Sunday, March 1, 2015

ODBD's March New Release is Here!!

Hi Everyone!  I'm excited to share this month's new release from ODBD - there are so many beautiful stamps, and the papers and dies are awesome too.  If you've been hopping along with us then you've seen what my fellow designers have created - and if you're like me you are feeling very inspired :)!!

As always there will be prizes - all the details are toward the bottom of this post,

My first card features the new Blessed Easter and Floral Egg stamps, Custom Eggs Die and the Shabby Rose Collection papers.  There are two sizes to the eggs - my cards show only the smallest. To make this I started with the new Papers (so gorgeous!), stamped and white-embossed the Floral Egg onto the background panel.  It makes a great background to for the vase.

Below is a close-up:

Blessed Easter - Close-up

Next I, stamped the Floral Egg again, this time in Crisp Canteloupe ink  and used that to create the vase.  I stamped/colored and carefully cut the Pussy Willow from the Happy Spring set to finish making the vase.

Here's another are a couple more pictures:

Blessed Easter - Alt View

Last steps were making the sentiment panel, stamping/die cutting the eggs, and adding the border die at the bottom.  Final touches before mounting the popped elements were the linen thread bow and little pearl elements.  This card is a more 'clean and simple' design than I normally make, but I love this crisp clean look!  Here's one more picture:

Blessed Easter

My next card uses the same new stamps, dies and papers but with a completely different look.  It also features an older set called The Shepherd.  I started by choosing my frame - I wanted something that would add interest and give me room for the eggs and sentiment banner, and that would also fit around the little lamb scene.  Once the frame was cut I stamped the Floral Egg image in Versamark and clear embossed.

Below is a close-up:

Blessed Easter - Close-up

I planned to stamp this little scene onto the new Shabby Rose Collection papers, so chose a subtle paper that would work with Copics.  Next I stamped the little lamb - and to completely fit it into the inside of my frame I repeat stamped some of the daffodils to the right of the original image.  This extended the little scene by about an inch on the right side - perfect for the frame.  I used Copics and Sakura Glaze Pens to color the image, then softly sponged a bit of blue to define a sky area.  Below is another photo:

Blessed Easter - Alt View

The next steps were stamping/die-cutting the eggs and stamping/die-cutting the sentiment banner.  I used the Partial Die Cutting technique for this - which works perfectly if you need a banner to accommodate a sentiment that's larger than the die!!  I also outlined the words with a clear Sakura Glaze pen, to make the sentiment really pop.  Next I stamped/die-cut the eggs, created the bakers twine bow and started putting everything onto the card.

Last little details were the added gems and pearls.  Here's another photo:

Blessed Easter


Below are all the products I used on my projects today:

  

See below for PRIZE details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 gift certificate that can be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the 'Stamps Column' of the website - just for commenting on the Design Team's cards!!  You'll have until March 2nd, 2015 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments.  The Winners names will be posted on the ODBD Bog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!  Good luck everyone!


Below are links to my fellow Designer's Blogs - if you haven't had a chance to see what they've created, please feel free to stop by and pay them a visit - you'll be filled with inspiration!!

Julie  *  Cathy  *  Lori  *  Dawn  *  Sandee  *  Grace

Angie  *  Lisa  *  Sabrina  *  Silke  *  Chris  *  Wanda

Audrey(you are here)  *  ODBD Blog


So that's all I have for you today.  Thank you for visiting with us - I hope you found some inspiration along the way.  Stop back by anytime!!

Hugs and Blessings!
Audrey



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome to ODBD's February New Release!

Hi Everyone!!  We have another new ODBD Release to share today - and as always it's AMAZING! Hope you're enjoying all the beautiful cards and projects the designers have created for you - and I hope you've found some inspiration as well.

My first card features the new Hello! custom die and the Life is a Gift stamp set.  I love that there are two options for this particular image - one is total silhouette and the other has open areas for coloring. I had fun coloring this using my Sakura glaze and metalic pens.  This card was made using ODBD's Diamond Fold template card - this was so easy to make!!

I started by stamping, coloring and die-cutting the image panel.  Next I cut the Rustic Beauty papers to fit the front and inside panels of the diamond fold card.

Hello!! - Diamond Fold Front

Once that was done I die-cut the Quatrefoil Pattern die and trimmed it to fit the front panels.  Last steps were adding the Happy Birthday panel on the inside and adhering the ribbon to the back so it stays in place when the card is untied and open.  The ribbon is carefully positioned between dimensional foam dots so it moves easily when the card is opened and closed.


The next photo shows the card open:



And here's one from the front:



My next card features the same new Life is a Gift stamp but with a totally different look.  I used Sakura metalic and souffle pens on this one and love the dimension they add to this wonderful image!!  To make this card I started by stamping and coloring the image on the card base.  Next I sponged a bit of blue sky color inside the die cut window area to add more depth.

Then I die cut the Vintage Flourish Pattern die, glued that down and went to work on my ribbon tag arrangement.  I love this stamp set - it's so versatile!!

Life is a Gift - Close-up

Here's another photo of the front:

Life is a Gift - Live it Well!

Below are all the items used on my projects today:


  
       
  


And now for the Prize Details!!
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate 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'll have until February 2nd 2015 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments.  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on 

Febrjuary 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won.  Good Luck!!

Below are links to my fellow designers Blogs:

Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn

Julie * Grace * Chris * Lisa * Angie



Thank you so much for stopping by, and for hopping along with us today.  I hope you found some inspiration and enjoyment along the way.

