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)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD May 2016 Mid-Month Release

Howdy friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs May 2016 Mid-Month Release!  YEA!  ODBD is releasing a few more stamps and dies this month.  Our earlier release was definitely feminine while the stamp sets and dies being released today are perfect for creating cards for the men in your life.  So, Yee Haw…let's take a look!

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 18, 2016 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 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made using the Ride 'Em Cowboy stamp set.


Creative Nugget:  The Ride 'Em Cowboy image was stamped on the paper from the Patriotic Collection and that along with a coordinating paper were cut with the Star Quilt Die.  The pieces from the image were then carefully inlaid back into the Star Quilt frame.  Additional pieces of paper were cut to frame the image and fill the 5 1/2" card base.  The sentiment was cut with a Circle Die and matted with one of the Pierced Circle Dies.  A lasso made with jute was added to finish the card.

My second card was made with the new Howdy stamp set.

Creative Nugget:  Pieces of card stock and papers from the Cozy Quilt Collection and the Blooming Garden Collection were cut into triangles and stitched to the card front to form the rays behind the cowboy image.  The Grass Border was cut twice and layered over the rays.  A stencil was placed over a watercolor wash on Mixed Media paper and allowed to air dry to make a background for the cowboy image from the Howdy stamp set. This panel and the mats were cut with the Circle Dies and the Pierced Circle Dies.  The sentiment was also stamped on the watercolored background and cut with a Double Stitched Rectangle Die.  The cactus was stamped several times, fussy cut, and added to finish the card.
Here are the new mid-month release products available at 
Our Daily Bread Designs that were used to make these projects…


…and some old favorites previously released:

To see all of the masculine projects created with the May Mid-Month Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. You are sure to be inspired by what you see!  While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!

Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn 
 Lori * Robin * Chris * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by…enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

20 comments:

lisa808 said...

Creative use of the die on your first card. Awesome paper piecing on your second card.

Gail said...

2 beautiful cards! Love the jute lasso very much -nice touch to that card - you did great! TFS and for the hop = have a blessed week!

gretchenhs said...

Such pretty masculine cards! LOL
I love the designs.

DigiDottie said...

I just LOVE the way you combined the Cowboy silhouette with the quilt die -- I NEVER would have thought of that on my own, and I really love the quilt dies I bought a couple of weeks ago.

Tricia Ann said...

You have winners with both your cards. The Star Quilt Die over the first card was a clever thing to do. I really like the colors you chose, too. Your second card is so well put together, as well. The background, vegetation, and the Bible verse go perfect together.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. I like that they have a quilt theme too.

Lorraine said...

I love the uniqueness of the first card with the use of the star quilt die. It gives a whole new dimension to the overall picture.

April said...

Neat cards! I love the stitching and colors on the second!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

I love how you used the quilt die!!! So cool! And that second card just takes my breath away!!! Amazing Cathy!

McStamper said...

Love the colors and designs you used on the beautiful cards.

Bazil Brush said...

OMG your second card is just perfect, I just love it, makes me want to get the dies stamps and papers used, thank for sharing

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the star quilt die over the first card and your stitched sunset is glorious. Hugz

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are absolutely picture perfect! Your creativity and details from stencils to using the quilt die are amazing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Cathy!! I love the star quilt design with the silhouette on the first!! So creative! Your paper pieced sunburst and colors are stunning on the second, especially with your stitching!!
hugs,
Chris

Kelley said...

Both these cards are so awesome but the sunset card is stunning, Thanks so much!! Hugs!

Dawn said...

Clever, clever YOU! Love the quilt and paper choice on the first and the stitched rays of the second! Love the cowboy on the 'sun'.
Awesome samples, Cathy!

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards! I especially like how you used the quilt designs on your card with the cowboy. The perfect combination!

Mary Babet said...

These are 2 great cards. I really like the card with the "Howdy" stamp.I liked how you used different elements and it's just the right amount. Love the cactus.

Kim P said...

What a clever combination of elements...silhouettes and quilting. Fantastic cards!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are wonderful, Cathy! Great job incorporating the "quilt" look w/ these cowboys. Wonderful colors!