Friday, April 18, 2014

My Grace is Sufficient for you!

Hello friends!

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs April Release.

 This card is a step back in to a style I have always loved but have not been doing as much lately... collage with a vintage feel.  I'm so enjoying the new April release and having lots of fun finding different ways to combine them!


To create the card I cut my top fold base from Baked Brown Sugar card stock to make a 5.5" square card. I layered on some pretty designer paper from BasicGrey called Serenade, after stitching some mixed stitch styles on it.  I then stamped the Chalkboard Lattice Background on a piece of blue design paper, using Brushed Corduroy distress ink and matted the panel in more baked brown sugar.  I cut up a piece of Starbucks coffee cup wrap for the corrugated layer.  I stamped the Chalkboard Vine Background with Sage Shadow ink on some pale yellow and tan mottled design paper from the same pack.  I then stamped the frame from the Flourish Label Border set with brushed corduroy and cut with the Vintage Floral Pattern Label.  I also used the next smaller Vintage Floral Pattern Label die to cut the Chalkboard sentiment from the Chalkboard Paper Collection and I adhered that to my sage label.  I found a shipping tag in my stash and thought that would look good in this collage as well, and I love this sentiment from The Cross set, so I stamped it at the bottom of the tag and added a little decoration by stamping the tiny bird corners from the Bird Border and Corners set.  I then took a piece of embossable copper and cut it with the Ornamental Cross Die.  I embossed it with a Sizzix folder, and then  I punched a hole in it and tied it on to the shipping tag with the string from the tag, kind of like a charm.  It needed something in the upper right corner, and with the cute little birds on the designer paper, I decided to use a bird sticker I found in my stash.  The sticker had a yellow floral bird and this pretty linen overlay so I traced the body onto some more of the paper I had stamped the Chalkboard Vine Background on, cut it out, and then added the original linen overlay onto it after sponging with sage shadow ink.  I perched him on the corrugated and added a few page pebbles.  

Here are the April Release products I used

G539 - Chalkboard Lattice BackgroundG540 - Chalkboard Vine BackgroundGCS26 - Flourish Label Borders (Clear Stamps)
G546 - The CrossCSBD56 - Vintage Flourish Pattern DiesCSBD54 - Ornamental Crosses DiesChalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper Pad

I hope you like it! 

For more inspiration using the April Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and visit my DT sisters!
 Chris * Stacy * Julie * Dawn * Lori * Sabrina * Cathy * Sandee * Wanda

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Cross, A Challege, and a Hope!


Hello all!  I hope you are all doing well!  It's been a wet couple days where I live, and I had to drive home from TN in some pouring rains... but thankfully I got home safe and sound after spending some quality grandma time! :)

Today's color challenge on SCS was to use Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding.  I had all those colors and used them in my card stock.  The dessert option for this challenge was NO STAMPING!  EEEks!  That was tough but I did it and will put my sentiment inside.  This actually went together very quickly with this month's gorgeous dies from ODBD.  I used the Ornamental Crosses layering a couple different ones up with dimensionals, and Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, also layering the green layer up on dimensionals upon the vanilla base.

The little flowers are from the Ornamental Cross Dies and the greenery is from the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies.  

The only embellishments are the May Arts silk bow, and some Recollections bling for the flower centers.

I am entering this in this week's ODBD Shining the Light Challenge... He is Risen with pastels.

With this holy week ahead of us... let's focus our eyes on the cross, and what Jesus did for us there.  Let's thank Him for His indescribable gift, mourn for the pain  our sins caused Him to suffer,  and then let's rejoice together as we celebrate His resurrection on Sunday!  If it were not for the resurrection... we would have no hope!  But He did rise from the dead, and conquered death and paid the price for our sin so we could have a hope and a future eternally with Him in glory!  Hallelujah... what a Savior!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Precious Gift from God!


 Hello friends!  I hope all is well with you all!!!

Today I want to share a card I made a couple weeks ago but just have not had time to share with you here!  This was to honor fellow SCS stamper, and uber talented Loll!  I used the SU! Fifth Ave. flower and the sentiment is from Su! Refuge and Strength.  I just love this big rose image and I had a lot of fun coloring it! 

