Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ODBD Nov 1 Release Blog Hop!

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs November Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from Lorelie"s Blog, you are in the right place.  If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning.  If you get lost along the way, simply return there where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:
  • The Hop will run 8am EDT Nov. 1 until 8pm EDT Nov 2.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Nov 3.
  • THREE blessed hoppers will win their CHOICE of ONE FREE SET, and ONE very blessed hopper will win the GRAND PRIZE of their CHOICE OF THREE FREE SETS!
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Answer the question  on the ODBD blog when you leave your comment.
Now Here are my card details:

 I made a diorama card.  It was the first thing I envisioned when I saw these sets and couldn't wait to play with them.  I used the Custom Window Die, made for ODBD by Spellbinders, and the "outside" scene called Warm Wishes, and I also used the Crocheted Background for my curtains.

For the front, I cut the window frame out of textured brown card stock scraps, and sponged the edges for dimension.  The diorama itself is 4" x 6".  After cutting and scoring my designer paper (BasicGrey Wassail),  I determined the middle and cut the hole for the window.  I then adhered acetate to the back and using Diamond Glaze I added crystal glitter (MS) to the window panes and let dry. The curtains were cut from some card stock that I had stamped with the Crocheted Background.  I sponged them while still in the die, and again around the edges when removed. 


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The middle layer is made by stamping the image once, masking and stamping another tree and coloring with Prisma Pencils and Copics.  I used more of the glitter on the branches though you can't see it that well... it really glistens in the light!  I then cut out the trees and adhered my middle layer.  I punched an MS border around the top and used the left over part for the border at the bottom.  It was really fun and I encourage you to give it a try!  It folds flat for mailing.  You can find a tutorial for a Diorama card here, (by our wonderful Angie) but be sure to adjust your measurements!

Just as a reminder.... if you missed our release last week of the Praying for a Cure set.... it's a wonderful set that can be used for anyone fighting any illness or other real life challenge.  If you missed my post, here is the card I shared for that release, and this set also is being officially released today!



I know there's much more for you so see, so I'll send you on to the next stop now... hop to the ever so sweet and talented Angie!
hugs,

101 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

Grace this is sooooo gorgeous, I luv the idea....perfect...so glad to be guesting for you gals...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Angella D. Crockett said...

I love your snow scene, Grace! The snow on the window pane is perfect! Beautiful work as usual, darlin'! Blessings, Angie

Dawn said...

over-the-top awesome Grace!!!

Cheryl S. said...

Absolutely wonderful!! This diarama card really made wonderful use of these terrific new stamps.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Grace!! I just love the scene you have created with the Warm Wishes set and window and the diorama shadow box design. Stunning work as always my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Marsha said...

This diorama card is so cute. Love all the details like the frost in the window corners. And your pink card - gorgeous. I even showed it to my DH the other day because I was carrying on about your incredible talent.

creativchen said...

Dear Grace,
I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

Sarah said...

Grace, your projects are always stunning and this is no exception! Love all the amazing detail. The snow in the corner of the window pane is the perfect touch. Really love this stamp set. Hugs, Sarah

Marie D. said...

I can almost see the little children at the window, just eager to get outside it the snow. Wonderful!

Rosemary said...

another absolutely gorgeous project.. love your diorama card!!

Karen W said...

Wow that window is fabulous, love it and love both of the creations. How fun!!

Basslady said...

both creations are so striking and fabulous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Anita Braddock said...

So very Gorgeous. I love Love the window and the Christmas scene is Beautiful love that you look like you are seeing it for real. Love the way you made the curtains. and th border is great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
abbraddock@msn.com
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, swet Grace, you never cease to amaze me! When I think it can't get any better with your creativity you know how to blow me away!! Love the diorama card...WOW and that little touch of snow/frost on the left upper window pane....awesome idea!!! You already know how much love that Praying for a Cure card....so soft so feminine and elegant! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Becky said...

Grace, both of these are just stunning, love the window scene and that pink card is gorgeous.

Lorelie Kim said...

I LOVE your diorama card, Grace!! Your coloring is perfect and what caught my eye was the glittery snow on the window!! Thanks for guiding us through another awesome ODBD blog hop!!

Susan said...

