Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Release Blog Hop!!!


Hello my friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from Sabrina's Scrumptious Blog, you are in the right place!  If not, you  might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you don't miss anything!  Here are the details for this month's hop:

  • Hop to each Designer's Blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the ODBD Blog and tell us you completed the hop, and note any problems you had
  • There will be 3 prizes of $20.00 Gift Certificates and 1 GRAND PRIZE of $75.00 Gift Certificate toward stamps in the ODBD Store!!! 
  • You have until 8pm EST Dec 2 to complete the hop, and winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3
Now, on to my project:

I used the Snowflake Mini and Snowflake Sentiments, as well as the Snowflake Background and the Small Snowflake Background to create this card.   I also used the ODBD Custom Tag die, which is perfect with the mini snowflake set! I stamped the background stamp onto white cardstock with VersaMark, and embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes on to blue cardstock with ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink, and then embossed with white embossing powder, for a chunkier texture of white on blue.  The vertical strip on the left is the Small Snowflake Background stamped the same way, and the swirly die along the bottom of the tag is Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday Die.  The wide ribbon is May Arts and the narrow is from 

Here is the inside:


Here are the sets I used today:






 In case you missed my sneak peek and tutorial,   I'll show the  luminary ornament I made to go along with this card, making a nice little gift set.  This ornament is created with 4 of the ODBD Tag Die cuts, stamped with the Small Snowflake Background, cut with a spellbinders mega oval die, and then the vellum inserts are stamped with images from  the Sparkling Snowflake set using Ranger Perfect Medium and Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder. A battery operated tea light is inside, and it hangs nicely on the tree, or could stand alone.
 



To view the tutorial on how to make this luminary ornament, click HERE



I hope you enjoyed my project!  Now I will send you on to your next stop.... Prepare to be blown away by 

106 comments :

Dawn said...

LOVE the white on blue, Grace!! the embossing really POPS! and your beautiful luminary too, wow!! beautiful samples for this awesome release!!

Carol Sturgess said...

What beautiful work. Too many ideas. Love the luminary....some of this is going to have to wait for next year. Just put the new stamps on my Christmas list

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Grace!! I just love your luminary and your matching card. The blue and white is perfect for the snowflakes!! Very creative use of all those sets!! Another work of genius my friend!! You are always an inspiration!!
hugs,
Chris

Beth Norman said...

Wow, what a lovely tea light holder. Your card is gorgeous. You really know how to tie a bow.

Kris Turner said...

Love these projects, Grace - absolutely gorgeous! The color choice is wonderful and the luminary is an ornament I never would have thought of but will definitely have to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Grace I am loving your card and luminary! The crisp color contrast is so perfect for these sets!!!!

Chris A said...

I really love the blue and white combo. Beautiful work!

Christine said...

Grace, your creativity and ability to design such delicate projects never ceases to amaze me! Your card is gorgeous...even on the inside, and the lantern is very impressive!

Regina Hamilton said...

Stunning Grace. The blue and white color combination is stunning. That luminary ornament is beautifully creative. I may have to try this one, for sure.

tammy said...

Grace!!!
Glory to the Lord---WOW--His creativity in today's projects shine so brightly!! Boy--I know He could---but I know that I would not have thought of the ways in which you created with this ODBD Dec. stamp release!! your ability to make these sets sing and definitely a gift! :) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy

Shelia said...

Blue and white is my favorite color combo. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I just love that sentiment and it is so very true. I also love the luminary ornament and will have to check out your tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Stegall said...

Love the blue and white combo and the luminary as an ornament!

Tammy said...

Beautiful job. Love the color combo! Very elegant!

Tammy H said...

Love it so much! Beautiful work!

joan s. said...

Totally brilliant! I especially love the votive/candle holder :D

Karen said...

The mini swirly snowflake is my favorite stamp of the new release. I like how you decorated the inside of your card, too.
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh how pretty! I love the embossing on the white. It looks so rich and elegant!!

Tricia

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card and ornament.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

seamom said...

Oh my! Absolutely gorgeous projects! The cards are wonderful, and the luminary too. What a great gift it would be for a neighbor... or anybody really. I do believe I will be creating some of these!

seamom said...

What I thought was s second card, I now realize was the card inside. WOW!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wowza!!!! Too much beauty on one page!!! You were an embossing machine!!! Your card and luminary are both spectacular! Thanks so much for the inspiration...you ROCK!!! Love and hugs, Angie

scrappingnana said...

These are beautiful. Love the blue and white color combination.

Brenda (LadyofCards) said...

