Welcome to ODBD's March Release. It's another amazing selection of stamps and coordinating dies that are beautiful and versatile. My projects feature only a few of the newest stamps and dies - you'll want to stop by my sister designer's blogs to take in all the beauty of this month's release!!!
And as always there will be prizes - see details further down in this post.
My projects today use the new Bee Balm stamp along with the new Hummingbird stamp and Die.
|All things Grow with Love|
To make this card I stamped the Bee Balm image in Crumb Cake ink, colored the image using Copics and pencils, then die-cut and sponged the panel. The card base was made using two die-cut panels with a score-line and score-tape at the top. The frame layer was stamped in the Gingham background stamp, then clear-embossed for added dimension and interest. Last steps were to stamp and die-cut the tag, add the bow and assemble!!
Here's another view:
|All things Grow with Love Alt View|
My second card is a Bookmark and features the Bee Balm and Hummingbird images and Die along with the Heart and Soul papers!!
|Bee Balm & Hummingbird - It's the Simple Things|
The first step in making this card/bookmark was to die-cut the bookmarks. The Bee Balm image is stamped in Crumb Cake, then colored using Copic markers and pencils. The quote was stamped over the image before it was colored. The Fuschia flowers at the top of the image panel were delicately cut from the Heart and Soul papers - those same papers are used on the background panel. The hummingbird is colored using Copics and Spica Glitter pens - that little bird is iridescent in real life - it's so cool!
After the coloring was complete I added the pearl and gem flourish, popped the bookmarks, and then added the ribbon/bow treatment. This was fun - I've never made a bookmark before :)!!
Here's another view:
|Bee Balm & Hummingbird Closeup|
Below are the stamps and dies used for today's projects:
Three winners will be randomly chosen from comments left on the designer's blogs, each to receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate good toward stamps from the ODBD Store. You'll have until 9:00pm EST on March 2nd to make your comments!! Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd - so be sure to check back to see if you've won! Good Luck!!
Below are links to the designer's Blogs:
* ODBD BLOG *
Card Recipe and Details:
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today. I love all your sweet comments - you lift my heart and make me smile :)!!!!
Hugs and Blessings,