Thursday, March 15, 2012

ODBD Love of Backgrounds ~ Birch & Honeycomb



Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love of Blog Hop. This is a big week at ODBD! Kelley and crew are celebrating their four year anniversary! We're having a great big party! To celebrate, the Alumni team along with some other designers are incorporating some items associated with 4th anniversaries.....colors of topaz or aqua, flowers, fruit, linen, silk, etc., along with ODBD Background Stamps into our projects.

Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD Blog for the full link list. One of the posts is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until March 28th at 6 pm. The winner will be announced March 29th!

If you arrived here from Angie's blog you are in the right spot! If not, head over to the ODBD blog for a full link list.

My creation features Birch Background



and the Honeycomb Background shown here.



And now for my card...



I stamped the Birch Background stamp twice, selecting some of the birch trees to cut out individually and then placing them with dimensional foam on the base image. Notice how the branches stick out wildly? I thought it added to the "rustic" feel. I then stamped my sentiment from On Eagles' Wings and placed a sticky note over it to mask it before stamping with the Honeycomb Background. I then removed the mask and trimmed it down to the desired size. A simple jute bow finishes it off. Thanks for stopping in. Don't forget to pop back in again Saturday for the big reveal! Kelley has come up with some FABULOUS 4th Anniversary sets! I will send you on your way...

ODBD Blog
Kathy
Silke
Betty
Fran
Angie
Lori {you are here}
Rosemary
Julie
Jan
Connie
Chris
Patter
Grace
Sandee
Debi

Enjoy hopping!

55 comments:

Becky said...

This is very pretty.

Patter Cross said...

I love how well the honeycomb works with the birch background. I would never have thought to put them together and it works beautifully! Love what you created! Have a blessed day!

Judy Rozema said...

Creative pairing of your backgrounds! Beautiful floral corner too!

Grace said...

Ooooooo Lori I really love this! LOVE how you stamped the honeycomb bg around your sentiment, and how you popped up some trees!!! GORGEOUS!!!

Rosemary said...

your card is just gorgeous lori!! the addition of the flower just really makes the card!

Anonymous said...

Pretty--thanks for explaining how you made the dimensional aspect. Jennifer in Ohio

Karen W said...

Wow fantastic!!! I have to check and see if I have those trees, they are awesome!

Kelley said...

Great combo, Lor!!! Love the b/w!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Lori! Love the black and white combo w/ just a hint of color in your little corsage. Lovely card!

Tami B. said...

I was so hoping someone would use the birch background, so thank you. This card is beautiful. You can't go wrong w/ black & white.

Marsha said...

Oh, I love that Birch BG stamp. Thanks for showcasing it.

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning card!

Sandee said...

Lori I really love this so much! That BG is so peaceful to me!

JD said...

Beautiful card! More to put on my wish list...especially the birch trees...WOW!

Liz Williams said...

A perfect color choice for this pretty card.

Becky said...

Love the combination of the backgrounds and the way you double stamped the birch trees and then frames the sentiment with the honeycomb...beautiful job!

crazyoldsyd said...

Those trees look so real, love it and love the saying! Need that today. Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

That birch background is BEAUTIFUL! And I love how you used the honeycomb. Great card!

tweetybugshouse said...

wow you did a great job with this background stamp how creative.

Marie D. said...

Very creative!!!! Didn't know how to use the tree background, but I love what you did.

Queen Mary said...

Well I just told Angie using a BG on a BG is a new technique for me and here you are offering level 2 of the new technique! I think it is absolutely stunning and it makes me feel so much better about having my BG stamps! Your card is beautiful!

Vickie O'Dell said...

I would never thought of combining those two stamps, but they're very effective together. I love the way you pop dotted some trees, and masking the background to add your sentiment looks great. What great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job. I like the birch background stamp.

Holly Paulson

JKB said...

A WOW card with a cool technique to pop out the tree branches and texturize the front saying.

christa-peter said...

Very clever use of two background stamps, really like the idea of masking a sentiment and stamping a background over, thanks for the inspiration.

Betty Wright said...

LOVE the whole look and design, Lori! The cut out popped up birch details make for one amazing look! I also love how you masked the second background for the sentiment frame! Awesome design and card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These work so well together, so beautiful

Caryn S said...

That birch stamp is just lovely. I love the way you put them both together.

Gretchen Wilson said...

I just love this birch stamp, so manly. Guess that's a word. We need more of that. Beautiful card.

Dawn said...

oh, how I love your bg combo! beautiful card, Lori!!

Kathy Jones said...

Black and white is also beautiful and classic and I *LOVE* how you used the honeycomb to frame the sentiment - very cool!!!

Sherry said...

very pretty !! I liked how you mixed the 2 backgrounds and also poped some limbs!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lori, this is a beautiful use of both stamps! Hugs ~S~

keeleykats said...

Beautiful! I love the popped up trees.

craftymom205 said...

Love your card.

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Francie G. said...

Would never have thought to combine these two backgrounds! Fabulous, Lori! Beautifully done!

Caitiumom said...

I love the birch trees too. Nice card.

Cards By Jan said...

I love those two BG's Lori, I have the honeycomb...and can see the trees are a must...I love how you put them together, AWESOME job hun!! hugs

Traci S. said...

Oh Lori! I just love this mainly black and white card! The birch background hasn't looked so pretty before. It really makes a difference with the limbs popping off the page. And, the honeycomb bg looks fabulous around the Verse.
This is one great card!

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rlovew said...

Beautiful card- love the touch of color and that birch background stands out so well.

SusieQ said...

Nice woody accents are the icing on this card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...love how you made the background pop. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Thanks for challenging my thinking and cutting out some of the background to create depth....just beautifully done.

Tam said...

great card! I love the birches. (State tree here!) And the honeycomb could also be chicken wire. :)

Debbie Erickson said...

Ingenious use of the 3-D branches! It's a wonderful wintery card!!

Lee Ann said...

I just love both of these background stamps. Your card is gorgeous. Thisis one to try and CASE!

Jo4Him said...

LOVE your card; thanks for sharing. Those bg stamps are fab!

Nan G said...

What a fabulous card! Birch trees going on the wish list. LOL

Reny said...

Wow! I love that tree background! So pretty!

Coralee Schindel said...

Wow, the package image for the Birch Background doesn't do it justice. Your card makes it pop! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Linda R. said...

beautiful use of the birches.

Alison H said...

WOW another card with 2 backgrounds but oh so different. So beautiful, stunning.... Not sure what else I can say. Another card I could stare at for hours very clever. Thank you so much for sharing this. I do feel blessed to be able to do this hop.

Sue D said...

Great way to use these backgrounds. I like how you popped up some of the trees.

Judy said...

Great card! Love the way you popped some of the trees and then framed that wonderful verse with the Honeycomb Background!

E. Marie said...

I love how you used the background to frame the sentiment. Such a creative idea. The dimension you gave to your card looks fantastic!!