Saturday, April 1, 2017

Welcoming Spring with Our Daily Bread Designs' Latest Release

April is finally here!  I know that the first day of April is normally a day of pranks and shenanigans.  You can be assured that I am not pulling your leg when I say Our Daily Bread Designs has a new release and Blog hop starting today!  This release features more lovely dies and a few new stamp sets as well!  And if admiring my design team sisters' projects isn't enough, 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 April 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 April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

So now I have a couple of projects to share.  The first features the new Luminous Lantern DieRoses DieRose Leaves Die and To My Friend stamp set...


I started with white card stock and used the new Luminous Lantern Die to create a four paneled lantern.  The best part of this die...  there are two separates bases you can use to create  your lantern...  a square base (shown here) and a pentagon base (which creates 5 sides.)  I used the insert panel on the front and top panel to create the open fretwork.  The remaining panels were cut not using the insert.  You can fold the tabs in on top and loop a flexible ribbon ( I used seam binding) and tie it closed.  I plan on putting a battery operated tea light in the base.  I rose was created with white card stock and the new Roses Die.  After cutting my petals, I colored then with a prawn distress ink, spritzed them with water and shaped the layers.  Once they were dried, I glued them together and shaped the outer petals again.  I added some leaves (created with white CS, grass distress ink AND the coordinating Rose Leaves Die.  I added a bit of greenery using an old favorite, Fancy Foliage Die.  The sentiment (To My Friend stamp set) was stamped on white card stock and framed with another old favorite, Ornate Ovals Die.  

Here are the new items you see...





Now for a easel card featuring the new Lovely Flowers stamp set
and Fancy Fan Die


I chose a soft turquoise and kelp colored CS for my layers, adding a bit of DP from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  A couple of strategically placed flat backed pearls serve to hold up my easel.  I stamped my sentiments and borders (Lovely Flowers stamp set)
on white card stock and die cut with the new Fancy Fan Die.

and the new items you see here...



and some old favorites  you see on today's projects...





If you get lost along the way check HERE to find  your way...

and my sister "sticks" (be sure to leave them some love...)

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy 

* Sandee * Robin * Sabrina * Julie 
 * Diana * Chris * Lori (ME) * Helen

30 comments:

crafterab said...

Love both the lantern and the card! Thank you for sharing.
Annette

Marsha said...

Such beauty! Really like how you added a bud as well as a flower in full bloom. The lantern is amazing.

Ethel Balla said...

Both of your projects spell springs to me.

Lois said...

Two beautiful projects! I like how you used pearls to hold your easel up.

craftymom205 said...

Great card and lantern.

McStamper said...
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McStamper said...

Beautiful ideas. Love the use of the sentiments with the fan dies.

Pati said...

Beautiful rose and bud!!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork Lori! Absolutely love the rose die!

Heather said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the color combo. And I LOVE that lantern. Gorgeous and your roses are stunning!!

Heather said...

So many great uses for those lanterns. Lovely.

LadyofCards said...

Beautiful samples. Now I know what the Fan Die is, so I hope my previous post with another blogger is just disregarded. I would still like to know if there is a tutorial for putting it together and once it is, how is it mailed? Thanks

Sue LD said...

Sweet lantern for a friend and I like how you used the fan die on the easel card.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Lori!! Such a beautiful lantern (the roses are gorgeous!) and what a great way to show off the fan die and matching stamp set! Both a beautiful!!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Lori...wow...just stunning...your rose lantern, and the gorgeous sympathy card, or get well....so pretty!!

Margie F said...

Your lantern and card is so beautiful. Lovely!!!

Dawn said...

Lovely samples, Lori! Your lantern is stunning, gorgeous roses!

RaeDeen Bittner said...

Both of your projects are beautiful! This is the second card I have seen this morning using pearls to hold up the easel card. I'm thinking...Why did I never think of that? Thank you for the inspiration! Your fan is lovely as well. Anyone besides me seeing the possibility of 'peacock feathers' with this die?

Diane said...

Both are beautiful and I love how you have added the bud, so pretty and so realistic!! {Nellies Nest}

Donna Whitten said...

Your projects are lovely! Such a pretty lantern! Love your beautiful easel card! What a wonderful release, lots of inspiration!

Mary Babet said...

Gorgeous Lantern! Such a pretty Rose. I like the sentiments on your fan card.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful lantern and card! I love the Luminous Lantern with all the pretty details and the lovely rose embellishment! Pretty card with the Fancy Fan die also!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful creations!! That lantern is stunning. The flower and buds are lovely. The card is very beautiful. The fan is lovely.

Pamela Haskin said...

Beautiful projects! I especially like your roses on the first card. So pretty.

Sherry said...

gorgeous projects!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Awesome work. Thanks for sharing :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations, Lori!! I love them both but my favorite is the lantern with the GORGEOUS rose!! Beautifully done!
Hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Gorgeous lantern Lori!!! Oh I love it! Your flowers are beautiful! Love the easel card and your beautiful fan too!!! Beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Grace

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful lantern with the 3D roses and vine. The easel card with fancy fan is so sweet, Lori! Love your colors, too.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Hey Lori! Wow girl both samples are so gorgeous! Love the easel card with the gorgeous fan and gorgeous colors! And the rose buds are incredible! Big hugs!