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Sunday, September 1, 2013

ODBD September Release


September brings thoughts of back to school, the beginning of fall, and time to seriously begin working on this year's Christmas cards.  Whether you need an apple for the teacher or wonderful Christmas images for those Christmas cards, Our Daily Bread Designs September release has something perfect just for you!

You can see all of the fabulous samples created by the talented Breadsticks with this month's new stamp sets and dies on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  One winner will be randomly chosen from one of the designers blog comments to receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until September 3, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments!  The Winner will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 4th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample is from the gorgeous 
Christmas stamp set, Jingle Bells.

Creative Nugget: The Center Step card was made with Select White card stock following THIS tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. Each panel was layered with Blueberry Sky and a Solar crest panel that was masked and sponged with Memento inks.  White acrylic paint was used to stamp the Sparkling Snowflakes on the background.  The Christmas bells from the new Jingle Bells stamp set were stamped on the center panel and again on another piece of Solar Crest paper, colored with Copic Markers, cut out, and popped on top for dimension.  The Fence Die was added as well as a torn piece of Select White embossed with Swiss Dots.  The sentiment from the Jingle Bells set was stamped and cut with a Spellbinders Banner Die.  A seam binding bow and some rhinestones add a little sparkle and finish the card.

My second sample is from the new Apples stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Several layers of Solar Crest card stock were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink, embossed with different embossing folders, and stitched together to form the card base. The beautiful, elegant corner treatment was cut with the new Decorative Corners die and sponged with Antique Linen ink while still in the die. The sentiment from the Apples set was stamped and hand cut into a fishtail banner, and a loopy silk bow was added.  The apples were stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and cut with a Spellbinders Label Eighteen Die.   Brown and Sepia Copic Markers were used to color the image to give it a vintage look. Pearls were added for a touch of elegance.  This was a little bit of a different take on coloring the apples, but I like the way it turned out and hope you do , too!

These supplies, available at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store, were used to create my samples:


The links to my Sister Sticks are provided below for your hopping convenience...you won't want to miss a single gorgeous creation!  Enjoy your browsing and have a marvelous Lord's Day!

Sandee * Grace * Julie * Sabrina * Chris * Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Silke  Angie * Lisa * Audrey * ToshODBD Blog

Hugs,
Cathymac

53 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness, both of these are amazing!! I love the peaceful scene you have created for the 1st card and the sepia tones and details of the 2nd absolutely blew me away! You are incredible!! HUGS!!!

Audrey Ann said...

Thud!!!!! Cathy, your creations always speak to my heart - both of these are beautiful. Love the snowy scene you've created and your fab coloring on the Jingle Bells card, and the second is equally stunning with your monochromatic apples creation. So much inspiration from you today!
Hugs

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Hey Cathy! Your center step card is so beautiful and the little fence is perfect! And the way you colored those apples in your second card is brilliant!!!! Love love love!

scrappymo! said...

Two fabulous cards. The sepia monochromatic look of the apples cards is so beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, my Cathy... these are beautiful. Especiall love the side step card with the gorgeous image. The sponging looks fabulous! You are so creative my friend.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both or these are beautiful, Cathy! I love your center step with the bells and your sepia tone apples are gorgeous.

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome cards, Cathy! Your coloring on these is really fabulous, love them both.

Carol H. said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the texture and detail on the apples card! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! Love the step card, the post in the moonlight is so pretty! Love all the embossing and die cuts on the apple card, the monochrome look is stunning! TFS God bless!!

Kathy Cotton said...

Your two cards have to be the prettiest cards I have ever seen. They are so detailed and just stunning! Thanks and God Bless.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Both of these cards are so special! I really like the moon and night sky on the first card, though!

Tricia

Saints Rule! said...

Awesome projects Cathy! Where do I even begin? I love, love, love the scene you created with the Jingle Bells set. And that sepia apple card... WOW! I have to say that just melts my heart! Thanks for inspiring me! {[hugs}}

Jan Weddell said...

These are fabulous! I really like how you used the step card with the bells, makes a beautiful scene! The apple card is just so soft & pretty. Love them both!

Dawn said...

oh my... two gorgeous samples, Cathy! I just love your snowy scene, and your apple card is fabulous!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the background of your gorgeous center step card and the texture on your apples card.

Shelia said...

Both of these are beautiful creations. I really like the muted tones of the sepia on the second one.

Linda Carson said...

