February Release at Our Daily Bread Designs

Welcome!  So glad you could stop by!  The first day of the month always means a wealth of beautiful new items added to the Our Daily Bread Designs fold.  And this month is no exception. Be sure to take a few moments to look at all of the new dies and stamps ODBD have added.  

And to make release day even more fun, three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until February 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Now for the projects I have today...  The first features layers of rich spring colors and the new stamp, Miss You...


I started with a white card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a daffodil yellow mat.  

Seeds of Inspiration ***  The base layer you see peeking out from the die isn't designer paper.  It is a custom layer I created with white card stock, distress ink and water.  You actually see 6 inks here!  I took each ink pad individually and pressed it on my acrylic block.  I spritzed each with water and pressed it onto plain white card stock.  I did this with all 6 ink, 3 on one side and 3 on the other.  After drying, I trimmed it to fit under the die cut.***

I used coordinating dies from the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die set to create the filigree piece and sentiment panel.  After die cutting, I stamped the floral image (the new release, Missing You) with a soft taupe ink, lightly inking the edges and adding the sentiment with a rich cocoa.  Both are placed on the custom DP layer with thin dimensional foam.  I added a floral spray accented with taupe pearls and Kraft foliage from the Fancy Foliage Die set.  Look closely and  you will even see a tiny taupe and white Baker's Twine bow!  

And if your style is more clean and simple, take a look at this card using the new Wildflower Silhouette and Hello Die.


I chose a simple color palette for this card...  ecru and chocolate.  I started with an ecru base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) and added a slightly smaller chocolate textured mat.  

Seeds of Inspiration (Emboss / Resist Technique) ***I cut a smaller ecru panel for my focal panel and stamped the image with Versamark.  I then used a clear embossing powder to set the image.  I chose a soft pumice distress ink and sponged it over the image.  And for the final layer, I added a frayed burlap ink.  Once it was colored the way I wanted, I used a dry paper towel to blot off the excess ink on the image.***

  I die cut the sentiment with some extra chocolate card stock and added it to the corner.  On the opposite corner, I placed a few brown dew drops for interest.  

So here are the items you see today...

Card #1 

from the February Release


and other favorites...

CSBD56 - VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES


CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

Card #2

from the February Release




Thank you for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit my "Sister Sticks" to see what beautiful creations they have for you!  As you hop along, be sure to leave some love so you may have a chance to win!  Thanks again and have a wonderful Sabbath!

ODBD Blog (If you get lost along the way)

The Breadsticks

Cathy * Lori (ME) * Sandee * Dawn
 * Julie * Grace * Chris * Lisa *
 Angie * Silke * Wanda * Sabrina * Audrey

Comments

Lori, both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the color blocking technique and beautiful colors and details on the 1st and the 2nd is stunning with the chocolate base and embossing resist technique!! Hope you are feeling better....praying for you, darlin'!! HUGS!!
Lois said…
Both cards are gorgeous, but that first one is over the top!!!
CARLA PREDIGER said…
Gorgeous work! The second ones is my favorite just because I love the embossing effect on the rubber stamp technique. Thanks for sharing!
Melissa T. said…
Love the background with the distress inks and all the little details on your card. So pretty! Thank you for sharing. :)
Patty said…
Both awesome cards!! I especially love the second one with the emboss & resist!!
Becky said…
Lori, WOW is all I can say! I am overwhelmed with the beauty of the 1st card and in love with the emboss/resist technique on the 2nd card. What great releases for February!
Dawn said…
just beautiful, Lori! Love the colors in the first and the simplicity yet elegant look of the second! again...beautiful!
hope you're feeling better today, hugs!
Sheila said…
Your cards are absolutely spectacular. I love the use of the distress inks (one of my favorite inks). I just wanted to reach out and touch your cards as I appreciate cards with texture and 3-D embellishments. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Jan said…
Absolutely beautiful cards. Love the techniques on both!!! The first one is so very elegant and feminine and the second one could so easily be masculine. The dies and stamps are so beautiful!
Pattie J. said…
These are awesome. I love the colors on the first one, and the sentiment with the soft background stamp.
Second one is simply beautiful. many colors not always needed to make a beauty. love them both.
Judy Hall said…
Beautiful cards. I love the wildflower stamps.
Roseanna C said…
Such pretty cards, I love the embossed wildflowers. Thanks for the inspiration.
Both are such pretty card, Lori! Love the colors showing thru the bg die on the first & the subtle color of your emboss resist card are so peaceful and lovely.
Cathymac said…
Love how you created the background for your first card, Lori…stunning! The simple color scheme and design for the second card is so elegant! Both are gorgeous release projects, my friend! Hugs!
Miesje said…
Very, very pretty!
Irish Cherokee said…
Love both cards Lori but I must confess I really like the clean simplicity of the second card. - Jim
Gorgeous cards Lori! What a fabulous job you did on the first one! Have a Blessed day!
Becky Kortman said…
Fantastic cards! I love the flowers on the first on how they reflect the colorful background paper you made. The second card is elegant and looks simple but it has a lot of time and care to make.
Grace said…
Oh these are both so pretty Lori! Love the color blocking of the first one but the second one is my fave... love the soft neutral tones... so soothing!

