Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April Release! We have some fabulous 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 April 2, 2015 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 April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my first card, I made a background on water color paper using Distress Inks, a water spritzer & a teflon craft sheet. I smooshed one ink color onto the mat, spritzed, then lightly pressed the paper to it. After drying the one color, I wiped off the mat and proceeded to the next color. I used 3 harmonious colors in all & the reason I did it one at a time & dried in between was to layer the colors and not have them all run together. I like the way the background reminds me of a rainy day, but with happier colors. I die cut it and used the outermost die from the Flourished Star Pattern die to cut the pierced layer behind it. The umbrella & umbrella topper were die cut from 4 colors of card stock & the Happy die was cut from 2 of the colors and stacked, offset. I used it to replace the Happy in the greeting & used a stamp positioner to rearrange the rest of the wording.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – April Showers, Showers of Blessings
|Paper: white, water color, lt blue, cobalt blue, lt green, aqua|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks evergreen bough, tumbled glass, broken china|
|Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Happy Birthday, Clouds & Raindrops, Umbrellas, Layered Lacey Squares dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B dies, SAMJ, teflon craft sheet|
My second card also started with water color paper, but this time I used actual water colors on it along w/ some metallic gold & white acrylic paints.
When I saw this greeting in the How Great Thou Art set, I kept picturing a swirling galaxy of stars so that was the look I was trying to achieve. I wanted to splatter some masking fluid on the background first, but found mine had totally dried up. So I watered down a little white acrylic paint & splattered it first & after it dried I did several water color washes using different shades of blue. After drying it w/ my heat gun, I splattered a little more white & a little gold on top & used a small paint brush to add some swaths of gold here & there. I used a metallic brushed gold card stock to die cut the Vintage Flourish frame & also the stars. The greeting was heat embossed & die cut in a circle to add on top of the large star. Here’s a different view showing how shimmery it all looks w/ the gold highlights.
And the inside of the card:
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – How Great Thou Art
|Paper: water color, metallic brushed gold|
|Ink: Versacolor midnight pigment ink, Memento blue danube (inside)|
|Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern, Sparkling Stars, Layered Lacey Squares (inside) dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B & circle dies, water colors, Cobalt Tapestry embossing powder, white & metallic gold acrylic paint|
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