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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD March 2014 Release

Hello friends…welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs March 2014 Release!  This release is making me so ready for Spring…I am ready to say good-bye to winter, ice, and snow! The three gorgeous full stamp sets, four mini stamp sets, and three matching die sets being released this month are perfect for spring time stamping projects.  You will be awed by the beautiful samples you will be seeing today!

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designer's bogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps.  You have until March 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here are two samples made with some of the products from this fabulous release!
Creative Nugget: The background for this card was made using the Shadow Tiles Technique from the January Technique Junkies Newsletter.  The beehive image from the Bee Happy stamp set was stamped and colored with Copic Markers, and the sentiment added before scoring the panel and adding the shadow on the tiles.  Several bees were stamped and die cut using the Zinnia and Leaves Die.  Piercing was added to represent the bee trail and some messy stitching adhered the front panel to a Pacific Point mat.  The Spellbinder Timeless Rectangle Die peeks out from behind and was attached to a pretty piece of the Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  All layers were mounted to a Pacific Point card base to finish the card. 

My second card uses the Zinnia Stamp set along with the Honeycomb Mini and the Hummingbird.
Creative Nugget:  A beautiful piece of designer paper from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection was stitched to a Vintage Cream card base.  The second panel was made by clear embossing the Honeycomb Mini and sponging on some Ranger Distress inks.  A Circle Nestie was cut from this panel making room for the Zinnia.  The panel was then matted to a piece of Terra Cotta Tile and one of the Beautiful Border Dies attached.  The large and small Zinnias were die cut, stamped, colored with Copic Markers, and layered using foam tape for dimension.  Black micro beads were added to the center with Glossy Accents.  The Hummingbird, leaves, sentiment tag, and seam binding finish the card.  Wink of Stella Glitter Pens were used on the Hummingbird, but the photograph does not show the shimmer.


Here are the supplies from the 
Our Daily Bread Designs Store used for my samples today.



You can see all of the gorgeous samples at one place on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  To see the details of each sample, be sure to visit the blogs of my talented DT Sisters. Don't forget to leave a little love on each blog to be eligible for one of the PRIZES!


Click on the links below to get to each of the DT Blogs!


Thanks so much for stopping by today…hope you leave with a little Inkspiration!

Hugs,
Cathymac

41 comments:

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow! Cathy what gorgeous gorgeous designs! So much beauty to behold! And the details come together so perfectly! Love the little bee trails!

Grace said...

Oh Cathy... both your cards are totally rockin!!! LOVE the bg you created on the first one! Love the wandering stitch and the pretty die peeking out behind. Great color combo!!! The second card is gorgeous in these colors! Love the bow and stitching... and beads! Beautiful as always my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Gina Ables said...

WOW, I'm not sure which is my favorite. I really like the way you've cut around the zinnia. It makes the flower jump off the page.

Anita Braddock said...

Outstanding cards the colors and the use of the background stamps look Amazing. the layering is perfect. thanks for sharing

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

My dear friend, Cathy, my jaw drops each time I see your creations. I want to be like you when I grow up...LOL! Your background with the diamonds and your coloring of the first as well as your use of dies is gorgeous!! Love it!! Your second card is so beautifully colored and designed as well. The first is my absolute fave though!! Wow!!
hugs,
Chris

Irish Cherokee said...

This not only new to me but difficult. Your cards are unique, beautifully colored and overall excellent. Kudos.

Patty said...

WOW!! Both of your cards are out of this world!! The backgrounds and detailed used on both are fantastic! That shadow tile technique is to die for...I have to go check that out!!

Graciellie CH said...

