ODBD May Release!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Release! I know you’re going to love these images and dies!

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 May 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 May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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On my first card, I white embossed the Belles Vignes on white card stock that was die cut using the largest of the Flourished Star Pattern dies. Then I used a rainbow pad to sponge on the colors. I also white embossed, die cut & sponged all the beautiful butterflies from the Trois Papillon & Butterfly & Bugs sets. The greeting, from Spread Your Wings, was done the same way & I added a few die cut flowers from the Birds & Nest dies.  

Here’s a look at the inside. Since I didn’t use designer paper, I sponged & stamped then added one leftover butterfly.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Belles VignesTrois Joile PapillionsButterfly & BugsSpread Your Wings
Paper: Neenah white, white linen (for greeting panel)
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment, Kaliedacolor Riviera ink pad
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternButterfly & Bugs, Trois Papillons, Birds & Nest dies, Spellbinders labels 4 & gold labels 4 dies, white embossing powder, crystals

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My second card uses the beautiful Spread Your Wings set along with the Dogwood Mini. I already had it in my mind to do a window opening with the nest inside & I wanted it to look like the nest was resting in a dogwood tree. After coloring & die cutting the birds (I colored them to look like bluebirds), I colored & fussy cut the dogwood branch 3 times. I also fussy cut an extra front facing wing on each blue bird & popped it up for a little dimension.

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I added a large piece of the ODBD Shabby Rose paper behind the window and also around the greeting circle. A few single dogwood flowers were sprinkled on the lower right and I added some stickles to the flower centers. These are the Copics I used for this card.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Spread Your Wings, Dogwood Mini set
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, ODBD Shabby Rose collection
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for greeting)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternBirds & Nest dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & pierced rectangles & circles dies, Copic markers, stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * 

America * Chris * Angie * Audrey * Sabrina * 

Grace * Silke * Loretta * Lisa * Wanda

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I’m also entering the first card in the Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge – Spring!

50 Responses to ODBD May Release!

  1. These are just stunning. Gorgeous colors on that first one and those butterflies are awesome.

  2. Just gorgeous! The Belles Vignes stamp looks like it will be so versatile! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Both are just beautiful, Julie! The first is so bright and cheery! It just pops, and I love the inside!Love the added Dogwood on the second!

  4. Avatar Sabrina
    Sabrina says:

    All that white embossing – wow, it’s stunning, so lace-like. But you know how much I love birds – so totally beautiful as the first card is, the little birds win my heart. I love the way you have created it with the aperture. I have just used dogwoods on my card for the current ODBD Scripture challenge – the exchange rate is so bad I can’t afford to buy without a little boost like a win ;-).

  5. Avatar Shirley Qu
    Shirley Qu says:

    Wow, both cards are gorgeous. I love the bright green with the white embossing, it really pops. You have chose perfect colors and design for your second card. I love the Spread Your Wings stamps. I am enjoying seeing how everyone is using it.

  6. Your first card is stunning! Love that technique! And the second card is so soft and pretty!

  7. Beautiful cards!

  8. Avatar Lorraine Brandt
    Lorraine Brandt says:

    Bluebird and dogwood branches are a winning combination for me and you have done an outstanding job. I also love the greens in the butterfly card.

  9. Avatar Sandee Shanabrough
    Sandee Shanabrough says:

    You are seriously blowing me away Julie! That first card is amazing!!! And I love the second card too! WOW!!!

  10. Awesome, awesome colors on the 1st and love how you decorated the inside as well! Love the dogwood blossoms on the 2nd and all of the white space looks amazing! Fabulous job as usual!! HUGS!!!!

  11. I just love the springy colors and designs on both of your creations, Julie!! Your colors are so cheery and fun and your use the embossing resist, embossed butterflies and your vivid coloration of the background are beyond gorgeous!! The second is so beautiful with the cherry blossoms!

  12. Avatar Regena Waldner
    Regena Waldner says:

    Oh my !! ur cards are stunning!!

  13. Oh I knew I’d find a pop of color on your cards and I sure did! Beautiful emboss resist, and I love the addition of the cherry blossoms on the second one!

  14. Avatar Jo Anna
    Jo Anna says:

    Absolutely stunning cards, especially the 1st one. Love all the details and colors. Thanks for sharing

  15. Avatar Tricia Ann
    Tricia Ann says:

    Wow! I love, love, love! the first card on your page. The white embossing on those beautiful, bright pastel colors is over the top. Your bird card is beautiful. I like the colors you chose and the birds outside a window. Right now, outside my window parent cardinals are pampering their brand new babies with nourishment and warmth. Everybody knows how beautiful the male cardinal is, but I wish you could see the female. She has the usual female coloring but instead of being dull-looking, her coloring is intense. It must be all the good things we have for her to eat in this neck of the woods…literally. 🙂

  16. beautiful cards!! the first one is very elegant and superb!! the second one is awesome.. with the birds and the flowers… it just awesome!! nice coloring..

