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!
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:
Here are the past releases I used:
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