Monday, September 14, 2015

Welcome to the ODBD Mid Sept. Release!


ODBD stamps: Beauty, dies: Leafy Edged Borders, Fancy Foliage, doily dies, designed by Grace Nywening
 Hello friends!  Welcome to the Mid- September Release at ODBD!  As you know, our releases are usually on the first of every month, but this month there are actually two releases!  So there are some wonderful products being released today...and  I have a feeling you're going to love them as much as I do!  You can see them all on the ODBD Blog.

Just as in all our releases, there are prizes offered, and here's how you can qualify to win one of the prizes up for grabs today:
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 September 15, 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 September 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

 For my first card above, I used what might be one of my all time favorite images, from the new Beauty Set.  The artwork on these Stargazer Lilies is so pretty and they are a ton of fun to color!  I stamped mine with Memento Ink and colored with Copics, then fussy cut the image.  I used a base of Bazzil and then cut a Neenah Solar White layer with the newly released Leafy Edged Border Dies.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set directly on my card base, and layered the white embossed layer so that the sentiment is just peeking out from under the curvy border.  (I do know know the name of the embossing folder... it's an older one with no printing on it at all.  Sorry!) I then cut a thin paper "ribbon" using another of the dies from the same Leafy Edged Border dies by using the die twice at the desired width.  I matted my flowers with an ODBD Custom Doily Dies, and added some flourishes from the Fancy Foliage Die set.  A few pearls are all I added for embellishment, as I felt like the card made a pretty nice statement as it was.  So it's flat (except for pearls) and very mailable!  This is always a good thing!!!

ODBD stamps: Grateful, Dies: Leafy Edged Border dies, Oval dies, Stitched oval dies, BoHo Background dies, designed by Grace Nywening

For my second card... I went a little happy coloring up the pretty Columbine images from the new Grateful set.  I colored three of the images with Copics, and fussy cut them all.  I made a pocket card with the new Leafy Edged Border dies, and some Enchanted Memory Box paper that's been in my stash for a long time now, but I have loved the color combos in this set and thought they went well with my columbine images.  I filled my "pocket" with the images, cutting one on a stem to bend downward and frame my sentiment, which is from the same Grateful set.  I cut the sentiment with the ODBD Custom Stitched Ovals dies, and matted with the ODBD Custom Ovals dies.  The background for the inside of the pocket is embellished with a BoHo Background Die cut from white.  My only embellishments on this card again, are pearls from ZVA Creative.

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






Thank you so much for stopping by and please visit my DT sisters and leave them some love so you don't miss a chance to win some ODBD stamps!  Here are the links to their blogs:

Sandee * Julie * Grace * Chris * Loretta * Angie * Cathy * RobinT.
Sabrina * America * Robin C. * Paula * Silke * Amy * Lori * Dawn * Diana

28 comments:

Bunny said...

Very nice cards. The Leafy Edged border dies are elegant. The sentiments are classic. The pink lily is exactly as I have seen them. Just beautiful.

Francie G. said...

Two beautiful creations, Grace! Fabulous coloring and designs!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love your coloring of those pretty flowers.

Sarosa said...

Coloring is a challenge for me ... I tend to avoid it. I really am impressed how you convey a sense of "light" in your coloring. Wow!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, Grace, both are amazing!!! I love the elegant details and delicious colors of both!! HUGS!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Grace, you are such an inspiration to me and always have been!! I love your cards! Love the multiple columbine card and the paper and the pearl butterfly...just gorgeous! Also love your gorgeous lilies and the beautfiful border that is shown off so well against the pink!! Beautiful my friend!

laughingstamper said...

These are so pretty and relaxing to look at, Grace! Your highlights on those Columbine are divine!!! Beautiful work, Grace!!!

Susan Lankford said...

Truly, your cards are beautiful!

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! These are gorgeous!! Very pretty cards!! I love the different die cuts you've used to give the card more sophisticated look.. Love them both!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Pamela Haskin said...

Such gorgeous cards, as always! Great job with the coloring.

Lois said...

Two beautiful cards, Grace. I really like the second one with the blue columbines and pearls. I think those border dies are going on my wish list for sure.

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beautiful designed cards Grace! Love how you spread out the columbines on the second card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer, Grace!! I just love both of your creations, but that second is over the top!! I adore your creative design and the stunning coloring of the columbine!! So soft and gorgeous!! The first is colored to perfection!! Love the texture and dimension. You never cease to amaze me!!
hugs,
Chris

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and designs of both cards ♥

Pages with Paula said...

Both cards are so beautiful! I have fallen in love with these new sets and the dies! I love the way you used the leafy edged border die on each card. I also love the way you took the character of the flower you were using when designing your cards. Gorgeous!

Robin said...

Amazing coloring Grace! Your first card looks almost real, except I'm not sneezing, I am allergic to stargazer lilies :-( Love how you used the border die on both cards. Can you come to my house and fussy cut for me? Not my strong suit but you did a BEAUTIFUL job, I thought it was a die cut! I am having fun being a guest designer for ODBD!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous colors and card designs.

Linda Carson said...

Delightful artwork Grace! Just love the new borders and you showed them in beautiful detail!!

Maxine D said...

Two more beautiful cards Grace - love the lily one - we call those Asiatic Lilies here :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Cathymac said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning, Grace! LOVE the pinks and green Stargazer Lily card and the fussy cutting on the Columbine card is amazing! Love the pearly butterfly accent as well! Both are so elegant! Both are so elegant! Hugs!

Patty said...

Oh Wow!! The coloring on both your cards are excellent but the embossing, borders, and dies make them especially gorgeous!

Patty said...

Oh Wow!! The coloring on both your cards are excellent but the embossing, borders, and dies make them especially gorgeous!

April said...

Gorgeous cards! Great job on them both!

Dawn said...

Beautiful, Grace! Love the pink/white combo....both are fabulous samples!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Hi Grace!!! Your cards are so gorgeous! I especially love the columbine one! WOW!!! So beautiful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are so lovely, Grace! The colors and details are just lovely. That was a lot of fussy cutting on the columbine & it's just beautiful.

America said...

Hi Teamie! Fantastic detailing on the second, stunning pinks on the first. Both fabulous in design! WOW!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace!! These are gorgeous, and the flowers are beautiful! Wow, I love all the fussy cutting...it's so worth it! Amazing, my friend! (Sorry I'm so late...still trying to catch up!) Hugs and love!