Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome to the ODBD January Release!

ODBD Stamps:  Just a Note designed by Grace Nywening

Hello everyone!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January release!

If you didn't see the entire release,  you might want to begin at the ODBD Blog
To be eligible to win one of THREE prizes of $25.00 Gift Certificates to be used toward the purchase of stamps at the ODBD Store, simply leave a comment on each of the designers blogs by Jan. 2, 2015, 9:00pm EST.  Three winners will be randomly chosen from comments on the designers blogs and the winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Jan. 3rd. Be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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!


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

62 comments:

Kathy S said...

Both beautiful but I think the pink is my favorite. Love the fish background and the dies. Perfect.

Audrey Ann said...

Happy New Year Grace!!!! I'm so inspired seeing your wonderful designs this month - no surprise there! Your first card blows me away. This is a serious beauty - the bright pink and touch of yellow in the image along with the die-cuts and beautiful simple floral spray all make it special. And your second card is AMAZING. Every detail on this shabby beauty is perfect. I see something new everytime I look! Thank you for all your inspiration throughout the year.
Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Sue G. said...

Oh Grace, you never disappoint!!! They are beautiful, your style is so formal and precise, they truly inspire!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous work, Grace! I am loving this new release. Your shabby card is stunning- so well done. Love all of the layers and texture. Happy New Year!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Happy New Year Grace!!! Oh my goodness! Your first card is so pretty in pink and white! The little rose buds are gorgeous! And your second card is so vintage and soft and shabby and stunning!!! Absolutely LOVE it!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so beautifully done, Grace. I especially love the layout and colors of the second one.

Paula Hymel said...

Oh, Mrs. Grace, so beautiful as always. Can't wait to grab these sets. Love em all!

Becky said...

Happy New Year my dear sister in Christ! Starting the New Year out right with these stunning cards. Love that first one, how you inked the die. And love the second shabby chic one too..
sending you hugs & blessings.

TLady said...

LOVELY JOB!!!!!!!!!! Your first card with the Fish plate/die is FABULOUS! LOVE what you've done with it & your perfectly placed, perfect flowers are PERFECT! LOL Your second card looks WONDERFULLY VINTAGE!!!!!!!!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Melissa T. said...

The pink treble clef card is wonderful, loving the way the fish pattern coordinates with the fish on the treble clef. And the second card looks like I have reached into a trinket box and I am having a wonderful memory of a great time. Thank you for sharing. :)

joy said...

Both of your cards show beautifully how we can use the new stamp sets. My favorite is the second with all the layering.

TR said...

Came to leave a comment on how lovely your sample card on Our Daily Bread blog was, only to find out your second card is even more stunning. That pink and all that piercing is gorgeous!

Sillyfilly said...

Grace these cards are beautiful as always. I especially like the second card. Hope you have a Happy New Year! Praying for God's blessings on your life.

Debby said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Lauri Coons said...

Such pretty and feminine cards. Love them all.

Wanda Cullen said...

Grace, I love both of your contrasting styles and knew you would totally rock this release! :-) Love the bold pink and white in the first - great colors to highlight this gorgeous treble clef! The distressed, grunge look in the second card is equally beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Two very different looks but you've done a GREAT job with both. I don't usually like the distressed look that much but your second card is gorgeous! And the pink in the first card is so bright and cheerful - warms the heart on a cold winter day! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy New Year Sweet friend!! Was able to get an internet connection long enough to comment!! Miss you!!

Your cards are gorgeous as always!! I just love the trouble clef all in pink and the added flower detail and outlined fish!! The second has a very shabby chic feel.

Have a great New Year's my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you did the background on the first and the lovely flower arrangement to go with it, the second has a wonderful collage feel to it!

Sarah said...

Grace, both cards are beautiful but I like the pink one the best. Happy New Year, Sarah W

Ann said...

Adorable cards, I love the sweet feminine feel of these. Wonderful new releases too.

April said...

These are gorgeous cards! I love the brightness of the first one and the softness of the second. Great job! Happy New Year!

Lois Fusco said...

Happy New Year and many Blessings. Love the cards, love the colors and the one sort of has the vintage look that I love. Beautiful!

Marla said...

The vintage look of your second card is lovely! The bow and lace give a great look to this beautiful set. I love the music on blue. And the pink fish... Love them!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi grace...what an awesome way to start the New year...with two GORGEOUS cards!!! Wow on both...the brilliant colours on the treble clef, and your soft tones and layers on the second....could I choose between the two?...hmmm well I LOVE layers, and destressing...

