Friday, August 19, 2016

Looking Back at the ODBD Aug. release


Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well!!!

Today we are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread designs August release!  I have really loved working with these sets and dies! 

Today's card is a little different from my usual, but I love how it looks in person, and it's quite flat and mail-able!  I used the new With Sympathy stamp/die combination set, stamping in a soft pink ink.  I wanted the card to have a soft feeling so the pink ink is just that, and I used just pink and white for my card stock as well.  While this might not photograph as well, I love that it's not harsh either, like black ink would be on this soft card.  My card base is white, followed by a pink layer, then another white layer on which I stamped my sentiment and then chose an embossing folder from Sizzix that has leafy vines and berries on it, but I was able to position it such that the sentiment was for the most part left not embossed.  This helps the words to show up better.  I then added two Art Deco die cut strips across my card.  I die cut the word Sympathy from the set and positioned that where I wanted it.  Then I heat embossed  and die cut three cuttings of the Beauty (Stargazer image) set, using the matching Lily die.  My pink card stock die cuts were heat embossed with white, and the white layer was embossed with pink.  I created a little bit of depth by layering up these images just slightly offset from eachother, and I adhered them to the card with foam tape.  I added some flourishes using the Fancy Foliage dies, and finally, I added  a white and a pink die cut butterfly from the Bitty Butterflies die set.  A few little gems finished the card off.  

Be sure to check out more wonderful inspiration by the other designers participating today:

Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Grace * Lisa
Sabrina * Diana * Diane (Guest Designer)

Here are Links to the ODBD products used today:

Thanks so much for looking!  

16 comments:

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh my sweet Grace, you never disappoint! This is so sweet and so pretty I'm sure it would bring comfort to whoever received it!!
Your embossed flowers the borders and the butterfly just adds to the beautiful perfectly!
I love it my friend!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Grace! This is over the top gorgeous! Lov eht esoft colors and the pretty embossed strips!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Pretty in pink!!! Love the layered embossed lilies and the background created with the die strips! So gorgeous!!! HUGS!!!

Vonnie b said...

I love this card. It is so elegant and beautiful. Every aspect of it adds to the total comfort felt when viewing. Outstanding.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love your work Grace. Beautiful card.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Grace...This card is just so pretty...I love your colour scheme too, I Love how you embossed the flower...I have it..but never tried embossing it like that... Gorgeous!!

I keep thinking about you and praying for your health!!
God Bless...hugs Jan

Maxine D said...

Oh grace this is gorgeous - I am sorely tempted to buy that sympathy die and stamp set - problem is I have to double the price to accommodate the postage and exchange rate, which sort of discourages me :-(.
So glad to see you creating - praying you are doing well.
Blessings
Maxine

Cathymac said...

What a comforting and elegant card, Grace! Love the white embossing, use of dies, and the beautiful colors! Have a wonderful weekend…hugs!

Melissa T. said...

Such a soft, pretty card, love all of the layers! :)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Grace, sweet, sweet Grace, I am always amazed when I see your stunning cards! Love the soft and comforting feeling of this card! I am sure this card will bring comfort to the person receiving it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

JoAnn said...

Beautiful and elegant. Love the embossed flowers and pretty color.

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Grace:
Just beautiful what soft colors you chose. God bless you and keeping you in my prayers always.

Helen Gullett said...

Such a beautiful card, Grace. So love the colors.

Dawn said...

A beauty, Grace! Love all the texture!!

Kelley said...

Grace, not only is this card so wonderful but I love all the details you give your readers in the design of the card. So soft and pretty!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, Grace! Wonderful depth and detail!