Friday, January 20, 2017

ODBD Script Word dies

Hello!  I'm in a blue teal kind of mood so I made up two CAS cards using the newly released Happy Birthday and Thanks script die.  The first one was made using water color papers and generously brushed with a Wink Of Stella glitter brush.  I hand drew the lines for the balloons.

For my second card, I cut out the thanks multiple times and glued the "thanks" on there, only having one of them brightly colored.  I love the subtle white on white.  I then stamped "MANY" above the colored thanks to go along with my multiple thanks die.

For more inspiration using the new products from Our Daily Bread Designs' January release, please check out ODBD's amazing team's projects:

Cathy * Robin * Helen * Kathy * Angie * Julie 
Sabrina * Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Diana

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Script love

Hello!  Today I am using a new die from Quietfire Design A Way With Words line.  It's from a set called "Baby love" but I used just the delicate love to make a Valentine's Day card.  I am casing  a card by Suzanne Cannon - you can see the original card (and many other beautiful ones HERE. at 0:35)  I first made a thin red mat to go with the script love.  The heart is Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses - just a single layer of the die cut in white.  Any heart die will work.  

Since the love is so delicate, I used red cardstock adhered to double sided adhesive and then die cut it out so that I could stack it on top of each other four times.  

Sorry for the overcast tone - it's been cloudy here for the past few days.

Thank you so much for looking!

Baby Love - Metal Cutting Dies - PRE-ORDER

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Like wildflowers

Today I am sharing a favorite technique of mine for a card I made for the Color Challenge at ODBD.  I used a sheet from the Whimsical Wildflowers and die cut a rectangle out of the center.  It's a great optical illusion with the continuation of the paper.  I then added a thin mat to the smaller rectangle and then popped it right back in to where it was.  I added some flowers and a white lacey die cut to highlight the white center with the quote.

Here's the color palette again!  I hope you can play along.  And if you'd like more inspiration, please check out by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until February 3rd to link to the ODBD blog.

Monday, January 16, 2017

ODBD February Pre-Order

Hello!  Are you ready for the next holiday?  It's Valentine's Day and ODBD is having a special pre-order on some gorgeous love themed stamps and dies.  But these aren't just for Valentine's Day (though we do want you to have them in time to create some beautiful projects for your loved ones.)  The Gable boxes can be for any reason - birthdays, wedding favors, treat boxes - the only limit is your imagination.  

My first project is using the Gable boxes with the Heavenly Heart insets and other heart dies to make this great treat box.  Before I put the box together, I sponged the score lines for a softer feel to the box.  I then added the red and white hearts as accents.

Isn't it just adorable?  And in case you were wondering, the die fits a regular Big Shot though you do want to use at least a 6" wide sheet to cut it out.

My second project is a CAS card using the same  color palette. I just love that Tulip Heart die!  I placed a red heart behind it to emphasize the heart cutout in the middle.

Thank you so much for looking and I do hope that your loved ones will be pleased with whatever you make them!

See our DT posts for more inspiration!
 Lisa * Grace * Cathy * Lori * Diana * Robin * Julie 
Dawn * Helen * Chris

Just a note - the individual items will NOT be available for Pre-Order, only the bundled items shown below.

Get your pre-orders HERE.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

All the flowers

Welcome to my post for the Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  It's a color challenge this month and I went with the different shades of purple to make my monochromatic card.  I started by stamping in Versamark the wildflower branch from the Seeds of Today stamp set.  The inner rectangle was clear embossed and then sponged with purple inks and the bottom layer was silver embossed.  I also added a purple Bitty Butterfly.  I love the continuation of the pattern from one layer to the other.  

Here's the color palette!  I hope you can play along.  And if you'd like more inspiration, please check out by my talented Challenge Team sisters ChrisJulie, and Robin.  Remember that you have until February 3rd to link to the ODBD blog.