Thursday, January 1, 2015

Never Stop Dancing to the Music in your Heart

Hello again - I have another new card to share on this newest day of the new year!  And it's for the Ways to use it Challenge over at SCS - Use something new.  Well, that's easy with the ODBD New Release here today!

I was craving some blue for some reason, maybe because of this sweet little Blue bird.  Anyway, to make this card I started by stamping and coloring the blue bird music image.  Next I die-cut the two layers and did a bit of sponging, then I die-cut and mounted the background panels and added some pearl flourishes.  Next I went to work on the sentiment banner.

Music Speaks - Close-up
After the sentiment was stamped and cut along the curve of the stamp I die-cut each end using the same Vintage Labels die as the other layers.  Next I sponged and popped that above the birdie and mounted/glued all the layers of the card.  Last steps were the finishing touches of the ribbon/bow and sequins.

Here's a view of the full card:

Music Speaks

Card Receipe and Details:

  • ODBD New January Release Music Speaks Stamp Set
  • White, Blue and Black Cardstock
  • Black, Lost Lagoon and Pacific Point Ink and Gel Pens to color the image
  • ODBD Custom Vintage Floral Pattern Die and Vintage Labels Dies
  • Pearls, Squins and Ribbon

Challenge Details:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs and Blessings,

ODBD's January New Release is Here!!

Hi Everyone - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 
Today we're celebrating the New Year with an exciting New Release at Our Daily Bread Designs - complete with Prizes!!  I'm always amazed at the beautiful stamps, dies and papers that Kelley and the team create for all of us each month, and what is so truly amazing is that each release seems somehow even more special than the last.  

That said I hope you feel the same, and find some joy and inspiration in this month's release.  The designers have been busy creating some beautiful samples for you - so take your time and enjoy every moment with us today!!

My first card features the new Music Speaks stamp set and new custom Faithful Fish Pattern Die (it's a die-cut and debosser in one!).  This card also features some of my favorite dies from past releases, including the little cross from last month's Mini Tags die set.

I started by die-cutting and debossing the background and banner panels.  Next I stamped and die-cut the sentiment circle, then went to work die-cutting all the other elements.  The Asters and some of the Fancy Foliage flourishes are die-cut from the Blooming Garden Collection Papers.

Shout for Joy to the Lord - Close-up

The last steps were deciding on the final arrangement and adding all the fun embellishments.  Here's another view:

Shout for Joy to the Lord

My next card features the same new stamps and dies and also includes last month's Mini Tags die.  I started by inking up the Faithful Fish Pattern die before running it through the BigShot.  I used Chalk Inks and tapped them directly onto the die - then carefully placed the cardstock and cutting plate on top - and I love the result!!

Never stop Dancing - Close-up

The next step was die-cutting the hearts, stamping/coloring and cutting the bird and musical stamp, and then stamping and carefully cutting the sentiment panel.  Once everything was ready I worked on final layout/placement and popped/glued all the elements in place.

Never stop Dancing!

Very last steps were adding the pretty green bakers twine bow, little die-cut heart charm and green sequins.  One thing I noticed in these photos is how bright the green twine looks.  I have seemingly misplaced my favorite camera and had to use my old one (thankfully I still had it!!), so it's probably somewhere in the old camera settings...

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




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 ODBD Store website - just for commenting on the Design Team cards!!  You'll have until January 2nd, 2015 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments on the DT's Blogs for a chances to win.  Winners will be posted to the ODBD Blog on January 3rd - so be sure to check back there to see if you've won!!  Good luck everyone!!

Below are links to the Designer's card samples using all the January Release stamps and dies:

Cathy * Sandee * Lori * Dawn

Julie * Angie * Chris * Grace

Audrey(me) * Silke * Wanda

Thank you for visiting me today.  Hopefully you're able to visit the other designers and have found some inspiration!!

Hugs and blessings!!