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

21 comments :

lisa808 said...

Two awesome cards. I especially like the first one. The sun and embellishments are perfect.

Gail said...

2 great card layouts - loving the rope very much on your card and the sun as well - you did a fabulous job on these masculine creation - anyone man would be in awe to receive one - TFS and for the hop!

gretchenhs said...

Your designs are fabulous. I love the rope, really the whole cards. Very nice.

DigiDottie said...

Great cards!

Tricia Ann said...

I love the rugged background you made for the first card. On the second card, my favorite parts are the sky and grasses.

Lorraine said...

Both cards are beautiful. The new set lends itself so well to using it as a silhouette.

Sue D said...

Beautiful backgrounds on both of these cards.

April said...

Great cards! I love the rustic touches of cord and wood grain.

Cathymac said...

Love the scenes you created on both cowboy cards, Dawn! Thanks for sharing how you managed to color the silhouette image on the second card...brilliant and creative!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Love love both scenes Dawn! Both are just perfect masculine cards!

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards. Love the backgrounds, scenery, and embellishments.

Bazil Brush said...

Oh I just love that second card, very inspiring thankyou Dawn

ionabunny said...

Love these. Great technique on the second one. Hugz

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are stunning, Dawn!! I adore the scene you created with the first in combo with the rustic wood dp!! The second is so creative and really shows a unique way of coloring the silhouettes! You are so talented!
hugs,
Chris

Linda Carson said...

You sure know how to create a scene! Really, really handsome and creative work Dawn!

Kelley said...

Very cool!! Great technique! I just love the Cowboy card!

Bernadette said...

Hi Dawn! I love the cards! I especially love the coloring of the sun in the first card. The cowboy really stands out with it!

Pamela Haskin said...

Wonderful cards, as always! I especially like the backgrounds you created.

Kim P said...

A-MA-ZING!

Both skies are beautiful, but I really like the water-colored look of the silhouette images in the second card.

Lisa said...

Love these stamps! I'm always looking for western themed stamps... gonna have to check them out when I have some time. Your creations are gorgeous... I don't have a favorite... just gorgeous...

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful, Dawn! Love the fibers you added & the colors are just super.