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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ODBD August 2016 Mid-Month Release

Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs August 2016 Mid-Month Release!   

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


My first sample was made using the Sending You Sunshine stamp set.
Creative Nugget:  The design for this card came from the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The curves on all of the panels were cut with the Leafy Edge Borders Dies.  The middle and bottom layers were cut from papers from the new  By the Shore Collection.  The top layer was a mixed media scrap from my stash and was cut and embossed with the Sunburst Background Die. While the card stock was still in the die, Color Burst pigments were sprinkled on, spritzed with water, and dried with a heat tool. Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink was then sponged on the sun rays to brighten them up a little.  The clouds were cut with the Clouds & Raindrops Dies, and the sentiment was embossed on one of the clouds.  The sandcastle from the new Sending You Sunshine stamp set was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the coordinating Sandcastle Die.  Some sand and small shells were added for texture and a jute twine bow attached to finish the card.

My second card was made with the new By the Sea and Rope Background stamp sets.
Creative Nugget:   The panels of this Center Step Card were layered with blue card stock and papers from the new By the Shore Paper Collection.  The Rope Background was white embossed on mixed media paper, water colored with distress inks, and cut to fit the side panels.   Copic Markers were used to add a horizon to the DP and the edges were pierced with one of the Pierced Rectangles Dies.  The pelican from the By the Sea stamp set was stamped right on the DP and again on a piece of Neenah card stock.  This second pelican was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped onto the center panel of the card. A sentiment was embossed on a hand cut banner.  Cheesecloth was dyed and tucked behind the sand dune cut with the Leafy Edged Borders Die across the bottom of the card.  Some glittery enamel dots were colored and stuck to the card for a finishing touch.

Here are the fabulous new products being released by 
Our Daily Bread Designs this month that were used to make these projects…
…and some old favorites previously released:

To see all of the fabulous beachy projects created with the August 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.  While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!

Cathy * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Melissa 
 Angie * Sabrina * Robin * Diana

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the beach while you can…fall is on the way!

Hugs,
Cathymac

27 comments:

patriciadavis said...

great cards. Your sunburst in very impressive. Never tried anything like that before but going to give it shot now that I have seen your card. Thank you

Tamara D said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Back2BasicsMom PLJ said...

Love, Love, Love, love!!! I NEED that paper! Amazing cards, thanks!

wannabcre8tive said...

Both are your cards are very beautiful. I love the sun burst background and the way you used the curvy die to create your water behind the sand castle. The second card is fab, also, I like the beautiful sunset you created along with the use of the cheese cloth. Thanks, for sharing your talents with us.

Robin Clendenning said...

Theses are fantastic Cathy!! I love the sketch use on the first, your sand, water and sky!!
I love the step card on the second with the layer in front of sand and the gauze...totally COOL and a brilliant idea!! Love the color in the sky and reflected in your bird too!!
Gorgeous cards!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Two amazing works of art, Cathy!!! Love the sunburst effect and awesome scene on the first but the pelican is INCREDIBLE!! Your coloring is absolutely perfect and I love how you added to the designer paper background! You have knocked my socks off once again! HUGS!!!

Sue D said...

Great details on these wonderful beach scenes.

Sandra Wright said...

Wow..both cards are awesome..my heart swings towards the Pelican as my favourite...
Love the stamps,so versatile and you have done them justice.

Heidi Stamps said...

Your cards are so amazing. So much going on with them and great coloring!

Janelle said...

Real Sand! That is so cool! Love your cards. Your coloring is wonderful. Neat layouts, too.

lisa808 said...

Love both of your beach scene cards.

Anne Lyons said...

Love all the colorful and beautiful summer cards. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant brilliant work CathyMac, I just love ❤️ the second one with rope background.
Attention to detail is truly incredible! Great work, Shaz in Oz.x

Denise Ward said...

I am so thankul I found this blog hop. I've never looked at the design team pages before and I'm enjoying this so much! Your cards are great!

Cathymac said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments…so glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful day!

Diane said...

Gorgeous Card Cathymac, I love the beach and summer time and I am loving this nautical theme. Your pelican card is fabulous.

Julie Gearinger said...

Cathy, both of your cards are over the top gorgeous! Love the sunburst and use of the sketch for the first card and that pelican card is a work of art! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

Sherry said...

both are beautiful, but I really like the center step card!

June Fillar said...

I love the creativity of both of your cards. They are very beautiful. Love the layering of textures, paper, etc.

D.Ann C said...

Your pelican card is so lovely and I truly love the cool way you did that beach scene... especially the water!!

Arlene Rose said...

Both cards are beautiful but my favorite is your first. It reminds me of sunrise service on Lake Ontario!

Linda Carson said...

Both cards are wonderful Cathy!! I always love your attention to details w/stitching and textures!

Dawn said...

Two masterpieces, Cathy!! Your sandcastle card is just brilliant using the sunburst and leafy edged borders to create your beach scene!! And I'm in love with your pelican card! Love the rope bg embossed. Awesome coloring too!! Gorgeous samples!!

Shari Lindsay said...

Cathy you make amazing cards. I really enjoy seeing them. Keep up the great work!

Liz H. said...

You have done a Amazing job on both of your cards. I love the fact you used some cheese cloth to get what I assume is the effect of a dune fence. Just love both these cards, can't say enough.

meonlake said...

I love both cards, but the pelican one is amazing -- If only I could have half your imagination! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelley said...

Cathy, these cards are over the top awesome! The pelican card is so beautiful! Every month you just amaze me!