I stamped the rose on watercolor paper and watercolored with SU! markers and an aqua brush.  After coloring it, I spritzed it lightly with my water mister, then I added some rain drops (as in the Sound of Music... raindrops on roses.... these are a few of my favorite things!) by adding drops of Crystal Effects.  The leaves are the ODBD Zinnia and Leaves Die and I curled them over my piercer to give some dimension.  The flower and leaves are both popped up with dimensionals.

I kept it CAS because that is how Loll stamps.  I am trying to get more comfortable with the CAS style, but when you see her work, you are definitely inspired to try it.  In actuality, I like to try all styles and am really trying NOT to get stuck in just one style.  I'm stretching and trying to reach in to some not so comfortable zones.

The thought occured to me that we need to do the same thing in our own lives.  Are there areas of your life in which  you would love to try to grow?  Often, our fears of the unknown, or stepping out of our comfort zone will keep us from ever taking that leap and stretching to new heights.  This is also true of our spiritual lives!  Is there something God is telling you He'd like you to do... but you're afraid?   

Today's Blessing:
 Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Words Cannot Say...

Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well!!!

Today's challenge on Splitcoaststampers was "I'll Take that Slice".  We were to cut away a part of the front of our card and this is what I came up with, using the cutaway on the inside.  I used Kraft card stock and Memento Black ink to create my patterned papers.  I used ODBD's Chalkboard Vine Background and Chalkboard Lattice Background, as well as No Words and Ornate Borders and Flowers sets.  I cut the two labels with ODBD's Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, and the matting behind them is a SB Majestic Label 25.  The edge is cut out with a SB A2 Bracket Border.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the punched boughs are Martha Stewart.

Here is how it looks closed:



I'm going to keep my post short today as I'm getting ready to have some sweet grandma time with the kids... I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Today's Blessing:
1 Chronicles16:8
Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness.  Let the whole world know what He has done.

Monday, April 7, 2014

May I be Willing Lord...

Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for two challenges on SCS, and this week's Word Art Wednesday, which is always anything goes.    One of the SCS challenges was  the TLC, which was to make an embedded die.  This is basically when you use the negative part of the die cut for your frame, and then piece the cut out back in.  I used this technique on the cross die cut, which was cut using the April ODBD release, Ornamental Crosses Dies. I stamped my violets image from The Lord has Risen (a past release) onto the cut out cross, colored it with Copics and inserted it back in to the cut away area.  The label it is on was cut with one of the dies from the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die set, as is the background die.  I embossed the panel with a Sizzix embossing folder, which was the other challenge, the Clean and Simple challenge.   I mounted it all on a piece of the ODBD Christian Faith Paper Collection designer paper.  For the image, I stamped the violets image with Memento ink and colored with Copics and hand cut it out. I stamped the sentiment from The Cross set, and I popped up the label on dimensionals, as I did also with the main panel.  I also used the Flourish Labels Border stamp set to stamp my border with Dusty Concord. 

One of the things I love about the new dies, including this background is that you don't need much embellishment when you can have such a beautiful focal point just by die cutting!  Since I was entering this in the CAS challenge, I did not add one embellishment, and it is totally flat for mailing.

The sentiment on this card is a thought provoking one!  What does it really mean to take up our cross and follow Him?


Luke 9:23 

And He said to them all, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

In context, I believe the above Scripture is referring to our daily need to identify with Jesus Christ as our Savior.  He later said that if anyone is ashamed of Him before men, He will be ashamed of him before the Father.  I also think one of the strongest implications is that we must deny ourselves, putting Him and His priorities first and foremost in our lives.  Denying ourselves is, lets face it, one very difficult task for us! We all have our own agendas, burdens, pains and sorrows, but they should not be what identifies us, or gives us our purpose.  Jesus and HIS agenda should.  What I love most about the sentiment is how it addresses our need to bear our cross DAILY.  I believe the Lord uses this word because he knew that this commitment is a day to day, even moment to moment surrender of our wills to His.  Are we always successful in this?  Well, I doubt it!  I know I'm not!  However, my heart's desire is to be surrendered to Him, to identify with Him as my Savior, and to not be ashamed to stand up and say so.  
 Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me today!  Have a blessed week!

