Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Sneak Peek....Birthdays are Feathers in the Wings of Time

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a great weekend so far!  Today I am sharing a card designed using the brand new stamp set, Woodpecker to be released on August 1 at Our Daily Bread Designs.

My husband Dave and I love to watch birds and the Red-Bellied Woodpecker is a frequent visitor to our suet and peanut feeders!  

They are a shy bird and extremely fun to watch, so I was thrilled to see this new Woodpecker stamp set in the Our Daily Bread Designs August 2016 Release :-)

I am incorporating the Splitcoaststampers’ SC601 Sketch Challenge into the design along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #78 Jean's “B” Theme (Birthday, Button, Bow, Bird, Branch, Border).

 If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites or the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog yet, I would encourage you to visit soon- fabulous examples from all!!

To create this card:

Using the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Flourished Star Pattern Die, cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock as well as a piece of the ODBD Americana Quilt 6x6Paper Collection, cut the pieces in half (a bit larger than half for the Americana Quilt piece), mount the white die cut piece onto the top portion of a piece of brick red cardstock, add the Americana Quilt piece to the lower half, trim the brick red cardstock panel and mount onto a piece of denim blue cardstock before adhering this entire card front onto the white card base.

Ink the ODBD Woodpecker image with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink, stamp onto white cardstock, color with alcohol markers,  "fussy-cut" and use a water brush to add a bit of frost white shimmer paint to the wings and tail area (hard to see the shimmer in the photo).  

This card uses quite a few dies for the layers:

1).  Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the largest die in the ODBD Layered Lacey Square Dies

2). Die cut and emboss various pieces of the ODBD Americana Quilt 6x6 Paper Collection with ODBD Pierced Squares Dies (one larger than the other)

3), Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Matting Circle Dies, stamp the sentiment from Woodpecker onto the die cut using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink

4). Die cut and emboss a cut a  piece of denim blue cardstock with the ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies

Layer both of the die cut Americana Quilt 6x6 Paper Collection pieces onto denim blue cardstock, trimming the edges close.

Cut the die cut Layered Lacy Square Die piece approximately in half (layer behind the larger pierced Americana Quilt Die cut piece to determine where to cut).

Mount this layered panel onto the card front, add the smaller die cut and layered pierced square along with the stamped and layered circle sentiment.

Add the silver metallic thread bow with the red button and mount the Woodpecker image with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I hope I have inspired you with this new ODBD Woodpecker stamp set and check out the Our Daily Bread Designs website on August 1, 2016 for the entire new release!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a blessed weekend!

In addition to the ODBD Woodpecker (sneak peek) stamp set, I used the following items:


Heidi Weaver said...

Julie, the first word that comes to mind when I look at your card is brilliant. What a beautiful collection of "B"s you've put together in your project. The bird is gorgeous. Love the way you've carried that red into the bird, the backgrounds and that pretty red button. Love the textures as well, in the lacy borders and the branch especially. And, finally, I love that sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Julie, thanks so much for joining in the Wednesday Watercooler challenge this week. You've managed to include a lot of "B's" into your card. I love how you've merged all these wonderful elements into this beautiful card. From the stitching to the borders on the quilt piece, the beautiful Woodpecker on it's branch and your terrific coloration, this is simply an awesome card. Thanks for always inspiring.

Gail said...

Birds really are a lot of fun to watch - especially woodpeckers. You certainly have got the "B" theme going with all your elements. Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Marsha Reed said...

Lovely card, Julie! That red-headed woodpecker is nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Deborah Smart said...

I really like the woodpecker image, Julie - beautiful colouring, as always. You managed to include a lot of 'B' images into the sketch, and they all belong! Thanks for joining us again for Watercooler Wednesday. ~Deborah

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful, brilliant blogged bird! Don't forget to include belly in the "b" list as well! {grin} Thanks Julie for joining my B Challenge this week on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

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