Friday, October 20, 2017

ODBD October Release Reminder

Good morning! Have you seen all the new goodies from Our Daily Bread Designs? You can find the links to the November pre-order bundles here.  But first, here are some cards I made with the October release.

For the silver leaves in the background, I used the Stitched Leaves dies as an embossing element.  I used my Versamark ink pad to ink up the leaves and then carefully ran the dies using the embossing pads and sandwich on the Big Shot.  I then used silver embossing powder.  It's a great way to get more use out of your dies.  The spotlighted leaf is colored with reinkers and then a layer of ultra thick embossing powder over it gives it great shine and depth.

The second card is very straight forward just to show you how quick combining dies and papers can be to make a great card.  I love the new Rounded Rectangles dies and their coordinating Double Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies - I do love to mat my layers!

With the leftover paper, add a strip to the inside to match it to the front!

Thanks for looking and stay warm and cozy!

Check out the ODBD blog and Design Team for more inspiration!
Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Sandee * Kathy * Lori * Diana

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SA Blog Hop

The Quietfire Design team is  playing along this week with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®!  There will be lots of inspiration from two whole design teams and the goodness will continue all week.  Make sure you enter to win the prizes - jump over to the Quietfire Designers' Blog for details how on you can win and how I made this card below for this week:

Good luck and see you over there on the Quietfire Design Blog!

Monday, October 16, 2017

ODBD November Pre-Order Special

Are you ready for Christmas?  It's only 10 weeks away... though it may be early for decorating, it's never too early to start on your Christmas cards.  Here are a couple I made with the Winter Chickadee stamp set and Christmas Collection 2017 paper pad, both available as a pre-order (details below.)  

For my first card, I stamped on watercolor paper and framed it with the Snow Globe die.  After the watercolors dried, I added some stickles and glitter for the snow.  

For the second card, I stamped on kraft paper and used colored pencils to color it.  I love the look of white pencil on craft.  To get the snow effect, I used the silver Finetec mica palette.  This chickadee reminds me of my first ODBD stamp set so it was instant love when I saw him.

Check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration!
Diana * Dawn * Lisa * Chris * Grace * Sandee * Lori * Helen

Today through October 31st, Our Daily Bread Designs  is offering Pre-Order Bundle Specials on the November 2017 Release!   All November 2017 Bundle pre-orders will begin shipping on November 1, 2017 or sooner, please see the ODBD Blog for more details.  Please note that the individual items from the November 2017 Release will not be available for purchase until November 1st!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CAS Cards with the new Soar Collection

Hello!  Recently I was asked to make some cards with a back to school theme.  One can only do so many apple-themed cards and then I remembered the new Soar Collection.  Every single quote was perfect for reminding each child or young adult how special and capable they are.  

This modern lettering just went perfectly with a cute and fun stamp set from Mama Elephant Up up and Away.  I simple masked a blue area and popped up the bunny.

This moon card could not be simpler to make.  I punched out (yes, I still have punches because they are so easy and quick) and used different shades of gray Copics to give my moon some craters.  Splatter some gold and silver Finetec mica paint and instant stars.  The quote was embossed in white.  So simple, quick, yet striking.

I liked the moon card so much I made another and added just a touch of Distress Oxide Inks to the black card stock. It was a lot faster than creating a galaxy background from scratch but I think it works!  What do you think of it?  Adding the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders made it easy to add the stamped sentiment to the bottom.

Since I was on such a roll with this set, I went ahead and made another card with the remaining sentiment/quote.  I LOVE butterflies so I knew anything that mentioned wings would be an opportunity for me to add butterflies. The Memory Box Fairyland Butterflies die cut out of watercolor paper and colored with inks paired up perfectly with the Rumi quote.  I also added a layer of shimmer on the butterfly with some Wink of Stella glitter.

 You can tell I really love this Soar Collection stamp set!  I think you will too!

Soar Collection - Clear Stamps

Soar Collection  (Quietfire Design)
Soar Collection (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Be bold with new Quietfire Design dies

I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Design blog today with this beauty using my new favorite background technique with oxide inks.  Please stop by and leave me a comment telling me if you've tried this background.  Thank you so much!