A wonderful Easter morning to you: He is Risen! When I was looking through my stash to see what might work for an Easter card, I ran across a Spellbinders Create-a-Flower Dogwood die template set that I hadn't used yet. To me, dogwood blossoms just shout Spring. We had dogwood trees that dotted the edge of the woods in our pastures, and you'd never notice them except once a year--Spring, when they were covered with lovely white flowers. My grandmother told me a legend of the dogwood when I was a young child. Perhaps that's why I associate them with Easter more than I do a showy Easter Lily. (If you haven't heard the legend of the dogwood, here's a link.)
I cut all of my dogwood parts from plain white cardstock and then colored them with the Copic markers shown above. I coated each of the petals with colorless blender before adding greens, pale tans, and the deep reds on the blossom tips. Putting colorless blender first helped the ink to spread more easily. I wanted just a little feathering from the R43 and RV69 on the blossom tips, and having colorless blender on the petals also helped with that.
This is what my fully assembled dogwood blossoms looked like--pretty convincing! The only thing that I did differently in assembling them from Tina McDonald's video instructions HERE was that I added an extra layer to the center of each blossom, cutting one extra small center piece that I wrapped quite tightly.
My sentiment is from JustRite's Rejoice and Be Glad clear stamp set. I chose a Spellbinders Labels Forty Two Decorative Accents as the white frilly mat layer, and Labels Forty Two for the sentiment layer. Do you see the wooden stems beneath the dogwood? I pulled those from the older Cherry Blossoms die template set. (Colored them with Copic E33 and E57.) Patterned paper is from Kaisercraft's 12" x 12" Kaleidoscope Collection. My card is oversized, at 5-7/8" square. I think I'll just hand-deliver it. :-)
A wonderful Easter to you, because He is Risen!