Friday, January 19, 2018

Back to the beginning with ODBD

Kind of an odd title for my post today but I'm reminiscing about when I first started stamping and card making.  I was drawn to Our Daily Bread Designs for their stamps with Scripture (and still am!)  The other thing I loved using with cards that I've gone away from is using ribbon so today, I'm sharing a couple of cards that are throwbacks to when I first started.  (I didn't have many dies when I started but I can't imagine not using them now!)

For the above card, I used the hydrangea stamp to make a background and some chiffon ribbon.

The background here is from the Romantic Roses paper pack - it doesn't need much more than that!  The verse is one I loved as a kid - remember those twin heart charms with the word MIZPAH on them?  You kept one and gave the other to a friend and this verse was the basis of that.  

Challenges I am playing in:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cast all your anxieties upon Him

Today I am sharing a card I made for this month's Viva La Verve sketch.  I always think sketches are wonderful when you need a jump start on a card (how often do I just sit there with no idea what I want to do?) as well as how to combine patterned paper.  Here I used different sheets from the ODBD Romantic Roses paper pack and the verse is my lettering in the His Love Endures stamp set.

Challenges I am playing in:

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Don't wait for someone

Did you get some new craft supplies for Christmas?  Well, I did - and I have to admit that I got them for myself.  It's the best way to get exactly what you want.  Lol!

This Elizabeth Craft Design Amaryllis die was actually something given to me a while back but I never got around to using it.  Why did I wait?  I love how bold it is - yet is does not take away from my sentiment from the Where the Flowers Bloom by Quietfire Design at all.

To create the above card, I made the amaryllis (you can see how to make it with this YouTube Video) - the only difference is I used yellow embossing powder in for my pollen.

I also made a black frame for it by nesting rectangle dies and popping them up with foam tape.  With my new Tim Holtz stamp platform tool, I got it lined right between the flower and frame. 

I guess instead of flowers, I didn't wait for new craft supplies.  :)

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a great start to 2018!

Where the Flowers Bloom (available at either Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs

I'm going to try to get back to playing in some of my favorite challenges this year.

Monday, January 1, 2018

ODBD January Release


I hope you had a wonderful 2017 and an even more amazing 2018!  I think it's going to be a great year and I'm very excited about this month's release at Our Daily Bread Designs... because the stamp sets are designed by (drum roll please...) yours truly!  I've been working on my brush calligraphy and it's so exciting to see it being made into stamps and many many thanks to Our Daily Bread Designs for that bit of dream come true.

Here are a couple of cards I've made with the stamps sets (which includes a coordinating die for the flowers).  

For my first card I embossed in clear and then colored.  I then added a vellum overlay to soften the image even more.

For my second card, the peonies were embossed in gold and I used the new paper pack Romantic Roses Paper Pad.  Those coordinating dies are so useful - I used them to mask above and to die cut all the flowers out on both cards.

Here are the stamp sets I designed this month.  Check out the ODBD blog, facebook, or instagram pages for more inspiration.