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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 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!

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