Friday, April 14, 2017

Shabby Burlap Easter Card

 Welcome friends and visitors! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Easter weekend whereever you are in the world! This is my last Easter card this month, but I promise I will have one more for you in May! Ha! Ha!

I purchased some cheapo burlap sheets in a stack at a big box craft store earlier this year, and this seemed to be the perfect time to bring them out. I gave them a wash of DecoArt White Wash paint. More patterned paper from my stash in a soft mint that really does not photograph well in the bright sun.

I used a beautiful Memory Box frame die cut dipped in a puddle of Walnut Stain DOX to frame my Tim Holtz Wildflowers (original set--I don't have the newer set). These are painted with DOX and a water pen.

And there's that embossed butterfly belly band again! This was actually a test scrap I made on pink card. I used DOX on it and it looked HORRIBLE! So I sanded it off, gave it a scraping of gesso with a credit card and added DOX again. I kind of liked how it turned out, so I saved it, in case I made a card I could use it on. Just perfect for this card, I think.

A Chit Chat sticker makes for an easy sentiment, also dipped in Walnut Stain DOX. So another Easter card, easily mailed. I'm happy to say I think it will reach it's destination in time to please my sister and brother in law who grow flowers at Hilltop Farms in Springfield, MO. Thank you, Amy, for  sharing the good news with me so many years ago!

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 NRSV

I'm sharing my card with these challenges:


Thank you for your visit! I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter! 
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. So creative Sara Emily - I love that flower die. Your burlap background gives your card a nice woodsy feel.
    Sandy xx

  2. This is my favorite yet! I just love the burlap and that you used my favorite chit chat sentiment! Love the softest distressing colors you've added and every single detail!!! <3 I am so thankful that He makes all things new! He's alive! Hugs, Autumn

  3. Oh, this is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily!! The texture is amazing!! I love the burlap!! The colors and design are fabulous!! Gorgeous card, my friend!! It's so beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I adore the mixture of the burlap with those spring flowers...all framed up and the sentiment which contains part of the Easter message. Just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges! Wishing you a blessed and joyous Easter!

  5. I've been falling a bit behind with my comments lately but I am glad I touched down here. This is another beautiful card Sara. I love the burlap .. it looks amazing and is a perfect background for those sweet flowers. Wishing you a Blessed Easter. hugs xx

  6. Love all the burlap here Sara. We call it hessian here in Australia. Love the distressing and soft colours. I am sure I will see you again at Mix It Up soon. Thanks for helping us with all the exposure you have created with your cards. Ina DT

  7. Love your burlap design (or hessian as we call it), the elements go together beautifully and the test belly band is perfect. Happy Easter xxx

  8. Ahhhh! This is a fav! Loving that die frame you keep showing! and the burlap in the center is lovely with the wildflowers atop it!
    Have a wonderful Easter,my dear friend!
    sending love & hugs,Jackie

  9. The burlap is the perfect texture for an Easter card evoking the feeling of a basket - your pastel stems look lovely against it! Have a Blessed Easter Sara Emily! Julia xx

  10. Beautiful card, and I love the design with the burlap, adds a lovely texture.
    Have a lovely Easter
    Avril xx

  11. Absolutely love this, gorgeous use of the burlap and love how you have used the die cuts.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  12. That's so lovely - I really like the flowers against the burlap - charming! Hope you are enjoying a great Easter.
    Alison x

  13. An absolute perfect card for Easter, the background papers are beautiful and go so well with the burlap. Love the die cut flowers too! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Fabulous card Sara Emily! Thank you for joining us at our 'Just For Fun Challenge' at Mix It Up Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
    ~DT Sherry x

  15. This is fabulous sara ...what a brilliant idea a burlap egg is. Fantastic. I love those flowers on it too and the amazing frame. Gorgeous work and a very happy easter to you. Hugs rachel xx

  16. This is fabulous sara ...what a brilliant idea a burlap egg is. Fantastic. I love those flowers on it too and the amazing frame. Gorgeous work and a very happy easter to you. Hugs rachel xx

  17. This is beautiful and oh so delicate in shade, love it! I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter huni. Thank you for the congrats for my button entry at Mixed Media Monthly. I think but I can't remember fully, that it was my first time there. To say I was shocked was a bit of an understatement, I actually burst into tears huni. I was thrilled because, yes, it took a lot of time to add those buttons and then gesso the rotters! My lovely hubby was so thrilled for me because he loved it too, and got what I was trying to represent immediately lol! Have a great week sweet lady xx

  18. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project for our Just For Fun! challenge at MIUCB, Irena, DT x

  19. Beautiful. I am in love with this card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x (DT)

  20. You have really been busy - another beautiful project! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's "Just For Fun" challenge! Hugs,
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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