Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shout For Joy From Our Daily Bread Designs




Hello crafty friends! I hope all of you are staying warm as we near the end of January.  We have passed the winter solstice by a month so the days are getting longer! Before you know it, spring will be here once again.
I have a double challenge card to share with you today.  I combined the Color Challenge 514 with the











sketch challenge 524 over at Splitcoaststampers. As you can see, I am using stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs January release along with some previously released die sets. Come on and join in the fun!!!!!

H523 - MUSIC SPEAKSH587 - GRUNGE PIANO BACKGROUNDCSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIESCSBD45 - CIRCLE ORNAMENT DIESCSBD72 - MATTING CIRCLES DIES

Materials List
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps Music Speaks and Grunge Piano Background
Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies-Fancy Foliage, Matting Circles, Circle Ornaments
Spellbinder Dies- A2 Scalloped Borders Three
Card Stock- Textured and 96# Bristol paper
Ink- Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue
Misc.- Pearl Bling

I hope you like this and found some inspiration today!!!! I'm always happy to answer any questions that you may have about this project.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

ODBD Taking a Look Back at the January Release


Hello crafty friends! I have a couple of projects to show you today which were made with some of the ODBD January release stamps and dies! First, I have this sweet little lantern to show you. When I saw the new Faithful Fish Pattern Die and Debossing Plate, I imediately thought of making a lantern with it and this is the end result. I started with a sturdy card stock as the base and then added the fish pattern windows which I cut out of heavy vellum. On top of that I added designer paper which is cut  so that the card stock just peeks out around the edges. You can see the shadow of it on the inside of the window and around the outside edges.
. I sponged the edges of the designer paper and added four ODBD Decorative Corners die cuts which were also sponged. They are sandwiched back to back on opposite sides of the lantern. I stamped the treble clef from the Just a Note Stamp set and used alcohol markers to color it. I fussy cut this out and backed it with the same beige card stock that I used on the lantern. I cut it out and added foam dots to the back. I placed it on the lantern and added a few swirl die cuts from the ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies.I sponged the pink ink onto smooth white card stock and cut the swirls out from that so the stamped image matched the swirls and designer paper.
 For the roof, I used vellum and the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Die as the base. I added a border with the ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies which I also sponged. I folded this piece in half and  added the center die cut using the ODBD Vintage Labels Dies. On each side, I stamped a verse from the ODBD Just a Note Stamp set.
I added a bit of Aleene's Tack-It-Over & Over glue to the underside of the roof and let it dry. Now I can place the roof on the lantern and easily remove it. With the roof removed, the lantern will fold flat and can easily be mailed or stored. I just place the roof onto a piece of  parchment paper before folding so that the glue can be used over and over. 
The  Faithful Fish Pattern Die and Debossing Plate can be a little tricky to use with heavy vellum. I found it helpful to use a metal shim to cut on and a paper shim over the center of the die. I did need to rotate my sandwich and run it through the machine two or three times. I also found it helpful to crank slowly as I embossed each piece so as not to tear around the fish.

The next project is this sweet little card using the new ODBD Music Speaks Stamp Set! It measures 5 1/2 inches square. I started with a piece of heavy card stock for the base and added a dark peachy/pink textured card stock with a piece of designer paper from the ODBD Blushing Rose collection. I sponged the edges of the DP and added a gold textured ODBD Doily Die Cut. I cut the doily in half and used it above and below the main image. I stamped the main image onto vanilla card stock and colored it with alcohol markers. I sponged the edges and layered onto the textured cardstock. I then pierced the edged for more interest and texture.

The ribbon was added around the card layers and dimensional foam was added to pop those layers off of the card base. Foam was added to the center die cuts and placed over the ribbon. I stamped Just a note onto more Vanilla card stock and die cut it with the ODBD Mini Tags Dies. I made the bow and added a home made rose using single five petal mulberry flowers. I cut the leaves with the ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies and paper from the ODBD Blushing Rose paper collection. The finishing touch was some gold bling added to the doily.

ODBD Items Used for the Lantern (click on images for more information)
CSBD73 - FAITHFUL FISH PATTERN DIE & DEBOSSING PLATEH522 - JUST A NOTECSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIESCSBD51 - BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIESCSBD39 - DECORATIVE CORNERS DIESCSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIESCSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIES

ODBD Items used to make Bird Card
H523 - MUSIC SPEAKSCSBD55 - VINTAGE LABEL DIESCSBD62 - DOILY DIESCSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIESH522 - JUST A NOTEBLUSHING ROSE COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

Check out the ODBD Blog post and my sister sticks.
Paula * Sandee * Lori * Cathy *  Dawn * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ODBD Color Challenge 222


I know that it has been a while since I last posted and several of you have inquired as to where I have been. Well...my husband and I have been ill since the beginning of December with a lung
infection. After many trips to see the Doctor, we are slowly on the mend. Christmas came and went and I did not do any cooking for any of the Holiday meals!!! Things are finally getting back to normal and I ventured out of the house for the first time on Sunday. I hadn't been out in 21 days! Now let's get on to the fun stuff! 
Today I have joined in the color challenge 222 at Our Daily Bread Designs.  You can find a new challenge on their blog every Tuesday so head on over and join the fun!!! Win the prize for the Shining Light Challenge!!!

