Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Release Blog Hop!

Hello friends!!!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs July Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from Angie's Awesome Blog, you are in the right place!  If not.... you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss out on any chances to win!!!

This month's hop will run from 8am July 1 until 8pm July 2 EDT.  The winners will be announced July 3!  There will be THREE PRIZES of $20.00 Gift Certificates for stamps, and ONE GRAND PRIZE of the ENTIRE BREAD BASKET BUNDLE (The entire release!!!)!!!  Simply visit each of the links and leave a little love, and end at the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop!  Easy peasy!!! 

So now.... on to my card. I decided to make a Tri-shutter card (instructions HERE) because it allowed me the space to use several of the great stamps in two of the six sets being released... Surging Sea and Smooth Sailing


 I was going for that "old wooden ship with  it's polished brass" look... I hope I achieved it!  I used K&Co Blue Awning design paper for the entire card, stamping the compass images directly on it,  and all the rest of the stamped sentiments and the ship  are stamped on the MME Bella Bella paper.  I added embossed panels that I sponged with distress ink and cut with a variety of dies, and added brass brads, tabs and the brass colored mirrored paper.




Here are the supplies used:
Papers: Bazzill cardstock, K&Co Blue Awning and My Mind's Eye Bella Bella designer paper, Mirrored paper
Ink: Versafine Sepia, THoltz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky
Accessories:  Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Ribbon Tags Trio, Grommet Tags, Classic Circles Large & Small, Labels 22, 17 and 18.   Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder.  Brass Brads, Tabs, Charms,  Grossgrain Ribbon and Twine
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Smooth Sailing and Surging Sea:



Thanks so much for stopping, and now I'll send you on to Debi's Delicious Blog
Blessings,

90 comments:

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wowzers this is smashing! So much detail to look at and each detail just perfect! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Your card is just amazing. I love the stamps sets. They are on my wish list. I will have to try this style sometime. It will give me a challenge.

Holly Paulson

Becky said...

What a fabulous design Grace, this is a beautiful set.

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the detail!

Miranda said...

AMAZING!!!!! Your card is gorgeous, I love all the detail. I have never tried a Tri-Shutter card, but I will now. Thanks for the inspiration!
Miranda :)
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com
www.nanasscrapspot.com

jennifer said...

AMAZING!! This is my all time favorite card shape!!! I definitely will scraplift this idea for a masculine card when I get my new set of stamps!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this is one of my all time favorite projects that you have ever created! TOTALLY AMAZING!!!! My hubby loves it too!!! Blessings, Angie

Janice said...

Love this set. Gorgeous card!

Debi said...

Grace this card is amazing! I love every little detail you added to each and every panel of this tri-shutter card. Fabulous!

Heather C said...

Wow! I think you nailed it with this one! It is just perfect and I love all the detail!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Grace!! I just love your tri shutter design, the woodgrain embossing and your colors. Gorgeous showcase of the ship!!!
hugs,
Chris

maryr917 said...

this is an incredible card Grace-I love this new set and the scripture verses you used on your beautiful work of art

craftymom205 said...

Absolutely stunning card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sandee said...

I am totally blown away by this creation Grace!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Christine said...

This is breathtaking! A stunning piece of engineering and art!

Cheryl said...

Amazing! Wow Grace...your details are amazing and really showcase this gorgeous stamp set

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

This is a phenomenal card, Grace!

Anita Braddock said...

Super Wow this Card is so Amazing love love the Way it opens and the Attention to Detail is so Amazing. love the Stamp set you have used and the colors are so perfect. this is the Best and you should enter this.
thanks for sharing your Amazing Amazing Work of Art. Bravo
abbraddock@msn.com

Lagene said...

WOWZERS indeed!!!! Your card is amazing, I love all the elements, details, design! It's an amazing package!

Sonia said...

Fabulous! I love this style card, but have yet to make one. You did an amazing job- you achieved what you set out to do. It definitely has the feel of a ship- wood and brass accents are great! Love it!!!

Kathy V said...

Fabulous! Such amazing details! OH...and I so enjoyed your website. Put the music on to play and did the dishes! :-)

Sabrina said...

