Saturday, February 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD's February Release!!

Hi Everyone!!  We have snow!!!  Only 6-8 inches and it'll be melting this weekend, but it was enough to take a snow-day and have a little fun with the dogs and hubby :).

It's February 1st, and that means a New Release at ODBD!!  And if you like hearts then you'll love this month's release.  I am truly amazed at ALL of this month's creations by the DT - I hope you'll have time to check them out - you'll be glad you did.

And of course there will be PRIZES!!!
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on Designer's Blogs!!  Each will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps from the ODBD Store.  To qualify your comments must be posted by February 2, 2013.  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on February 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you won.

Both of my new release projects use the same Stamps and Dies - ODBD's Ornate Hearts and Beautiful Borders Custom Dies and Be Mine Stampset and one features the new Heart and Soul papers collection!  I also have a couple of projects using the new Flourish Heart stamp.  There's so much more to this release as well - all of which you can see when you visit the other designer's blogs and on the ODBD blog!!

To make my first card I die-cut the large/background hearts using the new Heart and Soul papers collection, die-cut the Beautiful Borders, stamped and Die-cut the Apothecary bottle and stamped/die cut the valentine hearts.  I used markers to color the cork on the bottle, and various colors of ink sponged on the little hearts to bring them to life.  I also die-cut and arranged flourishes and leaves from the Fancy Foliage custom die set AND added a little die-cut bow using the Circle Ornaments custom die set!!

Be Mine Closeup
The really cool part on this card is barely visible - and that is the Acetate overlay on the Apothecary bottle!!  I die-cut the medium weight Acetate, then carefully trimmed along the top of the bottle, then placed that OVER the fun little hearts - carefully adhering along the bottom with super thin cut sticky-strip tape and a glue-dot under the bow at the top.  If you look closely you can see it in the closeup above.  It's pretty cool IRL :).


Be Mine



This next card came together so quickly!  I die-cut the Ornate Hearts and Beautiful Borders Custom Dies, stamped the 'Love U' from Be Mine, played with the arrangement, added the bottom panels and ribbon then assembled everything.  Once that was done I added a little flourish to the top using the Fancy Foliage flourish.  Easy peasy :).

Love U
Here's a closeup view so you can see all the details even better :)!!

Love U Closeup :)

Here are a couple of other projects that were posted as early Sneak-Peeks in case you didn't get to see them before:



All the stamps and dies used for these projects are below:













Below are links to all the Designer's Blogs:

Stacy * Dawn * Grace * Chris * Cathy

Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Lori * Wanda

Lisa * Silke * Audrey(Me) * Angie


Thank you for stopping by - and for joining all of us at ODBD in celebrating this months New Release.  I hope you had a GREAT time and that you were inspired.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and Blessings!

Audrey