For my first card, I went completely against the flow (forgive the pun!) of this release and created a classic card.
I have used Vintage Flourish Pattern to create an instant background for my card. I always appreciate when dies make beautiful card making this quick and easy! Grab some paper, put the die on it, crank it through, and Voila! Instant gorgeousness!
The Stitched Oval die was from a new release set last month. LOVE! I'm such a fan of dies that do stitching and piercing for me, and I have both on this card.
stamps; deep waters (odbd) paper; christian faith collection (odbd), ivory, plum cardstock ink; onyx black versafine (tsukineko) accessories; vintage flourish pattern, stitched ovals (odbd), ivory ribbon, ivory adhesive pearls
While I know this card might look simple, it took me 2 days to create the background paper. I thoroughly soaked a piece of watercolor paper. Then I gathered all the inks that made me think, 'Beach, sand, surf" and I applied a random wash of the colours, with a sprinkle of kosher salt, allowing it to dry between each layer. I didn't use a heat gun because I wanted to allow as much open time as possible to allow things (salt, ink flow) to happen naturally.
I flicked 4 different shimmer paints, again allowing for drying time between each of the colours because this time I didn't want the colours to mix. The beautiful and subtle shimmer is really quite wonderful.
After all this work, I almost spit nickels that I stamped the sentiment over the ONE large dark splatter on the entire card. Ack! It was a palm to forehead moment, and, well, that's how I roll today.
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until September 2, 2015 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 September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!