Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD May Release!

Our Daily Bread designs stamps: Key to Heaven, Glory, ODBD dies Angel Wings, designed by Grace Nywening


 Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May release!

If you haven't had a chance to view the full release yet, I know you'll want to pop on over to the  ODBD Blog and see it!   You're in for some real eye candy as you hop along today... the DT have outdone themselves with this month's stamps and dies!
 
Prize Information:
Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until May 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Now... on to my cards...
For the card above, I created a center step card (My Tutorial HERE).   I had so much fun creating my welcoming door!  The new ODBD products I used for this card are: Key to Heaven, Glory, Angel Wings dies, as well as past releases: ODBD Fancy Foliage dies, Ornamental Crosses dies, Recipe Card and Tag dies.  Additionally I used SB dies: Classic Squares Lg, Petite Ovals Lg, Petite Circles Sm, Classic Circles Lg.

My designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Fiddlesticks, because I had not received the new ODBD Rustic Beauty Paper Collection yet, but this would be absolutely PERFECT for the wood designs in this new pack!!!   I used a base of Neenah Solar White and a mat of Bazzil, and some copper metalic card stock.  Inks were Memento Black, Distress Pumice Stone.  Accessories used were an Martha Stewart Bough punch, Brads, and a scoring tool.
After constructing the center step card, I added the side panels of wood grained designer paper and created the door by cutting a mat of Bazzil, then cutting 4 small squares and one larger square to make my "faux" panels.  I sponged them and adhered.  I added the brad door knob and key hole.  To decorate the door I cut two circles, one of white and one of green to mat it.  I stamped my sentiment from Key to Heaven in the center and then cut 5 of the small foliage from the Fancy Foliage die set, and 5 of the tiny flower from the Ornamental Cross dies.  I spritzed the flowers with water and molded them to a 3-D shape, sponged with Primrose Petals, and when dried, I adhered my greenery and leaves to create a wreath on the door.  For the sides, I cut a small tag from the Recipe Card and Tags die set from bazzil, then cut a white insert for it and stamped it with Distress ink using the new Glory set, picking up just a little design for my key hoder.  I cut the key from copper metallic card and "hung" it on a brad.  Both flower pots were made by cutting pink card with SB Petite Ovals, and then cutting the tops and bottoms off at different heights.  I did use my stylus to create an embossing line for the top and bottom to match the rest of the die cut pieces.  I then punched several boughs with the MS punch and adhered to the back of the pots.  I added one tiny cross die cut from the Ornamental Cross die set for my door knocker, and added some tiny pearls to the flowers and called it done.



For this second card, I used the new release, Glory.  I LOVE this set... the sentiments and verses are just perfect and the image is so fun to color!!!  I used the ODBD Fence Die which I cut twice and overlapped to make it a bit taller.  I sponged my background, colored and cut out the morning glories, and created my porch scene by making a scored "pillar" on the right side for the morning glories to climb up on.  I added the wood grain design paper at the bottom, doodling in boards and nails to hopefully give the illusion of a porch floor.  I stamped the verse directly on the card front.  Totally flat, and totally mailable!  If you send many cards, you have to love that!

Here are the new releases I used today:

 



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Here are the past releases I used:

 CSBD54 - ORNAMENTAL CROSSES DIES

 CSBD33 - FANCY FOLIAGE DIES

 CSBD31 - RECIPE & TAGS DIES

 FENCE DIE


Please be sure to hop to each of my DT sister's blogs to see all their incredible creations, and be sure to leave a comment on each one so you don't miss a chance to win!!!

Chris *  Cathy * Julie * Stacy Dawn * Sandee * Lori * Sabrina * Lisa * Angie * Wanda * Silke * Audrey Silke

31 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, these are both amazing!!! Such a clever idea with the door and the fence scene is incredible too! I am a sucker for scene cards....you are my hero here today....twice!! HUGS!!

Dawn said...

Your clever button was just working overtime with these fabulous creations, Grace!!! I LOVE them both!

Christine Harrop said...

Two gorgeous cards but I just love the door card. Christine

Teri said...

Beautiful and beautiful!!! Love them both! Great job!

Becky said...

To fabulously created cards Grace! I just love that door scene, so perfect with that verse and I love how you did the second card, with the design paper and fence, your so creative :)

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Grace both of your cards are amazing! I LOVE the door you created! WOW! And your second card is so beautiful!

Diane said...

Beautiful, so many pretty details and gorgeous designs!!

Donna Whitten said...

Your cards are both just beautiful!!! Such details! Also, I love that your second is mailable!

Deb Christiansen said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning, and some of my favorite sayings/verses are on your cards! The dimensions are so inviting on your cards, and the colors exquisite.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous and so creative Grace!! I love both of your scenes with the door and vases of foliage on the first and your gorgeous vines of morning glories on the second!!You are so talented such an inspiration my friend.
hugs,
Chris

shelia said...

Oh my goodness, I really like both of these beauties! Your center fold with the door is just perfect for the sentiment. The second is just lovely with all those morning glories along the fence!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful, Grace! I love your door "step" card w/ all its fabulous details. And your second is so pretty and cheerful.

Greta said...

Beautiful work, Grace--love both cards! By the way, I enjoyed seeing your work in CardMaker.

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the door scene.

Audrey Ann said...

Grace - you've totally out-done yourself on these - seriously!! I am so inspired by all your creative ingenuity on the first card - you created your own door and flower pot dies??!!!??... How awesome is that! And the wonderful wreath? My goodness this is perfection. And your second creation is so bright and beautiful - I love the perfectly cut and colored flower arrangement - another beauty!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Papercrafting Princess said...

My mouth is wide opened. Love how you make the scriptures come to life with your creations!

Mary Babet said...

Gorgeous cards as always! Love how you fussy cut and laid out the morning glories on the second card. You put such great and elegant touches to your cards. Just beautiful!

Maxine D said...

Grace you have excelled yourself with these two cards - they are both beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

Sherry said...

love both cards!! they are gorgeous!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Grace, you have such a gift for thinking outside the box! These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you built the wall, fence, and sky to feature the morning glories! The step card is jaw dropping with those urns filled with greenery! All I can say is WOW!!

SarahGeorge said...

Wow!! Grace, super gorgeous cards!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful inspirational projects Grace! Love the way you have the Morning Glory trailing up the column and fence!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that door is perfect for the step card and love the pots on either side, gorgeous flowers along the fence!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Beautiful cards...I especially like the door card...just stunning!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Thudddd....Grace, oh my goodness, where do I begin? My friend, both of your creations are amazing. Love that creative door you have come up with on your first card and your second one....wow, it looks like a beautiful view off of a patio....love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Regena said...

simply Breathtaking!!

Saints Rule! said...

Wow Grace! I just love, love, love your clever step card! Making a front door... WOW! And those luscious morning glories... divine! My heart sings when I see your creations! Thanks for lifting me up today!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Grace I don't get here as often as I would like, but when I do your work always brings a smile to my face. Love that door, and certainly an appropriate sentiment. Lovely, Lovely sweet lady.

Lynn said...

I am blown away by both
of your cards! Your
work is always amazing,
and this is no
exception! Thanks
so much for sharing!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

grace these are wonderful, that door scene is awesome. the wreath is darling and such a creative card. the step card is beautiful with all the glory. wonderful all around.

Cathymac said...

I can't tell you which one of your cards I like the best, Grace! Love the door center step card…very creative! The Glory card looks like a beautiful scene from the front porch! You always help me see each new set in a new and amazing way…wonderful release projects my sweet friend!