Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ODBD October New Release

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Our Daily Bread Designs store!  It's the first of the month and you are going to be wowed by another new release! 


My first card highlights the Noel Ornament stamp and the Peaceful Poinsettia dies.  My base panel is watercolor cardstock using the bokeh technique (see WPlus9 Bokeh Made Easy YouTube tutorial). I gold embossed the sentiment on vellum and adhered it using adhesive spray.  The poinsettias were cut from white cardstock then colored with chalk using a sponge makeup applicator.





This card uses portions of the Mistletoe Ornament stamp with several gold embossed mistletoe sprigs that were fussy cut and tucked into the corner poinsettia collage.  I used Liquid Pearls to give the berries some dimension.  I used small foam dot squares to layer all of the poinsettias after sponging the edges with Tea Dye distress ink.

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the design team cards!  You have until October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the ODBD blog or the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!  The winners will be posted on the ODBD blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  Click on the links below to check out the beautiful projects by the rest of the designers:
  Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Paula * Lisa * Silke * Wanda
Sabrina * Audrey * Angie

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

27 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness, girl, you have nearly knocked me outta my chair!! I am TOTALLY IN LOVE with your first card...the blended colors with the gold embossing and gorgeous poinsettias....wowza!! Your 2nd is so beautiful as well....I love the vintage tones to it! Fabulous work!! HUGS!

Dawn said...

I'm in love with your blue card! The gold embossed vellum and the beautiful blue poinsettias....fabulous!
How clever to fussy cut some of the Mistletoe Ornament for your poinsettia spray!
Wonderful samples!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Wanda!!! I love both of your cards but the first one in soft greens and blues is absolutely stunning!

nancyparker55 said...

Great cards in both traditional and non traditional colours!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Wanda!! I so love all the gold embossing on each of your cards but boy does it ever pop on the vellum against the blue!! Stunning layouts and details!!
hugs,
Chris

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done Wanda!!!! Everything about that first card is appealing to me!!!!
Jan

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning cards Wanda! Love the background on the top card and the addition of the Mistletoe sprig to the bottom card.

Cathymac said...

LOVE the Bokeh effect on the first card, Wanda…the colors are just gorgeous! The gold embossing adds such elegance to your second poinsettia card! Two fabulous Christmas cards! Hugs!

Sherry said...

beautiful cards!!! I really like the first one with the blue and green background!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Wanda, Wanda, Wanda....your cards are gorgeous! I love the background technique on your first card (still wanna try it myself :) with the embossing on the vellum! Perfect idea to frame the image on your second card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I like the gold embossing and the bokeh technique.

lisa808 said...

Love the gold embossing.

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Wanda...LOVE what you did with this Christmas verse, so elegant on them both!!

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Sabrina...Wow on both cards...LOVE your soft colours on the blue card, but wow on both!!

laughingstamper said...

Wanda, your use of vellum and the pop of blue makes a very pretty card! Love the music paper for the poinsettia too!!

Vicki Romaine said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Grace said...

Oh Wanda... both cards are beautiful!! I love the gold embossing and love the bg you created on the top one. LOVE the blue poinsettias!!! Awesome samples my friend!
hugs,
Grace

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!!! What gorgeous cards, Wanda....I absolutely looove the new stamps and the poinsettia die...me thinks me needs to go shopping!!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Oh how I love the gold embossed on vellum! Your projects just make me smile... and drool... {{hugs}}

Kelley said...

Hey Grandma! Loving these cards!! They both are knocking my socks off! GORGEOUS!!!

SarahGeorge said...

Love the gold embossed panel. Both card are lovely! Just beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

Goodness Wanda wish I was on your Christmas card list! Both cards have that wow factor! Love the bokeh look and the non traditional poinsettias!

Conniecrafter said...

Love that gold embossing on the vellum and your pretty blue flowers, the music on the second cards flowers is so neat, love it!

E. Marie said...

Wow! Your bokeh background is stunning and I love how you added the embossed sentiment on vellum. I especially love the blue poinsettias to go with it. I love the look of the poinsettias on the 2nd card, too, with the stamped music background and ink distressed edges. Lovely.

Hannah Means said...

Lovely cards. I would never have thought of using the music on the flowers!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both are gorgeous, Wanda! Love the watercolor bg on your first w/ the chalked poinsettias. Your second is lovely w/ the music paper on your poinsettias.

GAZ said...

Beautiful cards - and love the way your poinsettias turned out with the music DSP. Glenda J