Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun Summer ODBD Release!

ODBD stamps: Anchor the Soul, Pennant Dies, Elegant Oval dies, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs August  release!

If you haven't had a chance to view the full release yet, you can do so HERE.

Before I tell you about my cards.... here are the details on how YOU could win a prize just for viewing the DT samples, and leaving a little love!  Pick up some inspiration and maybe YOU can be one of the next winners!

 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 found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until August 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Now... on to my cards:
For my first card, I used the lovely new Anchor the Soul set and created this fun fold card.  I also used last month's Pennant Dies, and also the ODBD Custom Elegant Oval dies.

I stamped my image with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  For a little extra pizazz, I used Wink of Stella glitter pen in silver.  LOVE this stuff!!! Anyway... after cutting the image out with a medium size Elegant Oval die, I matted it with a large size of the same set, and I embossed that with a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder from Cuttlebug.  
Here is a close up of the shimmer:
ODBD stamps: Anchor the Soul, Pennant Dies, Elegant Oval dies, designed by Grace Nywening
 
 To create my fold, all I did was cut a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock to 5.5" x 11".  I scored it at 2 3/4" and 5.5" That creates the center back fold of the design.  The design paper I used is Farmhouse Paper Co.  I stamped the sentiment on some dp and cut it with the ODBD Custom Pennant die.  I also cut the flag pole from the same set and painted that with the silver Wink of Stella.  I added a blue burlap banner and some brads for embellishments.

ODBD stamps: Anchor the Soul, Pennant Dies, Elegant Oval dies, designed by Grace Nywening.

For the word "hope" at the bottom right corner, I had a brad that said hope but it was shiny brass.  I heat embossed it with silver, and then again with medieval metal, which is more of a mixture of pewter and gold tones.  I added a white die cut elegant oval cut out for the message inside, and held it directly behind my main image to stick it down so it lines up perfectly with the image.  I stamped a couple of the little anchors from the Anchor the Soul set and now it's ready for a personal message when it's sent.

ODBD Stamps: Walk with Jesus, Flip Flop Dies, designed by Grace Nywening


For my second card, I did a real CAS (clean and simple) card.  I used the new Walk with Jesus set.  I tore three layers of kraft card stock and sponged each layer.  I sponged my sky and clouds using a template I got years ago from Rosy's Road Show.  I adhered the "sand" to the lower part of the card.  I stamped the flip flops with Memento ink and colored with Copics, and die cut them with the ODBD Custom Flip Flop Dies.  I added 2 little opalescent pearls and that was it!  So quick and easy but I can really see these new flip flop sets being great for teen cards, can't you?

Here are the new ODBD products I used today:


Additionally, I used the following ODBD products:
 CSBD1 - ELEGANT OVAL DIESCSBD60 - PENNANT DIES.

I hope you enjoyed and were in some small way inspired by my projects today!  Please be sure to stop by my DT sisters for more incredible inspiration, and leave a comment for your chance to win!


Julie * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Sabrina * Wanda * Audrey * Silke
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see you soon with another sample!
Blessings, 


33 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful creations Grace!! I just love your ripped sand, flip flops and sponged sky on the second and your creative fold and beautiful coloring on the first. Your creations are always an inspiration!
hugs,
Chris

Angella D. Crockett said...

Fabulous job on both, darlin'!! LOVE the fancy fold....so many awesome details...love the banners and the flag pole die, the blue burlap is fantastic, your image is amazing....love everything about it! Your flip flop card is so clever and cute...I love blue and brown together...this is perfect!!! HUGS!!!!

Deb said...

Both cards are beautiful! Your blog has really inspired my card creating.

Charlene Dahlberg said...

Grace, your cards are beautiful. I love the fold you used and the Hope brad. It is the perfect addition

laughingstamper said...

This first card is clever in the way you used the flag pole and double fish tail pennants. Your choice of papers is perfect too! Oh and the fold is just wonderful Grace! Your CAS is clever with the way you tore paper for the beach and tucked in the flip flops!!! I never would have thought of that! You rock!!!

