Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alumni For the Love of ODBD Custom Dies Hop!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

ODBD For the Love of Custom Dies Blog Hop!


If you came here from Deb's Blog you are in the right place!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's  first Alumni Team bi-monthly For the Love  Blog Hop.

  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!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using for the Love of ODBD Custom Dies!


Here is my creation!



I chose to use ODBD's "Simple Things" and ODBD's Custom "Clover Die"! The custom die makes it easy peasy to cut out the lovely clover! For the background I started with a piece of white c/s and stamped the Clover image several times. I then colored the blossoms only and  embossed those using a versamark pen and clear E/P. I then brayered using certainly celery and  added shading to the clover leaves using copic markers. The framing of the sentiment was done using Spellbinder's Circle Nesties!


Your next stop should be our talented Kathy's Blog!

We hope you enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to hug your loved ones!

Hope your day is beautiful! Hugs!

105 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

LOVE your design around this pretty image...your background a perfect foil for the framed sentiment...!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Fran, I am so happy that you are on the Alumni Team. Your cards are always so full of beauty and this one right here is no different in any way! Love the dies you've used and your coloring...WOW..amazing!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Grace said...

Fran this is stunning! I love that you used the image for the bg as well as the embellishment for your focal point! Just beautiful!!! So glad you stayed on with us at ODBD!!!!

sandee said...

I love the way you have the clover laid over the circle, great dimension!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Fran, this is amazing!! I love how you used the clover to create such a lovely background!! Gorgeous colors!!
Hugs,
Nicki

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, Fran, this is GORGEOUS!! Love the way you created the BG...thanks for explaining the process!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is gorgeous, Fran! Love the colors and wonderful framing. Everything about it is just beautiful! So glad you're staying on w/ us!

Becky said...

This is Gorgeous...I love how you made the design paper out of this same stamp. Just Gorgeous girl! :)

irishgreensue said...

Goodness, Fran, you are a woman after my own heart - Love the green in this beauty and how you used the image in the background as well as cutting it out with the die to perch it on the opening! Great idea!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Green is not usually a fave of mine, but oh my, this green card is beautiful. Love the frame around the sentiment and how you created the background paper with this stamp, coloring and versamark is just outstanding. TFS

Dawn said...

Fran, Fran, Fran... this needs a frame... IN MY HOUSE!! absolutely gorgeous, awesome design, clever you!

seamom said...

Very, VERY nice! I love the colors you chose, and the cutout image on the left. Really a stunning card!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the green and purple combo, fresh feeling to it!

Marsha said...

Really pretty. Love the circle. I had never paid any attention to some of the dies you ladies are featuring. Love them.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how stunning Fran!! I just love the green and purple combo and your background with the clover, the use of dies, and layout is stunning!!!
hugs,
Chris

I am so glad to see you on the Alumni team. Miss you at the challenges though.

Unknown said...

Francie,
I just love this card and now you've given me one more stamp to add to my wish list! This is a must to make a card for my Dad. He loves shamrocks. Beautiful card. Thanks!

Traci S. said...

Hi Fran~

This is a stunning card! I love your layout with the circle center, it is very eye-catching, especially with the piece of stamped clover that was cut out reaching over the opening. I think it is breath-taking the way you stamped the images on the bg and colored them, and used a VersaMarker to emboss the clover! This is such a beautiful card, Fran...thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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Traci Starkweather

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Rosemary said...

wow... this is absolutely amazing fran!! love it!!

Jonia said...

This is just a beautiful card! I love the two colors together and you did it just right with the stamp set and die you used!

Deana13 said...

My favorite colors together! I just love the dies now that cut out a stamped image!

Donna said...

So pretty!

Romayne said...

LOVE that clover die/stamp set - have seen it used wonderfully on some other cards too, but yours beats them all :).

Cheryl S. said...

I love how your made the background and clover piece. Great job!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous, love the piecing that you did, adds wonderful dimension!

Sandy said...

Ew, ee...this is fabulous Fran. Love that white circle with the sentiment. It really pops out! The clover die is marvelous!! Very pretty!!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!! I LOVE the way you've stamped your background!!!! Fantastic design and beautiful colouring!!! Love it Fran!!! :)

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful color combo Francie. I really love your frame. ;)

Saints Rule! said...

So excited you are on the Alumni team Fran! And you definitely did not disappoint with your first project! I love, love, love the spring feel to this. Your coloring is perfect and that central panel is striking! Beautifully done!

trisha too said...

Really pretty card, Fran!

:)

Nan G said...

Your background is beautiful! Love the clover die!

Cheryl said...

Stunning design! I love this stamp set soo much!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so beautiful.....simply divine

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous Fran! Love how you stamped the clover image on the background and the center circle is perfect too! So happy we still get to hang out :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Caryn S said...

what a clever design! I love the dimensionality of the card.

E. Marie said...

Fran, what a wonderful way to create your background. It looks amazing. Beautiful card.

Caitiumom said...

I love this stamp, I love the colors used too.

puffnstuff39 said...

I love the colors in this card. I also love the clover! Very nice!

Pati said...

Very nice! Love the colors and how you did it with making your own background paper. That quick coloring with the brayer, very cool idea, then just the touch up to add depth to the leaves. Very nice!

Kelley said...

Awesome card, F²! Love the pretty colors!! Thanks for sticking around with the Sticks!

Sillyfilly said...

This is a beautiful creation. I love that clover die. I liked to see green as your main color. Your bg paper is beautiful. Just a lovely creation!

bkmrich said...

