31 March 2015

He is Risen! - ODBD Anything Goes Challenge

Today is our last challenge of the month and it's Anything Goes with ODBD stamps! This month has been an amazing release month and everyone in the design team has showcased some gorgeous, inspiring cards and projects. It's been s joy seeing all of it!

Today I'm sharing a card with a bit of an eclectic take, in lime green, peach and gold, using vellum.


I used a technique called partial die cutting which consists basically on stamping an image and then die cutting on top of it without cutting the image. I die cut a label around the heat embossed roses and then I fussy cut the rest of the image. I colored the roses stamped on the vellum with a very light green alcohol marker.

I die cut a frame with a pretty polka dot pattern but added a peach cardstock on the back to create an unexpected contrast. I added the vellum label and then a piece of peach ribbon across it. Then on the center I used the smallest label from the Vintage Flourish Pattern set, die cutting it twice and layering around a clean label. I stamped a sentiment from the new Happy Resurrection Day set.

To finish the design I sponged the edges of the frame and label with green ink and added a few pearls.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC232 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 5, 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. Remember you must use at least one ODBD stamp to enter.

Don't forget to visit my DT sisters too! Click below to see what they created for the challenge:

Thanks as always for visiting! I wish you a wonderful week, a happy Resurrection Day and a lovely Easter celebration.

26 March 2015

Watercolored Roses

My favorite watercolor technique is actually watercolor resist... It is such an easy technique that gives you gorgeous results every time!


I used the new God Verses stamp set released for ODBD's Anniversary Celebration. It is full of inspiring verses! The roses  were stamped and heat embossed in gold and then watercolored. For the layering I altered the Vintage Flourish Pattern filigree frame to create a small rectangular frame for the sentiment's label. I also covered the front of the card with a gorgeous distress wood pattern from the Rustic Beauty Paper Collection and finished the card with ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! I hope you try out this watercolor technique too! It's an easy way to color stamped flowers and it's a very quick process too! Since Spring is coming, I invite you to check out the beautiful flower stamps available at the ODBD website... You'll love them!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!


24 March 2015

Religious Spring & Easter Inspiration with ODBD

This week I am sharing a simple, soft and pretty card for our Religious Spring & Easter Inspiration challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. This time I chose a beautiful paper from the new Shabby Rose Collection with blue hues to create my card.


I let the paper's design shine on the background and added ribbon and a beautiful sentiment from the new set Happy Resurrection Day stamped on a label I distressed with sprays and inks to give it a bit of a mixed media look.

To finish the design I die cut some Angel Wings that I adhered to the bottom of the labels and embellished with pearls.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC231 or to join the challenge click here. You have until March 22, 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.

For more inspiration make sure you visit my DT sisters' blogs:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

23 March 2015

Watercolored Bunnies - Ann Butler Designs

Easter is around the corner and so I decided to make a sweet and colorful Easter card for this month's tutorial at Ann Butler Designs.



For the step by step tutorial click here. Don't miss the chance to check out this super fun and easy watercolor technique!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

20 March 2015

Sweet Easter Card with Nicecrane Designs

I love pastel hues and Easter is just the perfect time to use them on our papercrafting projects. Today I'm sharing a sweet Easter card with a beautiful vintage image from a Nicecrane Designs digital set called Amazing Andersen DSL.


I printed the image on white linen cardstock and cut it with a delicate die cut. I stenciled and colored the image in very soft pastel colors with Spectrum Noir markers. I put the card together mixing two different patterns, and mounting the image on a heirloom frame. I finished the card with a satin ribbon double bow.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! I invite you to visit Nicecrane Designs and see all the new and beautiful digital sets added recently. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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