I'd give these cards a 10....picture perfect artwork! Quite creative and inspirational! Excellent, excellent!

Christine said...

Your step card is awesome, and I love the detail of the picket fence...so sweet. Thanks, also, for the link to the tutorial! The idea of creating a card in sepia is magnificent. That look is so very appealing!

Donna Oates said...

The center step card is really stunning. Love the depth of blue color for the sky and full moon look! Well and beautifully done.

Grace said...

Oh goodness Cathy... you have blown me away with BOTH of your creations!!! Your scene you created for the step card is just awesome! Love the effect of the acrylic paint for the snowflakes! The sepia tones for the apple card are just amazing! I love all your gorgeous layers and embossed texture... SUCH a gorgeous card!!!
hugs,
Grace

Pati said...

Wow! That white/antique linen & sepia apples card is very cool!! Lovely layers, all the embossing & dies, beautiful!! I love your coloring of the bells on the fence post too, a country Christmas. Pretty snowflakes on the blue background.

Sue A said...

Love your step card! Beautiful new sets.

Kathleen said...

Both cards, in their own way, are simply stunning! Beautiful!

Iris said...

So pretty and great stamp sets.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards the colors you choice let the stamps be the focal point of your cards love the blending of your colors its so perfect. thanks for sharing.

Candy Meyers said...

Both cards are awesome. So creative and inspiring. Thanks for the ideas.
Candy Meyers

Deb said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Love the step card for Jingle Bells!

Mary Babet said...

love these gorgeous cards. You added so many stunning elements yet there is not too much. I like how you have the snow flakes with the jingle bells.

Sue D said...

Great little scene on the step card and I like the vintage coloring on the second.

Lucy said...

Lovely cards! That step card is so pretty and peaceful.

Laura said...

There's just so much to love about these cards. How pretty! And using that fence just makes the card just feel all warm and cozy!
Laura

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards, I love the basket of apples especially!

Gina Ables said...

All I can say is "WOW!" Beautiful cards. Thanks.

Robyn said...

Love love the step card! Your work makes it look doable! Thanks for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous night scene on your first card, awesome coloring and just love your white background for your second card, the apples are a colored wonderfully, such great embossing!

Donna said...

Love your step card, full of snowflakes, a full moon, fence and fabulous jingle bells! I love the corner die in your second card. Thanks for sharing and providing great inspiration!

Donna said...

Beautiful card the first card is my favorite

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Cathy!! Your cards are always an inspiration. Love your center step design along with your gorgeous coloring and the popped image on your Fall card against the white.
Gorgeous work as always!!
hugs,
Chris

Sherry said...

both cards are GOOOOOOORGEOUS!!!!!
love them!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the scene you created with the Jingle Bells set for your Center Step card. The sepia on the apples along with your design is just stunning!

E. Marie said...

Two beautiful cards!! I especially love the coloring and different layers on your second card.

Denise Bryant said...

wow... amazing cards! I love the beautiful details on the Center Step card... gorgeous coloring and such a lovely card! Wonderful details on the second card as well... the stitching, layering, beautiful coloring! Perfection!

Kelley said...

Cathy, both of these cards are absolutely wonderful..not sure which I love more! Great job!!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Both of your cards are beautiful... The center step card is great I love the snowflakes in the background.

Lisaedie said...

Love the step fence post card. It's simply gorgeous, and just my style!

Vicky said...

The cards are just beautiful. Love the snow flakes & the little fence on the bottom.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Both your cards are out of this world fabulous Cathy!! LOVE your coloring of the bells!! WOW! And the Sepia toned apples...be still my heart!! Stunning work!!

Carol L said...

These are magnificent with details! I especially love the sepia color of those apples! Gorgeous cards Cathy!

Janis said...

Amazing cards.....Love the creative style of the first and the fun little fence in front. Love the white on white elegance of the second with the subdued coloring. Totally awed by both cards!
<3 J

Sabrina said...

Beautiful apples, Cathy - the simple colours are perfect with the wonderfully decorative and elaborate background, they balance each other so well. And the centre step card - that's a format I always struggle with but you've put it to great use here.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, wow, wow, Cathy, oh my word, your cards are beyond beautiful! Love the first one with your perfect coloring...sigh...one of these days I will color like that...one day. I also can't get over those sepia apples.....WOW! Hugs and blessing, Sabrina

Silke Ledlow said...

Cathy, both of your cards are just GORGEOUS!!!