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Weekly Inspiration with ODBD

What are you inspired by? I love delicate patterns and pastel colors… I love to add layers and dimension to a project. I love to inspire others too! All of this things inspire me to create and motivate me to keep on doing what I do. Today I am sharing a card I made with beautiful papers, stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, using one of the new dies in an unconventional way.

I wanted to create a decorative column for the background using various layers. I had been wanting to use the new Pegboard die from ODBD in an unexpected way and what I did is die cut two pegboards and cut about 1/4″ from them and then cut one of them in half. The pegboard column adds a so much detail and interest to the card.

Another interesting touch I added was the vellum frame. I die cut one Lacey Square from ODBD, cut it in thirds and adhere the two remainding corners under the sentiment label. This is the last thing I added to the card, and I actually had to come back and add that finishing touch to be completely satisfied. It does make a difference and it softens the design nicely.

I hope I’ve inspired you today. Thanks so much for your visit! Before I go, tell me… What inspires you?

Have a great weekend!

I’m sharing this with: 
Word Art Wednesday – AG / Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – AG / Sweet Stamps – AG / Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E – Always AG / Cards in Envy – Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge / Card and Scrap – AG

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Folding Screen Card

Hi! It’s nice to be back with a new project. I have had some ideas in mind for a card, and today I was able to make it. It’s actually an accordion card, but it has a little twist, it’s made to look like a folding screen. 

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to join some of my favorite challenges, and I went ahead and used some elements to inspire my design: A photo from House of Cards, A color combo from Our Daily Bread (white on white), and a theme from Craft Hoarders Anonymous (fun fold).

I decided I wanted to capture the white elements of this image, the basket’s lattice and the florals. There so much texture to it. I really like it.

Also, I wanted to use a verse stamp from ODBD: “He makes all things beautiful in His time” from the set Faith, because I like it so very much.

Materials
Dies: Spellbinders – A2 Matting Basics A, Adorning Squares, French Frills, Majestic Lables Twenty-Five, Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Classic Edges Two, Labels Four, Small Lables, Fancy Lattice, Carnation Creations, Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Xcut – Leafy Flourishes
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Punch, butterfly
Making Memories Paper – Wedding
Our Daily Bread Stamps – Faith
Brilliance ink (used to emboss with definition)

Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver Starlight
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals
Adheseves: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer’s Glue-All, Uhu glue stick
Other generic materials
Eggshell white cardstock
Vellum
2″ one sided lace
3″ Rough edge burlap ribbon in white
7/8″ satin ribbon
1 7/8″ tulle ribbon

This card is 4 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when closed and 11″ long when opened. For the front of the card I cut a frame and layered it with a vellum lattice die cut. I also added a bunch of elements, starting with lace and a border. Then on the side I attached some white carnations, a vellum butterfly, strips of burlap, a flourish, a dress form, tulle ribbon and a bow. All the shapes are die cuts, except for the butterfly which is actually a punch.

For the inside of the card, I layered one side with burlap ribbon and added the heat embossed sentiment, embellished with an Eiffel Towel die cut and another vellum butterfly. For the other side I created a pocket and fancy tag.

Last but not least, the folding screen’s little legs were made using a label die, and that gave the design a nice touch. All the textures and shapes used give this card a lot of interest. During the process of making it, I realized it was going to end up being a wedding or anniversary card. It’s an actual challenge to make a white on white card that does not look like one of those (something I’d like to achieve).

This was a fun, fun project to make, and I’m glad it turned out like I had planned. I hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

PS: Don’t forget to stop by my giveaway post (here) and leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Saturday. Thanks. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

A little add-on: I want to dedicate this card to Lee from Mod Squad Challenge… Happy Anniversary Lee! 

This card is participating in:
Photo Inspiration – House of Cards

Fold It! – Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Scripture Spotlight – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
White on White – ODBD 
Happy Anniversary – Mod Squad Challenge 
Add-on 11.06.14:
Use your dies – Scrapbooker PhD
Love and Marriage – The Crafting Cafe  
Anything Goes with a handmade bow – Craft-Dee Bowz