Saturday, January 21, 2017

You Can Never Cross The Ocean



Hi Friends! 

I wanted to take a moment to share the step by step instructions on how to create the Mixed Media card that I designed for the January 2017Artistic Outpost Release.

This card was created with the brand new Artistic Outpost  (AO) stamp set, The Captain and the new AO Steampunk Gears Dies, AO Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad along with the previously released AO Grunge Elements stamp set and ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).

To create this card:

1). Ink the ship captain image from the AO The Captain stamp set with archival black ink and stamp onto vanilla cardstock, fussy-cut the image and layer onto black cardstock (fussy-cutting close to the stamped edge again) for additional thickness.

2).  Trim the background from the AO Vagabond Treasures Collection 6x6 Paper Pad mount onto vanilla cardstock before adding the knotted hemp twine along the printed banner image (I used hot glue to attach the twine).

3).  Die cut and emboss the different gears from the AO Steampunk Gears Dies from vanilla and dark brown cardstock, sponge with distress ink to age the paper and mount onto the card front with antique brass brads.  Adhere the entire panel onto the dark brown card base.

4). Ink the sentiment from the AO The Captain stamp set with archival black ink and stamp onto vanilla cardstock.  Add the distressing with the compass image from the AO The Captain stamp set and the large splatter stamp from the AO Grunge Elements stamp set using distress inks.  

5). Die cut and emboss the sentiment panel using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and add the gear die cut with a brad before mounting onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Mount the fussy-cut captain image with dimensional foam as well to finish off the card.

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week, my friends!


Friday, January 20, 2017

Faith In God


Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  I had a chance to design another card using the January 2017 Our Daily Bread Designs Release His Timing Bible Journaling stamp  along with the ODBD Bitty Blossoms Dies, ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, ODBD Lavish Layers Dies and ODBD Plum PizzazzCollection 6x6 Paper Pad.

I decided to use black and white with purple for the Paper Players PP327 Color Challenge and will also be linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #266-#267 “Anything Goes” Challenge.  

If you have not had a chance to visit the ODBD Blog yet or the other challenge sites yet, I would encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all of my DT Sister “Bread Sticks” as well as the other galleries! 

To create this card:

1). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock with the largest rectangle and a piece of the ODBD Plum Pizzazz Collection 6x6 Paper with a smaller rectangle using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies.

2). Layer the larger rectangle die cut onto a piece of black cardstock and mount onto a white card base.  Split the smaller purple rectangle die cut in half and adhere to the card front.

3). Die cut and emboss a piece of black cardstock with the largest frame and a piece of white cardstock with the layering frame from the ODBD Lavish Layers Dies. Layer the two together and add to the card front.

4). Ink the ODBD His Timing Bible Journaling stamp with embossing ink followed by archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Fussy cut the image, mount onto black cardstock (to add a bit of depth), fussy-cut again and mount directly onto the card front.

5). Die cut and emboss the flowers and leaves from white cardstock with the ODBD Bitty Blossoms Dies, mount onto the card front and add pearls to the flower centers to finish off the card.

I love how the ODBD His Timing Bible Journaling stamp set can be used for cards, home décor and scrapbooking in addition to Bible Journaling.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- hugs, and have a fabulous weekend my friends!


ODBD January 2017 NR Reminder


Hi Friends! 

Today we are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread Designs January 2017 Release on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog today and I that you will not want to miss out on the inspiration from the rest of the ODBD "Bread Baskets"- fabulous examples from all!

I had fun with the new stamps and dies and created a gift set with a center step card and coordination sewing basket.


My card features the new ODBD Happy Birthday Script Die, ODBD Sewing Die Set along with the previously released ODBD Deco Border Die, ODBD Pierced Square Dies, ODBD Fun& Fancy Folds Center Step Card Base and ODBD Soulful Stitches Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.


My coordinating sewing basket features the January 2017 ODBD Release stamp set, Seeds ofToday, the new ODBD Bountiful Basket Die as well as the new ODBD Sewing Die Set along with the previously released ODBD Soulful Stitches Collection 6x6 Paper Pad and ODBD Mini Tag Dies.



 I  hope you will take the time to visit each of my DT Sisters and leave them some “love” (comments):

Cathy * Robin * Helen * Kathy * Angie * Julie (you are here)
Sabrina * Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Diana


I had fun designing this card and basket set and hope I have inspired you to create something this weekend :-) Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TCC65 Fresh and Bold- Vintage Ladies



Hi Friends!!

It’s time for TheCard Concept #65 “Fresh & Bold” Challenge!  I love this fun inspiration photo (I know I say this each time but really, this one is fun!) and was inspired by the oranges, pinks and the vintage ladies in the artwork on the wall to create my mixed media shabby chic card.

