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Archive for March 1st, 2016

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release! We have some beautiful 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 March 2, 2016 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!

Superstar 08515 For my first card, I’m featuring the fun new Superstar set along w/ the wonderful new Double Stitched Stars dies. The stars were stamped w/ a combination of the versafine habanero & red satin inks then die cut w/ the Sparkling Stars dies. I used the evergreen ink for the star outline on the medium star and also for some of the smaller stars. For the medium star, I used the dies to make a reverse mask & stamped the inside using the large star image. The white textured layer was cut w/ the largest Rectangle die then matted w/ a piece of red/orange dp. I used the stitched stars to die cut through both layers of papers so that the turquoise paper would show through. The stars were all triple stacked for dimension before adding inside the cut out areas. The greeting was put on a die cut Pennant & a little twine was added w/ a star on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Superstar
Paper:  Neenah white,  textured white, dp (American Crafts- #Summer)
Ink:  Versafine habanero, red satin, Distress ink evergreen bough
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Stars, Sparkling Stars, Rectangles, Pennants dies,  Misti, bakers twine

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For my second card, I used the Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares & Squares dies to construct my shirt card. I didn’t use any particular measurements, just what looked about right. In case you’d like the lapel fold measurements they are:
Brown layer uses the inside layer of the largest Double Stitched Rectangle & I marked it at 1 3/8″ in from the left on the top edge & 3 3/8″ down from the left top then scored a line connecting the two marks to make the fold for the lapel.

I attached a piece of the brown houndstooth over this fold for the lining & used thin border of the stripe for the edging.  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles on the “coat” & “shirt” layers to better make them look like stitched clothing. The shirt placket was a left over strip & I just moved the die in on the sides to make the stitches & added a little corner for the collar. The shirt buttons were made using the center hole of the key in the pocket.

Pocket Keys 08519 The jacket pocket was made using the Double Stitched Squares & Squares dies. After I die cut the greetingKeys, I added the key ring at the corner of the pocket & tucked the greeting partially inside the pocket. For the jacket button, I die cut the button (from the Matting Circles dies)  4 times & stacked them together w/ the houndstooth pattern on top & used some clear nail polish to make it shiny.

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Here’s a look at the inside..I left it blank for now.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Keys to Happiness
Paper:  Neenah white, metallic silver, dp (brown = Kaisercraft -Chapter One, houndstooth & stripe = Pebbles -Front Porch)
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched Rectangles, RectanglesDouble Stitched Squares, Squares, Keys, Matting Circles dies, Scor-Buddy, nail polish

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Please be sure to visit all the DT will be much appreciated & will also increase your chance of winning!

Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Sandee * Robin * Lori 

Angie * Lisa * Chris * Diana * Sabrina * 

Melissa (Guest Designer)


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Welcome to the March 
Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Circles/Dots! You can get all the details over on the
 Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We also have a new “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image is 50% off  & this month- it’s the To the World!. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. This is also for the Featured Stamper (FS474) on Splitcoast. I chose THIS card of Geni’s.
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For my card, I’m featuring this pretty little Goldfinch with the Hope quote. The goldfinches at our bird feeder still have their winter coats on, but I except to see the males starting to look like this one again soon.  I put him in my Misti, stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics then over stamped w/ Versafine. I used a grand label 4 to die cut mainly just the left side & the black mat behind him. For the right side, I repeated the stamp, color, over stamp (w/ a little masking thrown in) using the Small Dogwood then fussy cut down the left side of them to attach on top. The pink paper has the small dots for the challenge & I thought it went well w/ the image. After I stamped the quote (minus the Hope at the beginning), I stamped part of the goldfinch image on a separate piece, lined up where I wanted to place the Hope die
 , cut it, backed it w/ 2 more cut outs to elevate it, then placed it on top in the corresponding place of the image. The quote was stamped again on another piece & I used the smaller of the flowers from the hydrangea punch to punch out the areas I wanted & also attached them in place. I added just a little stickles to the flower centers.

Here’s a look at the inside. I left it blank for now & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hope, Goldfinch, Small Dogwood Branch
Paper:  X-Press It white, black, dp (Simple Stories -Snap Color Vibe)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp)
Accessories:  Serendipity Hope die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Grand Labels 4 dies, Copic markers, Flourished Star Pattern die, Misti, white gel pen, stickles

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s blog..I’m sure she’ll have something fabulous to show you! Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost. This month, we have a special guest…Jinny Newlin!

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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