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 1, 2014

Welcome to ODBD April Release

Now that April has arrived, we're anxiously awaiting spring-like weather in our part of the country!  Hopefully we've seen the last of the SNOW!  Easter will be here before you know it, and the Our Daily Bread Designs Release this month is perfect for making Easter cards and decorations expressing the true meaning of the most important holiday for Christians everywhere.  The cross reminds us of the sacrifice our Savior paid for our redemption and this beloved symbol is the theme for many of the new products being released today! Be sure to check out all of the beautiful new stamp sets and dies at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog and take a look at the many gorgeous samples made by the design team.

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers' blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps.  You have until April 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

My first sample uses the Ornamental Crosses Dies, the Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, the Flourish Label Borders stamp set, and the Christian Faith Paper Collection.

Creative Nugget:  The pretty patterned paper from the Christian Faith Paper Collection was mounted to Royal Velvet card stock and attached to a Vintage Cream card base.  The Vintage Flourish Pattern Die was sponged with distress ink and mounted on top to form the front of the card.  One of the Beautiful Borders and some seam binding were added across the middle of the card.  The labels from the Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies were stamped with the Flourish Label Borders and attached over the ribbon.  The Ornamental Crosses Dies were layered and several pearls added. The sentiment from the Happy Spring stamp set was stamped onto a tag from the Recipe Card & Tags Dies to finish the card.  I love how all the dies and stamps coordinate together so well.



Creative Nugget:  Another one of the papers from the Christian Faith Paper Collection was mounted to Blue card stock and attached to a Select White card base.  The Chalkboard Vine Background was white embossed on mixed media paper and swiped through distress inks that were misted with water on a craft sheet.  Two strips were cut from this panel and stitched to Beautiful Borders cut from blue card stock.  The little Ornamental Cross was cut from a small piece of this panel as well.  The sentiment from The Cross set was stamped in gray ink on an Elegant Oval Die and mounted to one of the labels from the Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies.  Some seam binding and silver pearls finish the card.

Here are the supplies from the 
Our Daily Bread Designs Store used to make these cards:


Click on the links below to see all the awesome samples made by the Design Team with stamps and dies from the April Release and don't forget to leave a little love at each stop along the way to be eligible for the PRIZE!

Chris * Sandee * Grace * Stacy * Dawn * Julie * Lori 
Sabrina * Silke * Wanda * Angie * Audrey * Lisa 

Thanks so much for stopping by…may you be blessed and inspired as you hop to each blog!

Hugs,
Cathymac

38 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Cathy, both of your designs are so gorgeous and chock full of "Cathy details", which take my breath away every time! Everything you create needs to be studied....so much to drool over! You ROCK!! HUGS!!

Dawn said...

beautiful samples, Cathy! I'm drawn to the blue one...love the design

grandmato20 said...

The card with the quote by Dr. Oliver B. Greene is splendid - very beautiful!

JKB said...

I really like how you created the focal point on your cards. Lovely!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous cards! One is more lovely than the next - Your layering just makes them sing!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Both your cards are just gorgeous! The blue one is so beautiful with the layering and ribbons! I may just have to copy that idea!

DebR said...

Both cards are so lovely and elegant looking. Awesome job!

Di said...

Beautiful bows, lovely layouts, calming colors! Wonderful works of art!

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Grace said...

Cathy your cards are both so beautiful as always!!! I love your layering on the first one and the way the black makes the cross panel pop! It's touching and beautiful! I love the layout of the second one..and of course your always beautiful stitching!!!
hugs,
Grace

Regena said...

Ur cards are both gorgeous!!

Saints Rule! said...

Amazing Cathy! I love the dusky purple and soft blues you chose! And those layers of die cuts with delightful bows and embellies... YUMMY!

Sue D said...

Very pretty papers and card designs.

Wanda Cullen said...

Cathy, these are gorgeous samples showcasing sooo many of the new goodies! You really rocked the new release!

Audrey Ann said...

Cathy, you have seriously outdone yourself!! Both of your designs are stunning - the first in the beautiful purples and pinks is breathtaking, and the second in the soft blues and whites - equally as beautiful!! Blessings my friend!
Audrey

Rose said...

Very pretty cards. I like the pink since it is one of my favorite colors.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful projects Cathy! The top card is very striking with the added Black panels!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are gorgeous Cathy!! I so love the first with the layered crosses and your color combo!! The second is so rich and beautifully layered!! The stitching adds the perfect finishing touch!! Stunning as always my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Heather said...

Oh, these are beautiful!! I LOVE these new dies and you used them so beautifully. Love the little cross as an accent on the second.

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful cards. With a change of sentiment would make great First Communion cards too.

Silke Ledlow said...

Cathy, these are two absolute beauties! Hugs ~S~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both are beautiful Cathy! The blue and white is perfect and great stitching. Your lavendar one makes me smile, beuatiful layers.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Lovely cards.

Sherry said...

both cards are beautiful!! love them!!

Karen Schroeder said...

Your cards are very pretty! Love the new releases!

Pati said...

Beautiful blue & white and purple & white cards!

Papercrafting Princess said...

They are both lovely and ready for Easter!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Beth Norman said...

Wow, I can't get over the talent I'm seeing on this hop. Your cards are truly gorgeous and will make someone very happy.

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, layers, textures, everything about them!

Conniecrafter said...

Such beautiful cards, love how the black gives the first such an elegant feel and lovely placement of everything on the second, love the papers!

Marsha J Reed said...

Very beautiful cards. I love the intricate die cut.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy, your cards are beyond words gorgeous! Love them both! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So pretty! I love the sweet bows with the extra loops. They add an extra note of richness!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration.

Kelley said...

Cathy, every month I am repeating the same old thing....Wonderful!! I especially like the purple cross card!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Two VERY special cards. No favorites here. Love them both.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! Beautiful colors and you've incorporated so many sets and dies but they don't look crowded at all. So pretty!