Saturday, April 1, 2017

Welcome to the April ODBD Release!

Hello friends!  Welcome to the April Our Daily Bread Designs release!  If you have not seen the entire release you can do so HERE.   Once again... spring is in the air and the team has designed some amazing creations!  As always, Kelley is giving away prizes for this release:
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 April 2, 2017 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 April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my first card above, I used the new Lovely Flowers for my sentiment, and I used the fabulous new released dies: Lattice Background, Roses, Rose Leaves, and the past released dies: Fancy Foliage and Vintage Labels.
I simply folded a top fold A2 card, die cut the lattice background from the same white card stock, die cut the Vintage Label from pink card stock and sponged with worn lipstick distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut the panel with a smaller Vintage Label and popped each layer up on the lattice background.  To make my floral spray, I die cut several of each size petals from the Roses Die set, sponged with worn lipstick, spritzed with water, and scrunched up.  I left them to dry all scrunched up.  Once dry, I opened them and using my large ball embossing tool and a mat, I worked the petals until they cupped a bit and then I layered them up by size.  I made the bud by turning several of the smallest petals around my straight piercing tool to create a circular shape.  I glued each petal over the last, overlapping just a bit.   I cut a bit off the bottom and glued the bud to the inside of the rose.  I made one little blossom the same way but only used a few petals.  I die cut several leaves from the Rose Leaves die set and a flourish from the Fancy Foliage die set. I felt the flowers needed center stage so I left off any further embellishments. 

For this next card (below) I used the new Lovely Flowers, Fancy Fan, Roses, Rose Leaves, Lattice Background, as well as the past released Happy Birthday Script die.

For this card I stamped the floral designs with Real Red and die cut the panels with the gorgeous new Fancy Fan die.  This die is so intricate and can be used several ways.  It can be used to create a stand alone fan,  or to add a fan to a card, and it can also be used to create borders and even the images and sentiments can be cut with the die in such a way that there is a fancy label type cut around them.  Watch the DT this month for more ideas!!!

Anyway... this card is a center step card.  I used real red behind the lattice background die, and then die cut 4 floral images and 2 sentiments from the Lovely Flowers set and put them together to form a fan.  I popped up the fan over the lattice on foam dimensionals. 

To create the rose this time, I did not spritz with water or scrunch up.  Instead, I just worked the fibers over really well with my large ball stylus.  It took a lot to shape these flowers because this card stock is very heavy, but the look I think is very pretty.  I did cut my petals apart to create this rose, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out looking like a rose.  I sponged the edges with fired brick distress ink, used my piercing tool to curl the edges of the petals down a bit, and I die cut 3 of the leaves and sponged them lightly as well.  I adhered this rose with hot glue since it is large and needed to be secure.
Here is another view of the easel card.  I added the happy birthday script die cut and added a white panel inside for my message.
To recap, here are the NEW products I used today: 





Here are the links to the rest of the Design Team.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you don't miss a chance to win one of the prizes!

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy 
Sandee * Robin * Sabrina * Julie 
 * Diana * Chris * Lori * Helen

Thanks so very much for stopping by!

Blessings,

36 comments:

Patricia Ceccacci said...

Grace I love the flower card. It gives us an idea as to the size of the flower in reference to a card I love roses they were my Mom's favorite

crafterab said...

Lovely lattice work cards! Both cards are magnificent. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Annette

Marsha said...

Absolutely stunning! LOVE the flowers and lattice.

Ethel Balla said...

I can't help it, I was always was in love with latticework. This die, and the way yes up it just beautiful in both your master piece.

Ethel Balla said...

Let me try this again. I can't help it, I was always in love with latticework. This die, and the way you used it in both of your master piece just beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Grace, what gorgeous cards, and I love the lattice die both directions. And your roses are stunning with the sponging to add more realism. Beautifully done cards, and I always love your easel cards! It's so lovely to see you posting again, and I am getting back into the swing a bit as my eyes are healing. Still don't have the best focus yet, but time heals (as you well know). Hugs and love, precious friend! xoxo

Lois said...

The lattice sure makes a nice background for your lovely flowers. I especially like the red easel card -- it's gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful cards. Your flowers are amazing.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful flowers on both and I like the lattice background.

Pati said...

I love the brightness of the red birthday card with the white lattice and HB die cut. Very nice!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous! Outstanding design and beautiful colors!

LadyofCards said...

Grace, another beautiful set of cards. The papers you used are really nice. Where are you getting your cardstock/papers from? The red is so rich looking. Never get tired of seeing your beautiful creations. Thank you

Heather said...

So beautiful!! Love those handmade flowers; fabulous new die!

Heather said...

That red and white Birthday card is stunning!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace...what gorgeou8s cards...beautiful roses...love them both....cou8ldnt choose if I had too. Just so awesome!!

Kathy Jones said...

WOWEEE Grace!! These are both amazing and I just love how you've made your roses - they look stunning!!

Margie F said...

Grace, your cards are so beautiful. I love the new lattice die and rose.

Robin Clendenning said...

Grace, your roses are absolutely perfect and gorgeous!!! I amazed sweet friend! Love your cards especially the first pink and white...I love those colors together and I just LOVE those roses and against the lattice bg is so beautiful!

Dawn said...

Grace, 2 beautiful samples! Your roses are fabulous!!!

RaeDeen Bittner said...

Oh, WoW! Your roses are beautiful whether they are scrunched or not! The lattice is the perfect background for really making them pop! Beautiful cards!

Diane said...

Beautifully created samples of the new dies and stamps...absolutely gorgeous!!
{Nellies Nest}

Donna Whitten said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful and your roses are awesome!!!

Mary Babet said...

Your cards are stunning! I so love your roses and how you shaped them.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the roses and the lattice background! Beautiful coloring and details on your cards!

Regena said...

simply stunning cards!!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards! The pink flowers in the first card is lovely! I love how you've used the fancy fan in the second card. The red flower is fabulous!

Pamela Haskin said...

Your cards are lovely! I especially like your roses on the first card. And, I'm glad to see how you used the fan. I was not sure how to use that stamp/die set. So happy to see you busy crafting again!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your cards are so gorgeous, Grace!! I just love the roses you created. They are so realistic and beautifully done!! Your fan on the card is absolutely gorgeous!! You are such an inspiration! TTYS!
Hugs,
Chris

JoAnn said...

Your roses are beautiful on both of your cards. And the cards are such a inspiration to make something beautiful.

Sherry said...

WOW!! they both are gorgeous!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Stunning projects. Totally love the new lattice die :) thanks for sharing

Helen Gullett said...

Grace, I am in love with your roses on both cards. They are so bloomy :) The card is beautiful with the lattice background, roses and the layers of vintage labels for the sentiment. And the second card, the fan is gorgeous with the red rose. They are so inspiring. THANK YOU so much for sharing them.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Grace I am in awe! Both cards are so gorgeous! Your roses are incredible! And that red and white card is jaw dropping seriously stunning!

Dottie Seubert said...

gorgeous as always
Blessings
Dottie

Julie Gearinger said...

Grace, your cards are both absolutely gorgeous!! Love the fan card with the red rose as well as your scrunched roses - you are the master at flowers, sweet friend! Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you have a blessed Easter!