easter card. A fitting homage to our Lord!