Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's Time for ODBD's New October Release!!

Hi everyone!!  It's time for ODBD's new Release Hop.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year - the change in the weather, the Autumn smells that take me back to fun childhood memories, the turning leaves and even shorter days (well, that's debatable LOL) - And then winter brings us the Holidays, family visits and all the goodness of that season.  Who doesn't Love this time of year!!

So this month's new collection from ODBD is all the more beautiful to me!!  If you have time and would like to see all the stamps and dies, and enjoy what the other Designer's have created please see the links below - and don't forget about the prizes!!

My first card features a fun acorn-eating squirrel in the new Thankful Song set.  Hubby and I have five 30+ year old Oak Trees on our property, and my goodness are there a lot of Acorns this year!! Lots of squirrels too - I love watching them playfully chasing each other up/down and all around our trees.  Too cute!

The squirrel image is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar, then outlined with a darker colored marker then colored using Prismacolor Pencils.  The leaves and acorn were stamped a second time, colored, and popped to add dimension and balance.

Thankful Song / Thankful Squirrel :)

Here's a different angle.  The sentiment was stamped, cutout and popped, and the leafy elements at the bottom are die cut Branches form an ODBD Custom Die and CLD Dies.  The acorns and squirrel's eye were coated/dotted in Glaze-on Matte finish.


Alternate View

I usually coordinate my cards when posting more than one, but this month that is not the case!! My next card is from this same Fall set but has a definite Christmas flair to it.  I couldn't resist!

This card spoke to me - it came together so quickly and with very little thought process.  That's when I know it's right - love when this happens.  I started with textured Bazzil paper and one of my favorite new ODBD Custom Corner Dies, which you can see in the background here.  I stamped, sponged and die-cut the sentiment tag, die-cut the background layer and sponged the card base.  At that point I added the gold border and assembled everything.


May we fill our hearts with Praise

After the tag was ready I punched a small whole at the top and weaved the gold twine through the tag and the ribbon to secure everything in place.  Then I added the beautiful paper rose, cut and sponged the leaves from an ODBD Custom Leaf Die, added some punched/sponged pine sprigs and glued/popped everything together.


May we fill our hearts with Praise - Alt View

The photo above shows the dimension and background, and the photo below is a close-up of this wonderful sentiment.

Sentiment/Quote Close-up

Here are the Stamps and Dies I used for today's projects:





Thank you everyone - I hope you found some inspiration in my post and that you'll find even more in all the others that you'll see today.  We love having you stop by :)!!!


Here are the links to all the other Designers - stop by and leave your comments for a chance to win prizes!!

Cathy Lori * Chris * Julie * Grace * Sabrina * Sandee 

Dawn * Angie  * Audrey (me)Tosh Silke *  Lisa * ODBD

Card Recipes:

  • Vanilla Naturals, Very Vanilla and Baked Brown Sugar (Squirrel Card) Bazzil White (Praise Card)
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay for sponged sky (Squirrel Card), Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler plus Gold Leaf Pen (Praise Card)
  • ODBD Thankful Song Stampset
  • ODBD Custom Corner and Leaf Flourish Dies, SB Gold Labels Four, Labels 22, CLD Pine Branches, MS Pine Punch


Thank you again for stopping by.  I'm grateful to each and everyone who visits and hope you all enjoy this day and every moment in it :)!!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey



30 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Love them both!! The colors of the first are fabulous and I LOVE all of the die cut leaves!!! The red and gold of the 2nd is so elegant and beautiful!!! Fantastic job!!! HUGS!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Audrey, oh my goodness, what stunning cards! Love the way you have added those die cuts and created the nest for the squirrel on the first card and the pop of red against the white and gold in your very elegant second card is awesome! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Saints Rule! said...

Love em Audrey! That darling squirrel and elegant gold card just sing! Thanks for inspiring me yet again! {[hugs}}

Lori

Ina Ftacek said...

I did find a lot of inspiration in your cards,,,fantastic art work and I love your attention to detailing.Thanks for sharing!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Audrey! Your colors/coloring are wonderful. Fab layouts and embellishing w/ the different dies. Super job!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards the layering and the colors are awesome. love the added embellishments are Amazing. the attention to details are super. thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Audrey!! I just love the foliage, your colors, and your coloring on the first card and your tulle bow, use of the corners and the elegant design!! Stunning work girl friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Shelia said...

Great use of all the different dies. I really like the color combo of the second one and the use of the leaves on the first. Beautifully done!

Lucy said...

Very pretty cards! I especially love the red Christmas one- so vintage and delicate with those corner die cuts and the gold.

Patty said...

Fantastic cards!! Love your embellishments...just makes them that more stunning!

Grace said...

Audrey I am always awed by your work! I love both of these! Your squirrel looks so cute sitting there amongst all those pretty leaves! The gold labesl 4 are gorgeous!!! I too really love that second one! The gold thread and elegant feel with the tulle and that gorgoeus rose .... who could resist? It's just an Audrey special!!!
hugs,
Grace

Mary Babet said...

Love what you did with the card with the squirrel. I like how you did the leaves. Now that I have seen your second card I know what I use all my tulle with. Your cards are so pretty!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards! Love the added dimension to the top card, fab use of the dies on the bottom card!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow!!! Audrey these are so fantastic!!! Your little squirrel card is so cute and perfectly colored! And I love love love the corner dies on the second card!!! Gorgeous!

Heather said...

These are both beautiful! These new sets look amazing and it looks like the DT has had a great time playing around with them.

Karon said...

Two stunning cards - love them both. The squirrel card has so much dimension and fabulous fall colours. TFS

Gina Ables said...

Great cards. I love the little squirrel card. I loved the way you used the tulle and corner dies on the Thanksgiving card.

Sherry said...

love your cards.!!!! so pretty!!!

Linda Carson said...

I adore both of these cards! Fabulous textures, coloring and design!

Jo4Him said...

Great cards, especially that sweet squirrel card. Thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

I like how you colored the squirrel and great details on the second card.

vickienipp said...

love your cards the colors are great

vickienipp said...

great cards,

Dawn said...

those squirrels sure are busy aren't they!!! lol
LOVE your layered branches from Fany Foliage! and your second card... just gorgeous!

Emily said...

Beautiful layering!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are totally gorgeous, Audrey! Each layer and and embellishment is perfectly placed for a beautifully balanced design! The gold accents add such elegance, and I love your use of tulle on the second card! Fabulous samples for this wonderful stamp set! Hugs!

Twylia Bell said...

Thanks for creating and sharing these beautiful cards. I love all the die cut pieces and how you put them together. Lovely.

Sabrina said...

That tag card is amazing - so beautiful, and rich and ornate. And my goodness - the dimension in your squirrel card is WOW. After I got over that I spotted the beautiful gold and white woodgrain background.

Conniecrafter said...

Awww he is too cute, love the framing for him and how you did the leaves, the second is so pretty love all the tulle that softens it!

Kelley said...

Beautiful cards, Audrey!! Love the style and colors!!