Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Technique - Thank you

Hi!  Diana here to share a semi-new technique I came up with.  It's inspired by clear embossing and watercoloring - but involves neither!  :) I just received the Memory Box Pennington Rose and was trying to figure out the best way to highlight the delicate lines.  I've been playing with some watercolors and I love the soft look.  Here I sponged Spun Sugar where the rose would be and also sponged some Evergreen Bough where the stems and leaves would be.  I then adhered the die cuts over the sponged areas.  I like the soft look!  I trimmed and matted all the layers using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and the MFT Blueprint 13.  I also embossed a layer with the Anna Griffin Foulard embossing folder. The fishtail banner is embossed in white with a sentiment from ODBD Cherry Blossom.  For extra dimensions, the banner and center layer is also popped up using large foam tabs.  Hope you like this and try it out!

Diana Nguyen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Memory Box


Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Verve Sketch

It's Wednesday but it feels like Monday... so did yesterday.  Loved having the long weekend but apparently I need my routine.  Had a bit of time today so I made this simple card for the Viva la Verve challenge using the Verve Fabulous You stamp and the Award Banner Trim die.




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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ODBDSLC240: Fluttering

The last challenge this month at ODBD is Fluttering and Flying with ODBD so of course I used butterflies!  I had made these vellum butterflies a while back when I was trying to use them on this card  but it didn't quite work out then.  Works perfectly here though! I had stamped the images from Trois Jolies Papillons on vellum, embossed them in white, and then cut using the matching dies to cute them out as well as a white background.  The edges of the designer paper from the Shabby Rose Collection was distressed.  The verse from Scripture Collection 10 is embossed in silver and popped up against a silver matting.  I added the Doily, flowers, and ribbon to spruce up my card.

Diana Nguyen, Our Daily Bread Designs, shabby chic, vellum, butterfly

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To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until May 31, 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, May 25, 2015

CCNS86: Poppy Window

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you are having a wonderful day with family and friends. Honoring all those who gave their lives in service to our country and praying for their families who they left behind.

My red and white blue card is a simple one using the colors very boldly. I colored the Memory Box Row of Poppies with my Copic markers.  Then I took a stitched rectangle using MFT Blueprint 13.  I made a frame using the Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX and Square dies.  Before adhering them to my card base, I positioned it onto my base and marked off the opening with a light pencil.  I then masked off the area and sponged in some clouds with Broken China.  I then popped up the frame on the base by cutting of strips of large foam tabs.  I also popped up the poppies in front of the frame.  
Diana Nguyen, Poppy, Memory Box, card, MFT, Stitched, Diagonal
Thank you so much for taking the time to look today!


Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Just a note

Hello!  I took piano lessons when I was young but it, uh, didn't take.  I really wish it did because it would be just awesome to sit down at a piano and make music.  But in the meantime, I do enjoy adding musical elements to my cards (and having my kids take piano lessons in hopes that it takes - heehee).

I first started with a base and scored two lines around each edge with the Scor-Buddy.  I then made several die cuts (love my dies!):  one Memory Box Amira Flourish out of white card stock, Memory Box Virtuoso Music in gold foil and black card stock, and Poppystamps Serendipity Bird Frame out of red card stock (I only used the birds from this die).  I glued the two Virtuoso Music slightly offset from each other for a shadow effect. The red birds were popped up with small Joy! foam pads cut into triangular shapes.  I added a little sentiment from ODBD Just a Note with gold detail embossing.  I found some flowers and some red seam binding to add to my card.  

Thank you for looking and hope you like my musical creation!



Diana Nguyen, memory box, Amira flourish, poppystamps, virtuoso music


Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.