Hello friends! Welcome to the ODBD Feb. release!
I don't know about you, but I am really going to be ready for spring this year! Here in sunny NC, we've had a really bad year for sickness and lots of dreary days! So I was very happy when the new ODBD sets were revealed, because they make me think of a beautiful wildflower meadow in the springtime! I have hope that spring is just around the corner!
Anyway... if you have not had a chance to view the full release, your might can see it HERE.
As always, there are prizes for viewing and commenting on the DT posts:
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 February 2, 2015 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 February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!
For my first card above, I used Miss You for my image, and Life is a Gift for my sentiment. I love the solid silhouette image for it's many possibilities. Here, I first masked off an oval (cut with a Spellbinders Petite Oval large) and sponged lightly with distress inks in Broken China and Shaded Lilac. Then I stamped the image slightly off to the side with Midnight Muse Ink. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom and matted with Night of Navy and Periwinkle card stock. The ribbon is really pretty two toned wired ribbon from my local store, and the pearls are from AC Moore. This is a simple card but I do love how it came out.
For my next card, I used Miss You and stamped it with ColorBox Pigment ink "Moss", then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut it with a Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy die. My card base is Neenah Solar White 140 lb card stock. On that I layered a piece of yellow card stock from my stash. Next, I used the SB Heirloom Legacy die for the fancy matting. On that I layered an ODBD Doily die cut from American Crafts Welcome Spring design paper. I cut the die cut in half so I could spread it out to frame my oval the way I wanted. I popped the oval up on dimensionals. Next I cut the new and wonderful Happy Birthday Dies from a scrap of Yellow, and from a scrap of green card stock. I used the green slightly offset to create a shadow for my yellow layer to make it stand out a bit more. I painted the words with Wink of Stella clear glitter but it does not show in the photo. :( I punched 3 tiny butterflies with my MS Punch and glittered them too, and added a little bling, ribbon and flower to embellish.
In case you missed it, here is a sneak peek I did this week using these dies in a fun and different way:
If you'd like more info on how I created this card you can read about it HERE.
Here are the links to the rest of the team! Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment to qualify for one of the prizes!!!
Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Julie * Grace * Chris * Lisa * Angie * Silke * Wanda * Sabrina * Audrey
Thank you so much for visiting!!!