Monday, March 16, 2015

Amazing Grace

It's a new challenge for me today.  It's over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I only have a few of their stamp sets but I do love them.  This one is the Amazing Grace Hymn stamp.  It's one of the hymns I remember my dad singing.  He had such a beautiful voice and sang at weddings, funerals, in the church choir as well as solos on Sunday mornings in church.  I do so miss hearing him sing.  It's one of my fondest memories of him.  His signature song was How Great Thou Art.  He did a recording of it and the radio station, where he was the news director, played it a few times.  They got so many calls to hear it again that it became a part of the regular morning lineup.

Vintage is not something I do very often but thought it would be a good look for the background paper as well as the hymn.  I used some vintage pearl lace that was in my stash.  It just seemed to jump out at me.  Because the entire hymn is on the stamp, it was just too big for me to use the whole thing, which is why you just see a portion of the hymn in the circle.  It would have covered up all of that pretty Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper. It's a simple design with the hymn as the focal point.

Stamp Set: Amazing Grace Hymn (Our Daily Bread Designs); Inks:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz); Card Stock:  Botanical Tea (Graphic 45), Early Espresso and Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!); Accessories & Tools:  Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders), Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!) Pearl Lace, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tape Runner

The sketch and all the details for this challenge can be found at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Oh how beautiful Marsha!! I just love the earthtone and the Amazing Grace Hymn as the focal point. Your added pearls are a beautiful touch. Gorgeous take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

    1. Thanks, Chris! I love ODBD and just wish I was able to purchase more of them. I have a wish list that's as long as a mile!

  2. Lovely card that I had to Pin.