Monday, June 29, 2009

Don't Burn the House Down!

I just noticed as I was opening Blogger today that this will be my 501st post on here! That is a lot of yakking and card-making. I am sure my family would wish I had done 501 other things..... just kidding; they are very supportive.

I went shopping in the next town with my 16 year old daughter on Saturday, and after many clothing stores for her, took a quick trip to Joann's. We don't have one here, so it was a treat! I get there about 3 times a year! We were walking down the aisles (with punches and paper and so on) and she said, "I think it's so funny that you love all this paper and metal stuff and I don't!" We are a lot alike, so we will see. I wasn't stamping at 16 either!! :)

I usually don't do the SCS Try a New Technique challenges, as I am always "running" somewhere and feel like I won't have the time to do a good job. But I had to do today's as it was perfect for Amazing Grace Hymn, a July 1 (Wednesday!) release by Our Daily Bread designs.

I had some stuff on my table that I hadn't yet put away (You've never had that experience, right?) from earlier this week, so I used it to help design my card for today's Faux Burnt Edges challenge.

I stamped the music image on Very Vanilla, using VersaFine Sepia ink, then tore the edges. I used these inks in this order to "burn" the edges:
1. Papertrey Camomile
2. Papertrey Chai
3. Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
4. VersaFine Sepia
5. VersaFine Black

Amazing Grace Hymn is a single stamp release. See my other post about this image and hymn HERE.

The sentiment is stamped on twill (just like earlier this week! lol) and is from Grow in Grace, another of the FIVE new set releases this Wednesday. Come back then for a fun BLOG HOP and the opportunity to win THREE of ODBD's new inks!

What a fun technique this was, and no house on fire!

Stamps: Grow in Grace & Amazing Grace Hymn (ODBD)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, SU! Very Vanilla, Memory Box Twiggy DP
Ink: VersaFine Sepia and Black, Papetrey Chai and Chamomile, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
Accessories: hardware (The Paper Studio), Primas, paper piercer, twill ribbon (May Arts)
Techniques: faux burnt edges, paper tearing, distressing, piercing


  1. This is beautiful, love the burnt edges.

  2. What a gorgeous card! THis technique is perfect with this image! Love how you stamped on the ribbon. I looked at the technique challenge this morning and thought: 'ugh, sounds like too much work, I'd rather just light a match.' LOL!

  3. Hi Judy! LOVE what you did with the technique today! We were definitely both on the same wavelength!!! Love your twill stamped with the sentiment! Awesome layout! I linked your post with the embedded video in my post because it was so great! Love what you did for today's TLC!!!

  4. The burned edges technique looks super on this music sheet Judy! You did a nice job with this today!

  5. Beautiful card! You did the technique so well that it really looks as though you burnt the edges. You have definitely inspired me to try it out!

  6. WOW - Judy - this card is fabulous!!! The image is perfect for this challenge!!! Absolutely love all the distressing with ink - it looks so cool!!!

  7. Great job on this challenge!! Can't wait to see this new release - thanks for the sneak peek!

  8. WOW Judy! This is stunning! Now I have to try this technique since last time I tried anything with cards and flame (soot technique) I caught the garbage can on fire!

  9. Very cool! Love the eedges and the colors!

  10. Another gorgeous card!! I love the way this looks!! I hope to give it a try soon!! :) HUGS

  11. GORGEOUS card!!! The burnt look has such a vintage/Victorian look to it!! I must try this technique!!

  12. Wow, Judy, your technique is perfection!!! So cool and so gorgeous at the same time!

  13. This is just fabulous Judy. I love the sheet music with this technique. Awesome!

  14. This is one amazing card, Judy, and done with things already on your desk too...I could probably make a few patchwork type cards with stuff on mine. I really like this technique done with the hymn, yours turned out very beautiful!

  15. Wow Jusy, you certainly chose the perfect technique to showcase this stamp. It is 'DIVINE' and I love your layout and colours! Your cards are always so elegant!! Thank you Jusy for sharing...and inspiring!! God bless you!


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