Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ODBD September Release

Welcome to the September release blog hop for Our Daily Bread Designs. From this release, my favourite stamps set is Deep Waters, and part of that is because I love the worship song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) and one of the lines from that song is a stamp in this set.

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.

stamps; deep waters (odbd) 
paper; white cardstock (bazzill), 140lb watercolor paper (strathmore)
ink; pebble, pool adirondack ink, tumbled glass, iced spruce, bundled sage distress ink (ranger), onyx black versafine (tsukineko)
accessories; sea horse charm (blue moon beads), cool caribbean, luscious lime silk lustre (spellbinders), sand, sea glass glimmer mist (tattered angels), linen cord (canvas corps)

Prize Information: - 
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!

Julie * Cathy * Grace * Chris * Angie * Amy * Sandee * 
Dawn Lisa * Loretta * Sabrina * Silke * Lori * America


Lois said...

Great backgrounds on both cards.

Bunny said...

I love the ornate beauty of the first card. This is one of the first dies I purchased. Great addition of the pearls and the ribbon.

The 2nd card is lovely with the watercolor background, sentiment and the twine. What a great charm. It's nice that you tied the knots in the twine as it makes it more nautical looking. Really pretty.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Very pretty cards Loretta! Love the background on the 2nd card!

Grace said...

Love them both Loretta! Love the classic elegance of the first one and it's perfect with this sentiment! Your watercolor background on the second one is awesome!!! Looks like it was fun too!!! I need to get my watercolor paper out and play more!!! TFS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful cards, Loretta!! I just love your elegant design on the first and the watercolored background on the second. Gorgeous!!

Letty Aguilar said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love how you did the splatter effect on the second card (even if you did stamp the sentiment on a dark splatter lol) It came out beautiful!!!
Hugs & Blessings

Fishlady said...

Love both of your cards, especially the seahorse.

April said...

Both are wonderful cards! I love the background on the second. The first one is so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors

Linda Carson said...

Your CAS card is quite classy! Wonderful background on your second card! Beautifully done!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!! your first card is very elegant and classy!! beautiful coloring in the second card!!
Moxie Craftie

Dawn said...

simply lovely 1st card and I LOVE the background technique on the second! I always forget about that one....thanks for the reminder!

Sue D said...

Very elegant first card and love the background for the sea horse.

Sherry said...

WOW! I love them both!

Gina said...

How delicate and beautiful! I love all the layering and die cuts on the first card and the verse and ornament on the second only to remind us again that He is with us.

Diane said...

Love the dies on the first card.
Turned out so Lovely.
I really love your second card with the
handmade background and the charm.
Well worth the two day process.
Beautiful Job!

Pages with Paula said...

Your first card is beautiful! Second is really cute. Love the charm. Love both of them. Blessings. Paula

Jackie Waxler said...

Great cards and stamps

Jackie Waxler said...

Great cards and stamps

ike said...

Very elegant 1st card and gorgeous effects on the seahorse card. Great idea with that string :-)


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Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Gorgeous backgrounds for the cards. I also love those stitched dies! Must put on the wish list.

Lisa :) said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love both cards, but I think the second one is my favorite. Great job on the background, and I love the nautical look the twine & seahorse charm give. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!! Love them both!! The clean design of the first is so striking and the cool background and awesome CAS design of the 2nd has me drooling! Fabulous job!! HUGS!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Classic design on your first card, Loretta, love it! Your second card, oh my word, as simple as it is I absolutely love the background and that seahorse charm is just divine! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Kelley said...

Split nickels? Well, that is a new one for me. Is that a Canadian saying? It really is a beautiful background! Your die card is so classic. Love it!

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