Thursday, July 19, 2012

Our Daily Bread designs "For The Love of ODBD Embossing Plates" Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Welcome to the "Our Daily Bread designs 'For the Love....' Blog Hop"!  This time around we are focusing on the three gorgeous embossing plates by Our Daily Bread designs!  As you hop around to each designer today, you will see various styles and techniques used with the embossing plates.

If you have hopped here from Connie McCotter's awesome blog, you are in the right place.....if not, please head over to the ODBD Blog, where you can start at the beginning.  All of the details are there about how to win a prize, plus the full link list in case you get lost along the way.  You have until Wednesday,  August 1st to complete this hop.  One commenter will be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread designs online store....yay!!

I went hog-wild and made a sample using each of the three ODBD Embossing Plates, since I couldn't decide on just one!  The first is with the Butterfly Embossing Plate, which I paired up with some Cheery Lynn Designs Butterfly dies and the "Birthday Blessings" set.  I used "Basic Dry Embossing" to create the butterfly background....check out the instructional video and "sandwich recipes"  HERE to get the best results with the embossing plates.
Our Daily Bread designs Butterfly Embossing Plate
Our Daily Bread designs Birthday Blessings
Our Daily Bread designs Butterfly Embossing Plate, Birthday Blessings, Designer Angie Crockett

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Birthday Blessings';
Cardstock: Stampin Up 'Pink Passion' (retired) and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Green at Heart';
Ink: Stazon 'Fuschia Pink';
Accessories: ODBD Butterfly Embossing Plate, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Exotic Butterflies Small', 'Star Dust Stickles', Zva Creative Pearls, Paper Piercer and template, foam tape;
Size: A2.

Challenges used in the making of this card:
Clean and Simple Fall-to Sketch;
Moxie Fab Birthday Challenge;
Stampin Royalty: Anything Goes.

My second sample features the Fish Embossing Plate and the "Surging Sea" stamp set.  The technique I used for the background is "Inked Debossing".  The basics of "de-bossing" are the same as "dry embossing", but the opposite side of the cardstock, the negative impression, is utilized instead of the raised impressions.  To get the effect shown on my sample below, I carefully inked the raised surface of the plate with a navy blue ink pad, laid the cardstock on top, laid one embossing mat on top, then ran through my Grand Calibur to de-boss the fish pattern into the cardstock. The edges were torn then inked for a more rustic look which matched the ship image.
Our Daily Bread designs Fish Embossing Plate
Our Daily Bread designs Surging Sea
Our Daily Bread designs Fish Embossing Plate, Surging Sea, Designer Angie Crockett
Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Surging Sea';
Cardstock: Stampin up 'Night of Navy', 'Cajun Craze', and 'Very Vanilla';
Ink: Stampin Up 'Night of Navy' and 'Cajun Craze';
Accessories: ODBD 'Fish Embossing Plate', May Arts Twill Ribbon, Stampin Up Linen Thread, Zva Creative Navy Pearls, Foam Tape, Sponge Daubers;
Size: A2.

I will be submitting this card to the ODBD Bible Verse Thursday Challenge at the ODBD Forum....this week's challenge is Finding Strength and Contentment in the Lord.

My last sample for today features the "Vintage Border Embossing Plate" and the "Porch" stamp set. The Vintage Border stamp in the "Porch" set was cut out with a custom "Vintage Border Die" ....check out all of ODBD's custom cutting dies HERE. The technique I used for the background is the "Wax Paper Resist" technique....check out some fun techniques with Wax Paper Resist HERE in this video tutorial I did for the ODBD Blog.  Here is the Grand Calibur 'sandwich' I used: Base Plate, scratch paper, embossing plate face up, wax paper, scratch paper, one (thin) embossing pad, Pink Top Plate.  Note: the two layers of scratch paper were used to keep the wax paper off of the plates and embossing pad. Run through the Grand Calibur die cut machine and the pattern from the embossing plate transfers to the wax paper.  Use an iron to transfer the wax paper pattern to glossy card stock (once again, use scratch paper between the wax paper and iron to keep your iron clean). Use a sponge or brayer to color in the background of the glossy paper and your background is done!!
Our Daily Bread designs Vintage Border Embossing Plate
Our Daily Bread designs "Porch"
Our Daily Bread designs Vintage Border Embossing Plate, Porch Stamp Set, Vintage Border Custom Die, Designer Angie Crockett
Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Porch';
Cardstock: Stampin Up 'Lavender Lace' (expired) and Whisper White;
Ink: Stampin Up 'Lavender Lace';
Accessories: ODBD 'Vintage Border Embossing Plate', 'Vintage Border' custom cutting die, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish and Exotic Butterflies Small, Zva Creative pearls and roses, Star Dust Stickles, Wax Paper, Iron, Sponge Daubers, Paper Piercer and Template, Prima Flowers;
Size: A2.

I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Sparkle;
Papertake Weekly: All Things Girly;
ABC Challenge: T is for2 of something....I used two stamps.

Now....on with the hop!!!! Get ready to be amazed!  Sweet Grace Nywening has some incredible samples to share with you!!!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Have a very blessed day!!!
Our Daily Bread designs Designer and Blog Writer Angie Crockett


Deborah Saaranen said...

Fabulous designs certainly are one busy gal!!! Love all three examples!

Grace said...

