Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ODBD July Release!

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Welcome to the July release from Our Daily Bread designs! You are in for a real treat as you see what the design team has created this month!!

Here is what you need to do in order to WIN prizes…

Prize Information: - 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 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 July 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on July 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

These are the new items I used for my samples today

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My first card features the fun Flower Box Fillers, Window Shutters and Awning, Welcoming Window dies, and the very versatile Home Sweet Home.

I started by using one of the Fun and Fancy Folds Center Step and covered it with a piece from the Blushing Rose Collection.

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Lots of flowers in my garden and flower box, sponged with ink while still in the die and white gel pen, and the Grass Border tucked in behind.

I put tabs on each end of the awning and tucked them behind the window to attach it. I used the same die to make the shade out of more Blushing Rose.

The little cute garden sign is the smallest die from Layered Lacey Squares.

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Soooo many possibilities with these dies!!!

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I wanted to try and create a background with these beautiful roses from Fragrance, much like the wild roses that are blooming around here right now!

How many of you have Pearl Ex and never use it? ME… raising my hand here!!

That’s what I did… and I love the outcome! I stamped with VersaMark embossing ink, then brushed on the PE. The embossing ink is sticky so the PE sticks to the image then you just take a soft cloth, like a Swiffer that will pick up the excess powder without wiping the image away, and lightly wipe your piece. I also used Flourished Star Pattern die.

I just couldn’t capture the shimmer with my camera!

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For the beautiful roses, using my MISTI, I stamped the image in Memento Gray Flannel so I could see the image to color it but not be dark enough to show through after. After coloring with Copics and again using the MISTI, I over-stamped with Victorian Velvet which made the image POP! The image is hand cut.

I wanted to ‘frame’ the sentiment but not hide the background, so I made a doily frame with the Doily die, Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, and tucked one of the Beautiful Borders in there too.

Before attaching the roses to the card, I gave them several spritzes with Glimmer Mist.

The colored layer is a piece of white cardstock with the edges colored with E04 to match the flowers, then taped to my folded A2 base.

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For more inspiration, go to the ODBD blog, and be sure to see the awesome creations my sister breadsticks made.

Cathy * Julie * Sandee * Silke * Chris 
 
Grace *America * Lisa * Amy * Lori 
 
Angie * Sabrina * Loretta

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

Monday, June 22, 2015

North Coast Creations June Release!

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Hello, and welcome to the June release from North Coast Creations!

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Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until June 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on June 25, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

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For this card I masked Floral Sentiments 7 several times to make my little garden. I also used ODBD’s Butterfly and Bugs stamp, Butterfly and Bugs die, and Fence die. Colored with Copics and sponged with Distress inks.

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This is Floral Sentiments 8, colored with Copics, sponged with Distress ink and cut with ODBD Vintage Labels. The background is stamped with ODBD Crocheted Background. Dies are ODBD Beautiful Borders and Layered Lacey Squares.

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For more June inspiration, see the NCC  blog and be sure to stop by my sister Coasters for some awesome samples!

Julie * Patty * Lori * Lisa * Sandee * Robin * Paula

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Friday, June 12, 2015

Taking a Look Back at June… ODBD

 

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A cheery Hello and welcome to the post where we review the June release from Our Daily Bread designs!

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Here is what I used for my samples today

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I wanted my first sample to be a masculine one. I started with kraft and the Sunburst Background die. It makes an awesome background for so many different looks!

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I stamped the verse from Good Man and cut it with Vintage Flourish Pattern. I used the Pennant set to cut the Vintage Ephemera paper, the cut freehand the mats. After matting each pennant, I cut them in half to elongate them.

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And the inside

Just for fun I did another one because these happy sunshines are just too cute!!

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Same background die, Sunburst Background, but look at the difference when the paper is stamped! This is Chalkboard Vine Background stamped in Adirondack Shell Pink.  I stamped the quote twice so I could cut out the two words and highlight them with one of the same Copics used to color the sun. I used my MISTI to stamp the quote in yellow and black. The little sunburst from the die is just behind the quote along with the smallest die from Vintage Flourish Pattern (which is cut in half to elongate). Behind that is one of the Beautiful Borders.

