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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 July 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 July 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my first card above I used the new Bon Voyage stamp set for my image and sentiment, and I used the Hibiscus Dies, Tropical Leaves Dies, and the Ferns Dies, as well as past releases, Lattice Background Die and Mini Tags. I used papers from the Boho Bold Paper Pack for the blue background behind the lattice, and the big tropical leaves. To create my hibiscus flowers, I played with a couple different techniques. The large pink flower was colored using Derwent Inktense pencils, which are colored pencils which when you wet with water, the result is permanent ink. I did this on watercolor paper, colored in the die's embossed veins, then used water to draw that out, leaving the veins darker and the surrounding area various shades lighter. For the pink and yellow flower I sponged Memento Lux ink in to the center of the flower, following the embossed area of the flower die, then sponged the edges very lightly in pink ink, lightly drawing it inward on the petal, and then I took clear water on a brush and drew it more in toward the center, allowing the pink to penetrate into the embossed veins on it's own. For the solid yellow flower I just watercolored with my cake watercolors, using a tiny brush to add the veins. I did a lot of hand embossing and curling of petals on my piercer to shape the blossoms, and for a couple of them, I snipped the blossoms a bit deeper toward the center so I could overlap petals or roll them a bit differently than the die allowed. The yellow and pink one is not snipped at all and represents the die exactly as it is, and I scrunched up the petals before gluing. I added the die cut stamens to which I had added flower soft and Mudd Puddles Maui to the centers. I added some tropical leaves and ferns and stamped the sentiment, then die cut that with a Mini Tag. It is tucked in with little pink satin ribbon.
For my next card, I used the new Bon Voyage stamp set, the Ferns dies, and the Fragnipani Dies. I also used the past released ODBD Custom Ovals dies, Pierced Ovals, and the ODBD Baha Bold Paper Pack. The scene is water colored on watercolor paper which I masked with an ODBD Oval die cut. Once that was dry I added the front palm tree image and the distant palm trees using VersaMark ink. I cut several ferns from the new Ferns die set, and a Fragnipani flower, which I water colored and curled on my piercer. I stamped the sentiment from the Bon Voyage set and die cut with the ODBD Custom pierced ovals, and matted with an ODBD Custom Oval die cut of paper from the Boho Bold pack. I added one crystal to the center of my flower. I also stamped an extra palm tree and hand cut the middle greenery so I could pop it up over my sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed my samples today! To recap, here are the NEW ODBD sets and links that I used today:
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