For my card, I decided to go with an understated elegant look. I struggle with that sometimes since I love to embellish so much! But for this card I didn't want to take away from the scene I created by adding too many embellishments.
The focal point of the card is a gorgeous flourished cross that is from SVG Attic. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for this card. Plus the set of 3 flourished crosses is only $0.99, what an awesome deal! I created a blackout shadow of it in my cutting software and cut them with the shadow being 3" tall. For the sunburst background, I took random patterned papers in the yellow/orange/burgundy hues to mimic a sunrise. If you are not familiar with how to make that, you can use THIS tutorial that I used. To add to the background focal point, I hand cut a yellow semi-circle of cardstock to look like the sun. I also inked the edges of my papers with brown chalk ink to add definition.
To finish it off, I added white rumpled ribbon, a stamped sentiment and three white enamel dots that I made myself out of mini pony beads. I simply preheated my oven to 375 degrees, added parchment paper to a metal pan and placed the beads, hole facing up on the paper. I baked them for 25 minutes and they turned out so perfect :)
If you want to see the religious Easter cards I made last year, click HERE.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
April 26 Just Keep On Creating