Thursday, November 8, 2012

For the Love of Family Hop!

  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 Family! 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 hop 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, November 21st at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Family!
If you got here from Chris' Awesome Blog, you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anything!
Now... here is my card....
  
I used the Christmas Door set, stamping with Archival Ink on Watercolor paper, and water coloring with Tim Holtz Markers.  I stamped my sentiment from the same set, cut with a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio die, then I stamped the greenery from the door stamp along the top and lower edge of the panel.  I then applied Flower Soft in Vintage Christmas to both the image and the sentiment panel.  The base is Bazzill, the dp is K&Co Christmas Cheer, and the dies used for the sentiment border are 2 of the Spellbinders Holly Accents.  The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Holly Stripes, and the die cuts in the top corners are  Provocraft.  The ribbon is from my stash, and the red pearls are from AC Moore.  I added Glossy Accents to my popped up bow on the wreath.  I also added touches of glitter, which I hope you can see in the close up below.



Thanks so much for stopping by... and now I will send you to the next stop... Ever so Talented Lori!
Blessings,
 

52 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an absolutely stunning card Grace!! I just love the red door with the flower soft, your embossing and the corner/pearl detail. Elegant Christmas card!! Gorgeous my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Saints Rule! said...

Pick my jaw up off the floor Grace... WOW!!! I love, love, love the Flowersoft... I think I can smell the holly! Love all the lush layers, embossing, scallop detail and that fabulous image... Oh how you have made it leap off the page and steal my heart... Have a blessed day...

Lori

Silke Ledlow said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS CARD Grace!!! Love the Flower Soft with this Set! Hugs ~S~

Sherry Kushibab said...

Sweet Grace, having helped demo Flower Soft I can really appreciate the beauty of this card. You could have kept it simple but the addition of the EF in the BG and the beautiful sentiment surrounded by the holly and FS, well once again a warm heartfelt creation....just lovely.

Shoregirl said...

I love all of your beautiful creations, but I think this one is nearest the top! I love how you used the flower soft to make a gorgeous card!

Betty said...

Wow...just beautiful! I wanted to touch the door and wreath so bad!! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So pretty with all the Flower Soft! What a touchable card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful! Love how you colored the door and your use of flower soft.

Judy said...

What a great use of flower soft. A beautiful card.

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Grace! I love the door image and how you've embellished it! Hugs!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Grace, this is simply amazing, filled with texture and loveliness!

Anonymous said...

wow,that is a well thought our design.

kathyL/ohio

Lucy said...

What a gorgeous card! It looks so REAL with the Flower soft. Great job!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. the Embarrassing and layering is perfect. love the added ribbon. adds that super touch. love the attention to details. thanks for sharing.

marion said...

Wowwww fabulous card, outstanding ! HUgs, Marion

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a stunner! LOVE the flower soft.

momandmec said...

Beautiful card...love the flower soft and all the nice details (die cuts, pearls etc)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this is soooo beautiful! I love the coloring and the Flower Soft is so perfect! Love the dies you chose to frame in the sentiment too! Blessings, Angie

Dawn said...

totally gorgeous, Grace! this door just calls to be RED doesn't it!!

TLady said...

WOW GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! It's WONDERFUL the way you made the whole thing POP with the flower soft!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! AND the embossing & then the way you placed the greeting, it looks like a door plaque! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Christine said...

Your work is such a pleasure to behold! Can't get over the garland! The colors, textures, shapes, and embellishments are just right for the amazing image. Thank you so much for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow is that ever stunning, gorgeous texture, coloring and design, love how you have dressed up the sentiment also, lovely embossed background!!

Mary said...

Awesome!Beautiful card...

Cards By Jan said...

Wow!! Astounding!! I just so LOVE your flower soft on the door, sure wish I had mine last week....the fulness achieved with it..makes such a huge difference....Your card is SUPER, love the layout, and ribbon, and all the bling& Colours!!
Hugs

Patty said...

I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it, but as a novice to coloring, I knew I could not do it justice!! You absolutely did Grace...it is beautiful!! I would be in awe as the recipient of this card!!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

beautiful!! love the flower soft!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Grace..love the use of the flower soft.

Pati said...

Wow, beautiful scene, lovely colors, wonderful use of flowersoft!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Grace: This card is stunning. Love the colors. A beautiful Christmas card.

Margie F.

Beth Norman said...

You must have spent a ton of time on this card. It is so gorgeous. Love all the flower soft.

Memaw said...

TOTALLY AWESOME - This is a knock out card -Thank you for sharing.
Judy

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Caryn S said...

Amazing. You can never have too much Flower Soft!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a gorgeous card..love the christmas door.

Soni B said...

the depth you have reached is amazing, the colors are perfect and the extra detail is just exactly in place this is a true piece of work that is full of beauty

Mary B. said...

Wowza!! This is gorgeous. Then again all your creations are. I love the flower soft and tthe coloring you used. So pretty!

tammy said...

Grace!!!
When the picture of your card loaded , I sat and stared in awe:) Wow---Oh my goodness!! The HOly Spirit so captivates the eyes and the heart through this over the top card!!! WOW---thank you so very much for sharing the Love of Christ through your creations:) the way that you adorned your card with Spellbinders dies , pearls and the ever so powerful ODBD stamps is breath taking:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Leanne ... said...

Oh my Grace...this is just beautiful! This must of taken some time to do?
Hugs & blessings...Leanne

nzillingworth said...

Wow who lives in a house like this. Could be santa's door how very festive. Brill job.

LaDawn said...

This is a great card. I think the door is wonderful.

April said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is wonderful. You did a fabulous job!

Loretta O. said...

Pretty as can be! Your coloring work is always so nice.

Alshandra said...

Such a gorgeous card! Very talented. Thanks for sharing :-)

Nan said...

WOW! What an amazing work of art! Your card is fabulous and inspiring!

Kris said...

OMG! Stunning card! Wonderful work of art, thanks for sharing!

Pattie J. said...

WOW! Grace, this is awesome. What a fantastic,welcome and love. And the flower soft, It's the tops, you feel like you can smell the ferns.....thanks for sharing.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning, Grace! Beautiful colors and design. The flower soft just makes it look so real! GORGEOUS!

Kris said...

Amazing! Love your card! Love the flower soft, thanks for sharing!

JD said...

This is so beautiful!

disneylisa said...

So pretty. Love all the flower soft and the way you tied the gold color all together.

Great design as well.

Robyn said...

How very beautiful! Grace, I always enjoy coming to your beautiful blog!