Thursday, September 13, 2012

For the Love of Fall Harvest ODBD hop

For my Verve post, click HERE.

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 Fall Harvest! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for the full list of links. One post 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 and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until Wednesday, September, 26th at 6 pm. Enjoy all the beautiful designs using For the Love of Fall Harvest!

If you've arrived here from Kathy's blog, super. You're on the right track. If not, be sure to check out the ODBD blog for the hop list.


Fall is my absolute favorite season. (Wish it would hurry up and get here...gonna be in the 100's today....*sigh*) I love the colors, the fresh, crisp air, and just the all around cozy feeling it seems to bring with it. Since Thanksgiving arrives during the Fall season, I thought the sentiment "God richly gives us everything to enjoy" 1 Timothy 6:17, from the Scriptures Series 2 set, would be a perfect testament to my Thankfulness: from the season, to my family, to my freedom to paper craft.

Before I get into the make up of this card, I have to tell you where my inspiration came from. You see, I have this dear friend, named Pat Smethers (Blooms in a Box), who makes frameable paper art! Truly, her cards should all be framed!! She lives a short drive away, and we are blessed to get together about once a month. Well, I frequently get blessed with these works of art (more than I deserve), and I'm constantly admiring the depth. I use dimensional tape on my cards at times too, but hers have just a slightly higher raise to them. I mentioned it the last time I received one of her treasures and she promptly mailed me the tape she uses. So I used a variety of dies to highlight this sentiment in her honor because this card is going to her when I get to see her in a couple of weeks. Here's the card that inspired mine. It sits in my kitchen window to remind me of my blessings!!

The decorative border, along the Labels 28 frame, is from the edges of one of the smaller rectangles in the Resplendent Rectangles die set by Spellbinders), and the leaves were all ink distressed using Ranger Distress Inks.

That's it for my project today. I'll post a list of all the dies and inks I used at the bottom of this post. Thank you so much for visiting. I'm honored!!

Next up on the hop is the sweet and oh so talented Betty!!

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Stamps: Scriptures Series 2 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Dies: Labels 28, Resplendent Rectangles, Mixed Media Elements, Girlie Grunge Labels and Foliage 2 dies (Spellbinders), Large Leaves #1 dies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Paper: Vintage Finds and Christmas Cottage (Teresa Collins), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Smokey Gray (Versafine), Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Forest Moss and Fired Brick (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Cream Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Dimensional Tape

40 comments:

Stamp like you mean it said...

Thud....Sistah, an entirely new dimension my friend! Oh my word....it is completely gorgeous, and I feel sooooo blessed. But then, whenever I see you, that is what happens! Hugs form the North!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Eeek! I didn't know you lived so close to Pat!! She is truly an inspiration and your card is absolutely divine!!!! Wow, I'm trying to soak in all of the details! Blessings, Angie

Grace said...

Oh my word Tosh!!!! This is just incredible!!! I can see the wonderful Pat influences in the dimension... and the Tosh elements that make this distinctly yours are so evident as well! Just incredible and will be treasured by Pat I know!!! All the gorgeous layers, the leaves, the texture on the bird... everything is a real wow!!!!

hugs,
Grace

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh my, Tosh! This is just breathtaking! I love the colors and the verse and the bird and the gorgeous dies. Sigh. Beautiful!

Tricia

angelic said...

Beautifula card! I love the little bird, thanks for sharing.

Saints Rule! said...

Wowzers! I agree with Pat! This is over the top gorgeous! I love the rich colors and lush details! Such a lovely creation! Blessings..

Lori

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the layering and the new dies are super awesome, love the birs and the way you have layered the leaves and the Scripture is super . thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

jan farnworth said...

so pretty

Sandee Shanabrough said...

OMGOODNESS!!! Tosha this is incredible!!! This die is definitely on my wish list!!! WOW!!!

Pattie J. said...