Grace, this is just stunning! So many techniques! I should be taking notes while doing this hop! So many talented imaginative people!
Thank you so much!
Sue B
wahini97 at yahoo dot come

JoAnn said...

This card is so cute and there's that Window die again!

Clare said...

Beautiful work on both cards! Wonderful creativity and colors!

chaun said...

Love the diorama card. I really do prefer silent websites though. Musical websites make me turn off my speakers immediately.

Clare said...

Grace, I needed to comment again on your two projects! That diorama is just fantastic! It looks so "real!" And your pink card is just beautiful! You're my inspiration! I get a little choked up when I think of all the beautiful things we make only because we have received a beautiful gift from God!

Cook22 said...

Diorama cards are so much fun and this one is adorable. Mind you, I will be happy if we don't get last year's exceptional snow again and I can just enjoy little scenes like this :D.

shellybob said...

Love this card..that snowman is just too cute

Emily said...

So great, I love the layering and glitter. The little cardinal is just so cute.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Grace this is totally cool. I love the detail and how creative your scene is. Wonderful wrok, your hope card is so feminine and pretty as well.

Sandy M said...

Love, love, love the diarama card. There are a lot of possibilities with this one.

Indian River Stamper said...

The diorama is gorgeous. Love looking out the great snow scene. :-) Great wallpaper too! :-) Cute...cute...cute!

Patter Cross said...

Grace, both of these are stunning! And the amount of depth you created in the first piece is amazing. Just love every little detail! Blessings,

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

STUNNING projects. I just love that first card. That window scene is amazing.

Omega said...

This is a beautiful card & I Love our blog and message you share. I'm new to card-making and found your blog for the first time through the blog hop. I hope to visit often.

Francie G. said...

Just beautiful, Grace! Fabulous details, as usual! The pink card is stunning!

jan farnworth said...

wow how stunning you are very creative i am in awe.

Mary Jo P said...

love this card, esp the sparkling snow

Sandee said...

OMGoodness Grace! The diorama card is gorgeous!!! How cool! And I love the pink card too! So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow have you been a busy girl. Love all the set and would love to have it myself. Love all your work, please keep sharing it. Beautiful Pink Card too. Love all of it.

Syd Egan
sydegan@hotmail.com

LaDawn said...

This is wonderful. I am excited to see the ideas. I have a hard time masking but I might have to give it a try. Also, I love your songs you have on your player. Thanks for your creations.

Sherry said...

WOW!!! It looks like you are actually looking out a window at a winter scene!!! absolutley gorgeous!!! your pink card is beautiful too!

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore window cards! What a fabulous creation!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace, a little confused I left a comment but don't see it...so I'll try again. Love when you do a diorama - I feel like I could be sitting looking out my window enjoying a lovely snowman that I just finished building. Your pink for the cure card is beautiful...visit my blog if you get a moment there is something there for you.

Jan Castle said...

What a wonderful project...love it!
Jan Castle

pacools said...

Awesome card

Leanne said...

Your projects are awesome as always.

Tammy said...

The Lord really ministers through this song to my amazing husband:)
You do such an uber awesome job!!! Thanks so very for allowing me to glean from you!!! bartlettpair4atmsndotcom be blessed
Beyond Measure
TAmmy

Vail said...

Your diorama is wonderful, your card is also beautiful.

Georgia said...

This is absolutely breath taking, it looks so real.

Vicky said...

What a wonderful card. Love how you had a curtain over the winder. Beautiful coloring.
Vicky Schmidt

D Idlet said...

Your diorama card is lovely! TFS

Женечка Joy said...

I am lost for words! Beautiful projects!
Joy from Ukraine

Robyn said...

Wonderful work, Grace!! Such a lot of pretties!

Jonia said...

I am in awe of your beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

I would like to add, your music here is playing in the background as I go about my evening activities!

Terri S said...

What wonderful memories of Christmas past you invoke in this beautiful diorama!

Karen Wedding said...

I love the picture window and scenery you put in the window. Very nice.

Bee Jay said...

You've created a very traditional Christmas scene and I love it!
Blessings!

marsha said...

You have created such a stunning Christmas scene, I love the window technique! Also, your "Praying for a Cure" card is just so elegant!
Hugs,
Marsha S.

