Hello everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January release!
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Now on to my cards:
For the above card, I used Just a Note, and Faithful Fish Pattern Die, as well as previous releases: Vintage Flourish Pattern Die and Beautiful Borders. I began with a Regal Rose base top fold A2 card. For my background, I inked my fish pattern die with Worn Lipstick Distress ink before running it through my die cut machine. This put a little color in to the debossed pattern. Please note: This die is designed to deboss the fish and the dots around the outside border of the die, but I passed mine through the machine several times and then simply pierced my border holes out. I like the way it looks this way! I popped the fish pattern up with dimensionals, then added the pink Beautiful Border which I laced up with 1/8" ribbon. I popped up the image on the mat and mounted that on top of the fish pattern. I stamped the image with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and then colored it lightly with Copics. I cut the panel with the Vintage Flourish Pattern die and popped that up with dimensionals on a Spellbinders Majestic Label Twenty Five.
For my next sample, I went from fairly clean to shabby and distressed.
For this card, I used Music Speaks for my image and sentiment. I stamped with brown Memento ink white card stock, and colored with Copics, then I distressed edges, crumpled up a few wrinkles and sponged with various distress inks. The sentiment is cut with a Vintage Label, and distressed, then popped up on dimensionals over the lace trim. The card base is Baked Brown Sugar, and the designer paper is g.c.d.studios - Botanique. I used a scrap of blue designer paper and lightly stamped the It Is Well With My Soul Hymn Background with Distress ink. I layered up my papers and decided to tuck in two of last month's tickets from Admit Three, and cut them with the ticket die in the Mini Tags Die set. I did my first "wandering" stitch technique on this card and I wanted to go a second time around but my machine was not liking this paper and I was afraid I'd ruin it, so I stuck to just one row of wandering stitches. My wrinkled seam binding also anchors a little bird's nest charm from Prima.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please stop by my DT sisters' Blogs to view all the inspiration they have to share with you!