Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ODBDSLC224: Surging Sea

It seems like most of my masculine cards have a distinct nautical feel to them.  So I'm open to suggestions!  :)  This week's Shining the Light Challenge is Anything Goes!  Super easy, right?  Hope you can join the fun!

For my card, I started with the Faithful Fish Pattern Die.  The outer circles are supposed to be debossed but I ran it through a couple of times and then sanded the bits that didn't cut away.  I then weaved my twine through the hole and yay - there's just the right number of holes.  Tip:  To thread through the holes, I taped the end of the twine with regular tape and then snipped of the excess tape to "harden" the twine... think of the end of a shoelace where they wrap it so you can thread it through the holes.  That made it much easier and still small enough to not ruin your die cut or twine.  I then  popped it up on top of some tan card stock and my base is a brown card stock.  The image and verse are from ODBD Surging Sea and colored with Copics and sponged with distress ink Tea Dye.  I added the anchor using a rolled up glue dot instead of letting it hang.  The twine is weaving through two pieces of foam behind the ship layer so that it would stay curved for a sense of movement.  Hope you like it and thank you so much for looking!

Diana Nguyen, ODBD, Our Daily Bread Design, Surging Sea, masculine card, nautical

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Today is DJ's last challenge as part of the challenge team at ODBD!  I've so enjoyed working with you, DJ, and wish you the best!  But we'll see each other around in blog land.  May God Bless you!! HUGS!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC23 or to join the challenge click here. You have until February 1, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

CCNS69: i heart u shaker card

Hi, I'm back with another shaker card!  I hope you are not too tired of them.  It's quite easy to take an element in a card to turn it into a shaker card or vice versa.  Here I used Spellbinders Heart Circles (on sale now in the Classy Cards 'n Such store) to make my frame.  I even saved some of the red hearts from the negative of the dies to use inside my shaker element.  I used both Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and the stitched die from MFT Blueprint 13 for my layers.

Diana Nguyen, shaker card, Lawn Fawn, alphabet dies, SB Heart Circles

The shaker element was made using foam and 1/8 Scor-tape to secure my layers.  I love my Scor-tape - it's so strong and easy to use and with shaker cards that might get lots of handling, you want a strong tape.  Before I adhered everything together, I added a silver heart element and glued it to the center of my back layer.  Out of the same SB Precious Metals Craft Foil, I die cut the letters i and u using Lawn Fawn's Quinn's lowercase alphabet dies.  Finally, I used my white gel pen to add some stitching detail to my heart doily to match the stitching around the edge of my card.

Diana Nguyen, shaker card, Lawn Fawn, alphabet dies, SB Heart Circles

Thank you for looking and hope you get a chance to join our Letter It challenge!

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Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop Winneer

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments from the Quietfire Queen of Hearts Blog Hop.  And extra thanks to those who subscribed to my email or followed me on Google Plus. I do treasure all your kind words and wish I could pick more than one winner.  But I did randomly pick one with random.org generator.



Beautiful card, lovely sentiment


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Love You Lots Shaker Card

 There was no way I'm not making a heart shaped shaker card! And I would have made it a while back if I hadn't lost this particular large heart die from  ODBD Ornate Hearts Dies set.  I cleaned my craft area twice and didn't find it until I moved onto my light desk which was piled high with Lego manuals.  What is was doing over there I do not know.  And those Lego manuals don't belong over there either but that's what happens when the craft area is adjacent to the Lego area.  Someone once told me I did it so that you'd have to walk over Legos in order to play with my stuff.  

On the red back layer of my shaker component, I added a small layered heart as well as gluing some rhinestones and sequins so that the top would not be empty while standing up.  I also added an embossed sentiment from ODBD Be Mine set cut out with a Mini Tag Die.  

Diana Nguyen, heart, shaker card, Our Daily Bread Designs

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Good Friends

There was a tiny bit of snow this morning and lots of canceled activities.  Good thing I didn't feel like doing too much!  :)  Sometimes it's nice to have a Saturday not running around.  I don't like running.  I hope your Saturday is relaxing too!


Diana Nguyen, snowflake, Quietfire Design, Impression Obsession, CAS

I've made a resolution (not New Year - just a good old resolution) to send more cards to friends.  This week's cue card is Friends so I snuck down to make this quick card using Quietfire Design stamp and added some Impression Obsession Small Snowflake Set out of SB Precious Metals Craft Foil for my card.  Hope you like it!

Diana Nguyen, snowflake, Quietfire Design, Impression Obsession, CAS

Good Friends are Like Snowflakes - Mounted

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If you hadn't gotten a chance, don't forget that this week Quietfire has a Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!  There's still time (until midnight Sunday) to comment along the hop for a chance to win.

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi
Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn 
Jan 23 - Suzanne