Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ODBDSLC283 As I Loved You


Hi Friends! 

Just a reminder that there is still time to play along with us at the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC283 Inspiration Challenge!  

Don’t forget- you have until March 5, 2017 to join us for a chance to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light award or to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate (one random participant will be chosen).  To be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award, you must use ODBD stamps (or stamps from our sister companies: North Coast Creations or Artistic Outpost available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 

I just love this beautiful photo- don’t you? All of the soft colors, beautiful lace and flowers, Scripture – just gorgeous and perfect for Weddings, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, etc.

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card showcasing the February ODBD Release items, Hugs & Kisses stamp set, ODBD Heavenly Hearts Dies and the previously released ODBD Dies- Pierced Squares and Bitty Blossoms.

If you have not had a chance to visit my ODBD Design Team Sister's blog yet and check out her fantastic project, I hope you will find time to do so:
Robin 

To create this card:

1). On a piece of vanilla cardstock, die cut and emboss the largest heart from the ODBD Heavenly Hearts Dies.

2). Ink the verse sentiment from the ODBD Hugs & Kisses stamp set with embossing ink, stamp onto vanilla cardstock.  Apply gold embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool and once cooled, die cut and emboss the panel with the ODBD Pierced Squares Dies.

3). Score a few lines at the top and bottom of a piece of peach cardstock, mount this layer onto the vanilla card base and add the die cut square onto the card front.

4). Use a clear shimmer pen to add shimmer to the inside of the heart die (difficult to see in the photo).

5). Die cut and emboss vanilla cardstock with the ODBD Bitty Blossoms Dies, adhere the flower to the card front and add pearls to the corners as well as the flower center to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  We hope you will be able to join us for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC283 Inspiration Challenge!


Hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, my friends!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Roses in Paris


Hi Friends! 

Today I am sharing this card on the Artistic Outpost blog and wanted to share it with you here as well.

 This quick Mixed Media card was designed using the February 2017 ArtisticOutpost  (AO) Release background stamp, Roses In Paris along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).


I hope you will find the time to visit the Artistic Outpost blog as well as the Word Art Wednesday Challenge site- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies to cut out and emboss a piece of white cardstock.  

Mount the panel onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount into the white card base.

2). Ink the AO Roses In Paris background stamp with embossing ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

3). Use a water brush with distress inks and water based markers to color the image.
 
4). Fussy-cut around the edge of the AO Roses in Paris image and adhere to the card front.

5). Use a white paint pen to add highlights to the flower centers as well as the lamp to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend, my friends!



Friday, February 17, 2017

ODBD February 2017 New Release Remiinder



Hi Friends! 

Today we are taking a look back at the February 2017 Our Daily Bread Designs Release!  

As I mentioned before, I love this new ODBD release with the beautiful Glorious Gable Box Die along with the intricate Heavenly Hearts Dies, Tulip Heart Die as well as the Layering Hearts Dies and new selection of sentiment stamps!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Anniversaries or any occasion!

I decided to create another gift card set and will be linking the gift box to the My Time To Craft #339 "Anything But A Card" Challenge and the card to the Splitcoaststampers Free For All F4A363 "Make A Valentine" Challenge.




The matching gift box was designed with the ODBD Feb17 Release stamp set, To My Favorite and ODBD Dies- Glorious GableBox, Heavenly Hearts, Mini Labels and previously released ODBD Bitty Blossoms.


I hope you will find the time to check out my Design Team Sisters’ fabulous projects:

   Sandee * Diana * Julie (you are here) 
Sabrina * Helen * Lisa * Kathy 
Dawn * Lori * Cathy  * Robin

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!


F4A365 Pretty Potted Florals Birthday


Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far! 
This card was designed for the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All F4A365 “Pick a Combo” Challenge using the Pantone color chart for 2017 from Decoventure.

