ODBD December Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December Release! We have some beautiful scenic images & fabulous 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 December 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

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It’s no secret that I love scenic images & I LOVE to color so this month’s release is definitely in my wheelhouse (pardon the pun). For my first card I used Copics to color the Living Water image, then I over stamped w/ Versafine because I love how it brings out the details.  The water at the bottom of the image was extended a bit by turning the image around & stamping just the water part again (upside down). I had some rusty barn red card stock that I had spritzed with bleach & it looked really good w/ the colors in the image so I used it for the framing. To make the white frames, I die cut using the fabulous new Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles & the largest Double Stitched Circle for the opening around the image. I trimmed off the edges a bit on the smaller rectangle using one of the matting basics because I wanted a bit of the red to show though then I attached the larger frame on top along w/ the greeting circles & a few Candi dots.

Here’s a look at the inside using the leftover circles…a little simple, but I liked the asymmetrical look of it  & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: ODBD – Living Water
Paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, barn red (spritzed w/ bleach)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies,  Misti, bleach in mister bottle, Candi dots

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For my second card, I used the beautifully scenic Safe Travels. I made a background on water color paper using regular pan water colors & a little Brushos water color crystals. I added the colors, approximating where the image would be, dried it w/ a heat gun then stamped the scene in Versafine. Bridge 07907
A few more detail colors were added after it was stamped then I used the Rectangles & Double Stitched Rectangles to die cut the main image. I had to do a little out of the box to keep from trimming off the tree tops. On the rest of water color background, I stamped the trees & tree tops again to make it look as if there is a forest on the layer behind the bridge. A stitched rectangle frame was added on top & then the rest of the water color background added behind the image.

This is the inside using some of the leftover water color bg & one bridge I fussy cut. Originally, I was going to put this greeting on the outside but since it’s a little bigger & covered up much more of the bridge, I put it on the inside.
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Stamps: ODBD – Safe Travels
Paper: watercolor
Ink:  Versafine onyx 
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles dies, water colors, Brusho water color powders, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle dies

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT blogs..this will be so appreciated & will also increase your chances to win! 
 * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * 
Lori *Sandee * 

Robin * America * Angie Lisa * Grace * 

Sabrina * Chris * Silke

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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These are the beautiful sets & dies I used.


37 Responses to ODBD December Release Blog Hop!

  1. Julie your creations are stunning! I especially love the out of the box trees on the covered bridge card…gorgeous!!

  2. Avatar Paula Hymel
    Paula Hymel says:

    So beautiful! Loving this months masculine card theme! I so needed that! Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration!

  3. Both cards are beautifully colored and designed, Julie! Love the extra trees in the background…stunning results! As always…very creative and detailed!

  4. Avatar Lorraine Brandt
    Lorraine Brandt says:

    Fantastic cards. Love the country look of the bridge and mill

  5. What a stunning release, love your creations.

  6. Avatar Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive
    Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive says:

    Your cards are so beautiful and wonderfully colored.

  7. Beautifully colored cards.

  8. Love the colors you use on this card.

  9. These are gorgeous! I love the stitched dies. Great job!

  10. Your cards are beautiful.

  11. gorgeous coloring! great stitched dies! I would love to own those!!!


  12. I’m a little speechless on the first card. This is fabulous. I wish I had this to look at out my back door. It’s is that beautiful. Lovely colors. I love the outdoors.

    The 2nd card is pretty. Your coloring skills are so nice. Great new release.

  13. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Gorgeous cards as always. Love the inside of your second card.

  14. What gorgeous cards, Julie!! I just love your coloring!! The first is over the top!! Your shading and highlights are outstanding. Beautiful designs and cards my friend!

  15. Avatar Regena Waldner
    Regena Waldner says:

    Super masculine cards!!

  16. Love the vibrant colors on your cards! And I love how you finished the inside. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  17. Your cards are so pretty. Especially the scenic one. It is someplace I would love to sit and read a book. Thanks for taking me back to summer

  18. Avatar Alexandra Madison
    Alexandra Madison says:

    You colored the cards beautifully!

  19. Love the scenery you have created with the living waters image!! Awesome!! Nice coloring
    Moxie Craftie

  20. Avatar Linda Carson
    Linda Carson says:

    Both cards are beautiful! Wonderful coloring and design…..as usual!! The stitched dies just add a polished look!

  21. Great cards. Love the colors

  22. Avatar Patty Fiske
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  23. Beautifully colored and fabulous designs using the new dies!!

  24. Beautiful coloring on both of these, neat idea for the inside of your card too!

  25. Gorgeous cards Julie. I love the waterwheel. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Love these cards. I love the Woodsy feeling they both give me.
    Thank you for your ideas.

  27. Such vintage images and amazing coloring!!! Gorgeous cards!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  28. Beautiful cards; love all your details. Wonderful new stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing

  29. Hi Julie….This is Stunning!!! wow on the colouring ,framing…love the new stitched squares and ovals, they sure add to the project…Awesome card!!

  30. And another beautiful card…WOW!!

  31. These are so very beautiful! I think this is my favorite release ever!

  32. So gorgeous! I love the stitching dies and these new stamps are so pretty! Hugs, Robin

  33. WOW – you love to color and you’re an expert at it!!!! I’m in awe!!!

  34. Wow!!! LOVE them both, but the old mill card has melted me down into a puddle of goo!!! LOVE your coloring and as always, your designs are so cool and fresh! You ROCK!!

  35. Avatar Kelley Holland
    Kelley Holland says:

    Love your cards! The coloring is fabulous and your die cutting is so creative!!! Awesome!

  36. Both are beautiful Julie! Love your coloring and all the details!

  37. Avatar Silke Ledlow
    Silke Ledlow says:

    Two beautiful designed cards Julie! I like how you used the new circle die to frame the card! Got to remember that idea 🙂 !!!