ODBD August Release!

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Best of 2014!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs August Release! We have such a fun release this month…we’re going to the beach! These images & dies are fun, fun, fun! 

First the Prize Information:

  • 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 found in the “stamps column” of the website.
  •  You have until August 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your coments!
  • The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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For my first card, I stamped the wonderful Anchor scene, colored it with Copics then did a bit of my out of the box technique on the right side using a classic oval die. I kept the colors a little toned down to coordinate with the background paper I wanted to use. The larger black oval and wide black panel were done with the embossing folder stamping technique. I sprayed one side of an embossing folder w/ sparkly silver & gold sprays, then pressed a piece of black card stock inside. There is no texture since I didn’t emboss it…just sparkle! On the teal woodgrain patterned paper, I stamped the little anchor & compass rose with teal ink  & the fishing net background on the right side with gold ink. The two different braided ropes w/ shells were something I’ve had in stash for quite a while. The smaller one was glued around the oval and the larger one tied in a bow and added. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Anchor the Soul, Smooth Sailing, Fishing Net Background
Paper: X-Press It white, black, dp (Paper Studio – ETC collection)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, teal zeal, Encore ultimate metallic gold
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, classic oval dies & Labels 21 dies, Copic markers, braided twine w/ shells, Heidi Swapp gold & silver shine sprays, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder (Tide set)

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On my second card, I went with a fun tropical color combo and lots of sparkle. I had some pieces of striped paper w/ lines of sparkle already in it so I used a couple of rainbow ink pads to sponge in those colors on the stamped, die cut flip flops. I also used them to stamp the big sand dollar then stamped the greeting on top. It was die cut with one of the circle ornament dies and I used a scallop circle on the teal layer. The little teal border was die cut with an edge of a scalloped long rectangle die I used on both sides. I added a few gems and stickles in tropical colors to the flip flop straps. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Flip Flop Fun, Life is Better, Ocean Treasures
Paper: X-Press It white, teal, dp (SEI -)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Melon Melody & Caribbean Sea
Accessories: ODBD Circle Ornament dies, ODBD Flip Flop dies, ODBD Flip Flop Border dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, scallop circle & scallop long rectangle dies, stickles, gems

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the team blogs so you’ll be in the prize drawing!

Julie  * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee *

 Lisa * Angie * Sabrina * Wanda * Audrey * Silke

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33 Responses to ODBD August Release!

  1. Your creations are so beautiful Julie!! I love all the added texture of the string and shells as well as your soft coloring on the first and your bright colorful design and use of the flip flops and sand dollar on the second. Gorgeous!!

  2. Julie girl, these are both amazing!! Love the soft colors and cool techniques on the first and your fun colors on the second have me smiling!!!! I always enjoy seeing what you’ve come up with next!! HUGS!!!

  3. Oh both cards are so beautiful Julie! I love all the detail you put in to the anchor card! Love the shimmer of the sprays and the background paper you made with the little anchor and compas images. Love the rope and shell detail! Your second card is as always a fabulous fun study in color! I always love what you do with different colors and this one is so bright and fun!

  4. Avatar Katia Krinkie
    Katia Krinkie says:

    Thank you Julie for the inspiration that you provide…your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

  5. Avatar Deb Heinritz
    Deb Heinritz says:

    Love both cards! The detail on the anchor card is amazing and the flip flop card is bright and cheery!

  6. Avatar Charlene Dahlberg
    Charlene Dahlberg says:

    Julie, I love your cards. Both have the wonderful colors of summer and the detail in the anchor card is just gorgeous.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  7. Love the way you created your background paper and the decorative twine is a perfect touch! The tropical colors on the flip flops is so fun! Love the rainbow ink pad. It reminds me of a rainbow snow cone and the beach in the summer.

  8. Loved seeing your work on FB and had to come check out the new stuff at ODBD. These are some fun and fabulous cards you have shared with us. My wish list grows as my stamping budget dwindles!LOL

  9. Avatar Blue Rose
    Blue Rose says:

    Your cards are fantastic. You went from sophisticated to fun, wow. I love all the textures you created in your fist card. Love the printing tip…it looks embossed. Good job.

  10. Both cards are fabulous, Julie! Love all the texture and sparkle on the anchor card. The jute braid makes a perfect frame and bow for anchor image! Your flip flop card is so fun and colorful…love how you used the sand dollar on this one to create the sentiment panel! Beautiful!

  11. Love your cards. The rope and shells are fabulous embellies and the colors of the flip flop card certainly say Summer.

  12. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    WOW!! love your cards, especially the first one!!!

  13. Both are fabulous and great techniques.

  14. Really gorgeous cards! I love the seaside look of the first. It reminds me of a trip my mom and I took to Maine a few years ago. And the colors in the flip-flop card just scream “SUMMER!” I’m sure anyone would love to receive these cards. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

  15. Julie, both cards are fabulous…being a beach lover I especially relate to these new sets.

  16. I love your cards. The first one is just beautiful with a rustic look. I love your coloring. I love the bright colors on the second one. Great job! xo

  17. Julie, I love how you displayed the Anchor Set! PERFECT in every way! Your flip flop card is so fun and bright…which reminds me of the beach! Hugs ~S~

  18. Avatar Colleen Howell
    Colleen Howell says:

    Love both of your cards but the anchor one is my favorite, Would make an awesome masculine card.

  19. Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous on the anchor card! I really like all the details you included on it. The flip-flop card is so bright and cheerful.

  20. Better projects Julie! I love your coloring on both! The bright cheery colors on the second project bring a smile to my face. And the lovely details… rope… tiny shells and the like just complement your first card so well! Beautifully done!

  21. Avatar Debbie Reed
    Debbie Reed says:

    Both of your creations are stunning! The coloring is amazing.

  22. Lovely cards.

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  23. I just love anything and everything nautical. I fell in love with this image and I have already purchased it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and for the great inspiration.
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  24. Avatar Bernadette Shisler
    Bernadette Shisler says:

    Thanks, Julie, for these gorgeous cards! I am LOVING the new release! I love your colors!

  25. just fabulous as always, Julie! love the out-of-box bird and the jute with the beads! beautiful!
    your flip flop card is so cute, love the colors and the sentiment over the sand dollar!!

  26. your first card is just outstanding, great coloring and I just love the twine with the shells bordering it and the bow, very cool touch. Your second card is quite fun!

  27. Julie – I am absolutely in love with both of your creations. Your Anchor card is a perfect masculine card, and your flip-flop card is so bright and beautiful that I cannot stop looking at it. Your attention to detail and ability to combine colors always amazes me – you it this month my friend!!! Hugs!

  28. Avatar Tammy Pope
    Tammy Pope says:

    These cards are beyond amazing. I adore the coloring and the rope border on the first one, and the tropical colors used on the second are a pure delight!

  29. Avatar Donna DeWitt
    Donna DeWitt says:

    Love both your cards! Love the anchor card with the rope, and who doesn’t like sparkly flip-flops! Thanks for sharing the new stamps with us!

  30. Both cards are simply stunning! My fave is the anchor scene with the shells and rope details. The happy colors paired with sparkle on the second one make this a perfect summertime card!

  31. WOW, Julie, girl, your cards are absolutely stunning! Love your amazing coloring on the first card and the fun summer colors on the flip flop card! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  32. Beautiful cards Julie! Love the bright fun colors on the Flip Flop card!