And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ODBD October 2014 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs October Release!  Autumn is upon us and that means Christmas is not far behind.  Did I really just say the word "Christmas!"  It's not too early to start on those Christmas cards if you've not begun already, and this Fall and Winter Release by Our Daily Bread Designs will help you do just that with these beautifully designed stamp sets! 

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 found in the "stamps column" of the website. You have until October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


This first card was made with the pretty fall scene from the Autumn Tree stamp set.
Creative Nugget:  I put my Copics aside for this one and tried the old, but neglected technique of coloring directly on the stamp with water based markers to color the scene from the Autumn Tree stamp set.  A cloud template was used to lightly sponge clouds behind the tree.  Fall colors were added to a piece of mixed media paper using the No Wrinkle Distress technique, and the Leaves Background was stamped over this with Potting Soil Archival ink. The little heart was cut with one of the Ornate Hearts Dies from a little scrap left over from a previous project…yes, I tend to keep a lot of scraps as you never know when something will come in handy! LOL!  The Pennant Die cut the burlap framing the sentiment like butter.  A border of burlap was also added behind the main panel. The sentiment from the Autumn Tree set was stamped on a Pennant die cut and a little bow made with a fiber from the burlap was added to finish the card.

The second card was made with the new God's Timing stamp set.
Creative Nugget:  The background panels and the Vintage Label tag were made using the clock image from the God's Timing stamp set, a variety of stencils, distress inks, and even a little modeling paste.  The clock was cut with the Matting Circles Die, given several coats of utee, and then was cracked in several places to give it an aged look.  Stitching, a Beautiful Border, and some seam binding tie the elements on the card together.

Here are the new release products from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store that were used to make these samples...
...along with some old favorites:

You can see all of the gorgeous creations made by the talented Breadsticks on the ODBD Blog.  To see the details of each project be sure to visit each of the DT Blogs by clicking on the links below!  Leave a little love behind to qualify for one of the prizes!

Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee 
 Cathy (me) * Paula * Lisa * Silke 
 Wanda * Sabrina * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

24 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Both are amazing, Cathy!! Love the direct to stamp technique on the first....such a clean, fresh look and I love the green burlap! The 2nd, with the cracked glass and vintage look.....ahhhhh, LOVE it!!!! HUGS!!

Dawn said...

I haven't done that technique in ages and how perfect for Autumn Tree! Love it!
Your God's Timing is fabulous with the utee! Wonderful samples!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Cathy I love love love how you colored the tree!!! It is gorgeous! And the colors and design of your second card is yummy!!! So very gorgeous!

nancyparker55 said...

Wonderful projects!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an awesome technique with the direct stamp coloring on the first card Cathy!! The colors are so subtle!! It is gorgeous!! The second is so stunning with the colors and cracked glass technique. Your creations are so inspiring!
hugs,
Chris

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful layout on both of your projects.....give you a nice warm, cozy feeling!
Jan

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like your coloring technique and burlap on the first card.

Sherry said...

love your cards!!! especially the God's timing one!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful creations Cathy!

lisa808 said...

Two lovely cards.

Cards By Jan said...

Awesome cards Cathy!! I love your first direct to stamp, haven't tried that in ages, and your claock card is awesome, elegant I wonderful layout and colours!!
Hugs

laughingstamper said...

Way to use those scraps Cathy! I do the same thing. Coloring the stamp is refreshing to see and sets your fall card apart. The vintage card is pretty too!I like the background paper you made and the color palette is da bomb!!!

Vicki Romaine said...

Lovely cards.

Grace said...

Ooooh both are so pretty Cathy!!! Love how you colored on the tree stamp... love the look and love the sentiment in the pennant and the burlap. Your second one is just gorgeous! Love the colors, the stitching, the layout and all the fun texture you added! Just awesome my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Saints Rule! said...

Yummy Cathy! Love the classic feel to the watch fob and the amazing clean feel to the Autumn Tree set! The colors are amazing! Beautiful treats for the eyes!

Kelley said...

Cathy, love how you colored the tree! Very cool! The clock card is so awesome...love all the texture!

SarahGeorge said...

Amazingly beautiful!! Love the backgrounds on both :)

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty softness to your fall scene, cool stenciling on the second!

Patsy Behrendt said...

I am so amazed that these cards just keep getting better and better! The tree card is so perfect for Thanksgiving and the saying on the second one is probably one of my most favorite Bible sayings! Merry Christmas!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning projects Cathy! Love the marker to rubber on the top card, great way to showcase the stamp! Fabulous vintage card using God's Timing!

E. Marie said...

Cathy, I love both cards. Coloring directly on the tree image gave it a lighter look that is so perfectly complimented with the darker border. Great use of stencils, embossing paste, and stitching for an amazing background for the watch and sentiment.

Linda Carson said...

Both cards have the wow factor Cathy! The old technique looks new again and the backgrounds on your second card are divine for the watch image! So many awesome details to absorb on both cards! Excellent artwork!

Hannah Means said...

I love the stamped background and the use of burlap! Very effective!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Cathy! Love the coloring on the stamp for your tree and the bg looks wonderful. Your clock card is gorgeous w/ the tag and stitching.