I stamped the sun, from Sunshine Blessings, twice so I could have the ‘sun face’ to pop up, colored with Copics and hand cut.

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I have to share something my 9 year old granddaughter made. She wanted to make a card and as I was busy, I told her she could go up to the “stamp room” and make something. I had no idea what she had done until later when I went up after she had gone!

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LOL….she just picked cardstock scraps out of my trash.
I thought her sun was so cute, and outlined in silver pen!
Clever idea!

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Awwww…. how sweet is that!

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For more inspiration, visit the ODBD blog.

Also check out my sister sticks!!

Julie * Lori * Cathy *  Sandee  
Amy * America * Wanda

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sunburst and Clouds…tutorial

North Coast Creations, Our Daily Bread designs, Copics, Air Brush System

I get asked a lot how I do my clouds, so this time while making this card I took pictures along the process! I use my air brush system, but it could easily be done sponging with inks too!

Here is the card I did for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today.

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This is using North Coast Creations, Deer Silhouette Greetings, Our Daily Bread designs Sunburst Background die and Clouds and Raindrops die.

And here is the process….

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I started by using my MISTI and stamping the images and sentiment.

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Then I positioned the Sunburst Background and lightly traced where the sun is.

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I gave a few quick shots with yellow for the sun and a few rays.

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Then I started adding the clouds using the actual die cut clouds as a stencil. It helps to use something thin such as a stylus to help hold the clouds or they’ll blow away! Quick bursts from the air brush rather than steady air will give you a nice variation of color and intensity.

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Even just a couple of clouds looks kind of cool!

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These are the colors I used. I actually SHOULD have started with the lightest and worked to darkest…. but I wasn’t thinking and grabbed that B18 first! LOL

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You even end up with pretty colored clouds!

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To just partially get the sunburst cut and embossed, I only ran it part way through my Cuttlebug.

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To carry on the edges, I put the piece back in the die, turned it upside-down and using my stylus, rubbed the edges.

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So, there you have it! Easy peasy! And like I said, it could easily be done sponging off the edges of the clouds too, just make sure your inks are compatible.  I used Ranger Archival Jet Black which is a nice strong black but doesn’t play nice with Ranger Distress inks which I would use to sponge clouds, but I think regular dye inks would be okay.

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I hope I’ve gotten your creative juices flowing and you’re ready to try some beautiful skies!! I really is the limit when playing this way!

I also have some other cloud tutorials up in the “tutorial” section.

They always turn out different!

Have FUN!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello Sunshine!! ODBD June Release

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Welcome to the June release from Our Daily Bread designs!

Can you believe it's June already!! Wow....and time to share some awesome designs! I'm really excited about this one and just wait until you see the creativity of the DT's smokin' hot awesomeness!!!


Prize Information: -
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 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 June 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


Here are the sets I used


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 Hello Sunshine, colored with Copics, masked, then I air brushed the cloud background. I used extra clouds from Clouds and Raindrops for my air brushed clouds, then popped up the real ones!
Just peeking out from under the main layer is the edge from the Sunburst Background die. 

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My next sample using World's Greatest, Workshop Tools and the beautiful paper, Vintage Ephemera is a graduation card. While trying to think up something to go with the sentiment.... hmmm... "nailed it"... "pounding nails"... to make it look like nails were pounded into a board! This was the finished product!


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With the help of MISTI, I stamped the sentiment in 2 colors, Memento Rich Cocoa and Grey Flannel. I used Matting Circles and Circle Ornaments dies. Then the fun Workshop Tools!! 

It wasn't until I was doing my blog post that I realized.....

wait for it.... 

I have 12 nails pounded in the 'board'..... 12 years of school!! And counting Kindergarten, 13, the one on the sentiment! Serendipity!
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In case you missed my sneak peek on Splitcoast...
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These tools are too fun!!!! A must have for your die collection!

You can also see all the release info on the ODBD blog

And for a real creative overload, please check out
the rest of the Breadsticks!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * America * Amy * Chris * Grace  
Sabrina * Angie * Lisa * Silke * Audrey * Wanda * Loretta 

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn