Hello everyone and Happy Monday!
Today's TLC on SCS was Faux Burned Edges, and I imediately thought of the sheet music to the July 1 Release set by Our Daily Bread Designs. This card uses two of the new sets... Amazing Grace the Hymn, and Amazing Grace.
I used the instructions from the TLC227 to create the burned look to the edges of my sheet music. I then stamped just the words from Amazing Grace to the third verse of the wonderful old hymn. I thought the words of this third verse complimented the distressed, burned effect of the sheet music. I am at that point in my life where I can sing these words from my heart... "through many dangers toils and snares, I have already come, Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home". Wow!!! I love this old hymn and three of the new to be released sets from ODBD are related to Grace. What powerful sentiments and quotes are included! This may be my new favorite collection! I just love it!
Anyway... to make this card I stamped my hymn in Archival Jet Black on GPW and then heavily sponged with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, Old Paper and Archival Jet Black on just the edges. I stamped the words to verse 3 on dp from Studio D "The First Blush". I tore, rolled and distressed the edges of this panel as well and sponged to age. The base of the card is very heavy metalic from The Paper Co, called Uptown Gold. While it does have a hint of old gold in it, it is mostly dark green. The bg dp is from the same dp pack, The first blush. Love this mat pack... everything in it is vintagy. I don't do vintage that much but for those times you want to... this pack is great! I used a hinge from Tim Holtz Grungeboard pack and sponged it with Sahara Sand, giving it a hint of green "patina", then I went over that with Ink it Up Copper and Choc. Chip. Added Copper Brads to the hinge, and used Prima Flowers, MS leaf Punches and a Stamen punch from Punch Bunch.
To read about and watch a video clip that will make you love this old hymn more than ever, please see Judy's fabulous post here.
To view and hear an incredible rendition of Amazing Grace by Il Divo, sung in the Coliseum in Rome, click here. Thanks to Anne (ardodd on SCS) for this link!
This card came together very quickly and I love how it came out! I hope it inspires you today! One day, we will be tried with fire... I hope you know that God's Grace will lead you home!