Friday, July 10, 2009

ODBD - Amazing Grace, Stamp Simple #95

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

This week has been flying by so fast......Jerry came back safely from his trip to Chicago. Our oldest daughter Sarah is heading out for her first Christian Camp this upcoming week!!! She is been packing and getting her last neccessary items together!!!

This is her first time away from home with out any family around....hmmmmm I feel a little weird about it, but this is just me her mom speaking!!! I can't hardly believe how much she has grown this past year!!! I'm very proud of her - she is very independent and she has made very good decisions so far - LOL!!!

So while I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off (funny expression) trying not to think about her leaving us for a whole week - I desperately needed some stampin' therapy - LOL!!! I found a lot of comfort in my new Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps.

My card also fits the Stamp Simple #95 Challenge - Let the *Sparks* fly!!

On both of my cards I used the Amazing Grace Set as the centerpiece plus on my first card I added the Amazing Grace Hymn in the background.

I stamped straight onto the Designer Paper and and distressed the edges.

Once I was done with the distressing I added some Candle Light Shimmerz with a very fine Paint Brush.

If you click on the photo you will see it a little better!!!

~Supply List~
Stamps: Amazing Grace and Amazing Grace Hymn (ODBD)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (SU)
Design Paper: Blue Awning (K & Company)
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls (Stamper's Dream), Candle Light Shimmerz, Satin Ribbon, Cutter Kit (SU)
Technique: Distressing

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Here is my second card..........

This card turned out a little more simple.

I stamped the Amazing Grace Set straight onto the Kraft CS using Fresh Snow Ink Spot I distressed the edges using the Vintage Touch Dye Duo.

I scored the top and the bottom with two lines and added the Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon bow .

My last finishing touch was the Brown Gemstones.

If you have time swing by the ODBD Gallery and see what the Design Team has created with these awesome Set's!!!

Well - I hope you like the cards??? Have a fabulous weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

~Supply List~
Stamps: Amazing Grace (ODBD)
Ink: Fresh Snow, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Cardstock: White, Kraft
Accessories: Brown Gemstones (Hero Arts), Bow Easy
Technique: Ink Distressing, Scoring

18 comments:

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous, Silke!!! Beautifully done!!!

torico said...

These cards are GREAT!! I especially love the 1st one! Gorgeous papers, and your distressing is perfect.

torico XX

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Lovely cards, Silke. Your distressing is wonderful and the Shimmerz on the edges is a nice, subtle way to add a little shine! Great job!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous as always

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhh...MY...GOODNESS, Silke!! These are AMAZING!! Love the brown tones, and that music background on the first one is PERFECTION! Awesome, my friend...TOTALLY awesome!!

Ann said...

Both are just lovely! Happy Friday!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how beautiful. Love your work.

Patti J. said...

Oh Silke, these are so beautiful. As always, your cards are amazing. Your daughter will be fine - it's momma I'll be praying for! I know what you are feeling! Someday, she'll be telling you she's off to live in China for a year....lol! Seriously, I will pray for her safety, and your peace of mind - how's that?

Connie said...

These are both just so beautiful, Silke!! Love the brown tones on each!!

Makiko Jones said...

Silke,
Both cards are so elegent and beautiful!!

Viv said...

I could just sit here all night staring at your stuff Silke. Stunning doesn't even begin to cover it!!
Hugs Viv xx

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW, VERY ELEGANT!! Love both cards and so fresh looking... TFS Silke!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

warm, rich, earthy....a bit out of the box for you...but just as fabulous as ever...tfs

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, girl, both cards are stunning in every sense of the word!!! Wow, your baby is going on a trip all by herself! Try not to worry, all right. Hey, if you have a minute head on over to my Blog I have a little something waiting for you ;P. Hugs, Sabrina

NinaB said...

My parents would totally love these cards since Amazing Grace is their favorite hymn. I love them, too. I'll go check these stamps out now at OBDB. Have a great weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Both cards are so very pretty, Silke! Elegant, each in their own way. Elegance and simplicity really do go hand in hand, I think. Love the music background and subtle pattern of the paper in the first card.

Jerri Kay said...

So gorgeous Silke! I love the softness of these cards, very elegant in detail. Kellie has a winner with this set, I absolutely love it!

Kelley said...

Just love both your cards, Silke! I received the cards you mailed me. You are too kind!! Thank you!