And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ODBDSLC149 Other Than a Square or Rectangle

Hello everyone!  It's been two weeks since the last one, so welcome back to a new Shining the Light Challenge at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!

This week's challenge is:
Other Than a Classic Square or Rectangle
Your card or project can have fancy edges or have a different shape.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a PRIZE, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bead Designs Store!  Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. EST.  One random winner will be announced next Saturday. 

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.  As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify for this award; however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC149.  When creating your post on blogs, please include a link to the challenge.  Thank you!

I thought this week would be a perfect opportunity to try making a Diamond Origami Fold which was a new tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers.  I will say in advance that I apologize for the quality of the photos.  I must have taken a hundred photos and could not get the purples to look like they do in real life...the butterfly does actually match the flower on the inside!  LOL!  This first photo is the closed card and does appear to be a classic square card, but...

...when you open it up... looks nothing like a square or a rectangle!

Creative Nugget:  The fun part began after creating the card following the directions on the tutorial.  (I did modify gluing the panels as I wanted to keep the sentiment diamond free, and did not glue it as suggested on the tutorial.)  A Fleur de Lis Square die was cut to fit the flap on the front of the folded card and a ribbon was tied around this panel as seen on the first photo.  The small diamond panels were made by layering Limeade Ice card stock and coordinating Bo Bunny DP.  The sentiment from the Scripture Series 3 stamp set was stamped right on the DP.  The Cheery Lynn Butterfly Die was attached to the other diamond with the wings free.  Black Pearls were added to the antenna and the body of the butterfly.  The newly released Hyacinth stamp set was used for the inside of the card.  The hyacinth was actually colored twice with Copic Markers and one cut out and popped on top of the other for dimension.  The same was done for the sentiment banner.  This was cut with a matching Labels 26 Die, mounted on Limeade Ice, and attached to another Fleur de Lis Square.  It's hard to see in the photos but several Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Dies were attached to the side panels.  A few Black Pearls were added to finish the card.

These materials used on this card are available at the Our Daily Bread Designs store:

To see more fabulous Other Than a Classic Square or Rectangle creations visit my Sister Sticks who have worked hard to inspire you to make your own.  I hope you'll be able to join us this week for the Shining the Light Challenge!

~~And welcome our April Guest Designer, Gloria Stengel~~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Hyacinth, Scripture Series 3 (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), Limeade Ice (PTI), Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 26, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and Small Exotic Butterflies (ODBD), Fleur de Lis Squares (Spellbinders), Kaiser Pearls, Ribbon, Copic Markers V000, V05, V06, V09, YG17, YG21, YG25


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun and gorgeous Diamond Fold Origami Card!! I just love your use of the hyacinth, your gorgeous coloring and all the springy colors!! What an inspiration!!
Have a blessed day!!

Gloria Stengel said...

What a super cool fun fold. I love the lovely image on the inside!

Debbie said...

Wow!! What an amazing card!! It's gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the butterfly and how you layered the image inside!

Lorianna said...

This is just Stunning!
Love everything about it!
Thank You so much for sharing
your wonderful talent
with all of us!!

MariLynn said...

This is fabulous. Ok, now I am going to have to go look at that tutorial seriously. I just glanced at it earlier. After seeing your card I'm inspired!!! Hope you are having a blessed day!~

Kathy said...

Wow, Cathy, this came out gorgeous! I love how you put it all together with the different elements! I love that Hyacinth Set and how you colored it! Blessings! Kathy

Grace said...

Cathy this is the most amazing card ever! I saw the tutorial for it but you have really made me want to try it now! Love all your details and there's just so much to take in!

Jan Marie said...

Wow!! What a beautifully intricate project you've crafted!! Love the design and all of the interesting elements! Great job!! Blessings and hugs!