Grace,
Again, you are such a talented lady. Your "sneak peak" the Luminary, is what made me know I had to keep my eyes peeled early on for this release.
The card is stunning as well, but here again, I'm never disappointed and always learning something from you as well.
I thank you so much for sharing of your talent and time.
Hugs 'N Blessings

Anonymous said...

Grace, wow is what comes to mind. The luminary is my favorite. Your work is alway so incredible. God bless!

Love In Christ,
Veronica

Kathy said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Grace! I love the blue and white for Christmas! Even the inside of your card is beautiful! I love how you did just a strip of the background, so pretty! Beautiful luminary, I need to try this! Blessings! Kathy

Fortuosity said...

What a beautiful gift you've made. A luminary ornament is such a neat idea, and so pretty. The card is great as well, with little unexpected touches that offer plenty of interest without being too overwhelming. Really like that you shared the inside of your card, too.

Lagene said...

Amazing card and luminary! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Sue D said...

Very pretty in blue and white and with the embossing.

Cindy K said...

The mini snowflake stamps are just too cute. I love the blue and white luminary, just gorgeous.

Tosha said...

Another lovely example of the snowflake background...I really like this stamp and the effects, thanks.

Marie D. said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Judy said...

You can't miss with blue and white together for a beautiful winter card.

Sherry said...

WOW!!!!!!!! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor, lol! absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Kelley said...

Grace, you have once again outdone yourself!!! This gift set is a pleasure to behold!

Lori Poffenroth said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. Blue and white are just so classicly beautiful at Christmas time and the stamps are stunning.

Annette S said...

Oh my goodness Dawn, these are amazing. The blue and white combination is so elegant. I love the candle holder.
Thank you for sharing.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Oh Grace! These are all amazing! I just adore the dk blue and white and snowflakes always make me think of these colors. Your embossed card and luminary are just fabulous. I would never have thought to use the bookmark die that way and it's such a wonderful idea!

Divinity said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!! love the way you used the background stamps -- the embossing makes it even more elegant! :)

Annette S said...

Grace

I am so sorry when I left my comment I called you Dawn by mistake I wasn't concentrating. Please accept my apologies. I still think you have done an amazing job.

Apryl R said...

I love the combination of the dark paper and the white ink and embossing. truly beautiful!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Grace these are beautiful projects........love the luminary, love those snowflakes!!!

Bette S said...

Beautiful projects! Love the blue and white and oh, the beautiful shine on the background!! I love that sentiment, ODBD has such wonderful sentiments! I can see this are must-have sets! Thank you for sharing!

Ellie B. said...

What beautiful work. So much talent. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Julie S. said...

Grace, LOVE your card & luminary! You amaze me. Your creations are always so elegant & creative!

Keep up the awesome work!

Anonymous said...

Blue and white combo,snowflakes and a bit of bling! Three of my favorite things!! Totally gorgeous card! and love the way you carried the design to the inside. The luminary is lovely as well! Nicely done!
Lu C

Betty said...

Beautiful inside and out!! Love the ornaments, too!! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Grace, Love your wintery card and the Luminary is fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Lori Reinholz

Renae K said...

OH MY! Navy and Ivory/white are my absolute favorites for anything any time of year, but especially for wintertime! Thanks for a beautiful project!!

pinkkarin said...

The white embossing on the dark blue paper is so pretty! Thank you.

Mary Edna said...

This is so beautiful--inside and out!
mer

Bobbi Miller said...

Oh Grace....simply stunning! I just love the white embossing on the white card stock, and the white on the blue. So elegant. And, I can't wait to read your tutorial on that gorgeous luminary ornament. Even if I don't win, I must buy these sets... thanks for all you do. Merry Christmas! Bless you and your family

E. Marie said...

Grace, these are both so lovely. The white embossing on white background is stunning with the navy blue tag and embossed border. I love your luminary ornament. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Linda Rad said.....
Really loved the way you used the blue color, very striking. And the special snowflake detail on the bow is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Janett said...

I love the luminary it is beautiful and the tutorial is so easy to fallow, the card is beautiful love the colors.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow stunning creations, love the embossing and designs, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs LIz xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Blue and white are one of my favorite combinations. This lantern is awesome and I cannot wait to try it. Thanks for the tutorial.

Susan Martin said...

These are absolutely stunning... I love how you used the stamps.. Just gorgeous! I love the blue and white!! What an awesome ornament too! Just exceptional... so talented!!

F said...

Love the colors...makes me miss snow. Such a gorgeous card!

Melanie@ said...

Your ornament is gorgeous, love it!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card and luminary. Never thought of trying to make a luminary. I just love the blue and white. Can't wait to get busy on cards.

Holly Paulson

Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love all. I might have to try the luminary for my sisters!

Lynne said...

