Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD July Release!


ODBD stamps: Pennant Swag 2, Cake Single, designed by Grace Nywening

Welcome to the July Release from ODBD!  I hope you've seen the full release!  If not, you can view it on the ODBD Blog.

 Before I get on to my card, let me give you the details on how YOU can qualify to win a prize!

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 July 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

 For the card above, I used new releases Pennant Swag 2, ODBD Pennant Swag Custom Dies, plus past releases Cake Single, Beautiful Border Dies, Ornate Borders and Flowers Die, and the ODBD Rustic Beauty Paper Collection.

I stamped the Cake image with Memento, colored with Copics and fussy cut it out.  I die cut a "pretty table cloth" to put it on using a die from the Ornate Borders and Flowers die set, which I also embossed with a swiss dot folder from Crafts Too.  I used Crumb Cake to create my card base, which is 5.5" square, added a layer of gingham designer paper from the Rustic Beauty Paper Collection which I had embossed with an Embossaliscious folder (Crafter's Companion) and had lightly sponged so it would stand out a little better.  I added another piece of paper from the same paper pack, a white lacy edge die cut from the Beautiful Borders die set,  a strip of loosely woven burlap which I fringed a bit on the ends, and then added the cake using foam dimensionals.  For the banner... it was so easy!  I just stamped the two rows of pennants from the Pennant Swag 2 set  with Cherry Cobbler ink, die cut them with the Custom Pennant Swag die, and I cut off the far right pennant of the word Happy so it would fit under the word Birthday without obscuring any letters.  I did lightly distress each layer with distress inks for a more "country" feel.  The only embellishments are two little red heart buttons with bakers twine bows.

 For my second card below, I created an easel card using the new Patriotic Pennants set and the Pennant Dies, as well as a past paper release, the ODBD Heart and Soul Paper Collection.   I used a Spellbinders Belly Band in 2 sizes to create my shaped easel.  This die has slits on the sides for ribbon or anything else you want to pass through them.  I thought I'd create a paper ribbon using the pennants in the die set, along with the stamp sets.  I also created a swag which I "hung" with twine.  I cut a smaller size of the Belly Band die and embossed with a star folder (Cuttlebug).  My base is Baked Brown Sugar and I used Midnight Muse and Real Red inks.  I added a strip of paper from the Heart and Soul paper to the inside panel, and I stamped both sentiments from the Patriotic Pennant set with Midnight Muse ink.  I added some brads and some sponging and kept it very simple.

ODBD Stamps Patriotic Pennants, designed by Grace Nywening



Here are the NEW sets I used today:


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Here are the other ODBD products used today:

 HEART AND SOUL COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PADRUSTIC BEAUTY COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PADCSBD35 - ORNATE BORDERS & FLOWERS DIESCSBD51 - BEAUTIFUL BORDERS DIES

In case you missed my sneak peek, here is a card I had posted earlier.  You can see the details on this card, other views, and a short TUTORIAL by  clicking HERE.


ODBD Stamps: Pennant Row Banner, To The Lovebirds, Designed by Grace Nywening


Please be sure to stop by each of my DT sisters for more inspiration, and to not miss a chance to win, leave a little love in the form of a comment!

Julie *  Chris * Lori * Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Angie * Lisa * Wanda * Audrey * Sabrina
Thank you for stopping by, 

31 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome stamps and fabulous cards. I am loving the pennant swags. The first card is my favorite. I love the red and the burlap together. Thanks, for sharing your beautiful creations.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, Grace, I love all of your samples!!! The colors and design of the first are incredible....love every detail!! I love the easel style for your patriotic card....beautiful! The fancy fold is over the top creative and fabulous!!! Thank you for your never-ending inspiration!! HUGS!

Cathymac said...

Your creativity and fabulous designs always inspire me, Grace! All of your card samples are just gorgeous, but the Fancy Fold card is my favorite…what a beautiful work of art! Hugs, my friend!

Becky said...

Grace, I am always in awe of your talent to create and provide inspiration to us. These samples are just perfect....makes me want to take a bite out of the birthday cake.

ehbost said...

Great use of the new Releases. Really loved the use of the border die for the tablecloth.Both cards are beautiful. Am in love with this bundle!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Sweet Grace, your cards are over the top gorgeous! So much creativity, I need to come and try to rub some off! LOL! Hus and blessings, Sabrina

Lkpt Dee said...

OMG I just love this months sets and the cards you did are beautiful .... gave me alot of great ideas ..
Thanks for sharing
Darlene O

Donna Whitten said...

I just love the cards you created with this new release! They are stunning!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are wonderful, Grace! Love the crossed bday banner on the first and your patriotic easel card is terrific.

Dawn said...

Wow...what fabulous samples, Grace! Love criss-cross HB and design of the card....needs a frame! wonderful patriotic easel as well!!!

grandmato20 said...

The cake card is so yummy -- makes me hungry for cake!

Amy Marshall said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially like the cake one. Love how you did the banners on it

Sue D said...

The banners/pennants really make these cards festive.

Ann w said...

Love your cards. Such great ideas for the new release.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

WOW!!! Grace I love all of these! The first is so homey and beautiful! The second is fantastic! And I absolutely love the birds on the pennant! I have been working on one with birds too! Great minds!!!

Serena said...

Fabulous and inspiring cards! Love them both!

Audrey Ann said...

Wow Grace, you've just blown me away with your talent here!! Your first card would have been enough for me - it so adorable!! And your beautiful patriotic creation is so special - I love every detail on that one!! But then there's your sneak peek - oh my goodness, this one has captured my heart. The beautiful papers and precious little birdies 'on the fence', the amazing design - seriously awesome work my friend.
Hugs,
Audrey

Roseanna C said...

I just love the birthday card, I really like the crossed pennants.
Thanks for the inspiration

JoAnn said...

Wow Grace, your birthday card is fabulous. Love the colors, the cute banner and design of your card.
Great stamp set.

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent cards Grace. Creative to the max on every one of them.

Blessings
Jim

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Grace, you are always so creative and talented!! Your creations are amazing!! I adore the sneak peak creation with the cascading banners!! Your coloring, designs, and use of the banners with the birthday cake and patriotic theme are gorgeous my friend!!
Miss you!! I have been praying!!
hugs,
Chris

Gracie CH said...

Grace what a beautiful way to showcase this great new release. All your cards are gorgeous and the designs are simple lovely!

Pamela Haskin said...

Grace, these are wonderful cards! I love your simple elegance. You have showcased the new release beautifully. Makes me want to go buy some of them now. It has been wonderful to get to know some of you on the design team.

Maxine D said...

What wonderful cards Grace - love the colours you have used, and the way you have used the swag die. Beautiful cards :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Benzi said...

Grace, these are beautiful cards. I love that swag banner on the first card and your adorable "tablecloth". I always love patriotic cards. And, what a great design on your last card.
Just a super release this month.

Conniecrafter said...

So love the overlapping of the banners in the first card, great with the cake and the easel card is so cool!

Kris B said...

All of your cards are wonderful! Love the different folds and the overlapping banners! Love the new patriotic stamps!

Becky said...

As always my sister, your cards are stunning. :)

Kelley said...

Grace, as always I love both your cards, and also the Z fold card too!! The colors and details are so fantastic!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards using the new release Grace! The patriotic easel card is wonderful, love the vintage feel to the accordion fold card!

laughingstamper said...

I just love the birthday card so much Grace! It's the epitome of a summer birthday celebration! Your projects are always so wonderful! The Z fold is quite creative!