Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Special Holiday Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the ODBD Special Christmas Release!

This is a little surprise release Kelley has for you, and like all the releases, there are opportunities to win prizes!  
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 16, 2016 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 17th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first card is made using the ODBD Double Display Card Kit to create my fancy fold!  This card spotlights the awesome new release, Holly Oval Die on my front panel, as well as the new Holly Jolly Paper Collection 2016.  I also used this month's regular release, Merry & Bright, Christmas Lights Dies, and past releases: Layered Lacey Ovals, Layered Lacey Squares, Pierced Rectangle Dies, Log Cabin Quilt Dies, Peaceful Poinsettias, and Lovely Leaves Dies

I have to just say I love this holly paper!  The traditional colors and patterns are always a go to combo! It's also so much easier to make these fancy fold cards when you have the card base already cut and scored as they come in this kit!  I measured the panels and cut design paper to fit the panels.  I cut the Holly Oval from green mirrored paper and mounted that on a white Layered Lacey Ovals die cut.  I cut my gold ribbon and passed it through the Layered Lacey Ovals die, then I adhered the left side of the oval to the left side of the card front.  (I had tried the alternative first, which is to make the oval panel and ribbon removable) but I preferred it this way after experimenting a bit.  I decorated the front with several cuts of Peaceful Poinsettias from red card stock which I had spritzed with gold glimmer spray.  I did the same with the greenery from the Lovely Leaves Die set, and finished off with some tiny gold flower center stickers. 

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment and the Christmas lights with VersaMark, and heat embossed with gold.  I cut the lights out with the coordinating Christmas Lights Dies, and placed them along the top of the open card.  I cut the sentiment with a Pierced Rectangle die, and matted that with a Layered Lacey Squares die cut.  On the bottom I just added a couple holly sprigs from the Lovely Leaves Die set and some more gold stick-ons.

For my second card (below) showcasing the Holly Oval Die, I used white card stock and gold mirrored paper to create a clean but elegant card.  I used a past release, Sending My Love Stamp/Die Duo to die cut my word, Sending, and to stamp and heat emboss the words Christmas Blessings.  I cut that sentiment panel with one of the Log Cabin Quilt Die strips, and I cut three Peaceful Poinsettias die cuts from white, and three Merry Mosaics die cuts from gold and spritzed the poinsettias with gold glimmer spray. I shaped them a bit and adhered all to a white embossed panel, which I had embossed with a Sizzix Holly folder.  I cut that embossed panel with a Double Stitched Rectangle die.  I matted that with another white layer cut with the outer border from the Snowflake Sky die set. I popped that all up on a gold mat, using foam tape, and then I  adhered that to the white base.  So while it's a pretty layered up card, it is also clean and I actually love how it came out. 


To recap, here are the NEW SPECIAL RELEASE products I used today: 


The products I used today using the Nov. 1 release are:




To see the inspiration the rest of the team has for you, please visit the links below: 
Grace * Cathy * Chris * Kathy * Sabrina * Robin
Diana * Sandee * Lori * Helen * Julie

You can see the entire Special Release HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by!

25 comments:

Cathymac said...

***SWOON***! Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Grace! Love the lights strung across the double display card and the gold and white on your second card is so elegant! Just beautiful, my sweet friend! Hugs!

Patricia Ceccacci said...

I love love love the special fold card. So much work an such a beautiful card. I love cards like that some people wonder why I take all the time I do on cards. It is so relaxing and I get lost in my room making cards. Since retirement it is a wonderful hobby.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful cards using this new unique die.

Helen Gullett said...

Grace, your cards are STUNNING and GORGEOUS!!! I love the details from the diecuts on your card. The fancy fold card is just amazing. The white and gold card is elegant. Thank you for the inspirations!

Robin Clendenning said...

I love Cathy's word "Swoon"!!! These are so gorgeous Grace! I love all the gold additions like the spritz on your flowers and greenery and the second card with all white and gold is so elegant and rich!
Sensational my sweet friend!!!

April said...

These cards are fabulous! I love the oval die. Great work!

Beth Gibson said...

These are more than cards, but a decoration in itself! I like how you used the same die in more than one way, for very different effects!

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such beautiful cards!! Love the fold of the first one! It's very beautiful and elaborate!! The second card is very elegant. The gold and white is such a lovely combination!

Lucy E. said...

Your cards are so beautiful!
We had a huge holly "bush",
probably 30 feet tall and 15 feet
In diameter. My mom loved that
bush. We used to bake for neighbors
During the holidays and we always added a sprig of holly to Decorate the plate.

McStamper said...

Your cards are so beautiful and elegant. Love both.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Beautiful, beautifully festive, I love them both Grace! The white and gold card is so very elegant, the first card is so traditional, both are perfect!

Carmela Hubler said...

This is an exquisite die. I love all the details and your projects with this product are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiring work!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such beautiful cards, Grace!! I love them both but my fave is the gold and white one. Your details and designs are stunning...as always!! Miss you!! Hope to have a voice to talk tomorrow.
HUGS,
Chris

Susan Lankford said...

Fabulous cards, Grace!

Bematrish said...

Just overwhelmed at the beauty all of these designers create!! I just attended the Mesa, Az Stamp Show.... and one absolutely gorgeous card after another! Want to case them all! Please continue to create such beauty!!

Jane said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold- it makes the card look expensive!

Maxine D said...

What lovely cards Grace - the top one is a fabulous design, but the white and gold card is absolutely stunning!!!
Blessings
Maxine
Thank you for your prayers for DH and me at this time

Linda Carson said...

Wow Grace! Both cards are beautiful eye candy! Lovely textures and design!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, Grace- I agree with the others! Your cards are breathtaking- love all of the details that you used for each one, dear friend! Hugs and have a blessed week!

Tamara D said...

You always do absolutely beautiful work. Always looks forward to your new creations!!

Karthikha said...

Wow lovely cards!! The fancy fold card is so pretty :)

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful release and cards!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous holiday cards! I love the way the first one opens! Such lovely creations with this beautiful Holly Oval die! Pretty details!

Dawn said...

Oh Grace, your dbl display is a work of art! And your second card is just stunning! Gorgeous samples for this special release!

Traci M said...

Well, I obviously missed the hop and new release...but these cards are such a wow!! and beautiful sentiment that captures the Christmas Spirit so well...just had to leave a quick comment and let you know I love these cards!! Beautifully inspired and so special!!