Monday, May 16, 2016

Mid Month Release… ODBD!

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Western and cowboys have always been near and dear to my heart since my dad was a true cowboy, training horses, riding bulls and broncs and was a rodeo clown. So this mid-month release from Our Daily Bread Designs is special to me! Perfect for those guy cards, birthdays, Father’s Day, or just encouragement, this release is a must have!!

Prize Information: Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until May 18, 2016 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 May 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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My first sample, Ride ‘Em Cowboy, with a sponged sun from Circles die and air brushed background. I also used Squares, Double Stitched Squares, Pierced Rectangles, Double Stitched Stars dies and Vintage Ephemera Collection.

These are the markers used for the sky.

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My second sample shows a different way to use the silhouette stamps using Howdy.

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I started with a sponged sun with the Circles die (negative piece… the ‘hole’) then started my scene.

For this card you’ll need a stamp positioner (I use a MISTI) and some cotton swabs. I applied the ink one color at a time to the image and stamped. It’s really quite easier than it sounds! The grassy part was inked up normally with several shades of green.

I made a mask for the horse/cowboy and sun so I could air brush the sky. My sun was a little too bright for my liking so I added some white acrylic paint “wispy clouds”.

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I added the Saguaro cactus…which didn’t like stamping over the paint (note to self… stamp, mask, then do sky!). The wildflowers were added with a gel pen and fine tip marker. The Pierced Rectangles was used to die cut the scene.

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For more mid May inspiration, see the ODBD blog.

Check out the awesome creations from my sister sticks!

Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy 
Dawn (you are here)
Lori * Robin * Chris * Angie

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Howdy!

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Howdy, happy Saturday!

Here’s a peek at part of the mid month release from Our Daily Bread Designs, a silhouette perfect for those masculine cards, Howdy. Just in time for Father’s Day! Available May 16th.

The background is air brushed with my homemade cloud template. This is also the Inspiration Challenge and Sketch Challenge this week on Splitcoast.
Stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, sponged with Ranger Brushed Corduroy.

These are the copics used for the sky. Other ODBD products, Pierced Circles, Pierced Rectangles, and Circles.

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Be sure to stop back on Monday for the release!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dawn

Friday, May 13, 2016

Looking Back at the ODBD May Release

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Today the Breadsticks are taking a look back at the May release from Our Daily Bread Designs!

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I used Tea Time, colored with Copics and die cut with the coordinating Teapot and Roses.  I didn’t put the pretty ‘roses’ lid on the teapot so you could see the pretty top! The Teapot and roses are also embossed in clear to give them a ‘ceramic’ look.

I also used Majestic Medallion , Pierced Ovals and Pierced Rectangles from this release. Other ODBD used, Ovals, Beautiful Borders and Rustic Beauty Collection.

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Here is another, a quick card needed for a friend’s birthday (when you look at the calendar and realize OH NO! IT’S TODAY!)

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Medallion Sentiments, Flourishy Frame, Majestic Medallion. The paper is Easter Card Collection and Pastel Paper Pack

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For more May inspiration, visit the ODBD blog 
and stop by my sister sticks!

Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee 
Cathy * Dawn(you are here) * Lori * Lisa  
Sabrina * Grace * Jan (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Release with Our Daily Bread Designs!

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Hello, and welcome to the May release from Our Daily Bread Designs! The design team has been busy making some fabulous samples for you! Sit back and enjoy!!

Prize Information: Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until May 2, 2016 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

All the May info can be seen on the ODBD blog.

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This card features a beautiful large stamp, Medallion Background, Medallion Sentiments (a very versatile set!) that has dies to match, Flourishy Frame, and the large beautiful Majestic Medallion dies!

I stamped Medallion Background  in Pink Pastel chalk ink and die cut with the ‘frame’ die in the Majestic Medallion set.
I stamped the medallion from Medallion Sentiments in the same ink, die cut with matching die from Flourishy Frames and mounted that on a piece cut with the ‘flourishy’ die in the set.

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The sentiment is die cut with Circles and popped up on the new Pierced Circles dies…look at the time saved piercing!! Woohoo!!

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My next card features the new Good Day stamp image and sentiments, another very versatile set!! And LOOK… say goodbye to that piercing tool!! Pierced Ovals dies, Pierced Rectangles dies!!! Both coordinate with Ovals and Rectangles dies.

The lovely hat image is colored with Copics and sponged while in the die with Distress ink. (the hat ribbon really does match, but for some reason wanted to look red instead of dark pink!)

I used Shabby Rose Collection and die cut with Ovals, and Lavish Layers.
I cut a Doily in half, then I filled in the gap at the top and bottom with pieces cut from an extra half Doily I’d saved from a previous project.
I also tucked a piece from Beautiful Borders under the ribbon.

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Enjoy the rest of this wonderful release as
you visit my sister sticks!!

Lori * Robin * Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy
 Dawn(you are here) * Grace * Lisa * Sabrina
 Diana * Angie * Chris * Jan (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn