Sunday, March 1, 2015

Welcome to the ODBD March release!

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD March release!  I know we are ALL ready for spring here in the US!  So I had fun playing with new springy colored papers, images and dies!  If you haven't had a chance to view the entire release, you can do so HERE.  Before I give details on my cards, here is info you need to know so you can qualify to win one of the prizes this month:

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 March 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 March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Now.... on to my card. 
For the card above, I used a step fold to create my layered scene.  I used lots of new ODBD products, and several past releases as well.  I stamped the basket from Basket of Blessings with Memento Ink and colored with Copics, then fussy cut it.  I cut several rows of grass from Mellow Moss card stock using the new ODBD Custom Grass Die, and sponged the grass with Always Artichoke Ink.  I used some of the new Shabby Rose Paper Collection, as well as scraps from past releases Christian Faith collection and Blooming Garden collection and used the new ODBD Custom Egg Die to cut 2 sizes of eggs from the various patterned papers.  I also stamped the sentiment from Happy Resurrection Day and cut with the past release, ODBD Custom Pennant Die. I stamped the tiny tag sentiment using the Mini Tag Sentiments set, and cut it with the ODBD Custom Mini Tag Die set.  I cut the ODBD Fence Die from white card stock and sponged a sky for my back panel using Soft Sky ink and a template from Rosy's Road Show.  Then I simply began layering all the different elements until I completed the scene.  I decided to add a few tiny punched flowers and added Stickles to the centers for a little shimmer.  This was a fun card to make!

EDITED to add measurements for this card:

I have been asked about the measurements on this card so here is what I did, though you could make it any measurements you want as long as they create the mountain and valley layout.

I started with a 5 1/2" x 10 7/8" piece of card stock.  From the left on the long side, I scored at:
1 1/4", 2 1/2", 6", and 8 1/2"

Here is a side view to show you the hills and valley to this fold.

Here is my second card:


For my next card, I stamped the new He is Risen Chalkboard with Memento Black ink, and then chose 2 soft Copic colors to color in some of the words.  My card base is Blushing Bride, and the gorgeous patterned paper is from the brand new and wonderful ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  Oh I love this paper!!!  I topped it with a past release, Decorative Corner Dies and the Ornamental Crosses Dies.  I die cut the large white cross from white card stock, then I embossed the die again on a soft green card stock, and hand cut the outline of that embossed cross.  This way I had the effect of embedded green behind the white, which popped it off the background a little bit.  I used the ODBD Fancy Foliage Die to cut the flourish, and added three tiny blossoms from the Ornamental Cross Die set, which I cut from Blushing Bride, and sponged with Distress Tattered Rose ink.  I added some bling and ribbon from Recollections. 

Here is a recap of the new ODBD products I used today:


199528220  199528290  199528223  199528293 
199528242
 


And.... in case you missed my sneak peek this week, you can scroll down one post to see the details on this card, made with Christ the Lord Background and Happy Resurrection Day:


Be sure to visit my DT sisters for more inspiration, and so you don't miss a chance to win, leave a little love for each one!
Julie * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Grace * Angie * Lisa * Sabrina
Silke * Chris * Wanda * Audrey
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings,

44 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

GASP!! All three of your projects are incredible!! The first has so many beautiful details, I could study it for hours...wow!!! LOVE the 2nd....the chalkboard stamp along with the soft colors and perfect die choices....my heart has been melted down!! Your sneak peek is so gorgeous too....love the colors and how you embellished the background.....thanks for the inspiration on how to get the most out of this stamp!! HUGS!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous creations! The details on the first card are amazing, and the chalkboard mixed with the muted colors is perfect!

Dawn said...

Grace, what an awesome step card! Your basket looks real, colored beautifully!! Love all the grass!!!
Your second card is a beautiful design to highlight He is Risen!

Audrey Ann said...

Awe Grace - what beauties you have created! Your step card is sooooooo beautifully done. I am in love with it! Your basket is colored beautifully, and the grasses, fence and pretty flowers take this over the top for me. Your second has a bit of a shabby vibe - love how you softly colored the His is Risen stamp. Gorgeousness all around!!
Hugs & Blessings,
Audrey

Anita Braddock said...

Wow How amazing is your Cards. Love the layering and the style of card is super it looks like a yard full of joy for the kids the new dies and stamps are perfect. thanks for sharing your Beautiful cards.

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, what a great job on all three cards. I have to say my favorite is the last one. Love the pairing of both the stamped flowers and the flower embellishment. Beautiful.

Sabrina said...

What a lovely use of the stairstep format to create your sweet Easter garden, Grace. I love the little flowers tucked into the basket alongside the eggs.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, your step card is amazing! I love how you've colored the basket to give it such depth!! Stunning! And I love both cards...each beautiful and with the wonderful message of the resurrection of Jesus!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Stampin Dawg said...

I cannot say enough good things about your cards, so I'll just keep it simple & say, you're amazing! Can you please tell me the dimensions & score lines of your step card for the basket? Thanks!

mungomom said...

All three of your cards are just beautiful and inspiring. The coloring of the basket looks so real in the first card. Love the use of the chalkboard in the second card, along with the beautiful cross.
The very spring-like colors of the third card are beautiful against the Christ the lord is Risen Today background.

Becky said...

