Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD's April Release!

Hello friends and stampers - hope all is well!!  I'm here today to share a couple of samples using some of ODBD's new April Release stamps/dies and papers.  Spring is in the air here in Virginia and it's a wonderful time for a New Release Celebration - I hope you can join us!!  You'll absolutely love all the beautiful stamps and dies in this month's release, and if you're like me you'll LOVE the paper collection too.

So - Thank you for stopping by - hope you enjoy what you see today!!

Both my cards feature The Cross stamp set, Ornamental Crosses Die set, and the Christian Faith Collections Papers.  The Cross collection is only one theme included this month - there is much more to the April Release as you'll see by the other Designer's creations!!

For God so Loved the World - Close-up

To make this card I started with the papers.  I love the colors in this collection and chose the purples for my first project - love the background with the light of the lantern shining through.  So so pretty in real life!! Next I selected the dies and layout, then went to work on all the fun details. The verse was stamped, the word Loved and Son is outlined in crystal effects then that heart panel was die-cut.  The background Heart, Crosses and main panels were all cut/die-cut as well, and then I started playing with the perfect little Flower die that's included in the Crosses set.  I just love this little die - all these fun little flowers were made using it.

Below is a photo of the full card:

For God so Loved the World

Final touches were with the bow, die-cut flourishes and liquid pearl flower centers.  My next card is made using the same new stamps, dies and paper collection only this time I combined some blues with the purples.

Let me Rest in the shelter of the Cross

First I die-cut the background panel creating a frame using the large Cross die.  Next I die-cut the cross in a second paper/color and layered two additional crosses one over the other.  I stamped and cut the tag, added the ribbon, adhered the background papers then mounted each of the layers and crosses using tiny foam tape rounds.  Final step was to add the liquid pearl embellishment around the Cross Frame.  I love the dimension and layers on this one!!

Here's a close-up that shows that detail a bit better:

Let me Rest in the shelter of the Cross - Close-up

Below are all the stamps, dies and papers used in today's projects:



Note that there will be prizes too!!!
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the Designers blogs!!  Each will receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate to be used toward the purchase of Stamps at the ODBD Store. You'll have until April 2nd 2014 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments!!  The winners will be posed on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd - so be sure to check back to see if you've Won!!!

Below are links to my sister Designers - I hope you enjoy your visits to their Blogs!!  (I know you will :)!!!

Chris * Sandee * Grace * Stacy * Dawn * Julie

Lori * Cathy * Sabrina * Silke * Wanda

Angie * Audrey(you are here) * Lisa 

Card Recipe and Details:

I hope you had fun with us today, that you were inspired by all the wonderful stamps and dies, and that you have a blessed rest of your day!!!

Hugs and blessings!