Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome to the ODBD Dec. Release!

ODBD Stamps: Let it Snow, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD December release! If you have not had a chance to view the entire release, you might want to pop on over to the ODBD Blog to see it all.  Here are the details for how you might win one of the prizes up for grabs this month:

Three randomly selected winners will each 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 just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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Now on to my cards...
For the card above, I used the new Let it Snow set.  I stamped with Memento and colored with Copics, then went over the silver parts with a Wink Of Stella glitter pen.  I marked on the back of my paper where the bells were and then hand embossed them from the back to give them some depth.  I love the effect even though I can't really capture it with the camera.   I also used some past releases on this card, including the Sparkling Star Die and the Vintage Labels Dies.  I cut two of the stars, one from glitter paper, and one from white, then I stamped my sentiment and colored the star to match the designer paper, which was last month's release, the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2014.
For my next card, I used the gorgeous new Gilded Gate Die, and two of the mini sentiments from the Mini Tag Sentiments set.   I cut them with two different mini tags from the Mini Tags Die set.  I LOVE these little sentiments and I know I will use them over and over!  I also used an older stamp called Garden Path.  I stamped this beautiful image on watercolor paper with Archival ink and watercolored with Derwent Inktense pencils and then shaded and colored the sky with pastel chalks.  My picture seems to wash out the colors a bit but in real life I love how this came out and how perfectly the path lines up with the gate!  I cut the Gilded Gate from black card stock and tied the little sentiments to a tiny spray of flowers with some fine gold cording.  This card is 5x7" and is matted with metallic brushed gold.  The dp is from Hobby Lobby, Paper Studio.

ODBD stamps: Garden Path, Mini Tag Sentiments, designed by Grace Nywening



ODBD stamps: Garden Path, Mini Tag Sentiments, designed by Grace Nywening


To re-cap, here are the new ODBD products used today:

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I hope you enjoyed my samples today!  

 Be sure to visit my DT sisters and leave a comment so you don't miss a chance to win!

Julie * Chris * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Paula * Angie * Lisa * Audrey 
Silke * Wanda * Grace * Gracie (Guest Designer)
Blessings,

30 comments:

laughingstamper said...

Such lovely cards Grace! Love the added embossing on the first project! I was thinking just the same thing with the gate and image together on the second project. Nicely done...as usual!!!

Becky said...

I love your samples Grace! Love how you combined the gate with Garden Path and that design paper is stunning.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oooh, Grace!! Love them both so much! The sled is so gorgeous and I love how you used the stars for the sentiment!! The 2nd is amazing!!! LOVE how the new gate dies match this image so well!! Beautiful work!! HUGS!

Ann said...

Wonderful cards, love the little tags with the sentiments. The perfect touch to a card or project. Loving the new releases.

Tenia Nelson said...

What gorgeous cards!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are stunning Grace!! Your layouts and coloring are exquisite!! I especially love what you did with the gate!! You are so talented my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Graciellie Ch said...

Hello Grace, it's your long time fan Gracie here! Love both your cards, especially like how you added the tags to each of them! Hugs.

Donna Whitten said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Haskin said...

Grace, your cards are gorgeous! I especially like your idea of embossing the bells. And, the sentiment tag is great. That idea is going in my inspiration folder.
Your wrought iron fence looks great on your other card. Love the pink flowers peaking over the edge of it.

Christine Kiehl said...

WoW! oh wow! Yours are the first pair of cards; no joke; that I have seen crafted with scene prints on the base! Amazing! It can be done with serious class! Thank you for the inspiration!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Wonderful colors in your "Let it Snow" card! And I love how you combined the scene stamp with the gate die in your second card. Great watercoloring on that one, too. Tfs!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards, Love the colors.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, what beautiful cards! I love the winter sled and remember the days of using them up north! (Don't miss the snow now...hehe!) And I love the beautiful ODBD papers you've used. And your gate card is amazing with the beautiful scene and the wonderful gilded gate! How beautiful to use the flowers with the foliage, gold cord and mini tags! Stunning, my friend! Sending warm hugs!

Cathymac said...

Two gorgeous release creations, Grace! Love the texture and sparkle on your beautifully colored sled card, and the scene behind the gate is stunning. What encouragement this card will bring to the recipient! Hugs, my friend!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are beautiful Grace. I can't choose a favorite. I agree with you, I love embossing from the reverse side of the card stock for added texture, the bells are stunning! I've never had an opportunity to go sledding, I can imagine how fun it would be! You've done a wonderful job with coloring the scene, and how crafty to place the gilded gate and fence with that image . . . a perfect fit! I do like the mini tags and sentiments . . . reminds me a bit of the old days with Stampin' Up! Hugs sweet friend!!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are beautiful Grace. I can't choose a favorite. I agree with you, I love embossing from the reverse side of the card stock for added texture, the bells are stunning! I've never had an opportunity to go sledding, I can imagine how fun it would be! You've done a wonderful job with coloring the scene, and how crafty to place the gilded gate and fence with that image . . . a perfect fit! I do like the mini tags and sentiments . . . reminds me a bit of the old days with Stampin' Up! Hugs sweet friend!!!

Amy Marshall said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. Your coloring is incredible.

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful cards! The garden path background is the perfect match for the gate.

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, my sweet friend....both of your cards are simply beautiful! I especially love the second card...the *Garden Path* set was one of my very first ODBD Set (that's how I fell in love with ODBD) and I love how you matched it up with the new gate die...just brilliant :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Marianne Barkman said...

Grace, how do you do it? The cards are stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great choice of papers and coloring on both.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the gate in front of the scene and your added bouquet to frame the greetings.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful samples Grace - I L-O-V-E those mini tags and sentiments - what an inspired pairing!
Blessings
Maxine

Dawn said...

Two beautiful samples, Grace! Love that you embossed the bells too (I know it's so hard to photograph!!). Your gate scene is just too awesome!!

April said...

These are gorgeous cards! Love them!

Heather said...

These are beautiful! Love the scene you created with the gate dies. So fabulous!

JD/ Jill said...

What beautiful cards...especially love the second one...makes me want to get my stamp out...You have so inspired me.

Wanda Cullen said...

Grace, your sled card is gorgeous but have to say...the gate scene really took my breath away! Definitely a dirty creation - lol!

Saints Rule! said...

Love your use of the gate die! And your paper combo on the first is perfect!

Kelley said...

Grace, your sled card is so pretty, of course, but the Gate card is so awesome! Wonderful idea!!!