The glory, Lord, be thine…


 …let our songs with joy resound, – The glory, Lord, be Thine. 

Every month, I participate in a little challenge between friends, Just For Fun. This month Alli Miles selected a Unity image that she liked and asked a few of us to give it a whirl. Myself, Kim Hughes, Julie Campbell and Michele Boyer took on the challenge and paired it with some Graphic 45 Hot Tomato paper that Carole Burrage liked and was so sweet to send. That’s how we do the Just for Fun challenge. I can’t wait to see how their projects turned out. I know they’ll be fabulous.


I stamped my bird from the Unity July Kit of the Month on kraft cardstock, cut with a Spellbinders die, inked the edges with a cream chalk ink and proceeded to cover it with several layers of ultra-thick embossing powder (UTEE).  I love how UTEE gives your images an epoxy look, like an enamel charm or glass window.

Then it was time for a sentiment. Months and months ago, my friend Sandy Redburn from Crafty Secrets (no one does vintage quite like Sandy!) had a beautiful old hymn as a free download on her blog. It’s been sitting on my desktop just waiting to be printed and live out it’s days on a crafty creation. Yesterday was that day.  I loved it so much, that I might do it again. The sentiment that shows reads, “..let our songs with joy resound, – The glory, Lord, be Thine.” from the original song, “Sing Joyfully, Sing Cheerily”.

The patterned paper, the bird, the sentiment tag, Prima flowers and of course, buttons were layered onto a Blush Red, and then a Suede Dark Brown Chocolate square, both from Prism. All the layers were stitched snug and mounted on a 5.25″ square Kraft card.

I wasn’t originally digging the image/paper pairing, but I am loving how this turned out.  Now I just need to find more of that Graphic 45 paper. 🙁

  • Stamp: folksy bird – July Kit of the Month – Unity Stamp Company 
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Blush Red Dark, Suede Dark Brown – Prism & Hot Tomato – Graphic 45 
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa – Memento, Old Paper Distress – Ranger, Cream – Papertrey Ink 
  • Accs: flowers – Prima, buttons – PTI, sheet music download – Crafty Secrets 

14 responses to “The glory, Lord, be thine…

  1. Oooh! I LOVE the music with this image! They were made for each other! AND… the UTEE is such a cool technique! I need to try that! Beautious, girl!

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous! So beautifully done. . . I love it!

  3. Lori–love this simple yet elegant card! I especially like how you left the image colourless and put the UTEE over it.

  4. I love that you stamped the bird on kraft and then cracked him! (lol) Seriously, it looks fantastic, Lori! And I really like that you used the music strip for the sentiment. It’s perfect and very creative! 🙂

  5. whoa girl…you rocked these products! I love, love, love the kraft, texture and dimension…stunning work!!

  6. Love this, girl!! Totally fabulous!

  7. I love how the kraft takes on a whole new feel with the UTEE. Very cool and GORGEOUS!

  8. really cute. i can’t get enough of the music paper or music stamps…love it.

  9. Everything works sooo perfectly together on your beautiful card, Lori!! Fantastic!!

  10. This is such a pretty card! Great balance.

  11. Lori! This is stunning! I get your blog each day in my inbox and had to click on this post to tell you how much I LOVE your colors and this layout! The whole card is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your art with us all!!

  12. What a fun challenge and your turned out so neat. What really great details with that thick embossing on the die cut piece and that neat music piece. LOVE IT!

  13. Great Idea. Love the list pads.

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