Sunday, September 1, 2013

ODBD Sept. New Release!


Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD  New Release for September!  With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to begin planning and creating our Christmas cards now!  So I'm super excited about this month's release!

 Today Kelley is releasing some awesome new sets...not only stamps but some gorgeous new dies as well!!! You won't want to miss visiting my dt sisters for some great inspiration and a chance to win a prize!!

Prize Details:
Kelley will be choosing one random winner from one of the designers blog comments to receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store  to be used towards the purchase of stamps.  You have until September 3, 2013 at 9:00pm EST to leave your comments on the designers blogs.  The Winner will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 4th, so be sure to check back there to see if you have won.

Now on to my card details....

For my first sample,  I used a sentiment from the Jingle Bells set, and paired that with three of the GORGEOUS Fancy Ornament Dies!  I used blue metallic paper, silver metallic paper, and blue card stock from Hobby Lobby, on a white base.  I also embossed a layer of white with a Spellbinders EL-009 embossing folder.   I embellished with a punched glitter pine bough edge punch from  Martha Stewart, and a tiny silver bow.  The sentiment is stamped with Memento, and cut with SU! punches. 

ODBD stamps: Jingle Bells, Fancy Ornaments Dies, designed by Grace Nywening


For my second sample,  I used O Little Town of Bethlehem Backgroud.

ODBD stamps Town of Bethlehem Background, Fancy Foliage Dies, designed by Grace Nywening
I used a periwinkle card stock and white embossing powder, and heat embossed the image on the blue.  I matted that with a white layer, and added greenery from the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies, and the flourish, from the same die set is cut from white glitter paper from my local big box craft store.  I love the dimension this added!


I used a prima flower from my stash but to make it more sparkly, I added crystal effects to the tips of the petals and then added chunky glitter.  A May Arts ribbon finished it off.  This really was a pretty quick card to make!  It's simple enough to be made in mass, and yet has enough "extras" to make it elegant and festive.

Here are the ODBD products I used today:



I hope in some small way you have been inspired today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to say hello!  It makes my day to know you were here!!!

Here are the links to  my dt sisters ~ enjoy the inspiration and leave a comment to be eligible to win!


Blessings,

64 comments:

Lucy said...

Gorgeous cards, Grace! The ornaments are beautiful and I love the white stamping on the light blue card stock.

Audrey Ann said...

Grace - the elegance and beauty in these creations is amazing. Your ornament card took my breath away - gorgeous!
Hugs,
Audrey

scrappymo! said...

These are both such gorgeous cards. Beautiful opulence on the first silvery creation but the second one is my favourite! Love the white ink on the periwinkle. It is so gorgeous!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Both are absolutely stunning! I love the hanging ornaments...so beautiful cut from the mirror paper! The soothing blue and gorgeous bow on the 2nd really got me! Fabulous work, as usual!!!! Mwaaah!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Grace your ornament card is so gorgeous and I love it! But that second card is stunning with the new background! WOW!!!

craftymom205 said...

Both cards are great. Love the white embossing for the little town of Bethlehem.

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Donna Whitten said...

I love both of your equally lovely cards! This is a great release! It makes you start thinking of making Christmas cards.

Jean said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like The Little Town of Bethlehem. It is elegant in its simplicity.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are lovely, Grace! Your ornaments are so festive and shiny and I love your embossed Bethlehem.

Joanne Travis said...

Simply gorgeous, Grace! Hard to pick a favorite since they are both so beautifully done.

Kathy Cotton said...

I love the ornaments and this release is absolutely gorgeous!

Kris B said...

Gorgeous cards Grace! Love the look of metallic ornaments, so shiny and bright! The O Little Town of Bethlehem is my favorite stamp in this release! It's also my favorite Christmas song! Your corner embellishment is lovely! TFS God bless

Carol H. said...

Love your cards! Blue is one of my favorite colors & I really like the blue and white used on both cards! I think I like the ornament card the best since I love anything with bling! ;)

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous card love the colors and the details of the stamp and blending of your colors are amazing. thanks for sharing.

Amy Marshall said...

Wow! Two gorgeous cards. I love them both.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your cards are stunning! The Bethlehem scene is so pretty in white!

Tricia

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Grace! These are amazing! I love the beautiful die cut ornaments on the first. It has such a clean and crisp feel. And the second card... YUMMY!!! Love the soft blues and white, the embossing... I just love it all! {[hugs}}

Jan Weddell said...

These are both just beautiful Grace! I really like the new die cut ornaments! Your embossing on the light blue is really pretty!

Dawn said...

both are such gorgeous samples, Grace!
love the embossed Bethlehem and FF!

JoAnn said...

Simply GORGEOUS. Love the metallic ornaments. The 2nd one is my favorite. I just love that image embossed in white on the blue background. TFS

Shelia said...

oh my, both of these are gorgeous. I really like the Bethlehem scene on the music sheet, but those ornaments.. wow. I can't pick a favorite!!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork! Love the metallic papers and the white embossing is divine! Wish I were on your Christmas card list!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the glimmer and the elegance of the ornaments and the wintry look created by the blue with white embossing. What a wonderful way to celebrate the Savior's birth! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Donna Oates said...