  17. Oh my!! These are both absolutely stunning!! Love the vibrant colors with the white embossing on the first. The dogwood paired with the new bird/nest images is gorgeous!

  18. Amazing creations both of them. Love the colors you used in the first and those two blue birds look so real! Simple gorgeous, Julie!

  19. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Love your beautiful cards!!!

  20. What a gorgoues background! Wow!

  21. Avatar diane milne
    diane milne says:

    thank You for the Spring inspirations! Love the mama robin looking over the nest reminds me of God looking over & protecting each of us. You have brought forth BEAUTY!

  22. Julie, my goodness I’m speechless. Also gasping LOL!! Your first card is simply glorious in every way – I always look forward to seeing what amazing colors you have for us each month – you always inspire! But it’s your second card that has my jaw on the floor!!!! Words are not enough to tell you how much I love – every single perfect little detail on this card. Thank you Julie for sharing. Hugs and Blessings,

  23. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Wonderful artwork Julie! Just love your bright, cheerful designs!!

  24. Julie, what absolute beauties you have created. I love the green/yellow fading into one another….so creative!

  25. Avatar Sheila B.
    Sheila B. says:

    All your cards are so eyecatching, but my favorite is the Happy birthday with the butterflies hovering over the yellow – green and the huge center of white..that white makes the other colors pop and so gives that surreal look…

  26. Beautiful projects Julie! Love the bright colors on the first and the soft coloring on the second. Love them!

  27. Wow, your cards are stunning! I especially like the first one! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs, Gracie.

  28. Avatar Roseanna Crawford
    Roseanna Crawford says:

    love your cards, especially the white embossing with the vibrant colors.

  29. Outstanding work, as always. You always go that extra mile.

  30. These are gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVE that white embossed card; stunning! And the bird card is so sweet, and beautiful!

  31. Avatar Kathy Krug
    Kathy Krug says:

    Love the emboss resist and the colors you chose. The inside is as pretty as the outside. Love how you used the white on white background for the beautifully colored birds.

  32. Avatar Marnee W.
    Marnee W. says:

    Beautiful cards. The first card is stunning and vibrant. Love the entire May release.

  33. When I first saw the Belles Vignes stamp in this collection, I immediately thought to emboss this stamp and that’s exactly what you did. It turned out beautiful. Your cards are very pretty.

  34. Avatar Cathymac
    Cathymac says:

    I am always inspired when I stop by, Julie! Your cards are always so fresh and colorful! Love both of these gorgeous designs and I’m taking away a few nuggets to try! Hugs, my friend!

  35. Avatar Theresa P
    Theresa P says:

    WoW! Beautiful designs! Love the white embossing on the butterflies!

  36. Avatar Theresa P
    Theresa P says:

    WoW! Beautiful designs! Love the white embossing on the butterflies!

  37. Gorgeous cards. I like the vibrant colors on the first one.

  38. Gorgeous cards! The colouring on the bird card is beautifully done!

  39. Avatar Dorothy S
    Dorothy S says:

    What gorgeous cards! I am especially fond of butterflies – how stunning in white – well, all of your cards are stunning. Thank you!

  40. Wow! Amazing cards! The color scheme on your first card is so bright and fresh and totally unexpected. I love it against the white embossing! And your second card is designed so well! I love the nest in the window with the birds and branches around it, and the sentiment is perfectly placed.

  41. Avatar Laurie Black
    Laurie Black says:

    These cards are stunning. Beautiful colors with white embossing on the first card, gorgeous detail on the bird card.

  42. Avatar Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    As usual, your cards are beautiful. I am never disappointed when I visit your blog. You are so talented and skilled. Well done.

  43. Avatar Regena Waldner
    Regena Waldner says:

    ur cards are breathtaking..totally amazed with the butterfly card!!

  44. Two absolute stunning cards Julie! I love the white embossing on your first card and the added flowers with the nest on the second! Hugs ~S~

  45. Julie, these are gorgeous. Awesome coloring, too.

  46. Julie, your cards are lovely! The water color tye-dyeeffect of the first card is absolutely fabulous, and I adore the lovely spring bird scene you created for your second card.

  47. Julie, the green/yellow card is spectacular! Wow, so cool. The bird card is so pretty too!

  48. Julie, girl, you did it again! Such beautiful cards and your choice of color, as always, just stunning! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  49. Beautiful sweet detailed card, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cc&Cc cheers Sue N x

  50. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing on the first one! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge!