Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread designs' December New Release Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs December New Release Blog Hop!!!! I cannot wait until you see what the other Breadsticks have in store for you today....so much gorgeous-ness, I can barely stand it myself!!!!! If you haven't seen the full December release yet, check out the New Release post HERE.


If you have hopped here from the Our Daily Bread designs blog, you are right where you want to be! If you have stopped here for a visit, please head to the ODBD blog now and soak in all of the deets on how to participate in the blog hop and qualify to be one of six winners of a free ODBD stamp set!!!


I had such a blast creating my sample for the hop! First thing, I chose Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers" designer paper for the fun pattern and the coordinating solid. The "Honeycomb Background" stamp was stamped in SU Vanilla Craft Ink, then Ranger clear embossing powder was poured over the ink while it was still wet, then heat embossed. Using the "Emboss Resist" technique, I sponged different variations of peach and brown ink to shade in the honeycomb sections, then rubbed the excess ink from the embossed image with a rag. ***Now here is the fun part: since I love all things tedious, I used a stylus and hand-embossed each section of the honeycomb to give it lots of texture and a life-like look! It took about an hour to do this, but I love how it turned out!! The edges were then torn and inked heavily for a distressed look. The scripture from the "Little Things" set was overstamped with the "Honeycomb Background" and framed with Spellbinders Labels 22. The honey bees are from the "Simple Things" set and the button I made from the embossed honeycomb paper.....Psst...I'll tell you a secret: I punched out a circle from the honeycomb paper from behind the scripture panel to make my button!!!! If you'd like to learn how to make your own 5-layer buttons, check out my tutorial HERE.



Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Honeycomb Background', 'Little Things', and 'Simple Things';
Cardstock: SU Chocolate Chip and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Max and Whiskers';
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, SU Vanilla Craft Ink, Apricot Appeal, and Chocolate Chip;
Accessories: Ranger clear embossing powder, heat tool, Spellbinders Labels 22, Circle Punch, Cropodile hole punch, Making Memories scrapbooking thread, Ranger Glossy Accents Glaze, sponge daubers, stylus, distressing tool, foam tape, paper piercer and template, brass brads;
Size: 5 x 6.



Now, the moment you have been waiting for.....on with the hop!!!!!!! You have until Friday, December 2nd at 8 pm EST to complete the hop.....winners will be announced on Saturday on the ODBD blog. I can't wait to see who the winners are!!

Your next stop is super sweet and uber-talented Teresa Kline.....be ready to be amazed!!!!!

Happy hopping to you! God bless!!!!!


102 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Angie!! I just love how you used the stylus on the honeycomb. Almost looks like leather. What a lot of work though!! Stunning colors and design my friend...as always!!
hugs,
Chris
Have a great day!!

christi said...

awesome card. the background is so cool. what a great background. thanks for the info on how you did it. so will you be making bunches of theses to keep on hand? :) thanks for sharing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Oh Angie, What a fabulous design!! The honeycomb is just down right gorgeous the way you have clear and hand embossed it, I love your button (I have used your tutorial to make my own) and the dies and paper are just perfect in how they highlight the scripture.....this card is sweet to the soul! Blessings.

Dee in N.H. said...

Stunning card! Love the time you took with the stylus and the button! Beautiful!

Dee in N.H. said...

Stunning card! Love the time you took with the stylus and the button! Beautiful!

Sandee said...

OMGoodness! Angie this is one amazing card! The honeycomb looks so real! Genius! And love that button too girl!!!

Kelly Sas said...

Your card is sweet to my soul! I am on my way right now to check how to make your 5 layer buttons!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Angie, what a gorgeous card!! I really love how you have embossed the honeycomb....looks amazing!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Dawn said...

I can't even begin to say how utterly clever this is!! It looks SO REAL...I just want to take a bite!! Fabulous girl!!!

Grace said...

Oh Angie... you really blew me away with this one! Your honeycomb looks downright real! LOVE the clear embossing and then the hand emboss with a stylus is just amazing but boy did you get the wow factor!!! YOU are MY hero!!! LOVE your card and button!!!

Cheryl said...

Angie I'm speechless! Just wow!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous design. I love the design paper and the embossing.

Barbara Bruder said...

This looks so real. WOW what beautiful look. At first I honestly thought it was wax.

Wendy said...

This entire collection is AWESOME!! It is soo good to visit your blog again. I have no idea where I have been. You'r such an inspiration!!!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a beautiful card! love the button you made!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I love the honeycomb, background. Mary L Schreiber

Teri said...

Beautiful and unique!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow very cool, all your work was worth it, it looks great and so perfect to go with the sentiment!