WOW! love all that texture and the beautiful colors, Fall is here...thanks for sharing.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Tosh...What a beauty of a card!! All your elements are spot on Gorgeous!!Love the dies, and the bird sets it off so perfectly!!
Hugs

Becky said...

OMGosh .... what a beauty this is! I love that verse and your design and colors are phenomenal!

Caryn S said...

Incredible! Amazing color and dimension.

Kris said...

Stunning! Your card is truly a work of art! Thanks for sharing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer girl!! Thud...be still my heart. I am still picking my jaw up off the floor. Gorgeous Tosh!! I just love all your use of dies, the layering, the sponging, and all the dimension. A total wow here!!!

I can see the great dimension that Pat uses but also your great Tosh touches as well making a real feast for the eyes!!
hugs,
Chris

scrappymo! said...

Another gorgeous card...you never fail to amaze me with your cards!

joy said...

Amazing card! I love all the details and fancy leaf flourishes!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, this is soooo beautiful, jaw dropping to floor! Love how you layered up all those nesties, beautiful.

Mary B. said...

What a beautiful card! This card is definately framable art. The layers, design and details ae gorgeous.

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! Love the lacy layers and the fall colors. The bird is just beautiful

Linda said...

Wow, this card is a beauty. I love all the dies, the colors and the depth you gave to the card. The scripture is just perfect for what you said. Very lovely.

Anonymous said...

OMG, what a beautiful card. Love all the layers. So elegant!!!

Margie F.

Sherry said...

WOW!! your card is beautiful, and I'm sure it will bless Pat Smethers. You are right, she does make awesome cards! I wish she did a blog, so I could follow it and not miss any of her creations!! lol!

Betty Wright said...

THUD! GASP! WHOA! Amazing and so scrumptiously detailed, Tosh! Love all the depth and dimension. I think I need to order that SB die and little leaf flourish right now. STUNNING for sure!

Kelley said...

Oh wow, you sure live close to Pat..Holy Crap! Your card is so very elegant and beautuful1! love it!

Susan Martin said...

Wow!! Stunning! I love all the layers, the die cuts are gorgeous.. the vines, the leaves.. the bird! Love all the pearls.. Just amazing!

Teri said...

Very Pretty! Love everything about it!

Dawn said...

ohmystarsandgarters!!!! totally and amazingly GORGEOUS!! love every little detail! and,yes, Fall is MY fave too...it's like that here... you should come visit!!

Soni B said...

This is amazingly beautiful, the colors are soft yet say Autumn, and the pearls add so much beauty your design is so lovely...

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my you have done an amazing work on this, lovely colors, great use of all the dies and framing of the verse, Beautiful detailing with the pearl pen!!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Hey Tosh!! I mean, between you and Pat, two of the most generous hearted people I know, RIGHT?!!! If I was the jealous type, I'd be sooooo jealous of you and Pat getting to spend crafting and friendship time together, but, I'm not the jealous type so I'll just be sooooo happy that you both can share each other's precious company and warm fellowship. You each inspire the other and amaze us all with your God gifted creativity. Your card is a beautiful tribute and I'm so happy that we had a brief and warm encounter once in my lifetime. What a treasure to be in either of yours or Pat's company. You are both jewels in my heart. Hugs~

Cathymac said...

Swoon! This is totally gorgeous, Tosh! The layered frames, the foliage, the bird, and the wonderful sentiment make this an incredible work of art!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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scrappingnana said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love all the layers and design elements. Great colors and verse.

Laura Love said...

WOW!!! What a stunning card! I love all the layers and details! You did an amazing job!

Sue D said...

Very pretty- I like all the dies you used and the fall colors.

Lagene said...

This is Gorgeous! WOW, ultimate layering!

Pam D said...

Beautiful fall card. Love the die layering and colors, TFS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Fall is also my fav season too so when I saw your beautiful card with the warm colours and foliage it was inspiring!

meemee48 said...

You didn't just make a card, you made a masterpiece!

 
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