That set has moved straight to the top of my ODBD wish-list, and what a wonderful creation you've show-cased it with. I love all the wood and brass look to it - so nautical!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Fabulous, Grace! Your shutter card is just awesome and I love the colors and all the meticulous detail. Gorgeous!

christi said...

wow, what detail. i love all of the different elements of this card. you were one busy gal.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Grace, this is simply perfect. The shape, the color, each and every element included on this card is simplt PERFECT.

Tami B. said...

I hope you subscribe to the old saying that "imitation is the greatest form of flattery" 'cause I'm going to copy this beauty.

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Love the 3D effect of cutting your card that way...very nice.

BarbaraW said...

Stunning card. Everythin about it works with the image.

jan farnworth said...

wow what an incredible project.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow!! What an absolutely wonderful, beautiful, Tri-shutter card....you are so awesome and gifted at these...and you lay them out so perfectly...Wow, STUNNING!!
LOVE & hUGS

Emerald said...

Ditto to what the others said!!! Wow oh Wow oh Wow! Girl, this is spectacular!! Hope you don't mind scraplifting...just great the way you have the card talking to us in every space...words or color or design or pictures...just great!
Hugs

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning. Your layout choice really shows off these wonderful new stamp sets!!

E. Marie said...

Oh my goodness!! So glad Angie warned me to buckle my seat belt. Grace, this is stunning. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen in a long time!!! You truly created the affect you were looking, plus more!!

Marie D. said...

OMG!!! What a fantastic project you created. Love, love, love it

Sherry Kushibab said...

Sweet Grace, this is a work of art!! Words fail me - you are truly gifted. A phenomenal layout with details that are over the top beautiful. Love, Love, Love this!!!! The feeling you have created with the wood and layout make this feel like a ship, forgive my continued gushing, but WOW.

Queen Mary said...

Wow Grace! I was thinking of this set for something for my niece in the Navy and this is really incredible! thank you so much for sharing all your work and talent with us!

Terri S said...

What a wonderful work of art fit for any sailor! You have truly inspired me with this set and your talent.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love tri-shutter cards and this one is stunning. I think you exactly captured the wood and brass look you described.

Sue D said...

This is fantastic!!

heaven4333 said...

What an amazing card, so complex and yet lovely. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Wow Grace: This tri-shutter card is gorgeous, stunning, beautiful. I love everything about it. You are so talented. Thank you for all the ideas that I get from your blog. You are an inspiration.

Margie F.

Nan G said...

Wow! You definitely have created a piece of an old wooden ship! Love all the exacting details! These are my favs of the new stamp sets.

Linda said...

Love Love Love this card. So much intricate work. I need to copy this one for sure.

Pati said...

Very nice!!! Love your 'Ol wooden ship & brass" look! Great showcase of the new sailing sets, I love it!

crazyoldsyd said...

This is so handsome, never thought I would say this on a scrapbook blog! ha, but it is just so manly and cool. Love it. Hope I win so I can make some of these cards.

Melody said...

Oh what a gorgeous card!! Just love it!!

kathi17 said...

Oh Grace, this card is amazing. You really did capture the old wooden ship look beautifully! I love the stamp sets, the charms, everything.
You sure do know how to make the most beautiful cards!

Sue S. said...

Wow! This card is just amazing! I am so inspired to try my hand at a tri-shutter card after seeing this one! Great work!

sueot33@yahoo.com

JD said...

You always make amazing cards...but this one is really at the top...like all the great details...the images are perfect for a tri-shutter card!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

G A S P !!!! Grace, oh my word! I am totally blown away by this MASTERPIECE!!! Yes, a masterpiece it is. So much detail and such a perfect way to display so many stamps at one time and those embellishments....WOW....perfect! I am speechless! When Angie sent us over here she was right, we sure need a seatbelt for this beauty to keep us in our seats!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Candy Meyers said...

Wow, this is an awesome card. Anyone receiving it should be really impressed. Thanks for your work and sharing it with us.
Candy Meyers

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Diana N. said...

My, oh my! Your card is so marvelous! Your choice of using a tri-shuttered card is perfect for displaying the stamps you used, each to it's best advantage. The colors are wonderful and the distressed embossed panels add to the "old ship" feel of the entire card.

Tammy said...

