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Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome to the ODBD May 2015 Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May 2015 Release!   Birds and Butterflies are a sure sign that Spring has arrived.  Be sure to look for these signs of spring as you view the new release creations on the blogs of the talented Breadsticks…birds and butterflies abound!   

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 May 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample uses the beautiful Belles Vignes and Trois Jolies Papillons stamp sets.

Creative Nugget:  The edges on two pieces of Mixed Media paper were masked and the Belles Vignes corner was white embossed. Blue, Green, and Yellow Bisters were lightly sprinkled over the panel and spritzed with water.  Both pieces were given time to air dry.  You never know what you are going to get with the Bisters, but I love the resulting watercolor look.  I chose the panel I liked best and cut it using the large rectangle from the Flourished Star Pattern Die Set, then mounted it on Basic Black card stock and a blue card base.  Layered Lacey Square Dies were used to cut a frame from the second panel.   Banners were cut from a scrap of Christmas 2014 Paper and other scraps from my stash that matched the panel using the Pennant Dies.  These were attached across the frame.  The sentiment from the Belles Vignes set was white embossed on a vellum banner and woven through the frame. Blue and Black Bisters were used on another scrap of Mixed Media paper.  The Swallow Tail butterfly from the Trois Jolies Papillons stamp set was stamped onto this using Archival Jet Black ink and then cut with the matching Tres Papillons die.  The butterfly was added with foam tape to finish the card.

Several of the new stamp sets and dies were used to create a Pop-Up Box for my second project.

Creative Nugget:  After cutting and scoring my box, the panels were covered with green card stock and   papers from the Blooming Garden Collection.  The Zinnia was also stamped on pieces of Blooming Garden papers and it and the leaves were cut with the matching Zinnia and Leaves Dies.  The Fancy Foliage Dies were used to cut a leafy flourish which was mounted along with the zinnia to the front of the card.  The sentiment from the Belles Vignes stamp set was stamped onto a Mini Tag die cut and tied to the seam binding holding the card closed.  Micro beads were added to the center of the zinnia using Glossy Accents.

The card opens to reveal a Bee Balm and Butterfly garden!

The Grass Border Die was used to line each section of the box. The sentiment from Belles Vignes was stamped on a Clouds & Raindrops die cut and attached to the box with a small strip of acetate.  Copic Markers were used to color the Bee Balm and butterflies from the Trois Jolies Papillons and Butterfly and Bugs stamp sets.  The Bee Balm was fussy cut and added randomly to different layers in the box.  The butterflies were cut with the matching Tres Papillons and Butterfly & Bugs Dies and attached to the box on strips of acetate.  Several other clouds and a seam binding bow finish the box.


The following new supplies from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store were used to create these projects...

...And some old favorites:

To see all of the gorgeous projects made with the new release products head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  You won't want to miss any of the project details so be sure to click on the links below to visit my talented Sister Sticks and leave a little love behind to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you've been inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

47 comments:

Becky said...

Your samples are awesome! I love that box you created.

Dawn said...

Cathy.....you rocked this release with your pop up!!! AWESOME!!!! Love the grungy look of the first too! Fabulous samples!!

Nancy said...

So fresh and creative! Love the boxed garden!

Sabrina said...

Wow, Cathy - way to go with that pop-up butterfly garden, it's totally amazing. I think that vine stamp is wonderful too - I can't decide what will be first on my wish list next time I go shopping.

America said...

WOW! Beautiful work Teamie. What amazing talent. Love the Belles Vignes use on the first with the effective masking that is gorgeous. The second project is also quite lovely and what a big wonderful Surprise to see the fantastic explosion inside. LOVE THIS!

Amarilys said...

Great technique and layering on the first card and I love love love your second card! It's so creative!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I so love the lovely garden in your box card.

Lorraine said...

The box card is really sweet. I will have fun trying that one. I love the zinnias too.

Leanne said...

Love the pop up box

Gretchen Wilson said...

That is the best pop up box that I have every seen, so much detail, great job!

Pattie J. said...

Love your popping box with the butterflies. spring popping out all over.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

How crazy awesome are these creations of yours??!! WOW!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza, I am totally blown away with both the card and exploding box!! You are my hero!!!! HUGS!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

As always Cathy, you never disappoint!! Such awesome creativity and designs with the embossing resist and bisters. Love the background you created with it and the use of vellum. Your explosion box is gorgeous as well with all the gorgeous butterflies!! Stunning work my friend!
hugs,
Chris

flowergirl said...

