Friday, July 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread designs July New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs July New Release Blog Hop!!!! If you haven't yet, you must check out all of the new sets on the New Release post HERE!!!

For my sample, I am using the "Old Flag Background" along with a scripture verse from the coordinating set, "Not Forgotten" . Though these two stamps were designed with soldiers in mind, I have combined the two to make a graduation card for my brother, Sean, who will be headed off to college soon.....he will definitely need some strength from the Lord to stand strong in a "worldly" environment. Today's Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoast is to celebrate July.....July 4th is not only Independence Day, but also National Country Music Day.....since Sean is going to school to help him reach his dream of becoming a country music star, this card fits perfectly for the challenge!


Since I don't have Copic markers yet, I like to get a smooth colored look on my images by coloring with sponge daubers and ink pads. I stamped an extra flag image on a scratch paper, cut the sections apart, and used temporary adhesive to create masks to cover the white sections of the flag while coloring with the sponge daubers. I "stamped off" and stamped the image again for the sentiment panel.....if you look close, you can see that the background design of the sentiment panel matches the background. Finished with some paper piercing, silver brads to match the silver charm, linen thread, and some brown sponging around the edge.


The inside of the graduation card was stamped with a verse from Scripture Collection 2 and the sentiment from "For The Graduate".....then filled with some moolah, of course!! :)

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Old Flag Background', 'Not Forgotten', 'Scripture Collection 2', and 'For The Graduate';
Cardstock: SU Soft Suede and Whisper White;
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, SU Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso;
Accessories: Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities, SU Linen Thread, Silver brads and charm, paper piercer and template, sponge daubers;
Size: 4-1/2 x 5-1/2.



Now....are you ready for some hopping?!!!! Here we go!!!

If you have hopped here from sweet Grace Nywening's blog, you are right where you want to be! If you have stopped by here by chance, make sure you head over to the ODBD blog and start from the beginning (and get all of the deets for the hop)....we don't want you to miss anything!! The blog hop will run until July 2nd at 8 pm EDT....the winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Sunday, July 3rd. Kelley has generously offered three sets of choice and one Bread Basket Bundle.....thanks, Kelley!!!


Your next stop is going to be amazing......Amazing Paper Grace, that is! Wait until you see what Becca has in store for you today!!

Happy hopping, good luck on the prizes, and have a very blessed weekend!!!!


155 comments:

Basslady said...

amazing what you did with the background-stamp!

a wonderful card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Rachel Brooks said...

Beautiful card and so timely!

Dawn said...

Wowza, Ang... you masked all that to color with inks!!! I'm soooo impressed! What an awesome grad card too!! Love it

Kelley said...

And who doesnt love some moolah?! Awesomeness everywhere!!

habarijoy said...

I'm in awe of your card. It's amazing.

Dina K. said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Your coloring is so crisp and striking! Love how this turned out. ;)

Alexandra said...

Absolutely fabulous card.

Sandee said...

Angella this is amazing! Thanks for the tip of masking the flag! You are so smart!!! This card is perfect in it's simplicity but is so powerful! I especially love what you stamped on the inside too!!!

Beth Ann said...

Wow! I love this card. Had a aha moment when reading how you colored the stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Marlena M. said...

Awesome masculine card. Very moving. ;)

Anonymous said...

Love them patriotic cards and your is no exception; it's beautiful
ColleenB.

stampencamper said...

such a great card, and the addition of the cross is perfect

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hello Angella. Love your work. It's so neat and inspiring. So glad I came across you through 'the hop'.
EllenaElizabeth, Australia

Brenda Evans said...

Angela I love the vintage feel of this card and the verse is beautiful also. Great job!

Sherry Kushibab said...

WooHoo!!! Fabulous card, love how you created masks to get those strong lovely colors on the flag. Awesome graduation card. Nice detail with the cross as an embellishment. Blessings to you.

Santaread said...

I love this card so patriotic!

Anonymous said...

Love the way the background was done! Well done!
Kim Sottung
Kasot@aol.com

christi said...

what a simple yet stunning card. it's so inspirational for a young adult heading out in the world. i love the inclusion of the cross. great job.

Crafty Girl said...

Awsome card, I love how you did the flag!!!!

Sarah said...

