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For the Glory of God - ODBD Sketch Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge post for Our Daily Bread Designs! This week we have a sketch for you. I brainstormed quite a bit to try to translate the sketch to my design seamlessly, so to speak. I knew I wanted to try out the new Lacey Layered Squares Dies to create a shabby chic frame and that's exactly how today's design started out.

I used metallic cardstock for the frame, and I decided to create a delicate bouquet inspired in the soft silver tone of the frame. Once again I was drawn to use the beautiful Shabby Rose Collection papers that happened to go along so well with the design!

I made a different style of flowers with the Aster Dies for my shabby column and I embellished them with die cut leaves and flourishes as well as with some other elements. For the horizontal column I used a vellum banner that I heat embossed with a verse from the set Glory. The lonely element on the top of the sketch was the perfect excuse to use this beautiful silver heart charm. I adhered all the elements to an embossed piece of patterned paper. In addition and as always I needed to add rhinestones and pearls to finish my card.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC234 or to join the challenge click here. You have until April 19, 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 a minute to visit my talented DT sisters:
Elizabeth, Gracie, Paula, Diana, Robin, Chris

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just stunning! Love the design and those flowers are awesome. I must try these :)

  2. So beautiful Gracie!! I love the fancy frame and your gorgeous flowers, but the vellum sentiment just adds such a soft romantic feel to this, I can't stop oogling! Sorry it's been so long since I popped in for a visit. Signed up for your social media pages, so I can keep in touch a little better. big hugs :)

  3. This is gorgeous!! Love the vellum for the sentiment along with all of the other wonderful elements!! Thanks for sharing your talent and God Bless!

  4. Oh Gracie, I just love your shabby chic card! Love the folded asters to make a whole new flower! Fantastic! Love the beautiful colors and the gauze with all your other lovely details and embellishments! VERY beautiful card and I just love it sweet friend!

  5. I love your light and airy card with the embossed vellum and the folded asters!!!! Very creative and pretty Gracie!!! The use of the gauze is so interesting too! I never would have thought of using it and it really works well!!!!

  6. Love the flowers (You have such a talent for hand-made flowers!) and the stunning heart charm! Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Wow!! This is gorgeous Gracie!! So much texture and detail to take in!! Love the silver embossing on the vellum, the framing and your homemade flower. Stunning and creative take on the sketch!

  8. Such a gorgeous card Gracie. I love what you do with flowers - so talented! Love all the layers and textures and the frame you created. Gorgeous silver embossing too.

  9. Oh, Gracie, once again a gorgeous card! I love how you've used the flower dies to make your own flowers!! Stunning, and I always love your feminine cards with the richness and embossing! Totally in love with it! Hugs!


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