Happy New Year...Hugs

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year Grace! Love your pink-a-licious card..great clean and simple lines! The vintage look on your second card is just gorgeous...great way to show case this new set! Hugs ~S~

Diane said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards....both so beautifully detailed...what a treat it will be for someone to receive these!!

Sue D said...

Love the pink on the first and the shabby, distressed layers on the second.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

Andrea H. said...

I had just been thinking it might be nice to ink the fish background before debossing. I'm happy to see an example of it! Very pretty!

Amy Marshall said...

Happy New Year! Loved both of your cards.

Jackie Waxler said...

Hi. Great cards and stamp sets. Thanks.

Saints Rule! said...

Love the fish plate! May have to do some ordering after looking at all of these fabulous projects!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Grace! Love the crisp look an lines on the top card and the shabby vintage feel to the bottom card!

Kandy Foote said...

Love your cards! Both are beautiful in different ways.

Deb said...

Both of your cards are Beautiful!

Queen Mary said...

Grace, I am not often speechless, but your pink card has left me mute. But for gratitude. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your technique with the fish background and for sharing the card as a whole. I don't always leave a comment on your blog as I should.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, these are both amazing...and so different! I love the vibrant color of your first one with the beautiful "note" image and lovely flowers. And your second is shabby chic - wow! I love it! Both stunning cards! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year, sweet friend! Hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, these are both amazing...and so different! I love the vibrant color of your first one with the beautiful "note" image and lovely flowers. And your second is shabby chic - wow! I love it! Both stunning cards! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year, sweet friend! Hugs!

Pat Bowman said...

These cards are both beautiful. I love the letterpress look on the first one!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning my sweet friend. I love the tiny rose buds on the first card and shabby always speaks to me . . . .both are fabulous!

Bobbi Miller said...

HI Grace, Happy New Year! Both cards are sop beautiful! I also love what you did with the fish border, by popping out those little holes. Very nice. And card # 2 is so soft and sweet. That little bird seems to be singing his little heart out. Very nice. I also love your new photo on your blog. The one in the upper left corner. You are one pretty lady! :-)

Suzi said...

You had some great toys/tools to work with, but you took them over the top with your designs and techniques. I need some lessons from you! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Oh wow Grace....this pink and white card is just gorgeous. I do love that treble clef and your design is beautiful.

Mary Roberson said...

Happy New Year, Grace. I am so very happy that I found your site. I too, am a child of God. Your cards are gorgeous! I especially like the first one. I'm off to start at the beginning so I can see the entire release. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pamela Haskin said...

Hi Grace, Your cards are wonderful. Love the flower and ribbon accent on the first one. It's the perfect finishing touch.
You shabby chic card is wonderful too. I try this style and often just end up with shabby. No chic. I'll be studying your card. ALso, I was asked to join the design team here. I was so very bummed to have to decline. I'm working on a manuscript with a deadline and couldn't make room. I was looking forward to working with you. Maybe another year.

changedbyHim said...

Your cards are a testimonial and I so appreciate that. More, More, More!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I like the pink one best too. I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all your creations.

christi said...

love the coloring on your cards. the first one is my fav. love bright colors.

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you created the pink fish background and famed the beautiful treble cleft with the sweet flowers and frame.

Cathymac said...

WOW, Grace…you've outdone yourself with this release! Love how you inked up the Fish Die for your beautiful background…love the pink with the pretty flowers. Your shabby card is just gorgeous…love the vintage look. Different styles, but both equally beautiful! Have a wonderful and blessed new year…hugs!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Shelia said...

Oh these are both so lovely!! I like how you used the faithful fish die on the first one!

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely cards. The second one is my favorite - I love the delightful layers.

Lois said...

Beautiful cards, Grace! I am really liking that large treble clef.

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors you used on both.

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Grace. Happy New Year. I love how you used that fun pink, made it elegant and with a purpose. I do love all the layers on the second and that sweet bird.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Sweet, sweet Grace, I wish you and your family the most wonderful and blessed Happy New Year! May God bless you beyond measure! My friend, your cards are beyond words, both of them, but the second one....sigh.....I just LOVE it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn said...

beautiful samples, Grace!!!

Kelley said...

LOVE the pink card!!!!! And the shabby chic card is so beautiful!!! Happy New Year!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Love them both, Grace!! The pink card is so cheerful and gorgeous....love the flower spray with the ribbon! The 2nd is a shabby delight....I need to take some lessons!! Fabulous job on both!! HUGS!!

JD/ Jill said...

Both beautiful cards...I love pink (My favorite color!) and I really like the "shabby" look...so you know I really like these.