Friday, December 1, 2017

ODBD December Release

So when do you send out Christmas cards?  I used to send them out the day after Thanksgiving but I'm just not on top of things as I once was!  :)  In case you're a procrastinator, Our Daily Bread Designs' December release has some great stamps and dies for your Christmas card this year.

I stamped the Holly Leaves twice and gold embossed them on water color paper.  I used my Tombow markers to color them in and added some gold splatter with my Finetec metallic palette.  As a final touch, I added Crystal Effects to the holly berries - wow, so pretty with just that little bit of extra shine.  The sentiment is also gold embossed and framed with the new Oval Stitched Rows.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to comment on the blogs below!

Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Cathy 
Grace * Dawn * Chris * Diana 
Helen * Kathy * Lori

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Quietfire stamp and Glitter background with Vellum

Hello!  Any snow out there yet?  None here.  It doesn't look like there will be a white Christmas this year.  But there is a glitter everywhere in my craft room!

To make this card, I used the release sheet of Elizabeth Craft Design's Double Sided Adhesive to make a mask of a Snowflake Sky die by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used blue glitter all of the background and then added the clear diamond glitter after removing the mask.
To add my quote, I stamped with black Staz-On ink on vellum.  I also added some shiny blue washi tape near the edges of the vellum after I cut out a fish tail on the bottom.  Otherwise, the vellum just seem to blend into the background.  It was also a great way to hide some adhesive!

Between the glitter and color combo, the card has a nice wintry icy feel to it - as do my craft room since it is in the basement.  :)

Thanks for looking and stay warm!

We Have Only This Moment - Mounted

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CAS Christmas Cards with Quietfire Design dies

How goes the decoration and the baking?  I think that is a month long process for me even though most of the decoration is done.  I still find things to buy and tinker with.  Same goes for Christmas cards - I keep making them!  

Here are a couple of CAS ones using Mirrorcard with the dies - LOVE how shiny and smooth the cuts are.

CAS-ual Friday Starlequin background

Concord and 9th - Dies - Mistletoe Card Frame

Be Brave Bold Yourself - Metal Cutting Dies

Merry Christmas 2 - Metal Cutting Dies 1235

Peace - Metal Cutting Die

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just for you with oxide photo backgrounds

Hello!  I'm over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the card below.  Come on over there to read the full instruction and product used.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Looking back at ODBD November Release

Hello!  I'm back with a couple more Christmas cards using the November release from Our Daily Bread Designs.  

My first is a snow globe with the chickadee - I do love a shaker card and this snow globe die is perfect for it. I added some chunky glitter and a gold Merry Christmas Border to complete my card.

The lovely white papers are from the Wedding Wishes Paper Collection - I just think white with touches of silver is a perfectly elegant color combination for Christmas.

For more inspiration, check out the ODBD Design Team blogs:
Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Kathy * Helen * Diana * Lori