And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ODBDSLC147 Spring Has Sprung

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Time for a new Shining the Light Challenge at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog! What a tease this weather has been.  Just when we thought warmer days were on the way, we get hit with frigid temperatures! We even had SNOW yesterday!  I, for one, am ready for Spring!  If you are, too, this week's challenge will be right up your alley!

This week the challenge is:
Spring has Sprung
We want to see your spring creations with Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.

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, March 24th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday.

This week we do want you to use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.  We will once again be choosing three or more participants to receive the Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify, you must use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, March 24th at 8 p.m. EST.  If you upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC147.  When creating your posts on blogs, please include a link to the challenge.

Since pussy willows are one of the first signs of spring, I used the Happy Spring stamp set for my sample.

Creative Nugget: Both the pussy willow and the sentiment were stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and cut with Labels Eight Dies and framed with Decorative Labels Eight Dies.  The pussy willows were colored with Copic Markers and both panels were sponged with a little Tattered Rose Distress Ink while still in the die.  The card front was made by stitching some elegant Graphs 45 papers to True Black card stock and mounted on a Vintage Cream card base.  A corner accent and pearls were used to finish the card.

Here is the Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set, Happy Spring, that was used for this card:

Be sure to check out some more springtime beauty created by the super talented Shining the Light Challenge Team!

I hope you'll be able to join us over on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Happy Spring (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream and True Black (PTI), A Ladies Diary Paper Pad (Graphics 45)
Accessories: Labels Eight Dies, Decorative Labels Eight Dies, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents Die (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Kaiser Pearls, Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Copic Markers E18, E44, E47, E49, T0, T1, T3


Audrey Hiltke said...

Cathy - this card is breathtaking. I love your warm colors and papers, and how you added the corner embellishment - and I especially love the image and verse. Delicate and beautiful my friend!

Cards By Jan said...

I love pussy willows, such a sure sign of spring...and I love your card, and all the pretty elements!!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! The pink/black combo is so pretty! I love pussy willows!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How pretty Cathy!! I love the colors, coloring, and your pretty bow!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful, Cathy! I love your color choice and the sketch! Beautiful bow and sponging too! Blessings! Kathy

Conniecrafter said...

Such pretty colors and love the design with the image and verse!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the color combination - black framing is wonderful!