Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Welcome to the July Release!


Hello friends!  Welcome to the July Release!!! 

We are excited about this release, and if you are too, then you want to read on to see how you might win some ODBD stamps!

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

For the card above, I used the Home Sweet Home set for my sentiment.  I used the new ODBD Custom Window  Dies, Shutter and Awning Dies, and Flower Box Fillers.  I also used Antique Labels and Border Die set to cut the sentiment with, and Fancy Foliage.  I used the  Butterfly and Bugs  stamp to stamp and heat emboss the butterfly on vellum, and cut it with the ODBD Custom Butterfly Dies & Bugs Die.  The design paper is the ODBD Shabby Rose Paper Collection.

I wanted a shabby chic feel so the soft Shabby rose paper was the perfect starting point. I distressed it with my scissors and Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  I used 140 lb Neenah Solar White for my base and all the die cuts, sponging them with Antique Linen.  To color the flowers and leaves I simply sponged them with distress inks.  I layered my window up with a couple of cuts to give dimension, and I added some soft pink vellum behind the panes.  I just LOVE the little flower box fillers!  They emboss beautifully and really look so perky in any scene you want to add them to!  I added some white lace to the bottom and adhered the sentiment to that with a foam dimensional tape. I added a could little whisps of gauze to my corner bouquets and decided that was enough.  I love the shabby feel.  It reminds me of my Grandmother's farm house! 

My next card is totally different.  I used a tent fold for my card, and the ODBD Chalkboard Collection and Blushing Rose Collection for my design paper, on a base of Neenah Solar White.


I used two new sets for this card: Fragrance and Blossom.
I stamped the image from  Fragrance set twice, colored with Copics, and fussy cut them.  I used the ODBD Custom Layered Lacy Squares to cut my window and sentiment panel.  I put the sentiment from Blossom on the inside of the card with foam dimensionals so that when the card is closed it peeks through the window a bit.  



The card is 4 3/4" square.  To make it you simply cut your card the size you want it, and then cut another piece of card stock the width of the card base x 4" high.  You score the 4" piece at 1", 2" and 3" and fold in a mountain/valley fold.  You adhere it to the inside of the card with the two cut edges facing up and the middle fold facing up.  (The 2 side "valley" folds face down).  You can see a tutorial for this fold HERE

To recap, here are the new ODBD products used today:

 


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop by my DT sister's Blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win!

Cathy * Julie * Sandee * Silke * DawnChris * Grace * America * Lisa 
Amy * Lori * Angie * Sabrina

Blessings,




39 comments:

America said...

Hi Teamie. Love your first Window card for its gorgeous shabby chic floral detailing, effective distressing, sponging and fabulous dimension. The second is quite striking in its bold colors, DP Collections and lovely Tent FOLD.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the window with the window box...and that 2nd one with the roses is just beautiful!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! on that window card. Love it!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous window card--so girly and frilly and pretty!

Christine said...

The details on your window card are just amazing. Love the background papers, the wisp of gauze and the sweetly layered butterflies! The tent fold card is intriguing and makes me want to find a tutorial for that process. Your work is a blessing!

TLady said...

FABULOUSLY DONE GRACE! I LOOOVE how you made a Shabby Chic Window.....SOOOOOO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!! (I DO LOVE Shabby Chic!) ;) The windows are SO POPULAR these days! AND your second card is WONDERFUL with the Tent Card Base! FABULOUS!!!! LOOOVE the striking black polka-dots & the FLOWERS ARE GORGEOUS!!!!! Swooning over the flowers in this release! (DO MORE FLOWERS!!!;))

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Your shabby window card is just perfectly done, Grace. All the little touches make it really special. And I have never made a tent card, but I absolutely love the look of yours with the center "window" that opens. Great cards!

Bonnie Strebe said...

Such beautifully done cards. I especially love the shabby chic window card. Great work

vickie said...

Enjoyed your easel card & the use of pink & black together. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!! the first one is gorgeous!!! love the first one!! the flowers are gorgeous!! the window is very beautiful!! the second card is very beautiful!! love the fold!!

Cathymac said...

Your window card is just gorgeous, Grace! Love the vintage look you achieved with the Shabby Rose papers and the pale colors! Love the tent fold design on your second card. The flowers in the corners draw attention to the wonderful sentiment inside the frame! Beautiful release projects, my friend! Hugs!

Deb Heinritz said...

Lovely cards!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you did the blossom card.

Dawn said...

Sigh.....two amazingly gorgeous cards!! I'm up in Lake Geneva, WI right now where some of the wealthiest people of the mid to late 1800's built their mansions and beautiful gardens. Your samples would fit right in!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous cards, Grace!! I love the window card with the shabby chic design and the Shabby Rose papers!! Amazing details!! The second card with the window is stunning as well!! Gorgeous work my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

momandmec said...

Grace, Your cards are beautiful and wiry well done...like the card that is cut with the sentiment popped up on the inside.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!!

Diane said...

WoW! You are one talented lady. Love all the tiny details. What can I say, these cards are amazingly beautiful.
Blessings and Hugs,
Diane

Kathy Krug said...

Love both cards.

Maxine D said...

Both cards are amazing in their own way Grace - you have certainly made the new sets sing on them.
Blessings
Maxine

Shelia said...

Such pretty creations!! Love the lace on the first one with all the lovely pastel flowers!! Great card design on the second one. Gonna have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Tammy Pope said...

Your window card is fabulous. I love the vintage look, and the way you positioned the design paper roses is brilliant. I like the dark/light contrast on the second card.

christina d said...

I love your cards. I think the window and roses are two of my faves this month.

MiamiKel said...

How wonderful these are, Grace! Both of them are just as lovely as can be, and so uniquely different! The first one is just sweet as can be with the lovely layers and beautiful flowers surrounding your fabulous card design and the richness and bold colors of the second really pops! TFS! Blessings! ♥

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Grace!!! Your window card is shabby delish!!! And I love how the chalkboard background makes the colors pop on your tent card!!! LOVE!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous window scene, love the colors you used, perfect paper choice too! pretty framing on the second with the flowers and such pretty card shape!

Julie Gearinger said...

I agree with everyone else- both cards are beautiful!! Love the soft feeling to the first card and your second tent fold card is so dramatic! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us- have a blessed week!!

Lois said...

I like the way you distressed the background paper on your window card. Both your cards are just lovely.

Sheila said...

The tent card with the black and white background and flowers is outstanding. Very dramatic..very rich. Plus, I like that it's not the conventional A-2 card.

Sheila said...

The tent card with the black and white background and flowers is outstanding. Very dramatic..very rich. Plus, I like that it's not the conventional A-2 card.

Pamela Haskin said...

Gorgeous, inspiring cards, as usual! I especially like the fun-folds on your second card. I'm making notes so I can make one too. My mom would love receiving a card like that.

wendy2512 said...

Flowers, swirls and lace...great combo...very pretty. As well love your black and peach or pink...very striking together...well done...TFS..:0)

Sabrina Jackson said...

GASP.....Grace, oh my word! My sweet friend you have outdone yourself with both of your card samples this month! I am just speechless over all of the detail and amazing design of the first card! This beauty would receive a frame if in my hands....wow! Your second one is equally as gorgeous and that creative fold for the beautiful flower is perfect! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are beautiful, Grace! Love the shabby edges on the first & vines trailing all around. The second is so pretty & love the window opening.

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning Grace..

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, these are gorgeous! I love the beautiful window with your delicate flowers (so beautiful with a vintage, shabby/chic feel). And your second card is amazing with the beautiful flowers from Fragrant in the frame...and then I saw it opened up! Wow! I love it! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beautiful designed cards Grace! Love the details on the first one and the tent layout on the second :) !!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, both of your cards are amazing.....no surprise there!! Love the gorgeous scene with the window and your 2nd card is absolutely stunning....the colors of your wild roses against the chalkboard paper is super yummy!!! HUGS!!!

Kelley said...

Love the window card, so many pretty details and love the shabby feel. The tent card so cool and different!