Grace - I am totally speechless at the beauty of your luminary and card. They are both simply awesome. I am going to take a look at that luminary to see how you made it. I totally love it.

deb fagnant said...

this color combo is my favorite!! embossing makes it soooo elegant

Tonya said...

I love the blue card. The inside is so pretty too!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your projects, the blue and white is stunning with both! Absolutely stunning!

Cathy's Artwork said...

I like the colors you have chosen and I love the luminary!

Donna DeWitt said...

Every step of the hope is as beautiful as the ones before... your card and luminary are absolutely gorgeous!!! The snowflakes are a HUGE hit...Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration!

Vail said...

Beautiful card, love the blue with the white embossing. The luminary is also beautiful.

Mary B. said...

The luminary is my favorite. It is a great idea.the ble and white card is pretty and elegant too. You are so talented.

Mary said...

Awesome!Beautiful work...

Nan G said...

Stunning set! Love the luminary and the blue white card is fab!

Ann Marie said...

Now I want that embossing powder! Great projects.

wannabcre8tive said...

Grace, this is sooooo beautiful. I love the colors and the embossed white paper.

Candy Meyers said...

Both of these are awesome...so elegant. Great job.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Caryn S said...

Your projects are both incredible! Such a lovely color combination and stunning embossing to match. And the inside of your card is almost as pretty as the front!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love that deep blue and white combo, the swirls on the background stamp are so pretty!

christi said...

I love the embossing on these. anything velum and i'm head over heels for it. the cutest is the bling on the bow. this set is adorable. tfs.

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a beautifl card and luminary. I love the simple elegance. The embossing adds such an elegant touch. I always enjoy looking at your blog...the one time I feel good about snooping! LOL!

LaDawn said...

Wow these are great projects. You did a grand job. Thanks LaDawn

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the white on white embossing. Your luminary is so pretty! TFS

Lucy said...

Beautiful card! The embossing is so pretty. The ornament is also very pretty!

marilyn said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! LOVE the white on white embossing and the pearlescent quality of the embossing. And then the navy just sets it all off. BEAUTIFUL!

Caitiumom said...

I was hooked yesterday when I saw the luminaries idea, the card is absolutely stunning too. The inside is as nice as the outside. I love the shimmery white embossing.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I just love that card, love all the embossing and the white on white and white and blue, gorgeous!

Moosisk said...

With every blog I hop to I just keep saying "WOW"! That luminary ornament is breath-taking. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Beautiful the blue is perfect with the white embossing it stands out perfect. love the glitz and glitter. thanks for sharing,

Kim said...

Beautiful...that blue and white is just breath taking....love them all.

Pamela said...

Love your work~AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

Karen W said...

All of it is beautiful. I love it all and I love the colors you chose.

Nancy Dawson said...

The colors are outstanding! and the luminary so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration.

Kinky Bella said...

Your projects are gorgeous. I love the luminary ornament.....

Marilyn said...

Just beautiful! I'm going to come back and try the ornament.. Thank you.

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marianne said...

Stunning projects. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

Patty said...

LOVE everything about your card!! It's beautiful..I love the blue & white, and you embossed & combined so many elements just perfectly!! The luminary is equally pretty, and after the hop, I'm going to check out your tutorial!

Joanne Lowe said...

Grace, I loved all of your creations. I think that the embossing of white on white is SO elegant, and the crispness of navy compliments it so well! Love the luminary too, have seen some other creations with vellum and the little tea lights lately, and think they are terrific--I definitely like yours the best!!! As always stunning, and your beautiful heart peeks through each project. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

Blessings, Joanne

momandmec said...

Absolutely stunning card and lantern!

kathi17 said...

Your card and lantern are both beautiful Grace. You always make the prettiest cards, and these are really elegant! I love these new stamps!

Lynn Cantrell said...

I love the navy and cream combo. It is often difficult to find sentiments that work well with snow and yet acknowledge the real reason we celebrate Christmas. It was perfect.

Anonymous said...

Wow, your card and luminary ornament is so beautiful. Love the blue and white.

Margie F.

Mary J Scrapper said...

I love the color combo you used.
Lovely projects

Pam Jacobson said...

I always love your projects. Beautiful!

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Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Grace, your project is absolutely AMAZING!!! Sorry, I am late to the party, but Internet problems on Saturday and a day full of church yesterday kind of pussed the hopping back a bit. I am in love with the blue and white color scheme and thnk I'll have to borrow that for some quick Christmas cards this year. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent my friend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors and embossing with tone on tone and white on the rich blues. LOVE the luminary ornament. Just so beautifully done, Grace! Wonderful!

JD said...

Oh so pretty! These colors look so fabulous together!