Thursday, December 8, 2016

Merry Christmas two ways

Quick post on me using the Christmas border die from ODBD as a background die.  I just did one with red card stock instead. I like the frame but I don't like it that I couldn't have the whole word Merry in red.  Maybe better placement of die cuts?

Which do you prefer?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

You are awesome quilt

Hello, there!  I hope your December is going smoothly, not too hectic, and full of joy for this wonderful season.  It's a little harder to find time in the craft room but not much time at all to make a total mess of the room!  This card is pretty simple looking but took lots of die cuts to get all the colors.  HOWEVER, in hindsight, you can use Copic markers to color your die cuts - that would have been much faster.  Lol!

I put the Star Quilt Die askew for more interest since it's so bold and added a sentiment from the new Pennant Flag Verses and matted it with the Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies and Pennant Flag Dies.

I do hope you'll find some time to make a little mess and play along with this month's "Let's Be Sentimental" Shining the Light Challenge by Our Daily Bread Designs.  And if you'd like more inspiration, please check out by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until December 30th to link to the ODBD blog.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ODBD December Release

Hello!  Welcome to the December release for Our Daily Bread Designs!  This month I'm focusing on the pennants though I highly encourage you to check out my sister breadsticks to see what they are doing with the other fabulous stamps in this release.  

I kept my card pretty simple by using some of the designer paper by ODBD.  Sometimes it's just too hard to cover up some of those pretty paper.  With the pennant stamps and dies this month, you can have both a beautiful background and sentiment.  I used the Pennant Flag Verses with the Pennant Flag dies and Double Stitched Pennant Flag dies.  The papers are from the By the Shore Paper Collection and the Shabby Rose Paper Collection.

Prize Information: 
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 December 2, 2016 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are the links to the design team's creations: 
Cathy * Grace * Kathy * Robin * Lisa * Dawn * Sandee * Angie * Julie 
Sabrina * Chris * Diana * Lori * Anita * Helen 

Quietfire Design If Kisses Were Snowflakes Shaker Card

No snow yet - just rain!  But for those of you who get enough snow as is, you can restrain your blizzard within a shaker card with these new stamps from Quietfire Design.  I had so much fun with these stamps using one of my favorite techniques - resist embossing.  I first clear embossed the snowflakes from the Let It Snow Flourished Snowflakes stamp set and sponged in different shades of distress inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, and Blueprint Sketch.)  I did the same with the  If Kisses Were Snowflakes stamp and die cut out the sentiment with an oval die.  I used a slightly larger oval die on the snowflake sheet to create a window for my shaker card.

Using acetate and foam tape, I made my shaker cards with some shaped glitter and white beads.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Let It Snow, If kisses were snowflakes, resist embossing

Thank you so much for looking!

If Kisses Were Snowflakes - Mounted

Let it Snow Flourished Snowflakes - Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

I tried something different for this card.  I love dies and I tried a new way of using the Holly Oval Die.  I cut it into quarters to make corner pieces for my card.  The layers are papers from the Holly Jolly Paper Collection and I paired it with the stamp/die duo  Jesus Loves You.  The Pierced Rectangle dies are also one of those staples to make these cards quick and perfectly framed. 

Diana Nguyen, Christmas, Jesus is the Reason for the Season, Our Daily Bread Designs

I added a bit of red rhinestones for my berries into the corners to complete the card.Diana Nguyen, Christmas, Jesus is the Reason for the Season, Our Daily Bread Designs