I pulled out a few stamps that I have not used in quite a while to give them some “love” and also incorporated the As You See It #141 Sketch Challenge and the Happy LittleStampers January 2017  Watercolour “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design (I did not use the opt. twist this time :-)).

To create this card:

1). Use an AquaPainter™ to apply Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, dry with a Heat Tool.

2). Ink the retired Stampin’ Up! French Script background stamp with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink and randomly press the stamp onto the background paper.

3). Trim the panel and distress the edges with a Distressing Tool, mount onto Basic Black cardstock and mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

4). Cut the two banners- one from Melon Mambo cardstock and the other from Tangerine Tango cardstock.  Press both onto the inked French Script background stamp, distress the edges, mount onto Basic Black cardstock and distress again.  Layer the banners onto the card front.

5). Add the White Tea Lace Doily along with the circle die cut from Basic Black cardstock (cut with Spellbinders™ Stately Circles Dies).

6). Ink the vintage girl images from the Crafty Individuals CI-065 “Love Letter Ladies” stamp set with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink, heat set with the heat tool and add shadows with Derwent® Water Soluble Graphite Pencils (using a water brush to blend_).  Add a bit of color to the girl’s dress with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink and the rose with Melon Mambo Classic Ink.  Dry with a heat tool and apply Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol) over the panel using an AquaPainter™.  Trim the images and mount onto Basic Black cardstock, trimming close to the edge.  Adhere each of the stamped images to the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Die cut the flowers from Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango cardstock using the MFT Royal Rose Dies, crimp the die cut pieces with a Crimper Tool, roll into the flower shape and adhere the center with hot glue.  Punch the leaves from Basic Gray cardstock using the MS Leaf Punch and add the leaves with the flowers to the card front (I used hot glue for strength).

8). Add a few Pearls to the corners to finish off the card.

I did not add a sentiment since I thought this card could be used either as a note card, birthday or thinking of you and I can leave it as is or add a sentiment later.

Stamp Sets: French Script (retired Stampin’ Up!), CI-065 Love Letter Ladies (Crafty Individuals)

Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black, Classic Ink- Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango; Derwent® Water Soluble Graphite Pencils, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Royal Roses Dies, MS Leaf Punch, Distressing Tool, White Tea Lace Doily, Pearls, Heat Tool, Crimper Tool, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope all of you have a fabulous week and you will be able to join us for the #65 “Fresh & Bold” Challenge at The Card Concept!

SC628 My Bounty is Boundless


Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  It’s time for the new SC628 Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and I decided to create another masculine card using the Artistic Outpost January 2017 Release stamp set, The Captain along with the AO Steampunk Gears Dies, AO Vagabond Collection 6x6 Paper Pad, previously released AO Ephemera Backgrounds stamp set and ODBD Circles Dies and ODBD Pierced Circle Dies (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs). 


If you have not had a chance to visit us at the AO Blog or Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch Gallery as well as the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a circle for the ship image using the ODBD Circles Dies from the AO Vagabond Collection 6x6 Paper Pad. Ink the large ledger image stamp from AO Ephemera Backgrounds with dark brown ink and stamp over the panel.

2). Using a stencil and palette knife, apply crackle texture paste over the background and set aside to dry.

3). Die cut and emboss the layering circles from the ODBD Pierced Circles Dies from dark brown cardstock, apply brass and copper distress stain over the paper to create a metallic appearance.

4). Ink the ship image from the AO The Captain stamp set with embossing ink, then with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of vanilla cardstock and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  
Watercolor the image with distress inks- vintage photo, walnut stain and antique linen.  Ink the compass image from AO The Captain stamp set with the various distress inks and stamp in the corner of the panel.

5). Once the texture paste has dried, adhere the stamped ship panel from step #4 behind the die cut circle, distress the edges of the panel and mount onto a piece of vanilla cardstock, distressing the edges again.

6). Adhere the die cut layered circles from step #3 over the opening of the ship and add the antique brass brads.

7). Die cut and emboss the gears from dark brown cardstock using the AO Steampunk Gears Dies, color with the brass and copper distress stain and adhere to the smaller gears to the card front with antique brass brads.

8). Stamp the sentiment from the AO The Captain stamp set with archival black ink onto vanilla cardstock, trim the panel and distress the edges.  Apply antique linen distress ink directly to the paper and “huff” onto the compass image to re-activate the ink and stamp onto the upper left hand corner.  Mount onto dark brown cardstock and distress the edges before adding the knotted hemp twine and mounting onto the card with dimensional foam.

9). Add the largest gear on the right with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I hope that I have inspired you with this card and if you have time, come join in the fun with the SC628 Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch Challenge!  Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!


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