Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April release! Can you believe it’s already April? Well, you won’t believe this month’s release, either! We are talking some fabulous dies, papers and images! I am really loving this Vintage Flourish Pattern die! And the chalkboard background images are terrific!
- Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.
- You have until April 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!
- The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
I kept picturing neon colors behind a black pattern so for my pair of neon birthday cards, I first colored half of an 8.5 x 11 piece of white card stock with a rainbow of fluorescent Copics mixed with a bit of neon Sharpies. On the one above, I did a swirly hodgepodge and on the one below I did rainbow stripes. Then I stamped the Chalkboard Fan background with versafine onyx. I used versafine because I consistently get a better black coverage with large, detailed images like this one. On the one above, I used the Vintage Flourish die to die cut the entire background, then die cut another out of white. I covered a piece of white paper with adhesive (just used my ATG big gun) and stuck the white version to it. Call me crazy, but I took all the neon piece (negative bits that are usually discarded) and pieced them into the corresponding spaces on the white version. Then I placed the die back over it and ran it through the embossing cycle again just to make sure it all stuck in place. I used the largest center die to cut out the large neon center frame and used the smallest insert to cut the scrolly frame. So I actually got all of the neon pieces out of the one background! Not too shabby! The greeting was stamped w/ neon pink ink and the frame w/ black then fussy cut.The white layer was stamped w/ black and die cut.
This one was a bit simpler. I added a die cut white frame that I pierced all the way around and a smaller white frame that was stamped with black. The scrolly center was done the same as above except in white. So in reality, I actually was able to make two A2 sized birthday cards out of 1 piece of 8.5 x 11 white card stock (not counting the actual cards). Not too bad, considering all the parts and pieces! These are the Copics & Sharpies I used for both cards.
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|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Flourish Label Borders, Chalkboard Fan Background, Mini Tags 3
|Paper: X-Press It white
|Ink: Versfine onyx, HA neon pink|
|Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Copic fluorescent markers, Sharpie neon markers, paper piercing tool|