Hi everyone - welcome to another amazing ODBD New Release!! Each new month brings so many beautifully designed and perfectly coordinating Stamps and Dies at ODBD, and this month's release also includes TWO wonderful coordinating Paper Collections.
These papers have quickly become my favorites - they're so beautiful. Have you seen them? Maybe you already have yours? If so you know what I'm talking about :)!
Anyway, on to my projects. The first card features the new His Birth stamp, along with the previously released ODBD Custom Poinsettia Die and one of my all-time favorites Fancy Foliage die sets. It also features the new Christmas Papers Collection for 2014. To make this card I started with the Poinsettia, die-cutting, shaping and mounting everything together. I used Pan Pastels to add a bit of color and interest to the flower and leaves - love how this little touch can bring so much life to a flower!! Below is a close-up view:
|Peaceful Poinsettia - Close-up|
Next I stamped the sentiment, played with the papers and decided to create a couple of curved die-cut layers to accentuate the natural curves in the stars and flourishes on the papers. Once all the elements were created I went to work mounting/adhering all the layers and elements to the card base. Last steps were adding the Fancy Flourish around the Poinsettia and placing a few sequin accents.
Below are a couple more views:
|Peaceful Poinsettia Front|
|Peaceful Poinsettia - Alt View|
I started this one by selecting the papers, die-cutting the before cutting into any of these beautiful papers (very important :)!!
|His Birth Christmas Card|
Next step was die-cutting the Beautiful Border along the bottom as well as the Vintage Lables layers. I sponged a little walnut ink around the labels, added twine and mounted everything together. The final touches were the little star accent on the bow, and then the sequins. Below are a couple more views:
|His Birth Christmas|
|His Birth - Alt View|
As always - there are PRIZES!!! Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate just for commenting on the Design Team cards!! The gift certificate can be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamp's found in the "Stamps column" of the ODBD Website. You'll have until November 2nd 2014 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!! Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!
Below are the stamps, dies and papers used on today's samples:
Below are the links to my fellow Designer's Blogs and all their amazing projects:
Graciellie (Guest Designer)
Thank you for joining us today. I hope you found some inspiration along the way - and that you'll stop back by for a visit soon :)!!
Hugs and Blessings everyone!!