Tuesday, September 20, 2016

You are my Lamp

Hello, today I'm using some older stamps and dies from ODBD that are just classic for the Dots and Dashes challenge - I never tire of using them.  The verse from Everlasting Light and the image from Light of the World go perfectly together.  I used the Vintage Border Dies and Vintage Flourish Pattern Die.  I layered the Vintage Border in the center for some reverse framing and then fussy cut out the lighthouse.  I colored the lighthouse in neutral tones with Zig Clean Color Brushes.

Diana Nguyen, our Daily Bread Designs, Light of the World, Scripture, card

Hop on over to see more beautiful creations by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until October 2nd to link to the ODBD blog.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

CAS Hello

For this week's CASology Bark challenge, I went with a woodgrain background using a Sizzix embossing folder.  I've had this wooden Hello for a while now (one of those impulse buys at Michaels) and I paired it up with several small leaves made with Impression Obsession dies.  It's hard to see but the leaves were embossed with ultra thick embossing powder and I added a twine to tie it all together.

Diana Nguyen, CAS, Hello, card, Impression Obsession, leaves

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thanks a latte

I wasn't a coffee drinker until I had my fourth kid but now I not only love coffee but also coffee themed cards.  So for all my coffee loving friends, I made this very quick CAS card.  

I started with some kraft card stock that stamped with "thanks a latte" sentiment and coffee rings from the Verve's  Better with You stamp set.  I also added a couple of Impression Obsession's Coffee Takeout dies.  As a final touch, I rounded off the bottom corners of my card.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

She is clothed with Strength and Dignity

I've been looking for a card design that could be mass produced but varied slightly.  So I had made a similar card earlier but was stuck on different color possibilities - enter this month's Diva Inspiration Challenge with these cool colors - purple, pale blue, and kraft.  Unfortunately, purple is really hard to photograph so it's not quite the same shade as the inspiration photo.

I used the Plain Jane Proverbs 31:25 for my center but there are many verses that would fit in the center panel - perfect for my uses.

Diana Nguyen, Verve, Proverbs 31, card, Scripture, Our Daily Bread Designs

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Noel Wreath

Are you ready for some Christmas cards? Every year I struggle with sending photocards or handmade cards.  This year will be a combination of both!  So here is a first of many.

I broke out the color bursts for this card.  It's a very fast way to get water color backgrounds as well  as your own designer sheets to use for die cuts.  Here I used the  Evergreen Wreath and Small Poinsettias by Elizabeth Craft Designs for my floral elements.  I love the effect of the color bursts because the ensuing patterns are natural and unexpected.

The Noel by Quiefire Design was cut from silver foil and then backed with the same gray cardstock that I used for the card base.  I used silver microbeads for the center of the poinsettias.  As I was waiting for the glue to dry, I found that I really liked the extra beads on the base layer so I glued those on too!

Noel - Metal Cutting Die