Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome to the ODBD August Release!

Hello friends!  Can you believe it's August already?  Time seems to be just racing by!!! I had family visiting much of July, and  I also had a lot of canning to do as the whole garden seemed to need attention as soon as my family went back home. 

However,  believe it or not... it IS August 1st,  and that means another new release from Our Daily Bread Designs!  ... And a new release means more chances to win gift certificates for 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 August 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 August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
If you have not seen the full release yet, you can see it HERE.  

For my first project, I chose the newly released Boho Blessings set for my butterfly image and my sentiment.  I used a white Neenah base, layered that with a pretty blue sheet of paper from the ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection, then a white die cut layer, using the new Boho Background Die.  For my focal point, I used the new Stitched Oval die, embossed with a past release,  the Sunburst Background Die, and I matted the stitched oval with a new die from the Ovals Dies set, which also uses paper from the same paper collection.  I stamped the butterfly image from the Boho Blessings  set with Brocade Blue ink, and die cut it with a past release, Fancy Fritillary Die.  I stamped the butterfly image again on vellum, and heat embossed the design with Kaleidoscope embossing powder, and die cut with the same die.  I love how it sparkles and pulls the blue pattern through, yet gives a filmy shimmery layer on top. 


 I embellished with some pearl flourishes and a tiny blue ribbon, attaching the Thanks sentiment, which is cut with a tag from the ODBD Custom Mini Tags dies set.  

For my next card I used the new Boho Faith set for my image and sentiment.  I stamped the image with VersaMark and heat embossed wtih Stampendous Pearl Luster Rubelite embossing powder.  Although my photo does not show that it's embossed, in real life it's very pretty.  I cut the image with the largest die in the ODBD Vintage Label Die set, then I cut another from white, cut and slightly offset on both sides for a white mat effect.  I did an emboss resist technique on the main panel using inks close in color to the design paper I had used (which also is from the same Christian Faith Paper Collection used above).  I used the new Faith, Hope & Love dies to cut the work Faith out twice... once with white glitter paper, and once with white.  I matted them together with a slight offset and positioned on the main panel.  I used the ODBD Decorative Corner dies to  cut my white cross corner die cuts, and the ODBD Mini Tags dies for my tag.  I used a May Arts dual toned sheer ribbon and white pearls to embellish. 



 To recap: the NEW ODBD products I used today:


I also used the following past releases:


VINTAGE LABEL DIES - CSBD55  DECORATIVE CORNERS DIES - CSBD39 MINI TAG DIES - CSBD63FANCY FRITILLARY DIES - CSBD95CHRISTIAN FAITH COLLECTION 6x6 PAPER PAD

If you missed my sneak peek at this release, you can see the details by scrolling down to the next post, but here's the card I shared as a sneak peek.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoyed my samples using the new and some past ODBD releases!  Be sure to stop by my DT sister's Blogs to see much more inspirtation, and to be sure you have a chance to win!!!


31 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful Cards! Love the use of patterns under the dies! The monotone theme of each card is so elegant!

Brenda Jacobs said...

Very nicely done! I just love the butterflies!!

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards Grace. Love your butterfly.

Louise H. said...

Grace, your cards are fabulous! I so want to make the butterfly one. It is stunning. Thank you so much.

Becky said...

Oh Grace, I can always count on you to overwhelm me with your creations! That blue is fabulous and I'm still picking my jaw up off the table. Love them.

Nancy said...

WOW! Your cards are just breathtaking! Gorgeous details!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards and the pearls are the perfect touch.

Julie Gearinger said...

Gorgeous!! Love the beautiful colors, the butterfly and the use of the die cuts and other embellishments- thanks for sharing :-)

Doris said...

With such a handsome cat and a beautiful view, it's no wonder your cards are so creative!

Christine said...

What a stunning, shimmery butterfly. Love the elegant touch you have given to the fun Boho stamps!

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Lois said...

The vellum overlay on your butterfly is so very pretty.

Patty said...

WOW!! Stunning cards as usual Grace!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, what beautiful cards, and the butterfly is gorgeous! The blue is beautiful, and it has such a lovely shimmer. And your second card is stunning with the embossing. Just love the word dies! Stunning release cards, sweet friend, and I loved your sneak peek too! Hugs!

Janet Mack said...

Beautiful cards. I love the Boho Faith set.

Gina Ables said...

Soft and lovely. Beautiful cards Grace.

Pamela Haskin said...

Beautiful cards, as always! I love all the detail you accomplish. I especially like the center piece on your second card!

Debbie Lou said...

Such inspiration!
Love your backgrounds, so elegant!

Lilmommamadeit said...

These are so gorgeous!

Diane17Lynne said...

I'd have a hard time giving the butterfly card away as it is gorgeous beyond words. Blue is a favorite color of mine. Diane Lynne C.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are very beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. I love the new boho background die.

Diane said...

These cards are very lovely. I really like these boho stamps using one color on white. I think it makes the details within the stamp pop. Great collection.

christina d said...

I love your cards. They are beautiful.

Berina RGA said...

love your cards!! beautiful.. love your second card!! the colors are gorgeous!!

Saints Rule! said...

Absolutely yummy Grace! Love the soft and shabby feel! I love the soft colors you chose and the layers of dies! Plus the sparkles... so precious!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Grace...wow...what beautiful cards...Love the blue and white on the first, and such a pretty butterfly, and love the word die on the second...I just ordered these dies, and am excited to get them...Gorgeous cards!! psst(whispering...keep up the awesome work)

Silke Ledlow said...

These are three beautiful designed cards Grace!

Maxine D said...

Oh Grace these are such beautiful cards - I do love your work!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sandee Shanabrough said...

What pretty cards Grace!!! And that sneak peek is stunning!

Dawn said...

beauties, Grace! love the sneak peek, gorgeous!