Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to the April ODBD Release!

ODBD Stamps: How Sweet the Sound, ODBD Dies: Layered Lacey Squares, Beautiful Borders, Fancy Foliage, Gilded Gate, Designed by Grace Nywening

Hello friends!   Welcome to the ODBD April release! 

I hope you've had the chance to see the full release.  If not, you can see it all HERE.  

As always, you have the opportunity to win some prizes just for visiting the design team's blogs and leaving a comment.  You will love the inspiration you will see on this hop!  Here are the details on how to win:

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 April 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my card above I used the wonderful How Sweet the Sound set for my sentiment.  I also used the GORGEOUS Layered Lacey Squares dies.  *Swoon*!  I love this new die set and of course, I'm in love with the stamps too!  Past releases I used include Beautiful Borders dies (cut 2 so both front and back are on the lacey border), Gilded Gate Die, Fancy Foliage Dies, and the Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I love the softness of this paper pack!  To embellish this card I used some gauze, flowers from Wild Orchid and Prima, and the flourish from the Fancy Foliage Die set.  I kept the colors just blue and white for a calming feel.

Here are the New Release products used on this card:

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ODBD stamps, April Showers, ODBD dies, ODBD DP, designed by Grace Nywening

For my second card, I used the new Umbrella Die, the April Showers stamp set, and the Shabby Rose Paper Collection.  I wanted to create a sort of Victorian look to my umbrella/parasol, so I cut the base umbrella from brushed gold paper, layered with the tiny rose print from the Shabby Rose Paper Collection, and then added a little lace to the bottom.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on another piece of design paper from the same pack, and backed it with more of the same lace.  I embellished the umbrella handle with a spray of tiny silk flowers and a hand died wrinkled seam binding bow.  I wanted the paper to really show so I did not add tons of layers or "stuff" but chose some pearls from  ZVA Creative.  I like how it simple but feminine it came out.

Here are the NEW Release products used on this card:

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  Here is the list of Designers participating in this hop:

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings,




47 comments:

Sabrina said...

The first card is so crisp looking with the beautiful white lacy die-cuts - and the second card is so beautifully shabby-chic - love the lacy trim behind the umbrella.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Both of your cards are incredible!!! Chock full of elegant details, gorgeous papers, and I love all of the dies you have combined...wow!! Fabulous job as usual, darlin'! HUGS!!!

Lorraine said...

Lovely cards with the new ODBD designs. Both are elegant and inspirational.

Ginny maxam said...

Grace, such Beautiful and inspiring cards, I love the colors you chose and the elements, perfect for the verses and sentiments!!
Ginny M

Nancy said...

So elegant and inspiring! Gorgeous designs!

Becky said...

Good morning Grace;
What amazing cards you have created for this release. Both of these are so elegant.

Cathymac said...

Both of your cards are incredibly gorgeous Grace! Love your use of all the dies, and the little bit of lace on the umbrella is such a beautiful, vintage touch! Every detail on both cards is perfect, my friend! Hugs!

Earline said...

Love the soft look of your cards especially your shabby rose one. Will keep you in my prays. Be bless.

Marsha said...

So beautiful! I love the lace on the inside of the umbrella. Love the soft colors.

Earline said...

Love the soft look of your cards especially your shabby rose one. Will keep you in my prays. Be bless.

Lois said...

Beautiful card in soft colors. You combined the stamps, die cuts and pretty papers just perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Loved how you dressed up these dies, especially the nice umbrella with the lace and flowers. Beautiful. Gina B.

Graciellie Ch said...

Oh Grace, your cards are so elegant and pretty! Love the soft monochromatic look of the first one and the warm, feminine tones of the second one. Thanks for always sharing projects that inspire us so. Hugs, Gracie.

kellyjean said...

Amazing! Always amazing! Love love love the little touch of lace under your umbrella!

Pamela Haskin said...

Grace, your cards are wonderful, as always! I especially like the lace peaking from beneath your umbrella on your second card.

