Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs July Release! We have some fabulous new images & dies for you this month and I know you’re going to love them!
My first card uses mostly all die cuts. And what fabulous dies they are..a Welcoming Window (just the right size, I might add!), Shutters, and a Flower Box Filler! For the background, flowers, awning & hearts I die cut the pieces out of several different sheets from the Shabby Rose paper collection. I attached a piece of transparency behind the window then ran them both thru the embossing cycle again so the windows would have some shape.
The little flower pot on the right was made using the same window box die..I just moved one end to cut it shorter. The little girls silhouette was stamped on paper to put behind the window. I thought they fit perfectly with the greeting & also gives you a little view inside the window. I also added a section of awning die cut out of the pink gingham inside the window as a valance.
Here’s a look at the inside. I used the negative of the flower box filler as a stencil and sponged the flower border thru it. This card is 5.50 x 4.25.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Home Sweet Home, Little Girls
|Paper: white, dp (ODBD Shabby Rose collection)|
|Ink: Versafine onyx, Colorbox pastel pink chalk ink|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Welcoming Window, Window Shutter & Awning, Flower Box Filler, Ornate Hearts, Ornate Borders & Flowers (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies|
My second card uses the beautiful Blossom set. After die cutting the label shape, I sponged a little pink inside the die then stamped the label frame, greeting & rosebud inside. I also stamped just the top petal, fussy cut it & popped it up for a little dimension.
The background was stamped w/ the Belles Vignes image & added a little pink to parts of it. Two butterflies were stamped, colored, die cut & added. Some stickles was added to the butterflies, rose and here & there on the vine for a little sparkle.
The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Blossom, Flourish Label Borders, Butterfly & Bugs, Trois Joiles Papillon, Belles Vignes
|Paper: white, black|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink spun sugar|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Labels, Trois Papillon, Butterfly & Bugs dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Copic makers, stickles|
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A big Congrats to our newest Featured Stamper (FS438), Melissa! She has such a lovely gallery and I couldn’t decide between THIS & THIS so I combined them. I used the same layout, but different images, different colors and added a layer & an umbrella.
I started by making two water color backgrounds with Brushos crystals. I wet the corners pretty heavily, sprinkled on lemon, yellow, orange & vermillion Brushos then spread it a little w/ a water brush. I stamped the sun in the corner & used a white gel pen to add a little brightness to the rays. A die cut Hello & a stamped Sunshine along w/ a die cut umbrella and some clouds. The larger w/c bg was die cut w/ the Sunburst pattern die & I added a black & white gemstone to the upper right corner. Here’s a look at the inside.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Hello Sunshine, Sunshine Blessings
|Paper: Neenah white, water color|
|Ink: Versafine onyx|
|Accessories: ODBD Sunburst Background, Umbrella, Clouds, Hello dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Brushos water color crystals, black & white gemstone, white gel pen, water brush|
For today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A279), we are to make a card for July 4th. Mine is pretty quick & easy..after stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the Liberty Bell & USA letters, I added the letters to die cut red, white & blue banners. The white bg was die cut & embossed w/ a stripe pattern and the greeting was die cut & added to a larger die cut circle w/ the ring of stars on it. The finished card is 4.25 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please head on over and check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week use Stars on your project. DRS images are not required and there’s a nice prize up for grabs!
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Liberty Bell, Let Freedom Ring, God Bless America Postage Frame (ring of stars), USA|
|Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, royal blue, red|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, love letter, danube blue|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B , circles,nested pennant dies, stripe embossing folder (Lifestyle- Nautica set), baker’s twine|
Today’s Color Challenge (CC536) on Splitcoast uses red, navy & a marina teal color. To tell the truth, I actually finished this Monday but hadn’t taken pics yet & when I saw the colors, I thought…hmmm… looks like I lucked out!
I stamped the lighthouse once on Neenah white & again on X-Press It white. The Neenah version was masked and I sponged the sand, sea & sky then stamped the stars at the top w/ white pigment ink. After the Neenah version was die cut, the XP version was colored with Copics & fussy cut to add on top. I used a white Prismacolor pencil & a yellow Copic to add the light rays from the lighthouse. For the large background, I used a mask to sponge the sky & sea & added more stars as before. The header was die cut, punched & the greeting stamped on top. The little swirls from the punch excess were added on the sea as “waves”. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used & a look at the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Lighthouse, Starry Background, You Light Up Greeting, Birthday Wishes Greeting (inside)
|Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor blue breeze, Distress ink mermaid lagoon, Colorbox frost white pigment|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A , pierced circles, bracket border dies, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle dies, white gel pen, border punch (EK Success)|
Today’s CAS Challenge (clean & simple) CAS330, has us using stars &/or stripes. I used both plus anchors for my Patriotic Military card.
And this really was quick & easy because almost all of it was made using die cuts I already had sitting around. I only stamped 3 images, colored 2 and fussy cut the anchor. The little square frame w/ the pierced circle was already there along w/ the little red ring so I added a smaller die cut circle w/ the US Navy emblem stamped in denim. The anchor & USA were lightly colored & added to a bg I embossed w/ a small anchor pattern. The inside has the rest of the USA greeting & says “Home of the Free Thanks to Our Brave”. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used (not many).
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t ck out the DRS Thursday Challenge – this week it’s a color challenge w/ Patriotic/Nautical colors & DRS images are not required!
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Anchor, USA, Navy Seal
|Paper: Neenah white, navy blue|
|Ink: Adirondack denim|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, squares, circles & pierced circles dies, anchor embossing folder (Quicktz/Lifestyle – Nautica set)|