Friday, November 1, 2013

ODBD November New Release!!

Hi Everyone!!  It's November and I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures, cozy nights by the fire, and Holidays with family.  But I'll be looking forward to that for a while since it was 77 warm degrees yesterday and it'll be around 75 today!!

Meanwhile - it's time to celebrate ODBD's new November Release - and it's another amazing one full of beautiful stamp sets and wonderful coordinating dies.  I'm always blown away by each new release and especially the beautiful works of art this team delivers each month.

As always there will be a PRIZE:
One winner will be randomly chosen from one of the designer's Blog comments to receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  To be eligible you'll need to have your comments posted by November 2, 2013 at 9:00pm EST.  The WINNER will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd - so be sure to check back to see if you've won!!!

Now on to my projects.  This first card is a Christmas Card using The Earth stamp set and coordinating Circle Ornaments die.  I love this stamp set because it is so versatile - and so is this new Die set!!!  I started with the ornament first, by stamping the Earth image in Pistachio ink and the verse in basic black.  Next I die-cut the image, die-cut the ornament topper/hanger, and then die-cut the pine branches, all in white card stock.  Next I added some Silver Leafing to the ornament and ornament top, and sponged a few different greens onto the pine branches.  At that point I added white flocking powder and super-fine glitter.

Below is a close-up of the stamp images and ornament design.

Let Earth receive her King! (Close-up)
Once that was complete I cut and rounded two card layers, embossed the top layer, and starting playing with the layout.  It's not easy to see but there are snowy rolling hills of flocking and sparkles on the top layer, as well as on the borders of both layers.  It's a cool look IRL.

Let Earth receive her King!
The last steps were to mount/pop the layers and ornament, add the silver twine bow and finally the random sparkly gems.  Love this card a lot - it was so simple and has such a peaceful feel to me.  I hope you like it as much as I do :).

Let Earth receive her King Side View

This next project has a similar layout but a completely different feel, a bit on the masculine side.  I started with the image, stamped in Baja Breeze and Island Indigo with the continents colored over in Pistachio marker.  That layer was die-cut, mounted over a second die-cut layer, then both were tied together through a punched hole at the top.  Below is a close-up of the image.

You Mean the World to Me - Close-up
Next I pieced, adhered and embossed strips of designer paper matted on Island Indigo card stock base, added the burlap ribbon banner, brads, accent pearls and ribbon, and then mounted everything together.  I also sponged all the edges for added dimension. I love the 'Earthy' organic feel of this one, and I think it's perfect to give to Hubby when he least expects it :)!!!!!

You Mean the WORLD to me :)!!

Below are the stamps and die-cuts I used on today's projects:

Below are the links to my fellow Designers - please stop by each of their Blogs if you have time - you'll not only to enjoy their magnificent creations and see all the amazing ways to use the new stamps, but you'll also have a chance to win a Prize!!  Thank you for your visit today - your sweet comments bring me joy and blessings :)!!

Dawn * Grace * Sandee 

Lisa * Chris * Angie * Julie 

Silke * Cathy * Lori * Tosha 

Sabrina * Audrey(me :) * ODBD Blog

Card Recipe:
  • White and Island Indigo Card Stock, Designer Paper
  • Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze and Black Ink
  • ODBD The Earth stamp set
  • ODBD Custom Spellbinders Circle Ornaments and Fancy Foliage Dies
  • Spellbinders Embossabilities Folder
  • Ribbon, Light Hemp Cord, Silver Twine, Punches, Burlap and Satin Ribbons, Candy Dots, White Flocking Powder, Super Fine Glitter, Dimensionals and lots of Love :)

Card Challenges:

Thank you again for stopping by and for joining in our Celebration!!!  I hope you found some inspiration here today.  I know you'll find even more if you have the time to stop by the other designer's blogs - they have some creative and amazing designs to share with you :).

Hugs and blessings everyone!