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)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ODBD April 2015 Release Day

Hello friends!  April showers are coming to Our Daily Bread Designs Showers are not limited to April however, and you will find that the fabulous Stamp and Die sets being released today are perfect for crafting all year long.  The talented Breadsticks have some gorgeous creations to share with you today using the new products being released.  

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 April 2, 2015 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 April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample uses the new Shower of Blessings stamp set and the new Clouds & Raindrops Dies :
Creative Nugget:  The Chalkboard Lattice Background was clear embossed on a piece of watercolor paper.  Rainbow colors were watercolored over the embossing which was then ironed off after the watercolors had dried.  Two clouds were cut from this panel using the Clouds & Raindrops Dies and one other cloud was cut from Neenah Solar Crest card stock.  The white cloud and a Smokey Shadow mat was covered with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear sparkle glitter.  A curvy panel was cut with a Spellbinders Curvy Border Die on which a sentiment from the Shower of Blessings set was stamped .  After attaching the curvy border, the whole panel was cut down using the large pierced rectangle from the Flourished Star Pattern Die.  The watercolored panel was popped up on the glittery Smokey Shadow panel.  The showers were created using rhinestones and little heart raindrops cut with the Clouds & Raindrops Dies.  A few scattered rhinestones were added to finish the card.

My second project was made like a sampler using one of the sentiments in the new How Sweet the Sound stamp set and the beautiful Layered Lacey Squares Dies.
Creative Nugget:  First, the bottom of a 5 1/2" square card base was cut with a Spellbinders Scalloped Border Die.  ODBD Paper Collections are so gorgeous, even the smallest of scraps are saved and put to use.  Scraps from the Soulful Stitches Paper Collection were used to create a patchwork sampler which was stitched to a Smokey Shadow mat.  The Faithful Fish Pattern Die was used to emboss this panel and a Beautiful Border was attached to the bottom before mounting it to the card base.  The new Layered Lacey Square Dies (Swoon) along with SB Square Nesties were used to make the different layers for the frame.  The verse from the How Sweet the Sound Stamp set was stamped on the top layer.  The Spool & Tape Single stamp, colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Spool & Tape Die was the perfect accent for the sampler card which was finished off with a bit of seam binding and some pearls.

 Here are the new products used to make these projects that are now available at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store



…and some old favorites:


Be sure to check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog to see all the gorgeous springtime cards made by my talented Sister Sticks!  To see close ups of each project and more details about each one click the individual links below.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

36 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Cathy, both of your cards are amazing! The techniques and colors on the 1st are awesome and I love the sewing theme with the 2nd! Your attention to detail and clever design elements are always a treat!! HUGS!!

Ginny maxam said...

Very Lovely cards, I also enjoyed reading through your blog!
Ginny M

Nancy said...

Gorgeous designs! Using the sewing items is so creative! Fabulous details too!

vickie said...

Just love the vintage feel of your second card.

Becky said...

What beautiful cards. Love your clouds on the first one and love that background. And that second one is fabulous, love how you incorporated the spool die with this and the papers are gorgeous.

Earline said...

Lovely cards you have made.

Marsha said...

The cards in this bloghop are so amazing. Your craftmanship is so evident. Lovely cards. Gorgeous backgrounds on both cards.

Lois said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, Cathy! The first one with the glittery raindrops is so sweet! And the second one with the pink/gray/black color combo is just lovely!

Pamela Haskin said...

Fun cards! I especially like the background on your first card.

lisa808 said...

Love the hearts with the rain and clouds.

Sarosa said...

Such creative cards! I love the whimsy of the first, and the heart-shaped rain so reflecting the love in God's rain of grace upon us!

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so beautiful! But since I'm such a big fan of quilt cards...the second one about took my breath away!

Joan V said...

Love those little hearts and all the rhinestone on your first card. Oh my, that second card is fabulous, too. Gorgeous coloring and so much dainty dies used. I love 'em both.

Grace said...

Cathy I love both your cards! So different and so indicative of your multi-talented creativity! Love how you created your bg and mat on the first one, but the second one just tugs at my heart with the pretty patch work bg!!! Gorgeous!!!!
hugs,
Grace

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your cards are gorgeous as always, Cathy!! I especially love the first with the background you created, the hearts and the rhinestones that come down from your clouds!! Beautiful work as always my friend! The paper piecing on the second is awesome!!
hugs,
Chris

Sue D said...

Love the rainbow of colors on the background of the first card and how you used scraps on the second.

Jo4Him said...

Both of your cards were gorgeous, but I especially loved the 2nd one. Both had such creative elements. Thanks for sharing

Ann said...

Beautiful cards, love the first one with the raining hearts.

Alicia Merline said...

I love what you did to create the watercolor background. The lattice stamp is going on my wishlist!

Laurie B. said...

beautiful cards! the background on the first one is a new technique to me, thanks for the inspiration

Linda Carson said...

Love your use of the background stamp on the first card....very creative!! The second card is absolutely gorgeous and will encourage someone's day!

Linda Carson said...

Love your use of the background stamp on the first card....very creative!! The second card is absolutely gorgeous and will encourage someone's day!

E. Marie said...

Gorgeous cards. I love how you created both backgrounds, especially the second one. Stunning!

Audrey Ann said...

My goodness Cathy these are GORGEOUS! Your first with the bright colors and creative background, and the second with the wonderful Grace sentiment and soft colors/papers - I love them both!! Your designs are always an inspiration - thank you for sharing!!
Hugs,
Adurey

Conniecrafter said...

Great glittery clouds and sweet gem raindrops in the first and great pieced background on the second, like the stamp you used with the sentiment on it too!

Dawn said...

Cathy, love the batik bg with the rainbow lattice! clever you! so cute with the blingy raindrops!!
Beautiful quilt bg and design for your second!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Very creative and absolutely beautiful cards Cathy! Hugs ~S~

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Cathy! Your bg on the first is just fabulous..love all the colors. And your second is just lovely!

Regena said...

ur cards are so sweet and creative,,Great job!!

Patty said...

Oh My! Two totally different cards, but both equally awesome!! Love the pink& brown in your second card!!

Anita Braddock said...

What Beautiful Cards love the style and the layering. the choice of papers and the technique are Amazing. thanks for sharing.

Wanda Cullen said...

Cathy, your cards are both so creative and over the top gorgeous! LOVE that ombre rainbow look on the first and the quilted BG is a stunning look on the second! I always look forward to your designs!

Kim P said...

Fabulous! Such a creative take on a rainbow!
My mom is a quilter...that 2nd card would make any quilter smile!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Really neat cards, Cathy! Love the rainbow colors in the first, and the rhinestones make the perfect raindrops. I also like your patchwork sampler card. It looks so homey, and the stitching adds the perfect complement. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Deb said...

I just love this new release and ordered them all!

Kelley said...

Cathy, both your cards are just stunning! Love the mixed media technique card and the sewing card I LOVE! Thanks so much!!!