ODBD October Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs October Release! We have some gorgeous Christmas images, dies & paper 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 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 October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For my first card, I gold embossed the two background ornaments & die cut w/ the matching dies. The left ornament also has a gold embossed Flourished Alphabet letter J.  The top ornament was die cut w/ the other topper die out of the same paper as the main layer. I used the largest Matting Circle die to cut the center & since the snowflake paper only has the flakes around the border, I arranged the circle opening near one corner so it would look like the flakes are circling the bottom. I used more of the snowflake paper for the gold embossed greeting & Leafy Edged Border topper. A Candi dot was added on top of the center ornament & coated w/ gold stickles & I also added some Wink of Stella on the metallic gold c/s behind the top ornament.Here’s a look at the inside. 
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Stamps: ODBD –Christmas Tunes, Elegant Embellishment set, Flourished Alphabet
Paper: vanilla, pale gold metallic,  dp (ODBD – Christmas Collection 2015)
Ink:  Encore Ulitmate metallic gold pigment
Accessories: ODBD Elegant Embellishments, Ovals, Flourished Star Pattern, Leafy Edged Border, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Label dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, detail gold embossing powder, gold Wink of Stella pen, gold Stickles, Candi dot

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My second card will have you singing Christmas Tunes!  I’ve been humming them ever since I started this card. I just love a cream & gold Christmas card with lots of gold embossing, so that’s what I’ve done here.
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After gold embossing the Christmas Tune, it was die cut w/ the matching Vintage Label die & the brushed gold metallic backing layer was die cut using a die from the Vintage Flourish Pattern die set. The largest gold layer was die cut with the Flourished Star Pattern largest die. The top background was a little trickier since it’s 3 layers & the top 2 are divided in 3. I first cut the cream layer, divided it but pushed the layers together to gold emboss the different Snowflakes on top & cut the bottom using the Leafy Edged Border die. I attached 3 gold layers behind them & carefully lined up the bottom & cut again. The largest faintly patterned dp  layer was cut to match the bottom curve.
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I used a different Leafy Edge Border to cut the cream colored border running under the greeting then stacked the gold embossed Snowflakes in the lower right. The top 2 snowflakes were fussy cut & each flake is elevated just a little from the one underneath. So it has a bit of dimension but is still, definitely mailable.

Here’s a look at the inside with more stamping & some leftover pieces from the front die cuts.
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Stamps: ODBD –  Christmas Tunes, Sparkling Snowflakes
Paper:  ivory, brushed gold metallic, dp (Anna Griffin)
Ink:  Encore Ulitmate metallic gold pigment (Brilliance gold & Versafine sepia on inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Snowflakes, Flourished Star Pattern, Leafy Edged Border, Vintage Flourish Pattern, Vintage Label dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, detail gold embossing powder

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs! It will be much appreciated & definitely increase your chance of winning!

Sandee * Julie * Cathy * Amy * Dawn * Lori *

 Robin T. * Lisa * Angie * Chris * Grace * 

Sabrina Silke * America * Loretta * Robin C.

Here are the sets, dies & papers I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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39 Responses to ODBD October Release Blog Hop!

  1. Both cards are amazing and full of delicious little details. I hope that people read your card descriptions or they would miss all of the clever little things you do!! I LOVE the ideas you come up with!!! HUGS!!

  2. Oh both are gorgeous Julie… I am especially in love with the gold and white one! Gorgeous inside and out!!!

  3. Julie, your cards are gorgeous! I love the mix of papers and colors on the first one, it looks so rich! The second one is beautiful as well with the gold and white! You are amazing!

  4. these are elegant and very beautiful cards Julie.
    Gr Karin

  5. Beautiful cards. love the colors

  6. Avatar Lorraine Brandt
    Lorraine Brandt says:

    Beautiful as always. The colors, while not traditional Christmas colors add class to the cards.

  7. Avatar Carol March
    Carol March says:

    All your cards show a vivid imagination. Great job.

  8. Avatar Sara Killian
    Sara Killian says:

    Both cards are very elegant and vintage looking. Love them! Looking forward to adding new Christmas sets to my stash!

  9. Wow! Love the gold embossing, so elegant!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. All your cards are amazing, but the last card is my favorite; while I admire really complex cards, I’m drawn more to simplicity and elegance. Lovely work!

  11. Your cards are gorgeous inside and out, Julie!! The first is so rich and beautifully layed out. The second is so elegant!! I love the gold snowflakes, snowflake and elegant layout!

  12. Avatar Dorothy S
    Dorothy S says:

    These are gorgeous – what rich looking colors. I would have to be partial to the first since the greeting is French!

  13. All of these are fabulous! Love them!

  14. Julie, both of your cards are just beautiful! I am really impressed with all the planning and attention to detail you’ve given to your creations, so that every part turns out perfectly! You have inspired me to take the time to go the “extra mile”! Also, thank you for sharing the inside of your cards, which show more attention to detail and are also very lovely!

  15. Avatar NanaMouse
    NanaMouse says:

    These cards are so very elegant. I wouldn’t send these to just anyone. They are truly spectacular

  16. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! The first one took a lot of thought and turned out wonderful!

  17. beautiful–love the gold embossing on both.

  18. So elegant! Love the rich colors and wonderful gold shine! These new dies are wonderful!

  19. Both are absolutely beautiful! I really like the cream and gold combination. Your talent is a blessing!

  20. Avatar Pattie Jns
    Pattie Jns says:

    get the vantage feeling with these gorgeous creations. Beautiful.

  21. These ornaments are just fabulous,
    and your cards are fantastic!

  22. Avatar Regena Waldner
    Regena Waldner says:

    love the gold card its gorgeous!!

  23. Stunning!!! Love the stamping with gold embossing, It shows so much elegance.

  24. Beautiful cards. I love the gold, and the first card looks like tapestry.

  25. Wow!! So many beautiful cards!! Love the gold embossing!! The last one is my favorite!!
    Moxie Craftie

  26. Two gorgeous cards Julie! Beautiful layering on your first card and I love your gold and white card. I really like you layered the snowflakes!

  27. Awesome cards, Julie! LOVE the gold card. All the details are amazing!

  28. Avatar Lois Fusco
    Lois Fusco says:

    Love how elegant and classy your cards are. This gold is especially pretty.

  29. Julie, thanks so much for sharing your cards. They are so intricate and ornate! I especially think the off white and gold of the second one is so elegant. Love them! Paula

  30. Thanks so much for sharing your cards. They are so intricate and ornate! I especially think the off white and gold of the second one is so elegant. Love them! Paula

  31. I love that you create on the inside of your cards. I should do more of that as it really adds to the beauty. The first card is lovely with the colors and patterns. The second card is a jaw dropper with all the gold embossing. Love the cream and gold together. Very elegant. These are the kind of cards you want to hold onto and don’t give away. But, we give in and send it because we are so proud of it and really want to make someone else’s day.

  32. Just beautiful, Julie! Inside and out!!! I love the second one, beautiful design and snowflakes!!

  33. You come up with the most interesting of designs. You’re always thinking outside the box. Beautiful cards.

  34. Your cards a just beautiful. It is so hard to pick a favorite. You all do a stunning job on mixing your dies.
    Thank you for shariing

  35. Beautiful and so creative. An inspiration!

  36. Julie, the gold accents on both cards adds to the elegance of each! Love the rich colors on your first card and the beautiful design of the second! Stunning as always, my friend! Hugs!

  37. Avatar Sherry Lowmaster
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    beautiful!! love how you decorated the insides!

  38. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love all the details on both of them.

  39. Love how you used the new DP on your first card and the background with the sentiment on the second card…two gorgeous cards for sure!