Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome to the ODBD May Release!

ODBD stamps and dies: Belles Vignes, Trois Jolis Papillions, Psalm 23, Custom Tres Papillions Dies, Birds and Nest dies, Fancy Foliage, Vintage Labels, Designed by Grace Nywening
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. 

ODBD Stapms: Spread Your Wings, ODBD Custom Birds and Nest Dies, Fancy Foliage, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Elegant Ovals, Designed by Grace Nywening

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!
Here are the LINKS to their blogs:
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * America * Chris * Angie * Audrey * Sabrina 
Grace * Silke * Loretta * Lisa * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

53 comments:

Becky said...

Good Morning my sister! :)
What gorgeous cards you created with this new release.

Nancy said...

Just stunning designs!

Dawn said...

What gorgeous samples, Grace!! I love all the purple and the verse on the vellum!

Amarilys said...

great samples but I especially love the monochromatic purple card!It turned out amazing!

Amarilys said...

great samples but I especially love the monochromatic purple card!It turned out amazing!

America said...

Hi Teamie. What Gorgeous cards - beautifully detailed Purple butterfly card with the Belles Vignes vellum, Psalm, Butterflies and Florals. WOW! The second is so lovely in details and beautifully colored birds!

wannabcre8tive said...

Grace, your cards are fabulous. I love every wonderful detail on your purple card. A very comforting card.

The second card is pretty too, with those sweet little birds watching for their babies to hatch and the lovely die cut background.

Lorraine said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the monochromatic purple one. So regal.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards as always.

Pattie J. said...

Gorgeous, purple for loyalty,accenting that wonderful Psalm and the birds are so pretty and make you think they sing for joy of the Lord.

Sabrina said...

Wow, Grace, I'd never have recognised the purple card as yours; with a whole bunch of tabs open, I had to scroll back and see whose blog I had reached. It's a fabulous monochromatic card; that vine stamp is definitely getting a place very high up my wishlist. But then I also love the ODBD birds and this new stamp is a great addition to the aviary.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, I love them both!! The purples, butterflies, and flowers on the 1st are amazing and I love the clean design on the 2nd!! Fabulous job, as usual!! HUGS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Grace, your cards are gorgeous!! I so love the purple with the vellum overly, embossed vine in white and your elegant details on the first and the birds on the second card are colored to perfection and pop against the white decorative die cut background!
hugs,
Chris

flowergirl said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!

Jo4Him said...

Both cards are lovely, but the 1st one is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing

Heidi Stamps said...

Both cards are very pretty!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Grace, beautiful cards. Not only are they beautiful but you always tell us how you made the card(s) and what materials you used. Thank you so much.
Off to buy my bundle.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card... love the die cut bg... awesome!!

Becky said...

Oh Grace, as always you have made my jaw drop with the absolute beauty of your creations. I love the blues in the 23rd Psalm and the vellum just sets it off.

Sheila said...

Both cards are beautiful, but love the one in purple. Just so rich looking...the vellum was a nice touch --contrast and texture. Kudos to you!

Sheila said...

Both cards are beautiful, but love the one in purple. Just so rich looking...the vellum was a nice touch --contrast and texture. Kudos to you!

Saints Rule! said...

Love both of you amazing samples Grace! Those bluebirds are especially darling to me!

Audrey Ann said...

My goodness Grace I am in awe. Your first card is so striking and unique - I've never seen anything like it before. It's true creative genius - Grace style! The violet ink, beautiful butterflies, flowers, vellum, ombre shading, and the wonderful psalm - I feel pure love from this card. And your second - is pure sweetness and joy. You are such an inspiration - thank you.
Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

Tricia Ann said...

Wow! Your purple and white card is awesome! Your little birds cards is so sweet and full of grace, Grace. :-)

Roseanna C said...

Such pretty cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

These are both beautiful! Love all the purple on the first and those sweet little birds on the second.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Grace, I absolutely love the purple! WOW!!! And the second one is so clean and beautiful! Hugs to you!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you colored the birds and nest and put them on the white on white background.

Lisa Lara said...

Both of these cards speak to my soul Grace. I just love ho wyou used that beautiful scripture as your focal point. Love how you used the vellum. So elegant. Love those sweet birds.

Diane said...

Love both of these cards. Excellent use of the stamps and dies. Fantastic work.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a great idea to go monochromatic with the first butterfly card and I love your realistic coloring on the second! Both cards are really gorgeous!!

Theresa said...

Great designs. Love your use of the Vellum overlay!

merrymstamper said...

Both cards are so very pretty! I am partial to the purple :)

Dorothy S said...

Such stunning inspiration. I really like the purple of the first, and the gorgeous bg for the birds in the second. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards. I like the purple on the first and the dies on the second.

Tammy Pope said...

I would never have thought to use the purple, but it is fabulous on your first card. And your sweet birds are colored so pretty on the second.

christina d said...

I love your cards. I'm looking forward to getting my bundle!!

Laurie B. said...

Lovely cards. The monochromatic card is so elegant, and the birds on the second card are darling.

Cathymac said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Grace! I love the use of vellum on your purple monochromatic masterpiece and the bluebirds are just darling…love the clean look with all the white! Beautiful work from a beautiful and sweet lady with huge amounts of talent! Hugs!

Jean Bullock said...

I love both cards. So well done! I especially liked how you stamped on the vellum. Great job.

Regena said...

such stunning creations!! love the purple one!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, your first card is beyond purple-licious!!! Love the bird card as well...so elegant! Hugs ~S~

E. Marie said...

Grace, your cards are so beautiful. I especially love the sentiment on the vellum layered over the die cut.

Loretta Lock said...

Grace, what a clever and gorgeous way you have used vellum! I love your cards!

Maxine D said...

Grace this is a beautoiful release, and I must day i was absolutely blown away by your first card - what stunning stamping on the vellum!!!
I also love the your second card - its so pretty.
Blessings
Maxine

Lenoria said...

Grace, both cards are absolutely beautiful! The first one with the vellum and purple and all the embossing is breathtaking and the second one is super sweet. Thank you for telling us what you used and how to create these cards.

Kelley Holland said...

Grace, as always your cards are wonderful!! Love the purple butterfly card...so beautiful!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Grace, sweet Grace, I am at loss for words! My friend, your cards are absolutely stunning! I love the first one and how amazing the purple and white make this ever so powerful scripture pop and those butterflies, I so need those butterflies! Your second card is equally beautiful and your coloring, is just amazing! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Clare said...

What beautiful cards, Grace! I love the look of delft blue on your first one, and all of the detail is amazing!

CherylQuilts said...

Two stunning cards, Grace! I love the first one with the beautiful colors and floral and butterfly dies...and the second one is a stunning more CAS with these adorable birds and nest. Gorgeous each one! Hugs, sweet friend!

Graciellie Design said...

Wow Grace, both your cards are stunning! The lilac colors on the first one look beautiful and your stamping and coloring on the second one is just precious. Lovely, lovely job! Hugs, Gracie.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Grace! Love the shades of purple and the vellum overlay on your first and the little bluebirds are so sweet on your second.The white frame really makes them stand out.