Pattie J. said...

Love your soft blue, and that frame is special. beautiful flowers to accent the lace. with a perfect sentiment. the second card is a sweet soft vintage, I can picture Pride an Prejudice ladies caring this umbrella, and the prints in their dresses.

JD/ Jill said...

Both of your cards are so beautifully done (as always)
love the colors and layout that you used!

Joan V said...

Gorgeous cards. The gated fencing popped right out at me with the verse on your first card. So well thought out and designed. The second is so darling and shabby chic. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

kendell said...

Awesome Cards

Sarosa said...

Lovely cards ... love the top card with the background that is reminiscent of waves ... thinking of John Newton's past as a slave ship owner...

JoAnn said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite. I love all the details and of course part of the Amazing Grace hymn sentiment.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such gorgeous cards, Grace!! I just love the first one with the blue, layering of the dies, and sheer elegance. Gorgeous framing!!

The second, is also so elegant!! I love the umbrella with the showering of pearls. So feminine!!
hugs,
Chris

Maxine D said...

You may swoon at the new products, Grace, but I am swooning over your beautiful cards - love the umbrella one, is is truly swoon-worthy!
Blessings
Maxine

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards - love the details. Thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards. I like the papers and embellishments.

Ann said...

Beautiful cards with lovely details. The design papers you used are so sweet.

Alicia Merline said...

The lace peeking out from the bottom of the umbrella is so sweet.

Laurie B. said...

These are both gorgeous. Love the lace peeking out of the umbrella edge.

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely love your creative style Grace! These cards prove my point! Such lovely, elegant and creative artwork!

E. Marie said...

Grace, your cards are so pretty. Love the colors and dies used on the first. Beautiful paper piecing on the second and love how you have the lace peeking from under the umbrella and sentiment.

Pages with Paula said...

Your cards are beautiful! Amazing Grace is one of my favorite songs. I love the lace and flowers on your umbrella.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love how you used the gray Grace. So elegant. Love that umbrella.

Audrey Ann said...

Grace, your cards are breathtaking! That first card is beyond gorgeous - I'm in love with the soft colors and wonderful sentiment for starters, then there's the amazing florals, perfectly placed die cuts and border - what can I say - it's super special! And I am also in love with your second card - and how you used the lace, pearls and flowers - you're such an inspiration!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Conniecrafter said...

They are lovely, like your use of the gate on the first too, and your second is so pretty with the paper piecing and the flowers along the handle, like the gold embossing too!

Dawn said...

oh-my-wow!!
both are just absolutely gorgeous, Grace!! I love the lace peeking out of the umbrella and the flowers on the handle!
fabulous samples!!

Regena said...

Both ur cards are amazing!! such talent!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are gorgeous, Grace! Love the floral corsage and soft blue of the first and the sweet umbrella w/ the flowers & pearls is lovely.

Patty said...

Wowzer!! Both gorgeous, stunning, elegant cards!!

Anita Braddock said...

Gorgeous cards each card has its own uniqueness and the layering and added Embellishments give that special touch. thanks for sharing.

Wanda Cullen said...

Grace, you've done it again! Over the top gorgeous creations that have my jaw on the floor! LOVE your cards!

April said...

These are gorgeous! Love them!

Kim P said...

Such beautiful soft colors and gorgeous details!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love the lacy look on both cards. I especially like your Victorian umbrella. I think you nailed the look you were after with that card. Great colors on your blue card. You pulled off the monochromatic look really well. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Deb said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Love the elegant look on the first...such perfect colors and balanced design! The umbrella card is another elegant beauty with the added pearls and flowers! Happy Easter...hugs ~S~

Irish Cherokee said...

Two gorgeous cards Grace. Love both of them. Have a very Happy Easter.

Blessings
Jim

Kelley said...

Grace, I totally love both the cards and I am so thankful you sent me that beautiful rose card. I really adore it!!! Both cards are so pretty!!