Risen Empty Tomb Home Decor w/ VIDEO & Die Cuts Idea

Hey crafty friends,
So glad you stopped in today! Today I am sharing a pretty home decor piece that I created for the passover, resurecction season. Here is what I came up with.

My piece is a little mini sign that sits on a wooden easel that I picked up from Dollar Tree.

I started with a variety of Cottage Cutz dies. I cut them all out from white cardstock. I typically do this so I can use my markers and coloring to match the color scheme of whatever paper I am working with. 
My finished piece is 4.5 x almost 7". I started with a piece of cream cardstock for the base. I then found a piece of pretty paper that I thought would be nice. It is not the traditional type of Easter theme, but I thought it would work. I did have to cut my paper and add some extra to the bottom as it was only a 6" piece of paper from a 6x6 pad.
Here is a closer look at my finished cross. I colored the cross to look like wood coloring. I then cut the draped cloth in that same cream color. I did lightly add some pink shading to it. I then went to work on my flowers and the foliage and picked colors from my marker stash that I thought were close to the colors in the paper. I then took the draped cloth and gave it some slight curve to give it a feeling of movement. You can see in the YouTube video project share the depth it creates!

Next I went to work on my hill and tomb. I had to try and color them to look like stone. So I used my different gray markers and did some stipling, squiggles and shading to try and make it look like stone. I then colored the little hill in a variety of greens to make it look like a combination of grass and dirt. I did have to put a piece between the back of the tomb piece to make it some up to the grass/dirt hill. I then colored in the little grass pieces with some of the same green colors as the grass.
I went to work attaching all of the pieces onto the mat. I used some foam for the cross to give it a little lift. Here is one last look at my finished piece. I think it turned out pretty good. I know it isn't a traditional look, but living here in Florida, the palm fronds in the paper really attracted me.

Dies Used For This Project

I created a quick project share video so you can see if a little better than the pictures.

Head over and check out my quick project share video

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Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

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