Angie, your card is awesome! I love how you've colored the flag. Hugs, Sarah

madoke said...

I love the card and the way you colored it. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

My fav colors...beautiful verse, Thanks for the inspiration.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Angie!! I just love your coloring with the sponge daubers and ink and your subtle color on the sentiment panel is perfect. Gorgeous display using the flag background!! Have a great holiday weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

KatieBar said...

Beautiful flag image on a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Primitive Seasons said...

I LOVE the flag background and your sentiments are just right on.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Lesli said...

Great card. I enjoy seeing different techniques, rather than the same bits over and over, so this caught my attention. Thanks.

Antonia said...

wonderful inspiring card, love your colouring :)

Grace said...

Oh Angie... this is one amazing card! I love that you masked and colored with sponge daubers! LOVE the sentiment panel stamped off like that... subtle but there and so beautiful! You couldn't have paired this with a better verse for the inside too! Thanks for always being an inspiration to me!!!!

Have a wonderful long weekend!
hugs,
Grace

Donna D said...

Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous...love everything about it!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Jonia said...

Angie this is an awesome card and I just love the look of it. That flag background is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

shelleyjwilliams said...

I love the flag background and coordinating saying. Very patriotic!

Chris R said...

awesome card

seamom said...

This is a wonderful card! The flag background looks like a REAL often used and much loved family heirloom. The sentiment itself, stamped in red on white and circled by blue is pure patriotism. The cross on all of this brings tears to my eyes. What a way to kick off the July 4th celebration! I am going to print your card and keep it on my desk.

bethann said...

wonderful b'grd stamp, great sentiment. like what you did w it.

iCreateforfun said...

Find work. I like the other card with the flag background also.

Debi said...

Love it Angie! You did an amazing job coloring with the daubers, it gave it a lovely rich color.

Jessica said...

I keep saying it... but its so true... WOW! What a wonderful tribute to our miliry men and women! TFS
Hugs, Jessica

Anonymous said...

very nice.
Yvonne

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. So hard to make a handsome masculine card, you succeeded.

Patter Cross said...

This is just stunning girl! Love the charm you added too. Perfect! Have a blessed weekend!

Judy said...

What a great graduation card! Love the coloring and sentiment!

Leigh M said...

What an absolutely STUNNING card! I have a friend whose 18-year old daughter just signed up for the Marines a couple of days ago. This stamp set would be perfect for a "Proud of You" card for her. Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

Love the design of your card! The coloring is so soft and beautiful, better than a Copic!

Lori said...

Fabulous idea to make a graduation card. I love the way you've colored the flag, it looks 'worn'. Awesome card, Angie!

Theresa said...

Beautiful use of this background stamp!

Sandra Stephens said...

Wonderful card and greeting...it all goes together perfectly. xxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous card!

mamaduck said...

Great card. Makes you feel patriotic.

Judi Szyndrowski said...

I love that background stamp. This is a great card. Well done.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the way you colored the flag and the charm is perfect.

Kelly G said...

Beautiful card. Love the coloring and the faint image under the sentiment

Anonymous said...

Amazing card- so glad you shared the creation !!! Love how you matched the design under the sentiment - great job
Charlene

Cheryl said...

Wow...just...wow Angie!

rosa armstrong said...

I love your card.

Marg said...

What a lot of work that background must have been. Just lovely.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card. Great sentiment too.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card. I love the cross charm you added. Both of these verses are wonderful. Love how you created the sentiment panel on the front of the card.

Jan Marie said...

Oh Angie, you've done it again. . knocked me to the floor, sockless with your stunning work! This is gorgeous and thanks for the tips. . .love this set (and you, too!) Blessings!

mareda said...

Wow! Beautiful coloring of the background flag.

Thanks for sharing your technique.

Sentiment if also great

Penny Reed said...

Wow! This is not only beautifully done, but beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you did the stripes so perfectly!

Lynn said...

Great card. TFS

Claudia said...

Love it times 3.

NANCY P said...

Your card is lovely and the flag is wonderful--a must have.

joanieg said...

Angie. Your card is beautiful! I love that you used sponge daubers and masking for the coloring. That was a whole lotta work! I love the cross and the beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing.

Clare Curcio said...

