Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome to the February ODBD Release!

ODBD stamps: Miss You, Life is a Gift, designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD Feb. release!

I don't know about you, but I am really going to be ready for spring this year!  Here in sunny NC, we've had a really bad year for sickness and lots of dreary days!  So I was very happy when the new ODBD sets were revealed, because they make me think of a beautiful wildflower meadow in the springtime!  I have hope that spring is just around the corner!

Anyway... if you have not had a chance to view the full release, your might can see it HERE.

As always, there are prizes for viewing and commenting on the DT posts:

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 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 February 2, 2015 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my first card above,  I used Miss You for my image, and Life is a Gift for my sentiment.  I love the solid silhouette image for it's many possibilities.  Here, I first masked off an oval (cut with a Spellbinders Petite Oval large) and sponged lightly with distress inks in Broken China and Shaded Lilac.  Then I stamped the image slightly off to the side with Midnight Muse Ink.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom and matted with Night of Navy and Periwinkle card stock.  The ribbon is really pretty two toned wired ribbon from my local store, and the pearls are from AC Moore.  This is a simple card but I do love how it came out.

For my next card, I used Miss You and stamped it with ColorBox Pigment ink "Moss", then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut it with a Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy die.  My card base is Neenah Solar White 140 lb card stock.  On that I layered a piece of yellow card stock from my stash.  Next, I used the SB Heirloom Legacy die for the fancy matting.    On that I layered an ODBD  Doily die cut from American Crafts Welcome Spring design paper.  I cut the die cut in half so I could spread it out to frame my oval the way I wanted.  I popped the oval up on dimensionals.  Next I cut the new and wonderful Happy Birthday Dies from a scrap of Yellow, and from a scrap of green card stock.  I used the green slightly offset to create a shadow for my yellow layer to make it stand out a bit more.  I painted the words with Wink of Stella clear glitter but it does not show in the photo.  :(  I punched 3 tiny butterflies with my MS Punch and glittered them too, and added a little bling, ribbon and flower to embellish.
ODBD stamps: Miss You, Happy Birthday Word dies, Doily Dies, designed by Grace Nywening

In case you missed it, here is a sneak peek I did this week using these dies in a fun and different way:

ODBD Happy Birthday  Dies, designed by Grace Nywening
If you'd like more info on how I created this card you can read about it HERE


Here are the links to the rest of the team!  Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment to qualify for one of the prizes!!! 

Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Julie * Grace * Chris * Lisa * Angie * Silke * Wanda * Sabrina * Audrey
Thank you so much for visiting!!!
Blessings,

51 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, I love them all!! Your first card, with the beautiful blues, soft sponging, and clever CAS design looks amazing! LOVE the springtime colors of the 2nd....so cheerful and gorgeous!! Your sneak peek is so creative and fun....loved it!! HUGS!!!

Lois said...

You used one of my favorite techniques of reverse masking on your first card, Grace -- a real beauty!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Grace, your creations are beautiful. My favorite ones is the first with the blue bow. Loved the sponging effect!

Becky said...

All of your creations are gorgeous Grace. I love that top one, very elegant.

Melissa T. said...

I love the idea of masking an oval and then stamping! What a great way to add detail. And your second card with the yellow is nice and cheery. Thank you for sharing! :)

Patty said...

All beautiful cards!! I am in love with your first one especially!!

Becky said...

As always Grace, I am in awe of your talent and interpretation with each creation you make. I love how you used the Queen Anne's Lace image with the inked oval....so elegant. Another must have for my collection !

Dawn said...

lovely samples, Grace! love the simplicity of the first. your peek card is wonderful!!

Sheila said...

The use of the Queen Anne's Lace with the ink oval...very rich! The other cards are fantastic...

Jan said...

All absolutely beautiful cards, but I keep going back to the first one. That blue really catches my eye and you have made that stamp totally POP. Gorgeous!

Pattie J. said...

beautiful cards. I especially love the first one. Blue is favorite color. a well done distressing for the sky. an love that image to set it off.

Judy Hall said...

I love the way you off-set the stamp on the oval. Beautiful cards.

Roseanna C said...

Love all your cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Grace! Love the masking & sponging on your first and the bright spring colors on the other two. Such fun cards!

Miesje said...

Oh Grace, these are so very pretty! Wonderful techniques too.

Angelica Schmidt said...

All your cards are absolutely beautiful Grace! Have a Blessed day!

Becky Kortman said...

