Monday, July 17, 2017

~ Beauty and Blessings ~

There are very few things more beautiful than a vibrant sunset.  The colors of nature are spectacular...  from the sunrise over the ocean to the color variations in each and every flower...  the creation is a reflection of the Creator.  Today's card reflect the two things that remind me of our Creator each and every day.  I am constantly reminded of His love and mercies at the close of each day.  And I am reminded of his care and provisions when I see a flower. 

Layer by Layer -
1.  Black Card stock 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
2.  Orange Card Stock cut and embossed with Sunburst Background Die
3.  Black Card Stock cut and embossed with Pierced Circles Die (image mat)
4.  White Card Stock - image stamped with black ink from ODBD's July release, BON VOYAGE
5.  Distress Inks on image - Salty Ocean (with White Gel Pen for waves); Worn Lipstick; Spiced
     Marmalade; Squeezed Lemonade (Circles Die) mask used to create setting sun
6.  Blossom - white card stock colored with Distress Ink Tattered Rose and Mustand Seed; ODBD's
     July release HIBISCUS DIE
7.  Ferns - Black Card Stock - ODBD's July Release - FERNS DIE

And now for my second card also featuring a few items from July's ODBD release...

  Layer by Layer -
1.  White Card Stock Base layer 5.5 x 8.5 inches, scored and folded at 4.25 inches
2.  Orange DP 5.5 x 4.25 inches ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad
3.  Plaid DP from ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad cut and embossed with Pierced Rectangles 
     Die
4.  White CS ODBD's Beautiful Borders Die
5.  Yellow DP ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad die cut with Double Stitched Pennant Flags Die
6.  Pale blue DP ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad die cut with Ovals Die; white sentiment panel
     Ornate Ovals Die; sentiment from ODBD July release Aloha; Ranger Archival Ink Garden Patina
7.  White Card Stock - blossoms - distress ink - Tangelo, Angel Pink; ODBD July Dies - Frangipani Die
8.  Leaves (dark green DP) - Frangipani Die; Boho Bolds Paper Pad

The July release items  you see today...




Thank you for visiting!  Until next time, Blessings!


Friday, July 14, 2017

A Look Back at ODBD's July Release

It's time for a special look back at this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Here is the card/project I created using  Tickled Pink stamp set and coordinating Flamingos Die, Hibiscus Die and Ferns Die.  I also incorporated the Boho Bolds Paper Pad.  For more inspiration using the July Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I chose to color the die cut hibiscus with a couple of distress ink, Spun Sugar (insides) and Squeezed Lemonade on the edges and stamen.  I also used a die cut cloud (Clouds and Raindrops Die) to softly sponge around and create my sky background.  I used the die cut image and added a bit of soft blue around the edges, moving the die as desired.  I stamped and colored my sweet flamingos and after die cutting, added them with dimensional foam.  I stamped the sentiment with a soft turquoise ink and used the Pennant Flags Die to cut and emboss.  A few faux ferns (Ferns Die), colored with clover colored ink nestle beneath my faux hibiscus.  The white matting layer is actual a die cut Lattice Background Die peeking out.  A band created with the Flower Lattice Die join a bit of solid DP and polka dot DP.  Here are the new items  you see today...




 and a few old favorites...







And my design team sisters....Cathy * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn * Kathy * Lori (ME)* Diana

Inks - Ranger Archival Ink - Sentiment - Forget-Me-Not, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics RV52, RV55, E51; Distress Ink - Lucky Clover, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Flourish

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope my American friends had a happy and safe 4th of July!  It seems after the 4th our minds turn inevitably to school shopping and the end of summer.  So today, I thought I would take a few moments to place myself on a imaginary beach somewhere with a beautiful tropical sunset.  And Our Daily Bread Designs' Bon Voyage stamp set seemed to lend itself quite well to this task.  With a bit of rich inks and a bit of shading...  a tropical sunset was born... and I didn't have to take a jet plane to see it!

I started out with a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches when folded).  I added a slightly smaller rich pink mat before my final black CS mat layer (created with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  My main panel started with plain white card stock.  I layered on several different shades of distress ink until I reached the desired sunset effect.  I then stamped the palm tree image on with a vibrant black ink.  While creating my image layer, I chose a bit of of white scrap and inked it up with purple and pink distress ink to mimic the sky.  I knew I would position my sentiment in that area and wanted the background to look similar.  I chose to cut/emboss it with a die from the Pennant Flags and matted it with black CS using the Double Stitched Pennant Flags.  I created my Frangipani spray with white card stock, inking the die cuts before shaping.  The leaves are from the NEW Ferns Die and Tropical Leaves Die.  I have shared the ink colors below for those that like the shades I used.  The blossom itself was made with the NEW Frangipani Die.

So here are the July release items you see used today...




and a few old favorites...



and here's some specifics on the coloring...

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Dusty Concord - Sky
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn - Ferns
Distress Ink - Peeled Paint - Tropical Leaves
Distress Ink - Frangipani - Work Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Release and Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs

Welcome to a new release at Our Daily Bread Designs and blog hop!  This month, we have a tropical theme...  perfect for all those summer cards you need to create!  And nothing says a warm tropical beach like flamingos and Frangipani!  For my first card, I used the new Tickled Pink stamp set, coordinating Flamingos DiesFerns Die and Frangipani Die.  We also have a special focus this month on one of our paper pad sets, Boho Bolds Paper Pad.  You see it here in the polka dot pattern paper and dark green background paper.

 I inked the centers of each frangipani blossom with a bit of distress ink and each flamingo was gently colored with Copic markers after stamping.  I also added a bit of Bamboo Leaves colored ink to the sentiment panel after cut/embossing and before removing the die.  So here are the new items you see today...




and the paper pad when are highlighting this month...


I chose to do a center step card for my second project using the new Aloha stamp set, coordinating Bird of Paradise Die, Ferns Die, Hibiscus Die and Tropical Leaves Die.

I stamped my image on Copic compatible paper and after coloring used the Bird of Paradise Die to cut it out.  I added the image to a softly sponged white background panel.  I used a soft blue and scalloped die to create clouds.  I created a fun floral spray using the new dies, Hibiscus, Ferns and Tropical Leaves.  I nested those over the panel and added an oval sentiment panel.  I chose to use a variety of papers on this one including Birthday Bash Paper Collection, Birthday Brights Paper Pad and Boho Bolds Paper Pad.  Here are the new items you see...








Now for some fun...

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until July 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
 
Here is a link if you get lost along the way...  ODBD Blog 
 
and the Breadsticks...
 
Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Dawn * Angie * Grace * Lori * Chris * Diana

Thanks for stopping!  Until next time!

and a list of other items from Our Daily Bread Designs....

Card # 1 - Copics RV52, RV55, E51, Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Distress Ink - Scattered Straw





Card #2 - Copics - Y17, YR07, E51, V15, B24, YG03, G24; Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky (background)



Friday, June 30, 2017

Hope Anchors the Soul

Good morning!  I hope this Friday finds you making plans for a wonderful weekend.  Tomorrow, I will be back with a new post for Our Daily Bread Designs featuring the new July release.  But in the meantime, I wanted to circle back and show a card featuring a Stamp Die Duo from last year, You Anchor Me.

I actually used the Scalloped Chain Die from this month's release as a fun accent panel.  It is in the rich blue over the water themed DP from the Nautical Paper Collection.  I used a die from the Rectangles Die nested with the Circle Scalloped Rectangles Die to create the focal frame.  Here are a few of the items you see used today...





Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow to see the fun projects I have to share.  Blessings!