Your card invokes such a feeling of serenity. Simply beautiful!

Margie

Peggy said...

Great card. Love the details.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love how you colored the clover bunches for the background and then used one (without fussy cutting) for the focal point! Awesome card.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hey, Fran!! So glad you are back in the Breadbasket where you belong! Your card is so amazing! I love the design and spring colors!! Hugs and blessings, Angie

StampnInkLady said...

Francie, I am in love with your card. Green being my favorite color, it just jumped out at me and made me smile!! Thank you!!

christi said...

i looked at this set once and said "what would i do with that" well you answered that question. i love your layering and coloring.i can see a picture of my grand daughter in the area where the sentiment is. thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne said...

Everyone has it it out of the park in this blog hop. What lovely cards and great designs. Well done to all the designers

Cindy Lou said...

This beautiful card has so much going for it. You started with my favorite colors and then did an awesome coloring job. Your DP's are a perfect fit and the design is a knock out! Great card, Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Julia said...

Love it!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I LOVE how you did this card. It is really stunning. And again I am new to these dies but have fallen in love.

Betty Wright said...

Fran, so thrilled I am able to comment today! Your card is just beautiful! Wonderful colors, stamping, coloring, and dimension! Beautifully done! So glad to have you on the team! WooHoo!

JD said...

Very pretty!

Marsha said...

Each card is more beautiful than the last on the hop! The green with the lavender is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Bertha W said...

Loved the card. It was quite clever to use the stops of solid behind the circle.

TrinaM said...

Love the design of your card. it really shows off the Clover stamp and die. Great colors used.

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the clover background.

Lee Ann said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the new clover stamp and die and the way you used it around the spellbinder cut frame is perfect.

Tanja said...

Love your card - green and purple look so good together, the clover stamp and die are so beautiful.

christa-peter said...

Lovely card and the matching background is a great idea.

Brenda said...

What a great use of color - loved the card!

Melody said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the colors!!

polite said...

My first thought was "WOW!" This is a stunning card with very nice detail. Very impressive!

Judi said...

I love this stamp set and have had my eye on it for a while now. You just pushed it over the edge. I will be ordering it today. Did I mention I think this card is truly lovely. You have inspired me.

Peggy said...

I think purple and green has to be one of my all time favorite color combinations (next to pink and green, lol) This card is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful stamp set!

Rita Kegg said...

Beautiful card .. looks like it is time for St Pat's day!

anotherid4me said...

love what you've done - very pretty!

Sandra said...

Beautiful card!

Cindy said...

Love the color combo. It's so soothing and elegant. Your layering tops off the already beautiful card.
Cindy

nannette13 said...

I love how you did the background on this beautiful card! The clover turned out wonderful!

Ann said...

Beautiful design and love the color combination.

MiamiKel said...

Oh just beautiful in every way! You've showcased this stamp just beauitfully - lovely design and super color choice! *TFS! Blessings!*

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and the frame around the sentiment.

llquislaura said...

wow! Stunning! I LOVE this card---the colors---the design---the stamp. One of my favs. Thanks for sharing.

Adirondack Annie said...

Beautiful card! Love everything about it. It has inspired me to start thinking of a St Patrick's Day Card that is different & beautiful instead of the usual silly ones!

McStamper said...

Great card.

ecclesp said...

Oh beautiful! I don't know that I can color as lovely as you but you sure make me want to try. I love the ODBD stamp and die for the clover....my wish list just keeps growing!

PatS said...

Love your card design. Beautiful green and purple layout. Your color technique is right on!

Vail said...

This card is beautiful, love how yu used the brayer to do the background.

BarbaraB said...

What a pretty card! This is one of my favorite color combos. The 'background' paper is gorgeous.

crazyoldsyd said...

I love the colors in this. Purple is my fav anyway, but who would have ever thought of CLOVER, love it so much

Sherry said...

oo Fran, this is just gorgeous! love everything about it!! I may have to case it!!!!

glitternut said...

This card has such a fresh crips look to it. Great creation.

F said...

great clover die...great card design!

Sarah said...

Fran, your card is so beautiful! Your custom DP is gorgeous, love the colors and the die design is wonderful. Hugs, Sarah

Pam said...

Love this gorgeous card! Great background!

ocean-dreamer said...

Very pretty! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Love all of the cards!!!

Dena said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations and the card is stunning as well. Thanks so much.

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the purple/green color combo!

Linda said...

Love this card, colors are beautiful

vickienipp said...

My nieces birthday is St. Patrick's Day this will be the perfect card this year!

maryr917 said...

beautiful card Fran and I lvoe the bg stamping

Tammie said...

Fresh and bright. Very pretty.

Patti said...

Really like the soft greens and lavender...

Judy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background you created and the beautiful frame around the sentiment!

jean w. said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations! It is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy said...

I just got the "Simple Things" stamp set for Christmas. Now I will have to get the clover die. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Love the framing and beautiful colors...great job!

gg nurse said...

Beautiful colors & design!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh My! I so love this die. I order it and I have to wait till I make it to my new home in Wash. I didnt leave my cuttlebug out so I cant craft with it yet. You did a beautiful job showing of this set. I love how you stamped all over to create your on background paper. Beautiful job.

LaDawn said...

Love the card and the colors. Green is one of my favorite colors to use and the combination of colors is great.

Karyn said...

This card is wonderful! Reminds me of my grandmother and her flowers. so beautiful.

Sabrina said...

Grins, there's such a fabulous Irish look to this card with all the greens and the clover/shamrock.

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a beauty.....