Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD Embossing Plates! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links. 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 Wednesday, August 1st at 6 pm eastern. Enjoy all the inspiration using ODBD Embossing Plates!
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Here is the gift set I created:
I am featuring the Fish Embossing Plate today... and I've tried to show it several different ways. I made a gift set which includes a Business Card Holder using a tutorial from SCS found HERE, and a little gift card to go with it. I thought the Christian Fish Embossing Plate was just perfect for a holder for these Scripture cards I purchased at my local Christian Book Store. I used SU! Kraft and inked the raised part of the plate with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink. By inking the raised part of the plate, the ink gets in to the grooves of the non raised side of the card stock. That is the technique I used for the card holder. You might consider that the "back" side of the paper if you are used to seeing the raised part of the embossing on the front, but as you can see, having the ink in the grooves gives an interesting effect as well.
To decorate my card holder, I created a fish charm using the ODBD Wood Fish stamp and stamping on Shrinky Dink paper and baking. I attached this to the bottom of the box with 1/8" satin ribbon, positioned as a "holder" for the cards. I wrapped grossgrain ribbon around the base of the card holder and added a Spellbinders Parisian Motif die cut and bronze brad. This little box was very easy to make, but it does not have a lot of extra room to decorate! LOL! So I left the embellishments to a minimum!
Next, I created a gift card to enclose with the Scripture Cards and holder. I used this month's Flowering Faith stamp as my focal point, stamping on Papertrey Cream with Memento Ink, and cutting out the frame. I then matted that with a pice of Kraft embossed card stock, only this time I used the raised side of the paper, and I sponged ink onto the raised fish design. I used two more of the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs that I cut from some of the extra embossed card stock from my card holder box and tucked them in as a frame for my focal point. I then mounted that on an embossed cream layer, using the back side again, but this time NOT inking at all.... so you could see the effect you get that way. More of the same grossgrain ribbon and a few Recollections pearls completed the little card. Here is a close up of the three techniques used on this card:
Here are the ODBD products I used today:
Extra! Extra! In case you missed it, ODBD is having a CHA Sale going on through July 20! Read all about it Here!
I hope you have been inspired by my project today! Now I'll send you to the next stop for more inspiration from the amazing Julie!