Monday, July 1, 2013

ODBD July Release is full of Love!

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to the July Our Daily Bread designs Release, which is all about LOVE! And LOVE is just how I feel about this month's release.... it's AWESOME!!!! You can see the full release HERE.

This month, for the first time in over 4 years, I am taking a break from writing any posts for the ODBD blog, as my house is chuck full of out of state family and I am enjoying some special family time! So this is NOT a blog hop, but all my DT sisters have created 2 samples for this release and there will be a $50.00 prize chosen from the comments left on a secret DT member's blog.... so be sure to visit each link below and leave a little love!  For full details on the release and other DT news, please visit the ODBD Blog!

So now.... on to my samples: I created this card using the fabulous To the Love Birds set, Banner Sentiments,  as well as the Bird Cage & Banners Die set. LOVE!!!

Our Daily Bread designs stamps, For the Love Birds, Bird Cage and Banner Dies, designed by Grace Nywening

 I used a vanilla base and a soft pink mat to back my Spellbinders A2Card Creation Filigree Delight die, and then I cut the cherry branch with the Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms die set, sponged a bit and adhered to my background.  I heat embossed my bird cage, banner, and sentiment with a medieval metals embossing powder and cut with the ODBD Custom Birdcage and Banner dies.  Yum!!!  I also cut 2 of the filigree backgrounds so I could pop up one layer using tee-niny dimensionals.  I love the depth that created even though it is a bit fussy to do.  A few pink pearls and some Martha Stewart punched and sponged butterflies are my only embellishments.

Our Daily Bread designs stamps, For the Love Birds, Bird Cage and Banner Dies, designed by Grace Nywening


For my next sample I used Anniversary Blessings.


Again I used the vanilla and soft pink comb, but cut my card shape using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  I hinged the top by leaving just a little of the folded cardstock out of the die.  I added another die to the inside which you can see below.

I heat embossed the beautifully elegant cake image, love bird topping, and sentiment and added a May Arts silk bow and Recollections Pearls.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders Framed Tags 3.  I am so in love with this cake image.... it could be used not only for wedding and anniversary cards, but engagements, showers, and birthdays just to name a few!


Here are the sets I have used today:


Well, that's my samples for today!  Please be sure to visit my DT sisters and don't forget to leave a comment so you don't  miss a chance to win!!!


49 comments:

Gina Ables said...

Absolutely beautiful. I always love looking at your creations.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are gorgeous Grace!! I so love your elegant use of dies, the embossing and your gorgeous layouts!! Stunning! Miss you df!!
hugs,
Chris

Donna Whitten said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I love your colors.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Grace! Such soft colors and fabulous die cut framing.

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous cards. the papers and the colors are so perfect. love the way you have layered and the added bling and the embossing done on the anniversary cake just is stunning. thanks for sharing

Tamara D said...

Such elegant cards. You do very beautiful work.

Marsha said...

These are just so beautiful. Love all the die cuts, colors, pearls. Lovely ideas.

Dawn said...

oh my, stunning, Grace! I see a SB that I 'need'!! gorgeous creations!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Darlin', what can I say? You are a creative genius!!!! Both of your cards here take my breath away!!! Beautiful work as usual!! HUGS!!

Mary B. said...

These cards are stunning. I especially love the cake on and decorative die you used. I have that die and I should use it more. Love the gold embossing and the colors you picked.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous cards for the release Grace! Love how you framed the top card and the wonderful embossed cake in the bottom card!

Beth Norman said...

Talk about gorgeous. So very elegant. Lots of effort and love went into the making of these beauties. You showcased the new stamps very well.

TLady said...

Peach, Cream/White, & Gold!!!!!!!! PERFECT Wedding Colors!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS CARDS!!!!!!:) LOVE the Asian flair of your first card!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Bird Cage & REALLY EVERYTHING about this card!!!!!!!!:) AND your second card, LOOOOOOOOOVE that GOLD EMBOSSING!!! PERFECT for this SWIRLY CAKE!!!! :) AND the pearls & the bow!!!!! (Makes me want to get married all over again!!! Yep, I'd marry my Sweet Hubby all over again!!!!) :)

Amy Marshall said...

