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, February 19, 2013

ODBDSLC143 Easter

Hello stamping Friends!  It's Tuesday and time for a new Shining the Light Challenge at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  With Easter less than five weeks away, this week's challenge is very timely.

This week's challenge is:
Easter - Make an Easter card or project

Here are the challenge details:

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, February 24th 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; however, you must use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, February 24th at 8 p.m. EST.  If you upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC143.  When creating your posts on blogs, please include a link to the challenge.

Here is my card for the Easter Challenge:

Creative Nugget:  A beautiful stamp set just released this month by ODBD called Earth's Gladdest Day was used for my sample. Since I wanted to play with the crocus image and create lots of depth, a Concertina Fold was used for the card base.  Each panel was lined with Kioshi DP by BasicGrey.  Spellbinder's Floral Doily Accents and Motifs Dies were used for the decorative elements and the borders.  The crocus image was stamped multiple times, colored with Copic Markers, and each was fussy cut and layered onto the different panels.  The following views show the different layers and the fold better.

Here is the Stamp set that was used to make this card,  Earth's Gladdest Day:

Each week I am awed by the samples made by my Sister Sticks.  Be sure to check out their blogs by clicking on the links below.

and our talented February Guest Designer, Becky Egecrone

I hope you can join us this week at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  We love to see your creations!  
Thanks so much for stopping by...have a blessed day!


Card Recipe 
Stamps: Earth's Gladdest Day (ODBD)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
Paper: Pure Luxury (Gina K. Designs), Solar Crest (Neenah), Royal Velvet (PTI), Kioshi DP (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Floral Doily Accents and Motifs, Circle Nestie (Spellbinders), Kaiser Pearls, Signo Gel Pen, Copic Markers V000, V09, V12, V15, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV08, Y19, Y21, YR04, YG21, YG23, YG95 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Cathy!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love all the dimension, your stunning coloring and your design!! Jaw dropping gorgeous!!!

Karen W said...

This is beyond fabulous, now I know I have to have those flowers.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and layered card. He is the reason for all our happiness. Your card makes me happy too.

Grace said...

Kathy this is over the top in every way!!! Your card design gives such depth to your beautifully colored bouquet!!! I'm drooling over my keyboard so I best move on! :) Gorgeous my friend!!!

Debbie said...

Wow!! This is a wonderful fold and your decorating is absolutely beautiful!!!

Candy said...

Gorgous Easter card! I love the beautiful folded card. It really highlights the crocus!

Kathy said...

Cathy, this is one amazing card!!! It's just stunning with the design and all the flowers! Just beautiful! Blessings! Kathy

Conniecrafter said...

wow that is just stunningly gorgeous, such lovely coloring and terrific dimension!!

Cards By Jan said...

BEAUTIFUL Cathy!! I love the Concertina fold!! I saw the tutorial in Card maker, and want to try it...Awesome take on it...just soooo pretty!!

Diana Nguyen said...

That is a whole lot of fussy cutting and coloring! Wow! So worth it to make this gorgeous card!

Audrey Ann said...

This is truly a jaw-dropper!! It's breathtaking - so many beautiful details in this design - I especially love all the different colors you used on the flowers, and of course your AMAZING design.

JD said...

What a stunning card. Your card design was just perfect for these lovely flowers. I have yet to try that have definitely inspired me. Blessings, Jill

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing card Cathy. Love the pretty flowers and fabulous folds. So many neat elements.