I chose three of the lavender and purples from this color chart to create my card with some of the new stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. The main image is from the Just a Note Stamp set and I fussy cut the image. I backed it with dark card stock and cut another treble clef to add another layer. The background image behind that is the Grunge Piano Background. Behind the scrolly frame is another background called Chalkboard Lattice. Click on the photos below to see more information about these items.
ODBD January 2015 Release Items used:
H522 - JUST A NOTEH587 - GRUNGE PIANO BACKGROUND

ODBD Previously Released Item:
G539 - Chalkboard Lattice Background

Materials List
Card Stock- Smooth White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Ink- Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Water Based Markers- Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
ODBD Stamps- Just A Note, Grunge Piano Background, Chalkboard Lattice Background
Dies- Spellbinder 5x7 Reflective Moment
Misc.- Bling and ribbon
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Friday, December 19, 2014

December 2014 Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs

Today we are having another peek at the December release at Our Daily Bread Designs!  I had some fun playing around with some dies! Yes, I used the new Gilded Gate Die and made the arch by cutting out parts of the Decorative Corner Die. There are so many creative ways to use this die and you know how I love to mix and match my dies! I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the gate for added dimension. It really brings the gate to life!  To the right, I added a sign on the gate with the Free Admission Stamp Set.  Which reads Eternal Life Admit One. I designed the card so that it could be used two ways. First, it could be given to a new Christian or it would also be nice to use for someone who is already a Christian and suffering from a life long or terminal illness. It's a reminder of their future and not their current circumstances.
Now let's get into more details of how this card was made. I started with heavy white card stock as the base for this A7 size card and added papers from the ODBD Christmas 2014 paper collection. I sponged the edges with matching ink so that the paper would blend where I made new cuts. I did piece the paper at the top where the ribbon and border cross the card.
For the main image panel, I took a piece of glossy cardstock and stamped with the ODBD Garden Path stamp for the walkway and grassy area. I just took a large post it type note and masked off the area of the stamp that I didn't want to use. I inked the stamp, removed the mask and then made my stamped image. I hand colored this area with water based markers for the fine details and used a sponge tipped stylus tool to layer on color with dye based inks. I also used a mask to get a clean line across the paper where the gate stands. I flipped my mask around and began creating the sky with the stylus tool and dye inks. I trimmed the edges of the paper down to 4.25x5.75 inches and sprayed it with a clear coat to bring out the vibrance of the inks. I highlighted some flowers and the brick path with a white gel pen. I attached the gate and made a black and white mat for depth and dimension. I then attached the main matted image to the background paper and then pieced the top by adding a border and ribbon. This looked a bit plain so I pulled out some black pearl bling and a mini decorative fleur de lis.
On the inside I made a mat with the decorative papers and added two white borders from the ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the new ODBD The Gate Stamp Set and cut it out with the ODBD Antique Labels and Borders Dies. I sponged the edges with a bit of black ink for contrast and centered it on the page. Believe it or not, this is one of the few cards that I can actually mail using a single stamp with a standard envelope. You better look twice because that doesn't happen very often!   I love dimension and I don't mind mailing cards in a bubble mailer. So if you are a one stamp card maker, this may be just the card for you!

I think that's about it except for the materials list below. Just click on the pictures for links and more information about these items. Stop by and check out the ODBD Blog to see our projects and pop by the design team members blogs for additional pictures and information about how they made their projects.
Julie * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Paula(That's Me) * Cathy * Wanda * Stacy * Sabrina 
Gracie (Guest Designer)

December Release Items
CSBD52 - GILDED GATE DIESCSBD63 - MINI TAG DIESG586 - THE GATEGCS34 - FREE ADMISSION (Clear Stamps)

Additional Our Daily Bread Products Used
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2014 6x6 PAPER PADGARDEN PATHCSBD51 - BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIESCSBD39 - DECORATIVE CORNERS DIESCSBD26 - ANTIQUE LABELS & BORDER DIES

Thanks so much for joining me today!
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bethlehem Star with Wisemen Easel Card

Today I decided to enter the SCS Teapot Challenge #333 with this easel card and I used the stocking cookies picture as my inspiration. This is the first time that I have done a teapot challenge and I am glad to have participated in several new challenges this year. 
I have used Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps, paper and dies. Click on the pictures below if you need more information about these items. I used a bit of seam binding ribbon and  added a bit of sponging to complete the look.




















For the wisemen, I just heat embossed them with clear glittered embossing powder and then sponged two colors of ink to add some color. I finished it off by adding a bit of silver glitter glue dots for added sparkle. If you look closely at the front of the card, I did the same thing with the glitter glue dots. I just added a bit here and there on top of some of the existing dots to catch the light.

Materials List
ODBD Christmas 2014 Paper Collection
Silver CS, Vanilla CS, whitewash collection CS as the base.
Ink- Encore metallic teal, adirondack lights aqua
ODBD Dies- Splendorous Stars, Shining Star(bonus die in the Star Dies Bundle), Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Mini Tag
ODBD Stamps- Wisemen, Come Let Us Adore Him, Mini Tag Sentiments
Clear Glitter Embossing Powder
Ribbon
Silver Glitter Glue
CSBD63 - MINI TAG DIESGCS32 - MINI TAG SENTIMENTSCHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2014 6x6 PAPER PADCSBD78 - SPLENDOROUS STARS DIESG602 - COME LET US ADORE HIMCSBD72 - MATTING CIRCLES DIESG592 - WISEMEN ORNAMENTCSBD45 - CIRCLE ORNAMENT DIES
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