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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release! We have some beautiful St. Patrick’s Day & Easter images & 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, 2015 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!

For my first project, I’m using the fabulous new St. Patrick’s Day set. I was in a real gold embossing mood, and I used a lot of gold embossing powder on both of my cards. But I just love gold embossing with the spring greens on a St. Patrick’s Day card. Since as a general rule, embossing powder & Copics don’t play together well, I stamped the frame first with Memento cantaloupe ink, figuring that the color would blend in with the gold. I added the greens in the frame with Copics, then used a stamp positioner to line up the frame again, stamp it with gold pigment ink, then heat embossed w/ the gold powder. The Irish Blessing was gold embossed inside the frame, die cut, then added to a green fancy die cut.

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For the largest green & gold layer, I gold embossed the Vintage Pattern Mini 2 then sponged on two green inks & die cut w/ the largest of the Flourished Star Pattern dies. The metallic gold rectangle was die cut using the same die, but I had to resize it to make it smaller. I also did the clover image the same way as the frame, cut it the added it under the frame. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used (the violets were used on the clover flowers, but are very hard to see).
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – St. Patrick’s Day, Clover, Vintage Pattern Mini 2
Paper:  Neenah white, metallic brushed gold, textured green
Ink:  Memento cantaloupe, Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Kaleidacolor fresh greens (for sponging the lg background)
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star pattern die,  Spellbinders labels 4 & gold labels 4 dies, gold detail embossing powder, Copic markers, Candi dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig

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My second card uses several new ODBD sets…Floral Egg, Blessed Easter &  Basket of Blessings sets. I started by making a large water color background with Twinkling H2O’s in pastel colors. It’s almost impossible to capture the subtle shimmer, but it adds a lot in real life. I then gold embossed the Floral Egg & smaller eggs; die cut the smaller eggs & fussy cut the large egg. The grass was die cut using the fabulous Grass Border die and I made a frame out of the left over background & gold embossed the greeting on it.
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The pink gingham (from the gorgeous new ODBD Shabby Rose paper collection) was die cut using the Flourished Star Pattern die (do you think I LOVE this die?) & the remaining twinkling background was added underneath. I used some leftover eggs and pieces for the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Floral Egg, Blessed Easter, Basket of Blessings
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (ODBD Shabby Rose paper collection)
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star pattern, Grass Border, Eggs dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, petite oval dies, gold detail embossing powder, Twinkling H2O paints

Please be sure to visit all of the DT blogs & comment to increase your chances of winning!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Grace * 
Angie * Lisa * Sabrina * Silke * Chris *
Thanks so much for stopping by!

40 Responses to “ODBD March Release!”

  • Julie!!! Wow, what a way to kick off the new release party!!! I love both of your cards with the gold embossing and all of the wonderful ‘Julie’ details! The first absolutely knocked my socks off…..soooooo clever to use that background and the clover image… the richness of the colors!! I love how you tucked the grass and eggs inside the frame on the 2nd and wow, the inside of the card is beautiful too! Fabulous job! HUGS!!

  • Sabrina:

    How cool to get not just one treat but more when I clicked through :D. I thought the pastel grass in the egg card was such fun, but it’s the Celtic motif frame and Irish blessing that I think is a must-have for me! The green and gold are just gorgeous.

  • Beautiful cards! Love all the gold embossing! Gorgeous coloring and I love the pastel grass!

  • WOW! Everyone of your creations is just stunning! I had to keep going back to take another look! Gorgeous green coloring with the embossing, and the pastel grass is soooo creative!

  • Wow Julie – these are both so awesome. I agree that the gold embossing goes beautifully with the greens in your St Patties card. Your layering is absolutely gorgeous! The Clover was the perfect touch. And your second card is such an inspiration with the same gold embossing but combined with soft pastels??!!! My goodness I’d never have thought to do that! It’s a wonderful surprise to see. You’re coloring is always amazing as well – thank you for sharing.
    Hugs & Blessings,

  • DawnL:

    I LOVE your first card, using the bg like that, gorgeous!! It really pops, beautifully done!!
    Cute and clever frame to show off this set and paper!
    Fab samples!!

