ODBD September Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs September Release! We have a super variety of images & dies this month so there is something for everyone!

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 September 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For my cards, I went with the sea/ocean themed sets this month. My first card features the beautiful Under the Sea set. I stamped the dolphins first with Memento, masked the top area, stamped the sun from Hello Sunshine, then colored them. These are the rare pink bellied dolphins, lol. I liked the color combo so..there you go! I like shading & shadows to look believable, but I’m not particularly bothered by fantasy color combos. Since it was all still in my Misti, I over stamped with Versafine to make the details really stand out. (This does make a huge difference..you can see for yourself in a side by side comparison I did on THIS post.) The pink frame was die cut using the Layered Lacey Squares & the largest pink layer was die cut w/ the Flourished Star Pattern die (outer die only). In order to not cover up the tails on the right 2 dolphins, I trimmed around them & lifted them over the frame. I used an embossing folder on the teal background then added the greeting circles, a bow w/ a glittered brad and a wooden wave embellishment I had in my stash.

Here’s a look at the inside. The little silver thingies are die cut waste from one of the ODBD dies (I think it was the Ornamental Cross set). 
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These are the Copics I used to color everything.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Under the Sea, Hello Sunshine,  (inside – Fishing Net Bg, Happy Birthday (retired) )
Paper:  X-Press It white, pink, teal
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black (angel pink-inside)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Layered Lacey Squares dies, Copic markers,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, sheer ribbon, brad, stickles, wooden embellishment, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Charles)

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My second card features the lovely Deep Waters set.
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The image was stamped first w/ Memento & colored with Copics. I wanted a real underwater  look, so I made sure to add streaks for the water as if the sun were playing with the underwater shadows. Most of the blue/green streaks were done going right over the fish because the colors won’t be quite as bright when viewed under the water. I used a blender to gently remove a bit of color on the tops & faces of the fish before adding the other colors to them. I framed it using a hexagon frame & some peach die cuts using the corner from the Ornate Borders & Flowers die set. The Fancy Foliage dies were used to die cut the faux coral out of vellum then I colored the back side using a Copic. The Fishing Net Bg was stamped on top of the teal paper. The greeting was die cut using one of the Mini Tag dies…I die cut to the middle, turned the die around & die cut the other half.  Stickles was added for sparkle & for the under water bubbles.

These are the Copics I used…let’s just call it a boatload of Copics, lol. 
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Deep WatersFishing Net Bg
Paper:  X-Press It white, peach, teal dp (Authentique), vellum
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Memento tuxedo black, teal zeal
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern,  Mini Tags,  Fancy Foliage,  Ornate Borders & Flowers dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, hexagon dies, stickles, mini brads

Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the DT Blogs! It will much appreciated & will also increase your chance of winning!

Julie * Cathy * Grace * Chris * Angie * Amy * 

Sandee * Dawn * Lisa * Loretta Sabrina * 

Silke * Lori * America

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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31 Responses to ODBD September Release Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Neysa Watson
    Neysa Watson says:

    I love the Under the Sea Sand Deep Waters Stamp Set. Awesome sentiments and beautiful images. Your 2 cards are stunning. Love what you did with the diecut remains- how clever. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a big fan of ODBD. Julie- you are very talented and showcase their products beautifully. Glad to have checked out your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful colors and card designs on both!

  3. You always amaze me with your beautiful coloring, Julie. I’m so glad you chose the Under the Sea and Deep Waters sets to highlight. They are now definitely on my wish list!

  4. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. The colors on the first card make you wish you were there to see the sun and the dolphins. The second card makes me think I’m at a very nice aquarium where I could sit staring for hours. The blue and green background streaks really drew my attention to this card. Great dies and sentiments used on both cards.

  5. Love these cards! So beautiful. 🙂

  6. Julie both of these are so gorgeous! I am always blown away by your coloring and use of color! LOVE LOVE!!!

  7. These cards are amazing. Your coloring is always so beautiful. I am in love with the first card. But I really like all the stamps that are in the release for the “sea”. Living in Florida I can really use them. Great ideas.

  8. Love them both Julie! I especially like how you colored the water with the streaks of color you would see under water as the light from above reflects downward. Beautiful job!

  9. I love both of your cards, Julie!! I especially love your color combo and your exceptional coloring!! So realistic and beautiful!! Great layouts and designs!! You are so creative!

  10. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Both cards are absolutely beautiful! Fabulous coloring and design! Love your creative style Julie!

  11. Avatar C.D. McKinnon
    C.D. McKinnon says:

    Anything underwater always gets my attention having worked in marine biology. Love these sets and your cards.

  12. These are beautiful and I love your coloring!

  13. Avatar Lilmommamadeit
    Lilmommamadeit says:

    Really beautiful cards! I love your choice of colors on these!

  14. Beautiful sea images (I love all things beach-related). Your coloring is exquisite.

  15. Beautiful cards!! love the deep waters set!! love your coloring!!
    Moxie Craftie

  16. Well Julie, you already know how much I love these cards!! That dolphin card with the pink light on their tummies is amazing and the bg water of your second card and all the beautiful color of the reefs is so gorgeous!

  17. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is amazing!! Wonderful sea images!

  18. Awesome cards, Julie! Love how you colored the dolphins, they look aglow from the beautiful sun! Your deep waters is also fantastic, looks like the light filtering through the water! Well done, girl!!

  19. I have not stamped in AGES but am feeling the itch- LOVE LOVE LOVE the Deep Waters set!

  20. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    both are soooo pretty! I like how the netting stamp goes so well with the new stamps

  21. Your water scenes are so peaceful. I love the vivid coloring. Great cards.

  22. Beautiful cards Julie. Love the colorful coral reef scene.

  23. Great cards. I especially enjoyed the second card. The colors were great!

  24. Avatar Jackie Waxler
    Jackie Waxler says:

    These are beautiful cards and stamps. Can’t wait to buy.

  25. OMGoodness – these are just breathtaking 🙂 How awesome.

    IKE x

  26. I LOVE your cards!! These are so gorgeous and using the “waste pieces” from a different die/project? Awesomeness!

  27. Love the colors on your cards–especially the dolphins! 🙂 I like the added dimension you got on your first card just by popping the dolphins’ tail fins over the frame. Neat idea! Tfs! ~ Andrea

  28. These are both beautiful!! I love how you have elements hanging outside the “frame” on both. Looks so cool.

  29. Wow, Julie, both are amazing!!!! I couldn’t wait to see your color choices for this release and I’m blown away!!! I love the creative way you use sets and dies together! You ROCK!!!

  30. Julie, Julie, Julie, girl you did it again! You already know that I admire your use of color on all of your cards and these two beauties are no different! Love both of them! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  31. Great cards! As always, so full of colors and wonderful details!!