Thursday, February 18, 2016

Good Shepherd

     Day Three of the February release at MHK Designs and the first of my Easter cards.  This spectacular image of the Good Shepherd is from the set called "Easter Blessings."  The sentiment is also from that same set.  Check the bottom of this post to see a photo of the entire set.

I started with the sketch from Sketchy Colors
but left off the diamond shape because I couldn't squeeze 
this image into a diamond shape.

     When I first began designing this card, I was thinking about how to color the image but the more I looked at it, the more I decided there wasn't much I could do to 'improve' it so I decided to leave it black and white; color could be added through the papers and embellishments I chose.  I cut the image with a die from Spellbinders and backed that with a Swiss Dot embossed piece of CS.

     I layered that onto a background of blue dp from the MHK Designs "Going Gingham - Brights" set.  I added some of my favorite sheer ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and also used it to tie a triple loop, triple layer bow - a perfect handmade embellishment!  I finally inked the edges of the card and it really gave it a finished look.

Becka B (die,ink, layers)
CCC Digi
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Digistamps 4 Joy
Great Impressions
Just Keep on Creating
My Time to Craft
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Petal Lu
Pile It On
Scrapper's Delight
Sisters of Craft
Sparkles Forum
That Craft Place

     Check out the MHK Designs blog to see what all the other designers have made.  You can hop around all the blogs, leaving comments for everyone on the DT and on the main blog, and you could win one set or all of them in the February release.  Don't forget to join the Facebook group!  Links to  that group are on the MHK Designs blog.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Easter Blessings Digital Stamp Set Easter Blessings


  1. Such a beautiful Easter card, the image is gorgeous. Many thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  2. Your Easter card is so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCC Digi Creations. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  3. NC, this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the monochrome blue--that bow is just magnificent! A gorgeous way to highlight this set, friend! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Nanaconnie this is beautiful
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  5. WOW! WOW! WOW! Connie, this is outstanding! I love that you didn't color on it. The image is totally gorgeous and so is your card (blue and all!)
    Hope things are starting to improve some for you.

  6. Gorgeous and loving
    the design and the
    center frame.
    Carla from Utah

  7. What a wonderful card!!! I just love that image!!! I love that you left it black and white :) Hugs...Janie

  8. I'm so glad you didn't color it. It doesn't need anything and your blues are perfect just backing the image and sentiment up. Have a fun evening.

  9. Connie, this is a fantastic Easter card! I love that image and the unusual color that you used. The bow is amazing! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ February Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  10. Love it NanaC! It's a great sketch & your card is amazing!
    Dawn xx

  11. This is a lovely set too! Mynn's got some great releases this week! Love the bow!

  12. NanaConnie, your Easter card is beautiful! That blue ribbon bow is a great embellishment, and your die cut for the image is lovely on that background matting!

  13. So beautiful and meaningful. Love that blue bow.

  14. Wow, this is so perfect Resurrection Sunday. Beautifully crafted in that gorgeous die frame.
    Hugs my love

  15. Such a awesome card. Outstanding!!!!! Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

    DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge

  16. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  17. I really like the blue and white colours and that you left the image in black and white. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors.

  18. Such a pretty card, thank you for joining us at BBCB xx

  19. Just gorgeous. Thank you for joining is at Scrappers Delights
    Xoxo Heather

  20. Gorgeous- The bow is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC Digi Creations.

  21. Beautiful framed image, love that you left it uncolored, it doesn't need coloring, and the monochromatic design goes so well with it.

  22. Such a wonderful card- beautiful : ) I like that it is not colored- perfect just the way it is. I will have to go check out this company : ) I am slow getting around- been running to folks and daughters- all is well here. Hope you have quick healing!

  23. A wonderful Easter card, so subtle. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT

  24. Wow - that is a powerful image! I REALLY like this card! Hugz

  25. A beautiful card.Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P x

  26. Connie, what a gorgeous Easter card. I'm glad you left the image black & white. Great design. Thank you for joining us at the Digistamps4Joy challenge.

    Peggy T.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

  27. Lovely Easter card. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

  28. Lovely. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

  29. WOW So beautiful, thank you for joining in at Beckabchallenge blog. Becka DT xx

  30. Thank you for taking part in our Becka B challenge blog, your Creation is a totally stunning , divine colouring and arrangement! hugs x

  31. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

  32. What a lovely card. Welcome to the challenge x.

  33. What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our very first Challenge at Becka B Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca (DT)

  34. Lovely card, fantastic bow. Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu xx


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