Hello friends! Welcome to the ODBD October Release! If you have not seen the release, please stop by the ODBD Blog to see the entire release, and to read all the details on how you can win a prize this month!
Here's the basics:
One winner will be chosen from one of the designers blog comments to receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store good towards the purchase of ODBD Stamps! You have until October 2nd, 9PM EDT to leave comments. The winner will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd.
For my first sample above, I used For Unto You, one of the chalkboard stamps released this month. Chalkboards are all the rage right now, and no wonder! They are easy to do and don't require coloring! With the ODBD stamps, since they are mostly solid, you are not limited to only making them black, should you want to make them another color! Simply ink up in a pretty red, green, gold or whatever other color your heart desires, and you can stamp on any color card stock as well! They even look great heat embossed! Today I decided to go with black ink on ivory card stock for a more traditional blackboard. I used a variety of papers from my scrap box for this one. Included are Basic Grey and Memory Box, on a True Thyme base. I cut a scrap of red burlap, not worrying about the fibers being straight, because that just adds to the kind of vintage feel. I cut some greenery and a brushed gold flourish from the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Die set, and added a pretty crepe paper poinsettia from Hobby Lobby.
Now for my second sample:
I heat embossed the sentiment from Thankful Song with Black, and cut it with an ODBD Custom Elegant Oval Die. I matted that with a black layer cut with the next larger die in that set, added a sheer copper ribbon and the acorns I had cut and embossed with the leaves.
For my leaves on the side, I wanted to create a lot of depth and shape, but also I needed them to be bright and vibrant so as to not get lost against the vivid alcohol ink background. I stamped my leaves from Autumn Blessings on watercolor paper with Archival Black Ink. I cut them out, using the ODBD Custom Autumn Leaves and Acorn Dies, and then I watercolored them using SU! reinkers. When I had the colors I wanted, I spritzed the leaves with a bit more water, shaped them a bit for dimension, and let them dry. (I used my heat gun to speed the process). Once dry, I heat embossed them with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) several times to give shine and depth. I also cut some sprigs of greenery from the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Die set, and tucked them in. (I can tell I'm going to be using THAT die set over and over again!!!) To give a little more contrast I curled a few pieces of gold wire around my piercing tool and added the little curly cues to the spray of leaves.
Here are the new ODBD products I used today:
Additionally, I used these ODBD Dies from past releases:
I hope you enjoyed my samples today! It's so good to have some wonderful fall stamps because I love Thanksgiving, and sometimes I feel like it gets lost amongst the Christmas rush!
Please be sure to visit my DT sisters to see their creations and be inspired! Don't forget to leave a comment so you won't miss a chance to win!
Cathy * Lori * Chris * Julie * Grace * Sabrina * Sandee * Dawn * Angie * Audrey * Tosh * Silke * Lisa