Hope you are feeling better!
hugs,
Grace
Audrey Ann said…
Wow Lori - these are gorgeous!! Love your wonderful colorblocking background technique - so perfect for the soft image and wonderful floral/flourish arrangement! And your second is stunning with the black/ivory combination - stunning creations!!
Blessings to you - hope you're feeling better soon!
Hugs,
Audrey
April said…
These are so lovely! I love the beautiful colors on your first card and the pretty design. Great job!
I hope you are feeling a bit better today, Lori!! You are in my prayers!!!

Your cards are both so beautiful!! I just love the colors and all the texture on the first and your classy design with the black and white and embossed image and sponging on the second!!

hugs,
Chris
stamper101 said…
lovely cards, liked how you did the emboss/resist technique.
Sarah said…
Lori, your cards are so pretty. Great job, Sarah W
Beautiful, Lori! The distressed ink work in the first card is unique for me! I also love the simplicity of the second card!
Gina Ables said…
Fabulous. I love the watercolor look of the first and the subtle wildflowers of both.
Heather said…
These are both gorgeous in completely different ways I love the color on the first ; just peeking out through that gorgeous die. And the second one is so soft and serene; love it!
Linda Carson said…
Beautiful artwork Lori!! Love your creative background! Really love all the colors on the first beauty! The 2nd beauty is just divine!!
Sue D said…
Gorgeous first card and I like the emboss resist on the second.
Pamela Haskin said…
Loving your cards! I did notice the background on the first one - beautiful! And, great job on the resist. Very nice.
craftymom205 said…
Lovely cards.

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Ann said…
Beautiful results on your cards for each technique. The new "Wildflower" stamps are so lovely.
vickienipp said…
love the cards the dies are great thank you for your inspiration
Jean Bullock said…
Wonderful, wonderful cards. I love the multi-colored background you created on the first card and the second card is so elegant with the beautiful embossing. I love the colors you used and the ink shading around the embossed stamping. Gorgeous.
Beth Norman said…
Both cards are lovely. I like the multi colours in behind the die on the first card.

The second card is very intriguing. Love how you used very little colour.
Leanne said…
Your first card is simply gorgeous. Love the background you created.
Mehrll said…
Both cards are gorgeous and give me ideas and inspiration. TFS
Greta said…
Absolutely gorgeous work! Emboss resist is my favorite technique, so the second card really grabbed my attention & I'm pinning it! Thanks for the inspiration!
(AJ) ArtJypsy said…
Two gorgeous cards with two different styles. Love both of them equally.
Silke Ledlow said…
Both cards are beautiful Lori! I especially love the second one with the emboss & resist!! Hugs ~S~
OMGOSH!! Lori these are both so beautiful! I love how you have the image offset under the sentiment on the first card and the second with the ecru and chocolate is gorgeous!
Sabrina Jackson said…
WOW, Lori girl, you never cease to amaze me with your amazing designs! Love both of them and think I might have to lift that idea on the second one from you! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina
Lisa Somerville said…
Pretty cards, Lori! Love the embossing, it really showcases the wildflowers! Hope you are feeling better!

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