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Archive for March 1st, 2015

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release! We have some beautiful St. Patrick’s Day & Easter images & dies for you this month!

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 March 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my first project, I’m using the fabulous new St. Patrick’s Day set. I was in a real gold embossing mood, and I used a lot of gold embossing powder on both of my cards. But I just love gold embossing with the spring greens on a St. Patrick’s Day card. Since as a general rule, embossing powder & Copics don’t play together well, I stamped the frame first with Memento cantaloupe ink, figuring that the color would blend in with the gold. I added the greens in the frame with Copics, then used a stamp positioner to line up the frame again, stamp it with gold pigment ink, then heat embossed w/ the gold powder. The Irish Blessing was gold embossed inside the frame, die cut, then added to a green fancy die cut.

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For the largest green & gold layer, I gold embossed the Vintage Pattern Mini 2 then sponged on two green inks & die cut w/ the largest of the Flourished Star Pattern dies. The metallic gold rectangle was die cut using the same die, but I had to resize it to make it smaller. I also did the clover image the same way as the frame, cut it the added it under the frame. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used (the violets were used on the clover flowers, but are very hard to see).
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – St. Patrick’s Day, Clover, Vintage Pattern Mini 2
Paper:  Neenah white, metallic brushed gold, textured green
Ink:  Memento cantaloupe, Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Kaleidacolor fresh greens (for sponging the lg background)
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star pattern die,  Spellbinders labels 4 & gold labels 4 dies, gold detail embossing powder, Copic markers, Candi dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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My second card uses several new ODBD sets…Floral Egg, Blessed Easter &  Basket of Blessings sets. I started by making a large water color background with Twinkling H2O’s in pastel colors. It’s almost impossible to capture the subtle shimmer, but it adds a lot in real life. I then gold embossed the Floral Egg & smaller eggs; die cut the smaller eggs & fussy cut the large egg. The grass was die cut using the fabulous Grass Border die and I made a frame out of the left over background & gold embossed the greeting on it.
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The pink gingham (from the gorgeous new ODBD Shabby Rose paper collection) was die cut using the Flourished Star Pattern die (do you think I LOVE this die?) & the remaining twinkling background was added underneath. I used some leftover eggs and pieces for the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Floral Egg, Blessed Easter, Basket of Blessings
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (ODBD Shabby Rose paper collection)
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star pattern, Grass Border, Eggs dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, gold detail embossing powder, Twinkling H2O paints

Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs & comment to increase your chances of winning!

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