Monday, June 1, 2015

ODBD's June New Release is Here!!

Welcome everyone - it's another beautiful release from ODBD and you're in for a real treat this month.   Sadly this is my last month on the ODBD Design Team for a while - taking a break to spend more time with my aging Mom.  I'll still be around and you'll still see ODBD designs from me, just won't see my designs in the monthly release hops - which I'll miss very much!!

There's so many wonderful new stamps and dies this month - I hope you enjoy what we have for you. My cards only feature two new items - the new Sunburst Background die and new Sunshine Blessings stamp set.  I'm also showing a few favorites from last month's release - Spread Your Wings and the coordinating custom Birds and Nest Dies and Belles Vignes.  Also used a few other favorites from previous releases.

My first card was made by die-cutting, embossing and coloring the Sunburst Background Die, and adding a banner with sentiment from the new Sunshine Blessings set.  Next I added the Grass Border and Fence dies, and all the fun sponged flowers and leaves from the Birds and Nest Die set.

Here's a close-up peek:

Toward the Sunshine - Close-up
Next steps were adding an extra pop of color using Sekura Pens onto the sentiment and embossed areas of the flowers and leaves and adding a Paper Pen center to the flowers.  Also added glitter to the sun and flowers and final step was adding the thick bakers twine.

Here are a couple more photos:

 



My next card features the same new stamps and dies and similar colors but in a very different design. For this card I used the Sunburst Die as a press and colored it with yellow and orange before die cutting.  I stamped the Belles Vignes in three colors and spritzed with water before stamping, then die-cut the Beautiful Borders in vellum and covered in glitter.

Those who bring Sunshine - Close-up


Next step was stamping and die-cutting the sentiment layer, stamping and die-cutting the little blue bird and flowers/leaves, and adding glitter in various areas.  This card really sparkles IRL - adds so much dimension and interest that really doesn't show in the photos unfortunately.

Last steps were adding the sequin row and spritzing with white shimmer mist.  Here are a couple more photos:

 


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













Also - as you know there are prizes with every ODBD Celebration - and so it is with this June Release :)!!!  See below for the details:
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the ODBD Store. Your $$ can be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the 'stamps column' of the website - and all you have to do is comment on the Design Team's cards!!  You'll have until June 2nd at 9:00pm EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to WIN!  Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won.


Below are links to my fellow Designers' Blogs:

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee

Dawn * America * Amy * Chris

Grace * Sabrina Angie * Lisa





I hope you've been inspired by something you saw here today, and that if you're hopping along you're finding inspiration all along the way.  The ODBD designers blow me away each month and I'm really going to miss being a part of this special team.  

Hugs and Blessings everyone!!

Audrey

30 comments:

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards Audrey. I love the sunshine and flowers.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely sunny creations Audrey.
Gr Elly

America said...

Hi Teamie. WOW -what wonderful uses of color on both sun-shining bright beauties! Im a big FAN of yours and LOVE your work!

Lois said...

Two bright and cheery cards. I like how you used the fence on the first one.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so cute and pretty. The first one is my fav. I love the fence with the flowers peeking over it.

Shirley

Annette Reed said...

These are lovely. I love the different ways you used the backgrounds. The layers and elements are beautiful.

Janice said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the one with the fence! Thanks for showing them!

Shelia said...

Lovely cards. My fav is the first one with the fence and those beautiful flowers enjoying the sunshine. I like how you used the fishtail banner for the sentiment too.

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are so pretty. Well done.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Such a kewl set of cards. I love the two completely different looks

Grace said...

Audrey as always, you have blown me away! I just love love love the first one... the fence with the little flowers peeking out... all your details are so perfect and the second one is so happy!!! LOVE your work my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Deb said...

Beautiful cards! Love the sunburst die.

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards...so sunshiney...recipients will definitely love receiving these cards.

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty flowers added to the first and neat colorful background on the second!

Berina RGA said...

both cards are awesome!! love the background on both!! the flowers are just gorgeous!!

Regena said...

amazing cards..so uplifting!!

Sue D said...

I like your colorful and cheery cards.

Leanne said...

Love both your cards.

Kathy Krug said...

LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDEN.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are stunning, as always, my friend!! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and talent!! I adore the first one with the fence you added and the flowers peaking over the top!! Your second is colored and designed to perfection!! Stunning work, Audrey!!
hugs,
Chris

Dawn said...

What great samples, Audrey! Love the swirly sun, the points of the pennant upwards and beautiful flowers! Both are so colorful and cheery!!!

Dorothy S said...

What gorgeous bright sunny cards - I especially like the fence and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Audrey, my sweet friend, I am always blown away when I come to your Blog and see how creatively you use dies and colors! I am absolutely loving both of your cards, such happy cards! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

E. Marie said...

Beautiful and fun sunshine cards. I love how you mixed up the colors and the little fence with all the flowers is perfect with the sunshine background.

Wanda Cullen said...

Audrey, your cards are both gorgeous and, as always, filled with the most wonderful dimensional details! Will surely miss your creations with the new releases but totally get how family takes priority!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Goodness Audrey! Your cards are amazing and gorgeous as always! So much fun color on these!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Audrey, these are two sunshiny cards! Love how you made the dies stand out...very beautiful and creative! Also love all the extra details!

Karon said...

Two stunning cards, fabulous designs and wonderful compositions! TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning projects, Audrey! Love all the vibrant color and the addition of the Glimmer Mist!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so lovely and so colorful, Audrey! I love the colors and flowers on both and how you used the die as a stencil. Beautiful!