Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to ODBD's April Release!!

Hi Everyone!!  We have another amazing ODBD Release to share with you.  My goodness is this ever a fun release - and just perfect for Spring!   There are four new stamp sets, one background stamp, and three custom die sets.  I hope if you're hopping along with us that you're enjoying all the beautiful creations by the ODBD DT.  They're creativity is such an inspiration.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Anniversary celebration, and thank you too for all your kind comments.  It's a wonderful thing to share ODBD with everyone, and to know their scripture, quotes and sentiment stamps and messages touch so many people!!!

On to my projects.  My first card features the new April Showers Stamp set, along with the Custom Umbrellas and Custom Clouds and Raindrops Die sets.  I also used ODBD's fab Shabby Rose Collection Papers, their Fun and Fancy Side-Step card base and several other favorite ODBD dies.  I started by adding the rose papers to the card base, and then die-cutting the clouds, umbrella, and sentiment elements.

April Showers Side Step Card

Next I went to work die-cutting all the grass and little flowers.  I used the new Grass Border die along with the Fancy Foliage leafy stem and some little flowers from the Cross and Poinsettia custom die sets,  Next I glued/popped the clouds and sentiment panel, glued all the grasses, leaves and flowers, added the Umbrella and then moved on to the final touches - the little raindrops and flower centers.

Here's another view:

April Showers Bring May Flowers

My next card features the same new stamps and dies, along with some other favorite papers and dies. To make this I started with ODBD's Fun and Fancy Center Step card base and used some scraps from one of my favorite papers - the Rose Collection papers.  I created a collage of various scraps and glued those papers down onto the card base.


You make me Happy - Close-up

Next I die-cut the Clouds, Umbrella and Fancy Foliage flourishes and leaves.  I used the Partial Die Cutting technique to make the two-sided sentiment banner, and the Beautiful Borders die to create the little corner elements on the sides.


You make me Happy - Alt View

Final steps were arranging and gluing all the elements.  I loved working with these wonderful little paper flowers!!  Here's a final view:

You make me HAPPY :)!

Below are all the Stamps, Dies and Papers used in my projects today:


      




Prize Details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate for the purchase of Stamps found in the "Stamps Column"  of the ODBD Store Website - Just for leaving comments on the Design Team's Cards.  You'll  have until April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designer's Blogs.  The Winners names will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've Won!  Good luck everyone!!


Below are links to all my fellow designer's Blogs.  I am so inspired by what they've creatied - and I hope you are too!!

Julie * Sandee


Dawn * Cathy * Lori  * Angie


Chris * Grace * Silke * Wanda


Audrey(me) * Sabrina


ODBD Blog



Thank you for joining us today - I hope you enjoyed all the projects we've made and that you've found some inspiration along the way.

Hugs and Blessings everyone!!

Audrey



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary!!

Hi Everyone - Thanks for stopping by.  Today we're celebrating Day 4 of ODBD's 7th Anniversary  - with two Special Edition Commemorative Stamp Sets.  And we're giving away 7 free stamps to 7 lucky winners!!  This is such a special time at ODBD - I hope you can join in the celebration with us.

My card today features one of the stamps form the new God Quotes set.  Here's a close-up view:

God Quotes

To make this card I started with the sentiment panel - stamping and die-cutting those layers.  Next I created the card base and die-cut that background layer.  After that I went to work on the Butterflies - and I decided to try something different...  I stamped/die-cut the butterfly on Velum card stock, then colored them using Sakura Glaze pens.  The cool thing is that the Glaze didn't dry on the velum right away - which allowed me to blend the colors a bit.  After that I used a heat tool to set the ink.  They were a bit deformed from the Glaze and heat, so I used a bone-folder to curve them back into shape.

Here's another photo:

God's Gift

Next I die-cut the Fancy Foliage out of ODBD papers, played with placement, and then started gluing/mounting everything.  The butterflies were so vibrant that I felt they needed something else - like flowers :)!!!  So after everything was together I added the flowers - some are punched and some are made using the little flower from the Ornamental Crosses set.  Playing with flowers is one of my favorite things - and I felt the more flowers I added the more at home the butterflies seemed to be LOL!!

