Monday, December 1, 2014

ODBD December Release!

Welcome to the December release from Our Daily Bread designs! A big variety to choose from this month, from everyday to seasonal to patriotic. I took a break from Christmas card making for my samples today Winking smile

Prize Information: -
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 December 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I’m pretty sure you’re going to LOVE the new designer paper this month, Patriotic Collection, I sure do! I cut strips the width of the widest die from the Pennants set and just partially cut the ends, then placed them atop the layered base with the embossed stars by Darice.

The Mini Tags die set is so versatile with lots of size and shape options, including these ‘dog tags’ which I stamped with some of the sentiments from American Hero, then threaded them on jute and popped them up. The RWB stars are from the Sparkling Stars set.

Although designed as a ‘landscape’ card, it easily works as ‘portrait’ too!

 

 

 

 

 

My next sample is also a patriotic one, using one of my favorite older images, Not Forgotten.

Again, I used the beautiful Patriotic Collection, which I might add, works great in other projects as well not just patriotic.

It’s colored with Copics, then sponged with distress inks, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, and Walnut Stain. For the base DP since it comes 6x6 and I had to cut off some of the sponged edge look, I sponged with Pumice Stone….voila…easy fix!

Here’s another just for fun…

Here, I used the Gilded Gate die in black on cream cardstock. While the black cardstock was still in the die, I took my white gel pen and using the die as a ‘stencil’ added the white. After removing from the die, I took my water brush and ‘smoothed’ out the white, blending it into the cardstock making it not so stark white.

I also used a sentiment from The Gate stamped on Ornate Borders & Flower die, and embellished with Peaceful Poinsettia, Fancy Foliage, Ornamental Crosses, and Angel Wings dies.

You can also see all the info about this release on the ODBD blog.

For lots more December inspiration, please see the rest of the breadsticks!

Julie * Chris * Cathy * Lori   
Sandee * Paula * Angie * Lisa * Audrey
Silke * Wanda * Grace  
Gracie (Guest Designer)

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn

23 comments :

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi, Dawn!! Girl, you are rocking this new release!! Both of your patriotic cards are super cool and amazing and the gate card is such a gorgeous design! Love them all!! HUGS!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards Dawn. I just love your patriotic cards.

Ann said...

Wonderful patriotic cards and lovely card with that fancy gate. Great new releases.

laughingstamper said...

Clever use of the key on the gate card Dawn! Love the texture on this project!!! The R, W and blue cards are so good!!!! Creative and inspiring!!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Dawn, your cards are wonderful! I especially like black black gate.

Cathymac said...

How clever, Dawn…love the dog tags on your first patriotic card and the beautiful papers and image of the second one. Your gate card is gorgeous…love the texture, the stunning colors, and the key dangling from the foliage! All three cards showcase this release beautifully! Hugs!

Donna Whitten said...

Love all your beautiful cards! What a great release!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love all your cards! I think it's a neat idea that the "dog tags" can go either horizontal or vertical on your card. Also great idea to sponge the cut edge of the patterned paper with Pumice Stone to mimic the sponged look you had to cut off. And the detailing on the gate?--brilliant! Love how you brushed out the white to knock it back. Adds just enough to make it look highlighted, without being in-your-face. Thanks so much for sharing these!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your cards Dawn!! Your Patriotic cards using the tags as dog tags is so clever. Beautiful use of dies. I must say, my fave though is the gate scene with the shiny rod iron gate and the flowers. Beautifully done my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Laurie B. said...

Wonderful cards! Great inspiration for patriotic cards.

Grace said...

Oh goodness Dawn!!!! Love them all!!! Gorgeous patriotic samples my friend and I just adore the white embossed bg for the gate! Love the flourish and little flowers... so elegant and pretty!!!
hugs,
Grace

Amy Marshall said...

Wonderful cards. I love the dog tags on the first card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Dawn, your patriotic cards are amazing! I love those and I know any soldier would love to receive them too! Your gate card is just pure elegance!!! You rocked these new sets :) !!!

Marianne Barkman said...

Dawn has any one told you lately that you ROCK!? I LOVE your cards. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs!

Rose said...

I really like these cards. You did a great job.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs. I love the patriotic cards. the one with the soldier and flag is beautiful with all the designer papers and layering.

Graciellie Ch said...

Love all three cards! You certainly showcased the new papers nicely! Love every single detail, how you coordinated everything to create your cards! Hugs!

April said...

All your cards are beautiful! I am loving the gate die. It was neat how you used the tags as banners on the second card and the last card is really nice! Great job!

Saints Rule! said...

Love those amazing patriotic tags and the darling gate! Beautiful use of dies and stamps!

Heather said...

Three beautiful cards. I love that dog tag tag; just perfect for a patriot card. I think the second card is my favorite; those papers are really stunning. And the last with the gate; beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, all of your projects are amazing!! I saw Lydia featured the dog tag card on FB and I can see why...it's such a creative design! Love that you paired the soldier image with the new papers and sentiment!

Kelley said...

Hey, who said you could post 3? LOL!!! I LOVE the dog tag card. AWESOME!!!