Stunning work! I love both of your cards. They are so elegant.

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

SO LOVED THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS (I THINK THEY ARE CHERRY BLOSSOMS... IN MY OWN MIND.. HAHAH) THEY ARE STUNNING CARDS.. THANKS SO MUCH.

Kelley said...

Grace, I think these would have knocked my socks off had I been wearing any..LOL! Just stunning!!

Christine Harrop said...

I'm really falling in love with this birdcage. Both cards are gorgeous. Christine

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

I agree! I'm falling more in love with the bird cage each time I see it!! I LOVE both of these gorgeous and lovely cards, Grace! They are so beautiful and soft and delicate! You've really showcased this fabulous new release! Hugs!

Regena said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I love your colors.

Pamela said...

Beautiful creations, as always! Love the cream and soft pink with pearl embellishment. The cherry blossoms are such a lovey addition with the bird cage.

Christine said...

Hope your visit with guests is just as fabulous as your cards! Love the way you embossed the cake image and added pearls! So lovely!

keeleykats said...

Grace, Two gorgeous cards! The heat embossing really brings out the details in these amazing images. I never thought to layer the same die cut on top of one another, it looks fabulous, I'll have to remember this tip. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your family time!

Joan V said...

Oh my, such gorgeous cards. I love your color combinations, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jean Bullock said...

So beautiful. Up they go on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/pin/415386765601453879/ http://pinterest.com/pin/415386765601453880/

I not only loved the cards but I enjoyed hearing the music as well.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Gorgeous cards!!Love the designs,dies,stamps,everything is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--love the cherry blossom branches.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh my word Grace!!!! These are both so amazing!!!! I kept talking myself out of that Filagree Delight die and now am just kicking myself!!!! You bad girl!

Audrey Ann said...

Grace, It's always such a wonderful experience to visit you in Blogland, and today is no exception. Your so Thoughtful Card took my breath away - So much delicate beauty there and I love your use of the tee-niny dimensionals (pure genius!)! And your wonderful Anniversary Blesings card is almost more beautiful than the first. Thank you for all the inspiration!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Susan said...

Both are extraordinarily beautiful cards. Love them both.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, the cherry blossom branch goes perfect with the stamps and such lovely framing, gorgeous layering of the dies on the second and the embossing and pearls are a great touch!

scrappingnana said...

These are gorgeous. Love the layers and colors.

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are beautiful. So many layers that make them special.
Candy Meyers

Mickie said...

Grace, you always do such beautiful work and these are no exception.

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning cards, Grace! Need to pin them! Thanks for sharing

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, you blow me away each and every time! Your cards are stunning and all of those little special touches you've added are just gorgeous! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Janis said...

What lovely cards!! I am so enthralled by that birdcage and I love how you embellished the cake with pearls!!

Teri said...

Love, love, love these!

Saints Rule! said...

Love the die cut framing and soft colors. That lovely cherry blossom die just warms my heart. The delicate butterflies and gold embossing... SIGH... Love em! {[hugs}]

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow!! What a beautiful frame with the flowers and butterflies!! And I love the soft pink with the elegant die framing of the second too Grace!! What stunning creations!!

D- said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how you added the beads and flowers. Such pretty colors. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Lucy said...

Grace, your cards are always so delightful and elegant! I especially love that second one with the embossing and the gorgeous bow.

Cindi said...

Grace your name says it all. You are graced with a true talent. I love your use of spellbinders to highlight the stamps.

Cindi said...

I had to post a second time. Your anniversary blessing card is stunning. Thank you

Sherry said...

both are beautiful! but I think the first one is my fav, tho!

Creative Crafter said...

Great almost oriental look with the floral design around the bird cage. I also like you use of spellbinder dies with the wedding cake stamp Blessings

Silke Ledlow said...

TWO AMAZING CARDS GRACE!!! WOWZER!!! Hugs ~S~

Sparkly Engineer said...

Both of your cards are beautiful but that bird cage and blossoms is amazing

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning Grace. I love how you decorated the cake :)