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lead Me to the Cross


Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well!  I seem to be fighting something and hoping it doesn't completely "get me"!  Gotta love those spring time bugs!

Anyway... I wanted to share a card I made for the sketch challenge at SCS this week.  I chose to use this month's release from ODBD, Chalkboard Word Art Background and stamped it twice with Marina Mist ink, so that I could cut it out and add the second panel on top, with the words just carrying on to the next layer.  Well.... it didn't work quite as I had hoped, because subway type chalkboard art is not always lined up with every letter exactly in line with the next.  It's that way by design, but when you cut it up, add a mat and then try to line it up, it looks like it's off.  I fiddled and fiddled with it and if I got one of the lower words looking better, then a top word looked off... and on and on, so this was the best I could do with it.  (Note to self... don't ALWAYS pick the hardest way to get there, Grace!)  LOL!



Anyway... I did have fun playing with new ODBD stamps and dies besides the background.  I used this month's The Cross for my sentiment and cut it with the ODBD Antique Labels and Border Die.  I also cut and layered several sizes of crosses from the Ornamental Cross Dies.  I inked two of them with Marina Mist to match my background.  I popped them up on dimensionals on a mat cut with the new Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies.  LOVE this die set!!!

 I submitted this particular sentiment to the set because at the cross is where I need to stay!  I need to constantly remind myself of not only all that my Savior did for me at the cross, and what that means for my future, but who I am in Christ now, because of that cross!  It's kind of like my card... even if it's not straight, perfectly aligned, etc.... it can still be a blessing to to someone. As His child, even in all my many imperfections, I too can be a testimony to all that Christ has done in my life and all He can do in your lives!  He made something beautiful out of all the imperfections, and He dearly loves me as His own!  His Word says He rejoices over me!  He loves me!  He has plans for me... to give me a hope and a future!  Wow!

One of my many favorite songs is "Lead me to the Cross" by Hillsong.  I included a link to a Utube video that I think will bless your heart.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Welcome to the April Release!


Welcome to the ODBD April Release!  If you have not had the chance to view the entire release yet, you might want to pop on over to the ODBD Blog to see it next!  There's tons of inspiration for you to enjoy as well!

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.  You have until April 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
Now on to my cards.  My first card (above) was made with the Chalkboard Fan BackgroundChalkboard Paper Collection, Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, Ornamental Cross Dies, and a past release, Antique Labels and Border Die
To create the card I started with a yellow base, and matted with black.  I punched the lower edge with a Martha Stewart punch I've had for years but still love.  I stamped the Chalkboard Fan Background with VersaMark on Black card stock, and heat embossed in white. This gave almost a silver effect.  I then cut and embossed a piece of white card stock with the  Vintage Floral Pattern Die, using the large background die in the set.  I matted this over the chalkboard fan background.  I used the Antique Labels Die to cut my sentiment panel from the Chalkboard Paper Collection,  and backed it with a yellow Vintage Floral Pattern Label from the set.  I popped the sentiment panel up on dimensionals, and added some flowers and a sheer black ribbon.  I cut three crosses from the Ornamental Cross die set, one in silver, one in yellow, and one in black, and used the black as a "shadow" and the yellow on the other side as a highlight behind the silver cross.  I added the cross to the top of my floral spray.  A few little black gems finished it off.  
Here is my second card:

 For this card, I went a completely different way!  I used The Cross Stamp set, as well as a past release, Bird Border and Corners I also used The Ornament Cross Dies, the Vintage Flourish Pattern  Die,  a past release, Beautiful Borders Dies, and the newly released Christian Faith Paper Collection.  I also used Spellbinders Label 7 to cut my Bible out.