Love ur Box card!!

Grace said...

Cathy you ALWAYS wow me and this month is no exception!!! LOVE the Bisters and the look they created on the top one. I really do need to get some and play with them as it seems everyone is using them and I always am amazed at their beauty! I really love love love your box that's just exploding with beauty! It couldn't be prettier!!!
hugs,
Grace

Jo4Him said...

Two beautiful cards, especially love the pop-up flower garden/butterflies. Great job. Thanks for sharing

Tricia Ann said...

Your cards are so nice. That flourish stamp and butterflies are growing on me. I LOVE your pop-out card. It's too cool for school.

Wanda Cullen said...

Cathy, your projects are over the top gorgeous!! Love the layered banners and stitching details in the first, and that pop up box is just amazing! I'm just so in awe of all your details!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a lovely pop up card! I love it!

Berina RGA said...

lovely lovely creations!!! the box is nothing sort of awesome!!! love the sentiment on the first card.. very true!!!

Audrey Ann said...

Cathy, I'm so overthetop in love with your explosion box. It is truly an explosion - of beauty and awe. I cannot even imagine how much more beautiful it is IRL. And your first sample is also beautiful - with all the wonderful stitching and touch of vellum - so gorgeous sweet friend!
Hugs and blessings,
Audrey

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely love the design on your first card! So beautiful! The pop up card is always a winner! Fabulous details on both!

Becky said...

So much detail on both of your creations....lots of inspiration for all of us.

Sheila said...

All of your cards are so pretty and very eyecatching...the box card, however, is my favorite. Love the fullness of the garden..you really packed it in!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Love the vellum banner on project number one and your box... WOW! Love all of the die work and lush colors!

Roseanna C said...

so pretty, love the butterfly garden card in a box.

Graciellie Design said...

Cathy, your cards are gorgeous! I love the softness of the vellum on the first card and the incredible attention to detail on the second one. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gracie.

Heather said...

That pop up box is fabulous!! I just made my first one a couple weeks ago, so thanks for the inspiration. And that card=GORGEOUS!! The colors, the layout and that fabulous vines stamp are all so beautiful.

Kathy Krug said...

Love your designs. the butterfly pop up box is a real show stopper.

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the used of the vellum on your first card. The pop box is fantastic. Beautiful work and thanks for sharing how you created your designs. I really appreciate that. Blessings...

Diane said...

Gorgeous card. I really like the vellum banner on the first card. The pop box is fantastic and I really appreciate that you explain how to recreate your card. Beautiful design work.
Blessings...

Theresa said...

Beautiful creations! Love, love the pop up box! Fantastic!

merrymstamper said...

Wow!!! these are gorgeous!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs. Love the pop up box.

Dorothy S said...

What stunning detail on your creations. The butterflies and garden are superb, and your subtle but colorful bg on the other card is also wonderful. Thank you.

Tammy Pope said...

Oh my! That butterfly pop up box is spectacular! And I think the Belles Vignes card is very lovely.

Laurie B. said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the background on the first card, thanks for sharing this technique

Jean Bullock said...

What beautiful layers you create on your cards. I especially enjoyed - can you guess? The box card, of course. Actually I enjoyed them all. Well done.

Regena said...

gorgeous Box card!! loving the butterflies

Silke Ledlow said...

Cathy, I love the unique layout of your first card and you really blew me away with the box card...just amazing! Your totally rocked this release :) !!! Hugs ~S~

E. Marie said...

These are stunning! Wonderful new releases.

Loretta Lock said...

Cathy, I really, really love that vellum banner! Brilliant!

Kelley Holland said...

I just love that picture of Cody! Such a cutie. Your cards are awesome. I adore that Belles Vignes card, so cool!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

GASP, Cathy, my sweet friend, you have done it again! I am just blown away by your amazing creations! WOW, just WOW! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Clare said...

Wow! Your card is fabulous! I love all the layering you did on it. The pop-up box is just gorgeous! Beautiful work!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful projects, Cathy! That exploding butterfly box is fabulous! I can't even imagine how long that took but the result is gorgeous.