Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome to ODBD's February New Release!

Hi Everyone!!  We have another new ODBD Release to share today - and as always it's AMAZING! Hope you're enjoying all the beautiful cards and projects the designers have created for you - and I hope you've found some inspiration as well.

My first card features the new Hello! custom die and the Life is a Gift stamp set.  I love that there are two options for this particular image - one is total silhouette and the other has open areas for coloring. I had fun coloring this using my Sakura glaze and metalic pens.  This card was made using ODBD's Diamond Fold template card - this was so easy to make!!

I started by stamping, coloring and die-cutting the image panel.  Next I cut the Rustic Beauty papers to fit the front and inside panels of the diamond fold card.

Hello!! - Diamond Fold Front

Once that was done I die-cut the Quatrefoil Pattern die and trimmed it to fit the front panels.  Last steps were adding the Happy Birthday panel on the inside and adhering the ribbon to the back so it stays in place when the card is untied and open.  The ribbon is carefully positioned between dimensional foam dots so it moves easily when the card is opened and closed.

The next photo shows the card open:

And here's one from the front:

My next card features the same new Life is a Gift stamp but with a totally different look.  I used Sakura metalic and souffle pens on this one and love the dimension they add to this wonderful image!!  To make this card I started by stamping and coloring the image on the card base.  Next I sponged a bit of blue sky color inside the die cut window area to add more depth.

Then I die cut the Vintage Flourish Pattern die, glued that down and went to work on my ribbon tag arrangement.  I love this stamp set - it's so versatile!!

Life is a Gift - Close-up

Here's another photo of the front:

Life is a Gift - Live it Well!

Below are all the items used on my projects today:


And now for the Prize Details!!
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "Stamps Column" of the website - just for commenting on the Design Team cards!!  You'll have until February 2nd 2015 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments.  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on 

Febrjuary 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won.  Good Luck!!

Below are links to my fellow designers Blogs:

Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn

Julie * Grace * Chris * Lisa * Angie

Thank you so much for stopping by, and for hopping along with us today.  I hope you found some inspiration and enjoyment along the way.

Hugs and blessings!!