Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD Oct. Release!

ODBD stamps: God's Timing, designed by Grace Nywening
Welcome to the ODBD October release! If you have not seen the full release, be sure to stop over at the ODBD Blog to view it all!  It's quite a big month here at ODBD!!!  

Before I share the info on my projects today, let me give you the details of how you can be qualified to win a gift certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store:

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the ODBD and 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 October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Now on to my first card (above).  I used the fabulous new set, God's Timing and the Matting Circle Die set.  I also used last month's release, the ODBD Custom Doily Dies.  I stamped my clock image on a piece of black paper from the ODBD Chalkboard Paper Collection with VersaMark and embossed in white. I embossed the clock hands and cut them with the same Matting Circle Dies.  LOVE this set!!!
My card base is Crumb Cake and I used some Prima "Something Blue" design paper, which I stitched just for fun. The sentiment from the same God's Timing set is stamped on a tag element from the same  paper pack.  I used a Spellbinders square mat of Blushing Bride, embossed with a Cuttlebug clocks and gears folder, and decorated around the clock with the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies and several flowers which I colored with Copics to match my design paper a bit better. 
 ODBD stamps: Merry Christmas Ornament, Wisemen Ornament, designed by Grace Nywening

For this second card I used two of the new ornament stamps:  Merry Christmas Ornament and the Wisemen Ornament.  I used some shiny metallic gold to mat my ornament and I used the new Matting Circle Dies to cut the ornament, and the Circle Ornament Dies from last year to mat it.  I love how these two sets of dies perfectly mat with eachother!!!  I heat embossed both images in gold and instead of showing the entire ornament, I decided to focus on the "Merry Christmas" font, so I used a Spellbinders Petite Oval Lg. die to cut a window, and mounted the Merry Christmas behind it.  I then framed it with gold metallic paper by cutting an oval frame with the Petite Oval Small and Large.  I embossed the Merry Christmas with a Sizzix folder and added some Pine Bough die cuts from the Fancy Foliage Dies which I cut from white and also gold as just a little shadow.  The vertical gold lines on the left are stickers and the gold pearls are from Michael's.  While the card may look a little fussy, it is quite flat and mailable, so that makes me happy!  :)

To wrap up, here are the new ODBD products I used today:

 




 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit my DT sisters below:

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

Blessings,

39 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Fabulous projects, Grace!! I love the layers, layout, and beautiful flowers on the first and the gold and white on the 2nd is stunning!!! Way to kick off the release!!!!! HUGS!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful samples, Grace! I love the clock embossed in white and love how you just took part of the ornament for your greeting! Fabulous!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh wow!!! Grace! These are so gorgeous! The first one is shabby gorgeousness! :) And the second one is so clean and crisp and beautiful!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards. My fave is the first one--love the white embossing on black for the clock and all the flowers.

nancyparker55 said...

Oh my! These are stunning!

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous projects, Grace! Love the clock embossed on black with your beautiful vintage design for the first card! Cutting the sentiment from the ornament for your second card is so creative and shows the flexibility of the stamps! Stunning as always, my friend! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your projects are stunning as always Grace!! I love the Merry Christmas in the oval and the monochromatic colors of the second and the vintage flair with the colors, details, and layout is gorgeous on the first!! Gorgeous as always my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Jan Castle said...

Stunning cards! Love everything about both of them!!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Sherry said...

love both cards!! love the stamps used on the time card and the stamps and colors on the Christmas card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two gorgeous creations Grace! I love all the details on both of them!

laughingstamper said...

Grace, your art work is always so pretty! The clock card is very elegant and beautiful! The Christmas card is also elegant. I like your use of texture. The use of the Merry Christmas ornament is very smart as well as the gold shadow of the pine branches!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace...What beautiful cards...I LOVE them both..would be a hard pick, They are both so Gorgeous!!
Hugs

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful cards! Love them both.

lisa808 said...

Two stunning cards!

Vicki Romaine said...

Both are pretty but that Christmas one really catches my eye.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are equally stunning Grace! I don't think I can choose a favorite, I love the flowers and shabby style of the first card, and I love the white and gold of the second card, so clean and crisp!

Saints Rule! said...

What a lovely way to start the hop Grace... from the lush flowers on your first project to the fabulous glittery gold details on the second... THEY JUST PLAIN ROCK!!!!

Hannah Means said...

Oh what beautiful cards! I especially like the one with the wise men!

Kelley said...

Grace, as always, your cards are beautiful, and so full of texture and details!!

Kelley said...

Grace, as always, your cards are beautiful, and so full of texture and details!!

Kelley said...

Grace, as always, your cards are beautiful, and so full of texture and details!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are fabulous. I love the new stamps, especially the clock.

Christine Kosmak said...

Oh, I so wish that I could afford to buy all of these die/stamps etc, but being on a carers pension, Its getting difficult. After seeing all of the gorgeous cards etc that all of you make with them It gets depressing that I can't afford them. Thanks for sharing these though!!!!

SarahGeorge said...

Fantabulous!!! Grace as always :) Loved the first one :) Gorgeous!!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are absolutely picture perfect with such lovely details! Love how you used the Merry Christmas ornament as only a sentiment!

Maxine D said...

Oh Grace these are beautiful - love the gold and white card! It's a stunner.
Blessings
Maxine

slbela59 said...

beautiful! I already ordered and can't wait to receive them! thank you for sharing and chance to win!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, like the way you have tucked the sentiment on the first one and the gold accenting is lovely on the second!

Patsy Behrendt said...

A lot of times I look at the new cards and think "Cute" or "very nice" and move on. But then one day, I look and it takes my breath! Both of these cards are great but I have to say that the gold and white absolutely knocks my Christmas socks off!! Fantastic!! This is a card that I would definitely "case" or as I would say COPY. I love it!! Between you and ODBD, this just gets better and better!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with this of us who are talent-challenged!! And Merry Christmas to you!

Christine Junge said...

All the time God is good! I really love the Christmas ornament, maybe we can make some at Thanksgiving!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning projects Grace! Love all the layers and vintage style of the God's Timing card - great use of the ODBD Chalkboard paper too! The crisp clean layered look of your Christmas card is lovely as well!

E. Marie said...

Grace, both cards are stunning. I love them!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh wow these two cards are so gorgeous.

Becky said...

wow Grace, these are stunning. Love them both.,

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are gorgeous, Grace! The first is beautiful w/ the papers and stitching and I love the gold embossing on the second.

JD/ Jill said...

Both these cards are so pretty. Like the pretty colors in the first, and the second with the white and gold is so elegent...so very nicely done!

Lisa Lara said...

Wowee.............God certainly is good all the time. I love that sentiment. Such a beautiful card Grace. I love the flowers. I love all the gold on the Christmas card. Beautiful. The embossed bg adds that little extra.

~Tammy~ said...

Two beautifully composed cards!

GAZ said...

Your cards are awesome. You are very creative and I love the colors you use. Thanks for all you share! Glenda J