What a wonderful card! I love the way you colored the front! Can you tell me what the name of the flag stamp set is?

Barbara Bruder said...

What a striking card. Love that flag image and the cross is a perfect touch!!

Melody said...

Amazing card!! I LOVE everything about it!! The colors are perfect as is the sentiment!!

Dani said...

What a beautiful and inspiring card! So lovely! :)

Becky said...

What a stunning image of that flag. Very inspiring indeed.

Anonymous said...

This is very patriotic and could represent anything you wanted it to.

JKB said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! This new background stamp takes my breath away, so did your creation.

JKB said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! This new background stamp takes my breath away, so did your creation.

Cindy said...

Beautiful background stamp. Love your card.

Cheryl S. said...

A truly inspiring card!! Thanks for sharing.

Terri S said...

You have created such a wonderfully inspiring card. So appropriate!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful both inside and out!

Jane said...

A beautiful card. Very stunning and appropriate with July 4th looming near.
Thank you!

cdjcape521 said...

This is fabulous! What a tribute to this wonderful country! TFS!

Colorado Crafter said...

Oh wow, I love that background stamp!!! Your card is so lovely!!!

Thea said...

This is so well done. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Shabby Pati said...

I love flag stamps! Very Patriotic but as you said, can use for other occasions too! Love it.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Angie, I am so impressed with how you added color and used that background stamp...Awesome! Love the verse images...So appropriate for encouraging your brother in his endeavors!! Love it!!!

Kelli B said...

Amazing card and your masking skills, your brother will love it, but probably the cash more...in any case, beautiful job

Mrs Ham said...

Such a wonderful card. Great design.

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job using paint daubers, and ink pads. Love your card. E. Brown

Karen Howard said...

wow love your card I will have to try your blocking and see if it works for me lol...

Caitiumom said...

i have looked a long time for scripture to use in cards. i love this site

Only By His Grace said...

Fantastic card Angela. I love that background stamp and how you ahve colored it.
hugs Maz

April said...

I love the background and saying. You did a great job!

Saints Rule! said...

So very pretty Angie! I love your use of the background stamp! This set is a must have! {{{hugs}}} Lori

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, wonderful card! Perfect for the 4th! Love the sentiments! Awesome job!

Robyn said...

My Dear talented, friend!! WOWZERS!!You are one amazing stamper, designer of wonderful cards!

Fernanda said...

this looks just like fabric-way to go!

E. Marie said...

Angie, such a beautiful card. I love how you added the image to the sentiment panel. The charm and paper piercing are great touches.

Anita Kehn said...

Very beautiful and I love the scripture you chose for the inside.

Jana Ziegler said...

AWESOME card!!! I see soooo many details!! (I LOVE details!!) Much appreciated!!

inga said...

Perfect for the 4th! Love the sentiment. Great Card!

Julie said...

Wow! That background is stunning. What a nice combination of patriotism and scripture, Angela!

Kay Quinton said...

The back ground paper is awesome, I especially like the way you included the cross on the front with the inspiration on the inside. thanks for sharing

Cindy Lou said...

You have created such a beautiful card with these stamps! The background flag is just such a piece of art, I can almost hear the song "Your a Grand Ol' Flag" playing in the back ground. What a beautiful tribute to our service people!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Angie! I love the coloring and the way you did the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Love the background flag. Your card is beautiful...in the true spirit of the 4th of July!!

Thank you for sharing.
Carol Froehlich

Lillian Child said...

What a STUNNING card creation!

Marsha said...

Incredible !!!!

Carole said...

Love the details. Super card

Gemiel said...

Love the coloring on the flag. It's great to see such awesome coloring without Copics. A beautiful card.

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Love the sentiment.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Charlotte said...

Awesome! Love the flag background, and the way you colored it. Just beautiful.

Sherry said...

Wow!!! what a gorgeous card! very clever way to get your vibrent color!!!

Anonymous said...

Very Awesome card. I love the Flag. With all the Military member's in my family I always love any kind of our USA flag. Love the Scripture Verse you also used on your card

Shirley

♥ Theresa ♥ said...

An awesome card for this weekend. I like everything you've done on it.

Vickie said...

i am so happy to have found your web site. I love Becca's cards and your stamps! what a combo!

Pearl said...

