Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sent from Heaven - ODBD SLC #139

Good Morning - Happy Tuesday Everyone!!  Hope you enjoyed the weekend.  Today I have a new ODBD SLC Challenge card to share with you.  This week is all about children - how sweet is that!!  The ODBDSLC #139 Challenge is:  To make a card for a child.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize - a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!!  Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, January 27th at 8 p.m. EST.  One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

You do not have to use ODBD Stamps to join in, but we'd love to see them if you have them.  And as a way of recognizing those who use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will feature the top  three participants  for the  Shining the Light Award!!  In order to qualify for this award you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday,  January 27th at 8 p.m. EST.   More details can be found here:  ODBDSLC #139

Little Girls are Sent from Heaven Alt Veiw

It was such a great feeling to bring out the Pinks for this challenge!!  I also used my new ODBD Little Girls stamp set, along with ODBD's Elegant Oval Stamp and the coordinating Elegant Oval Dies.  First I stamped and die-cut the main image panel, then sponged a bit of color around the border while the die was still in place.   I stamped the Elegant Oval and die-cut that panel and colored inside the border using a Copic marker.

The next step was to die-cut the two Marvelous Squares.  I sponged the pink layer with a bit more pink for added color and dimension, and then started working on the fun Ribbon/Bow arrangement.  Below is a close-up so you can see all the fun details:

Sent from Heaven Close-up

After the large bow was ready I started on the sentiment banners and flowers.  First I stamped the sentiment from the Little Girls set, cut the banner tails, then punched a small whole at the top of each.  The banners and heart charm were threaded with white bakers twine and tied with a little bow around the pink ribbon.   After that was assembled but before anything was glued, I added the flourish and flowers.   The flowers are made using punches, embossing styluses and a dot of Liquid Pearls.  Once everything was arranged just right, I glued it in place.  There is a bit of movement with the banners which I noticed when taking the photos, but it is still very much intact.

The last step was to add the flourish and flowers on the right side and finish with the inside panels.  Below is the front-view showing all the fun elements on this Little Girl card :)!!

Little Girls are Sent from Heaven

As my nieces and nephews have grown older I find that I'm making less sweet little girl and boy cards - so this was especially fun for me.   I hope you liked seeing this one as much as I liked making it, and I hope you enjoyed your visit today!!

Links and images for the ODBD Stamps and Dies used are here: ODBD Little Girls (image and sentiment), ODBD Elegant Oval stamp and ODBD Elegant Oval Dies

If you'd like more inspiration please check out what my DT Sisters have created for you (links below)!!  All the details if you're interested and/or if you'd like to join us, can be found here ODBDSLC #139!!  Hope you can play along - we always love seeing your creations!!

Chris Olsen  /  Diana Nguyen   /  Cathy McCauley  /  Kathy Roney  /  Jan Marie Ennenga
and our January Guest Designer - Sabrina Friel

Card Recipe and other details:
  • White, Pink Pirhouette and Pretty in Pink Card Stock
  • Soft Suede Ink with Pink Pirhouette and Pretty in Pink for sponging and R32 Copic marker for the Elegant Oval Frame
  • ODBD Little Girls and Elegant Oval Stamp Sets
  • ODBD Elegant Oval Dies, Spellbinders Marvelous Suares Dies, Cherry Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish Mini, and MS Punches for Flowers
  • Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Pink Liquid Pearls (Flower Centers), Heart Charm, Tons of Dimensionals and lots of heart :)

Challenges for this card:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Huge Hugs and Blessings to you,


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet and beautiful Audrey!! I just love the pink and brown combo, the elegant die detail, and the gorgeous gingham bow!! Stunning!!!

KimCreate said...

Stunning layering! Beautiful card!

Marisa said...

Wonderful silhouette image and great layers! Fabulous card.

Karon said...

Oh My - love this card. That silhouette image is gorgeous and what fabulous layers. Love that ribbon and those little flowers, beautiful. TFS

Emily Keaton said...

Audrey, this card is so cheery and gorgeous! I love the colors you used, and that silhouette is so sweet. Layers everywhere, too!

Cathymac said...

Just darling, Audrey! Love all the fabulous layers and the use of dies on this adorable card. Your bow detail is gorgeous as well! What a wonderful challenge project! Hugs, my friend!

Tracy said...

This is really beautiful Audrey the amount of details on it are lovely and all go so well.

Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Such elegance on your card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Ribbons” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Sabrina said...

I had a brown school uniform which put me off it for a long time, but I always think that it looks fabulous with pink. All those layers are just fabulous - and so is the ribbon with the little charm and flower. This is one sweet card!

Bridget said...

Absolutely exquisite, Audrey, your attention to detail is fabulous!

Cards By Jan said...

Precious, precious card Audrey!! I love the colours, layout, and beautiful bow to add just the right touch!!

pam124 said...

Audrey, your card is a dee-light! I'm so fortunate to see it IRL! Your ribbon treatment still has me wondering "how did she do that?" Awesome card and awesome talent!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Audrey! A marvelous card design. Love the use of brown tones rather than the traditional black in your sweet silhouette. The image, colors and layers are all beautiful, but I especially like the bow with the tags and charm - it's a wonderful idea. I've pinned this card to be reinspired at a later date. hugs, xx more hugs

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card, Audrey! I love the pink and brown together and all the beautiful die cuts you used! Beautifully done! Blessings! Kathy

Jan Marie said...

What a sweet beauty! Love the layers, the colors, the crispness, yet warmth. . .so much detail in all of the layers and the die cuts and that gingham ribbon, accented with the tags and heart charm. . YES, I enjoyed savoring your delightful card as much as you enjoyed making it! Hugs and blessings!

brenda said...

A super creation for our 'Flowers and Ribbon' theme Audrey.

Thanks so much sharing your inspiration with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

B x

CTgirl said...

This is just gorgeous, so pretty! All the detail, it is really a very special creation!!
Thanks for joining our 'Tickled Pink' challenge at The cheerful Stamp Pad, hope you will join us again!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card!

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Benzi said...

Audrey, this is the sweetest card. Love the silhouette and the pretty sponging around the image. I really like the way you did your sentiment and used such pretty flowers and flourishes.
Darling charm, too.

Diana Nguyen said...

This is just so very sweet. I love the pink and browns and all those flourishes, flowers, and that charm just puts it over the top!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awww... This is so girlie and sweet. Beautiful priams and flourishes and oh I like the framing layers. Just so super sweet.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable! Such attention to detail! I just love the pinks and brown-these colors are so sweet together. The flowers you have added to the flourish are lovely and add so much to the overall card. Perfection!

Sylvia Blum said...

This is amazing! Love the silhouette stamp, but love even more what YOU did with it! Your card design is stunning and I just love every single detail - and there are so many details- on this card!
{hugs} Sylvia

Colleen Dietrich said...

Completely sweet! Love those darling sentiment tags.

Vicki Romaine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Do come back often.