I have a new ODBD Shining Light Challenge card today - in celebration of Spring. We've been seeing signs of it here in Virginia - the birds are chirping and singing and staying very active at the feeders, and some of my flowering bushes are in bloom - so pretty! Hope you're enjoying this change in Season wherever you are!
For this card I used a new release set from ODBD called Happy Spring. This was a fairly simple card to make, and includes two of my favorite types of detail work - meticulous and delicate cutting, and Copic coloring (although that's hard to see really). I love transforming a beautiful image by separating it from the card stock and giving it life and dimension.
|Happy Spring 2013|
To make this card I started by stamping the Pussy Willow image on white card stock, then coloring it using Copic Markers (see below for colors), and then delicately cutting it out. At that point I added some White Flower Soft. What a wonderful effect this is - especially in real life - it looks cool AND it feels cool too!
To dress things up just a bit I added a raffia bow and pearl embellishment. Here's a close-up that shows a bit more of all these details:
|Happy Spring - Close-up View|
It's funny how creativity works sometimes - it was only after the image was complete that I decided to switch gears and go with these background papers and colors. I always create a sketch before I start any project, and my final design usually resembles the sketch in many ways, but not on this one LOL!!
|Happy Spring - Alternate View|
It took me all of two seconds to find this paper - and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be just right. The next step was to die-cut and mat each of the layers. Because I wanted dimension, and paper doesn't hold up very well when layered and popped, each layer has a coordinating die-cut card stock layer behind it as extra support. This way the card will be sturdy enough to hold the layers and the popped up images. The last step was to finish the inside panel and adhere the two ovals by using my scor-pal and scor-tape.
Here is the ODBD Stamp set used for this card:
To see more, or to join us in this week's ODBDSLC #147, 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:
Card Recipe and other details:
Hope you have a wonderful day, and I hope you found some inspiration here today - I enjoyed having you :)!!
Hugs and Blessings!