Hello friends! Welcome to the ODBD May release!!! All of the DT are super excited about this month's release, and I think you will be too when you see all the awesome inspiration the team has for you!
Here are the details on how You can win some Stamp Bucks!
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 May 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
If you haven't had a chance to view the entire release, be sure to pop on over to the ODBD Blog to see it all!
Now on to my card above~ I used the new and wonderful Belles Vignes, Trois Jolis Papillons, and Psalm 23 for my stamps. I also used the matching dies, ODBD CustomTres Papillons, and another newly released die, ODBD Custom Birds and Nest, along with past releases, Fancy Foliage and Vintage Labels.
I started by stamping the beautiful vine corner image with White Craft Ink on a pale lavender paper. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder, and then sponged with Dusty Concord Distress ink, using a resist technique. I wanted a sort of ombre effect so I kept working more of the purple color in to the base of the image and then lightening the color the further away I went from that corner. I wiped any residual ink off the white embossed areas when I was finished sponging. Next I stamped Ps. 23 on vellum using ColorBox Violet Pigment Ink, and I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder very carefully so I did not over heat it or cause it to curl. I tore both sides and scored a line at the top and bottom where I would fold it over my card and adhere it to the back side. I wanted to not cover up the beautiful vine detail, but I wanted the words of the Psalm to sort of float on top of it so I thought the vellum was the perfect solution. ( I decided some crisp white behind the vellum would make the script show up better so I cut the largest die from the Vintage Labels Dies set and adhered that behind the vellum. Yes, I think that made it pop! ) I then stamped and heat embossed the butterflies in the same way as the Scripture, and die cut them with the matching Tres Papillons dies. I then turned them over and working from the back side, using my embossing tools and an embossing pad, I lightly embossed to make the vellum look whiter and also to give some dimension to the "spots" on the butterflies. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do this technique justice, but I like how it came out. I wanted to add some flowers to my vine as well, so I die cut the little flowers from the new Birds and Nest Die set and sponged the edges with ink, then spritzed with water, shaping them on my embossing pad. I glued the layers together and let dry before adhering them on my card. I added a few leave, some in card stock and some in vellum, which I cut from the Fancy Foliage Die set and decided to stop there.
For my next card, I used the newly released Spread Your Wings stamp set, as well as the matching ODBD Custom Birds and Nest Dies. In addition I used past released dies: Fancy Foliage Dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern, and Elegant Oval Dies, all ODBD Custom dies.
This card was very easy to make thanks to the wonderful new dies! I stamped my birds and nest, as well as the sentiment with Memento Black ink, and colored with Copics. I then cut them out with the Custom Birds and Nest dies. I started with a base of Neenah Solar White 140lb card stock, added a die cut layer using the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die and dimensional foam tape. I cut the Fancy Flourish from a scrap of Old Olive card stock and cut it apart to fit my design, tucking it in behind the nest to sort of "ground" the nest. I layered up the rest with foam tape and added a tiny ribbon and rose from the Bridal Dept at Michael's.
To Recap the new products I used today:
I absolutely love these birds and butterflies, and I know these are going to be "go to" stamps and dies that I will use often! I hope you've enjoyed my projects today! Please be sure to stop and visit my DT sisters to be amazed by their creativity with the new goodies!
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