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



Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Christmas Stamps from Quietfire Design

Let's get a move on those Christmas cards!  It's only 5 weeks away but you still have time to get your hands on these gorgeous new stamps from Quietfire Design.  I love the calligraphy on them - the flourishes are just perfect! 

I clear embossed the Merry Christmas background and used Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress Inks to sponge the edges.  


The Flourished Christmas Tree was embossed in black and the little ornaments were colored in with gold Finetec paint. The tiny star on top is from Calligraphic Elements 3 and covered with glitter.



My second card also uses Elizabeth Craft Designs Microfine Silk Glitter (Bright Cranberry, Forest Green, and Antique Silver) to highlight the ornament die.  A portion of the Memory Box Boddington Hillsdie die was used to mask the center with the glitter.  It just went perfectly with the Home for the Holidays stamp.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Christmas, handmade card, Boddington Hillside, die, Memory Box, Poppystamps, calligraphy, ornament, glitter, Elizabeth Craft Designs

I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!


Have Yourself A Merry Little Flourished Tree - Mounted


Merry Christmas Background - Mounted

Calligraphic Elements 3 - Metal Cutting Dies


Home for the Holidays Sentiments, Set of 5 - Mounted


Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament - Metal Cutting Dies





P.S. So here was the card I made just before I got the new stamps in my hand.  Can you see how I modified it just a bit for the card above?  And that thin gold line?  Nail art tape!!!  I don't even do my nails but anything can be used in the craft room, right? I've already got Cling Wrap, coffee filter, Press N Seal... just adding more things to the craft stash.



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Craft play date with Quietfire Design dies

I admit I've been in a bit of slump lately with my card making.  The good news is that my desk has been cleaned rather frequently ( my "go to" thing to do when I'm not just inspired is to start cleaning my desk).  It's also handy to have the desk already cleaned when I have a craft play date... and got some cards to share from a recent play date.

One thing my friend and I both love to use are word dies - somehow it just seems easier to play around with then stamps sometimes.  We had a great time using Quietfire Design word dies with a combination of other stamps and inks.


Quietfire Design small Happy Birthday
Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Sweet and Sassy Falling Leaves



Quietfire Design Prayers
Sorry - can't remember who made the solid leaves stamps



Quietfire Design Be and Unforgettable and Butterfly Flourish
CAS-ual Friday Starlequin background stamp

So what do you do when you have lost your mojo or just feel uninspired?  I'd really love to know!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Shaker card with glitter background for extra sprakles

I'm getting better at playing with glitter!  I wanted to just make a pretty shiny background and ended up with this shaker card.  Sometimes you just play and let it go where it goes.



I covered a sheet of white card stock with ECD double sided adhesive and then added glitter to the top side and let it fall down in a diagonal manner.




I then burnished in the glitter with my finger to complete the background.



I cut out the "Sending" and little flowers out of white cardstock.  A rhinestone in the middle made the flowers match my sentiment perfectly.  The shaped glitter inside the shaker element added an extra dimension of fun.



Hope you like it and have a wonderful day of sparkles and fun!


Sending Hugs Kisses - Metal Cutting Dies

Sending Hugs and Kisses Die (Quietfire Design | ECD )

Wishing You Whimsy, set of 4 - Mounted



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ODBD November Release


Welcome to the ODBD November release.  A couple of weeks ago I featured the new Winter Chickadee stamp set for you.  This week I also have this elegant Welcoming Door and coordinating Christmas Greenery die set for you.

To make this card, I used watercolor paper and a scoreboard for the wall of the house.  Using the same distress ink colors (Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Black Soot), I made a matching door with the Welcoming Door Die.  Each layer is popped up with foam tape for more dimension.  I think the gate adds a nice touch, don't you?


For more inspiration using many other new fun stamps and dies, hop along the blogs below and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!

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

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 November 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!