To create this card I started with a white base 5.5" square top fold base, and cut a black mat and then a square of the designer paper from the Christian Faith Paper Collection. I chose the names of God sheet.  I cut the Vintage Floral Pattern background die from that die set and adhered that on to the designer paper.  I then cut the two largest sizes of the SB Labels 7, one from black, and one from white.  On the white one, I lightly penciled a straight line across (so it could be erased later), where I could line up my verse, because I knew I wanted to split the verse in to two parts to cover both sides of my "Bible".  I used tape to cover the part of the stamp I did not want inked, inked up the part I did want, and with a mask to cover any stray ink on the part of the page I did not want stamped, I pulled off the inky tape, and then went ahead and stamped the first part of the sentiment.  Then I masked the other side to protect the part of the page I didn't want inked, and stamped again the same way using the second part of the verse from The Cross set. I then stamped the Bird Corners from the Bird Border and Corner stamp set, all around the outer edges of my pages with distress ink.    I scored the center of the Bible and used my scorer to roll the pages over to break some of the fibers so I could create that "open page" look.  I then hand cut the brushed gold layer using the die's outer edge as a template.  I hand scored a few page lines and cut the upper corners to look more realistic of how an open Bible's pages would look.  I adhered a 1/8" black ribbon to the back of the pages and adhered the entire book together.  After that I cut a black and purple tiny cross from the Ornamental Crosses Die set and adhered them on the page with the black offset just a little as a shadow, and added one tiny gem stone.  To finish off the card, I cut a border from the Beautiful Borders Die set, and I cut it apart to make two borders.  One I adhered to the top of the Vintage Floral Pattern, and one to the bottom.  I added some pretty white trim, a white May Arts wrinkled ribbon bow, and then added another shadowed cross to the bow, using the same black and purple shadowing technique.

Here are the new ODBD products I used today:


 I also used these past releases:



 In case you missed my sneak peek, I thought I'd repost that card here too:

For a list of materials for this card, just scroll down one post.


Thank you so very much for stopping by!  Please be sure to stop and visit each one of my DT sisters so you don't miss a chance to win!!!  

Chris * Sandee * Grace * Stacy * Dawn * Julie * Lori * Cathy * Sabrina * Silke * Wanda * Angie * Audrey * Lisa 

 
Blessings,

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Let me Rest in the shelter of the Cross!

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well!

Today I have a sneak peek for you at some fabulous new stamps and dies coming your way from Our Daily Bread designs on April 1st!  For this card, I used a set called The Cross, Flourish Label Borders, and Ornament Cross Dies, as well as Vintage Floral Pattern Dies.  Oh.... can you say LOVE???  You will love these sets and gorgeous dies!   The Vintage Floral Pattern Die set includes this beautiful white die cut background as well as several labels/sentiment dies.  The sentiment above is one of several I submitted to the set, and is also stamped with the Flourish Label Border stamps.  The paper is also a new release, and is called Christian Faith Paper Collection.  I die cut the cross and matted it on one of the labels from the Vintage Floral Pattern Dies.  I popped it up on dimensionals and added 3 sequins as well as a lily.

 I know when we use sequins we usually scatter them randomly, but I had a purpose in where I placed them this time.  You see, there is a hole in the center of each sequin, and you would either pierce a needle through the hole to sew it on, or you might  add a brad to hold it on.  This reminded me of the nails that pierced our Savior's hands and feet on that sad day that He was put to death.  There was nothing pretty about the cross He died on... and I don't for a minute want to portray that... however, as believers we know that He did not stay on that cross, and He did not stay in the tomb they buried Him in.  Three days later, He arose from the dead, conquering death once and for all for all those who would believe and receive Him as their one and only way to be redeemed and forgiven!  We can celebrate with joy and beauty this most sacred of seasons, because He lives, and we too can live eternally in a place far better than our human minds could ever conceive of,  if we know Him! So I simply ask... do YOU know Him?  Are you looking forward to the day you'll meet Him face to face and thank Him for all He has done for you?  This is the God of the universe, The Creator of all things, The One who sustains all things we're talking about!!!  Does that not blow your minds?  That One so great would be willing to die for me so that I could be forgiven of the sin I could never pay for myself... I can hardly conceive it, yet by faith I believe it!  So... this is why I  submitted this sentiment.  Let me REST in the shadow of the cross!  Because He died, I am forgiven... because He lives, I too can live!  I don't have to strive and worry, nor do I need to fear death... I can REST!  Thank you Lord Jesus!

