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Sunday, February 1, 2015

ODBD February 2015 Release

Hello friends!  Everything's coming up wildflowers with the new February 2015 Release by Our Daily Bread Designs.  Wait until you see the gorgeous scenes created by the fabulous Design Team with the matching outline and silhouette images in this month's release. AND…Squeeeee…two new word dies! 

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until February 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here is my first project made with some of the new products:
Creative Nugget:  Distress refill inks were used to create a sunset background for the new Wildflower Silhouette Background which was stamped over the dried watercolors with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  A white paint pen was used to add highlights to some of the wildflowers.  Another panel was made on Solar Crest card stock using the Faithful Fish Pattern Die released last month. The middle section was removed and the other two sections matted in black were popped up with foam tape allowing the wildflowers to be seen in the middle.  The Happy Birthday word die was cut once out of paper from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection and three times from black card stock.  The die cuts were glued together for dimension and mounted across the center section of the card. The same was done with the ballon dies which are included in the Happy Birthday Die Set.  The balloon was colored with Wink of Stella for some sparkle and covered with a layer of Glossy Accents.  A Metallic thread bow was added to finish the card.

My second sample was made with both the Wildflower Silhouette Background and the coordinating images from the Life is a Gift stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Each section of the center step card base was layered with Neenah Solar Crest card stock and paper from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection.  The Wildflower Silhouette Background was white embossed on the two side panels directly onto the patterned paper.  Copic Markers were used to color the wildflowers from Life is a Gift and then the Vintage Labels Die was used to cut the panel.  The same die was used to cut a blue mat which was cut down the middle and separated a little to create a frame for the main image.  The Gilded Gate die cut was embossed and lightly sponged with distress ink and mounted to the front of the card.  The sentiment from Life is a Gift was stamped on a Mini Tag die cut and tied to the gate to finish the card.

Here are the new release products available at the 
Our Daily Bread Designs Store used on my projects…


…and some old favorites as well:

To see all of the fabulous Design Team projects in one place, head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  The links below will take you to each of the talented Breadsticks' Blogs for a close up of all the details.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Cathymac

45 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Ooooh, Cathy, what a way to start off the New Release today!!! Your first card is so cool....love the colors in your scene and the shadow effect of the layered words! The 2nd is so amazing...love the papers you chose for the center step and the white embossing against the blue is so gorgeous! Fabulous job on both! HUGS!!

Lois said...

Two beautiful projects, Kathy! I like the way you did the Happy Birthday with a bit of a shadow behind it. I think my favorite is the second one though. That fence ties it all together.

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wonderful work. Is quite difficult do decide about the most beautiful ones. The 2nd ones is fantastic, but I loved both.

Melissa T. said...

Love the background you did behind the wildflowers! And the little gate/fence die on the second card adds such nice detail. Thank you for sharing. :)

Patty said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful!! I especially love the design on your first one with the panels!!

Becky said...

Love both of your designs...that step card is absolutely breathtaking and I love the new releases. Look out credit card here I come!

Dawn said...

What fabulous samples, Cathy!! I absolutely LOVE the center step! so creative!!

Sheila said...

Both cards are eye catching, but must say that the center step card is absolutely fantastic! Kudos to your creativity!!!

Jan said...

Love, love, love your cards. The water colors and the first one are gorgeous? Stunning!!! Then, the second card took my breath away. Beautiful stamps, dies and paper!!!

Pattie J. said...

WOW! Kathy, I love the insert effect, and the gorgeous colors. that die cut sets it off. a lovely vintage or masculine card. simply beautiful.

Judy Hall said...

I love this new release and your creative use of the stamps. Just lovely.

Roseanna C said...

Both cards are so pretty, I love the sunset background.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both so pretty, Cathy! I love the strip of w/c bg w/ the wildflowers bordered by the fish pattern on either side. And your center step card is just fabulous!

Miesje said...

Love these! I really like the colors.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Wow! Two gorgeous, gorgeous cards Kathy! Love the background and the dies you used! I also love the picture of your golden retriever so beautiful! Have a Blessed day!

Irish Cherokee said...

Both cards are extraordinary. Beautifully done. - Jim

Becky Kortman said...

I really like how you made the sunset look on the first card. And the layers of a die cut is great inspiration for upcoming cards. I like it when I learn to be a better card maker thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Cathy!!! LOVE the center step design!!! Sheer genious and oh so beautiful!!! Love the first one as well! You always have a clever and beautiful take that I love!!!
hugs,
Grace

Audrey Ann said...

Amazing projects Cathy - both made my heart skip a beat!! Your first is so creative and I just love your beautiful background. Your second is so soft and pretty - and so creative with the white embossing and wonderful gilded gate!! Hugs and blessings!
Audrey

April said...

These are beautiful! I love the "sky" on the first one the background on the second.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Cathy!! Both your projects are stunning!! I just love the first with the scene and your gorgeous colors with the beautiful layout and the edition of the balloon. Your second center step with the gate is such a stunning design!! So creative with them embossed flowers on the side panels!! Gorgeous my friend!!

hugs,
Chris

stamper101 said...

Lovely cards!

Sarah said...

Cathy, both cards are beautiful but I love the second one. Great job, Sarah W

Rosemary Lare said...

I really liked your cards. You gave me several ideas to try on my cards at home. Keep up the good work!

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

BOTH cards are GORGEOUS, Cathy! I love them!

Gina Ables said...

Both cards are wonderful, but the blue card with the wildflowers is especially elegant.

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! I really like that first one with the recessed panel; such a great look and the background with the distress inks is fabulous.

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

GORGEOUS cards, Cathy! I love both!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding cards Cathy! You've showcased this new release in one creative and inspirational style!

Sue D said...

wonderful cards. I like the sunset on the first one and the gilded gate on the second.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

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Pamela Haskin said...

Love your cards! I especially like the sunset in the first card! Very inspiring.

Ann said...

Beautiful cards, love how you used the Wildflower stamps.

vickienipp said...

love the cards but the dies are a dream come true!! thank you for your wonderful inspiration

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are wonderful, but my favorite is the step card with the darling gate. I love it!

Beth Norman said...

Your cards are delightful. I really like the first card. The design is awesome, but what I really like is the scene you created. The sky is amazing.

Kris B said...

Stunning cards! Love the sunset and the embossed side panels on the first, beautiful! The white embossed silhouettes on the second really are a wonderful touch!

Conniecrafter said...

Your sunset is just gorgeous, like the highlighting, love the way you brought color to the second one and the neat idea to emboss the side panels, so pretty!

Mehrll said...

Beautiful card. A way to use some of my narrow strips of paper. TFS

Greta said...

LOVE this release & your cards are wonderful! I especially love the gorgeous background with the silhouette stamp on the first one!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of your cards are stunning. Can't decide which I like the best.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful take on this release! What a creative use of the new set/dies...and the layouts are just perfect! Hugs ~S~

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh wow!!!! Cathy both cards are so beautiful! I LOVE how you have the gate on the second card!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Cathy, my friend, you have outdone yourself once again! Such amazing samples for February....just love them! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful projects, Cathy! Love the crisp feel to the top card and so many fabulous details on the center step card!