Hello friends! Welcome to the ODBD March Release! If you have not had a chance to view the full release, you might want to pop over to the ODBD Blog and see it all! The bread sticks have all been having a blast creating samples with our new stamps and dies! I know you will enjoy today's release inspiration!
Before I tell you about my cards, let me just give you a few details on how you might win some ODBD stamps!
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!
Now on to my cards. For the card above, I made one of my Center Easel Cards that I did a tutorial for HERE. I used the fun set, Be Happy for my image, the bees, and one sentiment. I used Sweeter Than Honey for the other sentiment. I colored the image with Copics and sponged the background with distress inks. I added Twinkling H2O's to the bees wings for a shimmer, but I can't seem to catch that in the photo. For my side panels, I used the Honeycomb Background, and I clear embossed yellow card stock, then I sponged with distress inks and clear embossed the entire sheet again to give a shiny honey filled look. I tore a strip of this same paper for the bottom. I cut the sentiment with the ODBD Custom Recipe Card and Tags Die and tied it on with thin twine. The sentiment on the inside is cut with the ODBD Custom Elegant Oval Dies. I used black twine and glued it to the honeycomb in a bee trail. It was a fun card to make!
For my second card, I used the gorgeous new Blooming Garden designer paper, and the awesome Bee Balm image, as well as my favorite, the Hummingbird Single and the ODBD Custom Hummingbird Die. I also used the ODBD Custom Daily Chain Background Die. I love it! I framed it with a Spellbinders Labels 28 and trimmed off the extra. This was pretty quick and easy to make, as I let the designer paper do most of the work. The images are watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I embellished with a few white pearls and a rose wrinkled seam binding bow.
To recap, here are the new ODBD products I used today:
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Oh Grace! Your coloring on both of these is magnificent! The easel card is so cool with the little bees and the honeycomb! LOVE! And the second card is gorgeous! I love the daisy chain bg behind the label frame!!!
Grace, WOW! You've done it again. You consistently post the most bee-utiful cards. I love the way you've done the bees in flight; and the new daisy chain die is to die for.
You certainly make it impossible to pick one card or the other. Both are top notch and over the top. I always hold my breath before visiting in expectation. You certainly are blessed.
Stunning cards love the layering and the attention to details the colors are amazing. thanks for sharing.
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous sweet friend!! I just love the center easel design with the bee hive and all your details and the stunning trellis, hummingbird and bee balm on the other. Gorgeous designs sweet friend!!!
Very cute easel card...and LOVE the papers on your second!! I will have to be purchasing the honey bee set!!
Oh, Grace, I LOVE both of these gorgeous cards! You always amaze me with your card designs like the easel card...absolutely darling with the behind and the bees with the cord for the bees...amazing! And the second card is totally different and so beautiful as well with a delicate feel using the sweet hummer and the bee balm flower again the beautiful white dies...brilliant! Really works so wonderfully with the new ODBD papers too! Totally love them both! Hugs, precious friend!
Very pretty and well done! Thanks for a chance to win!
Love the card.
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Both of these are lovely, I like the step card and the way you used the hive and color on the first card and that second is gorgeous. I love wild bee balm and how all the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds flock to it.
Such beautiful cards, Grace! Your easel card is fabulous and I love the bee trails. Your second is lovely w/ the daisy chain behind the frame.
Lovely!! Your bee path is great! Thanks for sharing!
Your coloring is beautiful. Great projects.
I am just about speechless!!! Everything you create is awesome and beautiful, but you just took it all to another level, love it each and every card, bees and honey are my favs and you just made me have to buy these sets!! God bless you for sharing your creativity with all of us.
Beautiful cards! Great job!
Love the special details on both of your cards!
What stunning card. Love the first card but the second was incredible. Fabulous job.
Love your cards! The easel card with that bee trail is so cute! The hummingbird card is gorgeous! I can't wait to get that stamp and die!
