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Archive for December 1st, 2015

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Today’s Color Challenge (CC559) is rose red, garden green & honey gold w/ the dessert option of making it a Christmas card. I wasn’t sure these colors would work at all for a Christmas card, so I chose to use this beautiful new Bridge scene but make it snowy w/ sunset behind it & add a Christmas greeting.  Christmas Bridge 07967
I stamped it w/ Memento on a lt kraft card stock then colored it in using Prismacolor pencils. I also added some bright white highlights w/ a white gel pen then I stamped over it (it was still in my Misti) w/ Versafine to bring all the details back. Then I spritzed it w/ a spray I made using whitewash acrylic paint thinned w/ water (about a 3 to 1, water to paint, ratio). Just a note here…I’ve had this mix in a little mini mister for about a year & it still hasn’t clogged, so I’m happy w/ my self made snow spray. 

The frames were die cut using the new Double Stitched Rectangles & Rectangle dies & the largest is my favorite Flourished Star Pattern die. The greeting & green layer were die cut using the new Double Stitched Circle dies along w/ a small circle die (Spellbinders). 

Here’s a look at the inside. I used a little leftover green stitched frame & added a green Windowsill Candle die cut. 
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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Stamps: ODBD – Safe Travels, Holly Wreath (greeting), (Christmas Mini set – greeting on inside)
Paper: Neenah white, garden green, rose red textured, lt kraft
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black , Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Double Stitched Circles , Flourished Star Pattern, Lovely Leaves, (Windowsill Candle -inside) dies, Prismacolor Pencils white gel pen, Spellbinders small circle dies, Misit, thinned whitewash acrylic paint in mini mister

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December Release! We have some beautiful scenic images & fabulous 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 December 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 December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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It’s no secret that I love scenic images & I LOVE to color so this month’s release is definitely in my wheelhouse (pardon the pun). For my first card I used Copics to color the Living Water image, then I over stamped w/ Versafine because I love how it brings out the details.  The water at the bottom of the image was extended a bit by turning the image around & stamping just the water part again (upside down). I had some rusty barn red card stock that I had spritzed with bleach & it looked really good w/ the colors in the image so I used it for the framing. To make the white frames, I die cut using the fabulous new Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles & the largest Double Stitched Circle for the opening around the image. I trimmed off the edges a bit on the smaller rectangle using one of the matting basics because I wanted a bit of the red to show though then I attached the larger frame on top along w/ the greeting circles & a few Candi dots.

Here’s a look at the inside using the leftover circles…a little simple, but I liked the asymmetrical look of it  & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: ODBD – Living Water
Paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, barn red (spritzed w/ bleach)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies,  Misti, bleach in mister bottle, Candi dots

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For my second card, I used the beautifully scenic Safe Travels. I made a background on water color paper using regular pan water colors & a little Brushos water color crystals. I added the colors, approximating where the image would be, dried it w/ a heat gun then stamped the scene in Versafine. Bridge 07907
A few more detail colors were added after it was stamped then I used the Rectangles & Double Stitched Rectangles to die cut the main image. I had to do a little out of the box to keep from trimming off the tree tops. On the rest of water color background, I stamped the trees & tree tops again to make it look as if there is a forest on the layer behind the bridge. A stitched rectangle frame was added on top & then the rest of the water color background added behind the image.

This is the inside using some of the leftover water color bg & one bridge I fussy cut. Originally, I was going to put this greeting on the outside but since it’s a little bigger & covered up much more of the bridge, I put it on the inside.
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Stamps: ODBD – Safe Travels
Paper: watercolor
Ink:  Versafine onyx 
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles dies, water colors, Brusho water color powders, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT blogs..this will be so appreciated & will also increase your chances to win! 
 * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * 
Lori *Sandee * 

Robin * America * Angie Lisa * Grace * 

Sabrina * Chris * Silke

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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These are the beautiful sets & dies I used.