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  • North Coast Creations May Release!

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    Welcome to the North Coast Creations May Release! You’re going to love these 2 new sets! Perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays & summer vacations.

    Prize Information: 

    Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until May 31st, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on June 1, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

    NCC Set Sail 06436
    For my seafaring card, after stamping & coloring the sailboat, I used the two sizes of ODBD circle dies to cut it and my out of the box technique to keep from cutting off the mast. After edging the sailboat circle w/ a black marker, I cut a white circle to put behind it and a larger circle out of the same dp I used for the largest pennant. The background panels came about because I had less than a full sheet of the two large strips so I added a narrow piece of the starry dp between the two and attached them to a large white panel I die cut using the largest die of the Flourished Star Pattern set. A smaller pennant, some die cut stars & the compass rose were added to finish.

    Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.NCC Set Sail inside 06442
    The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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    Stamps:  North Coast Creations Sail Away  ODBD- Smooth Sailing
    Paper:  Neenah white, X-Press It white, dp (ODBD Patriotic paper collection)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Adirondack denim
    Accessories: ODBD Circle Ornament, Matting Circles, Pennants, Sparkling Stars, Splendorous Stars, Flourished Star Pattern dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies

    NCC Deer & Eagle cu 06461
    My second card takes us to the mountains & forest. For this card, I got out my trusty little brayer and a rainbow ink pad and brayered over a large white panel. 
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    I had the top white panel left after I die cut the white circle to back the sailboat card above, so I die cut it using the same Flourished Star Pattern die & used a slightly larger circle to make it a bit bigger and after determining the opening on the brayered panel, I stamped the mountain scene, did a little masking and stamped parts of it again to fill in. On the top white panel, I used a torn diagonal mask & brayered the same colors across it. I did even it up a tad using sponging. A reverse circle mask was used to sponge in the sun then I stamped the sun/eagle on top and the deer & tree at the bottom. The ground image was also stamped using the dark blue of the rainbow pad. I like how it just adds the hint of solid ground. The greeting was also stamped just under the circle opening.

    The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and here’s a look at the inside using a leftover frame I had sitting around. I brayered it, stamped the tree, deer and the eagle.

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    Stamps:  North Coast Creations –Deer Silhouette Greetings –  ODBD- Tree Bookmarks, Keep Climbing
    Paper:  Neenah white
    Ink:   Distress Ink black soot, Kaleidacolor Riviera rainbow pad
    Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, brayer

    Please be sure to stop by and visit all of the DT for more gorgeous samples and comment to increase your chances of winning! 

    Lori * Julie Lisa * Sandee * Dawn  *

     Robin Angie * Paula

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  • ODBD August Release!

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    Best of 2014!
    Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs August Release! We have such a fun release this month…we’re going to the beach! These images & dies are fun, fun, fun! 

    First the Prize Information:

    • Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “stamps column” of the website.
    •  You have until August 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your coments!
    • The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

    Anchor 04218
    For my first card, I stamped the wonderful Anchor scene, colored it with Copics then did a bit of my out of the box technique on the right side using a classic oval die. I kept the colors a little toned down to coordinate with the background paper I wanted to use. The larger black oval and wide black panel were done with the embossing folder stamping technique. I sprayed one side of an embossing folder w/ sparkly silver & gold sprays, then pressed a piece of black card stock inside. There is no texture since I didn’t emboss it…just sparkle! On the teal woodgrain patterned paper, I stamped the little anchor & compass rose with teal ink  & the fishing net background on the right side with gold ink. The two different braided ropes w/ shells were something I’ve had in stash for quite a while. The smaller one was glued around the oval and the larger one tied in a bow and added. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these are the Copics I used.

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    Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Anchor the Soul, Smooth Sailing, Fishing Net Background
    Paper: X-Press It white, black, dp (Paper Studio – ETC collection)
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, teal zeal, Encore ultimate metallic gold
    Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, classic oval dies & Labels 21 dies, Copic markers, braided twine w/ shells, Heidi Swapp gold & silver shine sprays, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder (Tide set)

    Better Flip Flops 04208
    On my second card, I went with a fun tropical color combo and lots of sparkle. I had some pieces of striped paper w/ lines of sparkle already in it so I used a couple of rainbow ink pads to sponge in those colors on the stamped, die cut flip flops. I also used them to stamp the big sand dollar then stamped the greeting on top. It was die cut with one of the circle ornament dies and I used a scallop circle on the teal layer. The little teal border was die cut with an edge of a scalloped long rectangle die I used on both sides. I added a few gems and stickles in tropical colors to the flip flop straps. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

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    Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Flip Flop Fun, Life is Better, Ocean Treasures
    Paper: X-Press It white, teal, dp (SEI -)
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Melon Melody & Caribbean Sea
    Accessories: ODBD Circle Ornament dies, ODBD Flip Flop dies, ODBD Flip Flop Border dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, scallop circle & scallop long rectangle dies, stickles, gems

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to stop by and comment on all the team blogs so you’ll be in the prize drawing!

    Julie  * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee *

     Lisa * Angie * Sabrina * Wanda * Audrey * Silke

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  • ODBD May Release Blog Hop!

    Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Release Blog Hop! you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don’t miss anything! 

    For my card, I’m using the sensational new Fishing Net Background & The Waves on the Sea sets.

    Julie Warner - https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

    I stamped the fishing boat scene and colored it w/ Copics, purposely leaving the sky a little streaky. Ever notice how the colors of a brilliant sunset can look streaky like that? I added some highlights w/ a white gel pen and die cut w/ a Spellbinders circle die. The shape reminded me of a porthole, so I added eyelets and little thread knots to continue that look. The net background was stamped tone on tone on the cobalt panel and 2 lg white eyelets and some tied white cord were added. The sentiment was cut out and I used a sm corner rounder on the ends. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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    Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Fishing Net Background, The Waves on the Sea
    Paper: Neenah white, cobalt blue
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox ocean fluid chalk
    Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders lg & sm circle dies, sm corner rounder, eyelets, white embroidery thread, white cord, white gel pen

    This is also for the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge (SC434).