Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome to ODBD's May Release!!

Hello everyone - and welcome to another fabulous ODBD release.  For those hopping along with us you know what I'm talking about!!

My first card features the new Trois Jolis Papillons and Tres Papillons butterfly stamps and dies, and the new Butterfly and Bugs stamps and dies.  I started with the wonderful double-display card base and beautiful Shabby Rose Collection Papers.  These papers have subtle butterflies so definitely inspired my design.

Here's a peek at the card wrapped in a little bow :)

Next I measured, cut and glued all the shabby rose papers to the card base, then went to work stamping and die-cutting all the butterflies.  I had fun working with these perfect little butterflies :). Next I went to work on the inside sentiment panel - here's a peak of the inside:

I stamped the Lords Prayer onto one of my favorite of the Shabby Rose Papers, carefully aligning the words around the beautiful roses, and die-cut it using ODBD's custom Layered Lacey Squares die. Here's a photo of the fully extended double display:

Last steps were stamping random butterflies directly onto the papers, adding the lighter die-cut butterflies on and around the Lords Prayer panel and adding the sequins.  As a final touch I added light pink and clear gel to the roses on the front and inside of the card - just to make them pop!!

That may show a little better in the next photo:

My next card features the same new stamps and dies, in a more clean and simple design.  First I stamped the Lords Prayer onto Vellum card stock.  Next I repeat/randomly stamped butterflies in grey ink and used that panel as a frame over the vellum.

Last steps were stamping, coloring and die-cutting the Vellum Butterflies.  Here's one more photo:

Below are all the ODBD items used in my projects today:

Below are links to my fellow 'breadsticks' designers:

Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn

Amy * Cathy * America * Chris

Angie * Audrey(me) * Sabrina

Lisa * Wanda

Of course there are prizes - below are all the pertinent 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 ODBD Store website - just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You'll have until May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designer's Blogs for a chance to win.  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so please be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!!

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you've been inspired and have enjoyed spending your time with us today.

Hugs and Blessings,