Nice samples.
I like the rainbow one with the ballon. I've always liked rainbows. They remind me of God's love for us through his promises.

Audrey Ann said...

Grace - your creations always inspire me - your first is so striking - what a beautiful card! The next just makes me smile - the colors are so bright and fun, and your design is beyond creative. Then there's your sneak peak - which I did miss - so am glad to see it now. What a wonderful use of color - your balloons are perfection!
Blessings!
Audrey

Alan Nywening said...

Beautiful cards as always. Love the colors on the first one.

April said...

These are so lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am impressed that even Alan left a comment for you...if my husband did, I think I would fall over. LOL! Not to prone to go on the computer.

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Grace!! I just love the springy colors and the textures of the second. The first, though, is my fave!! I just love the blue with the stamping outside of the sponged oval and the luscious bow. Breath taking design my friend!!

I hope you are having a good Sunday!!
TTYT!

hugs,
Chris

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, Grace, how cute that Al left you a comment!! What a sweetie! I just love your cards for the release and love how clever you are with the various techniques, making these new stamps and dies really shine! I love each one! Warm hugs, sweet friend!!

stamper101 said...

lovely cards - great job!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I love them all.

Sarah said...

Grace, I love both cards, so beautiful. Great job, Sarah W

Gina Ables said...

Grace does it again, but I'm not surprised. I always love looking at your cards. The cards you've created with the new set are beautiful. I love how the stamp is offset with the blue sponged oval and that gorgeous bow.

Irish Cherokee said...

Hello Grace. Your first card is a very stately and sophisticated beauty. I don't often see a card so well balanced and thought out. Excellent.
Your second card is bright and gay. The die cuts and colors are terrific choices. Also excellent. - Jim

Heather said...

Very pretty!! I love the simplicity of that first one. Simple, but really striking!

Mary Roberson said...

I love the bright and cheerful colors you selected. I am also ready for Spring! Pretty card:)

Pamela Haskin said...

Grace, your cards are wonderful, as always! I especially like the first one with the oval-color on the background. I have several stamps that I've not had much luck with, but this is the perfect solution! Your card is going in my inspiration folder.

Sue D said...

Wonderful birthday card designs!

Ann said...

Hi Grace, love the rainbow background you used on the 3rd card, and fun ways you used the "Happy Birthday" die. Lovely new releases.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork Grace! Love the monochromatic blues to the colorful springtime yellows and greens! Love your creative style!

vickienipp said...

the cards are beautiful love the dies thank your for sharing your creativity

Jean Bullock said...

Even I am usually drawn to cards with die cuts on them, I fell in love with the white and dark blue card. What gorgeous stamping . I love the balance and beauty of this card. Your other cards are beautiful too, but the blue one speaks to me. Well done.

Lisa Lara said...

These spring and happy creations just make me smile. So lovely Grace. Just love all that luscious blue.

Cathymac said...

What beautiful samples, Grace! Love the masked oval behind the wildflowers on the first and the beautiful layered dies and sparkle on the second! Always gorgeous and inspiring, my sweet friend! Hugs!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work. The first one really grabbed my attention. I love the whole layout. The reverse masking is awesome.

Bernadette Shisler said...

Lovely cards, Grace! My favorite is the last one with the watercoloring and balloons. I loved how simply you watercolored, yet it made the card really cheery and bright. Perfect for kids' birthdays!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the stamping against the oval background but off centered, so pretty, great framing on the second and love the water color birthday!!

Leanne said...

Beautiful creations as always

Mehrll said...

Beautiful birthday card. The colors are unique together. Good use of dies. Love the first one too.

Greta said...

Wonderful cards! I especially like how you stamped the flowers on the first one! Thanks for the inspiration!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

You are so talented. Love these cards.

Silke Ledlow said...

Pure gorgeousness....love all the different techniques you have used on your cards! Hugs ~S~

Maxine D said...

Grace I love your first card - the blues you have used are perfect together.
Blessings
Maxine

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Grace your cards are all so different and all so beautiful!!! I love you you did the HB die in two different colors on that second card! It's subtle but packs a punch!

SarahGeorge said...

Such pretty creations Grace. Especially the blue one is simply superb!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Be still my heart! Grace, sweet friend, you have done it again! Such gorgeous samples for this release, I sure cannot pick a favorite as they all are absolutely amazing! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty cards, Grace! Wonderful way to showcase the new February release! Love the simplicity to your monochromatic card!