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Archive for March 17th, 2016

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Special Anniversary Release Hop! We have some beautiful sets & gorgeous dies to show you…along with our brand new logo & watermarks! Things are looking pretty spiffy around here, don’t you think? 

Prize Information: 
Eight randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until March 19, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 24th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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These new dies are so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to take them for a drive. The greeting sets have such gorgeous fonts & sentiments…they were suggested by our very own DT member, Grace, who is battling cancer, & she mentioned to Kelley, that sometimes you’d like to have something other than “get well” to put on a card. Something more uplifting & meaningful. I’m sure you’ll agree, all the sets are wonderful. 

For this card, I started by making a series of watercolor washes across some watercolor paper. I only used the one color of pink, just varied the intensity. After die cutting the pink layers, I stamped the different dogwood blooms on the leftover piece & fussy cut them. The original Filigree Frame die is not the same on both ends, but it is symmetrical up to that point, so I die cut it to just past midway, embossed that section only, then turned the die around & matched up the already cut mid section, to cut the remainder & have the same look on both ends. Since my card is horizontal, it just looked more balanced to have it the same.  (This is the same principal as die Resizing & you can see the pictures of that by clicking.) I used the Viva pen to add the little pearl drops on the frame & flower centers.
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I get asked a lot what my watercolor backgrounds look like before I stamp or die cut them. Usually, I forget to take pictures of the “before”, but I remembered after I did the first set of die cuts. So I put them back in place to show you. And you can see, the middle (smaller) layer is cut out of the larger background (you can click any pic to make it larger!). When all the other layers are added on top, that missing piece well never show. Below it is a view of the inside..I only had that much of the watercolor bg left!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Healing Prayers,  Dogwood mini, (inside- Faith Card Sentiments)
Paper:  water color, Neenah white
Ink:  Versafine onyx, (Memento angel pink – inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Lavish Layers, Filigree FramesFlourished Star PatternRectangles dies, Viva Pearl pen, watercolor pan set, Misti

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On my second card, I started w/ the two pieces of ODBD designer paper. I love the green pattern of the bg piece (from the Beautiful Boho pad), but I didn’t have a solid green that came close to matching it before the Boho Bold pad came out. Perfect! I die cut those layers using the largest Flourished Star Pattern die for the print & the largest Double Stitched Rectangle for the solid.
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On the solid green, I stamped the Belles Vignes w/ white ink & heat embossed it w/ an off white sparkle powder. Then I die cut it using the next smaller Double Stitched Rectangle. The ivory die cut Lavish Layer covers the area where it was cut & allows me to use the smaller cut out on top of it. 
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The wonderful Helen Keller quote was stamped w/ Versafine olympia green & die cut w/ one of the Rectangle dies. It’s matted on a Double Stitched Rectangle of the pattern paper & again on an ivory Lavish Layer. The butterfly was stamped on ivory w/ the olympia green ink, heat embossed like the bg  & die cut w/ the matching butterfly die.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Healing PrayersBelles Vignes,  Trois Jolies Papillons, (inside- Faith Card Sentiments)
Paper:  ivory, dp (ODBD- Beautiful Boho, Boho Bolds)
Ink:  Versafine olympia green, Colorbox frost white pigment (inside -Memento new sprout) 
Accessories: ODBD Lavish Layers, Filigree FramesFlourished Star Pattern, Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Trois Papillons dies, winter white embossing powder, Misti

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning! 

Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * Lori *

 Robin * Angie * Chris Grace * Lisa *

 Sabrina * Melissa (Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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