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Easter Blessings - Layers of Color

Happy Palm Sunday everyone!! 

Today's card features some of my favorite stamps from Layers of ColorMerci Bouquet , Royal Birds, and Gothic Crosses.   I used the Paper Tole technique. This is not simply paper piecing an image, but rather re-stamping your image 2 or more times and cutting out parts of that image to pop it up and make it 3-dimensional.

I popped up the largest flowers individually, the middle body of the bird, and the cross (after stamping it directly onto wood). Did I mention how much I LOVE Layers of Color stamps? And I'm NOT just saying that because I'm a DT either. I truly love these elegant stamps--they are so beautiful and they all seem to really work nice together, combining stamps from various other sets.

For the window, I cut the shape out of Pretty in Pink using Nestability Labels die and then ran the layer through again with the Textiles embossing folder. I popped up that layer with 2 stacked dimensionals all around so the cross is inset. My sentiment is computer generated and layered onto one of the Fancy Tags (nesties).

Have a blessed Sunday!!


Crystal said…
Breathtaking Kristine, WOW my jaw hit the cpu!!!!! GORGEOUS!
Rose Ann said…
Oh my....this is absolutely gorgeous, Kristine!!
Crystal said…
Gorgeous card!!!! I love the cross!!!!
Our family name is Rood....which mean cross/crucifix. I'm gonna have to buy that image!!!!
Lisa Hjulberg said…
So so gorgeous, Kristine. You are really embracing the classic vintage look in your cards, and it's a lovely thing to behold!

I love your thoughts on this week's scripture!

Jenny said…
Lovely card... just gorgeous! :)
Randi said…
Kristine, this is amazing and just a WOW kind of card. Have a great week!
Lori said…
Beautiful post, Kristine. Your card is beautiful as well, the colors and the tole! Can't wait to try it out, thanks for the challenge.
Ceal said…
Beautiful card Kristine! I am gonna miss being on the DT with you but I will stalk your blog for inspiration
Kathy Winter said…
Another beautiful card Kris. I love the vintagey feel of this one. Of course all your cards and projects are amazing:) Luv Ya!!
Sharon said…
Hi Kristine: I noticed your card on Layer of Colour gallery and left a comment there. Lots of cutting details! I love how your eye is drawn in to the cross in the center of your card. It's like looking in a church window.
Thanks, also, for your nice comment on my card using Layers of Colour stamps. It is sincerely appreciated!
Stampin' Hugs,
aka Celticrafter
PATTY said…
love the colors and love the style of this card, such a beautiful easter card.
Dawn B. said…
Oh do I love this.. It is so pretty. That must have taken some time to cut it out.. My hands are not that steady.. Really pretty colors.. Great job Kristine...Your message was very inspirational. We had tornadoes here yesterday and my dog sensed them long before they arrived.. Animals have such an inner instinct.. I love the scripture this week.
peggysue said…
Wow this is one gorgeous card, such lovely framing of the cross. And what dedicated cutting and coloring, the flowers are beautiful!
Becky said…
This is just stunning.. Love the colors and the whole design.
Marcia said…
Oh wow, this is STUNNING I tell you. Beautiful, alwaya amazing me!

:) Marcia
OHhhh, my goodness, Kristine!! This is gorgeous! Kel :)

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