I am entering this in the final ODBD 6th Anniversary Celebration, with the Shining the Light Challenge,  to have fun with your ODBD stamps and Dies!   I am also entering it in this week's Word Art Wednesday, which is always anything goes with either the free digi given there, or any Scripture or encouraging sentiment!

If you've read this far... thank you!  May YOU Rest in the shadow of the cross!

Blessings,

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Quote and a Legacy!


Hello friends!  I hope you are all well!

 I have another cards to share with you today that I made with the special 6th Anniversary sets at Our Daily Bread Designs!  This card is made with a quote by Jim Elliot, and is in the Quote Collection 4 set.    I don't know if you know who Jim Elliot was, but he was was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador.  He was only 28 years old when he was killed by the Huaorani Indians, but the story of his life, and the lives of the  people who killed him after his death will be a real blessing if you ever have time to read his story or watch the movie. Jim's wife Elisabeth Elliot wrote a couple of books about his life and death, the most notable of which is Through Gates of Splendor.  A documentary based on the story was also made, called Beyond the Gates of Splendor.  Another movie I have seen and highly recommend, called End of the Spear, is based on the story of the pilot of the group of missionaries, who also was killed at the same time, Nate Saint, and the return trip of Nate's son attempting to reach the natives of Ecuador. I marvel that some of the family members of those five missionaries including Elisabeth Elliot, did go back to the same place and ministered to and lived among the very people who killed their loved ones!    
 
Jim's journal entry for October 28, 1949, expressed his belief that work dedicated to Jesus was far more important than his life (see Luke 9:24 in the Bible). "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."  Given that dedication to God, the above quote takes on even more meaning in my opinion!  Can we even imagine what's God's best is?  For Jim... for the Huaorani Indians... for the families... God is so much bigger than we can begin to understand!  We see his death at such a young age and wonder "why".  God... sees the bigger picture and had an incredible plan to save many!!!

Besides the ODBD Quote Collection 4, I used the ODBD Elegant Oval dies and Fancy Foliage Die.  The base is ivory, and the designer paper is a Kirby Teesdale Pack by Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  I used a variety of flowers, May Arts silk ribbon, snips of lace from my stash, and lots of sponge distressing for a vintage feel.

I am linking this to the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge for this week and next... to have fun with ODBD stamps!  I am also sharing it with Word Art Wednesday, which is anything goes with a Scripture or uplifting sentiment.

Before I go, I want to remind you that you have one more day to take advantage of the special Easter Sale goingon at ODBD!

 Through Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:00PM EDT, you can SAVE 20% on all ODBD Easter Stamp Sets and Singles!*  when you enter code EASTER20 at checkout. (Sorry, no rainchecks, retail customers only)
Click here to visit the website.

Thank you so much for stopping by,looking at my card, and for reading my thoughts today!

Blessings,  


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Celebrate Life!

Hello friends!  I have one more quick card to share using the special release of the ODBD 6th Anniversary  Sets!  This card uses a sentiment from Sentiment Collection 3.  I also used the Blooming Garden Paper Collection, the ODBD Recipe Card and Tags Die, and the Decorative Corners Dies.  I used an embossing folder to emboss the outer frame, and I scored the inner frame.  A pretty soft sheer ribbon and gold cord tied simply in the center keep this card flat and mailable, which is always a good thing!   I hope you have enjoyed all the samples with these special Anniversary sets!  I know you won't want to miss the April 1st release so until then....Thanks so much for looking! 

Blessings,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lilacs, Mercy and Rest!

Hello friends!!!

I hope you are all well!  I have two more cards to share with you using the 6th Anniversary sets from Our Daily Bread designs.  For the card above, I used a sentiment from Sentiment Collection 3 and the Lilac Single. I also used some pretty designer paper from the Blooming Garden Paper Collection. I cut the sentiment out with the Recipe Card and Tags Die set, and I used a Spellbinders Curved Borders die for the edges and center panel.  I colored the lilacs with Copics and hand cut them.  I stamped the Hummingbird Single and colored it with Copics, and cut it with the Custom Hummingbird Die.  So quick and easy!  The embossing is a Cuttlebug folder and I used some purple seam binding, gold thread and purple bling.  

