Thursday, January 19, 2012

For the Love of Custom Dies



Hello Everyone!!  Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's first Alumni Team bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  If you got here from Fran's Blog you are in the right place!  I'm excited to be a part of this wonderful new team and rejoining my sisters in the ODBD Breadbasket!!  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designer's are featuring for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, head to the ODBD blog for a full link list.  One of the post is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate.  So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until February 1st at 6 pm.  Winner will be announced February 2nd on the ODBD Blog!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies!

I've made my card using ODBD's Harvest Blessings and the matching Large Sunflower Die!  My base is made of Very Vanilla, Hazel Bazzill, Chocolate Chip and some My Mind's Eye Sunshine DP.  Across the middle I've added more Chocolate layered with Sunshine DP and wrapped some dark ivory ribbon around it all.  I've cut some Very Vanilla with Lacey Oval Nestabilities then cut the middle out with Large Oval Nestabilites and then backed with a piece of Vellum.  The Sunflowers are from Harvest Blessings and have been stamped on X-press It Blending Card in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured with Copics (YR24, E33, E35, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y21, Y35, Y38).  The flowers were cut out using the co-ordinating ODBD Custom Die - Large Sunflower Die!  I love how perfectly these dies cut around the image!!  :)  I've glued the flowers on over the Lacey Oval die and finished by stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set in black at the bottom, added a bow made with my Bow Easy and a few Kaisercraft Chino Pearls to the corners.
 Stamps - Harvest Blessings (ODBD)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Hazel Bazzill, Vellum, MME Sunshine DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories - Copics, Lacey and Large Oval Nestabilities, Large Sunflower Die, Dark Ivory Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kasiercraft Chino Pearls.

Next on the hop is the sweet and incredibly talented SILKE!!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the hop!!  :)

112 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Kathy, oh my, you sure are making an entry with this BEAUTY!!! I am so happy to see you back, missed you and your amazing cards!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Francie G. said...

Like a breath of summer! Oh, that's right it is summer down under! Beautiful, Kathy! So glad we are on this team together! Hugs!

Dawn said...

oh, love it Kathy! a fave die of mine, love the plaid too

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous kathy! Love the sunny feel and special touches in your design!

Grace said...

Wowza Kathy! This is GORGEOUS! Love the dp you used and the framing for the sunflowers is beautiful!!! Soooo glad to have you back with us at ODBD!!!

Betty Wright said...

Kathy, this is wonderful! The colors, details, and those beautifully colored sunflowers gets me hoping for spring! Lovely card! Welcome back to ODBD!

Marisa said...

Love the wide cream frame around the sunflowers and the sunflowers themselves are fabulously coloured. Great card :) How many more sleeps till school starts ;)

sandee said...

Sunflowers are always perfect for any occassion and you did a fantastic job coloring them too!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Kathy!! I love all those sunflowers and your coloring is perfect!! Beautiful dp too!!
Hugs,
Nicki

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this card, Kathy! You totally rocked this flower image!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Kathy! Love those sunflowers and the plaid dp is perfect w/ them. Sunflowers are probably in season since you're in the middle of summer, lol. So glad to have you back w/ us!

Becky said...

What beautiful sunflowers and beautiful card.

irishgreensue said...

Sah-weet, Kathy, these sunflowers would pose a problem for the fussiest of cutters, but not when you have the ODBD die - piece of cake! Love how you have surrounded them with the oval die pieces and added that lucious plaid!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow, the plaid and polka dots with those sunflowers is just awesome. Details are great - in spite of the chill outside I'm thinking spring now.

seamom said...

WOW! The cut out center die cut is a beautiful frame for the sunflowers. And I like your color choices, especially the plaid on top and bottom.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like how the flowers go over the framing and the blue background behind them!

Marsha said...

These flowers are so cute cut out. Love your card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Kathy!! I just love your use of dp, the colors and the use of the sunflower die!! So elegant!! Glad to have you back on the team my friend!!!!
hugs,
Chris

Unknown said...

A very cute card. Love these sunflowers and the die. Hummmm....maybe one more stamp and one more die goes on my wish list.
Thanks!

Rosemary said...

wowzer...what a beautiful card!! love those sunflowers!

Jonia said...