Once again Grace you have taken it over the top. All 3 cards are breathtaking. Your creations always give me so much inspiration.

lisa808 said...

Awesome step card.

E. Marie said...

Grace, I had already enjoyed your sneak peek, but all of your cards are so lovely. Your step card really shows off the lovely new papers, stamps, and dies. Adding the pastel coloring on the chalkboard image really helped soften it to blend in with the lovely background. Gorgeous!

Christine said...

What a treat for the eyes! I teach and am very partial to the chalkboard stamp!

April said...

Your cards are beautiful as always! Just love them!

Heather said...

Wow!! All three are amazing! That scene you created on the first card is awesome! Love the little blades of grass sticking out of the basket.

Bonnie Strebe said...

I am partial to the stair step cards, so I really love the Easter basket. The other cards are really nice too.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your projects are absolutely stunning Grace!! I just love the stair step with all the exquisite details, textures, dimension and use of colors and dp!! The chalkboard is so elegant and soft with the pastel pink which makes the sentiment pop!! Gorgeous addition of details too!! The third is equally as beautiful with the purple and yellow combo and your gorgeous coloring and addition of the flowers!! Stunning work as always my friend!! You are always an inspiration!! TTYT!
hugs,
Chris

Heidi Stamps said...

The music background card is beautiful! TFS!

Pamela Haskin said...

Your cards are wonderful! I especially like the fun folds on your step card. And, what a great coloring job you did on your basket. Wish you could have seen me when I saw it. I took my glasses and leaned into my screen to try and see just how you did the coloring. LOL Very pretty.

craftymom205 said...

Love all your cards. Just gorgeous.

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Sue D said...

Great variety of Easter cards.

Debbie said...

These are all amazing, but I really love the chalkboard stamp and the hymn! Wonderful cards!

LaDawn said...

Love the grass card. I am especially fond of the chalkboard card. Thanks

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, Grace, your projects are all so inspiring and so gorgeous!! Especially love your chalkboard creation!

patsking said...

Your step card is amazing

SarahGeorge said...

Wow! such a fabulous idea to create a step card with layered scenery! Simply awesome! Love your second card too Grace, the chalk board effect is lovely on it!

Shelia said...

These are all such beautiful cards. I really like the side step card and the adorable scene you created!

Lisa Lara said...

Such beautiful creations Grace. I especially love your step fold scene. WOW.

Conniecrafter said...

such a fantastic step card, perfect for this theme and I love the softness of the second card with the chalkboard look, pretty detail with the cross too!

Greta said...

Your cards are so inspiring! I love that you added some color to the chalkboard stamp!

Christine Junge said...

Oh I love the basket! It's sooo cute! The cross is awesome too. Great job!!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous designs. Love the step card filled with flowers and eggs.

April Lattanzi said...

All the cards are lovely, from the fence with the grass and eggs to He is Risen Chalkboard.

Sherry said...

all 3 cards are just breathtaking!!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace!

I miss you, Honey!! I haven't been on the computer more than a few minutes here and there for quite a while!You and your husband have been in my prayers often.

In the meantime, your art is still amazing! I love all 3 of these beautiful cards! The first card has so many beautiful colors and patterns! I love how you made sure that the REAL reason for Easter was mentioned!

The 2nd card gave me an "Old Time Church" feeling. I love the Scripture shared here! The cross is so detailed and beautiful. The small spring flowers are a colorful addition to the message shared. I love your gentle use of colors here, also!

And, the last one, WOW! I love the different stamped flowers, the sheet music where the title is so clearly seen by all!I love how you added the tag saying "He IS Risen!" and the ribbon and paper flowers add so much to this truly special card.

3 different cards. One Amazing message! I hope to write to you soon, My Friend.

His,
Traci Starkweather

Graciellie Ch said...

What a wonderful display of talent and creativity! Love the colorful designs and how you showcased the lovely new release! I'm very inspired!!! Hugs, Gracie / ODBD CT

Graciellie Ch said...

What a wonderful display of talent and creativity! Love the colorful designs and how you showcased the lovely new release! I'm very inspired!!! Hugs, Gracie / ODBD CT

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! Your Easter basket card is so fun w/ all the levels and images you used on it. Your chalkboard card is just fabulous! Love the colors & embellishing w/ the cross, corner & vine.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! Your Easter basket card is so fun w/ all the levels and images you used on it. Your chalkboard card is just fabulous! Love the colors & embellishing w/ the cross, corner & vine.

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful colors and projects that make me smile! Your chalkboard card is so fun and your use of dies exquisite! I must say the step card is a personal fav. Can't wait to see some real "grass" instead of snow!

Grace said...

In answer to your question Stampin Dawg, I have added the measurement and score line details to my post. I tried to find a way to contact you and left a comment on your blog but hopefully you will check back and see it added. Thanks for the question! Hope you'll give it a try!

Grace

Cathymac said...

WOW, Grace…all of your release projects are gorgeous! I especially love the step card..wonderful depth and very creative! Your other two cards are so elegant with beautiful springy colors and accents. Love the way you inked up the Christ the Lord background stamp with a variation of color and your coloring is gorgeous as always! Hugs, my friend!

Kelley said...

WOWZERS! The more I look at these wonderful cards the more details I find on them! Awesome spring and Easter cards! Great job!