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Friday, February 20, 2015

Taking a Look Back at the ODBD February 2015 Release

Welcome, my friends!  Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs February 2015 Release.  Get ready to view some gorgeous wildflower scenes made with the stamps and word dies released this month.  

My sample used the new Life is a Gift stamp set:

Creative Nugget:  I've had this container of mixed gold leaf flakes in my craft drawer for ages and since I've been seeing a lot of cards lately with foiled papers decided to give them a try for my card.  The Life is a Gift wildflower image was inked with VersaMark ink and embossed with Heat 'n Stick Powder.  The gold leaf flakes were pressed onto the sticky image and burnished with a bone folder on the back of the card.  A stiff brush was used to brush off the extra foil leaving a colorful foiled image.  The frame was made with the Vintage Flourished Pattern Die and the Vintage Labels Die.  1/8" Scor-Tape was put around the outside edge of the frame and more gold leaf flakes were applied.  The same was done around the edge of the Pennant die cut after stamping the sentiment also from the Life is a Gift stamp set.  The heart charm made with the Mini Tags Die was also foiled.  Paper from the Winter Collection 2014 was used on the card base and metallic threads were used to make a bow to finish the card.

Here is another card made for several challenges on Splitcoaststampers earlier this week using the 
Happy Birthday Dies:

Creative Nugget:  Strips of colorful DP and Smokey Shadow card stock were glued on an angle to a piece of copy weight paper which was then cut on an angle.  The birthday word die had to be cut in two steps since the layers were too thick so the bottom part of the die was cut from the strips first, then the top part was cut from the Neenah Solar Crest paper, saving the little pieces so they could be glued back into place after the card was put together. The balloon die was also used to cut two balloons from the same white card stock as the top part of the birthday die.  DP was glued under the negative space before attaching everything to a Smokey Shadow mat.  One of the balloon die cuts was sponged and popped up on top, the strings cut, and the little metallic bows attached.  The little "Happy" sentiment is from the Life is a Gift stamp set.  A clear Wink of Stella pen was used on the Smokey Shadow strips to add a little sparkle to the card.

These products available at the 
Our Daily Bread Designs Store 
were used for these two cards:

To see more wonderful projects using the new release products, check out the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Click the links below to see the details for each project.

Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Julie * Wanda

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh my goodness Cathy! I love how you did the top cards with the gold flakes! So cool! And the birthday card is amazing too!!!

Dawn said...

beautifully done, Cathy! I love how you used the gold leaf flakes! gorgeous!

the birthday balloons are so cute! I'll have to remember that use of negative space!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous framing, love the colors in that stamping with the leafing! Fun balloons card!

Grace said...

Oh my word Cathy!!! Both cards are just amazing!!! I love gold leafing and I have a bunch of it here that i haven't touched in AGES!!! You've so inspired me to give it a try on a card! I'm totally in love with the birthday die cut card too! You are so talented and have so many fun different techniques!!!

Carol L said...

What a great pair of cards, and I especially love how you added the sentiment into those diagonal strips of dsp! Great job on both!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are lovely, Cathy! The leafing on the first card is just fabulous. I know I have that stuff around here, but haven't used it in years. It looks so great on your card.