Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March ODBD Challenge

Happy Birthday Dad!! 

I wanted to wait until today to post this one to celebrate what would have been my father's 76th birthday. He battled cancer for several years and passed away just a couple weeks ago. It is still so hard to believe.  I like to think the Lord is keeping watch over him until we are together again some day. 

This card is for the March Our Daily Bread designs challenge with Operation Write Home. The challenge was to make the sentiment the focal point. Here is a link to the challenge:

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Missing You" set (C154) and the little decorative scroll is from ODBD "Thank You Sentiments".

The papers are from Recollections, the border was made using Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice Border punch, and I added a little grosgrain ribbon. 

I miss you Dad....

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Our Daily Bread designs SLC228

Hello everyone!
Here is a card for the Our Daily Bread designs "Shining the Light Challenge" #228. You can find details about the challenge here:

The challenge was to make a card without using a colored image. The image could be stamped, just not colored. This took me a little while to accomplish because I love to color. However this stamp called "Cross with Vines" from Our Daily Bread designs was perfect. I stamped it in Gold ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss it. 

You can find the "Cross with Vines" here:

I used Our Daily Bread designs Rustic Beauty Collection papers (from the 6x6 pad) and die cut the ovals using "Opulent Ovals" (for the white oval) and "Floral Ovals" (for the large one.) 
Both dies are from Spellbinders. 

The background paper was altered because I wanted the floral detail in both corners. On the original 
6 x 6 paper the floral design is in each corner which is too big for an A2 size card. To make it fit I just used the edges of the 6 x 6 so I could have the pretty floral in each corner. 

I added a little gold ink around the edges of all of the Rustic Beauty papers, added some white satin ribbon, and layered the whole thing on black card stock.  The large oval is also popped on dimensional adhesive. 

Thank you for stopping by!