Awesome card ! love how this turned out as a Graduate Card !

Kelley said...

Your flag is wonderful! I had to check out the stamp to understand how you colored it. So, I'm a slow learner! Or needed the visual.

Pati said...

Very cool!! I love that old flag stamp and how you colored it, love the effect, and those stars, it looks like a real flag. I like how you made it into an encouraging grad card, showing the versatility! I don't have copics either so it's nice to see & hear others using other techniques to color, it helps to inspire me.

Trisha said...

What a fantastic card and so timely.
Great job with the masking!!
Hugs

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Rhonda AKA Thisgal said...

Beautiful colours and use of sentiment stamps
Great job!

Anonymous said...

Your card is inspirational and was obviously made by very talented hands.

th4eachday said...

Very inspirational in technique and in sentiment!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card. Love the coloring technique. Love the colors and the inspirational words!

Chrisd said...

Thanks for the masking tip as you used on the wonderfully Americana card you created for the hop.

Deb said...

what a wonderful way to use a patriotic stamp- don't think I would have even thought of it- and the sentiment inside was beautiful as well as a special reminder to look to the Lord for our guidance. thanks for sharing.

Janice said...

Angie, what a beautiful card. I have never been big into patriotic card making but you have inspired me to give it a try. This is absolutely awesome and perfect card for the intended recipient. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just love your card. I will have to order the sets soon.

Holly Paulson

maryr917 said...

I love patriotic cards and this one is exceptional-great new set

Bonita said...

The coloring on this card is awesome. Really like it. Thanks

CCC said...

Your muted card speaks volumes.

crazyoldsyd said...

This is so cool and amazing. I have some copics, but I am gonna try it like you did. I wish I had seen this before, had a friend that is going to Air Force Acad, would have been great for that. Thanks!

crazyoldsyd said...

This is so cool and amazing. I have some copics, but I am gonna try it like you did. I wish I had seen this before, had a friend that is going to Air Force Acad, would have been great for that. Thanks!

America said...

WOW! Beautiful coloring! Gorgeous card. Love the added cross charm. :)

Judy Jackson said...

Wonderful patriotic card!

Deneen said...

Beautiful, you did an great job colouring without the Copics:)

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! The flag makes a gorgeous background. Mary R.

Evette K. said...

Truely amazing card for this weekend. Love the muted colors and the striking saying inside. Great job gf. Hugs.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

What a beautiful 4th of July Patriotic looking card, the colors are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Davi said...

A beautiful card with the muted Patriotic colors and the wonderful scripture! :)

SusieQ said...

Awesome masculine card! It's refreshing to hear that there is an alternative to Copics. The sentiment was perfect. You've got me interested in that set now;-) Thank you for sharing your talent.

Constance said...

What a wonderful card for a male, which is what I have trouble doing.

SamsMom said...

I really like the weathered or linen look of the flag and the charm just sets the whole card off. Beautiful work.

Designing with Debbie said...

Awesome card. I love the DP. Great patriotic card.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, my friend, this is such an amazing card! Thanks for sharing your tricks on how you've created those awesome colors on the flag using daubers and ink pads....I've gotta try that. Fabulous card!! Have a blessed holiday weekend my friend! Hugs, Sabrina

Tameko said...

Great card. Love the way you used the background stamp.

vickie said...

Beautiful card love the looks of it, nice patriotic card.

Anonymous said...

very patriotic, and as you said can also be used for several occasions. thanks for sharing
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Laurie said...

Simply stunning card, Angie. Was wondering what the background stamp would look like - so glad you showed me!

paperfun said...

Such an amazing card. I love the worn look of the flag.

Vail said...

Great card. The flag stamp is very nice. Many possibilities with it.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like the United States Flag.

Pat Wafer said...

Angie, I am Pat AKA pwangel. I am new to your blog and really appreciate the card that I saw. It is different, bold and unique.
Thank you

**Milu** said...

long time no talk Angie!
Nice American Card!
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Vickie Merrick said...

Great card! Love the cross!!!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Absolutely unbelieveable how you used that stamp Angie! I now hold you in even higher esteem.

Anonymous said...

Angie: What a lovely card. Very appropriate for July. I love the Patriotic theme.

Margie F.

lori said...

beautiful card with a equally touching sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!