Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Celebrate Surprise Box

I've made another Surprise Box for the Pop It Up challenge a ODBD.  I went with a red with metallics for my Celebrate box - perfect for a significant birthday.


I cut out all the elements (balloons, streamers, and cake) out of gold and silver foil.  I used acetate to pop up the balloons a little bit higher.   The Celebrate was also embossed with extra thick embossing powder.


I hope you've been able to play along but if not - there is still a few more days!  Please stop by the talented Chris and Robin to see more inspiration!  You have until July 3rd to link to the ODBD blog.



Monday, June 20, 2016

Sending Birthday Wishes Shaker Card

For my niece's birthday, I knew I had to make a "fancy" birthday card since she's pretty artistic.  :)  I went with a shaker card with a rainbow of colors of sequins.  I kept the sequins from mixing by using thin strips of foam tape to keep the sequins in sections.


The word dies and sentiments are from ODBD Sending My Love stamp/die duo.



Saturday, June 18, 2016

He has made everything

To make this super bright and cheery card, I made a water color wash background with my Koi watercolors.  I then toned it down just a bit by placing the MFT Polka Dot background die cut on top.  I added the verse and leaves from Verve for my focal point and a Hero Art butterfly. 

Diana Nguyen, Verve, Scripture, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, MFT, Polka Dot


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Sending all my love

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs June Release.  I made a CAS card with the Sending My Love set plus the essential Double Stitched Squares Dies.  I first stenciled a mesh background in one corner and then made a frame with the square dies.  The hearts are die cut from gold foil. 

I had a sheet of water color paper I had played with some watercolors left over from another project - it was perfect for cutting out the Sending die.


For more inspiration using the June Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and the other designers:

Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee 
Diana * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina * Jan (Guest Designer)





Thursday, June 16, 2016

Every good and perfect gift

 This stamp is one of my favorite from the new release!  It would be great for so many occasions - but especially for a baby.  I suppose I'm going for a little girl here with all the pink flowers.  ;)


The Bible verse was stamped in black Versafine pigment ink and then clear embossed.  I find it much easier and cleaner than embossing with black embossing powder.



I then die cut it out with Spellbinders Label 8, then a gray layer with Decorative Labels 8 popped up above a white layer from Spellbinders Tranquil Moments.


Wild Orchid flowers were hot glued around the verse to frame it.


Every Good & Perfect Gift - Mounted


Thank you so much for looking!




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