Thursday, March 15, 2012

For the Love of........Backgrounds

 Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop.  If you've come from the ODBD Blog, then you are in the right place as this is the first designer blog on the hop.  This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop for the For the Love of ODBD Backgrounds! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to ODBD Blog for the full link list.  One of the posts 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 March 28th at 6 pm.  The winner will be announced March 29th!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Backgrounds!

I've kept my card clean and simple so as to show off the Brocade Background as well as incorporating 4th Anniversary Themes (to help celebrate ODBD's big anniversary week) - Blue for Blue Topaz and the traditional Flowers!  The base is blue bazzill, layered with yellow and white.  I've taken another piece of white, stamped it with Brocade Background in Memento Summer Sky and attached it to the previous layers.  Around this is a piece of ribbon.  The sentiment is from Serenity Prayer and has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut with Large Oval Nestabilities and matted with more blue cut with Lacey Oval Nestabilities and all popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a few small roses, branches and pearls to the top corner.
Stamps - Serenity Prayer, Brocade Background (ODBD)
Paper - Blue, Yellow and White cardstock
Ink - Memento Summer Sky, Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Large Oval, Lacey Oval Nestabilities, May Arts Satin Ribbon, ZVA roses, MS Branch Punch, Kaisercraft Pearls.

Next on the hop today is the lovely SILKE!!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the hop!!!  :)

63 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful card. I love this background.

Patter Cross said...

Oh, this background in blue is stunning! Love the pops of yellow too. So pretty! Have a blessed day!

christi said...

this is so soft and pretty. i love the colored bling that you added too.

Edna Morrisedie said...

It's nice to see all the lovely background, great with the lovely verse too, fabby font too!

Jessie said...

That background is beautiful! Another fab card Kathy!

Judy Rozema said...

Oh that blue looks amazing with your sentiment, Kathy! Such a lovely design!

Grace said...

Kathy this is soooo pretty!!! I love the Brocade BG... it's one of my faves and done in this soft blue with the accents of yellow, it's just stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card--surely it would be a blessing to send, and to receive. Thanks---Jennifer in Ohio

Saints Rule! said...

Very pretty Kathy! I love the soft touches of yellow. Now I MUST have the brocade BG! lol...

Cards By Jan said...

Oh Kathy... this is so beautiful, I love how your gorgeous background just pops the verse, and the added pretty yellow roses adds just the right touch! GORGEOUS HUN!! Hugs

Tami B. said...

How pretty. I love blue and yellow together.

Kelley said...

Kathy, so pretty! I love how you stamped it in that blue!!! Lovely!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Kathy! Love the china blue and white for your bg and the yellow accent color is so perfect.

Karen W said...

Oh my this is fabulous and I think I have that stamp, I LOVE this it's so soft and pretty!!

Marsha said...

Soft and pretty BG.So nice to see how you girls are using the BG stamps.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors.

Sandee said...

Kathy I love love love this!!! So pretty and feminine!!!

crazyoldsyd said...

This looks like SPRING! Love it and needed to be reminded of this today and everyday. Love that background and love ODBD!

Thanks for sharing!
Syd

JD said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors that you used, and that is a great background stamp...Another one for on my wish list...smile...

Becky said...

WOW...there is just something spectacular when you combine blue and a brocade background! this is fabulous....

Liz Williams said...

The beautiful blue is a great color choice and the yellow flowers accented it perfectly.

Marie D. said...

What a nice and simple card with a great punch. It is simply beautiful.

Miriam Prantner said...

Just lovely, great color combination too!

Vickie O'Dell said...

What a beautiful combination! Using the light blue ink on the brocade gives it a more delicate springtime feeling. Thanks for sharing!

tweetybugshouse said...

very pretty

Queen Mary said...

I love the blue and yellow -- so spring-y -- and the flowers and branches and pearls, definitely make the background stamp shine! thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors. The blue made the background stamp stand out.

Holly Paulson

JKB said...

I love it when a stamp does all the work for you in adding texture and color. Great card.

christa-peter said...

A beautiful card, wonderful use of complimentary colours,love the background done in blue. I have this stamp its a favourite its so versatile.

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

Betty Wright said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous! Love the soft blue and the pop of yellow! Wonderful sentiment, too! I really need this background stamp! Lovely card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow this is so beautiful, love the background on your card.

Caryn S said...

This is a gorgeous rich background image and I love the colors and embellishments you used. So lovely!

Gretchen Wilson said...

This is so beautiful. Love the great background.

Rachel Brooks said...

Just beautiful - simple and elegant!

Dawn said...

Beautiful! So fresh!!

Sherry said...

beautiful!! so springy!

Rosemary said...

so lovely!!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card. Love the brocade background.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful Kathy!!! Hugs ~S~

keeleykats said...

Beautiful! I love the blue & yellow together.

Kelly Sas said...

If I wouldn't have known I would have thought you used pattern paper for the background and not a stamp! Beautiful card.

Traci S. said...

Hi Kathy~

Beautiful card! I love how much thought you put into this particular card. The anniversary color, the flowers are wonderful! The brocade stamp looks like dp!

Thanks for sharing!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Francie G. said...

Kathy, this is beautiful! Love the blue and white combo. The lovely yellow flowers are the perfect touch!

Caitiumom said...

I love this brocade background, great combination

Miriam said...

What a beautiful background and a beautiful card! I love the color combination. Your layout and details are perfect! You have done a fantastic job! Thank you for sharing!

Mary said...

Beautiful card...love your background...Have a Bless One

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...the background is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

SusieQ said...

Nice spring color scheme. I liked your detailed instructions. Thanx for sharing.

rlovew said...

Beautiful card- I love the way the background you choose set the tone for the card.

Nan G said...

Love the blue with yellow accents!

Sherry Kushibab said...

The brocade bg in blue is just lovely, and of course a fabulous prayer that I pray regularly, highlighted by those adorable yellow flowers. TFS

Lee Ann said...

Very pretty! Your brocade background looks like dp! I love your colors, as well.

Jo4Him said...

Love your card; colors are fab, especially the pop of yellow! Thanks for sharing. The brocade background is a beautiful stamp.

Gab said...

Just beautiful Kathy ... I love the colours

Gab said...

Just beautiful Kathy ... I love the colours

Reny said...

What a lovely card. Beautiful background!

Coralee Schindel said...

Love the Blue & yellow colors together Kathy. It is so springy! :)

Linda R. said...

The blue colors are beautiful. Great use of the background.

Alison H said...

This is the start of my first ever ODBD Blog hop and what a start! Kathy your card is stunning. The background seems to be a perfect and inspired choice to sit with the serenity prayer. Simple and Serene. Absolutely beautiful.

Sue D said...

Beautiful brocade background and I like the touch of yellow.

Judy said...

Very beautiful! Love the brocade stamped in blue and the way your layout allows it to show!

E. Marie said...

This is one of my favorite backgrounds. It gives your card such an elegant look. Love it in the blue.

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