Saturday, November 15, 2014

Harry and David Inspiration

Hello Everyone!  Had time to play in the IC Challenge at SCS today and found inspiration checking out all the amazing treats at Harry and David.

To make this card I started by die-cutting and matting the card base - Decorative and Scallop Labels One.  I used ODBD's new Christmas Collection Papers 2014.  Next I went to work on the Ornament. I stamped the Noel Ornament onto Acetate using White Stazon, then die-cut and layered over the red base.  I stamped the Noel Ornament a second time in Espresso ink onto White card stock and carefully cut the Merry Christmas Sentiment.

Next I die-cut the ornament hanger/topper and moved on to the pine/flourish elements.  Below is a close-up photo:

Harry and David Inspiration - Noel Ornament

The Pines and flourishes were die-cut and arranged with the Ribbon/Jingle Bell over and around the ornament.  Once everything was glued/matted I added the finishing touches - which were the Glitter/Flowersoft/Flocking powder and little sequin elements.

Here's another photo:

Noel Ornament

Card Recipe and Details:

  • SCS IC467 Harry and David inspiration photo:  Premium Apples
  • ODBD Noel Ornament Stamp
  • ODBD Christmas Collection Papers 2014, Acetate, White, Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow Cardstock
  • Stazon White, Early Espresso, and Strawberry Slush ink
  • ODBD Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Sparkling Stars and Fancy Foliage Dies, SB Labels One Decorative and Scallop Dies, Flocking Powder, Glitter, White Flowersoft, Sliver Ribbon, Jingle Bell Charm, Snowflake and Silver Sequins

Thanks for stopping by - hope you found some inspiration today.

Hugs and Blessings!!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

It's Christmastime!!

Hi everyone, I have one more card to share this weekend!!  Wow, it's been a fun one for me with all this stamping time.  

This card is in celebration of today's Featured Stamper over on SCS.  Her name is Monika Jakubowska aka Monia on SCS, and all the cards in her gallery are drop dead gorgeous.  She has a fresh elegant style and I could have spent hours looking at all the cards.  That said it really didn't take me long to find one I thought I could CASE.

To make this card I started by stamping the Midnight Clear background onto Vellum card stock.  I glued that layer onto white card stock, then mounted that layer onto the card base.  Next I went to work on all the die-cuts. 

I die-cut the Doily first, then moved on to the Poinsettia and greenery.  I added some Pan Pastel highlights along with flocking powder and superfine glitter to the Poinsettia leaves.  Then I went back over the edges of the leaves and added a brighter Ranger dry glitter for more pop.  

Below is a close-up that shows all the details:

Poinsettia Christmas Close-up

Next step was adding some strips of sheer white ribbon under the florals and adhering everything together.  Last steps were adding the sentiment banner and little sparkling stars.

Here's another view:

Poinsettia Christmas

Card Challenge Details:

Card Recipe & Details:
  • ODBD Midnight Background and God's Timing Stamp Sets
  • ODBD Christmas Collection Paper 2014, Vellum, White Card Stocks
  • Lost Lagoon Ink, Pan Pastel coloring (Flowers)
  • ODBD Custom Doily, Peaceful Poinsettia, Fancy Foliage and Doily Dies
  • Flocking Powder, Glitter (2 types), Liquid Pearls, Ribbon, Foam Tape

Thank you for your visit!!  I hope you found some inspiration.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fancy Foliage Christmas

Hi Everyone - Happy Saturday!!  This is my second post today (I think that's a first!!), so if you're looking for the New ODBD Release cards you can scroll further down, or jump directly to that post from here: Welcome to ODBD November Release.

This project was made using some of the ODBD November Release stamps/dies, and is for a couple of challenges over at SCS.  To make the card I started the new Winter Collection papers, His Birth stamps, and the Sparkling Stars dies.  I also used the Vintage Florish Pattern, Vintage Labels, and my favorite Fancy Foliage Die sets.

To make this I started with inspiration from the IC Challenge and used die-cut frame in the new Winter Collection papers. Next I stamped, colored, and layered the die-cut Stars, Stamped the sentiment, die-cut several Fancy Foliage pieces, and then played with the layout. Below is a close-up that shows all the fun details:

Sparkling Stars Christmas
Next I stamped the Christmas message on the vintage labels die-cut and carefully centered that on my card base.  Next I centered and mounted the Frame layers onto the card base.  At this point I finalized where the stars and Fancy Foliage would be and mounted everything into place.  Last touches were with the little stars and glitter details.

Here's another photo:

Below are the stamps/dies and papers used on my project:



This card was made for the following challenges:
  • SCS Ways to Use it Challenge - WT503
    • This challenge is to use a Favorite item on your card or project.  My favorite item is the wonderful Fancy Foliage die.  I could seriously find a way to incorporate this die element in EVERY card I make!! It can be dressed up, dressed down, used on feminine cards, added to a masculine card, it can be cut and reshaped - and today it's adorned with little Stars and glitter - it's an all around favorite for me!!  Here's a link to the SCS card:  Fancy Foliage Christmas
  • SCS Inspiration Challenge - IC465 Sweitzer Linen

Thank you for your visit - I hope you found some inspiration here today.

Hugs & Blessings,

Welcome to ODBD's November New Release Party!!


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

My next project also uses the His Birth stamp set, along with the new ODBD Custom Sparkling Stars Die set, the new Winter Collection Papers, and the previously released  ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Labels and Beautiful Borders Die sets.

I started this one by selecting the papers, die-cutting the before cutting into any of these beautiful papers (very important :)!!
Star and Vintage Labels, and then working with placement design.  I wanted to figure that out

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:

Chris * Lori * Paula Cathy

Dawn * Sandee * Julie * Angie

Lisa * Wanda * GraceSilke 

Sabrina * Audrey (me)

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!!