What a beautiful card and I love this sunflower die! Wow is what I would say about this card!

Deana13 said...

What a happy card! I hafta get some of those die cuts!

Traci S. said...

Kathy,

Welcome Back! This is a beautiful combination of papers, die cuts, and the way you colored those sunflowers are just gorgeous. I love the way you shaded them...and that white die cut shape as a frame is just perfect. Of course a perfectly tied satin bow is always a wonderful addition!

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Donna said...

What a beautiful card

Cards By Jan said...

Beautiful Kathy!! I love the sunflowers, and love your dp, and gorgeous bow!!

Ginny K. said...

Love your flower card, just beautiful. ~gin~

Romayne said...

A truly beautiful card - love that ribbon colour too :).

Cheryl S. said...

This wonderful card brings back terrific memories of late summer and I love how you framed the sunflowers.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just gorgeous! Love how the oval die is layered over the ribbon, and how pretty those sunflowers are. Just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Kathy, those sunflowers are GORGEOUS. Love the tan bow and pearl accents.

marcelle schauer said...

this card just makes one happy, it is so light and refreshing especially after the holiday season. Very nice.

Marlena M. said...

I love your sunny card, Kathy, and touch of pearls. ;)

Saints Rule! said...

This is beautiful Kathy! This is one of my favorite images and that die just makes it pop! Love your coloring, choice of papers and that beautiful bow! So grateful to be working with you!

trisha too said...

Kathy, this is adorable--I really like the sunflowers!

:)

Leigh said...

I love your card Kathy. Those papers are beautiful. The flowers are beautifully coloured too.

Nan G said...

Oh my goodness! Love the sunflowers! Who knew ODBD had custom dies, I need to visit this store more often!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF...so cool that we get to hang out again...yeah! Your sunflower card is gorgeous. Perfect design to display this awesome image and die!!! I can't believe I don't own this one...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Caryn S said...

What a sweet and pretty card!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy. I love the sunflowers over the frame. Of course your coloring rocks!
Hugs and smiles

Marie D. said...

Awesome card, thanks for sharing.

E. Marie said...

Wonderful card with these lovely flowers. I like how you added the strip of plaid to compliment the polka dot background. Very pretty.

puffnstuff39 said...

This is one of my favorite dies. It's so feminine and I love your design!

Pati said...

Pretty papers, colors and layout! Beautiful card.

Kelley said...

Love this card! The little peaks of plaid is so pretty! Thanks for coming back..we missed you!!!

Sillyfilly said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! I love the flowers and how you showcased them. This is a lovely card.

Jessie said...

Stunning card Kathy!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Oh my the ODBD following returns! Congrats on your return to the bread basket nice job with these lovely flowers and dies I like them in the oval and with this paper!

bkmrich said...

Gorgeous card your coloring technique makes the daisies pop right off the card.

Margie

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards. Love the images, sentiment and paper.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers and no fussy cutting. The oval die behind this is awesome and the colors you used are just gorgeous.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Kathy girl, I am super excited that you are back in the Breadbasket!!! I have missed you bunches!!! Your card is amazing....no shock there!! :)
Blessings, Angie

StampnInkLady said...

Kathy...you card is fabulous and so spring..ish! I am so looking forward to spring and this card gives me hope that it will be here soon. :)) Hugs Lori

christi said...

wow, i loved the card at first look and became more impressed as i read on. i love anything that utilizes vellum. i usually think of it for muting sentiments not the paper. thanks for the idea.

Lynne said...

Beautiful design. Good use of plaid paper as an accent.

Cindy Lou said...

Such a bright and beautiful card. I love sunflowers, they always make me smile. This card makes me smile :) Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Julia said...

Love it! Love the colors!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very nice card, and like that plaid dp.

cathy & the fuzzybuns said...

i love sunflowers, living in the land of toto in the usa. beautiful with the die cut.

Gwen said...

The plaid compliments the sunflowers so nicely. Great coloring on the flowers !!!

JD said...

Lovely, I like the colors that you used!

Bertha W said...

Cute card - so fitting for the sunflowers!

TrinaM said...

Fab card - love those sunflowers.

Lee Ann said...

Your card is lovely. I really like your dp selection, particularly the plaid. Great colors.

Tanja said...