Anonymous said...

The Hope card is just lovely, and I really like the window/snowman. Great work.
Judi Szyndrowski

Barbara said...

Fabulous, Grace!

Anonymous said...

Your diarama is beautifully done.
Barbara in LA

craftymom205 said...

Great diorama card. Love the scene your created. This is a great set.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Nancy B said...

Both of your cards are so lovely!

Becca Feeken said...

Stunning Diorama Grace!! Thanks for putting your creative heart into this - you're such a wonderful inspiration!

Kim H said...

I love the diorama card. beautiful textures and dimension, love the coloring and added glitters. The Hope card is wonderful, love the cream and pinks. Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

How beautiful!! Love the window scene

Anonymous said...

the cards are great but the details are the best.

Cheryl said...

Such beautiful projects! Love the texture and dimension on these!

Marilyn said...

Love your project and all your crafting.

MGoinGone@sbcglobal.net

Irene said...

Wow!!!! Spectacular...and thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Sherry Gardner said...

wow and oh wow these cards are amazing...I love your work and your blog....thank you sooo much for sharing...:)

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous Grace! I love that these sets include inside and outside images for that fun window die! Thanks for the link to the diorama card - I am dying to try this!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lilly M said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I love the snow scene.

Lucy said...

Great job; love the detail!

maryr917 said...

Love this new die Grace-it is definitely on my wish list-you have created a beautiful diorama

Jean said...

You are so creative, I like all of the details.

Susan said...

What a fabulous winter diorama Grace! Love the snowman and those curtains. I think this new die will be well-loved by many! Your Pray for the Cure card is so pretty.

Effie said...

Wow, never have seen this type of card before, love it.

Lorraine G said...

Both projects are beautiful!!

Jennifer S said...

I love the diorama!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

MimiPatty said...

Love your diorama. It is very bautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link on how to make a diorama. I love yours it is so cute. Your second card is beautiful, love the pink butterfly. TFS. Eunice B

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Wow! Your attention to detail is incredible. What a beautiful diorama. Thanks for sharing.

Riet said...

So wonderful creations Grace,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rachel Brooks said...

Love the diorama. Nicely done!

thefrashers said...

oh you have created such a beautiful scene for Christmas/winter. i love all the little details that make it look almost real.

i also love your pink ribbon card. we need all the support we can get for breast cancer awareness. my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of her treatment for colo/rectal cancer. thank you.

slbela59 said...

Beautiful and I love your hope card. thanks for sharing.

Teri said...

So much awesome talent! Gorgeous!

Kathy P said...

Your work is always gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

Melody said...

Love your projects!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Love the treat box and your card of Hope is beautiful.

Kay Long said...

Your projects are beautiful Grace. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. I like to make gift boxes and yours have so much detail.

Newbie said...

LOVE, LOVE the card and scene!!! GREAT job! It really looks real! All the detail is beautiful and makes for a special card!!!

Crystal said...

Oh my word how creative and stunning is your gift box Grace, ABSOLUTELY amazing design, WOW love all the details!!!!!! Your pink card is sooooo stunning too!! Hope you are having a good week sweetie!

Connie M. said...

Grace! Your diorama is just amazing!! Love your pretty Hope card too! Hugs!

Sue D said...

Awesome diorama card!

Deana13 said...

WOW! A diorama card! You made something beautiful!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Grace, love this card it almost makes me wish for snow!! So I can go build a snowman too.

Pati said...

What a fun window set! I love your pink card, very pretty!

Brenda said...

love the diorama card idea. I can see lots of uses for the window die. The Hope for a cure card is a wonderful bonus.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Grace. I love the small touches like the snow on the windowpane and the crocheted background on the curtains! Awesome work!

Judy
judyr62@aol.com

E. Marie said...

Grace, what a wonderful diorama card. Love how you made the curtains for the window. Your card using the Praying for a Cure set is lovely.

Bobbkat said...

Wow, I feel like I am sitting in my mother's living room. Looks just the way it did when I was a little girl :)
Kathi Bobb

Shirley said...

A beautiful diorama card and I really love the DP you chose too! The curtain treatment is wonderful too!