Saturday, March 12, 2011

Easter...but no bows!

In yesterday's post, I had confidently promised a Friday Focus post on the different ways and tools to use to tie bows. was a beautiful day, the kids were home (teacher-only day??!!) and I HAD to craft a friend's new house in her huge new craft room.  So, there was no bow-tying at my house!  Since the title of this feature on my blog is called "Friday" Focus - there will be bows here next Friday.

In the meantime, I did put together a quick and easy Easter card.

I put this whole thing together around the gem - although there is absolutely no way I can capture it in a photo.  My local Michaels has these iridescent colored gems.  This gems is the same general color as the cardstock, but it throws out greens and blues and deep pinks.  I love the idea of this beauty at the heart of the cross.

  • Stamps: Our Daily Bread Cross of Christ
  • Inks: Memento Black
  • Paper: Papertrey Melon Berry, K&Co dsp, Stampin' Up Vanilla and Black
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Oval and Scalloped Oval punches, SU crocheted ribbon, EK Success border punch, Michaels Recollections gems


  1. How cool to get your inspiration from just one gem stone!! Very, very, clever Kim - and a beautiful card too ;-) Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

  2. Very cool. Great curly wurlys as that bottom too. Would love to see the gem IRL though. Chantell

  3. That Michaels is a cool place. I have a friend who buys these gorgeous silver half pearls there ... and now these gorgeous gems! I can just imagine how beautiful they are. Sigh ... NO Michaels here in OZ ... and no matter how much searching ... I cannot find the silver half pearls anywhere. I guess the gems will be the same! So ... you girls in US ... you are very lucky!!! Beautiful card, Kim! And ... glad you had some time to stamp with a friend! Hugs xxaxx

  4. PS ... Love the new look blog! You are such a clever girl! Hugs xxaxx

  5. Beautiful card. Love the border punch you used.

  6. Lovely, especially love that you used the gem as a focus, thanks for joining us at JAI.


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