Very very nice. I like both cards very much! Great release!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Cathy! Love your wonderful stitching on both and the tile and die cut are perfect on the first and the colors and layering are gorgeous on the second.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love the background behind the bee card. The zinnia card is lovely, they are my fav flower

Betty said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the background on the first one! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I am going in search of the technique to make that background. It really works well with the stamp set. Great card ,
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cathy, both cards are gorgeous! Truly creations of beauty! I always love reading your "Creative Nuggets" to see how you've achieved the beautiful look for each card! Thanks for that and for sharing your amazing creative talent! I love each one! Hugs, sweet friend!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, wow, wow, Cathy, my sweet friend, you cards are breathtaking! Love the effect the sponging gives on your first card and the second one, well, so creative with the dies and the way you have used them..beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Serena said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that tile technique on the first card! Love the layers and coloring on the second!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards Cathy showcasing the new March Release! Fabulous technique to use on your Bee Happy card, love the vintage feel to your Zinnia card!

Shelia said...

Both of these are lovely cards. I really like the background you created for the first one and those edges too!! Gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the background you created on the first one.

Dawn said...

Fabulous samples, Cathy! I just love the design of the second one! Beautiful!

DebR said...

Love the weaved look on the first card!
Both cards are beautifully done.

Ardis Ligon said...

Two more lovely and creative cards; thanks for sharing.

Audrey Ann said...

Cathy - you've blown me away again with your beautiful creations my friend!! Your first card with the fun die elements and background design is gorgeous - love the added piercing - so perfect!! And your second with the beautiful zinnia and hummer and unique design is breathtaking!! You're amazing :)!!
Blessings,
Audrey

Sonia said...

I love your cards! The tile shadow definitely makes the beehive card a stand out and the lovely colors on your zinnia card! Fabulous!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The new flower stamps are great.

TLady said...

Cathy!!!! HOW WONDERFUL BOTH OF YOUR CARDS ARE!!!! Your first--LOOOVE the Shadow Tiles Background technique!!! HOW NEAT!!! LOVE the COLORS, THE PLACEMENT OF EVERYTHING!!! JUST GORGEOUS! Your second card---LOVELY AGAIN!!!! The technique with the designer paper....WONDERFUL!!!! Your COLORING!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for the "Creative Nuggets!!!!" I "NEED" THEM!!!!:)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome creations Cathy. Your background on the first one is so cool, very very awesome. The second card is springy and pretty. Wonderful cards.

Rose said...

Great cards. Like the background in the first and the great coloring in the second.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, I love the background on the first card! GORGEOUS and sunny and warm. Makes me think of spring!!

Tricia

Cards By Betty said...

Nice job I love the use of the psalm on the first card and the hummer is wonderful on the second we feed the hummers in our yard every summer

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Cathy...wow two beautiful cards....I Love your pillow effect on your first card, gasp gorgeous!! and what a way to show off that beautiful flower and awesome humming bird!!

Jean Bullock said...

Wow! The stamping and coloring on your cards is exquisite. Great job.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh how I love that first card, such a cool technique for the background and works just perfectly for this theme, also like the piercing for the bee trail!! Cool layout and cut out for your flower on the second, such pretty coloring!

Clare said...

Wow, what beautiful cards! Your whole blogsite is great! Love your coloring on these great new stamps!

Kelley said...

Cathy, as always your cards are so amazing!! The beehive card is so pretty, love your background. But that Zinnia card is so stunning!! Love the colors!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Really love that shaded tile technique! Will have to check that out sometime. Also love the unique layout on the second card!
Both are gorgeous and I always love your stitching details!

Christine said...

What striking cards! I love the tiled technique and the lacy layer of the bee hive card! Thanks for sharing your sweet cards!

Becky said...

Cathy, love that beehive...the background is so pretty and a perfect fit with that image and sentiment. The zinnia and hummingbird are equally pretty. Love that color scheme, too.

Emily said...

What a cool technique on that background...I'll have to try it out! Beautiful work on both.

Linda Carson said...

Cathy, both of your cards are absolutely picture perfect! Love your stitching detail! Beautiful!

Saints Rule! said...

Both are amazing but my favorite would be the inked one! Beautiful one!