24 February 2015

Happy Birthday - ODBD No Coloring

It's time for the last challenge of the month on Our Daily Bread Designs! Our challenge this week is No Coloring. Since my husband's birthday is approaching I decided to create a clean and simple birthday card for him, using stamps and dies from the new release.


I stamped the new Life is a Gift image twice and added a tiny bit of glitter glue to it. I stamped and heat embossed in silver the word happy from the same set on vellum and then used the "birthday" word from the new Happy Birthday Dies to complete the phrase adhering the word die on the stamped vellum.

To finish my CAS design I created a simple frame combining the largest die from Flourished Star Pattern and a smaller matting basics die.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC228 or to join the challenge click here. You have until March 1, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

Please take some time to visit my DT sisters and be inspired by the beautiful cards they created for today's challenge!
Robin * Paula * Diana * Elizabeth * Chris

Thanks so much for your visit!


23 February 2015

Watercolored Backgrounds

It's time for me to share a fun tutorial using Ann Butler's versatile products. Today I'm sharing an easy technique to give your stamped background patterns a watercolored look. Ann's Crafter's Inks are perfect for this technique because of their special formulation. I have a very easy to follow tutorial (here) so you can try it out too!


Make sure you visit Ann Butler's Designs blog to see the step by step tutorial and the list of supplies used to make these watercolored backgrounds. These bright spring colors and this technique are perfect for your upcoming spring projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

18 February 2015

Pretty Window Card

I have learned to love pretty dies used to create scenes or house facades. Usually, I'm all about frames and layering die cuts to embellish my cards. This is because those were the kind of dies I knew of back when I started making cards. Now a days there is such a large variety of pretty dies and though I still love intricate, vintage layers, I was drawn to try out a pretty set to create this window card.



I dried embossed the white background with a brick texture, to recreate a house's wall. I think it adds a nice touch to the card. I used the new Poppystamps Large Madison Window Set to cut the window and shutters from metallic pink cardstock. I spritzed and splatter white ink spray to the shutters to make them look worn. The background of the window, is actually vellum, but I also added a pretty border die cut from ODBD Beautiful Borders as a curtain. Finally I added the flower pot and itty bitty flowers from the same window set. To finish the card I added hearts to the shutters, a bird and a little vellum tag from ODBD Mini Tag / Mini Tag Sentiments, adhered pearls and crystals to the flowers and added ribbon and a bow.

I had fun making this card and trying out this new die set... I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'd like to share my card with:
Poppystamps - My Love


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