WOWZA WOWZA WOWZA Angie!!!! These are ALL amazing!!! I love all your pretty Angie touches and how beautifully you spotlighted all three plates! That third one just melts my heart!!! I love them all!!!
hugs and blessings,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Angie!! What a gorgeous array of cards!! They all look beautiful!! You are amazing my friend!! Stunning showcase of all three embossing plates!! I love the lavender hues on the last card. So breathtakingly beautiful!! Your colors and design of your ship is equally impressive. All of them are jaw dropping my friend!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Angella,

Wonderful projects as always! Just love these embossing plates and how you have made them shine. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Have a blessed day.

kathi17 said...

Wow Angie, those are all gorgeous! I don't have a favorite, they are all beautiful, and make me realize I need all of those plates!!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful Angella! Love the way you've used those filagree butterflies! Each card is a gem!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love all the ways you showcased to use the embossing plates.

Sabrina Jackson said...

THUDDDD.......GASP and every thing above! WOW, Angie, you have outdone yourself on these THREE absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous beyond words beauties!! You know I love butterflies so those butterfly cards really did it for me, but that ship card...oh my word, what a stunning masculine masterpiece! They all three are amazing! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Marsha said...

Oh, wow! I was blown away with the gorgeous card and then there were two more that took my breath away. Incredible.

Christine said...

Three projects....and each one lovely. My favorite is the third one. Thanks fo the informative links! You are wonderful!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards, Connie. Each card is loverly than the new.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

ALl 3 are amazing, Angie! I think the third is my fave. Love the emboss resist and colors on that one. I think you could have had the hop all by yourself, lol! Terrific job!

Queen Mary said...

Angie, I love the surging sea the most I think, but I also love how you used the vintage border and embossing folder together - and of course the butterflies.... Great stuff - thanks.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Outstanding Cards they are so amazing and Beautiful love love the Butterfly Embossing my Favorite. I have Butterflies all over my house so this is Super to see. would love to get this. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,

Stella said...

I'm just overwhelmed with the beauty of these cards. Thank you for the great ideas.

Cards By Jan said...

3 BEAUTIFUL all three...gorgeous on the butterflies one, love the soft tones, LOVE the ship, and your colours there, and LOVE your last one with the gorgeous purple butterfly and fauna!!

LisaDV said...

oh WOW! All three of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! They are truly amazing!!!

Betty Wright said...

STUNNING, Angie! Love all the wonderful details and techniques you used with the plates to create thes amazing designs! Beautifully done!

Mynn xx said...

Three fabulous cards! LOVE your use of textures--gorgeous creations! :)

Anonymous said...

They're all so beautiful! Thanks for letting us see all three plates in action!

mary b. said...

Angie, you really out did yourself. I love all three cards, especially the sailboat card. That embossing folder is perfect . You are brilliant. Theyare all gorgeous and stunning.

Pati said...

Very nice cards!! Very pretty die cut butterflies using that dp combined with the Pink passion - Hot!! :) Very cool look on the ship card with your ink debossing! Love your wax paper resist embossing and the purples of your last card, Very Pretty!! What a great variety of cards and embossing techniques, thanks for sharing!!

Becky said...

What gorgeous cards! I just love the embossing and butterflies on the first one.

Sherry said...

WOW!! Angie, I love all three of them!! they are gorgeous!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Wow Angie girl!!! Three stunning cards!!! These are all beautiful and show the embossing perfectly!!!

ScrappySandie said...

Amazing cards, Angie! All three are beautiful! Love how you have showed an excellent use of the ODBD products! Very inspiring! Thanks too for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!

Rosemary said...

all three cards are absolutely stunning, angie! love the background created by the wax paper resist technique! thinking i need these impression plates!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Wow! Three cards each using a different embossing folder. That was quite a bit of effort for one post. The cards are all beautiful, I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite.

JD/ Jill said...

All three cards are so beautifully done! Don't ask me to pick a favorite...I like them ALL!

Michelle said...

Angie - All 3 of these cards are beautiful! Truly! I can see why you couldn't decide which embossing plate to use. They are all wonderful and you did a beautiful job highlighting them in very different cards. Well done!

Sue D said...

All your cards are wonderful!!

meemee48 said...

all your cards are gorgeous, but I especially like the lavendar butterfly.

Pam D said...

Totally love all 3 cards! Great use of all 3 plates with 3 different looks, TFS!

Round About Stamps said...

All of your cards are very beautiful!

Round About Stamps said...

Your cards are just beautiful!

Round About Stamps said...

Your cards are just beautiful!

Round About Stamps said...

Just beautiful cards!

Jenn said...

Oh wow, all three cards are gorgeous, thanks for all the great techniques too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Rozy said...

WOW1 All of your cards are gorgeous! Love them all, but the last butterfly card done in purple is amazing!

tammy said...

You just took us to embossing heaven:) And or you were bitten by the embossing bug:)?!? each card is uber lovely and anointed! I am so thankful to get to glean from you---this post is filled to overflowing with such great inspiration, techniques, and love:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Angie! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Patty Sue 2 said...

All three are stunning! I love these cards! Thank you for joining us this week at ABC's challenge. I hope we will see more of your lovely work on the 1st!

E. Marie said...

Wow!! You went all out. Three beautiful cards!! Love the subtle design these embossed backgrounds give to enhance the lovely images.