Friday, February 16, 2018

More birthday cards with ODBD

I've gotten better about sending birthday cards but oops, I think I missed a couple in the busy-ness this month.  However, I did manage to get this 9th birthday card to my niece.  It's a side step card made easy with the ODBD die.  To get the pattern on the candles, I left the paper in the die and used distress oxides to sponge through the openings.  It's great for embossing but I like this version of it even more.

The second is a quick and simple shaker card using the round balloon die for my shaker element.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Only from the heart with Quietfire Design

Galaxy backgrounds seems to be very popular right now... trending if you will (I'm not a trendy person so what do I know?)   Here's my version of one using distress oxides (really, any reason to play with them!)  I thought it would go well with this quote from Rumi in the Love and Hearts Collection.  

 I added a string of heart lights by drawing a white line to connect the row of hearts from the same stamp set.  The quote is stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder and the hearts were cut out of gold paper also.

Love & Hearts Collection - Clear Stamps

Love and Hearts Clear stamp set available from both 

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

ODBD February release

The most handmade cards sent besides Christmas are probably birthday cards - so I try to keep a stash ready because these things tend to creep up on me.  So if you're like me and have lots of birthday cards to send, this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs is a must have.

I used the balloons dies two ways... the traditional way with cutting them out and the second is to use them as a mask.  Both cards use distress inks and the same sentiment.  Which one do you prefer?  The layered ones with the die cuts or the simple one layer one?


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

His love endures forever

Hello!  This card came together very quickly thanks to this beautiful sheet in the Romantic Roses paper pack. I added a light pink layer beneath, a doily die cut and popped up the matted verse from my stamp set His Loves Endures.  I found some wood veneer hearts to tie it all together.  

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Monday, January 29, 2018


This card today is personalized for a college friend's daughter who is going through a tough time right now.  I am hoping this card cheers her up and let her know that people are praying for her - even ones she has never met.

I got these Marquee Letter dies by NCrafts from ACMoore and die cut her name 4 times to layer up the dies.  The background is made by lightly smooshing some distress oxides.  The roses and foliage are by Elizabeth Craft Designs and made with watercolor washes and the Rose and the Leafy branch die.