Welcome to a special post for Our Daily Bread Designs November Release! This month I’ll join ODBD‘s talented crew as a guest designer (what a joy!). When I started sharing cards on my blog the Shining the Light challenge was one of the first challenges I participated in. The ODBD team instantly showed me their amazing support with constant words of encouragement and that is something I will always be thankful for! Of course I look up to all the designers and have become good friends with a few. So yes, it is an honor to join them this month, and I can’t thank Kelley enough for her kind invitation!
I made two cards for today using the stunning dies, stamps and paper collections from this new release. For the first one I combined white, light aqua and gold, adding texture and detail with white tule, aqua ribbon, vellum and a vintage button. The stars were stamped and heat embossed with gold, and so was the sentiment. The gold button tied it all together and gave the card a nice, elegant look.
These dies are so detailed yet so easy to use, and the die cuts come off like butter. Using the dies with their coordinating stamps and papers will give you an outstanding result every time. You’ll notice I used the Flourished Star Pattern die set for both my cards (in different ways), and I die cut each card base with the largest die from the set.
My second card has a different color scheme. The earthy tones and the different patterns used give this design a nice contrast.
Flourished Star Pattern die set
Splendorous Stars die set
Silk Stars stamp set
Winter Paper Collection
For this card I selected three different patterned papers with similar tones to die cut every layer. I altered the filigree frame die in three easy steps:
1. I die cut the frame and central star window;
2. Cut the frame in half vertically; and,
3. Adhered the resulting parts parallel to each other with the half star contour facing outwards.
I worked with the ombre pattern of one of the papers to give the background some depth. I die cut five stars, three from patterned paper and two from beige cardstock and gold embossed paper. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the beige star die cut and stenciled it a bit with Distress ink in Old Paper. I mounted the stars one next to the other to add dimension, and I finished the design adhering a vintage button to the filigree star.
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until November 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For more inspiration and more opportunities to win visit my fellow designers’ blogs:
Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Julie * Angie * Lisa * Wanda * Grace * Silke * Sabrina * Audrey * Graciellie (You are here!)
I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards! I’ll be sharing more projects for Our Daily Bread Designs throughout the month. I invite you to subscribe and join this blog so you don’t miss out.