Hugs and blessings!!

Audrey

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Never Stop Dancing to the Music in your Heart

Hello again - I have another new card to share on this newest day of the new year!  And it's for the Ways to use it Challenge over at SCS - Use something new.  Well, that's easy with the ODBD New Release here today!

I was craving some blue for some reason, maybe because of this sweet little Blue bird.  Anyway, to make this card I started by stamping and coloring the blue bird music image.  Next I die-cut the two layers and did a bit of sponging, then I die-cut and mounted the background panels and added some pearl flourishes.  Next I went to work on the sentiment banner.

Music Speaks - Close-up
After the sentiment was stamped and cut along the curve of the stamp I die-cut each end using the same Vintage Labels die as the other layers.  Next I sponged and popped that above the birdie and mounted/glued all the layers of the card.  Last steps were the finishing touches of the ribbon/bow and sequins.

Here's a view of the full card:

Music Speaks


Card Receipe and Details:

  • ODBD New January Release Music Speaks Stamp Set
  • White, Blue and Black Cardstock
  • Black, Lost Lagoon and Pacific Point Ink and Gel Pens to color the image
  • ODBD Custom Vintage Floral Pattern Die and Vintage Labels Dies
  • Pearls, Squins and Ribbon

Challenge Details:



Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey


ODBD's January New Release is Here!!

Hi Everyone - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 
Today we're celebrating the New Year with an exciting New Release at Our Daily Bread Designs - complete with Prizes!!  I'm always amazed at the beautiful stamps, dies and papers that Kelley and the team create for all of us each month, and what is so truly amazing is that each release seems somehow even more special than the last.  

That said I hope you feel the same, and find some joy and inspiration in this month's release.  The designers have been busy creating some beautiful samples for you - so take your time and enjoy every moment with us today!!

My first card features the new Music Speaks stamp set and new custom Faithful Fish Pattern Die (it's a die-cut and debosser in one!).  This card also features some of my favorite dies from past releases, including the little cross from last month's Mini Tags die set.

I started by die-cutting and debossing the background and banner panels.  Next I stamped and die-cut the sentiment circle, then went to work die-cutting all the other elements.  The Asters and some of the Fancy Foliage flourishes are die-cut from the Blooming Garden Collection Papers.


Shout for Joy to the Lord - Close-up

The last steps were deciding on the final arrangement and adding all the fun embellishments.  Here's another view:

Shout for Joy to the Lord


My next card features the same new stamps and dies and also includes last month's Mini Tags die.  I started by inking up the Faithful Fish Pattern die before running it through the BigShot.  I used Chalk Inks and tapped them directly onto the die - then carefully placed the cardstock and cutting plate on top - and I love the result!!

Never stop Dancing - Close-up

The next step was die-cutting the hearts, stamping/coloring and cutting the bird and musical stamp, and then stamping and carefully cutting the sentiment panel.  Once everything was ready I worked on final layout/placement and popped/glued all the elements in place.

Never stop Dancing!

Very last steps were adding the pretty green bakers twine bow, little die-cut heart charm and green sequins.  One thing I noticed in these photos is how bright the green twine looks.  I have seemingly misplaced my favorite camera and had to use my old one (thankfully I still had it!!), so it's probably somewhere in the old camera settings...



Below are all the stamps, dies and papers used in today's projects:


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Prize Details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "Stamps Column" of the ODBD Store website - just for commenting on the Design Team cards!!  You'll have until January 2nd, 2015 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments on the DT's Blogs for a chances to win.  Winners will be posted to the ODBD Blog on January 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!  Good luck everyone!!


Below are links to the Designer's card samples using all the January Release stamps and dies:


Cathy * Sandee * Lori * Dawn

Julie * Angie * Chris * Grace

Audrey(me) * Silke * Wanda



Thank you for visiting me today.  Hopefully you're able to visit the other designers and have found some inspiration!!

Hugs and blessings!!

Audrey




Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD's December Release!!

Hi Everyone!!  For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving - I hope it was a wonderful one!!

Welcome to ODBD's December New Release post.  We have another amazing selection of stamps, dies and papers to share with you today!!

Both my projects feature the same wonderful Sled from the Let it Snow stamp set, cute little tags from the new Mini Tag Custom Dies, as well as the wonderful Patriotic Collection Papers.  These papers are beautiful, and can work for Christmas cards as well!!

To make these cards I started by stamping and coloring the snowy sled scene using Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, and decorating with liquid glaze, flocking powder and glitter.  Next I stamped and die-cut the sentiments, added the other die-cut elements, and then went to work on the finishing touches.

This first card shows the Sled on a banner with winter greenery from the Fancy Foliage custom die set, the Let it Snow sentiment, and some fun sequins.


Let it Snow - Close-up

Let it Snow Banner Card

My second card shows the sled on the Vintage Labels custom die, along with a couple more of these fun new little tags!!  Love how versatile they are.


Let it Snow!!



Let it Snow - Tags View


As always there are PRIZES!!
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 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 9:00pm 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've won!!!!


Below are all the items used on today's projects:


   

    















Below are links to my fellow Designers:

Julie * Chris * Cathy * Lori

Dawn * Sandee * Paula

Angie * Lisa * Audrey(me)

Silke * Wanda * Grace

Gracie (Guest Designer)




Thanks for stopping in - I hope you found inspiration here today.

Hugs and Blessings!!

Audrey