GRACE!!!
oh my goodness, gracious:) My 90 years old daddy was in the Navy and so he LOVES ships like these:) I've been looking for one and oh my goodness ODBD hereit is:) I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done with this tri shutter card and the old brass and wood ship look---fabulous:) Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me like you do:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

keeleykats said...

Wow! I came back a second time to look at this amazing card! The detail is incredible! I love everything about this card.

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a handsome design for decorating some gentleman's office...or library! Fabulous Grace!

Sarah said...

Your card is awesome! So many wonderful details!

wendy2512 said...

What an awesome guy card. I jsut make one the other day and hey are so pretty and fun, especially with the right papers like your awesome ones...TFS..:0)

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

This card is so gorgeous and the components fit together perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Stunning as always.

Linda R. said...

what an amazing card! You designed a masterpiece. The theme is just gorgeous!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh my goodness..where is the "awesome" button...fabulous styling and use of those lovely stamps...love it!
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Mary Babet said...

Ilove shutter cards bht they scare me. You make them look so easy! Beautiful card. You always have gorgeous cards.

Rona said...

Wow - this is a work of ART!!! gorgeous

Clare Curcio said...

Oooooohhhhh, Grace! What a beautiful, awesome, elegant card! A treasure for the lucky recipient! Wow! You are so amazingly talented! God surely has blessed you with that!

Clare Curcio said...

Oooooohhhhh, Grace! What a beautiful, awesome, elegant card! A treasure for the lucky recipient! Wow! You are so amazingly talented! God surely has blessed you with that!

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

This is phenomenal! As soon as I saw it I thought of the inside of an old wooden ship that Dave and I took a cruise on. It was all wood, and the brass was polished, and they chose the same color blue for their accessories. Oh, and I just love those two Psalms! They are so encouraging...so comforting. You did an amazing job fitting so many stamps on one card!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Mary Babet said...

Great card! I love the twine and the colors you used. Great masculine card.

Anonymous said...

Grace...WOW! I'm impressed! Beautiful creative work! :)

Love In Christ,
Veronica

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

It has all been said... this card is so amazing! I consider this a man's card and they may not be impressed by flowers and lace but they sure would be impressed by the engineering in this fabulous card!

Rosemary said...

this is a serious "jaw-dropper" grace... a truly amazing project!! hugs!

Janice said...

Wow, what an impressive card. Such a great way to showcase those lovely stamps. And, your attention to detail is outsanding. This is a winner indeed.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dottie said...

Gosh, well this card did it! It took my breath away. You must have taken six years to work it out. Amazing to say the least. I would assign you any hard to figure out project as you excel in that type of thing!

Meg said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Oh my, so much eye candy! There is just so much to take in on this one and it is all so amazing. It is just a stunning masculine card and they are really hard to find ideas for. This stamp set really lends itself to that.....and I have almost all men in my family. Putting it on the wish list.

LaDawn said...

This card is great. Love the colors and the technique. Thanks

Irene Tetreault said...

I agree..this is one amazing card!

Vicky said...

Oh my gosh, this card is gorgeous.
This is a card that has to be cherished.
I love every part of the card.
Vicky

Pam D said...

Very nice, TFS!

Kelley said...

WOWZERS!!! I absolutely LOVE this one, Grace!!!

Kelley said...

WOWZERS!!! I absolutely LOVE this one, Grace!!!

Caitiumom said...

i love this tri fold card. you have done an incredible job. i saw this yesterday and still love it today

Sandy said...

I love how your mind creates : 0) It is a beautiful card and coordinates all the way through. I also love the Christian stamps and quotes you guys design. Thanks so much for being an inspiration to me, another sister in Christ.

Only By His Grace said...

Wow Grace!
This card is wonderful. I love how you used those scriptures with the pictures. A super layout and beautifully made.
Hugs maz

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic, Grace!! What a wonderful set. And you've done an equally wonderful job of showcasing it.

Dawn said...

Phenomenal!!! totally awesome, Grace!

Robyn said...

You have taken this cut and fold style to new heights! It is so perfectly designed and detailed.

madebyKarla said...

This is great! Love the theme, the papers, just the whole thing!

madebyKarla said...

This is great! Love the theme, the papers, just the whole thing!