Liz Williams said...

Grace, you are a woman of great faith and amazing talents. I am always in awe of the beautiful cards you share as a DT member for ODBD. All of you put out incredible work.

Blue Rose said...

Grace,
Lovely cards. Awesome coloring job. Love the background paper, and the embossing...thought it was a piece of wood paper. Love the torn sand. Fantastic job.

Cathymac said...

What wonderful release projects, Grace! LOVE the fold on your first card. The beautiful anchor image is perfectly framed, and what a great idea to create space for a personal message! Love the CAS flip flop design with a perfect reminder to keep walking with Jesus!

lisa808 said...

Love your fancy fold card. Thanks for the measurements.

Sherry said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! love your beautiful cards!!! especially the first one, loving that stamp set!!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Wonderful job on both cards! I especially love the first. Great coloring on that one, and I love the banners. The burlap one especially adds a nice touch of texture without adding bulk--always a good thing! And I think it's neat how you were able to line up the inside panel with the front one. I also love the way you did the sand and sky in the second card. Tfs!

Becky said...

Grace, as always your designs are such an inspiration....beautiful work!

April said...

Both of these are wonderful cards! I love the map background and the fold on the first one and the clouds and beach on the second! xo

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the coloring, papers and burlap on the first and the flips flops tucked into the sand on the second.

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, once again two absolute beautiful creations! The DP is so perfect with the Anchor theme! Your flip flop card rocks...the torn paper is such an awesome idea and of course I love the sponged clouds too :) !!! Hugs ~S~

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Colleen Howell said...

I can not decide which one is my favorite, they are both great. And they both speak to my heart, I thing either would make a great card for someone who is in need of a pick me up.

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful Grace! Love your faux sand and the fabulous fold! Beautifully done!

Stephanie said...

Grace, both of your cards are so beautiful. I love all the details of the anchor card. I too love Wink of Stella brush markers. :) Your coloring is fantastic. I really think your sand and sky on the flip flop card is so creative and looks great! Both cards are pinned on my Pinterest board!

DebR said...

Your cards are stunning! Love your work Grace....

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Lena's Creations said...

Your cards are stunning. I fell in love with the first image and have already purchase it. I have the flip flops stamp set and die on my wish list :-) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards.
Lena
xxx

Lena’s Creations

Bernadette said...

Both cards are beautiful. The map on the first card is an ingenious idea and the CAS Walk with Jesus card is gorgeous.

Dawn said...

just beautiful, Grace! love the map idea! your coloring is fab!
love the torn paper beach, another awesome sample!!

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific coloring and I like how the silver still allows you to see the stamp image, my silver pen totally covers it, great design too, love the design on the flip flops, and the way you did the sand and pretty sky!

Audrey Ann said...

Grace, both of your projects are amazing. You always inspire me. Your wonderful Anchor card is so perfect with the fun fancy-fold - thank you for the instructions! And I love the added silver glitter!! Your second card is too cute with your fun beachy scene - reminds me of the sand dunes at the beaches in NC!! Hugs!!

Tammy Pope said...

Lovely cards! The fancy fold is wonderful, and the image looks great against the map paper! And your beach card is so much fun!

Donna DeWitt said...

Grace, as always, you never disappoint! Your cards are just fabulous... thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous Grace. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE both of your cards!! That anchor scene is gorgeous and now I finally have a reason to use my silver Wink of Stella pen - lol! Love the tearing and sponging in your CAS design!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, you have created two absolutely gorgeous masterpieces here, my friend! Love the anchor card, such amazing coloring and the flip flop card, well, I can feel that sand in between my toes, LOL! So creative! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards Grace! The fun fold on the anchor card works wonderfully with the papers you have used! The beach scene your created for the flip flops looks very inviting!

Maxine D said...

Grace these cards are wonderful - for some reason I have only just got this post in my feed :-(.
Blessings
Maxine