ODBD December Release and Blog Hop

It’s hard to believe December is already here! Where did this year go? Where ever it went it went    F-A-S-T! Today we start a new release and blog hop from ODBD , more information below on the blog hop. I know you will love the images and dies in this newest release!

My first card uses the Living Water stamp set and the Double Stitched Rectangles die set, both are in the December release!

I created a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base from ivory card stock. I then cut a piece of card stock at 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″; I adhered a panel from the Winter Collection paper pack and a strip of corrugated card stock onto the panel. The panel was wrapped with copper and natural twine and added to my card base with foam tape. I made my flower embellishment using dies from the Pretty Posie and Fancy Foliage die sets. The large flower and one vine were cut from copper card stock. The leaves, small flower and lower vine were cut from natural card stock. The vines, leaves and flower were added to my card with liquid glue. The sentiment, from the Living Water stamp set, was stamped with black ink and cut out with a die from the Mini Tags die set. 

The image, Living Water, was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with copper embossing powder. I then cut out the image using the Double Stitched Rectangles die and added it to my card base using foam tape. The vines, leaves and flower were added to my card with liquid glue.  The image below shows the copper embossing much better. 

My next card uses the Plough the Fields stamp set and the Vintage Flourish Pattern die set.  I just purchased some watercolors and decided to try them out on this image; I need more practice but it was fun. It really helps when you start with a great image! My kraft card base is a top fold  4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″. I cut a burnt orange piece of card stock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and added it to my card base. From kraft card stock I cut the background using the Vintage Flourish Pattern die and added to my orange layer. NOTE: Use Elmer’s Spray Adhesive for intricate die cuts, saves a lot of time and aggravation…just saying!

I stamped my image using VersaFine ink onto watercolor paper. The image was cut to with the coordinating die from the Vintage Flourish Pattern die set; the edges were sponged using Distress Brushed Corduroy and added to my card. The sentiment is from Plough the Fields stamp set and is cut out using a die from the Mini Tags die set. To finish my card I added the sentiment along with a paper twine bow and added nail heads to my image.

TIP: I use A6 envelopes to accommodate slightly oversize cards or a bow or embellishment that goes over the edge of my card. An A6 is still first class postage!

Here is the information for the blog hop! Good luck!!!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the “ODBD stamps column” of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Julie * Dawn * Amy * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Robin * America * Angie * Lisa * Grace * Sabrina * Chris * Silke

Thanks for stopping by!

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    December 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    What lovely cards.. Love the embossing on the first one.

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    December 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Beautiful release projects, Robin! Love the copper embossing on your mill card…thanks for showing the detail up close! Fabulous masculine look on the tractor card…perfect for honoring our farmers! Hugs!

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    December 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I love the vintage look and feel of the covered bridge. Just perfect.

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    Ruth Ann
    December 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Love the Old Mill card, my ancestors here in Maryland had an old Red Mill quite a bit like that. Beautiful.

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    Shirley Qu
    December 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Your cards are beautiful. The one with the tractor is my fav.

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    Leanne S
    December 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Lovely! Like the color used.

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    April W.
    December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Wonderful cards! I love the rustic colors on both!

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    Carol Wahl
    December 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Love your cards

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    Alicia O'Bryant
    December 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    love it embossed in gold! great job!


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    Anne Lyons
    December 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Very lovely cards. Thank you for sharing your talent.Anne Lyons

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    Anne Lyons
    December 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Julie for sharing your outstanding talent. The colors are so vivid and as usual the cards are awesome and beautiful.Anne Lyons

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    December 2, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Beautiful cards. the embossing on the Living Waters stamp is simple yet elegant. Love it.

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    chris olsen
    December 2, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Your cards are beautiful Robin!! I just love the embossing of the Living waters image!! Your second card with the tractor is framed so beautifully with the Vintage Flourish Pattern!! Awesome masculine card!! Gorgeous designs!hugs,Chris

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    December 2, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Very pretty cards!

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    Berina Febin
    December 2, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Beautiful cards!! Love your style!! Very beautiful!!-Berina<a href=’http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in’>Moxie Craftie</a>

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    Linda Carson
    December 2, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Really handsome artwork Robin! Love the gold embossing image! Thanks for the adhesive spray tip!

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    December 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Wonderful cards

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    Patty Fiske
    December 2, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Love the framing

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    December 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful samples, Robin! Proves all images don’t need to be colored to be awesome!

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    December 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    It is so pretty embossed in copper and lovely embellishing, great tip on using the spray glue for the background die cut, it is great framing of the image!

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    December 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    It is so pretty embossed in copper and lovely embellishing, great tip on using the spray glue for the background die cut, it is great framing of the image!

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    Kim C
    December 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Fantastic cards. I absolutely love what you did with the living water cards. Both are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    Elizabeth H
    December 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Love these 2 cards. Both give me the feeling of Autumn. Would be Great used at Thanksgiving.WONDERFUL !!!!

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    Janis in ID
    December 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Oh, my…..browns, copper, oranges…..I am in raptures!! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!!<3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot comHerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    Jo Anna
    December 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful cards, especially the 2nd one-LOVE it. Thanks for sharing

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    Jan keen
    December 2, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Robin…Two beautiful cards…Love the fall effect you captured here…and love your chosen framed!!

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    December 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    These are so elegantly done! I just love the embossing on the cabin! Hugs, Robin

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    December 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I just love these cards! This new release is my favorite ever.

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    December 2, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I love the the first card – so pretty!!!! Both are amazing but the first one just sort of speaks to me. 🙂

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    Angie Crockett
    December 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Awesome projects!!!! Love the copper embossing and beautiful metallic features on the 1st and the tractor is perfect with the Vintage Flourish die! Fabulous job on both!! HUGS!

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    December 3, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Robin, I LOVE the first mill card! Lots of awesome details! The tractor card is real cool too!! Thanks!!

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    Grace N
    December 3, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Love them both Robin! I especially love the copper embossing! Great idea and beautiful result!

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    Silke Ledlow
    December 5, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Robin, these are so pretty! Way to go…love the embossing on the first card!

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