Love the Little Town of Bethlehem card. It reminds me of china type gifts/ornaments that I saw growing up at Christmas time. The name for them escapes me at the moment, but it really is a lovely card!

Cathymac said...

The sparkle and shimmer on your ornament card is just dazzling, Grace...a real show stopper! LOVE the white embossing on the periwinkle used for your Bethlehem card. The floral corner embellishment is so elegant and gorgeous...a perfect accent for this favorite old Christmas hymn! Hugs!

Pati said...

Lovely cards! Very pretty metallic ornaments combined with the glittery pine bough punch & the embossing! Very pretty white embossing on the periwinkle, love your use of the foliage dies in blue & white glitter here!!

Kathleen said...

Both cards are very elegant. Love the mirror paper with the ornaments. really makes them stand out!

Gena said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the ornament one especially :)

Sue A said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors of the white on the blue.

Iris said...

Both cards are lovely. I especially like the sheet music, Bethlehem stamp.

Candy Meyers said...

I love both of your cards. They are stunning. Great job.
Candy Meyers

Mary Babet said...

Both cards are beautiful. I especially love the decorative ornaments. They are so elegant.

Deb said...

Both of your cards are very elegant! I love the ornament dies.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous ornament card and I really like the Bethlehem card.

MaxineD said...

Oh what stunning cards Grace - you are an inspiration!!
Blessings
Maxine

Erica said...

I love the white paired with the blue on the card using the Bethlehem BG stamp. The intricacy of the dies is amazing. Just one alone on a card would be a stunner.

SarahGeorge said...

Oh my! Lovely lovely ornaments.. It is really amazing to know they were stamped! The embossing is excellent!

Laura said...

Lovely lovely lovely. You've shared some great ideas, not sure which one I love more! Thanks for the inspiration.
Laura

Stephanie said...

Hi Grace! I was just visiting Sarah George and was reading her sweet post about you :) It is a joy to see your love for the Lord. Also, your cards are simply stunning and I especially like the 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' one. May you have a wonderful Labor Day.

Blessings,
Stephanie

Gina Ables said...

You ALWAYS create the prettiest cards I've ever seen. I love the ornaments; they are pretty enough to go on a tree. The white O Little Town of Bethlehem background on the blue is stunning. Thanks.

Robyn said...

Grace, I love your beautiful cards. The blue and silver is so delicate and pleasing to see.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the ornaments done in the metallic, they look terrific against your embossed background! The corner treatment to go with your background stamp is just lovely in your second card!

Azcardmaker said...

Grace- Love your cards! The Bethlehem embossed in white on blue is amazing!!

Donna DeWitt said...

Grace - Once again, you do not disappoint! Your cards are stunning, each with its own unique awesomeness. Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration.

Donna DeWitt said...

Grace - Once again, you do not disappoint! Your cards are stunning, each with its own unique awesomeness. Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration.

Donna DeWitt said...

Grace - Once again, you do not disappoint! Your cards are stunning, each with its own unique awesomeness. Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration.

Donna said...

Ornament card my favorite.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are gorgeous Grace!! I just love your ornaments with the metallic paper and your embossing of the O Little Town of Bethlehem!!
Gorgeous work as always my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Sherry said...

love both cards!! so beautiful! My fav is the blue one!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Love the added pop the Mirrored Card Stock adds to the Fancy Ornaments Die. The bottom card is wonderfully embellished to add detail to the beautiful scene!

Lagene said...

Beautiful ornament card and the Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem card is beautiful!

E. Marie said...

Grace, both of your cards are stunning. Love the embossing and glittery border with those lovely die cut ornaments and all the embossing, flourish, and flowers are perfect for this awesome new image.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous and very elegant cards! Beautiful details on each one! Love the pretty ornament dies and the lovely Bethlehem scene!

Kelley said...

LOVE all these details!! Mirror cardstock, silver cording, glitter paper....OH MY GOSH!!! Fabulous!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Those dies are incredible... Love your cards.

Karen W said...

Gorgeous cards, I really love the blue card, I'm not a big fan of red/green and I love the soft and elegant blues. Gorgeous!!!

Vicky said...

Your cards are just beautiful.
Love both of them.The dies are just beautiful.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Lovin' all the sparkle Grace!! Your ornaments are beautiful, and I love the sparly boughs!! Love the touch of silver with the white and blue on the second too, along with your collage of embellishments in the corner! WOW!

Janis said...

Oooooohh....such beautiful cards!! Love the metallic ornaments and also love the glittery sparkles on the hymn card.
<3 J

Sabrina said...

Music is always a winner with me - I just bought one of the hymn backgrounders in the sale - so of course I love the Little Town of Bethlehem and the lovely soft monochromatic treatment. But those ornaments - wow! They remind me of the brass ornaments we bought the first year we were married. Hanging them from the silver border is a lovely touch.

yums said...

I've been searching for an appropriate holiday design to use for my bible study classmates and I found it here. I'm really glad you posted/shared your card with us all. I will be using your design as a guide line for my project. Thank you and wishing you a great day.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, my sweet friend, your cards are absolutely breathtaking! Love that ornament card...so creative and that second one....I think I need to order that stamp....makes such a cool card! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. I love Christmas cards with carols. Thanks for the inspiration.

Silke Ledlow said...

Two absolute GORGEOUS creations Grace! Love your take on these Sets!!!