Friday, August 18, 2017

A Look Back at Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs' August Release.  Today I have three cards to share including the one posted here.  This card features the August release items, Teamwork stamp set, All Star Jersey stamp set and coordinating Sports Jerseys Die.  For more inspiration using the August Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog along with my design team sisters. (The links are at the end of today's post.)
For the first card, I started with a black card stock base and added a white CS mat.  I chose a bit of black and white Designer paper from ODBD's Chalkboard Paper Collection.  And why did I choose these unusual colors!  The High School I graduated from...  were black and gold!  I stamped the jerseys on yellow DP from the Birthday Brights Paper Pad and used the coordinating Sports Jerseys Die set to cut the gold stamped image and a black CS layer to go underneath.  I simply cut along the "sleeves" on the jersey image and nested it on top of the black die cut.  I just love the dimension!  The phrases also came from the All Star Jersey stamp set.  I simply used a black marker to fill in the text.  The number one, was created with the Sports Jerseys Die set.  The polka dot DP used came from the Birthday Brights Paper Pad.  The stars (created with white card stock and Sparkling Stars Die) were nestled behind and top of the polka dot layer.  And for the final touch, I stamped the sentiment (from the Teamwork stamp set) with black ink on white CS and used the Pennant Flags Die to die cut and emboss.  

It is really hard to find golf related stamps.  Even though, my husband DOES NOT golf, I have several friends who do.  So I was super excited to see this release!  And it has the coordinating die with it!  Even better!  I started with white card stock for my base and added a base Designer Paper layer from the Boho Bolds Paper Pad (the soft blue and the polka dot design).  I sandwiched a white mat CS layer between the two.  The final layers, including the sand trap, grass and polka dot sky were framed and die cut with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  I created the sand traps using the Leafy Edged Borders Die.  The grass was created with the Grass Hill Die.  The Ephemera Essentials Paper Pad provided the soft sand DP for my faux "trap."  I stamped the image from the new Golf Stamp Die Duo on Copic compatible paper and after coloring used the coordinating die to cut it out.  The sentiment may also be found on the new Golf Stamp Die Duo.  Copic colors used here...  C1, C2, C3,C4, C7, 100


So for today's final card, I worked with some lovely plaids and patriotic colors found in the Old Glory Paper Pad.  I also used a soft brown from the Ephemera Essentials Paper Pad to create the clipboard.  I used the Clipboard Set Die to created the sentiment frame and used the Teamwork stamp set for my sentiment.  A few stars scattered about (from the Sparkling Stars Die set) add a fun touch.  The Double Stitched Rectangles Die provided the perfect touch for the red sentiment mat.  I used a fun blue (Memento's Blue Danube) and red (Lady Bug) for the sentiment itself.  A bit of baker's twine tied around the faux clipboard finish it off!

And some of the new items you see...

A few old favorites...
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And the Bread Sticks

Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Diana  Lori * Dawn * Helen

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Let's Play Ball... A New Release and Blog Hop at Our Daily Bread Designs

Good morning and welcome to this month's release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  And to make it fun for our readers, 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 August 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 August 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!   Links are at the end of today's post.  
Here is my first card featuring the new Football Stamp Die Duo...
 I started with a polka dotted base (ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad and a white mat.  I chose a bit of green card stock from my stash and used a die from the Double Stitched Rectangles set.  I added a few white stripes (to mimic yard lines) and stamped my sentiment (Football Stamp Die Duo) on white card stock.  The fun football (also from this set) was colored with Copics.  I added the final Touchdown sentiment framed with the Pennant Flags Die set. The new set shown above...
So here is another sports themed project using the new Basketball Stamp Die Duo. 

I found the burgundy, blue and plaid papers in one of my old favorites, Old Glory Paper Pad.  I created a net panel with white card stock and ODBD's Lattice Background Die and nested Rectangles Die.  I stamped the image (from the NEW Basketball Stamp Die Duo) with black Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it accordingly.  And the new set you see used above...

And for my final card today, I chose a couple of NEW sets, Teamwork and All Star Jersey and coordinating Sports Jerseys Die.

My go to paper pad on this project was also the Old Glory Paper Pad.  I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Team Work stamp set on white card stock and after embossing added a soft sponged blue ink.  The jersey (from the NEW All Star Jersey) was stamped on red DP and white card stock before fussy cutting and combining the two.  The numeral (also from All Star Jersey) was die cut and embossed using the coordinating Sports Jerseys Die along with the jersey.  A few random stars finish the card.  Here are the NEW items you see above...

 Don't forget to visit all of our designers to check out their creations.  Plus as you hop and leave comments you are putting your name in for a chance to win!  Thanks as always for visiting.  Until next time, blessings...

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The Bread Sticks
Cathy * Grace * Angie * Sandee * Kathy 
Diana * Dawn * Lisa * Chris * Lori * Helen

Sunday, July 30, 2017

~ You Are My Sunshine ~

Tonight, I am popping in to show you one final project from this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  On Tuesday, we will have an entirely new release to share and this month I have three cards to showcase!  But until then, take a few moments to look over this clean and simple card using the Aloha stamp set and coordinating Bird of Paradise Die.  And for a bit of added dimension, I used the new Tropical Leaves Die for my foliage.  Do you recognized the polka dot DP?  You can find that in the Boho Bolds Paper Pad.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come by on Tuesday to see the new August release!  We will have a ball with it!  Blessings...

