Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ODBD's Latest Release is Here!!!!

Hi Everyone and Welcome to ODBD's July Release!!  This month is all about Banners for me with all my projects using the new Pennant Row and Die sets.

My first project uses the New Pennant Row and Die sets as mentioned, along with the recently released Asters and Leaves Die and Blooming Garden Collection papers.  To make this card I first die-cut the flowers leaves and flourish, then stamped and die-cut the banners and played with the layout design.  I assembled the flower, glittered the banners then mounted everything onto the card base.  Last steps were adding the bows and a few sequins.

Inspire / Imagine

Below is a close-up of the flower - it really shows off the fun sparkly center and how beautifully these papers work together!!

Asters and Leaves - Close-up View

My next card features the the Believe Pennant Row stamp and Die set, along with another favorite of mine, the Faith stamp and Butterfly Branch Die sets (Butterfly stems and Verse).  It also features my new favorite Decorative Vase die!!  I'd use that on every card if I could!!  To make this one I started with the Faith butterfly, stamped onto craft card stock and die-cut.  The image was colored using Prismacolor pencils.  I then stamped and die-cut a second and third time from ODBD Blushing Bride paper collection and layered/mounted the butterflies to add interest and depth.


Next steps were to stamp and die-cut the verse, stamp and die-cut the banner, die-cut the other elements (the decorative corner, fancy foliage, and bottom border) and assemble everything.  After everything was together I added a few finishing touches - this is always fun!!  For this card it was the dots of crystal effects on the butterfly's polka-dots, the linen thread bow and sequins, along with some added die-cut leaves around the special little butterflies :).

The photo below shows all the details close-up.

Believe - Close-up View

This month I have a third card to show you - this one was just as much fun to make as the others but is so much more beautiful in real life.  The photo cannot fully capture the wonderful glitter detailing, and doesn't capture the colors well either.  Even so it's worth sharing :).

Blessed - Close-up View

This card features the Blessed banner, along with the Blooming Garden Collection papers and several other ODBD custom dies.  To make this I started by die-cutting the frame.  Behind that is a stamped and die-cut vanilla panel and a quatrefoil die-cut, then over the frame are layers of the Ornamental Crosses and the Blessed Banner.  Before everything was mounted I added a warm/clear glitter all around the base Cross and in the darker/sponged areas of the top cross, as well as to the flower center.  There is also glitter 'dots' on the banner.  Final touches were the little bows and sequins.


Thank you for joining us this month - and as a reminder - there are prizes!!!

Prize Information:
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until July 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Below are the stamps and dies I used for my samples this month:






Below are links to all the Designers Blogs and samples - and as always the creations this month are truly gorgeous!!  Hope you found some inspiration, and thank you for joining in our July Celebration!!

 Julie * Grace * Chris *

 Lori * Cathy * Sandee * Dawn *

 Angie * Lisa * Wanda * Audrey(me) * Sabrina

Thanks again - blessings everyone!!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD's June Release!!

Hi Everyone!!  Welcome to another amazing release at ODBD.  The stamps, dies and papers, and the other designers creations will blow you away this month!!  If you've already been 'hopping' along you know exactly what I'm talking about - right? :)!!

My projects feature the new Asters and Leaves and Decorative Vase Custom Dies along with the beautiful Blushing Rose Collection papers.  I love all the ODBD paper collections and this month's has fast become one of my favorites!!

To make my first card I started with the base, die-cut and matted the Sentiment Panel directly from the Blushing Rose Collection Papers, then die-cut and popped the Vintage Flourishes frame on top.  Next I set out to 'decorate' the card with the Decorative Vase and Asters.  These Asters are made using only the smallest flower, center and leaves.  I also made some little roses using leftover pieces from the Quatrefoil die plus the little clover/flower from the Ornamental Crosses die.

Here's a close-up of my first card:

Vase with Flowers - Close-up

I love that this verse is included as part of the papers - it's hard to read in my photos.  It says:

She is clothed in strength and dignity,
 and she laughs without fear of the future.
Proverbs 31:25

Here are some other views in case you want to see more:

Vase and Flowers

Vase and Flowers - Alt View

My next card uses the same new release items, along with some other ODBD favorites.  To make this card I started with the base, die-cut the Quatrefoil pattern in the new Blushing Rose Papers, adhered that over a second layer of the papers, then added some lace at the bottom.  Then I die-cut, curved, sponged and decorated the Vase.  I used liquid pearls on the embossed areas then after that was dried covered the entire vase in matte glaze.  Next I started die-cutting all the fun flower elements.

Flowers for You - Close-up

I just cannot get enough of these amazing Papers, and honestly I could sit and make these flower arrangements all day and never tire.  The For You tag is also a part of the Blushing Rose Collection papers so all I did was die-cut and edge with a bit of liquid pearls.

Flowers for You

Flowers for You - Alt View

Below are all the ODBD dies and papers that were used on my projects today:




Prize Information:
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the Designer's Blogs to receive a $15.00 gift certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps at the ODBD Store. You'll have until June 2, 2014 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments.  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've Won!!!

