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


Cathymac said...

Oh, Grace…this is so gorgeous! I love the copper cross…I will have to try this with some foil! The die cut bird works beautifully with your DP and the wonderful sentiments! Lovely stitching, too! Hugs, my sweet friend!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Grace this is so very beautiful! so soft and shabby and just my style!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Grace!! I just love your cross, the added texture and your bird!! Such a gorgeous card and layout my friend!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love this style of card Grace! You did a gorgeous job with it. Have a Fantastic Easter.


Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! I love the layering and vintage-style details! Beautiful sentiment and pretty cross! Happy Easter to you and your family! Hugs!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So pretty, Grace! Love the colors and collage style. Happy Easter, my friend.

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Grace - I love the subtle textures you have there, and the soft colours.

Kelley said...

So beautiful, Grace! The cross is so awesome!!

Dawn said...

absolutely gorgeous, Grace! I love all the layers and the little birdy is so cute!

Becky said...

This is stunning Grace! Fabulous layers and stitching.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Grace, this is stunning! I love all the beautifully soft colors and the wonderful texture of all the layers and stitching, along with the scattered dew drops and precious bird! And the cross reinforces that His grace is sufficient! I love it, sweet friend! It's amazing!

Traci M said...

So many beautiful elements add up to make one gorgeous card!! I really like the texture and fun bird element too, Grace!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty!