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A big HOWDY to you & welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Mid Month Release! I tell you, this release is exactly what a Texas girl loves! And since that describes me to a T, I LOVE these! Not to mention how much you can do w/ a fabulous silhouette image.

Prize Information: – Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 18, 2016 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 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

To start my first card, I knew I wanted a brightly sponged background, so I dug out a few Kaleidacolor ink pads. They have the most vibrant colors and that’s what I wanted.

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 I used a a torn mask for the ground & sponged on the greens, reversed the mask & sponged on some yellow for the sky. Then I added a big circle mask & sponged on more yellow, some orange & a little red. I used the edge of the sponge to add the streaks coming from the sun, then highlighted them a bit w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. I put the bg into my Misti then stamped the silhouette cowboy, lg cactus & the eagle from the Bookmark Trees set. The small cactus & little cloud are punches. I die cut the scene w/ a Double Stitched Rectangle, doing a little out of the box for the eagle. The black background was done w/ a small border punch. I made a corner template out of copy paper & used it to help punch all around the edges and have it be as symmetrical as possible.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Howdy, Bookmark Trees
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Kaliedacolor inks Desert Heat, Melon Melody, Fresh Greens,  Versafine onyx, (habanero -inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles diesMisti, cactus punch, SW border punch, cloud punch, white Prismacolor pencil

My second cowboy card started w/ pieces of a leftover watercolor bg. I liked the bright sunset colors w/ flecks of metallic gold & thought it might be fun to use them in a split background configuration.

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Having them separated like this was very challenging to say the least. I placed them on top of the die cut turquoise bg w/ temporary adhesive & stamped the silhouette on top. Leaving the turquoise mat in place, I removed the orange w/c layer & stamped the silhouette again.
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I liked the look the textured turq c/s gave to the ground area, but not so much on the cowboy. So I stamped him again on a separate piece & fussy cut him. Yikes! That was some fancy cutting, let me tell you! Then I had to go over all the cut edges w/ a black marker to keep them from showing. I added the greeting & big star frame to finish. 

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Ride ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, textured turquoise, water color
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD  Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Circles, Sparkling Stars, Double Stitched Stars diesMisti, Brushos water color crystals, gold acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs! It will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * 

Lori * Robin * Chris * Angie


21 Responses to “ODBD May Mid Month Release Blog Hop!”

  • Oh, my goodness, your first card is just marvelous! But you couldn’t stop there, you made a second card that is marvelous. The bright colors with the black shadows on top are awesome looking.

  • I am in awe over the amazing backgrounds you created!

  • Hi Julie – Oh my the dies and stamping on all of these Western cards are fabulous – you did a lovely job – I like the bright Sun and the stamp sets are so right for those Masculine cards – Kudos on a job well done! TFS and for the hop!

  • Gretchen Sheridan:

    I love how colorful your cards are.

  • Sue D:

    Great masculine cards. I like the vibrant backgrounds.

  • Lorraine Brandt:

    Both cards are beautiful. I love the vibrant colors of the first one.

  • Both cards are bright and so neat for guys. Love the textured ground on the second card.

  • Cathymac:

    Your eye-catching colors with the bold black silhouettes are stunning, Julie! Fabulous detail and design on both cards!

  • Sandee:

    Oh my word! Julie both cards are incredible!!!! Just blows me away!!!

  • Gilda (McStamper):

    Love your amazing cards. The colors are fantastic.

  • Bazil Brush:

    Wow I love the first card it has such a warming glow Julie, thanks

  • I love these silhouette stamps. Love the first card. Great colours. Wow on the second one. Love that split background. Gorgeous. Hugz

  • Linda Carson:

    Yeehaw Julie! Both cards are outstanding! I love the vibrant colors! It really makes the silhouette pop!

  • Your cards are gorgeous, Julie!! I just love the bright colors with the sunset and silhouettes and your unique designs!

  • You are so creative. Love the vibrancy. Very unique designs.

  • Kelley:

    Great cards! So colorful and vibrant!! Awesome!

  • DawnL:

    Wow…awesome backgrounds for this great silhouette, Julie!! Fabulous samples!!!

  • What wonderful cards! I especially like the backgrounds you created. And, the insides too! I always like to make the inside nice too.

  • Mary Babet:

    Wow!, you’ve got some great cards. I always look forward to your interpretation and the colors you use. My favorite are the cowboy on the fence and the one with the horse. Great colors.

  • Wow…those skies are magnificent! They really help those silhouette images stand out. Spectacular!

  • Wow! I popped over to see how you made the golf ball look so real on the DRS Card you posted today and saw these aweseome cowboy cards. I love them – great colors, design and images. Super wow. Hugz

Your comments are so appreciated!