ODBD May Release!

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Welcome to Our Daily Bread designs May release! We have some gorgeous images and dies for you this month! And they coordinate so well with the release from last month! 

First, the prize details:

  • 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 May 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! 
  • The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

For my first card, I combined the new Vintage Labels dies & Carried to Heaven with the Flourish Label Borders, Vintage Flourish Pattern dies, Ornamental Cross Collection dies & Chalkboard Vine Background from last month’s release. I also added the Cala Lily from the Loving Memories set. After I die cut the Vintage Labels and the Vintage Flourish Pattern dies out of white, I left the dies in place on the labels and stamped the Chalkboard Vine pattern on top using the sky blue ink. I added the Flourish Label Border on the largest die using the black ink.

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The lilies were colored with Copics and fussy cut. I added a bit of blue to the smallest cross and stacked the crosses on top of the lilies. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

Blue Sympathy copics 03474Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Carried to Heaven, Loving Memories, Chalkboard Vine Background, Flourish Label Borders
Paper: X-press it white, lt blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Memories sky blue
Accessories: ODBD Ornamental Cross Collection dies,  ODBD Vintage Labels dies, ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern diesCopic markers

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For my second card, I used the Sheltering Angel, the Chalkboard Vine Background, the Vintage Label Dies, the largest of the Vintage Flourish Pattern die and the Angel Wings dies. I liked the lt blue ink on white on my first card, so I made a large background again using the Chalkboard Vine Bg and the sky blue ink. I thought it needed a little something, so I pierced all around the border. The Sheltering Angel blessing was stamped, die cut and with the die still in place,  I used colors from the two Kaleidacolor pads to sponge the color on top. For the yellow label and the largest background, I stamped the Chalkboard Vine bg again using the straw ink (stamped one off) and sponged on a little more of the same ink to deepen the color. The Angel Wings were die cut out of yellow and I used the yellow & orange inks from the melon Kpad to add a little more color. 


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Sheltering Angel, Chalkboard Vine Background
Paper: X-press it white, yellow
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Memories sky blue, Kaliedacolor melon melody, blue breeze, Distress ink scattered straw
Accessories:  ODBD Vintage Labels diesODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern dies, ODBD Angel Wings dies, sequins. paper piercer


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs for much more inspiration!

Chris * Grace * Cathy * Julie * Stacy Dawn * Sandee * 

Lori * Sabrina * Lisa * Angie * Wanda  * Audrey


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23 Responses to ODBD May Release!

  1. Julie girl, both of your projects are amazing as usual!!! I love every single element of the sympathy card….soothing colors, love the layers and the incorporation of the calla lilies! Oh my, the 2nd has made my day…..gorgeous colors and stunning design….these types of creations from you make me look forward to release day each and every month!! HUGS!!!

  2. just wonderful, Julie! love the sympathy card, beautiful. the second shows off the verse so well!!!

  3. Both gorgeous but the sympathy card is so lovely. Chrisitne

  4. Oh WOW! Great job. I especially LOVE the sympathy card!

  5. Avatar Rebekka K
    Rebekka K says:

    wow, what gorgeous cards you created. I just love the new labels and those angel wings.

  6. Avatar Sandee
    Sandee says:

    Julie I love the sympathy card! It is stunning! And your second card is amazing! WOW!!!

  7. Wow…I saw the first card and thought how pretty and amazing, then I saw the second one and it is beautiful as well…both are gorgeous!!

  8. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Wow!!! Your beautiful cards are just awesome! I love the sponged background for the sentiment-love it too!

  9. Both of your creations are beautiful Julie!! I just love the cheery bold colors of the second and your first is so soft and elegant!! I love your use of the soft blue background within each die shape, your layering, the gorgeous coloring of the flowers, and the addition of the cross. Gorgeous my friend!

  10. Julie, you have created some beautiful cards here. I love the layers on the first one and the color combo is so calming – perfect for a sympathy card. Your second card with all those bright colors is so you!! Love it!

  11. Wonderful cards! The sympathy card is beautiful but not overdone & I love the colors on the second one!

  12. Julie… both your cards are amazing! I love the softness of the sympathy card with all the layered dies and soft blue colors! The second one is a perfect color representation of the sentiment! Beautifully done!!!!

  13. Great layers on the sympathy card and beautiful colors on your second card.

  14. Julie – your wonderful creations always inspire!! Your first card has such a tender and soothing feel, sure to uplift anyone in need; and the second is so creative and full of the vibrant colors I love about your work. Masterfully done on both counts!!

  15. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    wow, both cards are beautiful, but the blue one is my fav!!

  16. Wow is right…these cards are both so gorgeous! Love the soft blue and white with the sweet addition of the lilies and the crosses! The gradient coloring on the second packs such a wow factor! Love them both!

  17. Wonderful cards Julie. Especially love the dimension of the first one. Love the little crosses on the lilies.

  18. Lovely projects using the release Julie! The Sympathy card is very striking and sure to bring comfort to the person who receives it!

  19. WOW, Julie, both of your cards are absolutely beautiful! Love the softness of the sympathy card and the vibrant colors of the second one! Both are true masterpieces! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  20. Avatar Regena
    Regena says:

    Love ur cards >>Gorgeous!!

  21. Soft colors, luscious die cuts and amazing details… your hallmarks my friend! I love the rich colors on the second and those delightful layers that draw my eyes in on the first! Our of the park Julie!!!!

  22. Julie both of these are vibrant and wonderful. Fabulous designs especially with the wings.

  23. How do you do it, Julie! Two totally different looks and styles…soft and beautiful layers on the blue sympathy card and bright, bold colors on the Angel Wings. Both striking and gorgeous creations! Hugs!