Speaking of butterflies - here's a super close-up shot.  The velum makes them seem almost real - like they're about to take off!!


Velum Glazed Butterflies

Last touches were the pearls and liquid pearl flower centers.

Here's one more shot, this time of the full card:

God Quotes


Below are all the ODBD stamps, dies and papers used on my project:

 


  


Here are the links to my fellow designer's blogs and all their fabulous cards and projects:

Lori Chris Angie Silke


Robin * Sabrina * Lisa * Grace



Gracie * Audrey(you are here) 


Wanda * Paula * Cathy * Diana 





Prize Information:
Seven randomly selected winners will each receive one of the new ODBD Anniversary stamp sets - just for commenting on the Design Team's cards!!  You'll have until March 19, 2015 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 20th - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!

Thank you everyone for celebrating with us.  I hope you've found inspiration and have been uplifted by these wonderful Quotes and Verses.

Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey



Sunday, March 15, 2015

ODBD Scripture & Anniversary Celebration!!


Hi Everyone - welcome to ODBD's Scripture Blog Hop!!  I love this time of year at ODBD, because it means we're celebrating an Anniversary - and one of the ways we celebrate is by using an ODBD scripture on our projects.  This year we're celebrating with Two Bloghops - the first is today, where we're sharing cards and projects using ODBD's wonderful Scripture sets.  The next is on 17th, which is our official Anniversary Celebration!  And you know - there will be PRIZES.  You can find more details about the prizes further down in this post.

My card is made using ODBD's Scripture Collection 11.  This set has four beautiful stamps, and for this card I chose Psalm 145:18.  My card also features our new Shabby Rose Collection papers.  To make this card I started by creating a layout/sketch.  Next I created the card base and curvy border layers and went to work on the scripture panel.

The Lord is Near - Close-up

After that panel was stamped and die-cut I started on the flowers and flourishes.  I used some pre-made paper roses from my stash along with some die-cut and punched flowers.  I started with the paper roses and removed all the leaves on the underside of the flowers.  They were different greens and much too dark for my project.  Next I determined placement of the flourishes and glued those down, then added the paper roses and die-cut/punched smaller flowers.

Here's another view:

The Lord is Near - Alt View

Last steps were die-cutting/sponging the tiny leaves, placing those all around the flowers, and adding the linen thread bow and die-cut cross at the top.  I also added little dots of liquid pearls to the flower centers.

Here's one more photo:

The Lord is Near

I absolutely love how pretty and feminine this card looks with these beautiful shabby rose papers.  I hope you like it too!


Below are the stamps, dies and papers used for my project:

https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/fancy-foliage-dies.html  https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/gcs26-flourish-label-borders-clear-stamps.html https://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.php/csbd55-vintage-label-dies.html



Below are links to my fellow designers:




Prize Details:
We'd love to have you join us in sharing your projects using and ODBD Scripture.  Whether you choose to create a card using fun folds or a fun technique, create a CAS card, scrapbook page or home decore item - we'd love to see the projects you create using ODBD Scripture stamps.  

To enter, simply create your project using an ODBD Scripture, then add it to the InLinkz found at the bottom of the ODBD Post by Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Seven random winners will be chosen to receive a $15.00 ODBD Gift Certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "Stamps column" of the ODBD Store website.  

Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on Sunday March 22, 2015 - so please be sure to check there to see if you've won!!  Good luck everyone!!

Below is more information about our Anniversary celebration:



ODBD Scripture Collection Sale
From now through Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can SAVE 20% on all Scripture Collection stamp sets.  Please see the ODBD Blog for more details.


Thanks everyone for stopping by, and for celebrating with us today.  I have seen what all the other designers have created and I'm always amazed at their talent.  I hope you're enjoying the Hop, and are inspired by the scriptures and cards.

Hugs and Blessings!
Audrey



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