Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs April new release party!! This month's release is full of spring-y goodness!!! To see the entire release, view all of the designer samples, plus learn how to win some ODBD goodies, please visit this post.
For my samples today, I have used the following ODBD items:
My first card features the 'The Greatest Gift' Stamp/Die Duos set, ODBD Custom Lattice Background Die, ODBD Custom Pierced Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Circles Dies, and a pretty floral pattern from the ODBD Cozy Quilt Paper Collection. The butterflies were stamped in black, cut out with the custom dies. I wanted to keep the edges white, more than what the dies would cover, so I cut out three reverse masks by hand and sponged three different shades of orange. (I use the "old school" technique of masking and sponging for a blended look since I don't own Copics or any blendable markers.) Though this set is perfect for Mother's Day, I made this card for my Mom's birthday.
My next card is more Clean and Simple, but it was fun to make. The bluegill and fishing lure from the 'Great Catch' Stamp/Die Duos set were stamped in Stazon Jet Black, cut out with the custom dies, watercolored, then popped up with foam tape. The background was created with three different shades of blue ink, using the Ink Spray and Smash technique (on a craft sheet or page protector, smear your inks, spray with water, then mop up the inks with your cardstock.) Once the panel was dry, it was cut with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, the sentiments were stamped (on the wrong end of the panel....I meant for the lightest shade to be at the top...duh!), the circle was cut from the panel, then layered onto mats cut with the ODBD Custom Fancy Circles Dies and ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Dies. (NOTE: between the ODBD Custom Circles Dies and the ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Dies sets, you will find perfect sizes of circle layers to coordinate with the ODBD Custom Pierced Circles Dies and ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies,) Once everything was assembled, I used a clear glaze pen on the fish's eye and on the fishing lure.
Thanks for hanging out with us today!