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!!