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

Additional Our Daily Bread Products Used

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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
Silver Glitter Glue

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Special Gift Certificate offer at Our Daily Bread, Artistic Outpost and North Coast Creations

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ODBD Gift Certificates are available in the following denominations: $5.00, $10.00, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00! 
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This offer is valid until December 20, 2014, 11:00 PM EST! 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sled Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends! I'm back with my project for the SCS Sketch Challenge 518.  I have used  new products from Our Daily Bread Designs and I'll tell you all about them as I explain how I made this card!

I took the sketch and turned it upside down. Then I added a few more layers to dress it up a bit. I began by selecting Bravo Burgundy and Sahara Sand card stock. I stamped the sled image from the new ODBD Let it Snow stamp set with Bravo Burgundy pigment ink. I trimmed down the card stock and added a mat. Then I tried out my new embossing folder which I received in a WRAK secret sister 
F-R-O-S-T-E-D swap on SCS. (Thanks Angie!) I trimmed down the card stock and matted it. Then I knew this would be an A7 card (5x7) and I cut the card base. I took the new ODBD Gilded Gate die and started adding decoration to the matted sled and the embossed snowflake panels. I liked the result so I turned my attention to the sentiment and stamped one of the four sentiments from the Let it Snow stamp set. I used a die from the Ornate Flowers and Border Dies and then did a bit of sponging. I fussy cut a mat for the sentiment and then cut out the poinsettia using the ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia Die. I added the flourish from the ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies to complete the look. I added Glossy Accents to the poinsettia leaves for a bit of shine along with a tiny piece of bling in the center.
Here is a close up of the sled image. This stamp has tons of details and it stamped wonderfully with the pigment ink. Click on the images below if you want more information about the ODBD products used on this project!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Angel Star Christmas Card

 I'm still in Christmas card mode with glitter here, there and everywhere! I'll be cleaning up glitter for months to come but, that's okay. It's so festive and it really turned this card into something special! I'm adding it to the Our Daily Bread Shining Light Challenge ODBDSLC219-Christmas with ODBD stamps. Come on and join in the fun!
 Today's creation uses ODBD products from the last several releases. I used light blue card stock and cut three Flourished Star Pattern die cuts. I then took paper from the ODBD Christmas Collection 2014 and cut out three stars. I centered these on the center of the blue stars and glued them down. Once the glue was dry, I cut out the center with another star from the same die set and scored each blue piece down the certer vertically. I carefully folded the pieces and began to glue them together. Before I glued the last of the panels, I strung a beaded angel onto silver cord and glued it into the center of the piece. I simply tied a knot in the cord so that the angel stays put in the center of the open star. I looped the top of the cord over and back down into the card so that a tiny loop is left on the top of the card. Now the card can easily be hung as a Christmas decoration or it can sit nicely on a table. I cut tiny stars with the Splendorous Stars Die and glued them down to the small star shapes of the Flourished Star Pattern die cuts . I added light blue bling to the center of these for added sparkle. I created the poinsettia with the Peaceful Poinsettia die and more of the Christmas paper. I sponged light blue on the die before removing the poinsettia pieces so that the veins of the petals showed through. Another piece of light blue bling finished the flower and I turned my attention to the sentiment. I used the Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set and Mini Tags die on white card stock. I then sponged the tag and tucked it under the poinsettia. I sat and looked at this card for three days and wondered what to do with it. I liked how it turned out but, it still needed something. I pulled out my fine glitters and finally settled on using this custom blended blue that I made. It has three shades of blue and even some white glitter blended together.
Aaah, now it's a festive Christmas creation. I think it would be pretty hanging on a tree or sitting among the fireplace mantle greens! How about adding a couple of dimensional star ornaments hanging from the bottom in a line of three as a mobile type decoration?  Yes, there are lots of possibilities!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and joining me today! I hope you were inspired as you create wonderful things for Christmas!  I love to hear from you!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Release From Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello crafty friends! Welcome back to another ODBD release with brand new prizes! The amount for the drawings has increased and that means more crafty fun for the winners!!!! Without further ado, here are the details!
Prize Information: - 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

One more reminder! Today is cyber Monday and ODBD is offering grab bags along with a free shipping offer on qualifiying purchases!!!!

I just love this new gate stamp set!!!! I dream that is my entry gate in front of my Victorian house. I stamped the sentiment and the gate from the new stamp set called "The Gate" onto glossy white card stock. Say that three times fast!  I fussy cut this out and layered it on top of a label die cut which I stamped with the sentiment. I layered these pieces on top of the new Gilded Gate Die cuts. I cut them apart and did some layering with the die cuts. I cut a white card base 4.5x12 inches and folded at 6 inches so that the finished card measures 4.5x 6 inches. I trimmed down paper from the ODBD Chalkboard collection and mounted it on the card base. I then cut two white doilies. I cut one in half and placed it on the chalkboard paper so that it looked like one large doily and spanned the width of the paper as seen in the photo. I then cut four corners from the other die cut and placed them on the corners of the designer paper. I then placed the gate layers on top of the central doily to hide the gap of the two doily pieces. Add in some dimensional foam, black bling and white ribbon to add finishing touches!
These are the ODBD products used to create this card. Click on the images below to find the web pages for these products:
Many design team members did a stellar job at using this sled image from the new Let it Snow Stamp set. It's a real beauty! My version was stamped onto glossy card stock and colored with alcohol markers. The ground and sky were added using dye ink and a colorbox sponge tipped applicator by layering on colors. The snowflakes, highlights and piles of snow were added with  a white gel pen and then I used a glossy clear spray to seal the piece. Fine white glitter was added on bits of snow for shine and sparkle! I just love using glitter on snow for a festive feel! I mounted the image on a piece of blue designer paper from the new Patriotic collection.
I used blue pearlescent card stock as my card base cut at 5.5x11 inches and folded in half for a square card. I took another piece of paper from the Patriotic collection and cut it slightly smaller than the card base. I added 5/8 inch twill tape across the card so that it looked like ribbon on a package. I took a large doily die cut and cut out the center using another of the dies from the same set. I scored and folded the doily to get a small rosette and added an embossed snowflake from the Ornate Borders and Flower stamp set. I cut it out with the coordinating die and topped the rosette. I dug around in my stash of brads for the white snowflake to top it all off. The Let it Snow tag was made by using white embossing powder and light blue ink. I used the new Mini Tags Dies to cut the tag and then I sponged it with blue ink while the die was still attached to the tag. This left a nice white border. I absolutely love all of the mini tag dies in this set! I know they will get a lot of use!!!
Click on the pictures below for the links to these ODBD products;
Spectrum Noir Marker colors used are...
DR 2,3,5,7
BG 1,3,5
LY 2,3
TN 3,5,7
CG 3,4
Blender  pen

Please stop by and vist the ODBD Blog and my breadstick sister's blogs.

Julie * Chris * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Paula (that's me)* Angie * Lisa * Audrey 
Silke * Wanda * Grace * Gracie (Guest Designer)


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