Copic Combos 
E31, B24, V15, V17, YR07, G24, YG03
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, July 17, 2017

~ Beauty and Blessings ~

There are very few things more beautiful than a vibrant sunset.  The colors of nature are spectacular...  from the sunrise over the ocean to the color variations in each and every flower...  the creation is a reflection of the Creator.  Today's card reflect the two things that remind me of our Creator each and every day.  I am constantly reminded of His love and mercies at the close of each day.  And I am reminded of his care and provisions when I see a flower. 

Layer by Layer -
1.  Black Card stock 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches
2.  Orange Card Stock cut and embossed with Sunburst Background Die
3.  Black Card Stock cut and embossed with Pierced Circles Die (image mat)
4.  White Card Stock - image stamped with black ink from ODBD's July release, BON VOYAGE
5.  Distress Inks on image - Salty Ocean (with White Gel Pen for waves); Worn Lipstick; Spiced
     Marmalade; Squeezed Lemonade (Circles Die) mask used to create setting sun
6.  Blossom - white card stock colored with Distress Ink Tattered Rose and Mustand Seed; ODBD's
     July release HIBISCUS DIE
7.  Ferns - Black Card Stock - ODBD's July Release - FERNS DIE

And now for my second card also featuring a few items from July's ODBD release...

  Layer by Layer -
1.  White Card Stock Base layer 5.5 x 8.5 inches, scored and folded at 4.25 inches
2.  Orange DP 5.5 x 4.25 inches ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad
3.  Plaid DP from ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad cut and embossed with Pierced Rectangles 
4.  White CS ODBD's Beautiful Borders Die
5.  Yellow DP ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad die cut with Double Stitched Pennant Flags Die
6.  Pale blue DP ODBD's Birthday Brights Paper Pad die cut with Ovals Die; white sentiment panel
     Ornate Ovals Die; sentiment from ODBD July release Aloha; Ranger Archival Ink Garden Patina
7.  White Card Stock - blossoms - distress ink - Tangelo, Angel Pink; ODBD July Dies - Frangipani Die
8.  Leaves (dark green DP) - Frangipani Die; Boho Bolds Paper Pad

The July release items  you see today...

Thank you for visiting!  Until next time, Blessings!

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Look Back at ODBD's July Release

It's time for a special look back at this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Here is the card/project I created using  Tickled Pink stamp set and coordinating Flamingos Die, Hibiscus Die and Ferns Die.  I also incorporated the Boho Bolds Paper Pad.  For more inspiration using the July Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog.

I chose to color the die cut hibiscus with a couple of distress ink, Spun Sugar (insides) and Squeezed Lemonade on the edges and stamen.  I also used a die cut cloud (Clouds and Raindrops Die) to softly sponge around and create my sky background.  I used the die cut image and added a bit of soft blue around the edges, moving the die as desired.  I stamped and colored my sweet flamingos and after die cutting, added them with dimensional foam.  I stamped the sentiment with a soft turquoise ink and used the Pennant Flags Die to cut and emboss.  A few faux ferns (Ferns Die), colored with clover colored ink nestle beneath my faux hibiscus.  The white matting layer is actual a die cut Lattice Background Die peeking out.  A band created with the Flower Lattice Die join a bit of solid DP and polka dot DP.  Here are the new items  you see today...

 and a few old favorites...

And my design team sisters....Cathy * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn * Kathy * Lori (ME)* Diana

Inks - Ranger Archival Ink - Sentiment - Forget-Me-Not, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics RV52, RV55, E51; Distress Ink - Lucky Clover, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope my American friends had a happy and safe 4th of July!  It seems after the 4th our minds turn inevitably to school shopping and the end of summer.  So today, I thought I would take a few moments to place myself on a imaginary beach somewhere with a beautiful tropical sunset.  And Our Daily Bread Designs' Bon Voyage stamp set seemed to lend itself quite well to this task.  With a bit of rich inks and a bit of shading...  a tropical sunset was born... and I didn't have to take a jet plane to see it!

I started out with a black card stock base (5.5 x 4.25 inches when folded).  I added a slightly smaller rich pink mat before my final black CS mat layer (created with ODBD's Pierced Rectangles Die.  My main panel started with plain white card stock.  I layered on several different shades of distress ink until I reached the desired sunset effect.  I then stamped the palm tree image on with a vibrant black ink.  While creating my image layer, I chose a bit of of white scrap and inked it up with purple and pink distress ink to mimic the sky.  I knew I would position my sentiment in that area and wanted the background to look similar.  I chose to cut/emboss it with a die from the Pennant Flags and matted it with black CS using the Double Stitched Pennant Flags.  I created my Frangipani spray with white card stock, inking the die cuts before shaping.  The leaves are from the NEW Ferns Die and Tropical Leaves Die.  I have shared the ink colors below for those that like the shades I used.  The blossom itself was made with the NEW Frangipani Die.

So here are the July release items you see used today...

and a few old favorites...

and here's some specifics on the coloring...

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Dusty Concord - Sky
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn - Ferns
Distress Ink - Peeled Paint - Tropical Leaves
Distress Ink - Frangipani - Work Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!