Ah, what a beautiful hymn. It always reminds me that the man who wrote this hymn wrote it over the place in the Atlantic Ocean where his daughters were lost at sea during a storm, yet he could say that “it is well with my soul”. This is also one of my husband’s favorite hymns. Help me Lord to say that it is well with my soul even during the storms of this life. Help me to continue to build a strong foundation where I can turn to You as my loving Poppa in every situation.
Enough said! I finished this card yesterday, but wanted to get my MOJO 318 card posted and saved this one for today. Two cards in 2 days – a little bit of a personal miracle! I have been busy working trade shows and taking a class at my local store, the Enchanted Cottage which is where I picked up this background stamp and scripture. Our Daily Bread Designs taught classes there on October 26 that a good friend Nancy & I took together. When I saw this hymn in a stamp, I knew I would be getting it – a true no brainer for my card ministry! I still haven’t told Thom the amount of my purchase yet! The scripture sentiment is part of the scriptures that Pastor Jim Reklis of Grace Church in Chapel Hill, NC used in our wedding ceremony in 2005. The Lord’s mercies are new every morning. Thank you Lord for Thom!
I used the Viva la Verve November, Week 1 sketch. You can see it below. I did modify the sketch. It didn’t want to cover up the name of the hymn with my ribbon so I switched sides. I made the horizontal strip wider so that the fall trees and leaf paper were more visible. I’m so enjoying the cooler fall weather. My card is 4¼” by 5½”.
· Stamp set(s): Our Daily Bread Designs – It Is Well With My Soul & Scripture Collection 1; Heartfelt Creations – Open Fall Leaves
· Ink(s): Stampin’ Up! – Early Espresso & Cajun Craze; Glimmer Mist – Iridescent Gold
· Paper: The Paper Loft – Autumn Splendor’s Orchard; Stampin’ Up! – Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cajun Craze & Crushed Curry CS
· Dies & Embossing folders: Spellbinders – Labels 1; Heartfelt Creations – Falling Leaves Die;
· Embellishments/Other things of note: Stampin’ Up! – Antique Brads; Martha Stewart – Doily Lace Edge Punch; American Crafts - Ribbon
My card is straight forward after getting the cardstock and patterned paper the way I wanted them. I also added the Glimmer Mist to the card after I had it all together. The shimmer makes me think of those fall mornings when the frost makes everything just shimmer in the sunshine. The wetness made the paper roll slightly but it just helps give my card a weathered feel that paper can get over time from moisture. I might have gotten carried away with the Glimmer Mist – LOL – it’s been a while since I used it!
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