Monday, July 1, 2013

Welcome to the ODBD July Release!!!

Hello Everyone - and Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs July New Release!!!  There are several new sets and dies this month and I love every single one of them!!  My cards feature the new To the Lovebirds Stamp and Die sets!!  This set is so versatile, and perfect for this year's wedding season.

This is not our normal Blog Hop - but there will still be the opportunity to win a prize:  One winner will be chosen from one of the Designer's Blog Comments to receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store!!!  Here's the link to the store:  Participants will have until July 3rd at 9:00 pm to make your comments for a chance to win!!

Also, starting this month the Alumni Team will be joining in the ODBD New Release Posts and Hops - and I'm so happy about this since I'm now a new Alumni Team member :)!!

My first project is very Shabby Chic. There are so many awesome Shabby Chic designers out there, and I'm not one of them simply because I often struggle with this style.  Today however, I'm happy to say that was not the case :)!!  My card together easily and exactly as I'd planned :)!!!!

To the Lovebirds - Shabby Chic Style

I started by selecting some coordinating papers, stamping the Bird cage in Crumb Cake with Soft Suede marker for low-lights.  Then I stamped over the center with the Lovebirds image, and die-cut.  This process was repeated to make a TWO die-cut images - which are popped one over the other for a double-stacked hanging Bird cage.

Next I added the pearl flourish and created the lace and floral array.  This lace is so pretty and was a gift, along with these amazing roses (one of the reasons my shabby chic card works so well - thanks Brina!!).  Next I punched little holes in the Bird Cage and Sentiment Tag, and tied them onto the ribbon with silver cord/twine.  Once that was done I added some Glassy Glaze and Glitter to the love birds and hearts, then finished everything off with a glitter border.

Here's a close-up if you want to see more details:

To the Lovebirds - Close-up

Hope you like my Shabby Chic design!!

My next card features the same stamp set, but in a simpler and more masculine design.  I started by selecting some coordinating papers, then die-cut the border and center layers.  Then I stamped and die-cut the sentiment, sponged that panel with two different colors, and embossed the second layer.  The embossing exposed some white areas, so I sponged light green ink over the embossed panel to bring the colors together.  This close-up shows some of the details:

Two Hearts One Love - Close-up

Once the sentiment panels were finished I added the bow and charm.  Each layer is popped using foam tape.  Here's a photo of the full card:

Two Hearts... One Love :)

Below are the stamp and die sets used for these projects.  If you're interested in visiting some of the other Designers you can stop by the ODBD Blog and find links there!!!

Card Recipe and Details:

Challenges for this Card:

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you found some inspiration!!  Blessings everyone!!