Wednesday, July 9, 2008
When I was little, my twin sister and I each had matching little plaques that hung over our matching little twin beds. They had the prayer "Now I lay me down to sleep ..." on them. When I received this Lord's Prayer stamp from Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs, the first thing I thought was to make each of my children some type of wall decor to hang over their beds. I like this prayer better, too, because you know how that other one ends ... "If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to keep." Maybe it's just me, but I think that "if I die before I wake" part is kind of scary for little kids to be thinking about right before bed! I don't have a suitable frame for this yet, so for now I've mounted the prayer on a card base. A couple of details that are hard to see: The bottom part of the background panel (below the ribbon) is stamped in white ink with Stampin' Up's Stitched background; and the Elegant Eggplant mat behind the prayer is scored on both diagonals to create a lattice pattern.
This stamp, as well as two new sets, will be available from Our Daily Bread Designs on July 15. I can't wait to show you the other two sets!
(Note: The flowers with the dew drop centers are too bulky to go under the glass in a traditional frame, so I'll either frame it in a shadow box or I'll take the flowers off and put them on the outside of the glass, as well as add a few to embellish the frame itself, too. Another option is to mount it as-is onto a wooden plaque.)
Have a great day!
Stamps: Lord's Prayer (Our Daily Bread Designs, available 7/15), Linen (SU! retired), Stitched (SU!)
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, White craft
Accessories: Prima flowers, Dew Drops, wide Celery grosgrain (SU!); white gel pen, cornerr ounder, sewing machine and thread, stamping sponges
Size: 5 3/4" square (will fit in a 6x6 envie)