I have a new ODBD Challenge Card today, in celebration of Easter. ODBDSLC #148 - He is Risen with pastels. This card came together rather quickly even though it looks like it could have been complicated with all the dimension and texture. I started by stamping the cross and sentiment in Crumb Cake (the cross image was stamped-off once to get a lighter, softer look behind the scripture). Then I die-cut and sponged that panel, also using crumb cake.
|For God so Loved the World|
The next step was to emboss the background layer, and mat that onto another vanilla layer. Then I die-cut the tree branches, arranged them in a sort-of oval behind the main image panel and adhered them into place with dimensionals. Once that was complete I added the main panel onto a second layer of dimensionals. I wanted to give the branches room to sort-of move - with some higher and some lower. Here's a close-up of the scripture panel:
At this point I was ready for the final embellishments. I'd planned to create a floral arrangement at the bottom right, and then saw this perfect Bow that I'd made a few weeks ago using my new Becca's Bow Maker (it was a practice bow!). The color was so perfect, it was definitely one of those 'meant to be' moments. I love when that happens :)!! The last step was to add the vanilla ribbon-flowers from my stash. These are pre-made but maybe one day I'll learn how to make them by hand - that would be great.
|Bow with Rose Close-up|
The photo above shows a close-up of the ribbon. It's a very sheer slightly curly ribbon, and it's actually a Gold-ish Crumb Cake color - although it looks more vanilla in a couple of these photos. Anyway I love how it looks on this card. Here's one more picture.
|For God so Loved the World - Alternative View|
Here's the stamp set I used for this project:
To see more, or to join us in this week's ODBDSLC #148, please stop over for a visit here. If you decide to play along you'll have a chance to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate, which can be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Just submit your entry by Sunday, March 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST. Plus if you use Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps your card may be featured in the Top Three.
See below for links to the wonderful projects my DT Sisters have created for you:
Chris Olsen / Diana Nguyen / Cathy McCauley / Kathy Roney / Jan Marie Ennenga
Card Recipe and other details:
That's all for today - thank you for stopping by!! I hope you have a great week - and I hope it's warm wherever you are!!
Blessings to you,