For my second card, I used Quote Collection 4, stamped with Memento ink, cut it out with a Spellbinders Label 28 and Decorative Label 28, and I matted that with this month's release, Daisy Chain Die.  I popped that up on dimensionals over some pretty designer paper from the  Blooming Garden Collection. My only embellishments are silver pearls and thin blue sheer ribbon.  




Thanks so much for stopping by!  I really love hearing from you and knowing you were here!!!

I am entering this in this week's Shining the Light Challenge, as we continue to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of ODBD!  Let's see your favorites from ODBD!  I most appreciate more than anything else the Scriptures and God focused sentiments that ODBD produces, so I shared a couple of them.  We'd love to have you play along!

Today's Blessing:
Eph. 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; bearing with one another in love.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pleasant Words and a look back!

Hello friends!  Today we on the Design Team are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread designs  March release.  I have created something pretty different for you today!  I used  a technique found on SCS.

It's called Serendipity Squares Technique and I really enjoyed it!  It is a little time consuming, but so worth it!  You begin with a base card stock, and several scraps of designer paper that coordinate with each other.  You tear them in to pieces.  I played around a little bit with the sizes to tear the papers.  In the photo below I had torn them to about 1" but I ended up tearing them again, so about 1/2" is what seemed to work the best for me. 


Once you have your scraps torn, you glue them to your card stock.  I used Tombow Multi glue.  A glue stick would also work here.  You overlap the edges and cover the entire paper.  In addition to the original instructions, I sponged the edges of my papers if any white torn edges showed, using distress inks.  Once covered, you trim your paper to remove any jagged edges  of scraps, and then you begin stamping various images on the paper. I stamped the Bee Balm image, and I also stamped the Honey Comb Mini with VersaMark and embossed in gold.  Next, you cut your paper into whatever shapes you want for your card background. This is the step where the "serendipity" really happens! As you cut them apart and regroup them together, the shapes and patterns of your stamped images and embossing really catch your eye. For this card,  I just used three strips and mounted on white card stock.  I loved the look of this paper background so much I didn't want to cover it up... so, I decided to try some acetate over top of it!

 I stamped a piece of acetate with Versamark, stamped my sentiment from the Be Happy set, and heat embossed with gold.  I did the same with the Hummingbird, and with the Bee Balm image.  I hand cut the bee balm and used the ODBD Custom Hummingbird Die to cut the hummingbird.  I cut a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28 from white card stock, adhered the sentiment acetate layer to the back of that frame and mounted it on my background with foam strips.  I then adhered the flower and the hummingbird on the front of the frame.  I love how the background looks peeking through the acetate.  It WAS hard to get a photo of it, so it does not really show you how pretty it is, but in real life, I absolutely love how this came out.  I'm so glad I played with that technique because it's definitely one I'll use again, AND it's a great way to use up scraps!

EDITED to add:  I was asked about tips on embossing on acetate.  I did not buy any specially heave acetate to do this, but I did preheat the gun and then I heated from the back side I did not have any trouble with the acetate curling or melting.  The only time I have had that happen was when I tried using packaging acetate from a box.  I had thought since it was so heavy it would be fine but it curled.  This is just regular card type acetate.  I don't have a name on it or I'd share that but I don't.  I hope this helps!

Card Recipe:
Dies: ODBD Custom Hummingbird Die, Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28
Paper:  Neenah Solar White CS, Scraps of designer paper for background
Ink: Distress Inks
Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon, Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder

I hope you'll give it a try, and if you do, let me know so I can come see it!
Here are the products I used for this project:


To see more inspiration, please visit the ODBD Blog, and

be sure to check out my DT sisters creations:


Chris * Grace * Sandee * Stacy * Julie * Dawn * Sabrina * Cathy * Lori Wanda