Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's That Time Again - ODBD August Release is Here!

Hi Everyone - hope all is well.  It's the first of August and that means a new release from Our Daily Bread Designs!!  I'm in awe at what the designers have created this month, so if you have time and can stop by the other designer's blogs for a visit, I think you'll find it worthwhile.  All their blog-links are included further down in my post.

I have two creations to share today - the first card features a quote from the I Dig You stampset. To make this card I started with a white cardstock base and some some coordinating papers.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink, die cut the sentiment tag, stamped the Sweet William flowers and embossed with clear ep then die cut two layers.  Next I die-cut the leaves and sponged all the layers using daubers.

Garden Sentiments
The last step was to add the card stock banner/strip, pearls and then assemble everything.  I was inspired to keep this monochromatic, and really love the bright strawberry slush color of these papers and ink.

Garden Sentiments Alt View

My next card  is a bit on the Shabby Chic side and features a stamp from the Garden Sentiments stamp set.  I started with a white card base and coordinating papers, only this time I went for the paper flowers, lace and fanciful flourishes dies (to make a heart :).

Garden Sentiments Shabby Style

After adhering the papers I was inspired to sort-of crinkle a long center strip of chevron paper to make a ribbon effect.  I'm not sure where this came from but I just went with it - and really like how it came out!!  From there I added the lace, heart pearls, flowers, silver twine and wonderful little tag.

Garden Sentiments Close-up

This is the second shabby-chic card I've made recently and I'm enjoying the process :)!!  Everyone who knows me knows that I'm not a shabby chic designer, so I attribute any success that I may have in the shabby department to the wonderful flowers and precious little heart-pearl strings that were given to me by my sweet friend Sabrina.  There must be some serious magic in these embellishments because they make my projects look so shabby and good!!!

Here are all the ODBD Stamps and Dies I used on today's projects:

Thank you for stopping by today!!  Below are some of the details about today's ODBD New Release Prizes!!!

Prize Details:
One random winner will be chosen from one of the designers Blog comments to receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store.  This prize can be used toward the purchase of stamps.  You'll have until August 3rd at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments on the designer's blogs.  The winner's name will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 4th - so be sure to check back to see if you have won!!!

For more inspiration using the August Release stamps and dies you can see our other Designer's projects on the ODBD Blog, or by visiting their Blogs (see links below!):

Sandee * Julie * Chris * Cathy

Card Recipes:
  • White Cardstock with Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana Designer Papers
  • Basic Black, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana Ink
  • ODBD I Dig You, Garden Sentiments and Sweet William Stamp sets
  • ODBD Recipe Tags/Die, Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4, Foliage and Blossom 3 Dies, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Large and Mini Dies, MS Corner Punch
  • Lace, Pearl Beads, Silver Twine, Paper Flowers, Sponging and lots of Love :)

Card Challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by!!  I hope you found some inspiration either form what you've seen here, or from the other designer's creations.  I loved having you for a visit!!!