Lovely card Kathy - cheers from South Australia (where it is always hot lately).

christa-peter said...

Love the way you showcase the sunflowers and the plaid background paper is a perfect compliment.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card - thank you so much for sharing.

Melody said...

Beautiful!!

polite said...

The sunflower die is good to have...I can see many cards using it. You do a great job coloring your images, thanks for sharing!

Caitiumom said...

The sun flower die is wonderful, the flowers look so.cheerful this time of year with no flowers blooming. I will take sunflower over the snow.

Janet said...

Oh Kathy, this is a card after my own heart :) Sunflowers are my favorite - this is absolutely gorgeous !!! Hope all is well !!

Judi said...

These sunflowers make me very happy and take my mind away from -30 weather! Great card.

Rita Kegg said...

Beautiful card .. love the colors

anotherid4me said...

very sweet card! Love the die!

Becky Green said...

BEAUTIFUL feature of the Sunflower Die! Makes me LONG for Summer!!!!!! :)

nannette13 said...

Beautiful card! I love the sunflowers as a cut out! And I love the matching ribbon and pearls!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhh so bright and fun! Lovely design - this has always been one of my favorite OBD stamps and know it just has to come home with me soon, lol - thanks for the inspiration to shop and create! Beautiful work! *TFS! Blessings!*

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the sunflowers and you colored them perfectly. TFS

llquislaura said...

I love the sunflowers--especially in the middle of winter. Give me hope! Beautiful card!

Adirondack Annie said...

Awesome coloring! So realistic! Thank you for sharing your talents w/ us!

McStamper said...

Love your card. Looks like spring!

ecclesp said...

Really cute! and I have this stamp and die and can really use your image to understand how to make it pop! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love the sunflowers!! A bit of sunshine is just the ticket with snow on the ground here. It is amazing how well the die cuts out the flowers. Love the background paper and color. Nice design!
Lu C

Vail said...

Very pretty, love how you opted to frame the sunflowers.

Anonymous said...

This card would be so loved by the one given. Very clever.

BarbaraB said...

Pretty card. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. I like the way you framed a die cut with a die cut :)

crazyoldsyd said...

I love Son flowers, they are always looking at the SON of God and that is so impressive and a good lesson for us. Also look to the SON! Thanks, beautiful!

glitternut said...

This card warms me up with thoughts of summer. Wonderful creativity.

F said...

Adore this card...the sunflowers with die will be on my wish list!

Sherry said...

very pretty!! love the colors you chose to go with those gorgeous sunflowers!!

Sarah said...

Your card is gorgeous and just what I needed on this cold, snowy day! Makes me think of summer. Love the sunflowers and the paper you used. Hugs, Sarah

Pam said...

Stunning card!

ocean-dreamer said...

I have a passion for sunflowers and just love this card! Thanks for sharing!

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the sunflowers and the dp you used!

Dena said...

This says "Summer Wedding", great colors and layout.

Vickie said...

Love the card Love, Love, Love the dies1

maryr917 said...

beautiful card kathy-love the sunflowers

Tammie said...

I love Harvest Blessings! Also, thanks for concisely listing all the products you used..really helps us newbies!

Patti said...

Unique blending...I like it.

KayP said...

Great card. Love the flowers.

Judy said...

Lovely card - so bright and cheerful! Beautiful coloring!

jean w. said...

Beautiful sunflowers and how cool to be able to cut them out with ODBD die!

Judy said...

Beautiful sunflowers. Love the colors. Thank you.

Judy said...

Beautiful sunflowers. Love the colors. Thank you.

Maria said...

Fabulous flowers! Such a lovely card!

gg nurse said...

Lovely card! I really like the plaid bg & your ribbon.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great job. I love the papers your used, the ribbon and bling. Your sunflower are nicely colored.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I just love sunflowers.

LaDawn said...

Wow I love the card. My sister in law loves sunflowers. It would be a great card for her. I like the layers and the ribbon. Thanks for the idea.

Bonnie Pruett said...

Love the color combination. Beautiful as all of your work.

Karyn said...

Kathy, you've inspired me to look into the Bow Easy, I need the help!

Sabrina said...

How lovely to see these sunny summery sunflowers.

Laserwrite Promotions said...

Kathy your work is stunning.
I really am a fan of yours well done

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