Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Simply Amazing Grace

Good Morning! I wanted to share something a little different with you today. I have been participating in a monthly Artist Trading Card group for quite a while now and I really wanted to show you how Our Daily Bread designs stamps can be used for this type of project as well as cards and other projects. ATC's are the size of a playing card (2 1/2 by 31/2 )and are not meant to be sold, they are only to be traded with fellow artists. It's very important to sign and date your artwork before trading. It's also a great way to recycle! For the backs of my cards, I used cardboard from packaging. In the group that I trade with, the hostess chooses a recording artist and the participants to choose a song title by that artist and make an ATC based on only the title of the song. September's artist is Neil Diamond and I chose the song Simply Amazing Grace! This was a perfect opportunity to use the ODBD's Amazing Grace Collection! I randomly stamped the Amazing Grace Hymn onto some beige designer paper, sponged it with ODBD Terra Cotta ink and sprayed it with Gold Glimmer Mist. I punched blue coordinating designer paper with Martha's lacy border punch and sprayed with more glimmer Mist. I used Versamark ink to stamp the dogwood flower and the word grace from Grow in Grace set, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut these pieces out and attached them with foam tape, glue and my Xyron sticker maker. I heat embossed more gold around the edges of the card. Then I added the little Martha butterflies and gold pearls and gold organdy ribbon. I really enjoy working with this smaller canvas. ATC's are fun and allow you to expand your creativity. I hope you have enjoyed this post today and maybe you will be inspired to join a swap and see what others will share with you! I hope you all have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by!

Paper-The Paper Studio
Ink-Versamark, Memento Brown, ODBD Terra Cotta
Accessories-Embossing powder, Martha punches, ribbon, gold pearls


  1. This is so rich and beautiful, Sandee!!! Wonderful colors and embossing!!! Blessings!!!


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