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)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ODBDSLC138 - Border It!

Hello friends...happy Tuesday!  I'm so glad you decided to stop by because it's time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge!

This week's challenge is:
Border it- use your dies and punches to make a special border on one, two or all sides

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a PRIZE...a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, January 20th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge; however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday,  January 20th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC138.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Creative Nugget:  I found myself reaching for one of my very favorite ODBD stamp sets, You Will Find Refuge, to make this diamond fold birthday card and matching corner bookmark.  Both techniques use the diamond shape for the main panel, so this birthday ensemble came together quickly.  The card has a layered border on two sides, and the bookmark has the border on the bottom!  The chickadees were colored with Copic Markers and cut with the matching Chickadee Die making it very easy to pop them on top of the Marvelous Squares dies.  The sentiment is from the Be Joyful set and twine bows and pearls were added to finish the card.

Closed Diamond Fold Card
Open Diamond Fold Card
Corner Bookmark

My talented Sister Sticks have created bountiful border beauties for your inspiration!

I hope you can join us over at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog this week for ODBDSLC138!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a terrific Tuesday!


Card/Bookmark Recipe
Stamps: You Will Find Refuge, Be Joyful (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Inks
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Neenah Solar Crest, Bo Bunny
Accessories: Chickadee Die (ODBD), Marvelous Squares Dies (Spellbinders), Border Punches, Twine, Glossy Accents, Sew Mini, Scor-Pal, Pearls, Copic Markers 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Cathy!! What a stunning set!! I just love your choice of colors, your coloring of the Chickadee and your elegant borders!! Exquisite and breathtaking!!
Have a great day!

Becky said...

What a stunning card Cathy. Gorgeous colors and design.

Sabrina said...

I love it!! Hands down that's my favourite ODBD bird, and it works so fabulously for the diamond card. I need to remember this - I think that I practically always use a circle with the little chickadee. The rich warm colours are super, too.

Kathy said...

Wow, Cathy, this is a gorgeous set! I love making the corner bookmarks, but haven't tried that type card yet...may have to! I love that bird image too, beautifully colored! Blessings! Kathy

Grace said...

Oh Cathy... this set takes my breath away! I love how you colored the chickadee and the color combo you used... and the borders.... oh my, you ROCKED the borders challenge! Totally amazing set!!!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Cathy - this is such an amazing creation! I don't know where to begin because EVERY detail is to perfection. Love all the borders (love love love!), and the Chicadee is colored so beautifully it's lifelike. They're such precious little birds and yours is too!

Diana Nguyen said...

I love this little chickadee - my first ODBD stamp! What a great idea to use a diamond shaped background on him - love the bold colors too!

Jan Marie said...

What an amazing project! Love the colors and the detail. . .from the touch of twine to the stitching to the brads and the lovely coloring!! A true work of art!! Hugs and blessings!

merrymstamper said...

Cathy, You amaze me everytime! I love what you created here! :)
The stitching, the colouring and additional details are fabulous!!!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow...what an awesome set Cathy...I love this bird and die...and you did just wonders!! Love your colour scheme too!!

Robyn said...

Well, I must agree with all the lovely descriptions already posted! Lovely work of art!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! This fold is awesome, wonderful elements and colors. Just gorgeous.