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Weekly Inspiration with ODBD

What are you inspired by? I love delicate patterns and pastel colors... I love to add layers and dimension to a project. I love to inspire others too! All of this things inspire me to create and motivate me to keep on doing what I do. Today I am sharing a card I made with beautiful papers, stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, using one of the new dies in an unconventional way.





I wanted to create a decorative column for the background using various layers. I had been wanting to use the new Pegboard die from ODBD in an unexpected way and what I did is die cut two pegboards and cut about 1/4" from them and then cut one of them in half. The pegboard column adds a so much detail and interest to the card.

Another interesting touch I added was the vellum frame. I die cut one Lacey Square from ODBD, cut it in thirds and adhere the two remainding corners under the sentiment label. This is the last thing I added to the card, and I actually had to come back and add that finishing touch to be completely satisfied. It does make a difference and it softens the design nicely.

I hope I've inspired you today. Thanks so much for your visit! Before I go, tell me... What inspires you?

Have a great weekend!

I'm sharing this with: 
Word Art Wednesday - AG / Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - AG / Sweet Stamps - AG / Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always AG / Cards in Envy - Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge / Card and Scrap - AG

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  1. Gracie, this is gorgeous. I love all of your beautiful layers. Thank you for explaining your process.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  2. Gracie, this is so beautiful! All of your projects are filled with such joy and happiness, which delights my heart. I recall falling in love with your heartfelt creations last year... then when your name popped up tonight, I realized I hadn't seen anything from you in so long. Then I discovered you weren't in my BlogLovin' feed which is what I follow... only blogger! :( I've been scrolling through and have missed so much. I know what I'll be doing for a while tonight: immersing myself in your beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. I'm thankful to have your work back in my life, as you are such an inspiration. Wishing you a blessed weekend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  3. OMGosh how gorgeous!! LOVE all those beautiful dies and the soft feminine color. Really awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie for Wonderful Wednesday!

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  4. Hi Gracie! So glad you shared this beauty with us at Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge! Love your soft, feminine style! Everything you create is a masterpiece! Hugs!

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  5. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  6. You certainly know how to use colors together. The card is gorgeous.

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  7. What a beautiful card, Gracie! Love all the textures and dimension. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

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  8. Beautiful card! I love all the delicate layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!!

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  9. stunning card and details!!!!! thanks for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!

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  10. I love it !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    Hugs
    Willeke
    DT Through The Craft Room Door

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  11. Gorgeous card. I love the colors and die cuts.

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