Monday, September 26, 2011

Glory to God in the Highest

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. Our soccer and football games were both rained out, so we had an unusually un-busy Saturday. Nice and relaxing, but if we don't soon get some football played, I'm afraid we'll be getting snowed out instead of rained out! We've had so much rain this fall. The landscape and gardens are so lush and green that it looks more like Spring.

I just received a batch of new Spellbinders dies that I pre-ordered back in the summer. Couldn't wait to play! I thought the large shape in the new Twisted Metal Tags & Accents Shapeabilities would make such a beautiful frame for JustRite's elegant Rejoice stamp set. Here, I've combined them with lovely vintage-inspired papers from the My Mind's Eye's Lost and Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 paper collection.

A closer look at the sentiment and decorative frame ...

I stamped the outer frame in Stampin' Up's Always Artichoke and die-cut with a Spellbinders oval die. The little pearls are dotted on with a Viva Decor cream pearl pen. All but the sentiment from the center stamp was inked with Versamagic Sage ink. I then used a black dye-based marker to ink the sentiment. I trimmed the center by hand to achieve the mat size I was looking for, then distressed the edges to hide my irregular hand-cutting.

The layout is a slightly tweaked version of September's Sketch For You To Try, sponsored by Skipping Stones Design. There's still plenty of time to get your submissions in if you haven't already! Remember, a huge prize package is coming up at the end of the year for one lucky sketch participant who has played along each month!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Hope your week gets off to a fabulous start!!

Stamps: Rejoice (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up True Thyme, Papertrey Vintage Cream, Lost and Lost & Found Christmas
Ink: black dye marker, Versamagic Sage, Stampin' Up Always Artichoke, Ranger Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities and Twisted Metal Tags & Accents Shapeabilities, charm from stash, May Arts burlap string, distressing tool, paper piercer/needle/thread, foam tape, Copic markers
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  1. Oh this is just so Beautiful!! Love the way you used the new Twested Metal Dies... it works perfect with the lay out of you whole card...

  2. I love the contrast between the elegant stamps and frame and the distressed edges! So beautiful!

  3. Wow! You're amazing.
    Take care


  4. Beautiful card Amy and I love how you framed the sentiment!
    Lana x

  5. GORGEOUS . . . ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Love the shabbiness and the whole overall design!~

  6. The card is fantastic! Metal cross is a great accent! Congratulations!

  7. Gorgeous card, Amy! This is amazing!
    Sorry you are getting rain :( We are the opposite. Dry dry dry! Noticed when we went hiking the other day that the forest fire signs are at HIGH. We need rain!

  8. Wow, this card really popped out at me. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  9. WOW! This is so gorgeous I don't even know where to start but I LOVE the sentiment. So beautiful and true :)


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