Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Release from ODBD!

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

Dawn

37 comments :

Patricia Ceccacci said...

I love the dandelion lantern you show us how it looks from all angles so we can understand how it is inside and out beautiful

Terralin Hirniak said...

I love the luminous box you shared with us. It looks so rich and bright with the 5 sided shape. The background really gives it that wow factor as well. I can think do so many items I could put in it to give as a special gift tho someone special!
Thanks for sharing!
Terraln

crafterab said...

I have always loved lanterns like this and the dandelion is so pretty. The lattice work card is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas and lovely work with us.
Annette

Kathy B said...

I love how you used the lantern for a cupcake. Beautiful and clever. Can't wait to try it.
Kathy B

Mary Babet said...

Gorgeous card and lantern box. Showing the cupcake helps to visualize the size of the lanter box. I also love how you made the roses so realistic.

Ethel Balla said...

Your roses turned out beautiful. Both your projects are gorgeous.

Marsha said...

Oh my goodness. LOVE those flowers. Actually I love the lattice too. Beautiful card.

YumaStamper said...

Oh my...your roses are exquisite, Dawn! Wait! I think I smell their sweet scent. Thank you!

Lois said...

Two beautiful projects, Dawn! That lantern is amazing -- I love that you showed it open with the cupcake inside.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card and the box.

ionabunny said...

Love the lantern. That dandelion stamp is so pretty. Hugz

Sue LD said...

Beautiful flowers and love the lattice background. I like how you decorated the lantern box.

McStamper said...

Beautiful ideas. The lantern is amazing. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Pati said...

Very pretty! Lovely lantern with the soft background & dandelions. What a great idea for a cupcake holder!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous b-day card Dawn! The rose dies are amazingly realistic! Love your lantern and especially using it w/a gift inside!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! Both! Love the dies you used on the card; so pretty and your flowers are fabulous!! and that lantern is just stunning!

LadyofCards said...

Beautiful projects. The Latern as a cupcake holder is adorable. Love the cardstock also. Where are you getting your cardstock?

Heather said...

love, love, love that lantern. Gorgeous!

Cards By Jan said...

Oh my...
what a beautiful card and box...I love the new roses dies!!

Kathy Jones said...

Both projects are amazing Dawn!! The roses look incredible on the first and the panel on the second is just beautiful!!

Margie F said...

Dawn, your card and lantern are lovely.

RaeDeen Bittner said...

Your card is gorgeous!! The roses on the lattice are simply beautiful! The sweet little lantern with the cupcake is precious.

Kampin' Karen said...

Your work is beautiful. I think I am going to order the lattice work die. Paper Pumpkin (Stampin' Up) had a kit with this type of pre-cut card stock and I absolutely loved it. I'm so glad you used it!

Diane said...

Wow...two of my favorite things, Roses and lattice, a stunning card...and I love, love your lantern box....gorgeous!!
{Nellies Nest}

Donna Whitten said...

Your projects are stunning! Love your beautiful flowers on your pretty card, and your lantern is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the roses, and the lattice die you used for your background! And the lantern is fabulous with all the lovely details! Beautiful flowers from the To My Friend set!

Regena said...

absolutely amazing projects!! amazing job!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful projects. The flowers are very beautiful. Looks very nice against the lattice. The lantern is very pretty. That too with the yummy looking cupcake.

Pamela Haskin said...

Dawn, your work is beautiful, as always! I especially like all the details on how you made your roses. Just beautiful!0

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your projects are gorgeous Dawn!! I so love the lantern with the stamped image. Your roses are gorgeous on the card against the lattice.
hugs,
Chris

Sherry said...

beautiful card and luminary!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Simply amazing work. Totally love the new lattice die :) thanks for sharing

Grace said...

Both projects are so beautiful Dawn!!! Love your lantern and how clever to use it to gift a cupcake! That's a great idea!!! Love your gorgeous card too! The blue bg is stunning with the roses! Just beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Grace

Bernadette said...

Hi Dawn, Being on the other side of the international dateline causes confusion as to the possibility of being counted into the blog hop, but it doesn't matter to me. I'm just glad to be able to comment on the beautiful projects you made! The lantern is sure to be a hit with crafters. I can picture them used for parties! Maybe someone already commented the same. Anyway, your card and the lantern are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Dawn, love your card with those pretty 3D roses. The dark card base make the lattice background and flowes pop up. Your 5-side lantern is so totally AWESOME! It is a cupcake box! You are so creative. Love the side you sponged and stamped. What a beautiful way of giving gift to your friend. Thank you so much for the inspirations.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow girl! I love the navy behind the lattice! Great background for the gorgeous roses! And the lantern is amazing!!! So perfect for that incredible cupcake!!!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Dawn, I love your card and lantern! The roses turned out perfect- love the scrunched look :-) The lantern is gorgeous- love the stamped panels as well as the ribbon detail- perfect for so many occasions (plus the cupcake looks delish :-)) Thanks for the inspiration, sweet friend!