We were challenged to create our own color combination from the Pantone 2017 chart as long as one of the colors chosen is “Greenery” so I chose to pair Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi (Greenery) with Always Artichoke (Kale), Crushed Curry (Primrose Yellow), (Crushed Curry), Tangerine Tango (Flame) and a mix of blues (for Island Paradise).

I also used the Splitcoaststampers SC92 Sketch Challenge (from 10/04/2006- their challenges never expire) and will be linking this card to the Seize the Birthday 02/16/17 Challenge (I did not use the optional Seize the Toppings "Inlaid Dies" as part of my design). 

To create this card:

1). Ink the SNSS Pretty Potted Florals with black ink and stamp onto white cardstock.

2). Color the image with alcohol markers along with water-based markers (I used a combination of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Stampin' Up! water based markers).  Add details with the Sharpie Extra Fine White Paint Pen to the center of the flower.

3). Die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto black cardstock, trimming close to the edge.

4). Use a stencil brush to lightly stencil distress ink (I used Mowed Lawn) with a chevron stencil over a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount onto black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.

5). Trim two pieces of designer paper into large rectangles and mount onto black cardstock (again trimming close to the edge).  Add the chevron patterned rectangle directly to the card front and add the bright orange panel with dimensional foam.

6). Use an embossing powder tool to prepare a scrap piece of black cardstock, ink the sentiment from SNSS Long Stem Silhouettes  clear stamp set with embossing ink and stamp onto the prepared strip of cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Trim and create the flag banner with a hexagon or square punch (or by hand). Mount the onto the card front using dimensional foam on the far right hand side.

7). Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals and flower pot.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope you will have a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers’ Free for All Gallery and possibly create your own card using a color combination from the 2017 Pantone Color Chart. 

Hugs and I hope you  have a blessed weekend, sweet friends

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TCC67 Friendship is a Journey


Hi Friends!!

It’s time for The Card Concept #67 “Vintage” Challenge!  I love the vintage elements in our inspiration photo- the heart, metal tin, script background, browns as well as the gold!  

I decided to create a Mixed Media Shabby Chic card using retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, French Script and Friendship’s Journey.  I love the vintage images and these stamps will remain part of my collection for years to come!

I decided to incorporate the  Happy Little Stampers February 2017 Mixed Media Challenge “Tear/Rip” into the design.

I hope you will find the time to check out the wonderful Design Team cards at The Card Concept as well as the HLS challenge gallery- gorgeous inspiration from all!


To create this card:

1). Ink the retired Stampin’ Up! French Script background stamp using TH Ground Espresso Distress Ink, stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, distress the edges with a distressing tool and apply TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink  with a sponge dauber over the edges.

2). De-static a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with an Embossing Buddy®, stamp the retired Stampin’ Up! Friendship’s Journey image with Versamark™ Ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply  Stampin’ Emboss® Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, water color with TH Brushed Cordoruy, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and apply TH Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to the heart, locket, flowers and other areas.

3). Hand tear around the entire panel, sponge additional TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the edges and mount onto the distressed script panel.

4). Mount the entire panel onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, distress the edges with a distressing tool before mounting onto the white card base.

5). De-static a piece of Early Espresso cardstock, stamp the sentiment from Friendship’s Journey with Versamark™ Ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Trim the panel and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Use an Extra Fine White Sharpie® Paint Pen to add white highlights to the flowers and finish off the card with a few pearls.

Stamp Sets: Friendship’s Journey, French Script (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark®, TH Distress Inks- Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain; TH Tarnessed Brass Distress Stain, Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen

Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Sponge Dauber, Distressing Tool, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold and retired Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope all of you have a wonderful week and you will be able to join us for the #67 “Vintage”Challenge at The Card Concept!

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost February Release!


Hi Friends! 

Today we are celebrating the February 2017 Release at the Artistic Outpost!


This new release comprises of three gorgeous background stamps, Eau de Parfum, Eiffel Collage and Roses in Paris and I absolutely love all three of these beautiful images! 

