Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More From Our Daily Bread . . .

What an honor and privilege it has been for me to join the girls in the Bread Basket as a Guest Designer for ODBD this month!! I have enjoyed the camaraderie, challenges and friendships I have gained while “playing” with such lovely stamps and such wonderful people (these ladies truly have hearts as big as their talent)!!

Being the self-proclaimed “Butterfly Queen,” I couldn’t pass on creating this card using the beautiful little butterfly image from the newly-released “Happy Birthday” set. Using this lattice cutout as a backdrop, I had fun creating this “butterfly garden.” I really love doing “hybrid” cards – cards where I can combine stamped images with diecut images. I love the dimensions we can create when using these elements together.

Stamps: Happy Birthday by ODBD
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Basic Black and Soft Suede (SU), White Gel Pen
Accessories: Wild Card Cricut Cartridge, brown/white polka dot organza ribbon by May Arts, Scribbles & Swirls diecut (Sizzix)

In creating this second card (using another newly-released set – “Jesus”), I was trying to invoke the image of Jesus as a carpenter (hence, the “faux woodgrain” board that I used as a banner). The flowers remind me of dogwood, and I love how they offset the focal image.

Stamps: Jesus by ODBD
Paper: Kraft (PTI and Provo Craft), Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White (SU)
Ink: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisiper White, Going Gray (SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One (S4-161), 5-petal flower punch (SU), Textile and Distressed Stripes embossing folders (Cuttlebug), rhinestone stickers (Doodlebug), ½” circle punch (SU), small brown brads (American Crafts), raffia

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

AND DON'T FORGET . . . the CONTROL FREAKS are at it again!! Join me here on Thursday (that would be the 20th!) for links to another terrific Freaky Blog Hop!!


Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Wendy!!! Sorry I didn't get a chance to chat more with ya :(!!!
But I wanted to stop by and tell ya that both cards are absolutely beautiful!!! You are so creative and I love how you think outside the box - so to speak - LOL!!!

Have a great evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Connie M. said...

Wendy! These are both so wonderful, GF!! I love the butterflies, and the flowers on the Jesus card are so pretty!!

Betty Wright said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Wendy!!! LOVE the trelis look you created and the other with the layered flowers if fantastic, too!!! Beautifully done!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Love the trellis effect on your butterfly card Wendy! Just fantabulous!

Lorelie Kim said...

Love your ODBD designs!! Your Happy Birthday set is amazing with your background work and your Jesus card is beautiful with those flowers!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful Wendy!! I absolutely adore the butterfly card though!! Love your design!! Awesome trellis!!