Thursday, April 7, 2011

Celebrating the Reason for the Season

In light of the true meaning of Easter, these friends of faith have gathered together to celebrate and share the Good News that Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind and that He did rise from the dead so that all those that put their trust in Him would indeed be forgiven and have eternal life....Hallelujah! We wanted to emphasize the true reason for celebrating Easter with a card that draws attention to just that.

I used Flourishes "Easter Blessings" set (now 50% off) for my image and sentiment on the first layer and colored my image with Copic markers. I then printed the words to the chorus of that beautiful song by Keith Getty "The Power of the Cross" on vellum paper and layered it on top of the main image.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him. Psalm 28:7 (NAS)

We invite you to join us:
Karen (You're Here)

While we cannot even begin to reciprocate the Lord's gift to us, there is "blog candy" on some of the hop stops as a token of appreciation for your comments and encouragement.
We also invite you to celebrate the real "Reason for the Season" by posting your own creation celebrating Christ's Resurrection. There is a place to link on Catherine's blog, and a prize is up for grabs for one randomly selected card/project. The blog hop ends on Saturday at midnight (Eastern Time). Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy the hop!


Heather said...

Oh Kirby!
Your post is just so beautiful in so many ways!!! I LOVE the image. It is so soft and beautiful but speaks loudly of his love for us.I love how you layered the vellum over the image. It is so soft and calming. Makes me think how I feel when I am just sitting quietly in his presence thinking of him and basking in his love. I am so happy to have been a part of this hop with you

Therese said...

Christ the Lord is risen today, Hallelujah! And to think that He will come back and we will rise WITH Him! Praise Him for that!
Thanks for sharing xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza, this is one stunning card!! I love the image and your wonderful coloring. Gorgeous vellum overlay as well. Enjoy your day!


Melissa said...

Beautiful card, love the meaning behind this hop!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Suzy800 said...

The vellum on this card adds such a softness to it. I love the powerful simplicity of the card and it's message. Hallelujah indeed! He is risen!!! God bless you.

Lorie said...

This card is so beautiful, Karen! I love the verse you printed on the vellum and made into an overlay. So very inspirational and just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work!


April said...

What a stunning card - I have some vellum and just never find the perfect time to use it! You have made a very magestic card in His honour! God Bless~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Karen. Your image is awesome and fantastic coloring.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creation to commemorate our Savior's sacrifice for our sins! The Power of the Cross is the perfect song!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your fabulous cards- and the meaning of this wonderful Hop! I am glad I stumbled across it today! The vellum is lovely and I love love that image!!! Bless you!

~Paola~ said...

woww....what a glorious card Karen!
So soft and crispy the image you used and colored so perfectly, but I especially like what you did with the vellum and the verses you printed on it then laid upon your suggestive image...
Totally awesome! *tfs*

kadie said...

Oh, Karen, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Wow, what a beautiful celebratory card of the true "reason for the season." I'm so thankful to get to be a part of this hop with you today. Blessings Always, Kadie

Barb said...

Karen--great creation. Stunning Card.

Judy McMullen said...

What an awesome and powerful message your beautiful card displays, Karen! It takes my breath away! It is a true reflection of the awesome love and sacrifice and hope of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Sammi said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE all the elements of it! I love that song it's got such great words!! Praise God for his great love in Christ!
(hugs and prayers)

Maria Matter said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
this just blesses my heart hun!
Thank you for sharing today!
hugs & blessings!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love using the vellum! beautiful hop

Vickie said...

Beautiful card. TFS

MiamiKel said...

Kirby, this is absolutely beautiful!!! Lovely card creation! It's so nice to be on the hop with you :) Blessings! x0xo

Sarah said...

Very beautiful card, love the addition of the vellum with the beautiful message. Thanks for sharing the real meaning of Easter. God bless. Sarah

Kirei na Kami said...

Karen, your creation literally took my breath away! You have beautifully captured the essence of what Easter is all about with this heavenly creation!!! I love the vellum overlay, your gorgeous coloring and the loving message!! How blessed we are that our Holy Father loves us so deeply!!! Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us!!! You are truly a blessing:)

Much love,

Becky Dunham said...

So gorgeous! I love the vellum overlay - that song is so powerful and moving isn't it? As a follower of Christ I am thrilled that you all have done this hop to remind us all of the real reason for Easter. God Bless!

Susan said...

Oh Karen, your card is absolutely stunning! The image is just gorgeous with the symbolism from the branches and dogwood blossoms. And the layered verse on vellum gives it such a soft reverent feeling. I'm so glad to be a part of this amazing hop with you!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you so much for this hop! What a blessing all of you are. I pray others will be touched... and remember the true meaning also. pjritsema at gmail dot com

Susan (rainy) said...

Stunning, Karen. The vellum overlay adds to the elegance and beauty of this gorgeous creation. So grateful for Him. Happy Easter!

dolcreations said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. Your colouring is perfect!

Catherine said...

Amen! I just love the lyrics and am soooo glad you found some vellum to bring your beautiful idea to life! Your coloring is just gorgeous, Karen, and the whole project is just inspired!
Thank you so much for being part of this! I know time and energy are precious resources, and I am so grateful you were able to take part and share with us. (((((HUGS))))))