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Archive for October 1st, 2014

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release! We have some beautiful images and dies for you this month…perfect for fall, Thanksgiving & Christmas. 

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 October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the ODBD Blog or the Participating Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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For my first card, I used the beautiful Poinsettia Ornament along with the Matting Circles dies, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Circle Ornament dies, Doily dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies and the greeting from the Christmas Pattern Ornaments set. I gold embossed three poinsettia ornaments, carefully colored them with Copics, die cut one full ornament and fussy cut the poinsettias of the two others. A pink layer was die cut as well as a shimmer pink doily to back it. The ornament topper and some of the poinsettias were die cut out of gold and a couple more poinsettias out of pink.

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The greeting was also gold embossed, die cut and added under the ornament. The large pink layer was die cut out of pink using the Vintage Flourish Pattern die. Only the border shows, but I like the way the stitch pattern looks around the edges. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Poinsettia OrnamentChristmas Pattern Ornaments (sentiment)
Paper:  white, pink, gold corrugated
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  ODBD Circle Ornament dies, Matting Circle dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies, Doily dies, Peaceful Poinsettia diesgold embossing powder, Copic markers, Spellbinders Nested Pennant dies

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On my second card, I used the beautiful Autumn Tree set along with the Elegant Ovals dies and Rustic Beauty Paper. After stamping the tree on cream and coloring it, I die cut it and the greeting which was stamped on a separate piece of cream. A larger elegant oval die was used to cut the backing layer behind the greeting out of the rustic paper. I used a kraft knife to cut around the top of apple basket part of the image to insert the greeting layer. The edges were sponged & I also used a Copic to color the embossed edges.
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The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Autumn Tree
Paper:  cream, ODBD Rustic Beauty paper collection
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink vintage photo
Accessories:  ODBD Elegant Ovals dies, Copic markers, red heart gem, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies

 Please be sure and visit all of the Design Team blogs for more inspiration and a better chance to win!

Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee * 
Cathy * Paula * Lisa * Silke * Wanda 
Sabrina * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Welcome to the October Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is appropriately…Fall/Autumn! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  The DT has the added challenge of using a glue technique. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is40% Off Coupon.  Enter “40fromhigh1014” during checkout and get 40% off the highest priced item in the cart.  Good through 10/8.

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Since the DT had the extra challenge of using glue, I started with some leftover pieces of card stock and my hot glue gun on the “low melt” setting. After burning myself one too many times on the hot melt setting, I figured the low setting would be perfect for melting on paper. On the long strip, I first sponged a little fall color on the white textured strip then drizzled the glue haphazardly. While it was still hot, I sprinkled on some sparkly glitter that has some pearl ex like powder in it, waited for it to cool, then brushed off the excess. On the leaf piece, I puddled a bunch of hot glue in a circle, then melted it smooth with my heat gun. Immediately I pressed the small maple leaf into it, let it cool enough to pull the stamp out, heated it again with my heat gun a bit then sprinkled on the same glitter.
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The greeting and maple leaves were copper embossed on vanilla. The greeting was die cut and the leaves were fussy cut. Some metallic copper layers and fun fibers were added to finish.


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – One Falling Leaf 384D, Maple Leaf set 806QCL
Paper: vanilla, metallic copper, dp (DCWV- naturals matstack), strip of textured white (DCWV), burlap dp (Paper Studio -ETC)
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic bronze ink
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Radiant Rectangles & mega oval dies, Ranger copper embossing powder, fibers, glitter (Sparkle N Sprinkle -Autumn Medley)

Please stop by and comment on all the team blogs to be entered in the drawing! This month, our special guest designer is…

Julia Stainton

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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