Below are the links to my fellow-designers Blogs:

Grace * Sandee * Stacy * Dawn * Lori

Cathy * Julie * Sabrina * Angie * Lisa 

Silke * Audrey(me) * Wanda

Card Details and Recipe:

This card is also being submitted for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #134 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by - hope you enjoyed your time with us today!!!  And I hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Keep the Faith

Hi Everyone!!  I was able to make some time to play in my stamp room and have a couple of cards to share from weekend Challenges over on SCS.  One features this month's ODBD Release Stamp - Sheltering Angel, and the other features the new Custom Angel Wings die.

This first one is my favorite of the two - celebrating today's Featured Stamper on SCS (links and details are further down in the post).  To make this one I started by inking up the inside of an embossing folder - using Coastal Cabana and Tempting Turquoise.  Next I die cut and assembled the Lilly flowers and Wing/tag elements, stippled the flower, then adhered/popped everything onto the card base.

This first photo shows the detailing on the Angel Wings and Tag - with the little key and cross paper charms.

Keep the Faith - Close-up

Here are a couple more pictures showing the front and side views:

Keep the Faith - Front View

This is the first time I've used these SB Lilly dies - and oh my goodness are they FUN and EASY!! Once they were assembled I stippled some color and added a little glitter!!

Keep the Faith - Alt View

My next project is for yesterday's Inspiration Challenge also on SCS.  I am such a fan of David Bromstad's work when I saw his art featured on this website I couldn't help myself!!  And honestly there was no help for me in trying to re-create his beautiful design - but hey, I tried anyway LOL!!! 

To make this card I cut a square piece of card stock, then using an SB Peony Flower die as a guide I started sponging greens and grays in a sort-of floral pattern.  I kept shifting the die in order to get the artsy/imperfect look similar to the flower in the painting.

The Flower Within CASE

Once that was done I randomly stamped the Sheltering Angel Irish Blessing.  Next I added some definition using copics and glitter to 'glitz' it up a bit.  There's a bit of green glitter on the flower center, Black glitter on the right edge and top corner, and little bits of clear glitter in different areas around.  Lastly I added crystal effects to make the white/gray areas more interesting.

The Flower Within CASE - Alt View

Thanks for stopping by - hope you found some inspiration while you were here!!

Card Recipe Details:
  • ODBD Sheltering Angel and Ornate Frame Sentiments Stamp Sets
  • ODBD Custom Dies:  Antique Lables, Angel Wings and Ornamental Crosses
  • SB Create-A-Lilly and Peony Flower, CLD Fanciful Flourish Dies
  • White Cardstock, Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise/ Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Gray and Black Inks
  • Embossing Folder, Flocking Powder, Glitter, Crystal Effects, Linen Thread, Foam Tape

Challenge Details Card 1:
Challenge Details Card 2:

Thank you for stopping by for a visit!!  Hope you have a blessed week!!



Thursday, May 1, 2014

ODBD's May Release Celebration!!

Welcome to ODBD's May Release - Thank you for stopping by.  This month presents lots of wonderful new stamps and dies, and amazing papers too.   My sister designers have really out-done themselves with beautiful creations for all of us - and as always I'm in awe of their talents!!

My first project features the new Angel Wings Die, Sheltering Angel Stamp, and the beautiful Rustic Beauty Collection papers, along with items from previous releases - all detailed further down in my post.

To make the first card I stamped and die-cut the sentiment panel and wings, die-cut the fancy foliage, layered flowers and leaves, and then worked on the arrangement.  I chose an alternate orientation on my Angel Wings and then noticed after-the-fact that they might be sideways... Maybe this was meant to show how versatile they are :)!!!

An Irish Blessing with Flowers

I love playing with the layout and placement on my cards - After all the elements are created.  I enjoy moving things around on the card front until it sort-of speaks to me.  I rarely glue anything down until I've explored all my options.  And once everything is stacked/popped and glued I love adding those final perfect little touches - in this case those were the tiny rhinestones and dabs of glitter :)!!

An Irish Prayer

My next project uses the same Sheltering Angel stamp, Angel Wings Die and the wonderful new papers too - and I love how unique this one looks.  Again it has the same 'sideways' Angel Wings - because at the time I thought they were right-side-up LOL!!

Angel Wings on Wood

To make this card I started with the wood slat paper, stamped the sentiment in Craft Black ink and then clear-embossed over it.  Next I die-cut the Angel Wings, Fancy Foliage and tiny flowers and started assembling.  The paper is adhered onto over-sized brown card stock, leaving enough space on the bottom for some gold liquid pearls detailing.

I especially love the rustic look combined with the beautiful angel wings - it's just a bit unexpected :).

Angel Wings - Close-up

Hope you like these too!!

Below are the products used on my two projects:


Prize Details Here:
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designer's blogs, and each will receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate which can be used to purchase ODBD Stamps from the ODBD Store.  You'll have until 9:00pm EDT on May 2nd to leave your comments.  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd - so of course you'll want to check back to see if you've won!!  Good Luck!!

Designer Blog Links are Here:

 Chris * Grace * Cathy * Julie 

Stacy Dawn * Sandee * Lori * Sabrina 

Lisa * Angie * Wanda  * Audrey (me)

Cards Recipe and Details
  • ODBD Sheltering Angel Stamp
  • ODBD Angel Wings, Ornamental Crosses (tiny flower die), Fancy Foliage and Antique Labels & Border ODBD Custom Dies
  • Spellbinders A2 Filigree and Create and Aster Flower Die
  • ODBD Rustic Beauty Collection Papers

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in the celebration today.  I hope you've found some inspiration and that your day is filled with special blessings.