Thursday, December 6, 2012

ODBD For the Love of Designer's Favorites




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 are featuring a hop For the Love of Designer's Favorites! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD blog for full list of links.  One of the 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, December, 19th at 6 pm.   Enjoy all the beautiful designs featuringFor the Love of Designer's Favorites!

If you've arrived here from Silke's blog, you're right on track.  




The moment I laid my eyes on the Grunge Cross image from the Never Give Up set, I knew I had to have it!  I love the grungy swirly background and all the texture.  And the sentiments are so encouraging.  Now, this isn't a Christmas card, per se, but I feel the sentiments and cross fit for this time of year.  "When once the call of God comes, begin to go, and never stop going." Didn't Mary do just that when told to go to Bethlehem?  And she never gave up even when they were having a hard time finding a place to stay.



My daughter felt led to go to a college 2000 miles away from home, and at times she's felt a bit overwhelmed.  I thought a card like this would be uplifting.

Look closely at the background of the main panel.  I stamped the sentiment "Never, Never, Never give up" with Vintage Sepia (Versafine), stamped off once.  I also stamped the swirls and grunge from the cross image using Smokey Gray (Versafine).  The background was first distress inked with Sea Breeze (VersaMagic) and Fresh Snow (PTI), I also used the Grunge Cross Die and popped it up for dimension.



That's it for my project today, I hope you've been inspired.  :)
Next up is the sweet and talented Betty.

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Stamps:  Never Give Up (ODBD)
Paper:  All is Bright (MME), White and Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Fresh Snow (PTI), Latte (a muse), Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories:  Grunge Cross Die (ODBD) Labels 1 and Ribbon Banners dies (Spellbinders), White Embossing Powder, Wooden Brad (Chatter Box), Natural Burlap String (May Arts), Lace, Sewing Machine

58 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Simply FABulous Tosh! Love the distressed but so beautiful feel of your entire design!

Donna Ellis said...

Tosh, what a gorgeous layout and beautiful colors - so soft and inviting - very vintage - and beautiful design elements with the embossing and stitching! Wow!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Tosh, oh my word, this cards is absolutely breathtaking!! This has to be one of my all time favorite color combos...so soft and beautiful! I also love that fabulous trim you've used. TFS! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous the layout and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Shelia said...

Wow, is this every pretty. I really like the design and color combo. I am positive your daughter will find great encouragement from this gorgeous card!!

TLady said...

Tosh! I think your daughter will LOVE this card!!!!! It IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! AND it DOES FIT THE SEASON PERFECTLY! Because the Cross was the whole purpose of Christ's birth! Christ's birth was ONLY THE BEGINNING! The colors you used are also nice for the season! WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!!! :)

Emerald said...

Lovely and soft and so much design! Great! Thank you for taking time to share with us. So beautiful!

Betty said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors! Thanks for sharing!

Gabriela said...

Oh my goodness - 2,000 miles away? You are both brave souls. Your card is just lovely. It took my breath away for an instant.

LaDawn said...

Great card. I never know what to do with the grunge look. You made it inspirational.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

My daughter is far away from home at college, too. I know that your dd will love this card and the sentiment. It is a gorgous card with the sepia tones and white. Just lovely!

Tricia

Divinity said...

love the color of your card...and the embossing :)

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Tosh....love the white embossing powder on the grunge cross....every element of your card goes together so perfectly.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS! You used this set so perfectly! Hugs ~S~

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty and so your style. I am sure she will love it.

Marisa said...

Absolutely wonderful card, Tosh! Love the neutrals and the cross embossed on the kraft. Fabulous sentiment too. Sure it will bring her great joy and encouragement to receive and be a great reminder of her "heeding her call"

Anonymous said...

Tosh, very beautiful. Your use a various materials really enhance your card. Lovely!

Sherry said...

WOW!! love your card! I have that set! thanks for the inspiration!

Candy Meyers said...

What a neat way to use a cross stamp. Very elegant. Thanks loads for this idea.
Candy Meyers

kathi17 said...

Your card is beautiful Tosh, and will be perfect for your daughter. I've never noticed that sentiment before, probably because ODBD has so many wonderful stamps and sentiments it's hard to see them all. That set is going into my wish list!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about your card ... the soft, muted colors especially. Pat K.

Angella D. Crockett said...

WOWZA!!!! My goodness, this is way too cool!!! I love how you created the stamped background and your color scheme is fantastic!! I love every detail! Thanks so much for inspiring me!! HUGS!!

Caryn S said...

Amazing what you did with the back panel! This grunge cross has to be one of my favorite releases from ODBD. The way you embellished this was really well planned also, love the button and the lace.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is beautiful Tosh...the sentiment is absolutely amazing.

Vicki Romaine said...

Your card is gorgeous and so is the tag in the previous post

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! I love the vintage look!

Christine said...

I've admired this set, and after seeing your creation, it's getting harder to resist! Love the soft colors and gorgeous lace, and you are so right about how the sentiment applies to Christmas!

momandmec said...

I just bought this set recently and was glad to see such a wonderful use of it! I'll have to order the die cut for the cross. Love the monochromatic colors.

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Tosh...what beautiful soft colours!! I just love all of it!!
Hugs

Diana Nguyen said...

Love the vintage colors!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card. Love the cross in white on kraft cardstock.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and I love the stamped background and the white embossing. Stunning details and design, Tosh!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very uplifting and pretty... I'm sure it will help your daughter.

Patty said...

Elegant card!! And I love that verse...so true!!!

Kris B said...

Beautiful and inspirational card! Love the colors and the lace! TFS

Dina Kowal said...

LOVE this!! Thank you!!

Jan Castle said...

Nicely done Tosh...it may be distressed...but still elegant!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Dawn said...

fabulous, Tosh... DD will love it, what an encouragement!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the colors you used, terrific stamping, I am sure this will be quite uplifting for her :)

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Love how you stamped the BG

Carol H. said...

Your card is beautiful!!!!

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the background stamping.

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful card Tosh! I love that grunge cross and that banner is so sweet! The soft colors and distressing is just perfect!

Sparkly Engineer said...

This card looks so beautiful with the white cross embossed on the kraft. It looks like stone.

Barbara Bryant said...

I too have this stamp and never get tired of using the grunge cross. I'll have to try and make this card its so beautiful

Mary B. said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft light colors you used and all the detail.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous! Love your colors and all of your layering of images!

pinkkarin said...

Love, love, love this card!

Anonymous said...

Linda Rad said.....very pretty card. Love the stitching and the ribbon and the bow. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

nzillingworth said...

What a great vintage looking card xx

Lana said...

Tosh Just beautiful I love the distressed look of it! Way cool!

Georgia Lindsey said...

This card looks good enough to eat. I love the white , it looks just like frosting.

Pam D said...

So pretty, love that cross and embellies, perfect stitching, TFS!

Soni B said...

well your layers, your textures and you choice of colors are all perfectly gorgeous... AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL...

Lucy said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love how you stamped the background so subtly, and the cross the bright white.

scrappingnana said...

This is so gorgeous. Love all the details. TFS

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. I love the twine bow with that button. That flourish on the button was the first thing I noticed about your card.

Brenda said...

I love this! The colors, the accents,everything! What a beautiful card.

 
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