Monday, September 14, 2015

We’re Having an ODBD September Mid-Month Release!


What fun to have 2 releases in one month!! Welcome to the ODBD September mid-month release!

For my samples today, I used

ODBD - Sets




Prize Information: -

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 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 September 15, 2015 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 September 16th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I combined Plant a Garden with the beautiful new dies, Leafy Edged Borders and Pretty Posies. I used Beautiful Boho Collection for the top die cut.


The flowers might look a little different from the die, that’s because I distressed them A LOT! After die cutting each flower twice, sponging with Distress inks while still in the dies. I put each 2 matching pieces together, misted with water and scrunched them. I carefully ‘un-scrunched’ them and let them dry.

The leaves were die cut, sponged and lightly curled with my fingers. For each flower, I sort of scrunch-folded in half and formed my floral spray.


My second sample, Grateful, features an old fashioned flower, Columbine! They come in so many beautiful colors!!


Colored with Copics, cut with Vintage Labels and Stitched Ovals.


My background is Boho Background and Flourished Star Pattern, along with the beautiful Leafy Edged Borders.


Prepare to be blown away by the awesome samples my sister sticks have made! Check out the ODBD blog too.

Sandee * Julie * Grace * Chris * Loretta * Angie  
Cathy * RobinT * Sabrina * America
Robin CPaula * Silke * Amy * Lori *Diana

Thanks for stopping by!



Diana Nguyen said...

Love how you used the flower dies but blown away with your coloring of the columbines! You've really captured the depth of them!

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Dawn! The die cut flowers look like fresh cut flowers from a garden! Beautiful creations, as usual!

Bunny said...

Both cards are lovely. Thanks for the tip on how to scrunch the new Posies and let dry. That is my favorite card with the new sentiments from Plant a Garden. Love the Leafy Edged border die, too.

Sarosa said...

Both cards are lovely, but I especially admire the first card, and the combination of pinks and blues. Just gorgeous!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the bouquet on the first one and the pretty colors. Striking colors and detail on the 2nd card.

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Dawn! Love the flowers folded over! That is such a great full look and I love the way you colored your purple colombine, wow! Such gorgeous deep color you achieved! Beautifully done dear friend!

Angella D. Crockett said...

LOVE both of them! The border cut from the blue designer paper looks awesome and your flowers are FABULOUS!! Love the colors of the 2nd....super yummy!!! HUGS!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such gorgeous cards! I especially like the pink flower - so pretty.

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful job with the it!

Lois said...

Two beautiful cards, Dawn! I love the 3-D look of your first one.

Silke Ledlow said...

Dawn, these are two beauties for sure! I wish I could color like you do :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your creations are gorgeous, Dawn!! I so love the rich coloring and vibrancy of your second creation!! I love it!! The first is beautiful as well with the stunning layering of flowers!! Stunning work my friend!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love your hand made flowers!! They are gorgeous!! Love your coloring.
Moxie Craftie

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the second one and it's vibrant colors! The first one is amazing in it's softness. Love them both ♥

Grace said...

Oh drooling over here! LOVE how you formed the flowers! It's so pretty! The second one is the perfect rich color combo!!! Beautiful!

Robin said...

Just love how you used the posy die!! They almost look like hydrangeas, just beautiful, thanks for the tip! Love your use of dies on your second card, great coloring on the columbines! I am having fun being a guest designer for ODBD!

Sue D said...

Wonderful floral cards!

Unknown said...

Wow Dawn, your work is always wonderful! You really outdid yourself with that floral boquet using the new die!!! I have been amazed at how many different flower styles can me made with that die!!!!

Pages with Paula said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! I would never have guessed you used the posies dies on the first one! Love the way they came out! The second card was also very beautiful. Love the columbine flower. They are so dainty. Used to have a plant on the side of our house when I was growing up.

Linda Carson said...

Wow Dawn these cards are outstanding! You really need to send them to someone who truly appreciates such fine artwork! My address is 3205.....!

Patty said...

Both cards are beautiful but you're first one is down right stunning!! I love the design and that verse and the beautiful colors!

April said...

You did an outstanding job on these! Love them!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh wow! Dawn both cards are incredible!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are gorgeous, Dawn! I really love your little corsage on the first..looks like hydrangeas to me. Must be the ones that DID NOT bloom on my hydrangea bush this year, lol.

America said...

Goodness Teamie! You are on a roll with pure gorgeousness here. Love the use of cuts, the fab dimension and lovely flowers on these. Beautiful work!