And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ODBD October Release

Hello friends!  Crisp, cool days, crunching leaves, and thoughts of Thanksgiving and Christmas are on my mind these days.  If you are thinking about these things as well, you might want to express those thoughts on a special card. If so, the new stamp sets being released this month by Our Daily Bread Designs will help you do just that.

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 October 2, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments!  The Winner will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I have two samples to share with you today.  The new Leaves Background and Thankful Song stamp sets were used for the first card.


Creative Nugget:  A piece of More Mustard card stock was embossed with a wood grain folder and several brown tones of distress inks were swiped over the raised edges to highlight the wood grain. This panel was mounted to Early Espresso card stock and attached to a Vintage Cream card base.  I tried a new technique with the leafy panel.  Small pieces of green, yellow, orange, red, and gold tissue paper were crumpled up, opened, and glued to a scrap piece of card stock.  Glue was painted over the whole panel and left to dry.  Several fall colors of Dylusions sprays were added next and dried with a heat tool.  The Leaves Background was then stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink. This panel was cut with a SB Labels Twenty-Three Die and attached to the card.  The squirrel image from the new Thankful Song stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and cut with a SB Opulent Oval Die.  Several leaves from the Leaves Background stamp were cut out, colored, and attached along with the sentiment to a piece of mesh with some silk ribbon.  Some colored pearls were added to finish the card.

The second card measures 4" x 8" and was made with the new Candy Cane Stamp Set. 
Creative Nugget:  I love the verse in the new Candy Cane stamp set and decided to make it into a bookmark using the ODBD Custom Bookmark Die.  The size of the card was adjusted to accommodate the size of the bookmark.  Fine Linen card stock was used to create the card base.  The Teresa Collins designer papers did not quite match the card stock, so all the layers of DP as well as the stamped panels were sponged with Brushed Corduroy distress ink before stitching them to the True Black mats.  (***Hint: Distress inks can be used this way to change the background color of your designer papers making them more versatile!)  Candy canes were randomly stamped over a Solar White panel and colored with Copics to match the DP.  This panel was cut with a SB Marvelous Square Die, matted with True Black and attached only on three sides to form a pocket for the bookmark.  One of the candy canes was fussy cut and popped onto the top part of the card.  Some seam binding and hemp twine were added to finish the card.

The second photo shows the bookmark out of the pocket.
These supplies from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store 
were used to create both samples:


My super talented DT Sisters have created some amazing samples using the new October release stamp sets.  Be sure to check them out and leave a comment to be eligible for the wonderful prize.  I've included their links below to make your viewing a little easier!

Lori * Chris * Julie * Grace * Sabrina * Sandee Dawn  

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

32 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!!! Both are so amazing! I love the tissue background technique and autumn colors of the first! Love how you made a tag for the 2nd and the colors are so vivid and beautiful! Fabulous work, GF!! HUGS!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What stunning cards and projects Cathy!! I just love the bookmark/tag on your candy cane card with your long and narrow elegant design and the autumn colors and your gorgeous colors of the first. HUGS!

Lucy said...

Both cards are so lovely! I love the wood grain base and the fall leaves background on the first. That candy cane verse is perfect for a bookmark!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy both of your creations are AMAZING! You inspire me each and every time! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful, Cathy! Love your leaves bg and fall colors on the first and your candy cane card w/ the inserted bookmark is terrific.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow! Cathy both of these are so cool! I love them both but that tall card with a bookmark in the pocket is so genius!

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful Cathy! Love the fun fall colors on the first and that bookmark is fabulous! A feast for the eyes... {{hugs}}

Lori

Ina Ftacek said...

Wuw both nice butmy favorite is the fall leaves and red squirrel reminds me of being back home in Illinois,Gotta love those red squrrels and beautiful fall colors and leaves except for raking them, lol.Hugs,Ina

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the Ideas with the background stamp love the fall colors. I love the candy cane book mark and holder for it. love the colors and the added ribbon adds that pop. thanks for sharing.

Ina Ftacek said...

My favorite is the bookmark I love the way you did it. The autumn squirrel is lovely too.Thanks for sharing,

Ina Ftacek said...

Thankyou for sharing your lovely cards...especially the bookmark sooo pretty

Sheri said...

Both cards are amazing!

Sue D said...

I like your coloring and leafy background on the first card and the cute bookmark on the second.

Shelia said...

Both of these are lovely. I really like the bookmark with all the bright red and white colors. The squirrel is colored so beautifully. Those leaves are gorgeous too!!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous projects, Cathy! The bookmark card is a gift in itself, but it's the autumn one that has wowed me. Fabulous colours, and I love the sweet squirrel (even if they are an invasive species here and have almost entirely displaced our native red!).

Patty said...

Wow!! A lot of hard work into both these creations..especially your first one with the leaves background! Have to say though, that the candy cane card is my favorite...great verse!!

Grace said...

Oh Cathy you always blow me away with your creativity! I just LOVE the top one... that tissue/glue technique is AWESOME! Your candy cane pocket/bookmark is wonderful! Love the dp with that one!
hugs,
Grace

Mary Babet said...

I love both of these cards! My favorite is the candy cane card with bookmark. What an incredible card for someone to receive.

Heather said...

These are both beautiful! But I really love that candy cane card. The candy canes look almost real.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Cathy! Fabulous coloring on the Thankful Song card, love the addition of the bookmark to the Candy Cane card!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are fabulous Cathy!! Love the rich colors, coloring and designs! Very creative and inspirational too!!

Gina Ables said...

What a cute little squirrel card and I love the candy cane and the story too. Both cards are beautifully done.

Robyn said...

Beautiful!!

Sherry said...

both cars are beautiful, but I really like the candy cane bookmark

Jo4Him said...

What lovely cards, especially the squirrel-very creative. Thanks for sharing

vickienipp said...

the cards r beautiful

Dawn said...

beauties, Cathy! your leaves are so vibrant and I just love the idea of the bookmark...clever you!

Emily said...

Lovely fall colors and the candy cane card with bookmark is fabulous! I love the verse!

Conniecrafter said...

I think that little guy is my favorite of the release, love how you used the background, so cute!
The candy cane card is so sweet,, love your idea of adding a book mark to it!

Twylia Bell said...

Great Inspiration for all cardmakers including me. Look forward to using your ideas and techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the warm, rich colors of your first card!! Your squirrel is just the cutest!! And I love how you used the candy cane as the background, and as the main image!! Clever!

Kelley said...

Cathy, both cards are so beautiful, but the candy cane card just makes me smile! Love how festive it is!!