Grace, oh my goodness, have you outdone yourself my sweet friend! I am absolutely loving both of your cards, so very creative and perfectly colored! I so need some more Copics. Thanks so much for once again inspiring me! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina
Both cards are stunning. I love the new ODBD designs and your use of them is beautiful.
Lovely cards Grace, the Bee Balm card is very striking!
both cards are gorgeous. I really like the easel card with the bees attached to the cord. very cute and clever!
Grace, love the honeycomb on the first card...looks so real! Love the bee trail too, cute!
The second card is just beautiful! I can't wait to plant some Bee Balm!
Awesome cards; love your creations and inspiration
These are both beautiful. So colorful and cheerful.
Grace - your first card is just sooooooo creative and beautiful!! Love your sponging and the clever bee trail - it just makes me giggle thinking about those little bees :). And your second card is just beyond gorgeous - you did an amazing job coloring and cutting the beautiful Bee Balm image - and the Hummingbird and papers are such a perfect addition!! Hugs!!
Wow!!! Absolutely fabulous! I love these cards!
Grace! YOUR CARDS ARE FABULOUS!!!:)Your Easel card IS FUN!!!! :)I LOVE IT!!! GORGEOUS COLORING!!! AND I THOUGHT I would like that little humming bird.....& flower.....Now, I LOVE IT!!!:) AND LOVE what you've done with the new die...using it for a framed background!!!!!!!:)GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
This two cards are so different, but very stunning. I especially like the second one. I love hummingbirds.
Grace your bee hive is darling with the bee twine trail! I LOVE the daisy lattice frame on the second one, just gorgeous!
Love the intricate details of the easel card but have to say, the bee balm card really makes my jaw drop! Love the layering and rich colors! Both are gorgeous projects! You are such a hard act to follow - lol!
Gorgeous cards! The second one is my favorite as I love humming birds. I really like the colors used.love your attention to the details.
I just love your creative style! Both cards are so delightful in colors, in coloring, in textures and design! Beautiful and inspirational!
The Daisy Chain Background is SO pretty! It looks lovely behind the flower. Both cards are beautiful!
Love the bee trail on the easel card. ;^)
The humming bird card is exquisite.
Thanks for sharing.
Both cards are marvelous. Thanks for the link to the tutorial for the center easel. I have made a standard easel card but I am wild about the one you made for todays post. Definitely on my to do list. Thanks.
The easel card with the bee's is so refreshing and I love the colors in the second one with the darling hummer in it and the bee balm we enjoy both the hummers and the bee balm in our yard in the summer
Gorgeous card, Grace! Love the contrast in colors and the beautiful new products from ODBD. You've showcased them beautifully! Hugs and blessings!
Hi Grace...What two beautiful cards...You sure made the honey hive so realistic, awesome colouring, and what a beauty in your second card!!
Two beautiful cards Grace, but I must say that the hummingbird is the one that captures my eye the most.
Grace, these are absolutely fab! Beautiful images to work with, and with your fantastic artistry touch, they have come alive!
Both cards are just Beautiful, lovely coloring, the first would be great for Valentines or any time to send some love :) Your coloring in the second goes perfectly with the paper, love how you used the die behind the flowers!
Awesome cards, Grace, and you have colored them beautifully.
The bee skep card is so cool!! Love that fold! The hummingbird card I just LOVE LOVE LOVE!! So pretty!!
wow Grace, you always amaze me with your awesome talent. These cards are awesome. I love that bee hive card and that second one is just amazing. I guess that is why they have designers, cause after looking at your work I want it too :)
Your creativity and the details of your cards is always amazing! I love the bees!
What a gorgeous center easel card!!
Grace, I have followed your blog for a long time and I continue to be amazed at your creations. Jaw dropping gorgeous!
These sets are so gorgeous, love the papers too!
Oh, Grace, you always amaze me with your talent and creativity! Love the easel fold with the bee trail, and the bee balm card is just gorgeous! Love the daisy chain window and the beautiful coloring and design! Hugs, my sweet friend!
Both projects are darling Grace! Love the beautiful bee dimensional card! That string makes those little bees buzz! And the hummingbird! So pretty! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning!
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