Hello friends! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Nov. release!
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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until November 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my card above, I used the new Flourished Merry Christmas stamp, the Snowflake Border Background stamp, and some great new dies: Lovely Leaves, Pinecones, and Small Bow. I stamped the snowflake border background using Colorbox pigment ink and then heat embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder. In real life it's sparkly but I cannot seem to capture that on my photos! I cut a window out of that using the ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Die. I stamped the Flourished Merry Christmas sentiment with a slightly darker shade of Colorbox ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I placed the window over the sentiment with foam dimensional tape. I matted that with some aqua paper from my stash, and adhered that to a white base. To make the greenery I used more of the aqua scraps and some Soft Sky paper to cut out die cut pine boughs and I used soft sky and white to cut out the two layers of the pinecone dies. I then glittered them all with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The paper bow is made using the new Small Bow. I cut two of the tails so I could wrap them around the corner a bit, and I added some aqua glitter to the bow.
For this second card, I used the new In The Highest stamp for my verse, and the design papers are all from the Christmas Card Collection 2015. This pack of paper is so fun because it includes background papers, layering papers, images, and then lots of little tags and sentiments, and that's what the smaller sentiment above is... design paper cut out and matted. My card base is an old SU! color - Cranberry Crisp, and the green card stock is Mellow Moss. The embellishments are mirrored gold die cuts, cut with the new Lovely Leaves dies, and some gold twine and half pearl stickers.
I just love Christmas cards that use Scripture! There are many messages we love to send our friends and loved ones at Christmas, but the real reason we celebrate is that God sent His one and only Son to be born as a man, to live as a human, even though He was God, to be tempted, beaten, spat upon, hated and rejected, and eventually to be killed in the cruelest way possible, so that He could pay the ultimate price for our sins! God loves us that much!!! I can't imagine the pain it must have caused Him knowing what Jesus would have to go through, and I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for Jesus to walk this earth and to be separated from His Father... to become sin for us! But I do know He did that for me, and for all who would believe and receive His salvation, freely given!
I pray that each of you knows Him as Savior today, and can truly celebrate the real reason for the season! Oh I know there are many arguments as to when Jesus' birth actually occurred, and we don't know exactly when it took place, ... but the real important point is, that we take the time to joyfully celebrate His gift to us and thank Him for His sacrifice!
Now, just to recap, here are the new products I used today:
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