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The Sketch Challenge (SC585) on Splitcoast today turned out to be almost as challenging as the colors were yesterday. I made it even harder on myself by choosing to resize the fancy die & try to cut the greeting w/ a curved die.
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After stamping the bike scene w/ Memento, coloring w/ Copics & over stamping w/ Versafine, I die cut it. But as mentioned, I had to make the fancy die a little narrower to fit inside the red layer. The die is mirrored on either side so I had to cut it to just shy of the center point, turn it around, bring the opposite side in & cut to again, almost the center point. The end result removed about 3/8″ of the center section. Then I had to repeat this to varying degrees w/ the other two, smaller panels. Aye yi yi! I probably just should have used a plain die, but I wanted more of the red to show through. The sky was mostly sponged..I masked just the top area of the fence then filled in between the fence boards w/ a Copic.

Here’s a look at the inside (I just doodled the frame) & below it are the Copics I used. Keep Moving inside 08766
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Bicycle, Sunshine Blessings , (inside- The AnchorWishing Words )
Paper:  X-Press It white, dp (ODBD – Old Glory paper)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress ink tumbled glass
Accessories: ODBD Lavish LayersFlourished Star Pattern, Leafy Edged Borders, Clouds & Raindrops dies, Misti, Copic markers

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Happy New Year!
Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs January Release! We have some beautiful images & fabulous dies for you this month! They will have y’all “Wishing” you already had them!

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 January 2, 2016 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 January 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
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For my first Wishing card, I came across this white piece already embossed w/ the oval frame & thought it would work as a backdrop. I die cut 3 of each size of Aster then sponged 1 of each size w/ the stonewashed ink. The two little flowers are from the Bird & Nest dies & were already in my stash, so I sponged & curled them. The centers for all flowers were made by cutting a strip of white (about 1/2″ wide) & using fringing scissors all down one side (be careful not to cut all the way to the other edge). Then take tweezers or a quilling tool & roll. The longer your strip, the bigger around it will be. Add a drop of glue to the end & remove the tweezers & fluff a little. Then I sponged just the tips & added them to the flower centers. 
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I added white leaves & fronds from the other dies, then die cut one white Stitched Oval & one plain Oval out of the blue designer paper. I used the denim ink to stamp the Wishing on the oval & also the rest of the greeting on a separate piece I die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles & Rectangles.  

Here’s a look at the inside:
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Words, (Wishing Well – inside)
Paper: Neenah white, designer paper (ODBD – Christian Faith collection)
Ink:  Adirondack denim & stonewashed
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, AstersPretty PosiesLovely Leaves, Rectangles, Double Stitched Rectangles, Ovals, Stitched Ovals, Birds & Nest (small flowers) diesfringing scissors (Martha Stewart), Sizzix embossing folder (bird & wreath set)

I am adding the above card to Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes!


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My second Wishing card features this wonderful Wishing Well set & the Wishing die. There are so many different greetings for just about any occasion using this set & the Wishing Words set. Add the Wishing die, & you are able to cover a multitude of occasions & always have the perfect card! 
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For me, it’s a little challenging to use so much brown on an image. Of course, you can color the stones any color you wish, but I’m always up for a challenge. So I used a lot of different browns so it wouldn’t all run together. And I used the blender pen to add the mottled look on the stones. After I colored it all in, I over stamped w/ the Versafine (the image was still in my Misti) then die cut it using the Circles & Double Stitched Circles.  I sponged the vintage photo ink lightly around the edge of the image circle then put it back inside the stitched circle. For the white Pegboard background, I used my resizing technique to make a long rectangle die cut out of a square die then added the Double Stitched frame out of the designer paper on top.  The Wishing die was cut twice & stacked for dimension. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. 
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(To explain the browns..I used the E13, E15, E19 on the roof of the well. E55, E57, E59, N2 & N4 for the beams. E30, E31,  E35, E37, W1, W4, W5, W7 for the stone.)
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Well, (Living Water inside)
Paper: Neenah white, X-Press It white, designer paper (ODBD – Vintage Ephemera )
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx & sepia, distress ink vintage photo (for sponging)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, WishingRectanglesDouble Stitched RectanglesOvalsStitched Ovals, Circles, Double Stitched Circles, Pegboard dies, Copic markers, Misti

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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!

Cathy * Julie * Dawn * Robin C. *Robin T. * 

Lori * Sandee * Angie * Lisa * Chris * 

Sabrina * Diana * Silke

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Welcome to the North Coast Creations November Release! And wow, do we have some fabulously cute images for your Christmas card making this year! You’re going to LOVE these!
How can you not love a Christmas Cactus all decked out w/ shiny lights? It just screams Southwest! As a native Texan, I adore SW themed images and this one is right up my alley.

NCC Merry Cactus 07736 After I stamped, colored, over stamped & fussy cut the Cactus Lights image, I kept picturing a little window scene so that’s what I tried to recreate. ODBD has several window dies, but I just felt like it needed to be round on top & not too big. (Please note: the ODBD site is having technical difficulties so the pictures & links may not be working for a day or two). I used a resizing trick I came up with a long time ago, but instead of making it bigger, I made the window smaller by cutting just the top part down to the middle of the first set of square panes, turning the die around & moving the bottom up. Then I cut the bottom part only & there you go..a window that is shorter by one set of square panes. I added 4 die cut shutters (for blinds) from the Welcoming Window die & a piece of dp behind it that is Christmasy but still has a SW look to it. On the white layer, I stamped the greeting at the bottom & used a SW border folder to emboss just under the dp. I used the O from the Joy image as a wreath for the window.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations –Cactus Lights, Joy
Paper:  X-Press It white, Neenah white, kraft, dp (DCWV -The Christmas matstack)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring), (Distress ink twisted citron on inside)
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star PatternWelcoming Window, Window diesCopic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Southwest borders set)

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On my second card, I used the super cute Santa Buford. After stamping w/ Memento, I colored him using a combination of Copics & Prismacolor pencils. His jacket & bag are mostly pencils & Buford is mostly Copics w/ a white pencil highlight. I just love the way Prismacolors look when used on this lt kraft c/s. And since he was still in my Misti, I stamped over him w/ Versafine after I was finished coloring. This really brings back the lines you tend to lose when using Prismacolor pencils. He was die cut w/ a Circle Ornament & I did my out of the box tech to keep from cutting off his tail.

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I put together the 3 pieces of dp to get my background then added the die cut Merry w/ a few stockings fussy cut from the dp. The Medium Bow was die cut from red & I used a small letter J punch to make the candy canes on the bow. The cut glass button was clear & I used a red copic to color it. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations –Santa Buford (Holly Jolly Christmas -inside greeting)
Paper: lt kraft, red, white, dp (Pebbles – Welcome Christmas)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring)
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star PatternCircle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Medium Bow, Merry Christmas diesCopic markers, Misti, Prismacolor pencils, glass gem, small letter J punch (used for candy canes on bow)

Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs! This is so much appreciated!

Julie * Sandee * Amy * Dawn * 

Lori*  Sabrina

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