Shelia said...

Angela, this is gorgeous! Your homemade button looks like it was made of honey! I really like what it adds to your card!!

Draisey said...

The extra time you look on the honeycomb was worth it. It looks amazing!

sherry gardner said...

love the honeycomb and the sentiment

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Angie! I love the emboss resist on the honeycomb. It looks so real! And your button is just fabulous. Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Oh Angella............that honeycomb looks soo real. Great job.

Tina DeLong AKA GardenDiva

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

So beautiful! love the sentiment and Honeycomb background.

Basslady said...

a gorgeous card! i can almost smell the honey! ;-)

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

polite said...

what a great tie to the sentiment with the honeycombs! Very creative and eye-catching!

Judy said...

I love the simplicity of the card, all the elements pop.

Terry said...

The honeycomb efect is fantastic. How do you girls come up with such great ideas?

Sherry said...

Angie, I love your card! the honeycomb looks real!! Love that new set!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Angie and well worth all the effort that you put into it. It makes me happy just to see it. Cheers OzziLiz

Beth said...

I would never in a million years have thought to emboss that honeycomb stamp...pure creativity girlfriend! I LOVE it!:D

Sonia said...

Wow! What a great card. The hoeycomb looks very realistic- great job!

Natalie said...

Can I say your card is "sweet as honey" just like you, dear friend! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and honeycomb effect!

Kay Long said...

I really like the textures and colors you used. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card Angie! Thanks ODBD for giving us a chance to win these wonderful stamps.

irishgreensue said...

Angie, once again, the tedious "little" things are the ones that make the biggest difference in our lives. Everyone of those honeycomb sections that you embossed, whispers "LOVE" as does that special button.
Hugs and Blessings for all you do!!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the glossy accents look great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
abbraddock@msn.com

jan farnworth said...

very pretty card that sentiment looks like a lot of fun to use.

Teresa said...

Thanks for the yummy honeycomb inspiration! Beautiful Card! Hugs, Teresa E.

Jonia said...

Angie you are absolutely amazing girl! What a beautiful card and so much talent into one card! Love it!

J.Beare said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors ! I am loving the "sweet" inspiration!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!! Love the honeycomb stamp the best!!

Marilyn@Inspired Moments said...

Great card. Thanks for posting it.

April said...

I must check out the button tutorial after completing the hop! So very cool!

Cards By Jan said...

Super beautiful (yummy)honeycomb, looks so real, and beautiful BG, and card!!

Tammy said...

WOWEEEE!!! Amazing effect that you created with this set!!! So very---shake your head side to side --perplexed----beautiful!!! thank you so very much for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed beyond measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

Emily said...

Such great details, love the honeycomb design.

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's stunning! I just want to touch that honeycomb background! Thanks for sharing how you achieved the textured look!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Wow - this is amazing! Your bkgd is gorgeous and it was worth every tedious moment you spent on it : ) And I love that button - thanks for the chance to play!

stampencamper said...

what a unique ODBD release set,
and this card is created so lovely, as always. the shinny effect and the designer papers-cordiante beautifully

McStamper said...

What a great card. Love your use of the honeycomb background.

GCgirl said...

The detail on your honeycomb background blows me away! Your comment about your love of all things tedious cracks me up, but there is no denying the fab results!!

JKB said...

It's great to see how the elements come together from the reveal of new products. Awesome!

Sandydee said...

This just amazing! So pretty.

Bunnyfreak said...

Wow. It looks like a real honeycomb. I am pinning this.

Barb said...

WOW--this is such a stunning card. I love the colors and they layers!

Thanks so much for sharing.

sandee said...

wow, I am stunned, the honeycomb stamp technique you used is awesome, would love to see this done on a video!

Becca Feeken said...

Angie, this card sure tops the awesomeness list!! Bless your techniquey heart - you sure hit the nail on the head with your entire design!!

FM said...

Beautiful card! I love the honey comb background. It looks so real!!

Brenda Woods said...

Angie, I am never disappointed by any of your projects. This card is beautiful.
Regardless to being a winner of "candy" or whatever the prize is this month, I feel so very blessed and already (always) a winner just be being one of the few you and the other "Breadsticks" share your talents with.
I feel so blessed to have found ODB for not only is it a blessing to me but to every person I've shared my stamping experience with since finding ODBD.
Thank you ever so much and may you continue to inspire.

craftymom205 said...

Love your card. The honeycomb paper is great.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your honeycomb BG...wow, it's so realistic-looking! The embossing really adds a special touch!

seau said...

wow what a lot of work but it made for an amazing card, I would not have thought to emboss all those little honey combs.tfs

Marie D. said...

