Thursday, August 2, 2012

For the Love of Scenic Stamps ~ Our Daily Bread Designs

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's Alumni Team's bi-monthly For the Love Blog Hop. This week the Alumni team, along with some of the ODBD designers, is featuring a hop For the Love of ODBD scenic stamps! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for a full list of links. One of the posts is a hop 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, see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, August 15th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of ODBD scenic stamps!

I have the privilege of starting this week's blog hop, so I'll get right to my card.



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I chose to use the scenic stamp set called Porch because it reminds me of my childhood. I have a lot of fond memories of visiting on our front porch as a child. We lived in a small town, and my mom and I would sit on the porch swing husking corn, hulling strawberries, or snapping beans throughout the summer. Many friends and neighbors would stop by to either take a break from their walks or bike rides. What fun times! Living in the country now, I miss those times. Although living on a farm has advantages too.

It's probably pretty obvious that I love making cards with a predominantly white background. I feel sometimes it really aids in making the image pop. And since this image had a lot of details, I wanted the background to be minimal. I also like to add punched borders to the bottom of my cards, as well as some scoring.

The image was stamped onto kraft cardstock with Versamark. I then embossed it with white ep and colored it with Copics. The layered panel consists of Tim Holtz's Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic collection. I just added some Gesso to it and sanded it to give some texture. I thought the sentiment "He restores my soul...Psalm 23:3" was a perfect fit for this scene. Especially considering the memories it brought back. My mom and I were best friends, and good memories are a great balm to the soul.

That's it for my CAS (Clean and Simple) card today. Next along the hop is the sweet and talented Betty. I know she'll have a project to share that's filled with delightful colors and perfect embellishments.

Thanks for visiting!!
Happy Stamping!

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44 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty Tosha! Love the scoring :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Nan G said...

Lovely peaceful scene!

Christine said...

The scripture is JUST RIGHT for the scene. I am fascinated by the textured appearance of the wicker! Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Love the card and the memory. We would always congregrate to the neighbors front porch, where everyone driving or walking down the road would stop by and chat. Brings a smile to my face.

Sarah Biswabic said...

I would love to sit and relax on this porch:) This is a lovely card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So soft and pretty! Love the embossing with the coloring. Gorgeous!

Queen Mary said...

Tosh, it's lovely! This is one of my favorites too!

Tami B. said...

So pretty, and it does bring back memories.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous scene Tosh!! I just love the stamping of the white chairs on kraft and your scoring. Bee-autiful!!
hugs,
Chris

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely porch and fitting verse!

jan farnworth said...

very nice card.

Emily said...

Lovely card, and thanks for sharing your memories with us!

Pattie J. said...

love the peaceful image of the front porch. Wish more houses had them and neighborhoods were like you mentioned. Your card is beautiful ....thanks for sharing....hugs

Becky said...

This is so pretty Tosha!

Caryn S said...

Love the white on browns!

Marsha said...

I like this stamp set and really like it embossed in white. Lace is a pretty touch.

Conniecrafter said...

that is gorgeous, I love the white embossing on kraft, the scoring is a pretty touch to it!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card Tosha! I love the Kraft cs and embossing together!
Tammy x

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

Such a pretty card. Takes me back to simpler times, too. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

love how you embossed the kraft with the image... love the stamp too.

Sarah said...

I think this is one of my favorite stamps. It is peaceful and also takes you back in time. I appreciate those simple moments and wish we could find more of them in daily life.

Cards By Jan said...

Beautiful card Tosh!! I love this set too, and you did a wonderful job with it...love all your elements!!
Hugs

Grace said...

Oh Tosh.... I love the white embossing for this image with the neautral bg! Love the scored work and the pretty punched bottom! Just beautiful! I miss those front porch days of yesteryear too! Love your nostalgic look back!
hugs,
Grace

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I,too, love porches. Brings back a lot of childhood memories for me also.

Margie F.

kathi17 said...

I love the white on the craft background, and the touch of color in the pillows. It's a really beautiful effect for this stamp. I also love the mat and the embossing. It's a really beautiful card!

Pauline said...

Wow Tosh this is so pretty. Love the white embossing. TFS.

Kelley said...

Love the white! and the score marks make such a pretty border!

Deborah Saaranen said...

I really love this restful scene...I really like how you've stamped and embossed it in white! Great idea Tosh...fabulous design!

Sherry said...

very pretty!!

Trish. said...

What a wonderful senic card. so serene.
Hugs Trish.

Sonia said...

Love how you used the white! I need to try this- awesome card!.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous card, Tosh! The white embossing is so cool and I LOVE the designer paper you created!! Yes, there is nothing like living in the "country"....I feel sorry for "city folk" sometimes, kwim? They just don't know what they're missing....you know, like cow breezes!! :) Blessings, Angie

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I love sitting on my front porch swing with my grandchildren reading books or blowing bubbles.

Luanne said...

What a lovely card! I love this embossed on Kraft, and then colored with copics.. Just wonderful! Great verse too!

Rhea Thompson said...

Tosh,

What a peaceful card. It definitely reminds me of my childhood as it did for you as you created it! I would love to once again have a large porch with a swing where I could just relax when the "things" of the world seem to close in on me.

irishgreensue said...

Had to stop today and leave a comment on this beauty of a thought, prayer and image!! Thanks for sharing your fond memories and you inspiration always! Hugs! (miss u 2)

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sarah Martinec said...

I am new to card making and I am so inspired and overwhelmed by the talent I am seeing. Love the scripture verse on this. Thanks for sharing

JD said...

Beautiful card!

Heidi said...

wow this card is very pretty and unique!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Tosh! Love the image embossed in white and colored. Great effect! Lovely card!

Pati said...

Very Nice, I like the touches of color in the image, and the layering on the white base card.

Stamp like you mean it said...

Southern Sistah, I loved reading about your mom, and front porch. Your scene is gorgeous, and really has a lovely feel to it. I've never seen this image done so beautifully. Lymi

Tammy said...

Tosha!!
what a wonderful testimony and card:) So beautiful. thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you---you are so very gifted!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

 
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