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Friday, August 15, 2014

Taking a Look Back at ODBD August 2014 Release

Hello friends!  Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs August Release.  Here are some cards I made with several of the new sun, surf, and sand stamp sets released this month!

Creative Nugget:  The new My Lifeguard stamp set takes center stage on this Center Step card while The Mighty Sea was used to fill in the sides.  Care was taken to line up the horizon line, and as you can see, these two stamp sets coordinate beautifully together.  Reeves watercolor paints were used to color the scene which was stamped in Versafine ink on watercolor paper.  After the paint dried, real sand was used for texture on the sandy portions of the scene.  Flip flops are the perfect beach foot wear, so several of the pairs of flip flops from the Flip Flop Fun stamp set were also watercolored, cut with the matching Flip Flop Dies, and added to the scene along with several tiny shells to finish the card.

The Ocean Treasures stamp set was used to create my second sample which was made for one of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges at Splicoaststampers.

Creative Nugget:  The Sand Dollar Bookmark was stamped on a panel of Solar Crest Card Stock.  The Sand Dollar from the Ocean Treasures stamp set was clear embossed over the Legend of the Sand Dollar.  The scene was then masked using Post-It Notes and sponged with Memento inks.  Some scoring, not noticeable in the photo, was used to frame the scene.  More masking and sponging was done on the card base to extend the scene.  Some knotted rope and several pearls finish the card.

Here are the new stamp sets and one older set from the Our Daily Bread Designs Store that were used to create these samples:

For more inspiration using the August Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog to see what the talented Breadsticks have created.  Click on the links below to get more details about each card.
Julie * Cathy (ME) * Paula * Grace * Chris 
Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Wanda * Stacy

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you've been inspired by your visit!


Grace said...

Ooooh Cathy, as always you have just blown me away with both these creations!!! I just love your center step with the perfectly lined up scene, and the cute flip flops on the shore!!! Gorgeous water coloring!!!! Love the added real sand!!!

The second one is so clever with the background scene you created! Love the layout of this card!!! Just beautiful as always my friend!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Cathy!! I love your coloring and scene on your center step and the added flip flops!! Gorgeous embossed sand dollar and colors on the second!! Sunning my friend!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are beautiful, Cathy! Gorgeous colors and layouts. Really wonderful & creative cards!