What a fantastic card, I love how you mimicked the honeycomb image. Bravo!!!!

Gail said...

Beautiful & shiny!
I like shiny!
I think it was worth the extra work!

Maggie said...

Great card. Your honeycomb technique looks soooo real. Great choice on background paper, it matches so well.

Pati said...

"since I love all things tedious..." You are funny, and to read this when this month's stamp theme is "simple things"! : ) Very cool background, very real looking, cool effect!

Kelley Holland said...

You are one crazy hoosier!! That embossing is so cool!!! Love the "happy hopping" phrase!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--love the embossed background and button.

Kristine said...

Compliments from the Beehive state...love the motif, of course. Lovely techniques.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - that honeycomb and button are amazing! I love this new set!

LaDawn said...

Let Kelly know that most of us hoosier's are a little crazy. Your card is amazing. I like the colors and the verse is one I learned as a young child. Thanks, LaDawn

Connie M. said...

Holy cow, Angie!! Your background is just AMAZING!! WOW!!! An hour...you rock my friend! :)

carol from kiwiland said...

Well this card is dedication.It looks fantastic and we all love it when a project comes together but what a lot of effort - bet it was fun and that makes it all worth it.Thank you.

Tanja said...

Wow love the honeycomb effect, well done!

Nasir said...

The honeycomb stamp technique you used is awesome, looks fantastic.

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riliska said...

What a beautiful card Angie! This is just ridiculously adorable!

Irene said...

Wow! Stunning! You really showcased the new release beautifully...and thanks for the link on the buttons.

Joan M. said...

My first comment didn't "take"; I honestly thought that your honeycomb was made of wax! What a gorgeous thought-out card... everything blends and enhances! Even though it was obviously very time-consuming to make...it definitely was worth it. Thank you for sharing it with us!

KarenC Inspired said...

Angie-you are one of my favorite designers! You never disappoint! Can't believe you took such time to create the honeycomb effect-but it really brought the card to LIFE! Great job!

Ginny K. said...

What an amazingly beautiful card, so detailed and beautiful. love how you made that honeycomb look so real. I read your tutorial about making your own custom buttons, I am so gonna try that and I bet I will be hooked just like you were!! ~gin~

Newbie said...

LOVE the honeycomb, Angie! The background, including the bees, and the scripture verse goes PERFECTLY together!!! GREAT card!!!

Debbie Brackett said...

Beautiful job. Really like the honeycomb. Looks real!

Cindi E said...

Hello, Angie, I love the warmth and the texture of your card.

Anonymous said...

WOE - this is a beautiful card. The texture you gave the honeycomb background really sets it off ! Thanks for sharing !

karenajo

Marlena M. said...

WOW, I MEAN WOW. Such tedious work...but so worth the effort. Gorgeous! ;)

Chris Baker said...

Your choice of paper goes will with the sentiment.

Chris

Peggysuez said...

That honeycomb is amazing, wow! Love it!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Angie! This card is amazing! Thanks for explaining how you did that honeycomb - I love new techniques - at least this is new to me :) Lots of work and love went into this beautiful card but I think it is worth every bit of effort. That honeycomb looks real enough to suck out the honey - a treat my mom used to bring to us kids now and then! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

cyndie2010 said...

What an awesome card, love the unique honeycomb backgound.....good idea. Thanks for sharing. Cyndie

Patti said...

Love the Scripture, first of all. The honeycomb is amazing. It looks so real. Great job..you have more patience than I do.

Robyn said...

LOVE love love the honeycomb!

Rita said...

OMG this is gorgeous. I love the honeycomb.

TrinaM said...

Beautiful design and love the embossing.

Primitive Seasons said...

beautiful job.

mary

Caitiumom said...

love this whole set of stamps. i loved your honey comb

Gemiel said...

Angie this is sooo awesome!!! I can't believe how real the honeycomb looks. Love the button too, I must check out hte tutorial.

Jan Marie said...

Oh Angie, this is just over the top beautiful. . .love the textures. . that incredible button. . .the DP everything!! You amaze me girl!! Hugs!!

marilyn said...

WOW, WOW, WOW - love your honeycomb paper--amazing. The button--just amazing.

pinky said...

Stunning creation, the honeycomb background is jut amazing! Thanks for the hop.

Kris Turner said...

Terrific inspiration! Beautiful work.

Christine said...

Incredible work! Isn't it fun when all your tools, dies, stamps, and papers come together in such a great way! Your card is just stunning!