Thursday, March 15, 2012

For the Love of Backgrounds Hop!

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  If you got here from Patter's delightful blog, you are in the right place!  If not, simply stop by the ODBD Blog for the links and enjoy the hop!

This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop " For the Love of ODBD Backgrounds!" Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to ODBD Blog for the full link list.  One of the posts is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until March 28th at 6 pm.  The winner will be announced March 29th! 


Here is my card.

FauxSilkBirdBG



I used the Faux Silk Technique that Angie did a tutorial on this week, as we continue to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of ODBD.  I had this sparkly aqua tissue paper that I have been saving for some special project, so I stamped with Stazon on my crumpled up tissue, and adhered it to my background.  It was super easy and fun.  My base is Coredinations with an aqua core so the inside of the card is aqua.  I inked up the Bird & Butterfly Label with Stazon and stamped on Gina K White. I stamped the sentiment from Flourished Verses using my Stamp-a-ma-jig,  and cut the image with the matching Spellbinder's Labels 18.  I also used a Spellbinders Lace Doily Accents for my lace trim, and finished off with May Arts ribbon and a hand made tissue carnation.  Remember making tissue flowers as a kid?  That's exactly what I did but on a very tiny scale.  

From here hop to Sandee's Gorgeous Blog.  

PLEASE don't miss our big Special Anniversary Release Blog Hop on Saturday (the 17th)!  The new special release is wonderful and we have lots of wonderful prizes... hope to see you then!!!  

58 comments:

Becky said...

This is beautiful Grace. Love the color combo.

Patti J said...

Oh Grace, coming here always makes me happy. I start my day off with a musical and visual blessing! Love your card, and what an awesome idea with your background. Yes, I do remember making those tissue flowers! Beautiful, beautiful card, my friend.

Patter Cross said...

This is just gorgeous Grace! I really need to use black more. Really makes your card pop! Have a blessed day!

Chrissy D said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Grace! Hope you are having a BLESSED Spring!

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! What a gorgeous color combination! Love the bird bg you chose and that pop of color on your neutral ribbon! Beautiful, Grace!

christi said...

hi, well i see the faux silk tecknique after you mention it. duh, after all the years i still get the wool pulled over my eyes now and then! i just love the colors and the contrast of the card. wonderful job.

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful! I love the colors on your project! And that faux linen technique is so cool! Gotta try it! Now I find myself NEEDING these stamps as well! lol... Blessings...

Karen W said...

Oh Wow, this is beautiful and stamping on the silk paper is a fantastic idea!

Kelley said...

Gorgeous Faux Silk card!! Very cool how you combined SO MUCH on this card!!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a wood cut, and makes my fingers want to try to make a flower, too. Thank you for this beautiful card---Jennifer in Ohio

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! Love the colors and your faux silk is amazing. Your bow and punched band are just lovely.

Bunnyfreak said...

Great job with the Faux silk technique.

Tami B. said...

I've got to check out the faux silk technique, I love the look. Your card is beautiful.

Marsha said...

So very beautiful. Love the faux silk and the beautiful color.

Sandee said...

I am so lovin' this Grace!!! That technique is so perfect for this BG stamp!!! Beautiful!

JD said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, I just purchased a background stamp from ODBD...can't wait to give it a try...

Liz Williams said...

Love your colors and what fabulous technique work on this lovely creation.

Becky said...

Grace, this is gorgeous with that Bird Background and the faux silk technique, and the colors you chose are fabulous! Beautiful!!!

tweetybugshouse said...

you did a wonderful job on this.

crazyoldsyd said...

That song is my life! And the card is beautiful in every way, thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

That background in the faux silk technique is gorgeous! Love the blue on this card. Really bold and elegant!

Queen Mary said...

What a great idea to use the BG stamp with the faux silk technique! Your card is wonderful with the label set and the colors! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great card.

Holly Paulson

JKB said...

The background faux silk is terrific texturing. This bakground stamp lends well to this technique.

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is wonderful! Great colors and I love how you totally rocked the faux silk with this background stamp! Lovely card and design!

christa-peter said...

Oh what a beautiful card, the textured background just adds so much to the design

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Caryn S said...

Another great color combo that I wouldn't have thought to use! Thanks for using the Faux Silk technique, it's one that I really want to try and the more I see it the braver I get! Lovely card!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh Grace, I really love the faux silk technique. I missed that so I'm going to have to look it up.. I love the black and aqua together, very stunning.

Kathy Jones said...

Stunning Grace - the blue really pops against the black and the trim is awesome!!!

Dawn said...

oooh, beautiful, Grace!! love the colors

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous Card! Love all the details and the colouring on the bird :-)

merrymstamper said...

I am so sorry, ^^^ that previous comment was for the other card!

This background technique card is also gorgeous! love the colours you used are stunning. :-)

Sherry said...

WOW!! love that background with that technique. very pretty!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Grace...the colors are striking! Hugs ~S~

keeleykats said...

Beautiful! This technique is perfect for this background.

craftymom205 said...

Great faux silk technique.

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Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Grace! Love the faux silk tech. Wonderful colors and detsils!

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous, grace... love how you did the faux silk technique!

Caitiumom said...

I just finished working with the tissue / faux silk. I used Amazing Grace as the background . Thanks for posting good ways to creatively use our stamps.

Cards By Jan said...

Oh wow...another gorgeous card, Love the bird BG, and you rocked with this one girl!! I love those butterfly labels too, and very special verse!! Hugz

Traci S. said...

Wow, Grace, this card is fabulous! I love the dramatic colors. And, I recognized the faux silk from Angie's Tutorial this week, right away. It looks amazing!

I love the sentiment especially how that image floats right around the oval...it is perfect!

Yes, I remember making paper flowers...but never that tiny, Grace! It must have taken forever. I love how it sits on that bow. And, the white die cut on the black is amazing contrast!

This is wonderful!

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rlovew said...

Love the background stamp on the faux silk method- amazing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...the using tissue for your background is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Beate said...

Grace, your card is absolutely beautiful! What a great idea to use that beautiful background stamp for the faux silk technique. It is the perfect backdrop for that gorgeous sentiment panel.
Hugs and smiles

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace, those colors together look so elegant! The faux silk technique with this bg stamp makes it look woven.....and of course a great sentiment to top it all off. Hugs.

Lee Ann said...

Love your faux silk background. Gorgeous!

Jo4Him said...

Fabulous card-love the color combo and details. Thanks for sharing.

Nan G said...

Love the faux silk background! And the colors just pop! Your cards are always wonderful!

Reny said...

I love that bird background!

SusieQ said...

Striking colors & composition. I really like that card.

gogogonz said...

I love your treatment of flowers. Seeing a number of cards you made is fun.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so lovely......love the pop of the turquoise

Linda R. said...

Love the colors and your choice of the grey ribbon. Beautiful.

Sue D said...

This background looks great with the faux silk technique.

Alison H said...

Simply beautiful vision for me first thing this morning. You have inspired me to sit and watch the faux silk tutorial today. lovely combination. The further i go on this hop the more i learn and am inspired. Thank you.

Judy said...

Beautiful card! Love the faux silk background and colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

E. Marie said...

You did a fantastic job on that faux silk background. So pretty with that background stamp and perfect with the Bird & Butterfly label.