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I praise Him! – ODBDSLC224

I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by! It’s time for a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs and since it is the last week of the month our challenge is “Anything Goes”. I hope you can join us! My card for today is monochromatic, in neutral hues and vintage style!

Main supplies
Music Speaks stamp set
Faith stamp set
Vintage Flourish Pattern dies
Beautiful Borders dies
Winter Collection 2014 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Other supplies
Inks: Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Beige and Graphite Black. Distress Paint in Antique Linen, Crafter’s Ink in Snow (to emboss)
Papers: Linen and Leather textured cardstock in white, embossed cardstock in beige, vellum
Tools: Zap! heat tool, Grand Calibur die cutting machine, Westcott Titanium Bonded trimmer
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Pastel Mini Pearls, Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, 2″ vintage lace

Adhesives: Bazic foam adhesive, Ad-Tech Crafter’s Tape, Uhu silicone glue

As you can see I cut the Vintage Flourish Pattern frame in half vertically and adhered the resulting parts parallel to each other (outer sides facing inwards). This is a die cut alteration I like to do often! The dies I used for the beautiful labels are from the same set. I roughly stamped the central label with the bird image from the NEW set Music Speaks to create a soft background, and I stenciled it with beige ink and even smudged it with beige paint. I stamped the sentiment in black to make it stand out!

I painted in beige the vintage lace and crinkle ribbon to match the rest of the card and created a layered border below the labels. I also thought some gold would look beautiful with the design, so I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly branch image from Faith on vellum and fussy cut each pretty butterfly to adhere them around the card randomly. To complete the design I added some mini pearls to the die cut border and mounted the finished mat onto a white card base.

I love the soft hues of this card. I must confess I was inspired by the beautiful papers from Winter Collection 2014 to get started!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC223 or to join the challenge click here. You have until February 1, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Don’t forget to stop by the blogs of my talented teammates to see the gorgeous creations they designed for the challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I’d like to share my card with:
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Start where you are…

Today I have an unexpected design to share with you… I went CAS for this week’s challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such: Winter Birds. I’m enjoying the cooler weather, but thankfully we only get rain. For all of you whose towns have been covered with snow, I hope you’re staying warm and creative! So let me inspire you a bit with my clean and simple Winter card.

I die cut a card base with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. I created a scene on the actual card front with Penny Black’s Tweet Tweet stamp set. I used Memento ink for the lilac branches and heat embossed the bird on the branch with Gold detail embossing powder from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle. I also heat embossed a wonderful sentiment from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps called Breathe… What a encouraging sentiment!

As you can see I sprayed the card with lilac and gold. The lilac drops and sprays were done with a DIY Distress Ink spray I made using Shaded Lilac Re-Inker and water mixed in a Empty Spritzer Bottle. I also used Inka Gold in Yellow Gold mixed with water, which I applied tapping a brush.Yes, it is a bit of a mixed media card! I want to point out that I used a mask to keep the sprays and stamps within the frame shape.

I die cut a window from a pierced matting layer with Labels Twenty-Five, one of my favorite classic label shapes from Spellbinders, and Our Daily Bread Designs Flourish Star Pattern, respectively. I adhered the frame to the stamped card base with double pieces of mounting tape to give extra dimension to it.

I finished my clean design with three Baby Rhinestones – Silver and a piece of gold cording. I didn’t want to add a regular bow to the card so I created a nice flow, threading the gold cording through the frame and adhering it with a tiny drop of Uhu all purpose adhesive (silicone glue).

I hope you like my card and feel motivated to join our challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such! Remember that the supplies used can be found here, and you can get 10% off your purchase using my code Gracie-10.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay creative!

I’d like to submit my card to:
7 Kids College Fund – Anything Goes / Let it Snow

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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A Winter Gazebo

For what I’ve heard from dear friends of mine around the world, the weather is reaching very low temperatures… A friend in Arizona, Sue from Sue Paper Crafts, got a LOT of snow… Huh! She wasn’t counting on that for sure! Back where I live we’ve been fortunate enough to have gotten rainy days, but it doesn’t even get somewhat near to other countries’ winters. This brings me to my card for today… A winter themed card!

This week at Classy Cards ‘n Such we are celebrating our first challenge of the year and it’s a color inspiration challenge (using teal) with a twist… Add a snowflake!

For today’s card I used many intricate die cuts. I combined different tones of teal, with vanilla, tan and white.

I used Spellbinders Gazebo to die cut the delicate shape from teal patterned paper from ODBD. I picked another coordinating paper from the same set to cut a snowflake with Stampendous Snowflake. I thought a second snowflake would look great, so I die cut another one from Fancy Pants patterned paper and embellished it with a small white medallion I cut with Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Two. I added a pretty flourish die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs Fancy Foliage and once I adhered all the elements together on top of the gazebo, I created a lovely snowflake cluster.

If you know me, then you know my card base was die cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, but this time I die cut a window on it too. I used the very new Spellbinders Victoria Border Strip. I adhered the layer to my white card base and before mounting the beautiful gazebo and snowflakes, I added a doily die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs called English Tea Party, that way the intricate die cuts would stand out a bit more.

To finish the design I added tan ribbon and a bow across the front of the card and also some pearl stickers, including Baby Pearls – Le Creme, which matched the ribbon very nicely.

I hope you liked my card for today! Remember that Classy Cards ‘n Such is giving away a wonderful prize from the store to the winner, so join us this week for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!