Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Fancy, Floral Fan


Today I’m sharing a card made with the new Fancy Fan die stamped with one of the images from Lovely Flower. Each flower  is embossed with clear powder and some bling in the center.

When I cut each blade, I put a piece of heavy black cardstock and frosted gold cardstock together. The die cut perfectly through the gold, leaving the black not quite cut through so it made a perfect backing. The fan is layered on pieces from the Chalkboard Collection.


The tassel took me back to my macramé days, the end looped under the black brad that holds the fan together.


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Looking Back at April’s Release from ODBD


Hello and welcome to this look back at April’s release from Our Daily Bread Designs!

I recently went to a scrapbooking show where one of the vendors was using coffee filters to make flowers. I couldn’t wait to get home and make some Roses! I decided to make 5 sided Luminous Lantern to attach them to.


I stacked 8 filters together for the flowers. The largest rose used all the dies except the small 5 petal center…. 32 layers! For each rose, after die cutting, I stacked the petals, then using my piercing tool and mat, poked a hole in the center. I cut a piece of craft wire, wrapping one end around the thin end of a small paintbrush several times to make a small coil, then stuck it through the hole in the centers of the flowers. This will assure that the flower holds together.


Then lots of separating petals, easy but tedious. {You need to pull the flower tightly against wire in the next steps.} I lightly spritzed each with water to shape, dried, then airbrushed with a Copic. 
I applied a little glue along the petal edges and dipped in sugar dust. I sort of coiled up the excess wire under the flower and used tacky white glue to attach each to the lantern. I used the small center die for the little white flowers and added prills to the centers.


Once I got it all together, it just seemed like something for a wedding! So I added a Fancy Fan stamped with Lovely Flower.


The roses are so light and airy! I love how they turned out! These lanterns could have battery tea lights inside as table decorations, left as is, filled with so many things, or could even be the fancy box for your gift! Just tuck a gift card in some tissue paper inside!

All the April release info can be found on the ODBD blog, and be sure to visit my sister sticks. They made some awesome creations just for you!!

Dawn (me) * Cathy * Lori * Helen * Kathy * Lisa

 Diana * Sandee * Julie * Sabrina * Robin

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

To My Friend


I love this new set, To My Friend! The dandelions and perfect sentiments make it easy to whip up a quick card!

ToMyFriendOxideWM2 For my background I used the new Ranger Distress Oxide inks, then stamped the flowers with Ranger Jet Black. I went over the “fluff” part with a clear Wink of Stella brush. It’s cut with Double Stitched Rectangles.

For the base, I cut a piece of cardstock with the new Lattice Background die and used it for a stencil, sponging with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.


I love these oxide ink colors!… Cracked Pistachio, Broken China Vintage Photo, Wilted Violet. What a great sentiment for so many things in life.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Release from ODBD!


Welcome to the April release from Our Daily Bread Designs! No fooling, this is one awesome release!!

Before I get to my projects, let me share with you how to win a prize from ODBD!
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 April 2, 2017 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 April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

This first sample uses the beautiful Roses and Rose Leaves dies. I love making flowers!! I also used the new Lattice Background die, Fancy Fan die and a sentiment from Lovely Flower.


I started my roses by dragging cardstock through spritzed distress inks, letting it dry before die cutting. After cutting several of each die, gluing and layering, I lightly spritzed them with water and scrunched the flowers. This helps to break down the fibers in the paper allowing to shape the petals. Set them aside to thoroughly dry and they’ll hold that shape! The leaves were sponged with ink while still in the die.

For the sentiment, I trimmed the end off of the fan and sponged the edges.


My next sample is simply done using Luminous Lantern die, which can be 4 or 5 sided, and the set, To My Friend.


I chose to make a 5 sided lantern. For the stamped panel, I masked the edges, stamped and sponged the background (before assembly), and added liquid pearls for fun!


The 5 sided version is good size and only limited to your imagination to what you could put inside!!

My daughter happened to be making cupcakes and gave me one to try in the lantern. How cute to surprise a friend on their birthday, special day or just because!!

Plenty of room for some pretty paper filler too!


The full release can be seen on the ODBD blog.

Also, be sure to visit my sister sticks
and their awesome creations!

Dawn (me) * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy

Sandee * Robin * Sabrina * Julie

  Diana * Chris * Lori * Helen

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Be Glad In It…Looking Back at ODBD


Today we’re taking a look back at the Anniversary release from Our Daily Bread Designs!

This is a birthday card for a special friend, made with  the Celebration stamp set. I also used Easter Card Collection, Pastel Paper Pack, Medium Bow, Layered Lacey Squares, Double Stitched Squares, and Snowflake Sky.


More on the Anniversary release can be seen
on the ODBD

Be sure to visit my sister sticks too!

Cathy * Dawn (me) * Lisa * Angie * Lori

Sandee * Robin * Kathy * Diana * Julie * Helen

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Springing Forth from the Earth


Ever since the release of this set, Tulips and the Daffodils set, I’ve wanted to try a little “black magic”, although it’s not the true technique where you stamp with white pigment ink and color.


I started by stamping and heat embossing with clear embossing powder, then colored with Prismacolor pencils. The verse is in gold. I also used Double Stitched Rectangles, and Pierced Rectangles.

Since this is an open image, obviously stamping with white ink wouldn’t have changed anything, but maybe next time I’ll try painting with white acrylic paint first then coloring!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

It’s Anniversary Time!


Happy 9th Anniversary to Our Daily Bread Designs!

Thanks to Kelley and crew for providing Christian based stamps and supplies for NINE years! I’ve been one of the fortunate ones that gets to see behind the scenes, work shows, and create with the other talented ladies on the design team since 2009!

Wishing you many more years!!

Be sure to check out the following prize info, so, you too can have fun with ODBD products!

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 March 18, 2017 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 March 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


This card was made for my dear mother-in-law who will be turning 99 on the 28 of this month!!

These Large Numbers dies are so fun! I love the size and pierced edges. The Celebration clear set will meet all your celebratory needs, and it also has the perfect verse from Psalms.
The greeting is embossed in gold.

I also used, Pennant Flags, which fit most of the sentiments, Double Stitched Pennant Flags, Circle Scalloped Rectangles, and Pierced Rectangles. I used Shabby Rose Collection, because my MIL loved flowers.  


Someone is always celebrating their 39th, right?!

I used parts of the Large Numbers set for the oval and triangle from the zero and four. Even the pieces you’d throw away are usable, lol!

Also used, Birthday Brights, Pierced Squares, Squares, Double Stitched Pennant Flags, Pennant Flags.



My oldest granddaughter will also be celebrating her birthday on the 28th!

Celebration, Large Numbers, Pennant Flags, Double Stitched Pennant Flags, Double Stitched Squares, Squares, Birthday Brights, and Birthday Bash Collection  were used.



For all the anniversary celebration, visit the ODBD blog.

Also, be sure to visit my sister sticks!!

Sandee * Cathy * Angie * Lisa * Robin * Julie

 Kathy * Dawn (me) * Grace * Lori * Chris * Helen

Thanks for stopping by!