  • Sue D:

    Beautiful cards. the gold embossing really makes them special.

  • Beautiful card Love the gold Embossing it gives that rich Look thanks for shairng

  • Jean Bullock:

    Fabulous, as usual. My favorite is the St. Patrick’s Day card. My mother would love this. I know I do!

  • Donna Garvin:

    Beautiful cards love the colors

  • Leigh Mc:

    Both cards are beautiful, but I have to say that the St. Pat’s card is my fave. Had never noticed the clover at ODBD, but it is a must have now.

  • Elise Mungovan:

    Love your cards, especially the St. Patrick’s Day one. That verse has a special meaning for me.

  • Julie, both cards are beautiful…the gold embossing is over the top!

  • The gold embossing is beautiful.

  • Stunning cards. Love all the gold embossing but also love the pretty pastel look.

  • Christine:

    The detail of the Celtic border is stunning and I love the clever use of color on the Easter card,

  • All your cards are wonderful! I love the saying on the first card. I also just bought the clover cluster stamp and it adds so much to the first card! TFS

  • These are both beautiful!! I don’t usually like gold that much, but all the gold embossing on both of these is just perfect. Maybe I am starting to come around. : )

  • Bonnie Strebe:

    I absolutely love the basket of eggs – I especially am drawn to the color scheme you used, it is so restful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

  • Suzi Metcalfe:

    Beautiful cards! I especially love your use of all the gold! Makes everything especially elegant! TFS!

  • Both of your cards are gorgeous Julie!! I just love the St. Patricks Day card your created with the gold embossing and your stunning coloring of the clovers. Beautiful design. The second is equally beautiful with the soft pastel eggs and all the texture!!

  • Renee Person:

    Julie – Your cards are so pretty, Julie. I like the Irish designs best. Your idea of understamping with a coordinating ink, then Copic coloring before you add the embossing is excellent.

  • I love the clover stamp and the irish card you made. TFS!

  • Both cards are so pretty Julie! Love the embossing and the addition of the shamrocks on the top one. Love the pretty colors of the second one! Always beautiful work!!!

  • Michel E:

    Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  • Diane Cannon-Logan:

    Both cards are beautiful. The embossing is absolutely incredible.Four thumbs ups.

  • Your cards are so pretty. I especially like how you tucked the eggs on your second card into the layers of grass.

  • LaDawn:

    Your cards are wonderful. I love the color combinations.

  • These are gorgeous! Wonderful embossing!!

  • Stunning projects, Julie! Especially love the variegated green coloring with the gold…just so elegant!

  • Patty Fiske:

    Love all the green.

  • The floral egg stamp is a great idea! Your cards look great! Especially the vintage frame is lovely!

  • Julie, these are absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the gold embossing with the pretty greens and spring colors!!

  • April L:

    I love the grass, what a wonderful touch.

  • Love your cards, especially the second one! Never thought to make pastel grass–great idea!

  • Kathy Krug:

    Love the pastel colored grass with the eggs,

  • Sherry Lowmaster:

    really pretty cards. I love all the gold embossing!!

  • Cathymac:

    Finally getting around to comment! Both cards are gorgeous, Julie! Love the gold embossing with the St. Patrick’s Day green and the Easter pastels! Two fabulous release projects, my friend!

  • Love the soft watercolor feel of your Easter card! And your St. Patrick’s card is just breathtaking!

  • KElley:

    I just noticed Odie and Franklin on your sidebar. I don’t think I ever saw that before. Too cute!!!
    Your cards are wonderful! That St. Pat’s card is so pretty, and huge!! The egg and grass border card is so soft and pretty!!!

    LOL, Kelley! THe St. Pat’s card is normal size…4.25 x 5.50.

Your comments are so appreciated!