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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easter Blessings Card using Faux Lace

Made this Easter Blessings card using
Easter 2010 Cricut Seasonal cartridge
Cross image.

Made Faux Lace, a new technique I learned
from Mary of Cardztv site, using vellum, an
edge punch, embossing folder & Distress Ink
(gives it a vintage look).

Embossed the background that the Cross image
is on as well as the Cross.

Added a tag. Stamped a sentiment. Added some

Was trying to cut the detail Cross image but
it kept tearing when I used core'dinations
paper. I wanted that type of cardstock even
though I was going to emboss it. Anyone have
this problem & any suggestions?

Also discovered that embossing core'dinations
paper tears easily.
The right part of the Cross tore
off completely on 1st attempt of embossing. Anyone

have this same problem & any suggestions?

Chose Cuttlebug Madison embossing folder to give

the background a Stained Glass Window look.

Chose the Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder
for a wood look on the Cross. Added a gem to Cross
for bling.

Chose Martha Stewart edge punch on vellum for lace doily
look. Used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder which is
my 'go to' most used embossing folder. Chose Tim Holtz
Distress Ink tea dye to give the Faux Lace vellum a vintage look.

Closeup of embossing on background:

Closeup of Tag, Stamped Sentiment &
embossing on Cross

Closeup of Faux Lace:

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Ch83 unlim entries 3rd entry 3/17-23

Challenge 83 ~ Spots n Dots

2. Anything Ch unlim entries 1st entry 3/20-4/2

3. Craft Spot by Kimberly 3/19-26
my scallops are on the Faux Lace

Monday Challenge #49 - Spring Scallops

This weeks Challenge: Spring Scallops!
(Make a card or other project - must be a Spring theme and include scallops)

4. Dream Valley lim 3 entries 1st entry 3/18-31

Challenge 28 - Easter

5. Hot Shot Craft unlim entries 12th entry 3/2 - 3/23

Challenge # 5 - Ribbons

6. Little Claire's Design lim 3 entries 1st entry 3/17-4/13

7. My Sheri Crafts Ch81 Easter 3/17-30


8. Paper Pretties Mon Ch 3/19-25
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Easter Blessings.

9. Paper Pretties Wed Ch 3/21-27

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC198

This week's challenge is to try a new technique.

10. Reasonable Ribbon unlim entries 4th entry 3/15 - 3/29
Spring color of purple

RRR Challenge #44 - Spring with Ribbon Theme

11. Simon Says Stamp unlim entries 2nd entry 3/21-27
my Bingo is Center Down Glitter, Lace, Die Cut

Simon Says.....Let's Play Bingo !!!

This week we want you to get your eyes down and get ready to play a game of .....


12. Simon Says Stamp & Show unlim entries 1st entry 3/19-25

Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Handmade Backgrounds!

13. Stampin' Sisters in Christ New Season unlim entries 3rd entry 3/18-24
Challenge #131 – Psalm 104:19

14. Whimsical-Designs 3/21-4/4
"Celebrate Spring" Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape

Cricut cartridge: Easter 2010 3" Cross

embossing folders:
Cuttlebug Madison - used on layer behind Cross
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots - used on Faux Lace
the Paper Studio Woodgrain - used on Cross

gem: purple - center of Cross

glitter: purple - on edge of Cross

Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink tea dye

core'dinations Serence purple cardstock
cardstock - shades of purple

Martha Stewart edge punch - think it is Doily Lace but I have a few
like this one that I did not write the name of on them with black Sharpie

ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon purple ribbon

Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag Trio Two

stamp: TPC Studio Easter Sentiments clear stamp


  1. Beautiful card! Love the 'faux lace'! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  2. A lovely simple and elegant Easter card. Thaks for sharing, you have just given me an idea.

  3. This is just gorgeous!! What a beautiful Easter card!! I love the background embossing!! I use Core'dinations paper quite a bit and usually my problem when it tears is that I need a new Cricut blade. I seem to go through them alot :/

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I love the embossing in the background! It is simply lovely! Beautiful cross! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  5. love the colors and the embossing folder so pretty

  6. Pretty Easter card- great embossed background :)Amy

  7. Very pretty Easter Card, I really like the embossing.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  8. The lace background is stunning, a beautiful easter card. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. Such a pretty card, great use of textures and color! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  10. a lovely Easter card..thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley Challenges and good luck..hugs Debs x

  11. Great card! I loke that background embossing. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  12. Lovely card - I love the embossing detail! Thank you for joining our Easter challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  13. Great card! Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x