Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD January New Release!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!!!  Hope you all enjoyed your Holidays.  Today is ODBD's New Release, and the Design Team has some amazing creations to share with you all.  All the prize details and design team's Blog links are noted later in my post.

Both my projects include the new Lavender stamp set.  The first also includes the Apothecary Stamp and Die set, which coordinates perfectly with the Lavender stamps!!

Lavender/Apothecard Images - Close-up

To make this card I die-cut and water colored the Apothecary Bottle, then colored over the Lavender a bit using pencils.  The background layer is made using the Decorative Corners Die and lots of glitter!!  The last step was to add the ribbon/bow, Fancy Foliage Die cuts and roses.

Here are a couple more photos:

Lavender Apothecary Card - Alt View

Lavender Apothecary Card


     
To make this next card I stamped the Lavender Image onto two pieced of white cardstock - one designed to be the main card panel and the other as a frame panel.  The image was stamped so that when placed one over the other they would match.



The next step was to color the image using pencils, stamp the verse on the main panel and die-cut the window.  I wanted to add a ribbon or some other embellishment, but loved the clean and simple look of this one so much that I decided to add just the Lavender die-cut tag instead.

Below are a couple of other views.

Lavender Field Card

Lavender Field Alt View
     

Below are the Stamps and Dies used for this month's cards:









Prize Details:  Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until January 2, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Below are links to the Designer's Blogs - please stop by to see what they've created for you - you'll be amazed :)!!!!!!!!!


Grace * Chris Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Lori 

Julie * Sabrina * Wanda Lisa * Angie * Audrey (me)

*  ODBD *


Card Recipe Details:



Thanks everyone for stopping by!!!!!!!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

42 comments:

Becky said...

Audrey, I am blown away with both creations.... they are both so ornate - I've never seen anything like it. What talent & creativity you have!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza, Audrey!!! These are both so amazing.....can't stop staring at either of them!!! The first one, with the watercoloring, beautiful die cuts, and the flowers and glitter....yowza!!! The second blows me away with the framing technique......what an incredible card! Thank you for blessing us!!!! Happy New Year!!! HUGS!!!!!!

Grace said...

Oh wow Audrey!!! I love them both but that top one, so rich with elegance and details just makes me want to hold and touch that card!!! LOVE the added sparkle, the coloring, the flowers... ah it makes me smile!!! Love the beautifu CAS framing of the second one! Beautiful way to show the stamps!!!!

Happy New Year my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Becky said...

wow, both are stunning!
Happy New Year.

Lynn said...

I love the simple elegance of your design. Beautiful. TFS

Debby said...

I loved both cards but the simple design of the second one is amazing.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Oh Audrey, I love both of these! The colors and layouts are just fabulous. So lovely and elegant. Happy New Year!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, these cards are just so stunning, Audrey! Love the "sugary" glitter and watercolor look of the first and the clean layered stamping of the second...so creative! Thanks so much for the warm welcome and want to wish you a happy new year! ((hugs))

Conniecrafter said...

Such cool coloring of the bottle and pretty stamping on the second ,like the window idea!

Sharon Klumph said...

Hi Audrey,
I love, love, love the Clean and Simple look of the lavender collection card with the main card layer and frame layer with matched images. To me, this is very creative and is a wonderful serene look! I adore it. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with all of us!

Sue D said...

Beautiful lavender cards!!

Dawn said...

sigh... Audrey... how beautiful! I love the framed lavender verse. gorgeous samples, gf!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Audrey, these are both absolutely gorgeous! I love the first one because of the dreamy colors and lovely flourishes, and your second card is such a wonderful CAS with a beautiful in-set frame with the lavender springs! You have such a lovely style, and I love your heart as well! Hugs, and happy new year, sweet friend!

Brenda in IN said...

That bottle on your first card is awesome. Love how you shaded it and added the glitter. Your second card with the frame and lavender is just beautiful. Love how you matched up the lavender and popped it up. So pretty.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Audrey, love the design on the second card!

Cathymac said...

Both of your cards are amazingly gorgeous, Audrey! The watercoloring on the first with the sparkle is stunning, and I love the crisp, clean look on the second! Fabulous detail on both and a wonderful showcasing of this beautiful stamp set! Hugs!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

Very very pretty apothecary bottle with label and that great glitter. It just makes that bottle- brings out the label so much. The bow ribbon and roses all on that gorgeous die cuts background. Wonderful!! The next card is very elegantly simple and clean. The lavendar is colored so pretty. Lovely idea of card center.
Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Heather said...

ooo . . . Both so beautiful! The first is gorgeous, love the flowers.

Antonella said...

Beautiful cards, I love the framed lavender card and those corner dies are to die for on your first card,
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Christine said...

Love the way you stamped around the frame!

Cynthia Murray said...

You are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Happy New Year, sweet friend! I pray that God will bless you and your hubby beyond measure! Audrey, girl, your cards are breathtaking! Love, love, love the creative use of the corner dies on your first one and your second card....well that lavender looks absolutely real! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards, especially the 2nd one-very creative. Thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Awesome job love the lavender card.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Stunning cards, they are gorgeous.

Happy New Year.

SarahGeorge said...

So sweet... Loved the colouring of the bottle in the first image. Truly gorgeous! So happy to have visited you from the ODBD blog. Wish you too a very Happy New Year dear Audrey.
Best wishes :)
Sarah

Karon said...

Happy New Year! Two beautiful creations to start off the new year. I love the lavender one! TFS

morningDove said...

the detail in your apothecary jar is fabulous. but I think I love #2 a bit more, so wonderfully gorgeous. I want to go outside and work in my garden but with us both coming from Hampton Roads area you well know "baby its cold outside". thank you for posting your lovelies.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! Happy New Year!
~Leanne S

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy New Year Audrey!!

Your creations are gorgeous and such an inspiration sweet friend!! Love your masking and stamping of the lavender with the elegant layout and your first with the apothecary bottles, soft colors, and flowers is gorgeous as well!! BEAUTIFUL!!

hugs,
Chris

April said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sparkle on the first one. Great job!

Donna Oates said...

Love the way you popped up part of the lavender stamping on your 2nd card. Very clever and really makes the focal point of your card pop! Lovely cards that I will definitely be pinning on Pinterest!

Caryn S said...

The glitter adds so much to the first card. The window effect in the second is really beautiful.

Lucy said...

These are so gorgeous! I live the first one- love those flowers!

Joyce Burcham said...

Awesomeness! The sparkle on the white die-cut background was perfect. And, the dimensional cut-out look of the second card is really impressive. Good work. Happy New Year!

Rose said...

Beautiful cards! I love the way you did the second one. It is my favorite of all the designs. Fantastoc job!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Audrey I am speechless here! Your cards are STUNNING!!! I am totally blown away!

Sherry said...

gorgeous cards!!!! love them both

Mary Babet said...

Gorgeous creative cards. Very stunning.

Sylvia Blum said...

Both cards are totally stunning!
I want to take this oportunity and wish you a healthy, successful, creative and HAPPY New Year!
Sylvia xx

Saints Rule! said...

Love both but that window cut with those lovely watercolor like lavender... WOW!

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