We are having a blog hop in celebration and I hope that you will find the time to hop along with us (see more details below) ....




My first Mixed Media card features the AO Eiffel Collage and the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.  


The background was heat embossed with clear embossing on black cardstock as well as black embossing on white cardstock before piecing the two together and coloring with water based markers.

My second Mixed Media card features the AO Eau de Parfum stamp along with ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies. 


Again, this image was heat embossed with brown embossing powder and watercolors were used for the coloring.  

I think that these gorgeous Parisian inspired images can be used for so many occasions, don't you?

We want you to be able to find the time to hop along with us so I will share more details on how I created each of these cards in a future post :-)  Please stop by and visit my AO Sister DT Blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize! 

         Avril * Terry * Julie (you are here)


Prize Information:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Website.  You have until February 17th, 2017 at 10:00 PM CDT to leave comments on the participating designer’s blogs for a chance to win! One random winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winner will be announced on the AO Blog on February 18, 2017, be sure to check back there to see if you have won! 

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SUO168 Sale-A-Bration Fun!


Hi Friends!   

Woohoo! It’s that time again for a new challenge at SU-Only Challenges and challenge #168 is all about “Sale-A-Bration Fun”.

I decided to create a Mixed Media card using the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) sets, Delicate Details and Avant-Garden along with the main catalog sets, Papillon Potpourri and Timeless Textures.

I incorporated the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC444 Color Challenge as well as the FabFri105 Sketch Challenge into the design.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challengesite to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the stamps from Delicate Details (SAB) with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, use an AquaPainter™ with ink from the Dapper Denim Classic Ink Pad to watercolor over the embossing.  Add a bit of splatter distressing with the small splatter stamp from Timeless Textures and wipe away all excess ink from the embossed areas with a slightly damp paper towel. Trim the embossed panel and mount onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Trim the panel again and mount onto a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, finally trimming once more before adhering the entire panel to the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

3). Use the Big Shot™ along with the Layering Circles Framelits™ to die cut a piece of Whisper White and Crumb Cake from a smaller circle die and Dapper Denim cardstock using the next larger circle die.  Split the Crumb Cake die cut circle in half and adhere behind the white die cut circle allowing the edges to just peek out from behind.  Layer onto the Dapper Denim die cut circle.  Add a bit of splatter with the Timeless Textures small splatter image using Dapper Denim ink and adhere directly to the card front (per the sketch).

4). Ink the floral image from Avant-Garden (SAB) with Stampin’ Archival Basic Black ink, heat set with the heat tool and watercolor using the AquaPainter™ and Stampin’ Write Markers- Crumb Cake for the leaves, Peekaboo Peach for the  blossoms.  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, fussy-cut the images and mount onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

5). Ink the lace border image from Delicate Details (SAB) with Dapper Denim Classic Ink, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, lightly apply Clear Wink® over the stamped lace image (this will watercolor the image a bit), fussy-cut around the lace edge and mount onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals®. 


 6). Heat emboss the sentiment from Avant-Garden (SAB) with Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder onto Dapper Denim cardstock, trim the image and mount onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

7). Ink the butterfly image from Papillon Potpourri with Stampin’ Archival Basic Black Ink and stamp three images onto Whisper White cardstock, watercolor with the AquaPainter™ using the Stampin’ Write Peekaboo Peach marker, punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and mount onto the card front. 

8). Apply Clear Wink of Stella® to the butterfly wings and pearls to the centers of the butterflies as well as to the upper right hand corner along with the sentiment. Use the White Gel Pen to add a few highlights to the center of the flowers to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Delicate Details and Avant-Garden (both SAB), Papillon Potpourri, Timeless Textures
Ink: Versamark™, Dapper Denim; Stampin’ Write Markers- Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach; Clear Wink of Stella®, White Gel Pen
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim
Accessories: Big Shot™, Layering Circles Framelits™, AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit – I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and play along with our “Sale-A-Bration Fun” challenge!
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