Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March release! And what a bee-u-tiful release it is! Flowers, bees, honeycombs, dies to match…you’re going to love these!
First, the prize details…Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps. You have until March 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST to make your comments! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on March 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
My first card features the fun Bee Happy set and Honeycomb Background. After stamping the beehive with deep lagoon chalk ink, I added a little yellow ochre with a Tombow marker. Normally I use a Copic marker, but they don’t play well with chalk inks. I did use the yellowish Copics to add color around the beehive, but I did so very carefully.I really wanted a hexagon die to mimic the shape of the honeycomb, but I don’t have one. So I die cut it with a square die then turned it 45 degrees and cut the corners to mimic a hexagon shape. The honeycomb embossed layer behind it was done by inking the embossing folder, embossing the vanilla card stock then die cutting with the square the same way. For the turquoise background, I stamped portions of the Honeycomb Background with teal, butterscotch and white pigment inks. The seam binding was colored with Copics to match.
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Honeycomb Background, Bee Happy
|Paper: vanila, turquoise dp (Authentique – Summer)
|Ink: Colorbox deep lagoon chalk ink & frost white pigment inks, Adirondack butterscotch,
|Accessories: ODBD Ornate Borders & Flowers dies, ODBD Zinnia dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders squares dies, seam binding, Quickutz/Lifestyle Honeycomb embossing folder set, yellow ochre Tombow marker, mini bowdabra
For my second card I’m using the beautiful Zinnia set and matching dies along with the gorgeous Blooming Garden paper collection. After stamping the large zinnia once and small zinnia twice, I colored them Copics then die cut. One of the small zinnias, I fussy cut smaller than normal then layered them together and added a little stickles in the center. The greeting was die cut with a circle die and attached to a floral die cut along with some little leaves from the Fancy Foliage set. The vertical white panel was die cut with the Daisy Chain die and a scalloped long rectangle die was added around it. A few colored gems were added for extra interest. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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